Ever wondered what it might be like to finish a PhD? Well someone wrote to me about it…you see the action of writing a blog more often than not is similar to the same noise as a large word-sized vacuum cleaner. You pump the words out and WHOOOSHHHH off they go; sucked into the universe never […]

Its been a while since Ive had the chance to ask someone about their little space – about the way that they might bank on their creativity to quiet the lion within. To do the things you truly want to do. The lovely messages on my FB page last week about me winning the three […]

I hadnt taken much time to look at the TEDx Sydney speakers list before heading into the Sydney Opera House a few weeks back. Last years speakers reminded me that glancing at a headshot and a short bio would not prepare me for the words that came from their mouth so I walked in with […]

When you think of Social Work you don’t often factor in the potential media opportunities that might come from that career. Back in 2004, after securing a job with a State Government organisation, I received my first call from my media spokesperson. He talked me through what the media story was about and gave me tips for […]

The best part in doing a PhD is the busy label that comes attached to it. That even on the weeks when I’ve done nothing more than stare at the screen and play Angry Birds on my phone I can still pass it off as work. ‘Im finishing up my PhD‘ I tell people. They nod, mutter about […]

There is a disconnect when you write the stories. That you have to ask to hear them in order to write them. Sometimes in the telling, the sadness bubbles back up to the surface for those who open up and tell. I get that for the most part my layered understanding about the telling of what […]

The business coaches are right. Every day on my social media feed I get a link to a free online training video, a post about being the best entrepreneur you can be or an inspirational quote about just getting on with your dream. I used to read lots of them – keen to find the […]