When I first moved to Sydney, I cried for weeks. It drove my boyfriend crazy. We’d been planning the move since meeting at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts. He was an acting student and I was doing broadcasting.
But once we were there, I was afraid. Sydney was dazzling and everyone looked so confident.
What if I couldn’t make it in the big-time?
I cried as I drove through the city, taunted by billboards advertising the TV news shows. It was my dream to work for the top-rating Nine News but what if it didn’t happen?
I cried as the weeks went by, and my heart was as sore as my feet from eight hours a day waitressing.
I even cried when I got my first reporting job and headed off to a country TV station. What if I never got the chance to work in a Sydney newsroom? What if country reporting was as far as I could go?
It can be lonely chasing a dream. But it’s lonelier to give up.
I hope you’re here because of a dream.
I hope you dream of raising your voice so more people can hear you.
Because my dream now is to see more women becoming known as thought leaders.
That’s why I coach and mentor women to stand out.
Using what I’ve learned as a journalist, I help you with the mindset, skills, and strategy to be seen and heard.
I show you how to get known for your knowledge and experience, your insights, and your unique contribution.
And yes, I did make it back to Sydney.
And I got to work for Channel Nine.
After New South Wales, I did an award-winning stint in Alice Springs and then I joined Channel Nine as a news producer. It was everything I’d dreamed of. Glamorous, demanding, fast-paced and high pressure. I loved it. And I learned a lot.
I worked on the Today Show and A Current Affair, Nine News Sydney and Seven News Perth, and the ABC’s 7.30 Report.
I still work as a journalist, mostly freelancing on documentaries and feature-writing. I’ve also worked in specialist communications and marketing while raising a family and doing a couple of degrees.
My biggest thrill is helping women get known.
It can be lonely chasing a dream on your own. I needed help along the way:
• To point out where and how I could do better.
• To show me how to give the audience what they needed.
• To connect the dots into a bigger picture when all I could see was… dots.
Over time, I built my skills and more importantly my confidence that I did have what it takes to make it.
I got the workplace coaching I needed to achieve my dreams but not everyone gets that.
And that’s why I offer coaching now too – passing on what I’ve learned so others can raise their voices.
Interested in working with me?
I run Content Writing Groups for women. We meet on Zoom once a week for around an hour. It’s long enough to start building practical and effective writing habits.
I offer a free 30-minute Strategy Session over Zoom, so we can work out how I can help with your specific needs.
My Individual Consultations are great for working things like prepping for a podcast or brainstorming a book, putting together a press release, or checking an article you’d like to pitch to a publication.
Or there’s coaching over the long term to building an audience, profile, and presence. Email me to start a conversation about a plan that would meet your needs.
It’s about making dreams come true (without the crying).