Lessons learned from the CEO Strength Coach by Ron McKeefery

I think I stopped writing book reports in high school. I always found it difficult to enjoy reading a book with the knowledge that I was going to be assessed on my ability to regurgitate information or explain my interpretation of the book... Which typically wasn't how it was meant to be interpreted anyway. I bought the CEO Strength Coach by Ron McKeefery about a month ago in hopes it may be able to provide [...]

She Leads Conference 2017

On Thursday 1st June, I had the pleasure of being invited to sit on a panel at the 2017 She Leads Conference in Canberra. The She Leads Conference brings women from a range of sectors, at all stages of their leadership journeys, together with Australia’s most inspiring women leaders. This year, the program explored the theme ‘Challenge’ – focusing on stories of overcoming personal and professional challenges and experiences from women leaders who are transforming [...]

Australian National Weightlifting Championships

Wow. What stories photos can tell. Last weekend I competed in the Australian Weightlifting Nationals in Hobart. I was competing for the first time in the u58kg category and on paper, had qualified second. That meant that if I lifted my best lifts technically, all going well, I should walk away with a silver medal. The first picture was my opening Snatch at 62kg - I felt strong and confident. It was 3kg below my [...]

Have you ever been called ‘intimidating’?

I am surrounded every day by intimidating women. These women are strong, independent and intelligent females who, if you'd called them intimidating to their face, would probably wonder what the f*^k you were talking about. See the word 'intimidate' comes from the latin word intimidat - meaning 'made timid.' If you're intimidating, by definition, you are seen to be making people appear timid and weak. And these women definitely aren't on a quest to do [...]

I’m Not A Beautiful Woman

I’m not a Beautiful Woman. It could be because of the way I feel when I try and go clothes shopping and I feel like nothings fits, the fact that I don’t have any selfie game, the comments I receive about having really big biceps. It could be because my friends are the ones who get hit on when we go out, or because someone said that I looked like I needed to start dieting. [...]

Dear Little Myf

Dear Little Myf Hello, it’s Big Myf here. You haven’t met me yet, but you will someday. I’m writing to let you know that I’ve made a lot of mistakes in my life, and there a couple of things I’ve learned over the years that I think you might find useful. It’s not an exhaustive list, but it should be a good place to start. First, always be kind. You have a beautiful soul and [...]

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