Missing city life?

So this is lunch today.  A hipster inner city Sydney cafe.  A plate of grainy looking things I can’t pronounce (and won’t even try to spell) sitting on my plate, a skull shaped mug of ginger and pineapple juice to sooth the combination of a bumpy pencil plane ride and a few too many chardy’s last night.  Enjoying the free …

Leadership Conversations; Michelle Jarrett, don’t call me a leader

I was so excited when Michelle Jarrett (Lulu), a prominent member of my local community and proud Gumbaynggirr woman agreed to do this interview.  While Michelle doesn’t consider herself a leader my observation is she is a person who has a very strong presence in the local community.  A go to person for both people within, and external to the …

Leadership Conversations: Hazel Theocharous, Empathy is key

“A good leader is someone who has experienced what the people who are junior to them are going through.  A leader has to have an empathy and a synergy with the people they work with.” “An effective leader has to listen to their staff and their clients” Key points: * Listen * Get into the business – know what other …

What would you do with $1,000,000

I’m curious. What would you do if ONE MILLION DOLLARS landed in your bank account today? What would it change in your life?  How would you change your community?  What difference would it make to those around you? Prize for the most creative response (sorry, not one million bucks, but it will be a cool prize all the same).

#10 Flying Pigs at Number 20

Week 10 of posts to inspire leaders of change through the week. Copy the format, engage in the content, learn and grow.  We are all on a journey, why not make it a conscious one. Leadership Conversations:  You can now access the podcast with The Leadership Voice, Victoria Rose.  Check it out here Victoria Rose, The Leadership Voice defines leadership …

#9 Flying Pigs at Number 20

Week 9 of posts to inspire you in your leadership journey and through the week.            Life is an opportunity, benefit from it. Life is beauty, admire it. Life is a dream, realize it. Life is a challenge, meet it. Life is a duty, complete it. Life is a game, play it. Life is a promise, …

Before you get angry

I wasn’t looking forward to today, I had a swag of appointments to take my dad to AND it was the first day of school holidays.  My dad’s appointments feel irritating but the reality is that his condition, dementia makes me so sad and frustrated that I want to get angry, really angry with someone, something – I can’t get …

#8 Flying Pigs at Number 20

Week 8 of posts to inspire you in your leadership journey and through the week.  ‘Hope’ is the thing with feathers— That perches in the soul— And sings the tune without the words— And never stops—at all— And sweetest—in the Gale—is heard— And sore must be the storm— That could abash the little Bird That kept so many warm— I’ve heard …

Engaging disengaged youth PART 3

If you’ve been following our posts about disengaged youth, and the project I’m developing to create a swag of school based traineeships you might be asking yourself WHY I’m bothering in the first place? I am the owner of a growing business, I have three children and I’m a busy lady.  Why bother getting into the trenches to involve myself in …