15 Everyday Acts of Courage

15 Everyday Acts of Courage There are so many different types and ways to be courageous. My favourite story is one of a young lady who was battling severe anxiety and depression due to bullying at school. She left school at 14 and spent time in and out of hospital for three years. One evening…

9 Tips for Feeling Less Overwhelmed and Exhausted

9 Tips for Feeling Less Overwhelmed and Exhausted It’s that time of year. My clients are feeling it, my team are counting down the days and I am feeling rather exhausted. No matter what our personal or professional lives involve, feeling overwhelmed and exhausted happens to each and every one of us at many points in…

5 Things Motherhood Taught Me About Leadership

No one is ever really 100% prepared for motherhood. You can read hundreds of books and talk to all the mothers you know, but until you experience it for yourself, you’ll never fully know what it’s like. Becoming a mother gives you new experiences and teaches you things that are unique to the crazy journey…

Millennial Leadership Style

As each generation takes up the reigns of senior leadership, they bring with them their own lessons and sensitivities concerning how best to manage not only their employees but also their customers and companies. These values are based on the unique impressions of the current tone of the generation and ensure for smooth and beneficial…

Bullying in the Workplace – Why is it Still so Common?

The standard you walk past, is the standard you accept. I am incredibly passionate about anti-bullying and stopping poor leadership. Imagine if it was your son, daughter or someone you loved that was being bullied at work. It is unacceptable and it is up to us to combat it. You’ve probably heard on the news…

Are You Feeling Fake?

True story. I was sitting in front of a couple who owned a Leadership consulting company being interviewed for a Management Consultant role. I really needed this job as I had recently moved back to Australia from Shanghai and was a single mum with very little money in the bank. I could literally feel my…

The carrot or the stick?

For decades organisations have focused on the power of reward and punishment as a way to get their people moving in the right direction.  You’ve probably seen it in action. The rewards: “If you meet the deadline I’ll let shout you lunch,” “Get this done by 2 o’clock and you can knock off early” or “If you do…

The 250 Most Influential Women Leaders

Richtopia is a digital business magazine that is dedicated to bringing today’s leaders the latest news and interesting stories from the worlds of business, tech, finance and economics as well as providing insights from the world’s most innovative, successful and inspiring people. The platform seeks to be the go-to resource for seekers of valuable knowledge…

Talent and the Brain – it Grows!

The War for Talent. Something of a buzz phrase for many years and a phrase that will be around for some time yet. Globally, we are still figuring out how to find, engage and retain great talent in the market. Why does it seem so hard? Let me give you some insights into how to…