WLW 020 Lorraine Murphy on Being Remarkable WLW 020 Lorraine Murphy on Being Remarkable WLW 020 Lorraine Murphy on Being Remarkable
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WLW 020 Lorraine Murphy on Being Remarkable

For anyone that loves inspiring conversations that are also packed to the brim with practical tips around getting organised and increasing your productivity, then this episode with the remarkable Lorraine Murphy is for you. Lorraine is originally from Dublin, Ireland and spent the first eight years of her career in PR and communications strategy. In 2009 she moved to Sydney and recognised a need for a coordinator of blogger and brand relationships in the Australian market. She launched The ...

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WLW 018 Emma Franklin Bell on Experimenting and Entrepreneurship

If you’ve ever thought about starting your own business, but you’re not sure how to get started, then this episode with Emma Franklin Bell is a great one for you. Emma explains why treating entrepreneurship and starting a business like a series of experiments is a key philosophy for her and how it can help you to break through fears that might be holding you back. And if you’ve ever wanted to write a book, there’s also lots of juicy information in this episode about developing a writing ...

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WLW 017 Mia Freedman on Work Strife Balance

In today’s digital world, where social media makes it possible to constantly compare yourself to others, Mia Freedman is a breath of fresh air. Unlike many figures in the public eye, Mia openly shares the real moments of her life with us, not just the highlight reel, and she is a strong and refreshing voice with a mission is to make the world a better place for women and girls. For anyone who doesn’t know Mia, she is a writer, broadcaster, author, former editor of Cosmopolitan magazine, ...

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Is it time to build your exit strategy?

If there were one hot topic that is coming up a lot in my coaching enquiries, women’s groups I lead and with Q&A’s after speaking gigs, it’s that of career change. To be more specific, I keep getting questions about how to build an effective exit strategy. In other words – can you please help me get the **** out of this career I hate?! And whilst it has been a consistent theme in my coaching practice over the past three years, it is definitely heightened at the ...

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The relationship that can make your career

A few weeks ago I wrote about how to make mentoring work. Today, we get into sponsors. Whether I am out speaking at an event, or coaching a client, one of the most frequently asked questions I get on careers is, “What’s the difference between a mentor and a sponsor?” Just in case there is any confusion, a mentor is a person who will advise you and share their knowledge, whereas a sponsor is someone who will advocate for you on your behalf, using their influence and power to do so. ...

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Quick & easy wins for your personal brand

Last week we looked at the path to building your personal brand. Hopefully you have thought about what you want to be known for, and are starting to work through what that might look like for you. There are two more important building blocks to the personal brand journey that will help you significantly as you piece this critical part of your career together.  The first is to get a really clear picture on your current personal brand. The best way to find out what people think is to ask. ...

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Are you waiting to be struck by purpose?

This is a pretty big question so you might want to strap yourself in: What is your purpose? Or asked another way: Why are you here? Or another: Why do you get up and do what you do every day?  For most of us, these questions are not easily answered. We go about our work and life most days without pondering these profound questions, because let’s face it, it’s daunting and overwhelming and to be perfectly frank, for some of us it feels like it could blow our minds if we sat with it for too ...

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Why the world needs new leaders

There is a mountain of research revealing unequivocally that what people want from their leaders today is changing, and changing dramatically. And the good news is, women have never been better placed to lead, as we transition from an old style of leadership based on command and control, short term thinking and aggression, to one that is more in tune with feminine sensibilities of relating and empowering, sustainable thinking, and collaboration. In fact, we are wonderfully wired to do so. But ...

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Is your bias limiting you?

We all have bias – whether it’s conscious or unconscious – and our biases impact the way view the world, what we see, and how we see it. Not all of our cognitive biases are harmful, as let’s face it, the way our brains are wired for negativity and to search out danger are what have historically kept us alive. But as our biases are our perceptual filters, they dictate so much of what we do, and they can limit the full range of what we observe and take in, impacting both our behavior ...

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Don’t ask ‘What do you do?’…..Ask this.

I get a lot of questions from women about how to network. The questions usually come with a groan, a sigh and an eye roll. I get it. Most of us hate the thought of networking. It’s tiresome, potentially a waste of time, and usually pretty boring. So let’s reframe it. Because as women, we love the idea and opportunity to connect. Most of us, even the most introverted, like to meet new people under the right circumstances. But if you are like me, you hate the small talk. The ...

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What will you declare?

If you were going to declare one thing that you absolutely must get done before the end of the year what would it be? Think about it. It might be something that was a big goal for the year. Or it could have come up later, but you know it’s the game changer. The one thing that, if you complete it or achieve it, you will feel content, accomplished and that your year has been a success. If you had to name it, what would it be? Is there just one thing, or are there a number that you are ...

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Is it time to reignite your personal brand?

You know how it goes: you’re going along well in your career. Doing a good job, hitting your milestones, keeping your boss and your clients happy and generally achieving what you have set out to. But sometimes it just feels a bit, you know, lackluster. Like the shine has faded. The gloss is wearing off. Or let’s be honest, you might be just flat out bored with it all (and yourself perhaps). You could change jobs. Industries. Go and hike a mountain. Sit in a cave somewhere. Or ...

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