We were sitting around the campfire when the story turned to ‘how we met our partners’.  I didn’t know any of the women super well and most were a few wines down, so took to telling their stories in the gregarious fashion of the slightly tipsy. ...

He began by giving thanks. He thanked Lego, he thanked Marvel, he thanked the cast and crew of Frozen, the inventor of trampolines and Paw Patrol and Teen Titans. He thanked the Foo Fighters and Led Zeppelin and children’s authors Julia Donaldson, David Walliams and Dav...

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...

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....

There’s a pattern I see when entrepreneurs try to write their own sites. You start out by looking at others in your field. You find someone who has a great website, and you decide to use it as inspiration. You want to create a website that...

Authenticity. Does the very word make your hackles stand up? Like any buzzword, authenticity evokes strong reactions. When we hear it too often, or if we see it used as an excuse for poor behaviour, or for behaviour that is not in fact authentic, it can start...

Lately I’ve been meeting and working with a lot of women who are struggling with the same issue. And it's driving me crazy. So today I am calling you out. (Given the subject of this blog, I don't really have a choice). Are you saying what you...

I once asked a well known television producer where he got ideas for his stories and documentaries. He looked at me quizzically before replying: “Stories are everywhere.” At the time I found his answer slightly maddening. Back then I was a frustrated media lawyer, desperately yearning for more creativity...