Negotiating for your dream workscape

In the ever-evolving landscape of work, the lines between our professional and personal lives are blurring, giving rise to a new breed of career-minded individuals. We are the dreamers who seek to lead ourselves through the maze of work life and decisions, striving for a harmonious blend of a fulfilling job, side hustles, and the…

Scratching your entrepreneurial itch – Part 1

Want to do something more than you are currently doing? Got ideas that float around in your head but they aren’t something for your current workplace? Not concerned about getting wide-spread approval for your idea? You may have latent potential to be an …. Entrepreneur! What’s that you say!? The term “entrepreneur” was introduced by…

Creating safe spaces to inhabit in your workscape

Most conversations about psychological safety at work focus on how a leader will create conditions within a team context. That’s a great conversation to have. However, it’s not the only conversation to have.   Safety defined by self ‘Safety’ can be experienced in different flavours – influenced by personality, background and past experiences. To participate…

Taking off in mid-life with new challenges

I was forty when I learnt to fly. I was ten when I decided I wanted to fly – like Superman. I had a red cardigan I would do up the top button and wear like a cape. Then I would jump off the top of the fence. Needless to say, my mother did not…

Changing careers: a reflection on the year

When I followed through on my career change from organisational consultant to ‘tradie’ (i.e. builder) late 2019, I had no real clue what 2020 had in store (pandemic and all). I would probably still have made the same choice, which is more of a testament to how much I had bottomed out than a reflection…

Cultivating the most important skill in life

A few years ago, whilst I was in an L&D leadership role at a large organisation, a graduate approached me in the kitchen. She got straight to the point, “I’ve been here for nine months and I haven’t had any learning” she said. I asked what she meant. What transpired was she hadn’t been sent…

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 Bill shared was a powerful reminder of how…