Make the last quarter matter

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There’s no doubt that 2020 has been a strange year, filled with many things none of us expected, and yet once again, time is flying by. It won’t be long before Christmas and the summer holidays are upon us. So as the final quarter of the year is underway, how do you make the most […]

Why wasting time is good for you

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Like many, COVID-19 has impacted my work. Most notably, I am no longer flying most weeks and am spending way more time at home. And while being in lockdown mark 2.0 doesn’t feel like I am lying on a beach (I can dream about it though!), the pace has shifted. What I’ve noticed is that […]

Balance the Grind: A conversation with Michelle Gibbings

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In this article published for Balance the Grind, Michelle answers questions around work-life balance, remote working, routines and habits. 1) To kick things off, could you tell us a little about your career background and current role? I’ve had a varied career and consider myself incredibly blessed in terms of the scope of work, my […]

Do you need to find the exit?

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There’s a long list of great TV shows, which over time lost their way. Topping my list – the final season of Lost, season 3 of The Handmaid’s Tale, and the list could go on. And then there are TV shows that when they end, you’re left wanting more; a recent example is the final […]

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 […]

Herald Sun: 7 ways to boost your career while working from home

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In this article published in the Herald Sun, Michelle suggests it’s a great time for a career stocktake. Read her comments below.  Working from home doesn’t have to mean putting your goals on ice. It can be a time to double down on your career development. Here’s how to use the new normal to ramp […]

News.com.au: 7 ways to boost your career while working from home

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In this article published in News.com.au, Michelle suggests it’s a great time for a career stocktake. Read her comments below.  What a difference a pandemic makes. A few months ago, the only thing standing between you and your career goals was how hard you were willing to hustle. But as you adapt to indefinite lockdown […]

The Daily Telegraph: 7 ways to boost your career while working from home

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In this article first published in The Daily Telegraph, Michelle suggests it’s a great time for a career stocktake. Keep reading below.  What a difference a pandemic makes. A few months ago, the only thing standing between you and your career goals was how hard you were willing to hustle. But as you adapt to […]

The Australian: 7 ways to boost your career while working from home

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Read Michelle’s comments below as she suggests why it’s a great time for a career stocktake. This article is published in The Australian. Working from home doesn’t have to mean putting your goals on ice. It can be a time to double down on your career development. Here’s how to use the new normal to […]

Adelaide Now: 7 ways to boost your career while working from home

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Read Michelle’s comments below as she suggests why it’s a great time for a career stocktake. This article is published in Adelaide Now.  What a difference a pandemic makes. A few months ago, the only thing standing between you and your career goals was how hard you were willing to hustle. But as you adapt […]

The Mercury: 7 ways to boost your career while working from home

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In this article published in The Mercury, Michelle suggests it’s a great time for a career stocktake. Read her comments below.  What a difference a pandemic makes. A few months ago, the only thing standing between you and your career goals was how hard you were willing to hustle. But as you adapt to indefinite […]

The Courier Mail: 7 ways to boost your career while working from home

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In this article published in The Courier Mail, Michelle suggests it’s a great time for a career stocktake. Read her comments below.  Working from home doesn’t have to mean putting your goals on ice. It can be a time to double down on your career development. Here’s how to use the new normal to ramp […]

Do you need to change your diet?

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Before you hit the delete button wondering why I am writing about food, stop! Don’t be confused. I’m not talking about what you eat. I’m talking about the type of information you consume, and ultimately what and how much you learn. As we all currently spend more time indoors, it’s the perfect time to focus […]

Ten tips for finding your way forward

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It’s been an eventful start to 2020, and no doubt there’s more to come. Navigating your way through the increasing complexity and finding ways to rise and stay strong when things don’t go your way is critical. There is much in life we can’t predict and control, but there is also much in life we […]

When time goes too fast

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All around me people are commenting about how fast the year has gone with the wondering ‘What happened to February?’. Of course, we all logically know that time can’t go faster; it just feels like it is going faster. A friend once suggested that this was due to age. Her logic being that when you […]

When is enough, enough?

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At the start of the year we are often asked about all the things we want to do during the year. We are encouraged to set our goals, objectives and areas of focus. Now I am certainly one to focus on goals and I love nothing better than a to do list, where I can […]

First5000.com.au: Why fairness is a leadership trait that matters

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Michelle shares her thoughts in this article for First5000.com.au as to why fairness is a leadership trait that matters.  When you are developing a leadership program to uplift the capability of leaders one of the behavioural traits that isn’t likely to make the framework is fairness. This isn’t surprising because fairness isn’t usually listed as […]

Business Woman Media: How to futureproof your career and stop robots taking your job

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Here are three tips from Michelle, featured in this article from Business Woman Media, about how to future proof your career. I recently had someone ask me how to help them future proof their job.  Interesting question.   The term ‘future proof’ is often used in the technology and medical sectors, where it’s desirable to build […]

Five questions to wrap up

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If you are scratching your head and wondering what happened to 2019 then you can take comfort in the fact you are not alone. It often feels like time is going by faster. While logic tells you that’s not possible, it’s very possible for the days to go by quickly with little time to pause, […]

Q Super: Setting career goals

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Read Michelle’s eight pivotal steps for planning your career and your next career move. This article features on the Q Super website. “Making a list of your skills and talents can help you see a way forward.” Setting career goals is just as important as setting financial goals, such as saving or growing your superannuation. […]