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While this vision board may be masquerading as my personally branded web site, at the heart of it, this is an online hub for my purest ideas, fears, dreams, triumphs and hard-fought lessons.

This is a space I have curated to not only showcase what my life as Founder and CEO of HR company wattsnext is really all about , but this space serves as a far more personal arena where I can, among many things:

  • Candidly share my biggest musings and fiercest struggles facing modern companies of all shapes and sizes.
  • Reflect on my own journey heading up a rapidly expanding business that has offices in Brisbane and Sydney and services clients all over Australia.
  • Grapple with the highs and lows that have taken me from my start-up days to the new challenges of leading an established business and now heading back to start-up days with some ventures brewing.
  • Create a photographic and visual display of the powerful quotes, photo-worthy moments, including my obsessive connection to New York and everything in between.
  • Fuel healthy debates on work, passion, life and success and hopefully light the fires in the belly of other entrepreneurs across Australia and beyond.

Looking forward to having you all on my journey. Along the way, I hope you too can find nuggets of gold that resonate and rumble through my blogs, presentation and speaker engagements and random declarations of vulnerability.

Let’s do this.

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Join me where I’m at – either as guest speaker, attendee or fanatical supporter.

Virgin Unite - 06 December

Virgin Unite - 06 December

Virgin Unite supports the BT Team’s 100% Human at Work initiative that bring a group of business leaders together to find a more human way to lead business.


wattsnext Xmas Party Celebrations : 21 December

wattsnext Xmas Party Celebrations : 21 December

It’s time to celebrate the amazing year that was and the best that are still to come with the wattsnext team at Eleven Rooftop Bar.



EO Global Leadership Conference Toronto 16-19April 2018

EO Global Leadership Conference Toronto 16-19April 2018

I am excited to serve another year on the EO Brisbane Board and will be heading to Toronto to connect with 1500 entrepreneurs all giving back to EO


SAASTR - 06 to 08 February 2018

SAASTR - 06 to 08 February 2018

With Your Secret Sauce funded and ready to go I am excited to again attend the world best software as a service conference!



My regular dose of blogging is part cathartic therapy, part celebration and plenty of quirkiness. After all, being a true leader is about sharing who we are when we are free to dance to our own beat.

  • At wattsnext we are regularly asked about the best bonus or incentive program to implement within a business. Nine out of ten questions are focused around the best way calculate the bonus or commission. Often no matter how much effort is put into the best......

  • The most common question I am asked as CEO and Founder of HR Consulting firm wattsnext is ‘how do I increase performance in my business?’  Most business owners I speak to think their staff are great but believe that they could be better. Usually the......

  • For those who know me, I had an absolute shocker in 2016!  Everything that could go wrong did, on a colossal scale!  Thankfully the pain of that year is becoming a distant memory but the learnings continue to help me in smoother waters. There were......

  • Last week I shared with you what I see as the biggest mistake businesses make when creating company values. You can read it here, but in a nut shell, companies fall into two traps: Choosing values that are cool, whether it be cool words or......

  • I’m not sure about you, but I can get easily distracted!  I tend to jump from one thing to another. When I need to just sit down and nut out a piece of work I struggle to not interrupt myself by checking text messages, twitter......

  • 8 years ago I found myself with a newborn baby, a toddler, a startup and all the overwhelm that comes from this.  My biggest stress was that whatever I was doing I always felt I should be doing something else.  When I was with my......

Please share your journey with me. I would love to hear from you!

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