Posts by Phebe Cho

Does experience matter? Recruit differently

uncertainty

“Those who change the world are the ones crazy enough to think they can.” Steve Jobs. I often think, how must it have been for the late Steve Jobs? A visionary who saw a better way of doing things. How do you sell this idea to the world that prizes certainty? Where better the devil…

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I am enough. Three words which changed my life.

International Womens Day

How I gave up the hustle and why I’m better for it. Perfectly coiffed hair, one designer handbag after another, the entire fashion world hanging by her every word. Miranda Priestly had it all. I remember being an impressionable 26-year-old, bowled over by the thought of wearing Chanel from head-to-toe. To me, that was the…

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If you want to be successful at work, then do this detox

Whitespace

On Christmas day, while the world sat down for Christmas lunch; tables full of crisp roasted turkey, succulent gleaming hams; I was in hospital. Ever since last years’ horror bedbug attack I haven’t been quite the same. I’ve developed severe allergic reactions to just about anything and everything. Since then, I’ve been on a detox.…

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Searching for your calling? Start here

"Strengths revolution"

“Mummy, what cutie mark will I have?” “Honey, you’ve lost me…what are you talking about?” “My little pony. All ponies are born without a cutie mark. When they find what they are good at, a special cutie mark appears here.” My daughter was staring innocently at me, pointing to her behind. “You see Mummy; Rainbow…

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Want to perform better at work? Then sleep better.

personal performance

I know what its like not to sleep. When my daughter was six months old, I went back to work. The truth is, she did not sleep through the night till she was three. For two and a half years, I operated on less sleep than anyone should have, so I speak from experience. Sleep…

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Live to work. The future of the way we work.

new year work resolutions

Miss Honey. She was my daughters Kindy teacher. That year, was the first time she taught a child of a former student. For twenty plus years, she taught and still teaches in the same school. Some would think, you’d be sick of the job by now. But, not Miss Honey. She is exactly the type…

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What does balance mean?

Working mothers

She looked radiant. Her skin was glowing. It was the healthiest and the best I had seen her since we met ten months ago. It is funny how things work out, where we meet and connect with people. We met in the bathroom of a hotel, not exactly the ideal networking space. A Senior Executive,…

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Stop. Reset. GO

Find your Calling

I don’t know about you, but this year has rushed by. Going a million miles an hour, busy being busy. And it’s funny how things work out. Somewhere in October I suddenly crashed. At a conference in the Goldcoast, 104-bed bug bites stopped me. Well, technically it wasn’t the bites that stopped me. It was…

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The leaky female talent pipeline.

Phebe Cho

In 2016 I became a statistic. I decided to leave the corporate ladder, the one I had dedicated so much of my life to climb. I started to redefine what work could be. I joined 780,000 women around the world who in 2016 made the same decision. I am part of the leaky talent pipeline. So what…

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Self-Doubt? Three things to hit it on its head

Perth jobs

To the voices of doubt playing in my head. STOP. I don’t need you in my life. To the whispers that say I am not good enough. STOP. I don’t want to hear you. To the call of judgment that compares me to everyone else STOP. I don’t want to play at anyone else’s game…

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The one thing every successful person does

Female talent

Over the years, I’ve noticed that every successful woman has a morning ritual. It doesn’t matter if they are in business, in politics or the community. It doesn’t matter what part of the world they reside in if they are a mum or not. All strong, successful women leaders have a morning ritual. Pepsi CEO…

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Male Champions of Change

mentor

On the eve before Australians celebrate Father’s Day, I wanted to pay tribute and honour roles men have played in shaping my career. I wouldn’t be where I am today if not for the male champions of change in my life. My Sponsor  The day, I went public with my business, I received a phone call from…

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Kaizen. Why you need this word to move your career forward

mentoring

It’s amazing where one can find inspiration. Last week, while in line for a coffee, I met a beautiful woman and we started talking as women do while waiting for coffee. Our conversation landed on our children. As mothers, our role is to unlock the limitless potential of our children. To find it, nurture it…

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Will I lose my job to a robot?

Finding my why

Remember the days when the only way we could deposit or withdraw money was at the bank? As a primary school kid, I had a dolomite account and loved to go to the bank with my mum to deposit my weekly pocket money. I had a little passbook, which was covered in stamps and signatures.…

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Why experience isn’t everything.

gender parity

“But I don’t have enough experience. I know they want someone with a strong background in corporate finance” I sat, watching my private coaching client explain why she wasn’t right for the role. She had just spent the last ten minutes outlining what was wrong with that business unit. They were amidst a huge transition…

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The key to your limitless potential.

promotion

“Mummy, it sports carnival day!” my 5-year-old, squealing with delight as she pranced around the house. I broke into a smile. From year one to six, I came last in every sports carnival race there was. Everyone had crossed the finish line, and there I was, huffing and puffing down the 100-meter track. Every year,…

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Two questions you must answer to harness your limitless potential

talent

I love Oprah. Who doesn’t? She is named “most influential woman of her generation.” Wikipedia defines her as a media proprietor, talk show host, actress, producer, and philanthropist. Oprah isn’t the most technically trained. She didn’t study at the best schools but yet, she has resounding success in everything she does. How does she do…

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