Watch your language

Watch your language

In my last journal entry, I wrote about the fact that we women are sophisticated meaning-makers. It also turns out that we’re fairly adept at using our language skills to tell ourselves stories. I was reminded of this last week when I met with a wonderful coaching...
Three ways to lift your style game

Three ways to lift your style game

I’m excited to say that the east coast of Australia is finally coming out of our extended period of lockdown. And all of this ‘leaving the house and seeing others’ is taking a little bit of adjustment. It seems as if we’re learning how to socialise, shop and drive...
What if you didn’t downplay it?

What if you didn’t downplay it?

What if you didn’t downplay it? That’s my question for you today. And I can hear your answer….It goes something along the lines of: Um, thanks Janelle…..When you say ‘it’, what are you referring to? What exactly am I downplaying? Well just about anything....
Defining and measuring success

Defining and measuring success

I was talking to colleague the other night. We were discussing whether we needed to do anything more in order to make a joint proposal more successful. We’d tossed around a few thoughts  – all of which related to what certain key stakeholders might think....
Do you need to break up with the word sorry?

Do you need to break up with the word sorry?

It started with a conversation at work a week before I headed to a conference. This was back in pre-Covid times and the situation seemed innocent enough. I’d simply asked a colleague to read an email I’d drafted. In the email I’d used the word sorry...

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