Brilliant Society’s mission is to help emerging entrepreneurs develop their talents and learn the skills they need to thrive in the new economy.
- We don’t have to resign ourselves to the work that is given to us (or isn’t!) – we can create work that we love and own.
- We can no longer rely on others to develop our potential – we need to own our learning and talent development.
- We don’t have to accept that having lots of different jobs or being an entrepreneur means giving up on having a career – we can find a higher narrative that gives our work purpose and meaning.
If you are one of the new ‘independents’ – creatives, professionals with maker souls, thinkers, writers, coaches, consultants freelancers… explorers of life – I want to help you create meaningful, sustainable, brilliant work that you love and own.
You’ll find articles, guides, actions, tips and resources on:
- Entrepreneurial skills and methods that you need to know
- Learning and discovery – for your business and for yourself
- Cultivating your purpose, platform and voice
- Developing your expertise and talents
- Creating brilliance – more consistently and joyfully
- Looking after yourself (because who else will?)
I send out a weekly newsletter that has all of that as well as my best picks of entrepreneurial reads plus goodies and other surprises (hint: I like making and giving away things). You should totally subscribe.
More about me…
Hello! My name is Catherine. I am an educator, researcher and founder with a love of expansive learning and helping people to develop their entrepreneurial capabilities to thrive in our fast changing economy. So much so that I am doing a PhD in how people learn to be entrepreneurs!
Alongside my doctoral research, I design and coach a program to teach students entrepreneurial skills the University of Technology Sydney (small claim to fame: Steve Wozniak is an adjunct professor!). I also teach subjects in Digital Media and Adult/Organisational Education.
In my last full time job before taking up my doctoral research and entrepreneurship, I was at the University of Sydney Business School where I undertook applied research for government and industry into the changing nature of work and workforce development needs. While I was there, I established the Sydney Health and Work Research Network, which brought together experts from Business, Psychology, Law, Medicine and Health Sciences to look at how we can make work more inclusive, healthier and thus more sustainable – this is an area I remain deeply passionate about.
I’ve also had roles in the IT industry, university research and consumer policy – plus a few stints in self employment.
I’m mostly here but I can (sometimes) also be found at:
My work has featured in print media, radio and television.