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20 May: Making choices in challenging times

Hi there, Soph here, I hope that you are managing to stay well in these challenging times of change, uncertainty and disruption. While we have all experienced some form of disruption, I strongly believe that we have all been going through different and unique experiences. For some of us the change has been minimal, while for others the change and stress has been extreme and incredibly confronting. This disruption to our ‘normal’ daily lives has required us to lean into empathy, to set boundaries and prioritise self-care.  It has also required self-compassion when we have been unable to show up as the best…

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08 Mar: How to have open and courageous conversations about gender equity

It is with great passion that we celebrate International Women’s Day at Inkling.  As an organisation dedicated to creating cultures where everyone has an equal opportunity to thrive, we have built strong expertise in gender equity. I have personally been running women’s leadership development programs for seven years now and I’m incredibly proud to say that 50% of women who go through our leadership programs get a promotion, role change or significant stretch opportunity within six months of working with us. But progress doesn’t come without challenge. Despite the success that culture and leadership change initiatives like ours bring, they…

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19 Feb: How to set clear boundaries

Hey there, With technology, flexible work arrangements and ever-changing workplaces, setting healthy boundaries at work and in our personal lives seems to have become more difficult than ever before. We’ve got our emails synced up to just about every handheld, desktop or wearable device we own, and we’re just one text or Slack notification away from being on call at a moment’s notice. We know that setting boundaries is an essential skill for leaders and teams to develop, and through our work with organisations around the globe, we have seen first-hand the positive outcomes associated with setting and honouring clear boundaries, including teams…

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22 Jan: Your guide to creating your best year yet 🙌

Hi there, While we believe that you can create change in your life at any time of year, the start of a new year often prompts us to consider our goals, resolutions and intentions for the next 12 months. Writing down our goals and outlining a plan on how to achieve them gives us direction and a sure path to follow. Knowing the what, why, and how for your goals makes pursuing them less overwhelming as this provides greater clarity on exactly where you need to focus your time and energy. You only need to do a quick google search…

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18 Dec: How to manage yourself through the holiday season

Hey there, Welcome to our final Inkling TV  for the year, and what a year 2019 has been! Many of us are now just a day or two away from wrapping up work and then it’s straight into wrapping up gifts and spending time with family and friends over the holiday season. It’s said to be the most wonderful time of the year, but for many, it can also be the most stressful. In our final Inkling TV for 2019, our CEO Soph shares with you her tips for how we can all better manage ourselves and our energy this…

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08 Dec: A big ring of fire announcement 🧡🔥

Hey there,   Soph here with some big Inkling announcements to share with you today – all in the name of growth! Those who have worked with the Inkling team will know that our number one value is ‘Growth’ and we lovingly title this value: ‘stepping into the ring of fire’. It is also a guideline we set for every single person in our coaching and leadership programs. Why? Because it is ONLY by stepping into the ring of fire that you grow. We are committed to assisting people get out of their comfort zone; a place that may seem…

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04 Dec: She believed she could, so she did 🙌🗣

Hi there, Today we wanted to introduce you to the amazingly talented Sarah, an inspiring woman who decided to take action and make changes in her career and life that she would have never thought possible. Public speaking is something Sarah could never in a million years have imagined she’d be able to enjoy, let alone do. As she progressed her career within the engineering industry, Sarah knew that she needed to start owning her expert and sharing her knowledge, talent and passion with others in her sector, particularly with other rising female leaders. Sarah’s main challenges before attending Speakeasy…

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20 Nov: How to cultivate empathy in the workplace

Hey there,   Today we wanted to talk about a word that has generated A-LOT of buzz over recent years. This word has been cited so often for making a difference at work and in society that it was one of Merriam-Webster’s top four words of 2017. Can you guess what it is?    At Inkling, empathy has been part of our values since the very beginning. We believe that empathy is an integral part of becoming a great leader, and it’s something we really love to discuss with those who go through our leadership programs because we know how far reaching the benefits…

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06 Nov: How to get your audience hanging off your every word

Hey there, Have you ever been stuck in a meeting or watching someone present and the speaker starts going into incredible detail – detail you’re not even the slightest bit interested in and is so minute that you actually end up forgetting what the point of their presentation is? Think about how listening to a presentation like this makes you feel – motivated, inspired, even the least bit interested? Our guess is probably not! The issue with presentations that share an over the top amount of detail is that your audience will disengage quickly, and often as the…

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23 Oct: To perform at our peak, we need to learn to oscillate.

