Stop planning, start doing.

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If I could distill just one thing from over 12 years consulting for communities it’s this; People in any community, no matter how disadvantaged already know how they want to live their lives. And that’s hard for an ‘expert’ to chew on.  Because we are paid to have the great ideas, right? One of the things that always irked me in …

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

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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 …

#9 Flying Pigs at Number 20

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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, …

Fundraising, a teen perspective

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My son (now 13)  has been raised in an entrepreneurial environment so it doesn’t really surprise me that when his Fiverr account hit 20,000 views per month he asked if I’d like to buy a link – $10 per month or $15 for lifetime. So when he started following online gamers I was annoyed (from a parenting perspective) but simultaneously curious …

Small change equals big change

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How would you support the social purpose that you care about if you had one hundred and forty bucks in your hand? I wasn’t quite sure what I’d hear when I cast this challenge to the inspiring group of workshop participants in our social change workshop yesterday. But I was delighted with the responses: They told me they could: * …

Am I a leader?

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How often do you ask yourself the question; “Am I a leader?” If you work in the community sector chances are you don’t ask the question very often, if ever. And why would you? Leaders are the first ones with their heads on the chopping block, they have big decision to make, they are the meat in the sandwich wedged between …

Why I ate the last chocolate

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It’s the tail end of the festive season, time to slowly but surely ease back into work and perhaps you’ve even started to switch the feasting for fasting and lolling about for morning walks. By mid January the excuses to cram your trolley with chocolate, gooey cheese and salty chips are running out and it’s time for the kids to begrudgingly come down from …

What’s your plan for 2015?

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Imagine starting the new year with a rested mind, a rejuvenated body AND A PLAN! Don’t wait until January 2015 to plan out the new year.  START NOW… Kickstart Energiser is a simple four week program (1hr per week) designed specifically for community leaders enabling you to leap into the new year…   Want more?  Check it out HERE Starts 10 November. …