Literate Australia

Literate Australia

There has never been a time in Australia’s history at which everybody could read and write. Think about it. Before the 20th Century wars, universal education was haphazard. It was the domain primarily of the privileged. Things continued that way during the 1940s and...
Courage to Create Change – Summer

Courage to Create Change – Summer

Grace and I are presenting a cycle of powerful, seasonal, leadership retreats focused on the courage to create change. In late August we focused on spring, using metaphors that explored how that which is nascent within us, can be supported to burst forth. On the 3rd,...
Authenticity Paradox

Authenticity Paradox

Brilliant sky, searing sun and red horizon. Glittering water, floral profusion, waterbirds, and fish. These are both the authentic desert. I started school in the arid and isolated little town of Woomera in South Australia.  While living there, my dad built a boat....
Courage to Create Change – Spring

Courage to Create Change – Spring

We can spend our lives running toward change, running from it, or running around in some mix of the two. It can be tiring. Yet every year, spring flows in and shows us grace in change. She has some lessons for us. After winter darkness, spring brings joyful, vibrant...
Snails

Snails

When I was six, Mum and Dad were building a house and for a year we all piled-in to live with Grandma and Grandpa in country South Australia. Grandma loved roses, although growing them was a bit of a feat in SA summers. Looking back, I suspect the roses might have...
Teams of Teams

Teams of Teams

By golly, some of the work I’ve been involved in these last few years has been noticed across the Pacific with reciprocal shared gratitude – it’s just grand! The wonderful crowd at Circle of Security International have given me a shout-out here. Can...