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Life changing Guatemala.

[A five minute read] I’m not sure words can articulate my trip to Guatemala for Impact Marathon. A rollercoaster of a week where I ticked off several bucket list goals, persevered through the toughest physical challenge I’ve ever undertaken, connected and contributed, and experienced the several of the most incredibly joyful moments of my life to […]

Sustainable events.

[A four minute read] Recently, I was lucky enough to score tickets to the Responsible Business Events [RBE] conference being held in Copenhagen in October, as well as the opening keynote for sister event Sustainable Brands [SB]. Copenhagen happens to be one of my favourite places, so I was cheering on multiple fronts. I was born […]

THE carry-on pack list.

[A three minute read] I try to avoid checking in luggage at all costs. I spent weeks preparing for my month in Colombia [in 2016] so I could pack efficiently enough to only take carry on and I loved travelling light. But there are times when it’s tricky to not check in bags – like […]

C2 2017: The dossier.

[A five minute read + photos] A few months ago, I was invited to attend C2 Montréal as part of a global delegation of business and event peeps. This made me more excited than a kid at Disneyland. For eons, I had looked to C2 as the industry benchmark – for innovation, inspiration and ideas. Looking back at […]

Negotiate like a pro.

[A four minute read] I am usually a calm and positive person. But I fall from grace when businesses fail to deliver, frustrate me with illogical and infuriating processes and waste my time. It kinda makes me want to flip a table. But then I remember that strategy is far more effective than tantrums and it’s helped […]

Operation: MINIBREAK

[A five minute read] A stress free weekend, for less than the price of a Sydney dinner. Yes, it can be done! The last few months have been heeeeectic. I’m sure you can relate. It’s easy to think that doing overtime will help you get ahead, and sometimes it will. But sometimes having time away […]

Busyness vs balance.

[A five minute read] One of my biggest lessons of my career is: Busy is not a badge of honour. I’m going to say it again so it really sinks in: BUSY IS NOT A BADGE OF HONOUR. At a recent industry event, I had a really interesting conversation with some peers about the culture of busyness. […]

7 event travel essentials.

[A three minute read] Travel is a part of our job description as event managers and I still remember my first business trip (escorting Ronald McDonald on a road show but that’s another story…) I felt so glamorous, confident, grown up and ready for adventure. The gloss somewhat wears off when you are working 16 hour […]

Keep calm with carry on.

[A five minute read] After locking in my South American adventure, I realised I would be on 10 flights in 30 days. Sydney – San Francisco – Cancun – Medellin – Cartagena – Santa Marta – Bogota – Los Angeles – Sydney. I was not keen to drag a suitcase though cities with haphazard footpaths, […]

Open letter to men of Sydney.

[A seven minute read] Disclaimer: you might be confused why this is published on my blog for event managers. Well, because it’s a lifestyle blog. And a part of life is dating. But dating is hard. Like, harder than getting a Dymo to reprint your VIPs name badge. I share my own experiences in the hope they […]