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What would change if we unhooked ourselves from convention

I was in Rome recently and it was 43 degrees with the asphalt melting underfoot, so I went to my favourite (airconditioned) gallery – The Borghese – to hang out with Bernini’s Apollo & Daphne marble sculpture.

Still not wanting to deal with the heat, I walked across the park to the La Galleria Nazionale [...]

Give yourself permission to bloom

A few weeks ago it was my 16 year business anniversary. (Yep, I’m a stayer). When I started CP Communications my sister gave me a card that had a quote from Anais Nin on it. It’s framed in my study and I notice it most mornings when I’m getting ready for my day.

She gave [...]

Tips on how to get more stuff done

I have been in several situations lately where I have been asked how I manage to get so much done.

The truth is there was a time a few weeks back where I came into the office and said to my most trusted team member that I wasn’t coping. I had said yes to too [...]

Stand on a chair and be in your spotlight

I’ve said it many times, we need to redefine the spotlight and understand we all deserve to be there and share our voice with the people that matter to us.

I experienced the beauty of this last Saturday. I had my sculpture exhibition opening and it was opened by my 6 year old nephew.

Most people [...]

Overcoming the challenges that lead to success [Podcast]

Recently, I was interviewed by Emma Franklin Bell and Anna Massie for The Ladies Lounge podcast. In the interview I shared the story of how I built my business from nothing in the sunroom of my apartment and how I got to where I am today.

It didn’t entirely begin in that small sunroom – [...]

Learn to say ‘yes’, be tenacious, and do what you need to do [podcast]

Recently, I was interviewed by Cody Shorter for The Agency Life Podcast. I spoke about my journey from being a country girl to a successful entrepreneur and business owner.

Being a storyteller, I shared with Cody my emotional roller coaster ride to get to where I am today. In the end I realised the most [...]

Why Connecting Is The Bee's Knees

I’ve been reminded lately how important it is to be and stay connected with people from all areas of your life.

A few weeks ago I went to “The Gathering”. Sounds like an ancient druid meet up hey, but no. Every two years people who are interested in traditional basketry come together to share techniques [...]

Why listening is everything

The other day I caught up with someone who described himself as a great listener. Considering 20 minutes into the ‘conversation’ I hadn’t said a word, his idea about talking and listening was a little screwed up.

It made me think about listening. I believe it’s everything. It can be the difference between getting the [...]

How to survive and learn from getting knocked down

You know when you have one of those weeks where you get knocked down, and get back up again, only to be knocked down again? Well that was me last week. You know, it was one of those weeks.

On Monday I woke up with the flu, yet had to work from bed. With a [...]

How to handle rejection in business and life

We all have experienced rejection in our lives. It’s a part of life.

It could be missing out on winning a new client you really wanted, being passed up for a promotion or not getting a second date with that cute guy/girl you went out to dinner with last weekend.

I’m not sure there is a [...]