thoughts & notes

March 19, 2020

There's been a number of people querying the $25 week increase to benefits in the government's $12.1 billion response package.

Comments such as, 'shouldn't all that money instead be going to those who are actually in work?'
In response, I believe there's a number of rea...

March 17, 2020

The stunning Kaikoura coastline turned it on over the weekend.
If we’re feeling a bit overwhelmed by recent events, its good to be a little like the ocean - keep that flow and practice deep calming breathing.
We can feel stress because we’re just not in control (which...

March 11, 2020

I was lucky enough to head to the Windy City for work yesterday ✈️. Absolute pearler of a day! I had a little extra time so I followed my nose and came upon this gem - Titahi Bay.
So often I tread the same path, drive the same route and probably miss out on a heap of t...

March 11, 2020

Vulnerability is a bit of a ‘hot topic’ at the moment with the wonderful Brené Brown leading the charge.
This is one of my fav quotes of hers, she is real and she has the data to back up her insights.
If you haven’t seen her TED talk I recommend a view.
Here’s to every...

March 6, 2020

So how do we nurture and raise strong women?
To fill our daughters’ minds with images and stories of strong inspirational women, we don’t need to look far. TED talks – Isabel Allande, Reshma Saujani; Movies – Hidden Figures, Brave, The Help; Books – Good Night Stories...

March 4, 2020

William Trubridge is an impressively wise, determined and world record holding free diver.
Anyone who has the wherewithal to dive 100 meters straight down and back up deserves attention. I can’t imagine walking that far on one breathe let alone diving it! 😳
This quote...

March 3, 2020

Hey there! I hope your week has kicked off well.

I’ve been head down working hard on my business- and tackling head on an area of weakness.
How would it be if what we know is a significant weakness actually became a strength?
What difference could that make?
Well I am k...

February 24, 2020

Love this quote! 💥

What’s top of mind this week to step up, shine out and move your life / business forward?

Mine is dedicating time on Wednesday specifically for marketing. Marketing is not a current strength, so I am reading (go the local library!) and gaining advice...

February 22, 2020

As someone who took a while to figure out what I wanted to be when I grew up 😊 I know only too well there’s one or two decisions to be made around what career / business opportunity to follow.

This Japanese concept of Ikagai (a reason for being) can help narrow do...

February 19, 2020

A few clever folk (researchers and leadership coaches ) reckon the people we spend the most time around can determine our achievement, our success or failure in life by as much as 95%
That’s quite a lot 😳

We hear it all the time in success stories, that so and so reall...

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