I’m so grateful for the opportunity to connect with you.
I’m a journalist, reputation strategist and content consultant, podcast host, health coach & wellness advocate, wife and mum-of-two. It’s a lot of labels I know but I get bored quickly and most importantly, I choose to have it all because it’s all important to me – I want a complete life.
I think all women should have the choice to have it all if that’s what they want, but without the pressure or expectation of having to DO it all.
I have a thing about balance – about helping women achieve some sense of it in their day-to-day lives – and seeing women rise in work and in life.
Because we’re not there yet.
Let’s talk about evening up the playing field in work and life.
At the moment, the deck is stacked against women who want to maintain their career after having children.
The corporate world might have welcomed us to the ranks but it didn’t change office hours to suit school runs and dinner time.
There’s a whole generation of women who are spinning their wheels trying to maintain a professional or personally-fulfilling life with the expectations that as mothers, they are also the primary carer or parent.
Or alternatively, their career has taken a hit because they can’t put in the hours in a system designed for men who have wives at home looking after home and family.
For us, life has been about existing in the man’s and the woman’s world simultaneously, with varying degrees of success.
I believe there’s a revolution afoot in which this is changing, and we can be a part of that revolution.
This space is dedicated to sharing the lessons we need to learn in order for women to live complete lives and feel balanced, happy and healthy.
Women shouldn’t have to sacrifice their own fulfillment and sense of self on the altar of motherhood. They should not have to choose between the two, nor burn themselves out trying to have it all.
Where to start …
First up, sign up for The Complete Life List, a monthly (or so) newsletter with the latest podcast episodes, blog posts, links to articles and tips and ideas to help you elevate at work and in life.
Read these …
To understand more about what life is like for Australian working women and their families, I ran a survey – these are the results. You can see how you compare.
If balance is a concept you struggle with, then this piece may bring about some helpful clarity. Balance is possible, once you understand it a bit better.
For your health, this is perhaps the most important piece I’ve written here – why I want you to know about your thyroid. Busyness and stress can have a particularly negative impact on women’s physical and mental health once they’re over 40. It’s critical information we all need to be aware of.
Tune in …
My podcast has had a makeover – whereas it started out solely about women in business, Conversations for a Complete Life now encompasses all the elements of a complete life, including how women build their own businesses and thoughts on how to live life better as a working woman with a family. It’s about addressing the issues we face and amplifying women’s voices to help foster positive change.
My official resume, if I had one, would contain details of a 20+ year career in newspapers, as a journalist, columnist, chief of staff and other bibs-and-bobs (predominately at The Gold Coast Bulletin but also The Sunday Mail in Brisvegas).
I’ve interviewed some amazing people, the most amazing being not the celebrities and politicians, but the everyday people living through terrible tragedy or triumphing over it, or those making a difference in other people’s lives.
Visible Women Media is my agency for women in business who want to raise their profile and build a bolder reputation to achieve more influence and impact.
I’m a qualified health coach, studying at the Institute of Integrative Nutrition, the world’s largest nutrition school. That knowledge allows me to help women achieve a greater sense of balance and wellbeing.
When I’m not researching, writing, coaching or broadcasting, I’m busy doing mum-stuff, like going to swimming, surfing or dance pick-ups; buying and then cooking copious amounts of food; and washing mountains of laundry.
Acknowledgement of Country
I acknowledge that I live and work on the land of the Yugambeh people of South East Queensland, including the Kombumerri, Mununjali, Wangerriburra and others. I pay respects to their Elders past, present and emerging.