Do you want to be a domestic goddess

…. Well it would appear that most of us are certainly trying to be – or at least are in training for it! A recent survey released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics revealed that too many women are doing unpaid domestic work.  You might ask “when did we ever get...

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Have a white Christmas

We are in full Silly Season mode;  the home stretch to Christmas and the panic is starting to rise in your chest.  In just three weeks I have to do exactly one zillion things - no I’m not exaggerating! Get as much done as possible before end of term, deals to be...

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Meternity

I’ve seen the media cover this story generated by Megann Foy’s book of the same name.  There has certainly been a lot of buzz created by the story as well as attracting its fair share of controversy. Mothers crying foul that their maternity leave has been likened to...

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Secure your own mask first before assisting others

A message we hear on every flight we take, one so repetitive we almost ignore it. “Place the mask firmly over your nose and mouth, secure the elastic band behind your head, and breathe normally. Although the bag does not inflate, oxygen is flowing to the mask. If you...

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10 Signs You Should Invest In Your Lifestyle

Investing in your lifestyle may have traditionally been a clear signal to rush out and buy your dream boat or spending endless hours a a Day Spa. No so these days - our increasing life of ‘busy’ means that having any kind of lifestyle that includes relaxation or...

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Does Controlling Time Really Impact Our Lifestyle?

Being from south of the border, I have always been a huge fan of Daylight Savings and never really understood why other states didn't embrace the advantage of twilight.  I am alway bemused by people saying we don't want extra sun - um hello - same amount of sunshine....

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5 Things You Must Do Before Christmas

ok brace yourself…. it is just 13 weeks until Christmas. What are the top 5 things you must do before the silly season kicks in. 1. Lift Off If you want the beach side cabin - now is the time to book it.  Flights using your points or even getting the resort you want...

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Stop saying it….

First off, let’s just say that we are delighted that more and more people are becoming familiar with the job title Concierge, this is awesome. We all know that a Concierge has long since extended its application outside the realm of the Five Star Hotels. We have been...

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I’m Too Busy To Outsource

Ironic we know, but this is often a response we get from people who really, really want to get extra support but are ‘too busy’  to get started - WTF? The constant state of busy-ness together with a sense of complete overwhelm … and a side serve martyrdom,  all adds...

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When flexible is not the answer

Written by Adele Blair for  Diverse City Careers There has been a lot of attention given to developing flexible work places to help resolve the constant battle in the balance war. This has been an amazing development from the past options of part-time or full-time –...

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Cassandra Heilbronn | Concierge Connect

Cassandra Heilbronn Senior Associate | Minter Ellison President | Women Lawyers Association of Queensland Winner | 2016 Emerging Leaders in the Legal Sector | Womens Agenda Q. What does a regular day look like for you? Alarm for 4.55am, gym from 5.35am to 6.30am....

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Holiday conversations – are you listening?

What conversations are you having with your family these holidays? When you ask your family, children or friends 'how was 20016 for you?' these holidays are you really taking the time to listen to what they have to say?  Are you making use of the slower holiday-pace...

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5 Things I Must Do #timetolive

Angela Shelton | Concierge We always talk a lot about 'one day I'm going to do x', but want effort do we put into actually making it happen? We know, life gets busy and our 'must do' list becomes more dream than reality. Thinking about this, I've come up with my own...

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How to get a Concierge for free.

No your eyes are not deceiving you. You could have a Concierge at your finger tips absolutely free*. In July this year we launched our Corporate Concierge Service where organisations provide their employees with Concierge services as part of their employee benefits...

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Christmas is Coming

by Angela Shelton, Concierge, The Concierge Collective Whilst I love the countdown to Christmas, I am mixed with feelings of excitement and apprehension and while I feel like there is plenty of time, I realise that it is the end of October and the festive season is...

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Christmas made Easy

... start now. We know that Christmas is both the best and the worst time of the year, especially if all the planning is being left up to you - among the myriad of other things you need to do in your everyday life. The only way to get through the festive season in...

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Work Life Balance Series | Gina Prior

Gina Prior, Account Director, Starwood Q.What does a regular day look like for you? Being in sales, the priority is responding to our clients as quickly as possible and working with multiple time zones means the morning email time is essential. Client meetings and...

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It’s not about too much work.

By Amy Smith, Concierge, The Concierge Collective “It’s not the amount of time at work, but the amount of commitments that employees are conflicted by” According to a recent global study,  countries that have shortened their usual work hours to improve work-life...

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Time for Me

Most recently I realised how I have spent the last 7 years raising children, running a business, being a wife, a sister, a friend, a mentor and that I loved every moment but why did I feel guilty when I stopped to take Time for Me! Often when a commitment clashes I am...

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