Know your own WORTH

BY HELENE TAYLOR You need to know your own WORTH and NEGOTIATE YOUR WORTH. “How to be unapologetic about asking for how much money you deserve,” How do you negotiate your worth if you don’t know your worth? Here are the steps you need to know and should follow… Do Your Research It’s important to…

Q&A with Amber Wilson, her inspiring tips to LOVING work + home LIFE

INSPIRING STORY BY JC INSPIRE Amber Wilson – Managing Director, Asia Pacific – Silversea Cruises TELL US A LITTLE ABOUT YOURSELF, WHO YOU ARE? AND WHAT YOU DO? My name is Amber Wilson and I am the Managing Director, Asia Pacific for Silversea Cruises.  While my professional life is very important to me, who I…

More consideration for our WORKING MUMS please!

BY JENNIFER VANDEKREEKE The Insulting Questions Working Mums Are SICK OF HEARING It was the first week at my big new job and I was determined to make a good impression. I’d just moved to Australia to open up my company’s first overseas office and I’d brought my young family with me. As an intense…

Katrina Barry’s Inspiring Story… What are you DOING for the MOVEMENT?

INSPIRING STORY by JC Inspire Katrina Barry – Managing Director – Contiki CRACKING THE GLASS CEILING Inspirational stories have a way of reeling us in. They encourage us, give us hope, inspire us to push through barriers that stand in the way of our dreams and Katrina Barry’s story does just that. As the Managing Director…

How to make your team SHINE, so you can soar

By Kaylene Shuttlewood As my father once said, “it’s hard to soar like an eagle when you’re surrounded by pigeons.” Having the right people in the right role sounds like a no brainer, but it is not always easy to achieve.  Out of all the resources a company can have, ‘‘people” are the most unreliable, as…

AIRBNB shaking up the industry

BY FRED VAN EIJK SHARING OR CARING? Let me start by saying I am a fan of Airbnb. Actually, of the sharing economy. It creates opportunities you otherwise would not be able to take, gives some extra income and it is at times better for our planet. I have had some unforgettable memories of my…

James Thornton’s Inspiring Story, Age over experience…

INSPIRING STORY by JC Inspire James Thornton – Global CEO – Intrepid Group AGE over EXPERIENCE… What is more IMPORTANT? There is no question that James Thornton is an inspirational leader and his story challenges one of the core perceptions held by many in the travel industry; that years of experience translates to success. James’s story resonates with…

SWOT like a boss

A simple and effective way to deep dive and grow your business …. Conducting a SWOT analysis A SWOT analysis is a tool for documenting internal strengths (S) and weaknesses (W) in your business, as well as external opportunities (O) and threats (T). You can use this information in your business planning to help achieve…

Disruption or not?

Disrupt this, disrupt that. That’s the mantra of business today. And disruption is clearly one way to seize new growth. But, when you focus on disruption, you are effectively pitting yourself against existing players – many of whom have deeper pockets, wider market reach and will most likely come out slugging. But is that the only way?…