Mental health at work - A growing concern by Jodie Cooper

Mental Health at Work – A growing concern

Mental health is a growing concern in Australian Workplaces (Bailey & Dollard, 2019). With one in five Australian adults report experiencing a mental health issue each year (Australian Bureau of Statistics, 2009), an opportunity exists for Australian organisations to find practical solutions to improve mental health at work. Individuals reporting high levels of mental health…

Oh My….. I won. Reflections on my business journey.

It’s hard to fathom, almost 13 years after starting my business in life coaching in Wollongong, I’ve just been awarded IWIB Best Home Based Business, 2019. For those of you not in the Wollongong business networking community, IWIB stands for Illawarra Women in Business. It’s a strong community group and it’s an absolute honor to…

Positive Leadership is about bringing out the best in people

What is Positive Leadership

Interested in leadership, then you need to be asking “What is Positive Leadership”? Essentially the role of the positive leader is to nurture, support and lead both individuals and teams into becoming positive deviants. That is, taking positive action that is outside the normal expectations and requirements of the organisation; for the benefit of individuals,…

To Do list essentials for busy professionals

The most common issue I come across with busy professionals is too much to do and too little time. What I find intriguing though, is that when I ask about their personal productivity, most professionals rate themselves around 70%, perhaps 80% on a good day. So, what’s going on? The rate at which we live,…

4 Ways to improve phone hygiene

Firstly, you may well ask “What is phone hygiene?” Simple, it’s the way we keep our phone clean and ensure it improves our wellbeing rather than detracting from it. Most people never think of decluttering their phone. Imagine if you walked into your office and every drawer, cabinet and cupboard was open with contents strewed…

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A local woman inspiring positive social change

Recently I was presenting my public speaking course at Wollongong Uni, and a participant gave a beautiful presentation on her stance against consumerism. Inspiring positive social change is why I do what I do, and I loved her talk so much I invited Tracy to write a blog explaining what she’s doing and why. This is a guest…

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Santosha – A mantra for balanced progress

Santosha is a Sanskrit term that, loosely translated, means contentment in the moment. When used in the discipline of Yoga, it refers to a point you’ll find while attempting any challenging pose. Stand up for a moment, trust me, doing this will be a turning point in your life if you get this concept. Gently…

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Business Values bring everything together

Recently I attended a business conference where we were encouraged to write our business values down. I’ve always known my personal values, but I didn’t see how my business values would help, being it’s generally just me in the business. However, the business is growing. I now have a Marketing Assistant, Alanna working with me,…

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Simple truths for positive business people

I’ve been listening to Gretchen Rubin for the last few months and I adore the way she blends hard science with personal commentary. Within her ‘Happiness Project’ Gretchin identifies her ’12 Commandments’ and with clarity explains how these simple rules help guide her life and business. I thought it was a brilliant idea, so here…