Saying No

No. It’s a small word. It can have big impact. Are you using it effectively?   Me saying No to Others I say “No”. I say “No” to honour my values; to uphold my boundaries; and to focus my precious resources, and my intentions on what’s important. Earlier…

Learning to share; sharing to learn

What do you do with the knowledge and insights that you have? I’ve recently come to value a habit or practice of mine that I thought was normal but now realise is unique. I’d like to share it with you and invite you to join me in…

The power of one word to feel better

Yesterday I had the pleasure of listening to Bill. And not an eye in the room was tear-free! Bill’s an incredible human. He’s successfully recovered from a stroke. Now saying this doesn’t mean it was easy. It’s been a five-year journey and it continues. The particular story…

Signals that it’s time to take stock

Work can play a big part in our lives. Our work can become a place for which we lose energy, interest and will. What are the signals that it’s time to take stock and see if you need to leave the path you are on?   The…

The spice of persistence

People tell you persistence is vital in creating your career narrative, but what does that look like? We all realise it is made up of keeping on despite the dips and is a vital factor in the eventual realisation of your vision, but, like many abstract ideas,…

How to leave a job: C. Transitioning to a new job

This third article in a 3-part series about How to leave a job.  The first two articles are A. Making the decision to leave and B. Exiting yourself from the job.  This article focuses on the space of transitioning to a new job. C. Transitioning to a new…

Thriving People, Thriving Workscapes

Each September in Australia we have R U OK? Day  The mission of RU OK? is to inspire and empower everyone to meaningfully connect with the people around them and start a conversation with anyone who may be struggling with life. The initiative does a fabulous job…

A value-based approach to shaping your workscape

People often say they want to work with, or for someone, where they feel valued. However, Value isn’t the same thing for everyone. What is Value specifically for you? What things are evidence that you are being valued? What is Valuable to you when it comes to…

How to leave a job: A. Making a decision to leave

There’s much advice written about How to get a job. Not a lot about How to leave a job. There’s a couple aspects to this activity: A. Making a decision to leave (though sometimes this decision might be made for you) B. Exiting yourself from the job…

How to leave a job: B. Exiting yourself from the job

This is second article in a 3-part series about How to leave a job.  The other articles are A. Making a decision to leave and C. Transitioning to a new job.  This article takes a step back, to choices you have before exiting a job. B. Exiting yourself from…

Ready to engage with a different workscape experience?

Self unLimited is not for the faint hearted. It’s a brave step to decide that you will take responsibility for the key decisions that will shape your workscape. Especially if it’s the first time you really feel you have control with those key decisions. And the decision…

A Break Up Letter to an Organisation

Dear John Pty Ltd Well, this is awkward. I’m not sure how to say this. But things haven’t been right for a while between us. We’ve had some stupid rows over cleaning up the mugs in the staff kitchen and where we should go for the Christmas…

The one thing I hate about working in Australia

Today marks five years in Australia for my partner and me. That’s five years of living and working in a country that represents the true land of opportunity to us. Disclaimer: I love Australia and Australians dearly, so if that annoys you, better stop reading now. I…

Welcome aboard your flight to the Future of Work

Ladies and Gentlemen, welcome aboard Your Work Airways on this flight from the Present to the Future of Work. Before we take off there are a few preparations I’d like to run you through to minimise anxiety and maximise possibility on your journey. You might note that…

Navigating the space between gigs

One of the times we need to be courageous, compassionate and connected in the world of work and business is when we are ‘between gigs’. In a world of work where our identity is often strongly tied to the title and workplace we currently inhabit – to…