Category: The Leap Stories

Crafting a career is a creative act. It might involve moving cities, trialling a range of gigs, applying your skills in unforeseen ways, partnering with other pros to start new things, and working both freelance and employment to find a mix just right for you. And this week’s leap taker Lani Pauli has taken her love […]

Welcome to our first leap story for 2017! After a summer hiatus, we’re back to embrace all that this new year has to offer. And this year is perhaps especially inviting. According to numerology, 2017 is a ‘1’ year (2+0+1+7=10, 1+0=1), which means it’s a year of new beginnings and a great time to consider […]

Can you imagine the person you might be this time next year? Of what you will have learned, experienced and survived after another 365 days of being you? Because it’s not a matter of if  you’ll change, but rather, how. Change is not optional. When Elizabeth Donaldson was a DFAT advisor living in Japan, I doubt she […]

Earlier this year I was lamenting with my husband that there needed to be an app to help Instagrammers plan out their visual feed ahead of time – where we could see all our potential posting images, and layout them out in order to design a great looking feed, and have a bank of images […]

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What happens when two mid career marketers ‘unpack their confidence and self-belief from the suitcase of doom’, and ask themselves ‘what will I regret having not done when I’m on my deathbed?’ What happens when they join forces to do work that matters, that leverages their skills and contacts? What happens when they connect the dots to […]

While we don’t always find ourselves in situations of our choosing, we always have a choice about how we deal with it. And that’s the very place that leaps are often born. When graphic designer Emma Kate Codrington couldn’t get her working visa renewed, and she had to leave London and return to her hometown of Adelaide, […]

Full time employee. To full time freelance designer. Back to full time employee with a side gig. Throw in several redundancies and a life threatening accident, and you’ve got several leaps in all sorts of directions. So is the story of Olga Grueva, founder of  family tree digital printing business, The Family Tree Co. We’re big on […]

Over the many stories I’ve recorded in this series, travel seems to be a common leaping ingredient – either as a way to escape the known and see life differently, or as way to tap into different tastes, textures and terrains. Sarah Holloway and her partner Nik like to travel. And on those travels they […]

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Today I shared a green juice with one of the leap takers featured in The Leap Stories series. Within five minutes of starting our catchup, she was in tears. Because she’s walking away from a business she leapt to create with her energy, creativity, money and love, to take another leap and relocate overseas for […]

When I registered my business name nearly eight years ago, I was drawing on the idea that I wanted to connect with people who cared about the same things I did, and while they may not be direct next-of-kin in the truest sense, they somehow felt like another family, like kin. Because having a sense of […]