COVID-19: “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times”

Within 3 months COVID-19 has been declared a pandemic and thrown the world into crisis. We have gone from the "best of times" to the "worst of times" without warning.  All of our certainties and business as usual mindsets have been disrupted.  None of us really have any actual experience in dealing with a potential catastrophe this large that affects the whole world almost at once. There are no real best practice, tried and true recommendations. Not really.

Understanding and dealing with imposter syndrome

Imposter syndrome is following me everywhere. Truthfully I feel like a total fraud everytime I post about imposter syndrome.  But I guess my lived experience forms a large part of my qualifications to discuss managing it. In this latest article I wrote for MJA InSight Plus, I discuss a general approach to managing imposter syndrome that … Continue reading Understanding and dealing with imposter syndrome

Humanity unmasked

Here in Melbourne, July 2020 – the year of COVID19 – it is now mandatory to wear a mask out of the house. Already in the lead up to the official start of the great Melbourne masking of 2020 most people in the street had masked up. There’s a whole new etiquette to being and … Continue reading Humanity unmasked

The best eulogy I can think of: A tribute to Tony Grant

Earlier this week Professor Anthony (Tony) Grant passed away.  To Tony's family I send my heartfelt condolences on the loss of a truly great person. May his memory be for a blessing.  Tony was my first coaching teacher at the University of Sydney in the Coaching Psychology Masters and he supervised the student research project … Continue reading The best eulogy I can think of: A tribute to Tony Grant

The climate change the world really needs

Today is 75 years since the liberation of Auschwitz. 75 years. Members of my extended family (names now lost to history) and my husband’s extended family almost certainly were murdered there (or in other chambers of horror). And their bodies burned. Up in flames. This is the pure and unadulterated evil that world swore it … Continue reading The climate change the world really needs