As a woman leading your organisation, what have you done?

A powerful woman in her own right – an advocate for other women and all people – Karen Mutasa – sent me and other women a question the other week: ‘I have been invited to be on the panel below – what would you like to see represented?’   First panel: Supporting women in the workplace Women are … Continue reading As a woman leading your organisation, what have you done?

When the young you, looks up wondering why you would actively choose a life of misery

This morning I woke up with an image of my young self: happy, fun, finding it difficult to stand and sit still because I just wanted to get on with playing and having fun (that’s me in the picture above). I felt an unwavering confidence and joy of just being me; an unwavering joy that … Continue reading When the young you, looks up wondering why you would actively choose a life of misery

Lending a voice to a nation that has been silenced

Thank you to writers like Thembe Khumalo for all their articles and books published and in the process of being published, because the things we write for ourselves and for other people, lend a voice to a nation that has been silenced and is still silenced in so many ways; a nation of patriarchy and … Continue reading Lending a voice to a nation that has been silenced

The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any: Alice Walker

The last couple of weeks in Zimbabwe have been and are still historical as the dynamics of politics change. Where people did not feel they had a voice, a power, a cause to come together, to ask and make a change – that quickly shifted. The hope is that, that innate power put into action … Continue reading The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any: Alice Walker

What’s your truth? Your birthday could be your New Year too…

I was born on the 20th of July. I traditionally take time off on the day to reflect on the past year and to plan for the coming one. This year, I took myself away for the weekend to celebrate me and to continue this tradition...up in the Eastern Highlands of Zimbabwe, in the Vumba. … Continue reading What’s your truth? Your birthday could be your New Year too…

If you’re always the smartest person in the room, it may be time to expand your horizons further

You know the phrase: you are the average of the 5 people you spend most of your time with? Or the not so friendly one that says: you lie down with dogs you wake up with fleas or show me your friends and I will show you your future. I get schooled on these all the time. The most … Continue reading If you’re always the smartest person in the room, it may be time to expand your horizons further

I knew the job wasn’t for me, but I applied anyway…

I had hoped to work for this one organization for such a long time, such that when this inexplicable feeling came up to not apply for a position that had come up in the organization and which I qualified for; I applied anyway. I thought this feeling would pass if I gave it time. Maybe I wouldn’t … Continue reading I knew the job wasn’t for me, but I applied anyway…

My first encounter with my mentor was surprising…

This is what wakes me up in the mornings - reflective feedback from my mentees and clients: My first encounter with my mentor was surprising. I expected a strict formal lecture about life and goals, how to make goals and keeping them. Contrary to that it was thought provoking, and eye opening. Her level of … Continue reading My first encounter with my mentor was surprising…

I know you don’t want more month at the end of the money…

  When someone tells you that you have potential - you should run - fast - and far away from them and from that notion. WHY? because they are essentially describing you as a battery. A battery has potential power - it has a lot of juice in it. The unfortunate thing is that it … Continue reading I know you don’t want more month at the end of the money…

I know you don’t want more month at the end of the money…

When someone tells you that you have potential - you should run - fast - and far away from them and from that notion. WHY? because they are essentially describing you as a battery. A battery has potential power - it has a lot of juice in it. The unfortunate thing is that it cannot … Continue reading I know you don’t want more month at the end of the money…