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Create Your Own Cheer Squad

Create Your Own Cheer Squad

The Ultimatum I never wanted kids. When I met Struan’s dad, he gave me an ultimatum, as he really wanted a family. Two years after meeting, and following 10 days silent meditation for 10 hours a day (I kid you not), I eventually gave in and said “Ok, let’s see what...

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4 Shifts For Your Self-Confidence

4 Shifts For Your Self-Confidence

In 5 years since I started coaching, I have literally sat across the table from hundreds, if not thousands of women.  I have observed all types of success, failure, self-judgment and self-confidence. I have lain awake at night, pondering why some of my clients are...

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6 Ways To A More Resilient You

6 Ways To A More Resilient You

I lived in the same house almost my whole life growing up (we moved there when I was 18 months old). I also went to one primary school, and one high school. My parents still live in the same house. My 5 year old son has now lived in 3 states and 4 houses, and last...

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Big Fish, Small Fish

Big Fish, Small Fish

It's been a couple of weeks since my last blog – for good reason. In the last 4 weeks I have got a house ready to go to market, sold the house, had a major operation and relocated to Sydney. Phew, I'm glad that's all over with! Lots of people have asked me why I'm...

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Heart Versus Head

A few years ago I was offered a position setting up the Brisbane office of a Melbourne based company. The people were great, the service we offered was marketable and it was flattering to be approached for what I thought would be a great opportunity. 3 months later I...

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Speak Up and Speak Out

Speak Up and Speak Out

Work Hard and Hope A few years ago a client told me the story of how she came to be a partner in her current firm. She had been with the firm her whole career, since graduating.  She was great at her job, well respected and she worked really hard to please clients and...

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Decades and Decisions

Joyful Chaos I was listening to Triple J on the radio this morning and they replayed the moment the winners of their school band competition "Unearthed High" found out they had won. The school audience was screaming, people were crying, it was complete and utter...

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Presenting Your Experience

Presenting Your Experience

I recently ran a workshop called How To Create a Killer Presentation for my Women of Influence clients. Around the table were 10 women, all experienced and many who are senior in their field. From experience I know one of the biggest hurdles my clients face in using...

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Position Yourself Like A Pro

It’s “The Voice” season again. I’ve largely weaned myself off TV, but as someone who wanted to appear in London’s West End as a child, and grew up watching “Opportunity Knocks”, some of the reality talent shows still manage to reel me in. For those of you not familiar...

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Use Sex To Build Your Network

When it comes to building business and boosting your network, I'm a great believer in using everything you've got.  You know, the stuff you were born with. Yes I'm talking about SEX here people. But don't worry, it's all above board! I'm talking about the noun sex, as...

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