Erin Strang – Real Life Story

Erin Strang – Real Life Story

In this real life story, Erin Strang, Chief Financial Officer, Sunwater, shares her financial services journey of over 20 years, shares the things she love about leading people and talks about how she overcome the challenges she experienced while working in a male...

Sam Williams – Real Life Story

Sam Williams – Real Life Story

In this real-life story we hear from Sam Williams, Head of operations, Smart and Simpler for Woolworths Group. Sam talks about how she is the happiest she’s ever been.  She shares her personal turnaround and how tragic circumstances allowed her to really fully...

Justine Kennedy – Real Life Story

Justine Kennedy – Real Life Story

This story of Justine Kennedy was real, raw and full of courage.  Justine’s career with Bendigo started when she was a client, doing her banking! The power of her ability to create relationships meant that the manager at the time, offered her an interview for a job....

Kim Richards MP – Real Life Story

Kim Richards MP – Real Life Story

In this Real Life Story I asked Kim about her journey from the architecture world through to politics.   We talked about getting buy in, dealing with negative people and the best ways to build trust and relationships that end in a win – win for all involved.

Managing Performance Checklist

Managing Performance Checklist

How do we manage performance? After knowing the factors that influence poor performance, the next thing we need to know is how to properly manage the performance of our team. The following four areas can be used as a checklist for you work out what you need to work on...

Expert Interview – “You’ve Got This” with Dr Margie Warrell

Expert Interview – “You’ve Got This” with Dr Margie Warrell

How often have you let fear hold you back from doing something you wanted to do?  Have you ever looked back and wished you’d been braver?  Most  of us have. From working with hundreds of women in our community, I have realised a few things.  New and emerging leaders...

Emma Taylor – Real Life Story

Emma Taylor – Real Life Story

As Head of Technology for Virgin Australia, Emma knows a thing or two about leadership. She has worked in various industries, starting as a programmer with NAB.During this real-life interview, we will hear some of the highlights of Emma’s career, and how she got to...

Managing Poor Performance

Managing Poor Performance

What factors influence poor performance?Poor performance is an outcome of a myriad of different inputs. We also need to watch our own biases when it comes to performance, and what we deem to be 'poor'. If you don't have set outcomes, or expectations for behaviours and...

Nikki Beaumont – Real Life Story

Nikki Beaumont – Real Life Story

In this real-life interview with the Founder and CEO of Beaumont people, Nikki Beaumont, we chat about how she has grown her organisation and her leadership focus. With over 30 years in recruitment, Nikki Beaumont is passionate about Meaningful Work, and always...

GROW coaching model for Effective Meetings

GROW coaching model for Effective Meetings

In the past month inside our Facebook Group, The Female Leaders Collective, we have discussed how to have an effective meeting using the GROW Coaching model. But before we start on how to use it, I will share the meaning of GROW. It is a universal coaching model, it's...

Benefits of Delegation in The Workplace

Benefits of Delegation in The Workplace

Ah, Delegation. The one skill set that will set you apart from a high-performing team vs a low-performing team. There are so many benefits of delegation, including growth and development for your team members, more time, people playing to their strengths, increased...

What makes a good female leader?

What makes a good female leader?

This is a really interesting question. Part of me wonders should we actually just remove the word 'female' and make the question: "What makes a good leader?" because I think the answers might actually be the same.   However, I run an online women's leadership...

Workplace Conflict

Workplace Conflict

How to manage conflict in the workplace? First you need to understand the causes of conflict, and how it escalates. Most conflict can be resolved very early on - if you're a leader that is aware of your environment. If you're switched on to the energy changes and...

Refuse The Monkey

Refuse The Monkey

One of the first mistakes new managers make (and some seasoned ones) is trying to fix everything. And worse, they are creating the environment where their team will just keep coming to them with problems and this creates a dependency on you.  Now, why it can be nice...