In the late 1800s, two ships were wrecked at opposite ends of the sub-Antarctic Auckland Island, within a few months of each other.  Neither crew knew the other was there. The island has a rocky, unforgiving coastline, and a year-round perishing climate of freezing rain and howling winds....

When I was at high school in the early 90s, there was a trend for black Adidas three-stripe track pants. Skinny-legged, with elasticated stirrups and you guessed it, three white stripes running down the side of the leg, military style. Unflattering and overpriced they may have been, but...

It seems I’m not alone in my struggle to say ‘No’. In response to last week's blog, dozens of you reached out to share your experiences of overcommitting, your inability to decline without rattling off a bunch of excuses, and flogging yourselves to meet unrealistic client demands and...

There’s a pattern I see when entrepreneurs try to write their own sites. You start out by looking at others in your field. You find someone who has a great website, and you decide to use it as inspiration. You want to create a website that...

Authenticity. Does the very word make your hackles stand up? Like any buzzword, authenticity evokes strong reactions. When we hear it too often, or if we see it used as an excuse for poor behaviour, or for behaviour that is not in fact authentic, it can start...

Lately I’ve been meeting and working with a lot of women who are struggling with the same issue. And it's driving me crazy. So today I am calling you out. (Given the subject of this blog, I don't really have a choice). Are you saying what you...

This is not my usual kind of blog. In truth, I’ve hesitated to write it. But much of my work is about women raising their voices and in the last two weeks I’ve been confronted with an issue on which I can no longer be silent. Two...

Not in the mood for social media? Here’s what to do What happens when you're not in the mood for social media? I’ve noticed there’s an ebb and flow to my relationship with social. When I’m really connected to my message, I feel inspired and on fire,...