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Leadership Boundaries and the “No” Word

I wonder if this relates to you? Are boundaries an issue? Do you dislike saying NO? I used to be freakin awful at boundaries. A people pleaser and approval seeking – big time! Over the years I learnt that leadership isn’t a popularity contest and NO is such a great and powerful word. Today boundaries […]

What Courage Looks Like in 2024: Leadership’s New Frontier

As the old saying goes, ‘Fortune favours the brave.’ This idea is really important today, especially when we talk about being a leader in 2024. This year, we’re seeing how leadership is changing a lot. One key thing that’s changing, but people don’t talk about enough, is courage. This article looks closely at how important […]

Change the Game and Your Habits in 2024

I know without a doubt in 2024 I want different! Why? Your character is built from your habits and habits are more powerful than we think. Even in our leadership work and my keynotes we share the power of leadership and habits. I know the difference and power of empowering habits and mindset. This year […]

Where is Your Focus?

In the past year I have really given myself some space and time to think about what I want for myself. Who do I want to be? What do I want to stand for? Why do I want to lead? What do I want my legacy to be? I know today at 52 (yeah I […]

Stop Being a Pushover

The voice that often proves hardest to raise is your own. Standing up for yourself in a professional context where you might worry about job security is easier said than done. It’s not just about making noise – it’s about echoing with confidence, clarity, and assertiveness. Stop Being a Pushover Read on for six effective […]

How to be a Woman Who Makes it Happen

In today’s landscape, women are increasingly stepping into roles that drive change, inspire innovation, and motivate others. The women who have what it takes to make it happen aren’t ordinary humans. They are superwomen with extraordinary courage and commitment. Driven by passion, purpose, and an unyielding spirit, these women embrace change effortlessly, turning dreams into […]

Busyness versus Leadership

You know what, I am SO over the word “busy” and it leads me to some very relevant questions: A few months ago I am racing through security at Brisbane Airport to fly interstate to deliver a keynote where taking out my laptop and placing my bags in the trays when I stopped and asked […]

Courage to Overcome the Toxic Culture

I recently had a mentor meeting with an emerging leader named Emma. Despite having only worked with her big marketing firm for a year and half, Emma’s leadership skills were recognised pretty quickly and she was encouraged to participate in our leadership development programs. Emma is so excited by the idea of leadership. She really […]

Kindness is a Superpower

kindness is my superpower

Why do we find Kindness so challenging when it is so easy. Are we so wrapped up in our own bubble or world that we forget that we are all connected and leadership is about others? It takes courage to be kind and kindness is not a weakness; it is a super power. It’s a […]

Power of Optimism for Leaders

Optimism is a “must-have” for leaders because it shows commitment and a willingness to keep working towards a goal. Optimistic leaders find it easier to gather support from others and ask for help when needed. It is one of the most contagious traits- if you are upbeat and hopeful for the future, you are sure […]