Childcare – cogs of the working wheel

by With the federal election just around the corner, it’s refreshing to see some of the major parties finally shining some light on the very pressing issue of childcare. As a mum looking to eventually return to work full-time, the current childcare […]

My iPad broke up with me

by My iPad broke up with me. I’m serious. It had a psychotic episode and started opening multiple pages at once, jumping between apps, it wouldn’t let me close anything down – nightmare. Given that I recently wrote about how in the […]

To kiss or not to kiss? The work pucker-up!

by What are your thoughts on corporate kissing? On cheek-kissing colleagues? On ‘x’ sign-offs in work-related emails? Back in my previous life as a solicitor, I never encountered any form of corporate kissing (well, excluding, of course, the lip-on-lip variety that may […]

The power of a work reinvention

by I got a really cool compliment today. It really reinforced what I am doing is on the money—I am reaching people, connecting my message with their pain points, and providing solutions to help the small businesses I work with stand out. […]

I bought a… workshop venue

by Running workshops and facilitating events is my bread and butter. I run about 50 events a year, mostly in workplace writing, but also in strategic planning, research and community engagement. A few years ago, I decided to give public workshops a […]

Reinventing yourself after children

by With Australian women having babies later in life, they are also returning to work at an older age. And that may mean starting all over at 40-plus in the job-seeking market. “It is daunting,” says Jacqueline Smart Ferguson, who recently facilitated […]

Working in the city… again

by After nine years working in the suburbs, I’m back in the city for a new job – and goodness, how things have changed while I’ve been away! Peak hour traffic Oh, the joys of peak hour traffic… it has been a […]

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