The final report into the Banking Royal Commission has just come out and I think most Australians have mixed emotions. On the one hand the Government is accepting (softly) the recommendations in full – all 76 of them – but I think most of us will reserve judgement to see what actually changes. And we […]

Change resistance I ran a coaching group recently where a leader was experiencing considerable resistance to a program of change he was implementing. It was in an area that definitely needed to be reformed. There were legacy issues, aggressive behaviour, competitiveness and a previous leader who had got stuff done by using hierarchical power, ‘my […]

I was having a ho hum week. Nothing terrible but I was recovering from losing my voice and a bout of Melbourne flu – which is challenging when you run lots of workshops. Plus I was approaching a milestone birthday and that always prompts a fair amount of introspection. So I had to drag myself […]

A few weekends ago my business partner Sam Crock and her husband Paul, combined forces with celebrity chef Alejandro Saravia from Peruvian restaurant Pastuso, to host their second event as part of the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival. Called ‘Renascence Gippsland’, it was a sit down, al fresco lunch for 150 people, held ‘close to […]

I am putting it out there that in 2018 I am writing a book. Yes that’s right. Well, actually I have already written and rewritten 20,000 words in 2017. I didn’t announce it before due to the dressing down I got from my youngest daughter. Apparently I used to ‘always’ go around saying that I […]

Please I implore you…. Don’t wait too long to get coaching in your organisation for people in leadership roles. This year I’ve had to pick up the pieces after people have had bullying claims made against them or are halfway out the door. By this stage habits are ingrained and the damage is done. You […]

We recently had our butt kicked by one of our clients who said: “you aren’t providing me with the level of consulting I want and there are two of you” Ouch that hurt. Especially since we pride ourselves on being generous, strong on relationships and going above and beyond what is expected. Well that’s what […]