Last week I had the absolute pleasure of presenting at the Corporate Health and Wellbeing Conference in NZ, ironically just a few days before their world was shattered by the events in Christchurch.
It’s so hard to comprehend such a tragic event could take place in NZ, as in my view, NZ is the most welcoming, peaceful place on the planet. My heart goes out to all our Kiwi and Muslim friends and anyone else whose world has been torn apart by the insane actions of this lunatic. Sending you ‘virtual’ massive hugs and love.
Back to the conference. As I was listening and learning from the amazing speakers from the back of the room, I suddenly became aware that a man had snuck in and taken a seat next to me. In the break, I was surprised (and excited) when the man lent over, shook my hand and said: “Hi, I’m Gilbert!”
Today we celebrate International Women's Day (IWD) and it makes me so proud as a woman and mother raising, two beautiful young women, that we take this day to showcase some amazing women and their impact on the world.
Our favourite book to read as a family is “Good night stories for Rebel Girls”. A coffee table book that artistically shares 100 tales of extraordinary women and girls and their achievements. If you haven’t read it, you must check it out, there is even a sequel.
It was a Monday morning, three months after an nine month leadership program I’d run had concluded.
I was checking in on the wonderful group of leaders who had recently graduated from the program. How were they? What progress had they made? Did they have any challenges they needed advice on? etc
“I don’t focus on what I am up against. I focus on my goals and try to ignore the rest” - Venus Williams
My focus for 2018 was STRONGER! Little did I realise what was possible, when faced with a CHALLENGE and an inspiring GOAL.
Just over a week ago I was lucky enough to attend the 2018 Neuroleadership Summit.
Lucky, because it was an awesome conference, and doubly lucky as it happened to be in one of my favourite cities in the world, New York.