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Helen Hawkes

Helen Hawkes is one of Australia's foremost lifestyle journalists, having written for newspapers and magazines from Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar and The Australian to “Life & Leisure” in the Australian Financial Review and INTHEBLACK. She lives in Bangalow with her West Highland Terrier, Bruce Lee, and works as a happiness coach as well as a writer and editor.

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Michael Kennedy FCPA and Justin Enright FCPA. Photo: Anthony Geernaert.

How to get the most out of the mentee-mentor relationship


Societal attitudes towards older workers are becoming more positive, and that’s something older workers can use to give them ammunition and confidence.

Don't mention the R word! Strategies for older workers' third acts.


Overtourism? Tourists on a crowded beach on Krabi, Thailand.

Too many tourists: not everyone is celebrating the tourism boom


Gen X in business - known for their ability to problem solve, innovate and inspire the generations that follow them.

Generation X steps up to the C-Suite


"We think of skills as past tense," says Sean Leong CPA, the CFO of WYWM. "It is behaviours that we focus on."

WithYouWithMe: helping veterans find meaningful employment


FIRE (financial independence, retire early) is an international movement of people who seek financial control and flexibility by strict budgeting and frugal living.

Inside the FIRE movement: fantasy vs fact in early retirement


Pauline Pickering FCPA, who runs a regional accounting firm with her brother, Peter Driver FCPA, shown here with her client Ann Boyle from Mount Colliery Station.

Back to the country: rise of the regional accounting firm


'Making sure leaders have appropriate training to help colleagues in need before a workplace mental health crisis occurs is smart business.

The high costs of ignoring mental health in the workplace


Mel Yates FCPA, director – reporting, red tape reduction and ACNC corporate services, says working for charities presents unique challenges.

Is working for a charity right for you? Three CPAs share their insights.


When it comes to economic growth, productivity and profit margins, the “silver tsunami” of boomers poses a complex set of questions for governments and employers.

How to stem the exodus of ageing boomers from the workforce and hold back the silver tsunami