Michelle regularly writes for and features in local and international publication and media outlets.

New Idea: Turn your side hustle into a career

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Published in New Idea, Michelle provides key tips and tricks to turn your side hustle into a career. Research shows that the number of people with side hustles is growing, with predictions that it will become the norm as we move into the ‘gig economy’.  And with many of us transitioning during and after COVID-19 […]

CEOWorld Magazine: The benefits of reverse mentoring and what you can learn from those younger than you

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In this article for CEOWorld Magazine, Michelle writes about reverse mentoring where the traditional mentee and mentor role is swapped. As organisations become more complex, the need for dialogue, understanding and the willingness for leaders to check assumptions and listen to diverse perspectives is essential. One way to do that effectively is through reverse mentoring. […]

Money & Life: Burnout – spot the warning signs

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Published in Money & Life, in this article Michelle provides five easy tips to help team leaders create mentally healthier workplaces. 1. Find the right level Research reveals that a certain amount of pressure is good for us because it helps motivate us and keeps us focused. When we experience the right amount of challenge […]

Business Woman Media: Supercharge your negotiating skills with these 5 tips

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Here are Michelle’s five tips to supercharge your negotiating skills, in this article for Business Women Media. People often think of negotiating as something they rarely do. In reality, you negotiate many times a day. Whether it’s a discussion with your partner as to who’s collecting the children from school, or a discussion with a […]

Inside FMCG: Workplace reset

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Published in Inside FMCG, in this article Michelle says the work-from-home experiment of the last few months has provided an opportunity for change. As employers and employees confront new ways of working due to COVID-19, the level of adjustment required across workplaces has and will be mixed. For some employees, the rapid move to working […]

CEO Magazine: Hidden leadership traps that threaten long term success

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In this article for CEO Magazine, Michelle explains the five traps that could trip up your long term success as a leader. Executives are often seen as strong leaders who have it all together as they take on a company’s responsibilities and pave the way for long term success. Michelle Gibbings says that the road […]

Inside Small Business: Supercharge your negotiating skills with these five tips

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Read Michelle’s five tips on how to supercharge of negotiating skills, in this article published in Inside Small Business. People often think of negotiating as something they rarely do. In reality, you negotiate many times a day. Whether it’s a discussion with your partner as to who’s collecting the children from school, or a discussion […]

CEOWorld Magazine: Do you know the line you won’t cross?

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For CEOWorld Magazine, Michelle wrote this article that contains advice around values and challenges that test our authenticity and integrity. In the workplace, you’ll see people who lose their voice and authenticity in an attempt to be liked by everyone or in their effort to build relationships and build a support base. They think achieving […]

Ultra106five: Pivoting Careers post Covid 19

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In this podcast, Michelle is interviewed by Dave from Weekend Wondering from Ultra106Five radio. Here they look at pivoting careers, post Covid-19. With the May unemployment figures showing that 44 per cent of COVID-19 job losses hit Australians aged under 25, now more than ever taking charge of your career is essential. Melbourne workplace expert […]

Team Guru: How to deal with a Bad Boss

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Listen to Michelle in this podcast from Team Guru with David Frizzell about how to deal with a bad boss.  Team Guru Podcast · 130 – How to deal with a Bad Boss | Michelle Gibbings Bad Bosses. We’ve all had them. Some of us work for one now. So what can you do about it? […]

CEO Magazine: How to future proof your leadership career

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 In this article published in CEO Magazine, I outline how to future proof your career in leadership in this rapidly changing landscape. We are seeing robots do the work of humans in dispensing prescription drugs, researching judgments and case law, and analysing insurance claims Research from multiple sources confirms that workplace change, largely driven by […]

Thrive Global: The power of the pause

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There’s a time for speaking and then there’s a time for silence. Pausing and using silence as a communication tool can be very powerful. In this article published in Thrive Global, I highlight why pausing is very effective. Great communicators have an impact, but often their impact isn’t just about what they say, it’s about […]

Business Franchise Australia and New Zealand: Want Better Output? Then Focus on the Safety of Your Team

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In this article featured in Business Franchise Australia and New Zealand, I highlight how you can achieve better output from your team. When leaders think about ways to motivate their team, safety isn’t something that would typically top the list of considerations, and yet it plays a crucial role. People want to work in an […]

Inside Small Business: A guide to managing performance reviews remotely

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Deciding how and when to conduct performance reviews when employees and leaders are working remotely can be challenging. Here are several factors to consider as outlined by Michelle in this article published in Inside Small Business. Debates about performance reviews take on new intensity during a time when many employees and leaders are working remotely. […]

IIDM: 5 traps for leaders that can trip you up

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In this article for the International Institute of Directors and Managers, Michelle highlights five traps to be aware of that can trip you up as a leader.  Throughout my career and with the executive coaching work I do now, I often see leaders who are trapped. They know something’s not working, but struggle to pinpoint […]

Yahoo finance: 5 ways to build up your resume without a job

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First published in Yahoo finance, in this article Michelle provides five ways to get you back to work. When a person unexpectedly finds themselves out of work, one of the first things they will do as they seek to find a new job is to update their resume or LinkedIn profile. Both tools play a […]

News Ltd: How side-hustlers are making the most of online businesses ideas during COVID-19 lockdown

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In this article for News Ltd, Michelle was invited to offer her thoughts about how side hustles can turn a profit for you during the COVID-19 lockdown. Michelle Gibbings said most side hustles had an online element and entrepreneurs should ensure what they offered was in demand as “there may not be a market there”. […]

Mindfood: How to Stocktake Your Career and Life

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Here, in this article are Michelle’s top four tips to help you find success and happiness in your career with this career and lifestyle stocktake, as published in Mindfood. Find success and happiness with these four tips on how to conduct a career and life stocktake. Your career is just one part – albeit an […]

TODAY Show: Back to the office

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In this segment from the TODAY Show, Michelle was invited to comment on how to stay safe at work during the COVID-19 pandemic. Watch Michelle here. Michelle says, “Your employer has a duty of care to provide a safe work environment. They’re not going to want you to come to work and get sick. “There’s […]

The Daily Telegraph: The keys to becoming influential in your industry

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Michelle provides her comments in this article for The Daily Telegraph on how to become influential in the workplace. Michelle says it’s important that workers understand how they are seen by others. Read on.  Workplace expert and author of Step Up: How to Build Your Influence at Work Michelle Gibbings said it was important workers […]