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What If We Put Understanding At The Centre?

What If We Put Understanding At The Centre?

  "I wish people would just understand. That's it" "Understand what?" "Each other. That's all".  How powerful is that?! It is so innocent. So profound. I sometimes think the voices of children are not listened to. A child-like perspective is simple and to the point....

Celebrating The Success Of Women

Celebrating The Success Of Women

It's time to celebrate the success of womenIn the spirit of celebrating the success of women, I want to reflect on the CliftonStrengths profiles of all the female leaders that I admire that I’ve had the opportunity to do CliftonStrengths coaching or workshops with...

Our Global Connection

Our Global Connection

With the current global climate, I wanted to share the connection of Estonian Independence Day (24 February) and the power of people and resilience.  My husband’s family (where the name Milkop comes from) are Estonian. His grandfather first went to Australia from...

A Letter To Your Future Self

A Letter To Your Future Self

Inspired five years ago by the book ‘Playing Big’ by Tara Mohr, I wrote a letter to my future self.  In this book, Tara outlined an exercise called ‘Meet your Inner Mentor’, where you imagined your future self and then wrote a letter to this person.  I’ve still got a...

Caring or Carrying?

Caring or Carrying?

What's the difference between caring versus carrying? I've witnessed many people who are "pre-burnout" at the moment—the last few years have been somewhat intense, for sure.  There have been many changes to how we work, live and play. Our daily rhythms turned upside...

Looking Back, Moving Forward

Looking Back, Moving Forward

What a year it has been!Ka mua, ka muri: Looking back in order to move forward. And what a year it has been. Reflection on both good times and bad provides great understanding and merit in looking towards the future. As the Maori proverb depicts someone walking...

Finding Stability In An Uncertain World

Finding Stability In An Uncertain World

I have had several conversations recently about a general overwhelm many of us are feeling now. We miss freedom and routine, living with certainty, and in a world without restriction. There is a lack of forward scenario planning for the longer term with the prolonged...