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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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Making staff wellbeing a priority is a mark of all good organisations, and part of that is regular communication around relevant issues.

Mental health in a roving workforce


“I am a strong believer in innovate or die, but innovation doesn’t necessarily start with an idea, it starts with a problem to solve,” says Evette Cordy.

5 ways to nurture business innovation on a global playing field


In 2013 Swastika Devi joined ANZ Pacific, where her challenge has been the enormity of the role.

Many countries, many duties: inside the role of ANZ Pacific financial controller


People line up to cast their votes at Moonee Ponds West Primary School, the electorate of Maribyrnong,, on May 18, 2019 in Melbourne.

What does it take to run federal elections? A lot, it turns out.


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