When is a sales call not a sales call? Over the last few days I’ve had several wonderful conversations with women who are digging deep, carving their own paths serving with heart. We talked about our challenges, the evolution of our work and the lessons we have...

Are you struggling to show up online, create valuable content, or figure out how to get your message to those who need it most, in a way that feels good to you? I think we all go through phases where showing up feels like a chore. When...

A lesson in marketing from the chateaux of France Last month, I travelled through France’s Loire Valley, where more than 100 chateaux have opened their doors to the public. With so many sumptuous palaces to choose from, how exactly is a tourist to choose? Few who hail...

Once upon a time a sales coach told me “people won’t buy clarity”. Yeah right. I’m willing to bet you’ve invested a ton searching for clarity. A ton of time, a ton of energy and yes, a ton of money trying to find that knowing, that direction,...

In the late 1800s, two ships were wrecked at opposite ends of the sub-Antarctic Auckland Island, within a few months of each other.  Neither crew knew the other was there. The island has a rocky, unforgiving coastline, and a year-round perishing climate of freezing rain and howling winds....

Death. You might consider it a challenging topic for a reality documentary series. Yet sometimes, the most unexpected topics have the power to make the greatest impact Recently I discovered The Casketeers, a reality TV show following the daily goings-on at Tipene Funerals, in West and South Auckland....

When I took a step back in my business this quarter, I had grand ambitions about what I was going to achieve. After a year of late nights and early mornings trying to juggle multiple projects, I needed to slow down. I decided I wouldn't actively...

When I was at high school in the early 90s, there was a trend for black Adidas three-stripe track pants. Skinny-legged, with elasticated stirrups and you guessed it, three white stripes running down the side of the leg, military style. Unflattering and overpriced they may have been, but...