Change is a problem to solve

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When a career enjoyed for decades begins to feel tedious and uninspiring, thoughts often turn to making a career u-turn and embarking on something fresh and meaningful. But the idea of abandoning the familiar to try something new can be terrifying. Featured in the New Zealand Herald, 10 February 2018. By Raewyn Court Melissa Jenner founded her company START Now …

Use your holiday to unlock your creativity

Melissa Jenner News and Insights, Uncategorized

Undoubtedly, the most precious commodity we all have is time. When I gave up working for someone else and started my own business, this suddenly became the greatest paradigm shift I’d had in a long time and a major ‘aha’ moment for me. Suddenly, I was no longer locked into a routine. I didn’t have to be anywhere at a …

Where did all the play go?

Melissa Jenner News and Insights, Uncategorized

Recently I was fortunate to be a coach at a design thinking workshop (thank you Thinkplace). As part of the learning for the executives, we brought in 20 school children (ages 8-12) to work on a project to ‘imagine a better community for everyone’. Their ability to build, create and work together on something quite abstract and ambitious – whilst playing …

Are you doing what you really want?

Melissa Jenner News and Insights, Uncategorized

Recently at an event for START NOW I asked the audience – what would you do, if you could be whatever you wanted? For many, it was something very different to what they are doing today. As we’ve gotten older, it’s a question I think we have stopped asking ourselves. We’ve accepted what we are doing with our career is …