Whether you’re a start-up or an industry leader, investing in the right technology is key to gaining the edge for your business. HP is well known for it’s business equipment to get things done, but they’ve taken things a step further, offering an entire space for you to work in! BYOD (bring your own device) […]
Last year was a phenomenal year for me both professionally and personally; my business grew dramatically, my work load lessened, I connected well with my family, I visited countries on my bucket list, I wrote a book (to be published in April) and I worked hard on my physical fitness and health. Looking forward to...
Networking can be a valuable way to meet new people and perhaps even land a job – or it might be a total waste of time. Here are seven tips to ensure it’s the former, rather than the latter. Most of us been there: standing awkwardly in the corner of a busy room – perhaps...
Want to fast-track your financial independence? Here are eight ways to help bring you closer to financial freedom, writes Lifetime financial adviser (and millennial) Matt Wenborn. As millennials, there’s often a gap between what we think will make us financially free versus what actually does. My story is testament to that. By 23, I was...
As a truck driver, horse enthusiast and digger operator, there is nothing that can get in Jo’s way from doing what she loves. She was the first female digger operator in the Wellington region and her aunty was the first Linehaul driver. Heavy machinery and elbow grease surely does run in her blood. Kindness too,...
Celebrating 15 years as New Zealand’s most successful shoe designer, Kathryn Wilson shares with us her journey of success, the next 15 years and how her designer toolkit has been revolutionized by the Samsung Note9. How do you balance family life and the work life? I don’t think there’s any such thing as family balance. It’s […]
Over the last 13 years, Turet Knuefermann has built a fashion brand that is known for its celebration of femininity, quality, innovation and style. Her stunning pieces seem imbued with her passion for her craft and her desire to make her customers look and feel beautiful and confident. Turet works tirelessly over all aspects of...
Three years ago Bonnie Howland, 21, decided she wanted to create a beauty product that would be sustainable, ethical and change the world in the process. This month her dream finally became one step closer to reality. With the launch of a Kickstarter campaign for her brand Indigo + Iris. Indigo + Iris aim to […]
From flexible routines to encouraging your team to take regular breaks, finding a healthy work-life balance is key to you and your team’s success. Vanessa shares her learnings on how to make the most of the last few months of the year. MORE THAN SPRING CLEANING YOUR HOME It’s not just our home that needs […]
Uber’s search for a female CEO has not been going well… The year of 2017 has been a rough one for Uber, thee company has been trying to shake off allegations of sexism as well as finding a new Chief Executive. After the resignation of Uber CEO Travis Kalanick the company vowed to hire a […]
On average women in accounting and finance roles earn 32.6 per cent less than men. However a survey found it isn’t pay disparity that’s causing the gap but rather the lack of women making it to the top jobs resulting in a gender cap. An Auckland company Consult Recruitment, surveyed nearly 9,000 kiwis who had […]
A new health drink that’s gaining traction fast is claiming to improve our thinking. Arepa was created by New Zealander Angus Brown and has already gained attention on Instagram. Within the website’s bio it claims to be scientifically designed brain nutrition, created by science and sourced by nature. View this post on Instagram You may […]
Every year job reviewing platform Fairygodboss releases an annual ranking of the 25 best companies for women to work at. If you’re actively on the search for a new job or just interested to see what else is out there, you can have a look at what jobs are a hit with women around the […]
True leaders who inspire, motivate, coach and push people to achieve more than they would otherwise do are very seldom liked by everyone they lead, at any given moment in time. Many people find it uncomfortable being stretched and challenged – even when the end result will likely be more rewarding for them in […]
Do you feel like you’re stuck in some kind of time warp that causes you to always be late? Are you always the last one to arrive at the office? Some of us are just late. Always late. And if you find that your family and friends are tired of your constantly late ways we […]
Being productive is something we all struggle with. In my mind I can plan out the perfect productive day; getting up early, working out before I go to University or work, getting all my work done early, and getting a good nights rest. In reality, this kind of productive day only happens to me once […]
I’m in a privileged position. I work for myself and run a successful business. In a typical week, I’ll work Monday to Thursday from nine to five and knock off early on Friday to have a long weekend with my family. I travel three to four times a year and don’t have to worry about […]
Many marketers think the wider their potential market is, the greater the opportunities for marketing. But, the options for more specialised, niche businesses also abound. Successful marketing is all about appropriate and relevant targeting and it’s hard to do that if your market is “anyone – men and women – aged 5 to 95”. Although […]
It’s a fact that more people are afraid of public speaking than they are of death! Speaking in public has never bothered me – I’ve been doing since I was 19. In my first job as a vacuum cleaner salesman, we had compulsory weekly team presentations. The purpose was to develop our speaking skills and […]
It can be daunting and stressful when it comes to planning your future and fighting your way to the top. This is why Adecco’s CEO for One Month opportunity is so important and impressive. The world’s leading HR solutions provider are opening their doors both locally and globally to let someone become an Adecco CEO for […]
