“I am sorry, I cannot come in today”

Today, as I was mind-wandering and thinking about writing on my “Busy” theme, I started to think about Sundays’ past. Not just Sundays but many days over the years of owning a business. That call that every business owner knows well. It was always worse on a Sunday. I wonder if it is because it […]

The Right Stuff: Vale Gillian Gorick

Life seems to throw weird stuff at us sometimes. During my extended stay in the home of my birth, my senses have been overstimulated. Every smell, touch, taste, sound, and sight seems to evoke some long-forgotten memory sitting in the recesses of my grey matter. At times, I feel overwhelmed. I had an experience this […]

Lessons in Listening

Today, I share a deeply personal story. Having come across the ditch to New Zealand about 6 weeks ago, to help my Mother navigate some health issues, I find myself still here. This story is still playing out. Everything in the time of Covid is more difficult with the ever-present possibility of a pause or […]

When the cat’s away…..

When I first started writing these blogs a few short months ago, I started with a metaphor for my professional life. I described a walk up a hill, reaching the top and reflecting on the view below. There were verdant valleys and looking harder, were areas, unkempt and weedy. Today, I look back on some […]

Adam Ashley- Cooper Syndrome: How an employee leaves the team matters.

I am writing this as I sit on the plane, jetting across the Tasman to visit my mother in New Zealand. I am looking forward to hugging my Mum, after 18 months of enforced separation due to Covid 19. I also recently realised that my beloved Brumbies will be playing in Hamilton during my stay. […]

White Noise: Is your team listening to you?

No? Yes? Not sure? When I was considering this age-old dilemma for business owners, I remember the frustration. I tried all kinds of strategies when my requests and impleading seemed to be falling on forever deaf ears. I tried mapping out the problem and writing cheat sheets, getting others to talk to the staff to […]

“What’s the matter with you?” to “What matters to you?”: The patient-led innovation revolution.

Quote above attributed to: Kate Mulligan presenter at #shiftinggearssummit. As I sit back and reflect on the past few days spent listening to a wide range of presentations at the Consumer Health Forum, Shifting Gears, I am wondering what this might mean for Allied Health Practitioners? I also wonder what happens if we do not […]

Chasing Rainbows

I was talking to my practice manager yesterday. She was telling me about a TED talk that she had been watching on the topic of resilience. Lucy Hone talks about the process of flight and fight. She refers specifically to a cave-woman who had a sabre tooth tiger and a rainbow at her door. As […]