Yearly Archives: 2015

10 07, 2015

My Big Fat Courageous Career

By |July 10th, 2015|Business, Career|0 Comments

In my opinion there is one skill required in your career in order to have ongoing success. Just one I [...]

7 07, 2015

Shuffle the deck – goodbye to old friends

By |July 7th, 2015|Business, Career, Life|0 Comments

Do you have a toxic friendship in your life? Our friends are the people we choose to be around because they lift us up, make us laugh, understand our quirky ways, give us honest opinions and lots more good stuff, and we do the same for them. As we grow and our life changes, and our friends go through the same thing, we’ll stick with many of our friends, but some might not have the same fit they once did. In fact, they can become frenemies that simply bringing us down. So what do you do? […]

10 06, 2015

Competitors – Do Not Obsess, Instead Aim For Success

By |June 10th, 2015|Business, Career, Life|0 Comments

Competition for our business is everywhere, or at least it seems like that some days. From new start-ups who look identical to us, through to established businesses that begin offering products so similar to ours, they could be copies. We obsess about them and wonder what they’ll do next. But let me tell you a secret, the key is not to fixate on the competition, but focus ourselves, focus on our success! Here’s how.     […]

13 05, 2015

Tick Tock – Managing your time and distractions

By |May 13th, 2015|Business, Career, Life|0 Comments

How often do you start a task, only to notice an alert pop up on your screen or a colleague calls you, before you realise these interruptions whisk you away from the very thing you had set in your mind to do. I know the thinking, it will just take a minute, I’ll have a quick look, one brief chat and then I’ll get straight back to work – you’re guilty of some of these aren’t you?  Being distracted like this actually takes a lot longer to get your thinking back on track. In fact it’s said to take about 20 minutes to get back in your zone. […]

10 04, 2015

Going back to work baby!

By |April 10th, 2015|Business, Career|0 Comments

Returning to work after having a baby can bring about a mix of emotions.  Worry.  Excitement. Guilt.  Confusion.  And where did I put my confidence when I went on maternity leave? I enjoyed 2 stints of maternity leave from my previous corporate day job – managing in Sydney.  This was my first baby – a career coaching site launched in 2008 on behalf of Ambition Recruitment Group. Every time I stepped back into the office for a ‘keep in touch day’ there were more new faces, less familiarity and it just felt too damn weird for words walking around your office with a baby in a stroller! […]

16 03, 2015

Lights Camera Action! How to EDIT your life movie

By |March 16th, 2015|Business, Career, Life|2 Comments

While enjoying a cheeky weekend away for my 40th I devoured the contents of a book called Shine – written by Sunrise chatter box and energy giver – Sam Armytage.  Aside of being hugely entertaining and honest this book has been a really great reminder of what is important in life – how to scale back and be the best version of you.  Pretty good timing as I hit reset at 40. […]

4 03, 2015

Juggling the ‘working-mum’ balls

By |March 4th, 2015|Business, Career|0 Comments

It has been a testing week this week for me.  Any busy working mum would agree that we are constantly juggling balls and occasionally some may slip from our grip. I have had many conversations this week with other working mums and clients who, whilst they love their role as a mum, also need to be earning an income or fulfilling their desire to build a business.  When working for yourself the responsibility can sometimes be overwhelming. Here are three of the balls I have experienced juggling this week – Time, Expertise and being Flexible… […]

26 02, 2015

Video Interviewing – accessing global opportunities

By |February 26th, 2015|Career|0 Comments

The trend of interviewing job candidates by means of remote video chat is increasing in popularity. HR managers use this method to interview a greater number of candidates in a shorter space of time, particularly as the first (sometimes second) interview before the face-to-face interview. […]

14 02, 2015

From Beers with Peers to Succeeding at Leading…

By |February 14th, 2015|Career, Life|0 Comments

“Congratulations on your promotion! You’re now the manager! Off you go and keep up the good work!” Quite often that’s about as much direction and support you can expect having successfully landed the promotion you’ve been busily chasing ever since your predecessor packed his bags, or had his/her bags packed for them, or the business restructured presenting a new manager vacancy. […]

5 01, 2015

Mix it Up – a phrase for 2015

By |January 5th, 2015|Business, Career, Life|0 Comments

Nothing quite like a new year to bring on a whole new perspective to your life.  I asked on my instagram and facebook page recently what people’s focus would be in 2015. There were some immediate responses and others wanted to ponder on this for a while. My own was brought about after having had a word for a year previously… […]