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 […]

Is it time to adjust the sails?

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One of the upsides of lockdown (yes, there are some), is having more time to read fiction novels. I’ve recently been reading – Below Deck by Sophie Hardcastle It’s the story of 21-year old Olivia, who meets Mac and Maggie, changing her life forever. As Mac is explaining to Olivia the finer points of learning […]

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 […]

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 […]

What are you not seeing?

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Over the weekend, Craig, Barney and I went for our usual walk, but this time instead of turning right, we turned left. That simple change in our routine sparked surprising results. We found a whole new area to explore (see picture below) – never realising that this gorgeous part of the world was right in our […]

What’s your recipe for progress?

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Like many others, during our recent period of lock-down, I started baking again. Some efforts were successful, and others less so. The most challenging was trying to make sourdough bread! My husband, Craig, and I tried lots of different recipes. Some long. Some short. Some complicated. Some easy. All with varying degrees of success. In […]

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 […]

What’s for keeps?

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In recent times, many of us have had a forced shift to our routines.  While that has been disruptive, there’s also been positives. In my household, we are cooking more, Barney (the pooch) is getting longer walks, Craig and I are exercising more, and I am getting through more reading.  All positives.  Of course, it’s […]

Business Woman Media: How to change your career during a pandemic

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In this article for The Business Woman Magazine, Michelle provides eight tips to change your career as the world faces unprecedented challenges and workplaces experience increasing pressure. Here’s how… As the world faces unprecedented challenges and workplaces experience increasing pressure, now more than ever taking charge of your career is essential. Victoria Beckham once said […]

What does brand YOU look like?

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Just as companies have a brand, so too do people. It can feel a bit odd thinking of yourself as a brand, but in a work context it’s really important to have clarity on how people see you. Seth Godin talks about how a company brand is the set of expectations, memories, stories and relationships […]