Making change

Learning to be OK with discomfort in ourselves and others is critical if we are going to listen, learn and make changes

Author: Judith Bowtell   |   Date: 27/07/2020   |   Categories: Compassion, Inspiration, Leadership, Making change, Mindfulness

For those of us who benefit from white privilege we have had an opportunity to stop, reflect and learn more about the racially-based injustices in our world. This has been challenging and uncomfortable at times, and it is very tempting to run away and distract ourselves with something much more pleasant to think about. However, learning to be OK with discomfort in ourselves and others is critical if we are going to listen, learn and make changes for a better world. Read more...


Self-compassion Tuesdays, find your strength in relaxation and renewal

Author: Judith Bowtell   |   Date: 05/04/2020   |   Categories: Coaching, Compassion, Leadership, Making change, Mindfulness

It may feel like one hurdle after another right now – each one harder than the next. Bushfires, funding applications, now Covid19. The world is going through climate, health and economic shake up that was not on anyone’s radar 12 or even six months ago. It is OK to feel shaken by all of this – but as leaders you may feel the pressure to show a calm face when underneath you are paddling like mad. Self Compassion is NOT self-pity – but a powerful and practical tool to support you as leaders in difficult circumstances and in rebuilding your team and organisation in the future. Read more...


Lean in to your weak spots and make them your new best friends

Author: Judith Bowtell   |   Date: 17/03/2020   |   Categories: Career Development, Inspiration, Making change, Mindfulness

I was talking to my husband about a job which would push me way outside my comfort zone. As I went back and forth on the pros and cons, and whether I actually had the skills and qualifications to do it he looked up from his ipad and said – “Oh just lean in to your imposter syndrome.” Read more...


Collective Actions and Decisions: Making Change

Author: Judith Bowtell   |   Date: 25/02/2020   |   Categories: Compassion, Decision Making, Inspiration, Leading in crisis, Making change, Mindfulness

We have been powerfully reminded this summer in Australia that our world is continually impacted by our collective actions and decisions, and yet it can feel on a day-to-day level that much is actually out of our control. However we can make a difference if we really want to, in our lives and those of others. Read more...


Why being “the best” could be your biggest hurdle to a successful working life

Author: Judith Bowtell   |   Date: 09/12/2019   |   Categories: Balancing work and life, Career Development, Coaching, Decision Making, Inspiration, Intuition, Making change, Mindfulness, Strategic Planning

Are you a high achiever, a leader in your sector, an award winner? Did you get constant high scores at class and now have glowing performance reviews? Are you the one people think of when they need an expert? And…. Do you also feel isolated, exhausted and alone? Kirsten Neff talks about the importance of self-compassion over self-esteem in her wonderful (and for me game-changing) TedX talk. Self esteem is based on achieving, winning, being outstanding. However, there can be only one winner at one time. Read more...


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