Inkling TV


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…


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

Hello from London, Last week I travelled 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 their teams (and themselves!) through what often seemed…

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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…

Are you stuck in the perfect storm?

10 Jul: Are you stuck in the perfect storm?

Hi there, In today’s workplace, we are all having to do more with less. It’s one of the most common pieces of feedback we receive from individuals and organisations we work with. We’re more stressed, less centred, and struggling to keep up with an almost constant rate of change. In this weeks episode of Inkling TV, Inkling Co-Founder and Chief Awakening Officer Dr. Gemma Munro discusses the reasons why so many of us feel stuck in this ‘perfect storm’ of stress, and shares a powerful question and action that you can start using each day to help you maintain your well-being and focus. We…

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…


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…

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,…

How to find your tribe

18 Jul: How to find your tribe

Over the last few years, a strange thing has started happening to me. I keep meeting people who make me want to grab them by both arms and yell delightedly in their slightly bemused faces “Oh, it’s YOU! I’VE FOUND YOU!”. In short, I have started to find my tribe. Or they have started to find me.

Developing an abundance mindset

27 Jun: Developing an abundance mindset

Do you find yourself focussing a lot of time and energy on everything that’s missing from your life? With thoughts running through your head like  “Why don’t I have a better job?”, “Why didn’t I get that promotion?”, “Why don’t I have more money?” or “Why don’t I have a loving relationship?”, and the list goes on and on.

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20 Jun: Playing bigger in the world

Today Gem has a juicy video to share with you on the theme of playing bigger in the world. It’s no coincidence we are talking about playing bigger because today we are announcing Inkling Women’s launch into the United Kingdom with our first Speakeasy program in London. We are beyond excited! 

Time to leave the dance floor

04 Apr: Time to leave the dance floor

Returning to work after a few lazy days can be a bit of a shock to the system. Suddenly you’re back in the fray; there are deadlines looming, your to-do list is out of control, and how did you inbox manage to fill up over a long weekend?!

Are you suffering from the rushing woman's syndrome

20 Jul: Are you suffering from Rushing Women’s Syndrome?

Are you suffering from Rushing Woman’s Syndrome? Do some of the following ring true for you: > Feeling tired all the time > Craving sweets in the afternoon > Feeling like you can never get through your to do list > Needing caffeine to wake up and alcohol to wind down In this episode of Inkling TV you’ll learn how to identify some of the underlying causes of Rushing Women’s Syndrome and a few tips to help overcome it. Twinkling of the week: “You do not need to do more, be more or have more. You are fine just as…

How to manage your anger towards others

30 May: How to manage anger towards others

It’s completely natural to feel frustration and anger towards others, but it is never a positive thing to bring your anger to a situation.  In this episode of InklingTV, Soph shares her strategies for handling anger and maintaining your integrity.