Category Archives: This Week

Coming up this week 26th April 2016

Coming up this week 26th April 2016

Finally after the long wait Ready to Soar – my new book – will begin to appear in book shops. After congratulating the women finalists of the Barnardos NSW Mother of the Year I was in full swing last week producing a podcast with Dymocks, preparing for Simpatico (in mid July – Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane – with Reese Witherspoon’s first Australian appearance). And I had great fun presenting at the Oracle Modern Marketing Meetup.             Coming…

Coming up this week 18th April 2016

Coming up this week 18th April 2016

Monday mornings I’m still excited to put on the #RedDress (my uniform) my primary focus in any week is amplifying the great work the team at RedBalloon and Redii  (and my Shark Tank companies). Right now however it is about getting ready for the launch of my book Ready To Soar and Shark Tank Series 2 too. I’m intentional – but some days there are other very exciting organisations to amplify, and this morning’s event for Barnardos Mother of the…

Coming up this week 11th April 2016

Coming up this week 11th April 2016

As I boarded a flight back to Sydney again this morning, I thought to myself…boy… I was in and out of the Gold Coast and Melbourne last week busy waving the RedBalloon flag at speaking engagements for Allianz, Siemens and Leading Property Managers of Australia (and who could forget B-School – pictured below working on #IdeaNation), I hardly saw these places while sharing the RedBalloon customer experience story. Often I go from car to airport to car to event without…

Coming up this week 4th April 2016

Coming up this week 4th April 2016

  Did you wake up on this Monday morning full of excitement, filled with purpose, and powered by positivity – set to work on the ‘One Thing’? Is it that you perhaps feel a little exhausted after the weekend? Perhaps you spent the weekend racing around trying to get ‘everything done’ such as attend every event you were invited to, meeting all the friends you haven’t seen in yonks or catching up on reading, or emails and work you did…

Coming up this week 29th March 2016

Coming up this week 29th March 2016

It’s coming up to five years since I left the post as CEO of RedBalloon - not being involved with the detail allows me as a non-executive director to bring different ‘experiences’ or insights to the board table. However, my passion has in no way diminished – I remain committed to great workplaces – I have seen first hand the difference it makes to the success of many businesses when the team is aligned.  This week in particular is all about stepping…

Coming up this week 21st March 2016

Coming up this week 21st March 2016

The question I am asked a lot is “what do you do now that you are not the CEO of RedBalloon?” Whilst life is busy, it is not chaotic – it is purposeful. In fact one of the things I do to create my week is to consider “What is the big game I am playing? – and I block out time to that project or calling. Habit creates productivity even in the face of ‘I have 1000 things to get…

Coming up this week 14 March 2016

Coming up this week 14 March 2016

The question I am asked a lot is “what do you do now that you are not the CEO of RedBalloon?” Whilst life is busy, it is not chaotic – it is purposeful. Last Monday I visited Barnardos Australia’s Auburn Centre. It enables families in crisis to get the help they need all in the one place – an extended family if you wish. It was an absolute pleasure to meet Centre Manager, Mary Haiek. She has worked directly with…

Exhilerating week to amplify Australian leadership

Layne Beachley and I ... nothing like trying to learn from the best..

Last week was one ‘out of the box’… a moment to reflect on the momentum that is gathering around entrepreneurship and leadership throughout the Australian business community. Some years ago I used to write posts about ‘what is coming up for me this week’ – but I think far more interesting is what I got up to in the previous week. In the past seven days: I have had a surfing lesson with Layne Beachley (What an inspirational Australian role…

Coming up this week 18 March 2013

BT Runway for Success

The last few weeks have been a hive of activity – with International Women’s Day events, RedBalloon developments and speaking engagements. In the last few weeks I have attended many great events: I spoke for AICD NSW and attended the Heads Over Heels event on the same evening I spoke for final year business students at Notre Dame university in Sydney Attended a presentation by Neil Ross on the ‘Art of Rhetorical Speech Making’ Attended the Verve Clicquot Inspiring women…

At the heart of Invention

At the heart of Invention

This week I am in San Fransisco and there is much to do and many people to meet. Many of tech companies are headquartered here – it is like coming to the heart of technology innovation. All of these businesses are busy inventing the ‘next big thing’ – whilst trying to protect what they have already created. Recently I wrote for LinkedIn a list of office items that are headed for museums. Ironically of course, ‘once upon a time’ the…