Hey there. You know that feeling you get in the morning when you have to drag yourself out of bed, tiredness coursing through your body, standing in the hot shower visualising that first cup of coffee? That one you get when your pushing through the crowds on the bus or train into work, head down in your phone mindlessly scrolling through picture perfect shots of someone you don’t even know standing on a Mexican beach looking like they have all the fun.   Or how about that feeling when you get another email, WhatsApp or Facebook Messenger notification pops up…

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09 Oct: You are not alone

Hello, Today is World Mental Health Day and I want you to know that you’re not alone – we all have an inner critic that gets us down. I know what it is like to wonder if the world would be better off without you. I struggled through a pretty nasty case of depression and anxiety in my late teens. I also come from a family where there is a strong history of mental illness, so I have watched and supported people who I deeply love fight through very challenging times (mental illness really does feel like a fight!). It…

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02 Oct: Radical self-enquiry will transform your leadership and culture

Hey there,  During a trip to London in 2019, I had the opportunity to travel across the gloriously green English countryside to deliver workshops with over 100 leaders. Some of these leaders were well established and very senior, while others were new in their leadership positions. Very quickly we established a guideline for the sessions (one that we always set at Inkling): we would leave hierarchy at the door. This is because they were a group of leaders there for the same reasons; they were seeking greater confidence, clarity and support to be more resilient leaders. They wanted to support…

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25 Sep: Gem’s tips for making change stick 🎯

Hey there, The process of changing is an active one. It asks something of you. You don’t get to sit back and let stuff happen. Implementing change requires you to roll your sleeves up, get your focus hat on and make a commitment to yourself – and often to others – to see that change through.  In today’s episode, Inkling Co-Founder & Chief Awakening Officer Dr. Gemma Munro shares 4 super simple tips that you can start using today to increase your chances of making change stick!      If you want to learn more practical tools and techniques to…

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28 Aug: Carolyn’s lightbulb moment 💡

Hey there, Meet Carolyn. Carolyn came to Ignite feeling like she was lacking direction and left with an incredibly liberating new way of thinking about herself, her strengths and her goals. We caught up with the wonderful Carolyn at the end of Ignite to ask her about her transformation. This is her story.    If you’re ready to ignite your career and learn how to maximise your natural strengths, Ignite is the program for you.  Our hugely popular and transformative 2 day program is happening in Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and London this October. Ignite will help you to develop an authentic…

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14 Aug: Are you guilty of this?

Hey there, Having a positive outlook is easy when everything is going well, but when life throws us a curve ball or we’re faced with an unforeseen challenge, pessimistic thoughts can sneak up on us and hijack the situation, preventing us from arriving at a positive outcome or even from achieving our goals. When these challenging situations happen, are you guilty of totally personalising the situation and convincing yourself that you’re incompetent or this is all YOUR fault? In this weeks episode of Inkling TV, Inkling’s resident positivity booster and born optimist, Senior Facilitator & Coach Gemma Cunningham, shares 2 of her…

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07 Aug: Leading through change and uncertainty

Hello there, Soph here and today I wanted to talk about something that I am consistently hearing in my work with people and organisations all over the world. There’s more pressure on us than ever before, as we’re being asked to do more with less and constantly change in response to our shifting external environment. If you feel exhausted by the amount of change, pressure and busyness in your life, I get it, and trust me – you’re absolutely not alone in the struggle. In this article I want to share with you what I have learnt about navigating through…

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25 Jun: Why we give all our employees flexible working + six weeks annual leave

Hi there,  It’s Soph from Inkling and I am currently in London where we have recently expanded into the UK. One of the things that people have loved hearing about is Inkling’s approach to flexibility and the positive business outcomes that we see, both with our clients and in our own business, when this is implemented well. While we haven’t got it perfect yet, we’re proud of pioneering a different approach to the majority of organisations – and we think that it is one of the secret ingredients to our success. At Inkling we aim to practice what we teach…

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05 Feb: Unexpected Career Advice

