Category Archives: This Week

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…

Coming up this week 21 Jan 2012

Chess Championship

I am finally back in the office after a wonderful three weeks enjoying the Australian summer with the family on the Central Coast. Apart from writing a blog or two I completely relaxed- did a crossword, played totem tennis and my 14 year old son completely thrashed me at chess… Now I am ready for a big, bright and happy 2013 at RedBalloon. According to my diary this week: Monday: one on one’s in the office Tuesday & Wednesday: Client…

Coming up this week 26 November 2012

National Testra Business Woman for 2012 - Carolyn Creswell - Carman's Fine Foods

It has been a few weeks since I managed to sit and write what I am up to. In fact I seem to have been running very hard recently… Yet I have been up to some really amazing things – as well as fabulous experiences. In the last few weeks I have: been Rally Driving sat on the Heads Over Heels advisory panel attended the launch of Bazaarvoice on RedBalloon met with big wigs from Amazon Web Services attended a…

Coming up this week 22 October 2012

Too slimmy for me

Last week in amongst all of the speaking engagements and travel I got to ‘experience’ some new things….  before I left the Endota conference in Bali – my hosts decided a I needed to experience a ‘fish’ spa… now I have done a lot of things but this was really scary…I struggled to keep my feet in the water…eek. I got back from Bali Wednesday morning – and went straight into a very productive board meeting with our new chairman…from…

Coming up this week 15 October 2012

Another school holidays over

Monday saw the end of school holidays… which means that Christmas is fast approaching. I cannot believe it is only eight weeks until the festive season is really upon us. I think I did move the game forward last week. I am enjoying my blogging for linked in – and I had very productive corporate meetings. I enjoyed getting to know this years finalists for the Ernst & Young Eastern Region Entrepreneur of the Year host at the Qantas service…

Coming up this week 8 October 2012

Coming up this week 8 October 2012

Last week was all about publishing! – I had known for a month or so that launch date for the LinkedIn Influencer Program was 2 October – so I had been working hard on presenting my ideas and opinions in blog posts.  I have been very happy with the first week  and the reaction my posts are getting. It was great to be present at the company meeting lunch last Tuesday… and I also made a quick trip to Geelong…

Coming up this week 24 September 2012

My peers - other Australian female entrepreneurs, Kylie Breeze, Andrea Culligan and Jo Burston - great women at EO Istanbul Conferenece

Last week was all about being inspired by 800 other entrepreneurs from around the world. (In fact as I write this I am at Frankfurt airport waiting for my very long flight home.) I learned a lot, and I also learned that what we are doing at RedBalloon is absolutely on par with the best from other nations. I have blogged about a lot of the education… but just as inspiring are the people I met at the event. I…

Coming up this week 10 September 2012

Taking a moment to see the bigger picture

Last week I stayed in central Australia after my speaking engagement at Alice Springs. I took a week to wander back to Ayers Rock, visit Kings Canyon and do the loop road back to Alice. Then traveled overnight on the Ghan to Adelaide. Friday night was the end of year celebration for all RedBallooners including partners and children – what a wonderful dinner, (and candy bar)… before we headed to our tents on Cockatoo Island on Sydney Harbor. There was…

Coming Up this week 27 August 2012

Deputy Comissioner Catherine Burn - shares her story with the RedBalloon team

Last week was a great week of learning – Early in the week I attended the Entrepreneurs Organization event with Tessa Marshall on ‘Powerful Conversations’. Later that day the deputy commissioner of NSW Police – Catherine Burn (and National Telstra Business Woman of the year 2011) spoke at a RedBalloon lunch and learn about her career – which began in 1984 prior to the royal commission – and now she is accountable for a $2.7billion budget. A great story of…