By Catriona Pollard

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 – [...]

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 [...]

4 tips to get motivated

I don’t know about you, but at the start of the year my Facebook feed was awash with motivational quotes and images. I had friends starting the new year with a health kick, launching a new product or just super excited about what the year will bring.

And right about now…some of that motivation is [...]

It's time to be authentic and passionate about your personal brand [podcast]

In a recent interview with Catherine Plano for the Femmes D’Inspiration Podcast, I spoke about the need for authenticity, passion, understanding your personal brand and figuring out your why!

I emphasised the need to believe in yourself, be brave and step into the spotlight.

More often than not, women can be their own worst critics, limiting [...]

Stop thinking about it, stop dreaming, seriously just go and do it [podcast]

I was recently interviewed by Neil Ball for The Entrepreneur Way podcast. In this interview, I spoke about my entrepreneurial journey, the secret to success, my business, CP Communications, and how PR and social media can elevate businesses.

I shared how business leaders can go from unknown to recognised expert and how the power of [...]