Creative

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Giving the gift of gratitude

When you find gratitude, you find happiness.

A few weeks ago I was standing in the pounding Indian Ocean feeling the force of the waves and I had a sense of such deep gratitude for my life, both the joy and the obstacles I’ve faced this year and the people I love.

I was standing there [...]

4 reasons why you need to slow down and play more

I was interviewed by the Sydney Morning Herald about why adults need to make time to play. I’m a big believer in play and it’s certainly helped in creating more innovation, engagement and joy for me both personally and professionally.

(And no, the journalist didn’t wake up this morning and think I might interview Catriona [...]

My personal story, PR and sculptural basketry (interview)

I was recently interviewed by Natascha Moy for the show The Dialogue on Eastside Radio. In this interview, I discuss my life story, what I do in public relations, and my passion for the art form of sculptural basketry.

I share how my personal journey in the public relations industry began, and how the industry has [...]

Do we really need to live with passion and purpose?

There is so much written and shared about how we have to live and strive for passion and purpose, and I don’t necessarily agree. I see passion and purpose as ways of informing our lives.

I think we can live adequate, happy lives just hanging out. Doing what we do each day. And I think [...]

Learning from the original storytellers

You’ve heard me talk about and share different techniques and tactics to tell your stories as an entrepreneur and expert.

I truly believe that every person has stories to tell; stories that share who we are, what we stand for and why others should get to know us.

Recently I watched the wondrous storyteller Auntie Julie [...]

It’s time to stop running on autopilot

My parents visited me the other day. Often we go for lunch or coffee, but it was a beautiful Sunday afternoon so we went for a stroll. As we walked my parents remarked on houses, and fences, and trees...a running commentary on our walk.

I have walked past these houses, fences and trees many times [...]