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Women Aren’t Investing In Their Development And It Is Hurting Them

As an executive coach, keynote speaker, and leadership crusader, I deliver scores of leadership workshops, keynotes, and coaching each year, helping women in particular build more success and growth in their careers, leadership and lives. In the sixteen years I have been crusading this space and where I have offered these types of programs, I’ve been genuinely shocked […]

Our Matildas show leadership on the pitch

It has been nothing short of remarkable to see the Matildas, our national women’s soccer team, participate in the FIFA Women’s World Cup. Their historic efforts kept them in the competition all the way to the semi-finals, the best result for any Australian soccer team ever. The nation was there with the team when they […]

How to Engage and Motivate Your Team – Must Read

10 Ways To Engage Your Team And (More Importantly) Keep Them Engaged! “My Model For Business Is The Beatles. They Were Four Guys Who Kept Each Other’s Kind Of Negative Tendencies In Check. They Balanced Each Other And The Total Was Greater Than The Sum Of The Parts. That’s How I See Business: Great Things […]

Here Are 6 Ways To Start Your Week Off Brilliantly

Do you struggle with Monday’s? Are you thinking about and/or planning for your week ahead? If you are like more people, you can find that start of the week can make feel a little overwhelmed and anxious about the week ahead. As a leadership coach, one of the main things I work on with leaders is […]

12 Rules of Courage

I think we have a Courageous Leadership problem. I recently an article Demystifying Courageous Leadership where it talks about how we live in an era of distortion, not disruption or transformation but distortion. Look at how we are reacting and leading through the coronavirus and the toilet paper debacle. We lead today in a world where there […]

Women, Courage and Leadership

Hear me roar! Imagine this data – there are more women in CEO roles called Julie, Karen and Michelle than there are men in CEO roles. What do you think? Does it matter? Who cares? It isn’t really an issue that my son isn’t sitting at the table or that there are limited opportunities today […]

The 10 Habits of Courageous Women – Sonia McDonald

What does it mean to be courageous? For many people, the first thing that comes to mind is someone who has overcome a great tragedy or challenge. While this is undoubtedly one aspect of courage, there are other habits that courageous women exhibit on a daily basis. Courage can mean many different things. It can […]

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 […]

Why Women Entering Male-Dominated Jobs Can Erase Sexism And Fix Labour Shortages

There’s no doubt that Australia is currently facing a labour shortage. And while some people argue that we need to hire more immigrants, others are advocating for the Government to do something about it.  Yet, there’s one solution that nobody seems to be talking about. That is, getting more women into male-dominated jobs. You might think that […]