I feel very grateful to have found inspiration, motivation and insight from countless people, organisations and places in my life to date. This section is dedicated to sharing some of these in the hope that they will be of use to you too.


The School of Life As the name suggests, this organisation is dedicated to teaching us all of the important lessons that we need to succeed in life, that we didn't learn in the school classroom. Emotional intelligence and much more!

Ethical Jobs A jobs search website for people and organisations with a passion for justice, equality and sustainability.

Charity Jobs - Same thing as above, but for work in the UK.


‘The First Follower’ - Leadership Lessons from the Dancing Guy - A video that always reminds me that a leader needs the guts to stand alone and look ridiculous, but what they are doing must be easy to follow. 

'The Miniature Earth' - What if the world's population were reduced to 100 people community? - A powerful reinforcement of perspective. 

'What does my headscarf mean to you' - TedTalk, Yassmin Abdel-Magied - This video really opened my eyes to the concept of unconscious bias and sparked my interest in it. 

Documentaries / Television Series

The True Cost  (2015) - An incredibly powerful look into the fast fashion industry - This is what sparked my interest in sustainable fashion and make me pledge to not buy a single new item of clothing for a year. 

Go Back to Where You Came From (SBS) (2011) - A 3-part television documentary series which aims to show the real journey of refugees and asylum seekers who come to Australia -  A must watch for anyone with a negative perception of refugees and asylum seekers.  

An Inconvenient Truth (2006) - About climate change and made by Al Gore, an American politician who lost the 2000 presidential election to George W. Bush. At the time of this films release, my local MP (Kate Ellis) put on a free showing in my community and its impact on me was long lasting!

Food Inc. (2008) - An insight in the mass production of meat in the US. This film made me significantly decrease my meat intake and even go vegetarian for a year). 

How to Live - School of Life U-Tube channel. So many great videos with insights on important life topics but one of my favourite that had a big impact on me is "Why you will marry the wrong person'

Books and Blogs

The Book of Life - The School of Life blog - So many resources on emotional intelligence it is impossible to list them all!