Hi there! Gem here. I have a story to share with you that – truth be told – makes me feel a little vulnerable and wobbly. Last year I went through a bit of a tough time in my career. I learned a lot, especially when it comes to consistently ensuring you’re creating a career that feels meaningful and fulfilling. Today, you get to learn from my mistakes! In this episode of InklingTV, I’m sharing my three somewhat unexpected tips to build a career you’re passionate about … and how to keep doing this as the years go on. Watch…

23 Jan: New year, best you

Hello, Welcome to our first email for 2019! We hope you had a wonderful break over the holiday period, and are coming into the new year feeling excited and refreshed. While we believe that you can create change in your life at any time of year, the start of a new year often prompts us to consider our goals, and how we would like our lives to be different in twelve months’ time. You’re probably hearing the phrase “new year, new you” a lot, but we’d like to change that to “new year, best you” because we don’t think that you…

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19 Dec: Our year in review

Hey there! Welcome to our final blog for the year, and what a year it has been! At Inkling, you will know that our philosophy is to lean into discomfort in order to grow, and we have certainly done that in 2018. Please join us as we reflect on our journey over the last twelve months. We worked with 2000+ people around the world in our life-changing programs – from Sydney to San Francisco to London The team took 250+ flights to deliver our programs and workshops Our participants and clients gave us a net promoter score of 91.3 (an NPS above 70…

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21 Nov: The leadership program that no one else in the world is offering

Hi there, Soph here! Over the past few years I have personally been on a journey to create more energy, clarity and calm in my own world, and I am passionate about sharing what I’ve learnt with others to improve their performance, impact, health and happiness. Through my work as a psychologist, executive coach and business owner I have been able to speak with thousands of leaders. What I’m consistently hearing is that people are feeling stressed and under pressure, and that they don’t have enough time to take good care of themselves, or invest in what lights them up….

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06 Nov: Are you lonely?

Hi folks, In this fast-paced digital world we live in, do you ever feel: Like you’re surrounded by people but lacking connection? That you don’t belong anywhere? Like you have plenty of friends but there’s no one you could call to ask for help? Lonely? It might feel uncomfortable to admit it, but the truth is that you are not alone. A recent study from Swinburne University found that one in four Australians are lonely. After this research was released, we asked you on our Instagram if you had felt lonely in the past week, and 57% of you said…

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01 Nov: Six words to resolve conflict

Hey folks, Gem here. In this episode of InklingTV I’m going to teach you 6 words that I have found incredibly useful to manage conflict and have those difficult conversations.  I also have a story about Soph and me and how these 6 little words helped us to move past a big, grumpy misunderstanding! I hope they help you as much as they helped us. With love, Gem SPEAKEASY – LAST CHANCE Our final round of Speakeasy for 2018 began this week in Adelaide. We still have a handful of spots available in Sydney (20-21 Nov) and Melbourne (27-28 Nov), so…

Maximise your potential

09 Oct: Maximise your potential

Hello, First of all, I want to thank everyone who reached out to us after the launch of Inkling two weeks ago; we’re so happy to hear that our new brand and direction resonates with our tribe! As Inkling evolves we’ll be integrating more neuroscience into our work, so I’m very excited to introduce to you Inkling’s Chief Neuroscientist, Dr. Stan Rodski. In today’s video, Dr. Stan and I discuss how you can use neuroscience to skyrocket your potential in your life and career. Dr. Stan is also going to share two tips that you can begin applying straight away to start feeling more energised,…

Who are you being

18 Apr: Who are you being?

Through our workshops we meet so many women who struggle to allow their true selves to be seen in the workplace. There is a real fear of being excluded, judged, seeming weak or unprofessional, and ultimately of being deemed incapable of their job.

Flex those muscles

21 Mar: Flex those muscles!

We know from working with thousands of amazing women that a big part of inspiring women to step, speak up and lead is helping them to understand their strengths. Strengths are your secret weapon to a having a fulfilling and successful career!

How to move past negative emotions

21 Feb: How to move past negative emotions

Have you ever been cut off in traffic and then spent the rest of your drive absolutely simmering? Or maybe a client has sent you a nasty email and it’s ruined your whole day? This is a sign that you’re getting stuck with negative emotions, and the good news is we are here to help!

Overcome your negative self-talk

06 Sep: Overcome your negative self-talk

Do you have a nasty voice in your head that says mean and destructive things to you? Does this voice hold you back; convince you that terrible things are going to happen; tell you that you are not enough, never will be enough and that ultimately you are going to die old and alone?