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This is what I’m up to at the moment – I’ll be updating this page at random, either when I start something exciting, or I remember that it exists!

Last updated: January 2023

Personal

2022 was a huge year on the personal front. I ended a nearly 6-year relationship and moved back into my beautiful wee home in Onehunga, Tāmaki Makaurau. My cats are re-establishing their territory, so I run outside at least once a day to break up a howling, hissing mob of kitties.

After 18 weeks in a moonboot, and disrupted rehab due to the unexpected house-shift, I’ve joined the local swimming pool and gym to get back on the exercise wagon – I’ve missed the endorphins!

I’m getting back to my old loves of reading, cooking, and hosting gatherings at my house for friends to connect.

I’ve been delighted and touched on every single volunteer shift I’ve done with Kindness Collective Foundation‘s social toy store, the Christmas Joy Store, and social restaurant Everybody Eats – there are so many benefits to volunteering, from the personal psychological boost, to having a positive impact in the world, to meeting new people and strengthening community ties.

Business

Products

I call myself an “accidental” creator. I never set out to make a product, but it became inevitable once I saw the way that some well-known strengths approaches failed to help people make the most of their entire array of capabilities, not just their strongest strengths.

So, in 2021, I released The Strengths Deck on the market, and I’m following that up in 2023 with my first book, ‘Unleash Your Awesome‘ (due for release in February 2023).

Pre-orders are now open for ‘Unleash Your Awesome’, so reserve your copy today, and get access to exclusive bonus content that’s not available elsewhere.

Services

The Strengths Deck went from, ahem, strength to strength in 2022, for both 1:1 clients and organisations. And I’m excited to see where it goes in 2023.

After a few years of figuring out my “niche”, I’m now firmly committed to my coaching and leadership development practice. And I’ve got the loveliest, most committed, and top-performing clients that anyone could ever have!

It is my privilege to work 1:1 with a small handful of epic humans who are looking to bring more of their magic to the world. From job changes to career progression to delivering sustainable high performance, they want to show up fully human and fully awesome, and they’re using their personal strengths to make that happen.

I’m working with a beautiful corporate client on strengthening their leadership practices and leadership team culture. This team shows up with the goods every single time – we laugh, we shed tears, and we dig deep to make things more meaningful and impactful.

I keep a strict lid on the number of 1:1 and corporate clients I work with so that they get the very best of me, every time. I’ve got space for one more major corporate client in 2023 – let’s chat if you think that should be you.

Networking

 I belong to a couple of wonderful networking groups, and am always keen to meet more interesting people.

I’m currently the President of Auckland Executive Club, a wonderful group of women from a range of industries who meet monthly for networking, dinner, and a speaker. Find out about our next event here, and if you’re signing up for a ticket, put my name down as the ‘Guest of’ and ‘Seated next to’, then send me an email to let me know you’ll be coming along. We’ll have a grand old time meeting in real life!

I am a member of FAB (Friends and Business), a fortnightly breakfast networking group. We alternate our meetings between face-to-face (in Ponsonby) and Zoom, at 7:30am every second Tuesday. We’re on summer hiatus until late January 2023 – drop me an email if you’d like an invitation to our next meeting.

Why have a 'now' page?

I came across the idea of a ‘now’ page a few years ago, but it’s taken me a while to get my own set up.

Derek Sivers is the inspiration behind the ‘now’ page movement, and he explains the point of it here better than I ever could!

If you have your own website, why not set up your own ‘now’ page?