One of the biggest concerns among new graduates is the struggle of not being given a chance to get experience. Even graduate roles are seeking someone with prior similar workforce skills. Dreams of becoming a CEO of a company are a merely a dream, or so we thought. What if there was a way to fast-track […]
From marine biology to life insurance – say what? From highly paid corporate employee to start-up entrepreneur – why on earth? Why did I, a science and math’s enthusiast, go from studying marine biology at Auckland University to embarking on a life-long career in the life insurance industry? Simple really. As an academically bright 17 […]
After all these years in business I have learned so many things and I certainly hope to continue learning new things for the rest of my life. But since 31 December 2016, I have had to very quickly learn something else. I have had to learn how to be open to, and enjoy the praises […]
Getting into a role which includes running client meetings can be daunting at the beginning. Trust me, I know! Whether it’s your first ‘grown up’ job or you’ve just taken the plunge and had a career change, it’s not uncommon to feel like you’re a bit of a fraud at the beginning.Until you feel really […]
Since Pure SEO was started in 2009, we have grown at an astronomic rate; we have been listed by Deloitte in the 500 fastest growing tech companies in the Asia Pacific for the past 4 consecutive years. All that growth has meant that time management has become a crucial aspect of my day to day […]
The silly season has passed and a number of us are putting plans in place to work towards our New Year’s resolutions. With this in mind I thought I would bring the column topic back to the basic fundamentals of health and choose a subject that I feel is one of the most vital determinants […]
I remember the point in life where I decided exactly what I wanted to do. When I set out to get my dream job. The fact that it was in a male-dominated industry didn’t even occur to me. I knew what I wanted to do and I wasn’t going to let anything deter me, certainly […]
If you woke up this morning as a 40-something professional, chances are you are not really thinking about how relevant your skills will be in five or ten years’ time. However, by the time you reach your mid-50s, the labour market will be completely transformed and there will be an estimated net loss of over […]
It’s the wonder vitamin of the season, it’s super-important and many Kiwis do not have enough of it. Vitamin D ‘the sunshine vitamin’ is known as a fat-soluble vitamin, but it’s actually a hormone… and is most widely known for its role in helping to keep bones strong through its ability to activate calcium and […]
We created Partners Life to be acutely focused on leading for diversity – not because it is a new wave trend we want to ride – but because our customers in today’s world are incredibly diverse – and appealing to our customers is the golden rule for the success of our business. We think business […]
One of the best things about being an entrepreneur is the learning from the amazing people I meet, many of whom are extremely open to sharing their personal experiences in a very candid manner. On a recent trip to London where I attended the Entrepreneurs Organisation (EO) London University I was privileged to meet Debra […]
When it comes to working out how much life insurance you need it’s important to make sure you cover all your bases – not just the mortgage! You need to think about all the debt you have, how much your kids will need and most importantly – the income lost. Pay off the mortgage […]
If you buy a house or need a will, you go to a lawyer. If your car breaks down, you take it to a mechanic. If you’re not feeling well you may Google your symptoms but you’ll head to the doctor for a proper diagnosis. In these scenarios, the benefit of going to a specialist […]
I’m no stranger to being surrounded by a testosterone overload. And it can be great but it also comes with its challenges! Rest assured if you’re in a similar position you’re not alone, and there are little things you can do to survive. I’m in a unique position of not only being outnumbered in the […]
The silly season is upon us. We are about to eat and drink more than any other time of the year. Here is some important information you need to know to protect your liver! The enzymes made by your liver to detoxify alcohol are only produced after exposure to alcohol. Got that? Didn’t think so […]
Whether you’re lighting the business world on fire or building your own personal brand, it’s all about leading from the front. This could be tackling a new way of doing something, or being innovative – after all, you don’t have to actually be in a leadership role to lead from the front. Read on for […]
New Zealand health and life insurer Partners Life has been making headlines around the world as it welcomes a $200 million capital injection from America’s private equity firm giant, Blackstone. Closing this deal with one of the world’s largest asset managers will see Partners Life’s growth ambitions become a reality. Partners Life announced that they […]
There is a reason women and men all over the world have grown to love actresses like Helen Mirren who have aged gracefully with more elegance and poise than ever. So whilst most of us don’t like the idea of aging, it could actually be an angle you can work… but if you are not […]
Last time, I shared my top tips for building your investment strategy. So this time, I want to share the final piece of the puzzle. Tips on finding the perfect investment property. Tip number one. Never buy a property just because you like it. That perfect little nook to sit and read your book on […]
I’ve just been at an insurance conference in Quebec called MDRT (Million Dollar Round Table). MDRT is an association of the world’s top 1% of insurance brokers. I was asked up on stage to give my top tip to 600 advisors. I asked one simple question, ‘’Raise your hand if you ask for referrals at […]