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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...
“Must Dos” when preparing for an interview

“Must Dos” when preparing for an interview

I was recently asked for my thoughts on how to best prepare for an interview. It has been awhile since I last had a formal interview, so I reflected on what I have personally learnt from in the past, as well as things I have responded to positively as an interviewer...

5 tips for being a charming conversationalist

5 tips for being a charming conversationalist

Some of you may have already read my post about the agony an introvert feels when faced with the inevitable networking drinks event. Since then I have thought more about what noticeable behaviours I have seen in others that make them charismatic and pleasant to...

Establishing your own personal board

Establishing your own personal board

I have been reflecting recently on the article I wrote on Developing Your Own Personal Strategic Plan in relation to having a framework for your career, and it occurred to me, I had missed a crucial element. It should go without saying that part of having a career...

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...