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Struggle of the juggle

The struggle of the juggle is a topic very dear to my heart as a working mother of three, a Director, a Chairperson, a wife and an individual. So what is the struggle of the juggle? When I asked some of the key New Zealand women I know, they talked about this being the reality… Read more

Don’t sweat it, just focus!

It dawned on me working in Christchurch recently that something like the Christchurch earthquakes not only has a huge impact at the time of the event but a ripple effect thereafter.  When the event becomes a series of events over a long period of time, the impact is deeper and lasts much longer that you… Read more

A Rushing Woman – Are you one?

A new term I heard recently was ‘Rushing Women’s Syndrome’, something that quite frankly I believe applies to 95% of mothers in their 30s and 40s. I recently attended a great talk by Dr Libby Weaver on this topic and I was fascinated as it is a topic very dear to my heart as I… Read more

Making time for leadership

Isn’t it interesting how often we hear people say, “I would love to do that, but I don’t have time”.  Relating this to the leadership world, making the time in spite of many competing priorities differentiates OK leaders from great leaders and from exceptional leaders. I read a quote recently, “Time is the most important… Read more

Working Mothers’ Guilt

There is a saying, just because you feel guilty, doesn’t mean you are guilty. That’s the most important bit of information that any working mother needs to know. Guilt is a word that constantly pops up in conversation when we support mothers returning to work.  Feeling guilty, or managing guilt tends to be a recurring… Read more