Rainbow Talk – why LGBTQI+ resources are needed

Posted: 28/05/2021

Why are LGBTQI+ resources are needed? Because everyone deserves respect. We share spaces with people whose ideas, beliefs and stories differ from our own. Our interests, languages, bodies and styles are many and varied, and this rich diversity is reflected in our experiences of …Read more

Picture of the Future

Posted: 06/03/2019

Picture this: You are in a room with your extended family. It might be a celebratory lunch, a special birthday, Christmas dinner, or some other festive occasion. And yet, it’s not quite as exhilarating, and definitely not like it ‘used’ to be. The children …Read more

Welcome to ‘The Scaling Kit’ web-based app!

Posted: 15/05/2018

Scaling is a simple, highly visual and easily understood way of measuring and evaluating anything. Look around and you will see scaling being used in countless ways every day. A wall of a hospital might show a big temperature gauge to measure how fundraising …Read more

‘What Works?’ goes digital

Posted: 09/04/2018

Organisations that work well draw on a dynamic combination of strengths. What are the strengths of your organisation? How well does your organisation do with strengths such as planning, leadership, fairness, communication, role clarity, and creativity? What about managing change and resolving disputes? Which …Read more

The Power and Purpose behind ‘Next Steps’

Posted: 15/09/2017

Every step we take follows another. Every step we take precedes another. The smallest shifts—doing some dishes, putting something away, stopping something, starting something, taking a shower—can all be significant events on a continuum of ‘next steps’, representing our unique pathways through life. ‘A …Read more

Going Ahead in Tweaks and Bounds

Posted: 24/05/2017

Central to all models of life coaching is the belief that people have a capacity to change their own lives. This capacity can be diminished or constrained by many factors, both internal and external to the person. Change can come from many different places, …Read more

Life is like a Patchwork Quilt

Posted: 27/10/2016

We may all know what a patchwork quilt is, even if we each hold a slightly different impression in our mind’s eye. But what is a patchwork life? A Patchwork Life is one made up of different parts of one’s self, all sewn together. …Read more

Mental Health – Noticing Change

Posted: 27/10/2016

 Change only happens when it is noticed. Change and growth can be slow and incremental; it can be missed if our attention is not drawn to it or if we don’t have the right tools to ‘see’ it.   Noticing change can be more …Read more

As a Parent I Wonder…

Posted: 20/05/2016

There are so many things I wonder about as a parent. I have to admit that right now in my life words like ‘parenting’ and ‘family’ and ‘home’ are like giant, shape-changing, mega-clouds of steaming immensity. S’cuse the hyperbole. For me, they have more …Read more

Minimising our Footprint (Talking ecoLogically)

Posted: 04/12/2015

“Our colleagues in the world of solution-focussed therapy and coaching talk about how important it is to minimise the ‘footprint’ we leave on the lives of clients. By this they mean that the aim of therapeutic conversations should be to build and celebrate the …Read more

What drives the choices we make?

Posted: 01/12/2015

Making good choices is a really handy skill. Sometimes we really struggle to know what the best choice is. We hum and haaa and wonder. And perhaps sometimes either choice would be fine. Just go ahead and jump one way or the other, pa-leeeeease! …Read more

Gender Fairness – How can we help it along?

Posted: 28/07/2015

Well what a pleasure it was to host a mini workshop for Bendigo’s “Women in Figures” event. Participants engaged in a networking activity using  our Gender Fairness cards, resulting in some calls to action and suggestions that we, as individuals can adopt that will positively affect …Read more

The Nature of Strengths: Holding On and Letting Go

Posted: 18/06/2015

They say that in times of transition there is always something to let go of and something to hold onto. Personally, this seems to be my constant state of being! Do you find that fantasies of letting go of bad habits and taking hold …Read more

‘Doing Change’ : Foreword by Bill O’Hanlon

Posted: 18/05/2015

IN RECENT YEARS, THERE HAVE been several exciting and radical developments in the areas of communication and change. The first is the rise of constructivism or social constructionism. This is the idea that reality isn’t quite as fixed or set as we imagined it to be. Physicists tell …Read more