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August 27, 2017

I have a question - what do you do to make the most of your commute to and from work? Chat with friends (hands free of course)? Argue with talk back radio? Harmonise with the Bieb? If you're a public transport queen, are you trawling Instagram? Playing solitaire? Reading? To while away my commute I loved to play Backgammon on my the mobile device - until I discovered podcasts!


Grammar Girl, Good Job BRAIN, Stuff You Should Know, Stuff to Blow Your Mind, We Have Concerns, Serial, WTF, My...

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Why Thank You!

June 23, 2017

I bet you're just starving for more career hints huh? Well, although this post applies to all areas of our lives, today a focus on ensuring you are memorable when in the job market. We're talking the power of a 'Thank You'.


Call me a nag, but while coaching my clients to build targeted personal branding, social media marketing and job search strategies to land their next job with speed, the one thing I tend to hammer home is the simple art of sending a 'thank you'. Post network meeting,...

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Suffering Fools Gladly - or not?

March 10, 2017

I don't suffer fools gladly!

I loathe that expression, don't you? It popped up recently and, rather than poke the protagonist in the eye with a blunt instrument, I took the time to ask for clarification.

You see, I was recently coaching a candidate on his interviewing skills and had asked how he might answer that hairy old chestnut 'what are your weaknesses?' A pause, followed by a triumphant 'I don't suffer fools gladly'. I asked him to define 'fool'. 'Someone who makes a stupid mistake,...

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The Tyranny of 'Always'

December 13, 2016

"Telling ourselves the story of “always + undesired outcome” wreaks havoc, not just on our ability to succeed, but on our lives. We begin to see failure and pain as a matter of fate. We stop believing a successful outcome is possible. That disbelief in possibility leads to inaction, which in turn seals the inevitability of our past becoming our future." So says Jonathan Fields and he's absolutely right. Have caught myself doing exactly that on more than one occasion and I bet you have too.


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Listen up Gals!

June 2, 2016

Listen up gals! A few too many of you have been lamenting the struggles of holding your own in the work environment of late. Cases in point - an Engineer fighting to establish credibility in her typically male-dominated industry, a banking professional consistently denied the opportunity to drive major projects due to her need for parentally driven flexible hours. Both exceptionally qualified, both exhausted, both hemorrhaging confidence.

Bet it's no surprise to you (and them) that some of...

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