The Facebook messages almost always come late at night. Sometimes it’s me, about to press publish on a post that I know will ruffle some feathers. Could she just take a quick look, give me a neutral perspective, tell me how she thinks this paragraph comes...

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 juggle your business and your latest passion project? Are you wondering how to bring together two different aspects of your work and interests? Perhaps you’re trying to link a new service offering to an existing physical product. For example, you may want to...

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...

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....