Are you ready?

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Out of curiosity and perhaps a secret desire for validation, I’ve been running a straw poll to check how rested, and ready people are for the year ahead. Why might you ask? Well, I noticed that even though I had scheduled holidays over Christmas and summertime, I didn’t feel like I had a break. My […]

Is it too much of a good thing?

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Welcome to the first Weekly Insights for 2021! I hope you had time to rest and recharge over summer, so you are ready for another interesting year. At this time of the year, most people take time out to think about their goals for the year ahead. For some people, that activity may be cursory […]

WYZA: Starting over. Again.

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In this article written by John Burfitt for WYZA, Michelle offers her thoughts about starting your career over again and how to seek fresh job and career opportunities. Surviving a career crisis is a matter of learning how to put all the building blocks back together again. Just because the current job market seems to […]

CFO Australia: Why caring, compassion and commitment are vital qualities for CFOs

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Michelle shares her thoughts – in this article for CFO Australia – why caring and compassion are vital qualities CFOs should adopt. Leadership and decision making go hand in hand, and as technology changes how we live and work and the rate of change accelerates, the nature of those decisions and how to lead can […]

What’s tripping you up?

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To say that 2020 has been an unusual year feels like an understatement. On the upside, it’s been an opportunity to challenge ideas about how things should and could be done. As someone who used to travel almost every week, I was surprised how much work could quickly move online. And yes, I do miss […]

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 written by Penny Caroll, 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 […]

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 written by Penny Carroll and 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. […]

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 (by Penny Caroll) 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 […]

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 […]