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These are more than postcards

These are more than postcards

'Wow, I am super impressed with what they talked about and how open they were" was a comment made from an executive leader after we used picture cards to hear from the team about where they are at after a challenging few years. This not just a pile of postcards - it...

Your Inner Wisdom

Your Inner Wisdom

How does your inner wisdom inform you?Often we look outside of ourselves for answers, inspiration, connection, for the way things 'should' be done, and trying to discover the unknown.Yet, there is a lot that can go unnoticed from within. It was powerful to take some...

Creating innovation

Creating innovation

Recognising staff is so important. I absolutely loved hearing about the initiatives, developments, team work and improving the way that support is delivered to the community at the SA Power Networks innovation awards today.Rakesh shared about innovation in F1 with...

Handing over the batton

Handing over the batton

I got tingles yesterday when a group of leaders from Resthaven Incorporated described their creation. They spoke about being committed to the company for many many years and walked a long path - it was time to hand over the batton to others as they retire soon. You...

It gets awkward sometimes

It gets awkward sometimes

I have had many awkward moments at events because I rarely drink alcohol. I was reminded of this last night when I went to Patritti Wines  as there are many non alcoholic options in this winery. I remember walking into a networking event at a very flashy 'pop up'...

Caring for those that help others

Caring for those that help others

It was wonderful to share with Yarrow Place social workers yesterday. So important to have time to connect, share, explore for themselves all while learning some creative tools that can open communication and express experiences. Thank you for all that you do to care,...

Becoming Unstuck

Becoming Unstuck

These photos from the SA Woman Australia Summit last week, capture the essence of what happens when I 'speak'. The room participates - yes I am standing on the stage but its actually about interacting, reflecting and connecting to the content and one another that is...

Chaos to Calm – Mastering the mental load

Chaos to Calm – Mastering the mental load

I love when a room erupts as they are putting the 'stuff' into a scribble. Instead of bottling or brooding you put it somewhere so that you can see it, understand it and work out what to do with it. What a blast at Local Government Professional Women's Network...

It’s a Newday

It’s a Newday

My learning, thinking, wonder, pondering cup was well and truly full after being immersed in Newday Leadership Summitt.Wonderful to provide some creativity on the day. The creativity zone had so many different ways of connecting, expressing, reflecting and regulating...

Love in Action

Love in Action

From the moment I walked near the venue I knew that something incredible was going to happen and welcomed we were. It is very hard to capture the essence, learnings, philosophies, connections beyond and within ourselves at Compassion Revolution in Melbourne last...

Bel announced as Finalist in WINN Awards

Bel announced as Finalist in WINN Awards

Bel is super humbled to be announced as a finalist in the Women in Innovation Awards in the arts category,  The ingenuity and dedication of women in the field of innovation here in South Australia are nothing short of remarkable. Congratulations to all finalists, we...

Women, Wisdom and Wellbeing

Women, Wisdom and Wellbeing

It was fabulous to travel to Berri to come together to share wellbeing tools, lived experience stories, expressing with scribbles and having a laugh as part of the Women's, Wisdom and Wellbeing event. It is incredible to MC this event and interview Leesa Scanlan as...

I am Here to Hear R U Okay? Day

I am Here to Hear R U Okay? Day

What you need to do to prepare yourself and signs to look out for through heads, shoulders, knees and toes was the focus of my RU Okay day conversations. I want to thank Adelaide Oval and SA Power Networks for welcoming me for breakfast and morning...

Do you have your ducks in a row?

Do you have your ducks in a row?

I was so impressed this week when I was doing 1:1 wellbeing checkins and a staff member came ready with a folder full of ducks to work out what their next steps were.  They had a lot of different competing priorities, opportunities presenting themselves and...

Why do you do with the sharks?

Why do you do with the sharks?

There was an a metaphor in todays ‘whats on your plate’ workshop at Flinders University that speaks to our humanness. A participant represented life as a boat on the sea - where sometimes it's rough and other times smooth sailing. They reflected on the sharks that...

This is heartening

This is heartening

Two things that happened in the past week or so have me feeling heartened about how we support one another and the fact that we can all make a difference by having a mental health conversation. Someone rang me as they noticed that a person we both know had changed...

Lived or living?

Lived or living?

The other day someone questioned why we say lived experience rather than living experience. Ever since, I've been thinking about this, and linguists may also have an opinion. Yes, the experiences we have that shape us and in this context haven't gone anywhere - it is...

If you were a fire, how are you travelling?

If you were a fire, how are you travelling?

This week I have had so many people talk about how depleted, exhausted, out of control they feel. This is me on Sunday where I ventured to the Hills and enjoyed one of my favourite things, sitting in front of a fire pit and tending to it (apparently Winter Reds was...

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