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The story of our new book

In case you missed it in last week’s Global Connections, last month Gayle and I were very pleased to introduce our new book, Working with Emotional Health and the Enneagram, to the world. At the recent International Enneagram Association China conference in Hong Kong – our first chance to share our book – Jerry Wagner [...]

By |2019-06-03T11:29:47+10:00June 4th, 2019|Blog|4 Comments

Raising the bar of human consciousness

After meeting Saara Sabbagh, founding director of Benevolence Australia a few years ago it quickly became clear that we shared many of the same values – particularly around the need to, as she describes it, ‘raise the bar of human consciousness’. We have since been privileged to work with Saara and her organisation on strategic [...]

By |2019-05-09T08:54:53+10:00May 9th, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

The drive for change

I feel very fortunate to have grown up in Kenya. It was experiencing the wonders of Africa as a child that ultimately drove my passion for nature and led me to choose to study marine biology and zoology at university. Not long after graduating, I started to understand some of the many human-created threats to [...]

By |2019-05-01T13:15:54+10:00April 30th, 2019|Blog, Gillian Starling on #HB4|0 Comments

When an organisation lives what it believes

In November last year, Malcolm Lazenby and I had the privilege of travelling to Frutillar, Chile to join more than 700 people from over 20 countries at was described as the ‘largest and most ambitious constellation of events’ in the history of the B Corp movement: Encuentro+B. To be in the space with so many [...]

By |2019-04-01T09:37:32+10:00April 2nd, 2019|Blog|1 Comment

Becoming visible

‘To be seen without purpose is vanity’ One of the first topics we are delving into as part of the Homeward Bound project is ‘Visibility’. This is something I have looked forward to. Scientists like me are often behind the scenes, playing our part feeding information to inform policy, for example. One of the things [...]

By |2019-03-12T08:54:17+10:00March 12th, 2019|Blog, Gillian Starling on #HB4|1 Comment

Stepping up for the ‘greater good’

Last week I received an email from my colleague Huw Kingston letting me know that he was stepping up to a new challenge, one that was very different to any he has undertaken to date. Huw describes himself on his website as ‘an adventurer, speaker, entrepreneur, former cafe owner, event director, environmentalist, writer, ski guide, [...]

By |2019-03-04T12:04:35+10:00March 5th, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on Stepping up for the ‘greater good’

Emotional health is the answer

This month we feature another guest post, this time from Tim Giles. Tim has been a social worker for 11 years. After a chance encounter working with men who had had contact with the criminal justice system, he has spent his career working with this population in various leadership and clinical roles. Five years ago Tim had the [...]

By |2019-02-27T08:48:42+10:00December 4th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Emotional health is the answer

Gillian Starling is creating change

Eight years ago I met Gayle and Malcolm in the Solomon Islands on one of Global Leadership Foundation’s Leadership Experiences. It was one of my early introductions to leadership development, and also to the work that Global Leadership Foundation undertakes. More recently, they encouraged me to apply for a place on the Homeward Bound program. The [...]

By |2018-11-16T09:03:48+10:00November 13th, 2018|Blog, Gillian Starling on #HB4|1 Comment

2018, I will remember you

This month we feature a guest post from Alicia Kennedy. Alicia is a participant in the 2018 Melbourne Table of Ten. Having worked as a veterinarian for thirty years, Alicia was acutely aware there was a growing need for a community-centred veterinary service that provided special support for senior clients. So, in 2015 she founded Cherished Pets, [...]

By |2018-11-05T17:33:26+10:00November 6th, 2018|Blog|2 Comments