Public Speaking: Scary or Sexy?

We’ve all been there. Elevated heart rates, sweaty palms, loss of words and shivers down our spine. When those two words (public speaking) are uttered, chaos arises in our minds. But what if public speaking could be sexy, rather than scary? It’s said that public speaking is the most common phobia ahead of death, and most of us have probably …

The ‘Why’ – SpeakerStreet’s Mission

‘To empower people to communicate confidently – anytime, anywhere.’ I’ve thought long and hard about simplifying the mission, and with the help of some friends at The Stitch Agency, we finally got there. SpeakerStreet’s mission is to help everyone in our path communicate to their best ability and continue to learn the art of communication – because that’s exactly what …

Mindfulness without the woo, with Mirosuna’s Sally Kellet!

Do me a favour and google ‘mindfulness.’ You’ll notice a few things here. Firstly, you’ll notice that the word ‘mindfulness’ has plenty of definitions. Secondly, you’ll notice that there is a list of techniques to achieve mindfulness. So why would this one word have multiple definitions? The answer is easy: Mindfulness can mean so many different things to so many …

Becoming a Leader Without Having a Leadership Title

This is a topic that I’ve often been asked about and is something that sparks my attention. How does one become a leader without having a leadership title? Why would you try to be an influencer if you’re not a manager or director or C-Level? Those are some of the limiting questions I used to have, but I’ve quickly realized …

The importance of being a ‘Damn Good’ person, with (Super) Mario Simon

In today’s world, one can be convinced that the world is a dark and stormy place. Sometimes, the people that we encounter aren’t necessarily the nicest people the world has to offer. Imagine having these encounters on a day-to-day basis, it would suck! But once in a while, out of the many that we encounter every day, there’s always that …

How to empower women in a digital world, with Holly Tattersall

Once in a while, there’s always that someone who appears out of the clouds to make a pretty huge impact on society. Once in a while, that person changes a few lives and sets precedents for the future. And once in a while, that person literally transforms the rulebook to make a difference in people’s lives. That person is Holly …

Be present and stay present, with Andrea West!

One of the issues that I have when it comes to my work and career is the ability to disconnect. How does one do so? Sometimes with your job, you’re so involved, mentally, that you can let it dictate your life. I sometimes find myself being stressed out on a Saturday for something that didn’t even happen yet. Does anyone …

Getting your ACT together, with Dave Beamish!

Beamish, Beamish, Beamish—A name I wouldn’t forget! I had the upmost pleasure of meeting Mr. Dave Beamish at a conference, and let me tell you—when he had the mic, he OWNED the room. I remember sitting in the front row (keener over here) and Aaron Sansoni, one of my mentors, was on stage asking for people to share. A hand …

Living the globetrotter dream, with Adrian Nicholls

Have you ever wanted to pick yourself up, pack a bag or two and hop on a few random flights around the world? Sounds impractical, doesn’t it? Not for Adrian Nicholls. There’s a sign of admiration when I think of what Adrian has done in his life, and that was leaving what he felt comfortable with, leaving his ‘safe-zone’ and …

The World’s Biggest Heart, with Yasmin Grigaliunas!

A hero is defined as a person who is admired or idealized for courage, outstanding achievements, or noble qualities (thank you Google!). My definition of a hero is something similar. A hero, defined by yours truly, is someone who puts their own interests, their own assets and their time aside to help those individuals in need of some sort of …