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Facing the elephant in the room

We know we need to have them, we know they are valuable, we know that sooner rather than later is a better approach, and yet still we avoid them. I’m talking about those difficult conversations that we face from time to time. Some people call them courageous conversations. Others call them elephants. Courageous conversations are the… Read more

Change is slow for women in transition

Emma Watson shone a light on the role of men and women in the fight for gender equality at the United Nations recently and in doing so, engaged another generation in the conversation on social media. In the 21st century, it is disappointing that gender inequality within organisations is still rife, but it is. In… Read more

It’s time for NZ to take a stand!

I was horrified to hear of the social media attacks on Emma Watson after she stood up at the United Nations Headquarters and formally invited men to participate in conversations about gender equality. In her speech to launch the HeForShe campaign, Emma shared her experiences of gender discrimination and expressed her hope that men would… Read more

We are what we tell ourselves

One of my favourite sayings is “Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t–you’re right.” by  Henry Ford.  I love this saying because it makes an impact on different levels; it’s not just what you think, but also what you tell yourself that matters. I have witnessed a series of ‘aha’ moments with… Read more

The “Super-Doer” Working Mum

Recently in many of my conversations with ‘professional mums’,  a common theme was raised about being bogged down by the doing and not feeling in control. They felt there was just so much to do, that small tasks were falling through the cracks and they were paying the consequence of taking on too much at… Read more