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Are you living a fulfilled life? Take the Free Quiz and find out ⤵️

Small Biz, Big Hearts: How to Keep Your Team Happy and Engaged

As a small business owner, one of your most valuable assets is your team. Building a cohesive and committed team can be a game-changer for your business’s success.

​However, retaining that team can sometimes pose a significant challenge. But it doesn’t have to be, check out these 5 practical ways to keep your team happy, motivated and engaged ➡️




How to Ditch the Guilt and Thrive in your Dual Role as a Working Mother

The guilt, coming from the balancing act between your ambitions and the demands of motherhood, can take its toll and leave you feel like you’re failing at both.

I see you. I was once you. I was in this predicament of wanting balance and fulfilment in both roles, without the guilt.

In this latest blog I share how I navigated and overcame guilt to thrive as a working mama and how you can have this too ➡️



Embracing Your New Identity: The Journey from Corporate to Motherhood

Think of this, were you once a high performing leader and contributor in the corporate world and then when motherhood came, you felt like a beginner all over again. This transition from the structured, predictable world of corporate life to the beautiful, unpredictable journey of motherhood can be the most difficult adjustment of one’s life.

Amongst the rollercoaster of joy, then unexpected challenges, and a fair share of sleepless nights, there is also a beautiful journey of self-discovery and growth.

Let’s take a look ⤵️



How to Pursue Your Passion, and Craft a Standout Resume ⤵️

Is 2024 the year to make a career shift and pursue your passion?

Don’t get lost amongst the crowd with your resume and gone are the days of generic resumes, it’s time to align your resume with your passion and purpose.

You’re not just seeking a job; you’re claiming your space in a world that needs your unique brilliance.

Check out the top 5 ways to pursue your passion and craft a standout resume.


Discover the 5 Must-Haves for Growing a Successful Team ⤵️

Have you been on the exciting journey of expanding your team, and now ready to grow and invest in your team.

Here are the 5 must-haves that can make all the difference.

When you invest in your team, you create an engaged, connected and motivated team. Sounds pretty good, right? What are you waiting for, check out these 5 Must-Haves to get you started.



How to Avoid End-of-Year Overwhelm: 10 Tips for a Balanced and Fulfilling Life

As we approach the end-of-year, it’s common for many of us to feel the weight of our responsibilities, deadlines and the holiday season approaching (which can bring its own set of stresses).

It’s crucial to prioritise your well-being to avoid overwhelm and burnout, not only now, but at all times throughout the year.

Here are 10 practical tips to live a balanced and fulfilling life, how many can you implement today?



HR Management Made Simple: Actionable Tips for Small Business Leaders

We know that juggling a multitude of responsibilities is all in a day’s work for you as a small business leader and one aspect that often gets overlooked is your team.

I would love to share with you HR management made simple, with actionable tips for you, so that you can feel empowered and confident to become your own HR rep and create a thriving workplace. Are you ready?

Fuelling Success: The Crucial Role of Values in the Workplace

Values is one of those topics that comes up regularly with my clients and we often discuss why they are important and the crucial role they play to fuel success of a high performing team.

Acknowledging, implementing, and ultimately using your workplace values to support you as a leader can be easier said than done sometimes…

To create values alignment and communicate them to fuel success, here are five supportive ways to get you started ➡️➡️



5 Strategies for Building a Cohesive and Successful Team

As a business owner or leader, building a successful team can sometimes feel hard and a whole lot of effort, especially if the person you hire doesn’t end up working out, isn’t aligned to what you actually need and overall you have wasted valuable time getting the hire wrong.

Have you been there?
Many leaders have, you are not alone.

I want to share with you 5 strategies you can implement today when are considering Building a Team. Access the FREE guide and workbook.



5 Common Mistakes Made as the Interviewer

How to build a high performing team by learning the strategies for conducting successful interviews!

Have you been guilty of these common mistakes as the interviewer ⤵️

1️⃣ Not being prepared, and “just wing it” approach
2️⃣ Having no structure to the interview
3️⃣ Asking different questions to each candidate
4️⃣ Deciding in the first 5 minutes if a candidate is suitable or not

5️⃣ The interviewer doing all the talking

Here I share the key ways to prepare yourself as a leader to create an engaging and positive interview experience, that can help you make the best hiring decisions for your business.


Hybrid & Remote Working > How to make it work?

So much discussion that continues around these approaches to work.

➡️ Which approach is best for your business?
➡️ How do you prefer to work?
➡️ What approach is best for productivity?
➡️ How do you manage this as a leader?

Ultimately, how do you make it work?

In this latest blog I share two key pieces that you can focus on to make it work in both hybrid or remote work setting for your business ⤵️


Are you living a fulfilled life?

➡️ In this moment, right now, how do you answer that question?

➡️ Is it a BIG Yes!
Or, is it only sometimes you feel fulfilled. Or is your answer a no, you are not feeling fulfilled at all?

If you are unsure, or don’t know what feeling fulfilled looks like for you ➡️ I have created a free and fun quiz for you to find out. And, provide you with supportive ways to reach your desired fulfilment level.

Read on to find out more and access the free quiz


Top 3 Tips for Salary Increase Discussions

➡️ Is this time of year review time for you?

➡️ Do you also look at salary increases?

➡️ What comes up for you when you hear salary increases? Excitement, or dread?

Would you like to know a supportive way to help with these discussions?

Take a look at my latest blog post for my top 3 tips to support these discussions. I’d love to know what you think


The Power of Goal Setting

Are you someone who loves to set life or career goals? 

Hmmmm, not me….until now!

Realising the Power of Goal Setting and taking action has been a massive AHA moment for me over recent years, and what better timing than now when you may feel stuck or in a funk and don’t know what to do next > that’s where goal setting can truly help. Hear me out…

If you have ever struggled with setting goals, read on to access my FREE 5-Step Guide to Goal Setting to get you started and set goals that feel just right just for you.

Click here to find out more 


Finding what makes you happy

Easier said than done, right!?

With the pressures of modern life and the world we live in today, it feels like everyday there is another sad story or experience around the world where people are suffering, unhappy, overwhelmed or feel helpless. 

How can you connect back to yourself, your inner being and internal guide to create a life connected to your happiness?

Read on to find out how you can be supported to find what makes you happy


The Way of the Future with HR

The belief that people challenges are HR’s problem to solve, or that “HR will fix it”, is so outdated.

I’m here to change the thinking around HR, that HR doesn’t need to be this big scary thing that you want to avoid, but something that you can embrace, learn and incorporate into your every day as a leader, and help you beyond just compliance and ticking boxes.

What if I could share a way for you to learn how to work with people and support them in a simplified way that can make your life easier? ⤵️⤵️

Click here to find out about my thoughts on the way of the future of HR

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Learn the strategies to keep your dream team
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Learn how to navigate guilt in your role as a working mama
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Five ways to create values alignment in the workplace
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Acknowledgement to Country

I wish to acknowledge the Traditional Custodians from the Bundjalung land from which I live, work and learn everyday. I pay my respects to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today. This land is and always will be Aboriginal land.
Commitment to Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging
I am committed to creating an inclusive space where love, respect, kindness and compassion is present that ultimately provides a sense of belonging for everyone. 
No matter who you are and no matter what your story is, you are welcome here. I want to create a brave space where people can truly embody and share everything from their heart.
As a white, able-bodied woman, I understand the privilege that I have been granted and continue to learn, unpack and improve in my Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging knowledge so that when you work with me you can experience this commitment to a diverse, equitable, inclusive and belonging space for everyBODY.