How to Turn the To-Do List into a ‘Success List’

There is a personal element to success – my definition of success may well differ to yours. Simply put, success is in the eye of the beholder. My ultimate measure of success is the power of choice that I have over where and how I spend my most precious resource of all ‘my time.’ Each […]

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My Other Big Gig… Parenting Teenagers

Witnessing young people emerge into adulthood is a great privilege. Watching them discover what is important to them, their values – what they believe in, their aspirations – is a wonderful experience. My role as a parent has changed from ‘boundary rider’ to coach and adviser as my children have grown. I know that my university […]

When was the last time you truly felt unstoppable?

    When was the last time you truly felt unstoppable? That feeling like no other. When you are so inspired; so full of energy; so aligned to your purpose – so sure of where you are going and simultaneously knowing there is no looking back. I feel like that right now. I have spent […]

When the planets align...

Four steps to make the most of the planets aligning.

  If you were up at 5:30am last Thursday you might have noticed something in the sky that isn’t normally there: for the first time in ten years, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn are all visible and form a neat line from the horizon to the moon. If you missed it, don’t panic – it should […]

ANZ Women's Report | 2015

We seek an #equalfuture and a #balancedvoice

 When ANZ invited me to hear The Hon. Julia Gillard, tennis great Martina Navratilova and former Chief of Army, General David Morrison speak I was all ears. Putting such a panel together means that they had something ‘big’ to share in the  ANZ Women’s Report. Primarily ANZ is asking the question; “Are our systems, and […]

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It does not hurt any less if you close your eyes

Sometimes life presents us with rare gems, people who are put in our path, that with a few quite words speak so loudly to what you need to hear in that moment. This week my great friends at Saxtons hosted a few of their speakers at an ‘open house’ for the event industry. And I […]

Ten words to inspire great leadership

I was sent this lovely story in the post recently from Mr. Goldfinger who attended a presentation that I did at the Clemenger Auditorium in May for Latrobe University; on the ethical transformation of business. As I have so often done I mentioned that my personal motto is “If it is meant to be it […]

Summer Reading

I am just back from my summer break – and like everyone else most of the year I make a pile of fabulous books that I am given or collect saving them for the time that I can sit down and enjoy. This summer I managed to be consumed by six books… Thanks to all […]

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#WinningWomen – EY 2015 program announced

I already feel like a ‘winning woman’ – having been selected to participate in the inaugural EY Entrepreneurial Winning Women™ (EWW) Asia-Pacific program. 2015 will be an exciting and massive year. I also know that to stay at the top of the game I have to keep learning… reading, listening, discovering. And one of the […]