Spending money to make money

So this week I have been quoted as saying “recognising your people is not about being ‘nice’ it just makes good commercial sense”. Recognition has always been one of the drivers of what I consider makes a healthy and high performing business. In all my years of working with, being in, listening to and visiting […]

Inspirational women of history

We all need role models and people to inspire us. I feel very fortunate that I had strong women around me as I grew up (and continue to grow)… Here are six great women who contributed greatly and give all of us food for thought. “The biggest adventure you can take is to live the […]

Six Good Times – and why happiness is a quest

To say that 2014 has been a challenging and emotionally exhausting year would be an understatement. From kidnappings to outbreaks of deadly diseases; airline and ferry tragedies to missile strikes – it’s no secret that we live in very uncertain times. Add into the mix personal challenges we face with our health, relationships, and careers […]

Get on with it.

If you have a dream – follow it! Each day wake up think of the dream – and take one step towards it. It might be learning about it and starting a plan. Dreams can come true if you take one step towards it consistently. I’m sure Walt Disney had no idea what Disney would […]

Nine life lessons distilled from 770 blog posts

In October 2013, I was reflecting on the 770 blog posts I had written to date, what I had learned from them and how best I should sum them up. Now, in April 2016, I’m now up to 961 blogs and still learning! I thought I would share the lessons again for you… These are […]

I am an entrepreneur

A wonderful friend (Emma Isaacs) sent me this quote earlier today. It could be the entrepreneur’s credo or manifest. What it did do for me when I read it – was to remind me, that whilst at the moment I might be very caught up in detail – I do it for a greater purpose. […]

Friday’s Food for Thought

The adventure of life is to learn. The purpose of life is to grow. The nature of life is to change. The challenge of life is to overcome. The essence of life is to care. The opportunity of life is to serve. … The secret of life is to dare. The spice of life is […]

A few thoughts on thinking

‘An unexamined life is not worth living’ Socrates Last weekend I took myself off to Landmark Education to do a newly developed program – called ‘Direct Access’ – and whilst I was not quite sure what I wanted to get out of the program I was delighted to see how the organization has evolved since […]

A woman should have:

The fact that 50% of Australian women over the age of 45 have less that $8000 in superannuation is completely alarming to me. I continue to debate, discuss and consider the implications of free childcare in Australia and other ideas around women’s financial security. Financial freedom gives people choices. The following poem was forward to […]

Top 25 insights from EO Amsterdam Conference

In no particular order I present quotes from the event which either made me reflect, ponder, question or dream. (I have only added links for the people who were speakers at the event – the other quotes were part of either the work book or presentations) 1. “Every morning is the beginning of a brand […]

The big questions in life.

Some days I pinch myself and wonder how I got to be where I am… really it is very amazing. I find myself sitting in Amsterdam in a room with 500 other entrepreneurs (I’d never been to Holland before). The energy in the room is effervescent.  Suddenly the group is hushed as if we are […]

Giving voice?.

I went to the launch of a new space last week. Lucy Cornell who has been a voice coach for many years has grown her business to create a space to develop great speakers. It has been fun to work with Lucy (as a participant of her program) but also to talk about her business. […]