Being brought to a standstill – literally! The power of reframing
Posted on June 19, 2021 4 Comments
On Friday I received the news from my physio that I had fractured my right foot and needed to get into a boot asap. At the time I was in heels on my way to a work event! I had tripped on an umbrella stand at the beach a few weeks earlier and had developed […]
Posted on March 28, 2021 Leave a Comment
Sharing some reflections that I hope may trigger a few thoughts for you.
Women in leadership – a wicked problem and an immeasurable opportunity
Posted on January 17, 2021 1 Comment
A wicked problem can be described as having “innumerable causes, is tough to describe, and doesn’t have a right answer”. (Strategy as a wicked problem, HBR). I think this is a good description for the women in leadership conundrum with continuous waves of progress made and then setbacks. To this complex problem we need to continuously […]
Conquering 70.3 miles
Posted on December 1, 2019 Leave a Comment
Last Sunday I returned to longcourse triathlon racing and completed Western Sydney 70.3 (for those not connected to the triathlon world, this involves a 1.9km swim, 90km bike ride and a 21km run). 70.3 miles in total – which I hadn’t initially made the connection to the event name 😂😂. It had been over 5 […]
Husky Classic Race Report
Posted on March 3, 2019 Leave a Comment
It’s been a week since I took on the Husky tri festival Classic distance triathlon (1km swim, 60km bike and 10km run), the longest distance completed since having our mini Matthews boys. A few mums asked me how I managed to fit in the training and whilst reflecting on the learning from the experience I […]
Road to the Gold Coast World Triathlon Champs as a Mum
Posted on September 23, 2018 5 Comments
I recently represented team Australia in the ITU Age Group World Triathlon Championship Sprint distance event. I was happy to finish 37th in my age group in a time of 1hr16mins21sec. Having emigrated to Australia back in 2011 this is something I wouldn’t have pictured, not knowing how to swim freestyle when I first arrived. […]
How are you managing your energy?
Posted on July 29, 2018 Leave a Comment
Today’s theme of energy management builds on the concept of identifying and balancing our different buckets which I’ve written about previously in “Getting real about trying to do it all – identifying and balancing out buckets” I’ve enjoyed a recovery day today after a busy few weeks (including the boys picking up conjunctivitis and headlice […]
When were you last in your courage zone?
Posted on May 7, 2018 Leave a Comment
I’m feeling inspired after cheering on some of our local triathlon club members compete in Ironman Australia over the weekend. For those not across the sport, it involves a 3.8km swim, 180km bike and 42km run, no mean feat! It was especially great to see the first timers putting all their hard work into action, […]
Getting real about trying to do it all: identifying and balancing our buckets
Posted on March 18, 2018 4 Comments
Last week was a big transition week for family Matthews – Owain’s six month parental leave finished, I started a new job and Huw officially started daycare after his transition program. During the few weeks leading up to this there were some big decisions for me and I was back to my decision making compass. […]
How do you want to remember this time?
Posted on January 9, 2018 2 Comments
Recently a few friends have said to me “I don’t know how you do it” – referring to looking after Ethan (2 and a half) and Huw (11 months), who are definitely busy bodies when they’re awake! The truth is, sometimes I think the same, there are days where I think it’s all too much […]