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Keynote on Empathy at the IACCM Conference 2019

Empathy is fundamental to building effective, healthy relationships. In every context, period. I was delighted to be invited to open the IACCM’s (International Association for Contracts and Commercial Management) Asia Pacific conference with a keynote address on this...

Conference keynote in Johannesburg 2019

June 2019 was nothing short of an epic month. Though not just because of the usual end of financial year madness that work always brings. I was privileged to be invited to speak at the Legal Innovation & Technology conferences in Johannesburg and Sydney so amongst...

EMBA Series: What is your value proposition

EMBA Series: What is your value proposition? Some of you may already know, I started studying again. Last month was the beginning of my Executive MBA. Four day residentials, once a month, for 18 months. And the hours are arguably longer than my working hours. But I am...
The perils of loving your job

The perils of loving your job

“You’re killing yourself for a job that would replace you within a week if you dropped dead”. This was the headline that captured my attention on facebook a few days ago, and prompted me to read the ensuing blog post on mindbodymiko.com. Miko is pictured above and is...

Public Speaking Hacks

Public Speaking Hacks

My friends and colleagues wouldn’t be surprised to know that I was on the school debating team. I did this for all six years of high school, and then was a judge for the same school competitions when I went to university. At the time I really enjoyed the art of a well...

Things I wish I thought more about as a shiny new graduate

Things I wish I thought more about as a shiny new graduate

It can be daunting and overwhelming as you make the transition from a newly minted university graduate into the working world. You start your life progressing through chapters, from the bottom and moving up as your grow and learn. Formally finishing your schooling is...

Guest Post from Nikki: The art of The Ask

Guest Post from Nikki: The art of The Ask

Nikki is a direct report of mine at work who is hilariously funny, energetic and if I were to describe her in one word: bold. She also avidly shares my belief in women sharing their experiences to support one another to succeed. I invited her (without any coercion...

Warren Buffett

It’s only when the tide goes out that you discover who’s been swimming naked.

Michelle Obama

I never cut class. I loved getting A’s, I liked being smart. I liked being on time. I thought being smart is cooler than anything in the world.

Coco Chanel

In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different.

60 Seconds on Australian property buying

I was speaking to a friend who was talking about her recent purchase of a home with her long-term partner. And it dawned on her. She had absolutely zero idea what needed to happen next and what it all financially meant for them, for her. It was the cliché “he took...