Yearly Archives: 2012

20 12, 2012

Look back to look forward…

By |December 20th, 2012|Business, Career, Life|0 Comments

It is that time of year where we can think about what 2012 was like in it’s entirety.  Where we anticipate what 2013 may bring.  Things we would like to do differently.  The person we want to be, the job or business we want to be in, in the life we want to live.  It is also a great opportunity to really give this reflection the respect and time it deserves.  365 days occurred in 2012.  What moments do you recall?  The good or the bad.  What do you dwell on? What can you do differently next year? […]

20 09, 2012

A round up, donation and make a wish!

By |September 20th, 2012|Business, Career, Life|1 Comment

Well it has been a fabulous week.  I know, I know I have totally milked this 1st birthday. But you do that with 1st birthday’s don’t you? I am sure next year I will be far more composed.  This year I am giddy with excitement.  I have had an amazing week let alone year! So you know the theory of what you put out there you get back in return?   […]

18 09, 2012

365 – an amazing year – thank you!

By |September 18th, 2012|Business, Career, Life|0 Comments

So here we are.  Hip Hip Hooray. I made it.  We made it! I think I have often referred to this when asked what it is like to run my own show.  Running your own business – you approach each day with equal parts of anxiety and excitement – this, my friend, is called motivation! So 365 days in.  Am I operating any differently to when I was only 30 days in business? Not really.  Perhaps consistency is the key? […]

16 09, 2012

Resiliency – a personal reflection

By |September 16th, 2012|Business, Career, Life|0 Comments

    When an invite came through recently for a workshop on the art of Resilience I immediately replied.  Yes. Not only do I look forward to networking with other coaches in Brisbane face to face, I was also really interested in the topic. Some of you may know that 2011 was a pretty testing year for me (and others).  But for some of my clients 2012 has been a tough year.  So, notebook under arm and pleased to be socialising with adults of a Saturday morning I headed to the workshop in sunny Paddington. […]

13 07, 2012

Connecting on LinkedIn

By |July 13th, 2012|Career|0 Comments

  Everyone is talking about networking online. Whether it is twitter, facebook or linkedin, it seems you need to be spending some time online in your personal or professional life. […]

21 05, 2012

How to progress your Career – Live TV interview on Ten

By |May 21st, 2012|Career, Life|0 Comments

I had the best start to a Monday EVER today!   I was invited on to the Channel Ten Breakfast show to talk through new research from Linked In that suggested all you needed was 9 minutes a day to progress your career. I really liked the angle of the research conducted in line with William Arruda who is a internationally acclaimed Personal Branding specialist.  9 minutes is the amount of time that we have before we get distracted or lose concentration. […]

20 05, 2012

What’s your Why?

By |May 20th, 2012|Life|0 Comments

I went along to a workshop with Simon Sinek last week.  The name seemed familiar and when I googled him I realised I had watched his TED Talk some time ago. His presentation was all about finding your why.  Your purpose in life.  What you are passionate about.  So many of my clients often struggle with this or have never even thought about it. I found my why once upon a time when I could not see the woods for the trees. And then suddenly it occurred to me – I help people connect with themselves, help people reinvent themselves and in turn help them make new connections – this could be a new job, new idea or just a new way of thinking. […]

10 04, 2012

Take a good look at your business…

By |April 10th, 2012|Business|0 Comments

This time of year I focus on getting all my receipts together and trawl through expenses groaning as I wish I had a system to get through this Tax time efficiently.  Hang on…didn’t I say that last year? There is a sense of achievement as you wrap up one financial year and focus on the year ahead.  It gives you chance to get back to basics on some aspects in your business.  I have talked before about how many hats you wear as a business owner.  This time let’s tackle your business plan. […]

28 03, 2012

10 Steps to Leadership – and it starts and ends with you.

By |March 28th, 2012|Career|0 Comments

We have all experienced a ‘bad’ manager right?  You know the ones.  Talk the talk.  No backing it up.  Maybe you have  talked about them – waited patiently for their fall and tried your best not to support them?  Well put yourself in the shoes of the aspiring leader. The skills to manage can certainly be intrinsic but also those that are acquired need to be practiced as much as possible.  Why?  Your team and waiting with their arms crossed and for you to prove yourself and walk the walk. […]

12 03, 2012

The coaching journey- a fun run!

By |March 12th, 2012|Life|0 Comments

Having recently moved to Brisbane one of the things I was keen to do was take advantage of the glorious Queensland weather.  So, having now been here for 8 weeks I think I can call myself an outdoor Runner. You see I used to think I was not a runner – just a person who kept trying to run 2km, 3km and then 5km.  Then I entered into some fun runs. Two words that would never normally sit side by side in my world. […]