To celebrate the award, here are special offers, should you want to take the step towards being Quietly Powerful:




These special offers will be available through the links above by using the code "bookawards2020". It is open until the end of the week, Sunday 25th October.


For more information about the book and programs, see:
More about the book
More about the QP Group coaching program and QP Online program

It was an honour to attend the RSA Australian Career Book Awards virtual ceremony on 18th October as one of six finalists. And WOW, the Quietly Powerful book was awarded the Australian Career book award for 2020!


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I was rather shocked as the five other finalists' books covered such a variety of important topics. Congratulations to the finalists Leah MetherCaroline SandfordAnnie StewartHunter Leonard and Suzanne Cremen, PhD!


I can't thank Lesley Williams and the team at Major Street Publishing enough for their support and encouragement. It felt strange not being able to give Lesley a hug after the announcement... she sent me a lovely bunch of flowers a few hours later instead - thank you!


A big thanks to convenor Lawrence Arnold FRSA who announced the Awarded Book with his thoughts on the book and the book launch last year, Philipa Duthie and Mark Strachan from RSA Oceania and to all the award panel members Warren FrehseKathryn Jackson (FCIPD, Senior EIA, FRSA)June SmithKaye NolanSandy Hutchison, Career Transition Specialist and Sue Ellson for supporting the Award.

Quiet professionals may feel overlooked or feel exhausted from putting on a 'louder' persona. We waste our talents by undervaluing our quieter leadership strengths. The 4 part video series helps you to challenge your beliefs about being quiet, talent and leadership. Click HERE or the image below to access the series.


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Some of you may also find the "7 tips for speaking to contribute and being heard - including in virtual meetings" video and tipsheet useful.

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Calm in Chaos was started on 20th March 2020 as the Coronavirus chaos started to impact us in a big way, all around the world.


The plan is to have ongoing sessions each week to create space to step back and access our inner calm. 


HERE is what we are doing - it's experimental and will adapt over time, just like what is happening in the world. The intent to spread calm (rather than the virus or panic) will guide us.


To register and for more information on upcoming sessions and past recordings please visit 

The Quietly Powerful book launch was held on 12th November 2019. Find out how your quiet nature is your hidden leadership strength. The book contains insights from the Quietly Powerful Leaders, my experiments, coaching and coaching clients.


Watch the video clip of the launch HERE. 


Book poster 

Would you like to join the growing number of talented quieter professionals who have leveraged their natural talents to get more senior positions, find roles where they could flourish and contribute their talents more fully and authentically? The Quietly Powerful Virtual Program is a personal leadership program specifically designed for quieter professionals. It is open to both men and women for this cohort.


Next cohort is starting in July 2020. Register at


For more information, see:

QP Virtual Program Flyer

Introduction video to the QP virtual program

QP virtual program past participant insights

Thank you Empowering Women Summit for inviting me back this year to run workshops! Congratulations to everyone involved, Sheyda Kazemi and the Victorian Department of Premier & Cabinet team members, volunteers, senior sponsors - you do an amazing job of pulling together such a big event of 1,300 or so Victorian public service professionals. Not an easy task! I had fun with "Stop faking till you make it" and "Working with your inner critics".


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What an amazing experience to share the Quietly Powerful message with 1200 people at the Empowering Women for the Future Summit hosted by the Victorian Department of Premier and Cabinet!


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