Karla Gilbert

Ep 033: From Ironwoman to Ironmum

Karla Gilbert is still one of Australia’s most loved sporting icons, still considered the Queen of Surf Lifesaving  even post retirement. She dominated the beach and waves during a professional sports career that saw her win the first ever professional Ironwoman race in 1990 at only 15 years age, against much older and more experienced competition. She went on to …

womens voices

Ep 032: Amplifying Women’s Voices

I was scrolling on Medium recently, and choosing the categories I wanted to subscribe to. I scrolled, and scrolled, from one category to the next and very quickly noticed something: most of the contributors in the categories I was interested in were male. I scrolled more, went back to some other categories, paying more attention, and this question popped into …

Ep 030: Defining success – when enough is enough

If you’re pushing yourself to go harder to make more money, or feeling like a bit of chump because you’re not turning over millions, it might be time to ask yourself: What is enough? I see so many women caught up in this idea that they are somehow failing or not good at this business thing because they don’t earn …

Ep 029: Intention, leadership and doing business better

Do you work with your husband or partner? Rebecca Plant does, and while she loves it, the idea sounds like hell to me! It is however the reality for a lot of small biz owners and SHEs, who work in a business alongside hubby. Rebecca, a former journo and mate of mine from the old newsroom days, works alongside her …

Books you must read for more health and happiness in 2015

One of the greatest joys in life are books and the opportunity to absorb information, lessons and beauty from them. Call me old-fashioned, but I love the feel of real paper in my hands, and just cannot take to using an electronic device to read with. I always have a large pile of books on the go. My bedside table …

Mothers of Influence: Cindy Luken

The beauty and cosmetics industry has long profited from the insecurities of women and, through marketing linking flawless looks to self-worth, has fanned those flames of insecurity further. As a result, women typically spend their entire adult life and a small fortune attempting to improve or enhance their looks as a way of feeling better about themselves and to meet a standard of beauty …

Mothers of Influence: Brenda Janschek

One of the loveliest people I’ve met since working in these circles is fellow Institute of Integrative Nutrition grad Brenda Janschek. Based in Sydney, Brenda’s message resonates with my own and she has been working successfully to help other mums switch to a wholefood diet for their own sake and that of their kids. Like many women before her, Brenda suffered …