Category Archives: This Week

An Entrepreneur’s Journey – Coming Up This Week 23 May 2016

An Entrepreneur’s Journey – Coming Up This Week 23 May 2016

The big news for the week is Shark Tank moving from Sunday nights to Wednesday nights…. Episode 4 of Shark Tank will air on Wednesday 25 June – straight after Master Chef Last week for me was all about planning. With all of the businesses that I work with we are coming close to the end of the year. Looking, designing and creating strategies as very much a part of the entrepreneurs journey. I have been using the #OnePageStrategicPlan from…

Coming up this week 9th May 2016

Coming up this week 9th May 2016

Last week was busy, interesting and exciting – popping into the world of TV, publishing all whilst keep up my day job. I hosted a session with the RedBalloon team sharing insights on #CustomerExperience and the #Startup Days, a with the Minster for Innovation and Better Regulation talking all things #growth, working with my own start ups, celebrating the Barnardos Mother of the Year Awards,  a full day of media talking all things #SharkTank and the new book #ReadytoSoar on Studio10,…

Coming up this week 2nd May 2016

Coming up this week 2nd May 2016

Last week was all things media…especially given the arrival of #ReadyToSoar in book stores. I also had the pleasure of attending Claire Halliday’s launch of her book Things My Mother Taught Me which and here Benjamin Law’s stories first hand. Big groups at the #TotalSuccess events in Melbourne and Sydney, I shared many a story on the entrepreneurial journey. As we move into the on air week for Shark Tank as well as the book launch there is really a…

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…