Daily Mail Australia: The FIVE questions job seekers should ask recruiters

Daily Mail Australia – The FIVE questions job seekers should ask recruiters – and the secret to making a good first impression at an interview Read the article at Daily Mail Australia 1. Why is the position being advertised? The role of the recruiter is to help the hiring manager find the most suitable person […]

GRC Professional: Why it’s time to disagree

Good decision making is a critical skill for governance, risk and compliance professionals.  Michelle wrote this article for  GRC Magazine. It’s not hard these days to see the evidence of ineffective decision-making—from Facebook’s privacy data disasters with Cambridge Analytica, to the stories emerging from the Banking Royal Commission. Good decision-making isn’t just about the process used […]

LBD: 10 things you can do to make a bad day better

In this article Michelle contributed to LBD, Michelle highlights 10 things you can do to make your day better.  Bad days. Crap days. Days when you don’t feel like getting out of bed, or wish you hadn’t. We all have them, as they are a fundamental ingredient of life. Think about it for a minute: […]

Public Service News: Career Leap: How to Reinvent and Liberate Your Career

PS News recently reviewed Michelle’s second book “Career Leap: How to Reinvent and Liberate your Career”. They say, “Gibbings highlights that opportunities will pass you by if you don’t assess where you are now in your career, be an architect on where you want to leap to, activate how you get there and accelerate how you […]

In The Black: Considering a career change? Plan carefully.

The days of having a step-by-step career in one organisation are past, and new models of work are emerging. Changes once seen as radical are no longer seen as unusual, but to make them work takes planning, awareness and self-organisation. My article, which was first published on In The Black outlines how to make a career leap. […]

Queensland Times: Key to landing yourself a $100k job

Many people dream of having a high-paying job that will take them away from the routine of the everyday working week and put more money in their pocket. My article, which originally appeared on the Queensland Times (QT) website, identifies some keys to landing a $100k job. You can read it here. — MANY people […]

Lismore Echo: Key to landing yourself a $100k job

In this article Michelle wrote for the Lismore Echo, she explains the key to landing yourself a $100k job. MANY people dream of having a high-paying job that will take them away from the routine of the everyday working week and put more money in their pocket. With effort and calculated focus, securing that job […]

News.com.au: How to land a $100k job

You might think it’s beyond your reach, but there are plenty of high-paying careers out there. My article, which first appeared on the News.com.au website, identifies six tips will help you land that high-paying job. — MANY people dream of having a high-paying job that will take them away from the routine of the everyday […]

MamaMia: Five tips on turning your hobby into a cash machine – without leaving your day job

A ‘side business’, ‘side hustle’ or ‘moonlighting’ is effectively what I call the ‘dual track’ approach to making a career leap. It means staying in your current role, whilst having a business on the side. My article “Five tips on turning your hobby into a cash machine – with leaving your day job”, originally appeared […]

CEO Magazine: Leadership is facilitation

Michelle wrote this article titled “Leadership is facilitation” that originally appeared in CEO Magazine that discusses so much of leadership is about facilitation, and about spending time making sure that everyone feels safe to contribute ideas. So much of leadership is about facilitation, and about spending time making sure that everyone feels safe to contribute […]

Daily Mail: From air traffic controllers to miners: The jobs with salaries over $100k that you DON’T need a university degree for – and how to secure them

In this article, the Daily Mail Australia spoke to Michelle for her advice on the jobs with salaries over $100k that you DON’T need a university degree for – and how to secure them. As the global economy continues to produce low wages growth, many workers are suffering from stagnant salaries and have little prospect […]

Women’s Health – 8 things to keep in mind when asking for a pay rise

Asking for a pay rise can be terrifying, but it doesn’t have to be. My article originally appeared in Women’s Health.   Asking for a pay rise is something most people dread. However, when you shy away from negotiating you are walking away from lots of potential upsides: increased pay, more flexible working hours and […]

MamaMia: Four ways to deal with a horrible boss – that don’t involve quitting on the spot

This article originally appeared on the MamaMia website.   Dealing with a bad boss is not about getting even, but getting savvy about how you manage it. Here are four critical tips. Understand what’s driving their behaviour Seek to understand what’s driving their behaviour, and whether this behaviour is consistent or out of character. There’s […]

The Educator: Curious Leadership

Rather than having all the answers, good leadership is the art of asking the right questions. This article first appeared in The Educator magazine – you can read the entire article here. — In today’s fast-paced world, there’s often an expectation that leaders need to have the answers at their fingertips, that’s it’s not OK to […]

Business Women Media: It’s time to disrupt yourself

My article “It’s time to disrupt yourself” first appeared on the Business Women Media website.  The rules of work have changed and to stay in the game you need to know how to adapt to them and, at times, break them. In the past, the rules of the game were fixed. They were set by […]

CEO Magazine: Why scepticism and debate enhance decision-making

Michelle wrote this article titled “Why scepticism and debate enhance decision-making” that originally appeared in CEO Magazine that discusses why the devil’s advocate has a role to play in organisational decision-making. With the prevalence of ‘fake news’ and corporate scandals, and the increasing complexity and inter-connectedness of the business world it’s timely to challenge the […]

Dynamic Business: Let’s talk … flexible work

In this article, Dynamic Business spoke to Michelle about how flexible working is part of the modern workforce. Since the inception of the World Wide Web in 1991, technology, business and daily life has changed significantly. Who would have thought that billions of people across the globe would conduct business from the palm of their […]