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I Failed as a Mother

I Failed as a Mother

*Please note that some of the content in this blog could be confronting. If this impacts you, please seek help (see below, as this is critical) or contact my team at LeadershipHQ. I had failed my daughter. Why? Because I had expectations about what I felt she should be or needed to live a good […]

Leadership & Menopause

menopause

I wasn’t prepared for this—menopause. Recently, I saw my doctor, and I have been feeling irritable and exhausted. I can’t lose weight and have constant brain fog. I can’t sleep either and seem to lose motivation for my work. What is happening, I thought to myself. Then my team dared to tell me they worried […]

The Good Girl Syndrome

good girl syndrome

This is me (well, this was, and maybe sometimes, it still is)! How about you? The Good Girl. I remember when I was younger and being asked by my parents to stay the “good girl” often. I feared speaking up or taking risks in case I wasn’t a good girl. Today, I embrace the courageous […]

What does Courage and Humankind have to do with IWD?

International Women's Day

I can’t sleep. I haven’t slept for a few weeks since being asked to speak at several IWD events this week. Why? I have been reading, researching, and developing my keynote, and I have cried and felt disappointed, downright angry, excited, and hopeful. I can’t stop thinking about it. Then, I changed my focus. Courage. WE […]

How We Can Close The Gap

close the gap

This week, I delivered a women in leadership program, one of my favourites. Why? Having a group of outstanding women in a room sharing, learning, and growing is beyond humbling. In turn, they all have a voice. The vulnerability and courage I see and hear in the room are remarkable. They are my most transformational programs […]

Leadership Boundaries and the “No” Word

No

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 […]

How to Practise Self-Kindness and Love Yourself For Real

Self-Kindness

Is time passing by quickly? How do you spend your time? Is your time spent with self-kindness and love or beating yourself up? How-to-love-yourself advice is everywhere these days. Step into your favourite local gift shop, and you’ll likely find self-love candles topped with rose quartz, affirmation card decks, and pillows embossed with Tony Robbins […]

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 […]