Welcome to my site, thanks for visiting. My mission in life is to help individuals and organisations to create positive change, and to thrive. I am a strategist, coach, speaker & author, and a mum, blogger, green juicer, yogi & wellness advocate. I have created this site as a cool resource for many of the things I am passionate about – wellness, positive business and leadership, balance, resiliency, health, empowering and inspiring women, and creating our best lives – at work, at home and at play.
A little more about me…
My business background is largely in the corporate environment, in Australia, Asia and the US. I have spent the last couple of decades working in really big companies like GE, PwC and IBM, driving marketing and business strategies, building corporate cultures, creating positive leaders, and being obsessed with how we get and keep more women in business.
The flip side to my corporate gig is my wellness work. Over the past decade, I have developed a growing fascination with all things wellness related, stemming from several bouts of chronic illness, starting with chronic fatigue at 21. This lead me on a journey of study, research and personal experimentation (yep, human guinea pig) with anything and everything that leads to health and wellbeing, and ultimately, that illusive mystery called balance. I have pretty much tried it all, so feel free to ask me anything (well, almost anything).
On my journey, I have done a load of study and research. I have completed business studies in PR and marketing, and have a Masters Degree in Business Management. I have also done study in the wellness space, like completing my yoga teacher training, and doing a recent Masters Degree in Wellness, with a major in Positive Psychology. Interestingly, I have loved all of it in equal measure. Later this year I will start my PhD in Gender Studies in the US.
Today, I am really passionate about helping individuals and organizations to create positive change, and to thrive. My day job four days a week is Director of Strategy for IBM, which sees me driving business strategy, culture change and gender strategies for IBM, which I just love. An amazing company creating a Smarter Planet and doing great things. I also love to coach people on things like building career success, the ins and outs of working in business, personal development, creating a balanced life, and of course, being well.
I have recently written and published my first book. It’s called ‘Getting Real About Having It All’ and has just been released through Hay House/Penguin. It is a book to empower and inspire women to create the career and life they love, and live it well. You can check it out at the book website, where you can read the first chapter for free and order online too. You can also check out the new blog Getting Real With Megan, where each week I will share thoughts and strategies on all things to help you be career smart, healthy and well, and generally fabulous. You can sign up here to make sure you don’t miss it. You will also read my musings in Wellbeing Magazine and on great websites like Business Chicks, Miranda Kerr’s Kora, and Mama Mia’s iVillage, where I am a regular contributor.
To keep me sane whilst doing all of this, you will often find me with my legs up the wall (its ok, it’s a yoga pose), just not when I am wearing a pencil skirt – yep, awkward!! I spend my spare time drinking green juice, meditating, reading like a maniac (you should see my library, I mean my house) and hanging out with my super cool 12-year-old son, Luca. We like to hang at the beach, watch some TV (our latest fav is Last Man Standing – hilarious), eat Japanese, and just generally chill out. He keeps me grounded, and I embarrass him, so it’s a perfect match really.
I look forward to sharing my odd musings, interesting information, book thoughts and cool stuff with you here, and I look forward to getting to know you.
Stop by again soon.
Megan Dalla-Camina is a business strategist, coach, speaker and author, passionate about creating positive change. Having worked in the international business environment for the past 18 years, she has driven strategies for multi-billion dollar corporations in Australia, Asia and the US in the areas of business strategy, marketing, communications, gender diversity, leadership development, organisational culture and change management. With Masters degrees in Business Management, and in Wellness (Positive Psychology), Megan currently works at the intersection of business strategy and organisational culture to drive positive change and revenue growth for IBM in A/NZ. She is a leading advocate for women, being the Executive Sponsor for Women in IBM for seven years; playing a key role as Implementation Leader in the Male Champions of Change initiative lead by Elizabeth Broderick, and soon to commence her PhD in gender studies in the US. In addition, she coaches, mentors and speaks to thousands of women every year on creating careers they love, and empowering them to live well.
Megan has been featured in a host of media, including BRW, CIO, Women’s Health, Marie Claire, Wellbeing, Spa Australasia, Cleo, Channel Ten News, Channel 7 Morning Show, ABC Radio, international business media, and she was recently named amongst celebrities and leading Australian’s as one of the ‘Hot 40’ women in Australia, in Prevention Magazine. Megan also recently won the NAB/Womens Agenda Emerging Leader in the Private Sector Award, and was a finalist in the Inspirational Ambassador category as well.
Her first book ‘Getting Real About Having It All: Be Your Best, Love Your Career and Bring Back Your Sparkle’ is out now through Hay House/Penguin.