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Last chance to register for Ascend career development day in Brisbane – come along and network, reflect on your achievments for 2010 and refocus your goals for the year ahead

When was the last time you spend a day focused just on you and what you want to achieve from work and life? If you’re in Brisbane next Wednesday 1st December, I’d love to see you at the Ascend career development day where you’ll have the chance to do just that.  Here’s what one of our recent participants had to say about how much she loved the program:

“I was feeling really low and unenthused about work and life in general after coming back from a trip overseas, but the last Ascend day in Adelaide really turned me around to be more positive, energetic and enthusiastic.  So a BIG THANKS to sphinxx.”

This program is outstanding value at only $345 for a full day of development including presentations and workshops on:

  • Are you sabotaging your career success?, with Jen Dalitz the founder and SheEO of sphinxx.  Jen will cover the common traits of successful women in business and the behaviours and relationships you need to develop at work that will set you up for career success.
  • How unconscious bias can affect your career advancement and how you can conquer it, with Dr Margaret Byrne, Principal Consultant with UGM Consulting.  Margaret is an expert in the differences in communication styles between men and women and the impact this can have on career advancement.
  • Take the Lead – with Kathy Hirschfeld, non executive director, leader and change agent. Kathy previously held senior executive roles at New Zealand Refining Company and BP Refining and left BP this year to pursue a career as a professional director.  She will share some of the lessons learned and provide her perspectives on planning and prioritizing for your career success.


  • Planning Your Next Career Move – an interactive workshop with Denise Aldous and Jenny Morawska, two of Australia’s leading women who will share their secrets on Changing Tack and Transcending the Boundaries to give you the tips and strategies to map out your next career move.

Full details on the program for each city are available on the sphinxx events page – where you can also register online.  Hope to see you there!


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2 months ago

Jen Dalitz

What are the lessons you’re teaching your kids? We took the opportunity of a holiday long weekend to visit my mum interstate as the timing of the trip coincided with my son’s favourite AFL team battling it out against my mum’s beloved team. Perhaps only those of you with the love for AFL will appreciate why we’d plan a long distance trip around a game of footy, but suffice to say it was a passion project! With every ounce of anticipation, the game was a tough, tight duel and could easily have gone either way. Yet when the final siren sounded, it wasn’t our team that was smiling. It sure is tough for a 10 year old boy to sit within a crowd 41,000+ people all cheering for the opposite side. It was tough for him to see the exhaustion and disappointment on the faces of the players he adores. And yet, it’s so important for him to learn that his team won’t always win. There’s so many lessons in that, but the one I chose to instil is that you won’t always back the team that wins but you’ll always back the team that you love. That’s why I asked him to wear his team colours home the next day, and show his support even when the chips are down. That’s the kind of commitment I want my son to learn and the kind of team player I want him to be. PS. #gotheGiants @GWSGiants #neversurrender ... See MoreSee Less

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4 months ago

Jen Dalitz

I haven’t been here in a while as the writing has been on hold. But I was reminded today that there are things in our life that light us up. That might take us out of our comfort zone but, once you sit with it, bring you both joy and a sense of “I can do this” achievement. These moments are such a gift. So I’m curious, what’s your special thing that lights you up?

Despite (or in spit of) my professional career, these moments for me normally involve my horses. I’ll never be an equestrian Olympian, but I take great pleasure in all the lessons my horses teach me. They remind me that it’s a team effort, we’re in it together, and that if I’m prepared to give a little bit more, they will too. That’s true whether we’re on the ground taking care of their feet, or grooming, or when I’m atop riding as one. Two hearts one team.
It’s hard to describe the adrenaline and joy they bring to my life. But I’d love to know, what lights you up??
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