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FIND YOUR VOICE (SHOUT FROM THE ROOFTOPS)

I was pumped. 300 people were about to enter this amazing event where I was the keynote speaker. Nerves. Excitement. Adrenaline. I needed to breath. I said to the AV guy – can we check the slides and music just one more time. He smiled – of course we can! Next to me was my […]

Imposter Syndrome Is On The Rise – Sonia McDonald

The Great Resignation Trend Is Coming To An End, But Imposter Syndrome Is On The Rise – Atlassian While the great resignation has been a hot topic throughout Australian media in 2022, with gloom and doom in the headlines daily, it seems the tides are turning.  That is according to the latest The State of […]

The Difference Between Stress and Burnout (And How to Avoid Burnout)

I am burnt out I hear you saying!!! I am hearing loud and clear…. We all know what stress feels like. It’s that feeling of being overwhelmed, anxious, and constantly on edge. As leaders, we are more susceptible to stress than ever before. But what is stress, really? And how can we avoid letting it […]

Breaking Down Bias: A Candid Look at Women’s Challenges in Leadership

The Reality of Being a Woman in Business and Leadership: How Bias Still Exists A famous saying goes, “Behind every great man is a great woman.” While this may be true in some cases, it couldn’t be further from reality for women in business and leadership. A woman doesn’t need a great man behind her […]

Have the Courage to be Kind to Yourself

This is one thing I would say to my younger self and I say everyday to my daughter. Be kinder and be more courageous. Do not worry so much about the world as life is so short and living and leading a life of being authentic, kind and courageous is the only life she needs […]

Fear Mastery and Worksheet

At some point in our lives, we will feel and come face-to-face with fear. There’s no running and hiding from it, fear is a normal human emotion that you need to face head on. We shouldn’t be afraid or even embarrassed to talk about the emotion, stress and anxiety that comes with fear. When it […]

You’ve Got Courage, Yes You Do!

You’ve Got Courage, Yes You Do! Courage isn’t the absence of fear, it is the mastery of it (thanks Mark Twain)…we have got courage, yes we do. We are more courageous than we give ourselves credit for however it is time we call into this courage; now! It is no secret that the world is […]

How to Harness the Power of Being a Great Coach

How to Harness the Power of Being a Great Coach The definition of ‘a coach’ or ‘a leader’ is never the same for everyone. Why? Because we see their roles in our everyday lives differently. For some, a coach might mean someone who trains a team of people in a particular sport. Others see coaches […]

How to Harness the Mighty Power of Self Affirmations

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] When we talk about self-affirmations, there will always be people who agree that self-affirmations really do work and those who don’t believe in that wishy-washy kind of stuff. I’m in the group that believes that self-affirmations do actually work and can be a way for leaders to become more successful, kind, courageous and empathetic. […]