50 Cities & 50 Coffees

Sunday, 10, August, 2014 2 , , , Permalink 0

This week, I wanted to share with you two articles that made my heart flutter with excitement - each representing my love of all things Roots & Wings. #1: Top 50 Cities to See in Your Lifetime. If you ever needed a travel bucket list, the Huffington Post just gave it you on a silver platter. I'm heading to No. #3 (New York City) for my fourth visit in as many years in a couple of weeks. Now, I'm a glass half full kind of girl, so reflecting on the 23 out of 50 cities that I'd visited in my 27 years was like a nostalgic walk down memory lane: 1) Venice, Italy 2.) Seville, Spain 3.) New York City, USA 5.) Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 6.) London, England 9.) ...

Who is on your shelf of mentors?
by Phoebe Vertigan

Monday, 9, June, 2014 0 , , , Permalink 0

Last month I attended a great presentation by Jane Huxley, the Managing Director of Pandora Australia. Reflecting on her diverse and interesting career, Jane shared some of the lessons that she has learned along the way. If you ever get a chance to see Jane talk, I highly recommend it – the audience was buzzing afterwards! One concept that I loved was Jane’s “shelf of mentors”. A shelf of mentors is a “pick and mix” approach to mentoring. It is about drawing knowledge and inspiration from a range of different people, and knowing that each mentor has their own special place on your shelf. You might have someone that you look to when you are after a promotion, someone in a ...