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  • Mar 06, 2017

    Women: Be Bold For Change!

    Happy International Women's Day! We are women. Hear us roar. Some days. Other days, not so much. In fact, there’s a lot of days that we spend a large majority of time second guessing our decisions, questioning our value, beating ourselves up or talking ourselves

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  • Nov 03, 2016

    Women Going Global

    Last week I had the opportunity to facilitate a 'power panel' of female founders at Business Chicks 'Movers and Breakers' conference. It's easy to look at women like Samantha Wills, Emma Isaacs and Lizzy Abegg - three trailblazing Australian entrepreneurs who have built global businesses from the ground

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  • Sep 22, 2016

    Rethink Possible

    When I was living in Washington D.C., I landed a regular advice segment on the national cable show RLTV (Retirement Living TV). I knew their market was 'seniors' but I recall shuddering when the producer defined seniors as "50 plus". While I was further from 50

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  • Sep 10, 2016

    How To Raise Brave Girls

    On my 40th birthday my daughter Maddy, 10 at the time, gave me a handcrafted birthday voucher on which she wrote: “This vowcher lets you be my gest at the Oscars when I am nomnated for best actres.” (I figured she stood more chance of

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  • Jun 09, 2016

    Marianne Williamson: Don't run from pain

    Life can be painful. This may sound like a pretty negative thing to say but having had numerous painful periods in my life, I believe so much suffering people experience comes from trying to avoid it. Which is why I'm excited to share with you my recent conversation with one of

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  • May 30, 2016

    Focus on what brings out your best

    Let’s face it, life will never be exactly as you’d like it to be. Or not for long anyway. There will always be things you'd like to be different. To have less on your plate or more certainty about your future. To have fewer bills

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  • May 17, 2016

    Underestimating yourself? Dare to dive in!

    "Most people live in a restricted circle of their potential." William James I’ll never forget where I was the day that a mental image change the direction of my life. It was March 2002 and I was laying on a beach south of Cancun, Mexico, doing a visualization exercise

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  • May 11, 2016

    Don't spread your stress! Sage advice from Kathy Calvin, President, UNF

    During my recent trip to Washington D.C. I sat down with Kathy Calvin, President and CEO of the United Nations Foundation whose job it is to steward over $1 billion dollars entrusted to the UNF.  Kathy and I discussed an issue we are both passionate about

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  • Mar 03, 2016

    Brene Brown: Change Demands Discomfort

    Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has. - Margaret MeadWhat does it take the change the world? It's a big question with no simple answer. However after a morning with

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  • Feb 08, 2016

    Stop selling yourself short!

    Last week I facilitated a two-day communication communication workshop with a global tech company. I’ve run lots of workshops over the years but when I was approached on this one last December, I was a little tentative.  The seventeen people flying in from around the

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  • Nov 04, 2015

    Be Kinder To Yourself

    Are you always getting down on yourself, forever focusing on where you've fallen short of the person you aspire to be, rather than celebrating how often you actually are? Today is my birthday! Thirty nine. Again. (Yeah, i know, it never gets tired :)) I

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