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Hearing The Call

Hearing The Call

Joseph Campbell is best known as the world’s foremost authority on mythology. Despite his death in 1987 his writings have continued to grow in popularity as new students find his journey of the hero, so popularly traced in movies, games and comic books, adds depth and dimension to the story on the surface. His most famous book, The Hero with a Thousand Faces (1949) tracks the adventures of a hero or heroine through the typical phases of a quest. Not only must the individual rise to t … Read more

The Question That Starts a Journey

The Question That Starts a Journey

Have you ever had a question that stopped you in your tracks? One that literally left you speechless as you contemplated what it implied? Maybe it was the way it was asked, or the person who asked it that got your attention. Perhaps it touched a nerve or rattled your cage, shaking you awake to the fact that if you thought about it, this question might change everything. What do you do with such questions? If you welcome them, they help you take stock of where you are and might lead to new  … Read more

The Birth of a Transformation

The Birth of a Transformation

I’ve always been interested in the turn of events that leads people to take on a transformative path. For some, it’s a goal that they have always wanted to pursue – perhaps a pilgrimage across ancient routes to open mind and soul. For others, the thought of transformation is only considered when things are at their worst. At the point where there is no going back and staying in ‘this place’ is unbearable, transforming pain into a path towards healing becom … Read more

Unpacking Transformation

Unpacking Transformation

Given this website is about transforming, what exactly is transformation, where does it apply in life, and what’s the best way to achieve it? While the word ‘transformation’ is used in connection with many concepts, in particular concepts that relate to organisations and leaders, it certainly isn’t limited to these uses. However, let’s start with these to see how they fit the definition of transformation. To transform according to the Australian Macquarie … Read more

Walking the Transformation Talk

Walking the Transformation Talk

This morning while I was preparing to get organised for a busy day, I caught my inner self-talk having a little moment of complaint. Almost immediately after, the idea popped into my head, ‘What’s a better thought for that?’ These moments of catching myself and asking, ‘What’s a better thought than that one?’ are coming more frequently. It’s a welcome change from not noticing how my self-talk sabotages me, and not realising that I can change it … Read more

Mentoring Confidence in Young Women in Business

Mentoring Confidence in Young Women in Business

Given it's Mother's Day this Sunday it seemed like an appropriate day for a blog on mothers mentoring daughters in business. The opening of the Commonwealth Games last month was a moment of real pride for me – not only because I thought the Gold Coast did a wonderful job of putting on a grand show, but because my daughter was part of the stage management team who made it all happen. This is a picture of her showing the excitement (and relief) from pulling off the biggest show … Read more

Launching Claim Your Confidence!

Launching Claim Your Confidence!

With the Minister for Small Business, the Hon Shannon Fentiman officially launching the Claim Your Confidence Program, a long-term goal of mine has finally been achieved. If you’ve read about me, you know that I’m a passionate believer in guiding people to understand their thinking by learning about their brain. By uncovering the mindset patterns that we form from our early years, we begin to see that some of the beliefs we formed as children are still with us today, but not  … Read more

Release Your Belief in Lack

Release Your Belief in Lack

Over the Christmas and New Year season, I hope you had a chance to step away from the routine madness and look with fresh eyes on some of the beliefs, habits and messages you acquired over the past year. One that came home to me in many ways over the past month was that niggling belief in scarcity and limitation. Even though it’s the season for love and charity, we are constantly reminded that we live in a world that is scarce in both. Organisations are pleading for dona … Read more

Practice 1: See What Lies Beneath

Practice 1: See What Lies Beneath

This week’s practice for learning to see is the idea that we all have resistance towards seeing beyond what is directly in front of us. To look closely and see what is beyond the obvious requires a deeper level of attention. As Daniel Goleman indicates in his book Focus (2013), 'Deep thinking demands sustaining a focused mind.' Rather than dig a bit deeper, we often choose to ‘turn a blind eye’ to other options lying underneath the surface. Resisting what lies  … Read more

Learning To See

Learning To See

There have been times in my life, and in my business, where I have felt that I was battling the same issue on an endless cycle. I’ve been known to sit in a quiet corner with my head in my hands, asking ‘What am I missing? Why is this happening again? What can’t I see in this situation?’ My awareness is growing (as I get older and wiser!), that when the same problems come around again and again, the common denominator in them all is me, and the pattern of thinking abou … Read more