Tag: The Leap Stories

Looking at your diary for the coming week, can you see space for downtime? Space that isn’t allocated to doing, giving and outputting but rather just being, pottering and resting? In a world where the cultural norm is to ‘hustle’ in our work and squeeze more into our schedules, Julie Haslam founder of The Downtime […]

Becoming a parent is often quoted as one of the biggest leaps a person can take. It redefines your identity, pushes you in new directions, and forces you to face your life in ways you cannot imagine. In the run-up to Mother’s Day this Sunday, we’re talking with leaping mama, Spanish native and serial entrepreneur […]

Four years ago today, I was standing infront of the iconic Flatiron Building on Fifth Avenue, New York City. A few days earlier I had left a dream job after burning out and desperately needing to reassess what was next in my life. I’d taken my big messy heart and run away to New York, to […]

When a trained psychiatrist walks away from her career and years of medical training to build the world’s largest online meditation campaign, you know you need to dig a little deeper into exactly what meditation and mindfulness can do for our 21st-century brains.  So with May just around the corner, this week we talk with […]

Emma Murray The Leap Stories

It took Tasmanian-born Emma Murry ten years to get past negative feedback and finally become a photographer.  While at uni, a dream-crushing arts lecturer dissuaded Emma from changing courses from law to photography, so she sidetracked into commerce, moved to Melbourne and became a marketer. But after years in marketing communications, Emma’s heart just wasn’t in […]

Hadassah Jordan The Leap Stories

What about when you want to take a leap within the realm of what you do now, but stretch yourself further? To take what you already know, and apply it in a new way? To push into another industry, category or region? With a long family lineage in clothing manufacturing and retailing, Hadassah Jordan hit […]

Love After Love Poem by Derek Walcott

Today I had a smart, capable, big-hearted client who said to me ‘I have grief about how long I did the thing that wasn’t right for me.’ It’s crushed her and she’s now picking herself up and forging a new path with bravery, self-compassion and curiosity… inspite of still feeling fearful and uncertain. She is […]

The Leap Stories - Madeleine Dore

I remember feeling confused the first time I read artist and designer James Victore’s words ‘freedom is something you take‘. I thought I am privileged to live in a first world democracy, of course, I’m free. My freedom was given to me at birth. I didn’t need to ‘take it’.  And yet in many ways, […]

When I first meet New Zealand born and raised Anna Ross, founder of cosmetic and skincare brand Kester Black, I was convinced that she would one day take over the world. That was in 2014 when she was still working her administrative assistant job and Kester Black was still a side gig.

This week’s leap taker is creative maker, Ellie Beck, perhaps better known by her business name, Petalplum. Six years ago Ellie and her partner Sam took the leap to make a tree change from Brisbane to the hinterlands of Byron Bay. They sold their house, left their jobs and today are both running creative businesses, […]