Author: Katie Farrell

Have you heard of the Stretch Zone?  I don’t mean the matted area in the gym, where you can contort your body into various positions while others lift, push and pull weights around you!  No.  The Stretch Zone I’m referring to is that space you enter when you push yourself to do something that’s a bit challenging, that makes your...

It's Spring! And with spring often comes mass cleaning sessions, whether of the kitchen cupboards, your wardrobes or the whole house being given a freshen up.  However, have you thought about spring cleaning your mind?  Now, I'm not talking about any dirty thougths (you're welcome to keep thinking those as often as you like!), but I am talking about any...

If you’re dreading the thought of spending time trapped in close confines with various members of your family this Christmas (be they close, extended or estranged!), I may just have the secret to surviving the festive season without WW3 breaking out or you turning to the bottle (or 3)! Recognising the Personality Types of your Family Members Whether it’s Aunt Doris who...

Many well-intended goals get set at the start of each year, whether through New Year’s Eve resolutions or business review processes.  Yet one of the key things that determines whether those transform into successes to be celebrated, or become just another disappointment tossed into the ‘Oh well, it didn’t happen this year…again’ bin, is commitment to the long haul challenge.   “Commitment...

From the moment the blonde 68yr old ripped off her clothes, took centre stage and belted out the first bar of a rock anthem, I was reminded of what my passion was.   Don’t worry, this isn’t an X-rated article, but did you see Britain’s Got Talent at the weekend?  I must admit, I don’t tend to watch many of these reality...

Do you ever find yourself staring at a blank screen, trying to come up with an interesting new piece of content for your social media audience and yet all you can come up with is a list of groceries you need to buy for dinner?  Or perhaps you’re trying to work out how to have a difficult conversation with your...

This month I caught up with inspiring businesswoman Jan Ibbott, who was the founder of UK women's business network, WIBN. After selling it in 2011 she now runs her own business, she got back to basics doing what she loves and has time to nurture her passion of street photography whilst taking some time out to create a good work-life...

One of the things I’ve always loved about Australia is how friendly everyone is; when you walk (or cycle!) down the street, people you pass will give a smile and a cheery ‘How are ya?’.  Kids smile and wave back when you say ‘Hi!’.  Strangers will come up to you to ask about something you’re wearing/doing that they’re interested in. ...

In this latest interview in the Inspiring Businesswomen series, we caught up with Debbie Whipps. Debbie struggled to find suitable senior positions which would give her the flexibility to look after her children and fit her work around school runs. After being made redundant she decided to pursue her dream of owning her own business.   Business: Pink Spaghetti Self-employed since: 2017   Why did...

…and other ‘work’ decisions a travelling entrepreneur has to make each day! When I first started dreaming about travelling whilst still working in my business and being a responsible mother to my 10 year old, I had no idea how it would work…I just knew I wanted it to and was determined to make it so. 10 months on and I’m sitting...