Category: The Leap Stories

From teacher to stand-up comedy to radio host to business owner. Read how George McEnroe started Shebah, Australia’s all-female owned and operated ride share service helps women and children move through the world safely.

Even when you’re working in a field that’s aligned with your purpose, career trajectories don’t always go to plan. Pivots are going to be necessary. Read how Loretta Bolotin switched from working with aid organisations to starting her own social enterprise supporting refugees and new immigrants through the universal uniter and healer – food.

Recently I was working with a coaching client, and I asked him to describe the kind of work he’d like to be doing in twelve months time. Very quickly he fell into the trap of thinking about the kind of ‘job’ he ‘could move into’, rather than the kinds of activities that felt energising and […]

In The Company Taking The Leap Live Panel Event Small Business Festival Victoria Women in Business

Proudly sponsored by: Victoria’s Small Business Festival This special edition of In The Company was recorded live at Donkey Wheel House in Melbourne on Tuesday 15 August 2017, in front of a live audience of 50 women as part of the women in business week of the Victorian Small Business Festival. Based on my book ‘The […]

So often we are consumed with setting the goals, drawing a straight line to their completion and moving onto the next thing. It’s deliciously tempting to think about living our entire lives that way. But magic doesn’t happen at the coal face of constant engagement with what we already know. To think about creating a […]

You may have once been asked a question, ‘What would you do if you only had a month to live?’ What might your answer be? Ponder that. Now, let’s take it one step further, and ask, what might you do if you were diagnosed with Stage 4 Lymphoma, were in hospital and given a week […]

I’ve only ever once shouted to a man across an isle, ‘hey, nice balls!’ and that was when I saw Sam Davy’s edgy, graphic-designed soccer balls on show at a boutique trade fair earlier this year. But the design of Sam’s soccer balls was only the beginning of his story. Turns out, Sam’s company PARK […]

Earlier this year Polly Shanahan quit her day job in a very public facing customer service role, and retreated to the solitude of her workshop to put to use the woodworking skills her handyman father taught her. The result is Wah Works, an online store selling wooden objects handmade by Polly, from reclaimed and sustainable […]

When Natasha Morgan drove to Daylesford in regional Victoria dreaming of purchasing a weekender for her young family, her life paradoxically both fell apart and fell into place. Natasha is trained as both an architect and landscape architect, and pulling up the driveway of Oak and Monkey Puzzle with its wide spaces, colonial plantings and […]

Nice. Normal. Comfortable. Safe. Our desire to fit in, stabilise, predict and control is both our social conditioning and biological programming. It’s what we strive for. And yet my coaching experience shows me that when we hold that up as the gold standard for our entire lives, we can lose ourselves in the process. In […]