Have you found your learning mantra?

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My laundry list of books to read seems endless. When I go into a bookstore, I rarely leave without a few purchases, and my Kindle is full of books I am waiting to read. Yes, I am one of ‘those people’ – a book hoarder. As you can appreciate (also given my work), I love […]

AFR: How do you know when it’s time to quit your job?

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Thanks to Euan Black, the Work and Careers Reporter for The Australian Financial Review, Michelle was delighted to share her insights on when the time is right to quit your job.  Professionals considering changing jobs in 2023 are being advised to discuss with their boss potential changes to their current role before jumping ship. Continue […]

Are you counting down yet?

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It’s four weeks until Christmas and, for many, summer holidays. Holidays are always something to look forward to, and we often derive much joy purely from the anticipation of the holiday. Sadly, research suggests that the glow from a holiday only lasts a couple of weeks, so you want to ensure you make the most of your […]

She Defined: How to build a self-care plan in 5 easy steps

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In this article for She Defined, Michelle explains why self-care is important and how these five easy steps can help build your self-care plan.  You are not alone if you feel like you are crawling to the finish line for the year. It’s been another big year filled with change, uncertainty, and unpredictable events. In […]

psnews.com.au: Why being helpful can be unhelpful

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In this article for psnews.com.au, Michelle says most people feel good about helping others, but there can be limits to that good feeling if the pressures to help are continuous and overwhelming. Continue reading below. Pandas, polar bears, marine turtles and jaguars are a few of the animals that are solitary creatures. Humans are the opposite. We […]

When does striving go too far?

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We are often told to set Big, Hairy, Audacious Goals. To strive for the best. To get it right. To not make mistakes. In short, to be perfect. Perfection. It’s an interesting concept because what’s perfect depends on perspective. We also hold different opinions on the merits of striving for perfectionism. As a concept, it […]

Women’s Day: Restart your career

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Thanks to Women’s Day for the opportunity to provide my comments about how it’s now the perfect time to consider returning to the workforce. Whether you’ve been planning a return to the workforce after taking time out to look after family or you’re making a comeback for other reasons, restarting your career can feel like […]

Where do you source your best ideas?

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Sometimes ideas come quickly, and other times they can seem harder to find. Sometimes it can feel like there are too many ideas, and other times, not enough. At other times, ideas can feel like they have escaped you. In her book, Big Magic, writer, Elizabeth Gilbert, characterises ideas as having ‘consciousness’ and ‘will’. To her, […]