Are you a closet creative?

Once upon a time I thought creative people carried around an unruly tray of paints and drank a lot of red wine whilst swilling around wild ideas.  It took me a long time to understand that that stereo-type had been conveniently constructed in my mind to eliminate me from that category.  How could I be creative?  I am a serious …

Which action figure are you?

How you feel as you move into a phase of action will invariably be influenced by a mountain of factors from the day of the week to our current level of stress (or lack thereof), factors outside of the situation, our internal energy reserves and even our feelings about the future. Many factors determine whether we are ready (or not) …

Rosemary Shapiro-Liu

Working first in Southern Africa and then in Australia, Rosemary has broad experience of social justice advocacy and social entrepreneurial innovation. Her passion is finding the Triple Win in all processes – the wins for ‘you, me and all of us’ and she creates and nurtures opportunities that serve the needs of government, business and civil society. Rosemary’s passion is …

Thought For The Day

"Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts"

Life on the bus

If you live in the city the blog title was probably enough to make you tune out. Stop Press – woman catches bus. boring !

But in the country this is actually quite a big deal.

In the country, at least where I live public transport is NOT in abundance.

Why I love regional Australia

When the Regional Australia Institute called for ‘returners’, (that is people who grew up in the country, moved to the big smoke and returned) to participate in a research project I almost jumped down the phone line in anticipation of being part of the project. Talking point: Returning to Regional Australia, Regional Australia Institute 2014 There are so many things …