Meeting an Aussie #WOBS and a Friday Girl’s Night Out.
Claire Takacs and I are members of an online Networking group called WOBS: Coaching and Mentoring and we are meeting today in city centre at The Rocks. My friend Claire Godwin started up the WOBS group; basically an apparent lack of Women Speakers was what motivated Claire into action. Women On Business Stage is a Facebook group with a difference. It is a very supportive and informative group and members have what I would call a sense of trust with one another.
- ask a question and experts freely chip in with their nuggets.
- ask for critiques or advice on your post or statement.
- express vulnerability on occasion without feeling exposed or foolish.
On a Wednesday there is a three hour window to self promote. There is Zero Tolerance for any sneaked-in promos at other times which I think we all like and appreciate.
Check it out on Facebook.
So I’m on the train
(look back for my big enthusiasm for train travel here) and meeting Claire. She had interviewed me maybe a year ago so we have ‘met’. Claire was/is doing a series of interviews with women who have changed professional direction when over 50.
Claire and I spent a lovely few hours in a Bake Shop Cafe where we ate lunch and chatted endlessly about family, work and the WOBS with whom we know and interact.
We really did chat as if we’d known each other really well for years. We also did a #WOBSdownunder video by the Bridge.
I walked back to Central Station with Claire from Circular Quay. Quite a stroll in the heat but for Claire who walks a lot it was fine. At one point I asked if we were nearly there yet!
A lovely afternoon.
The Evening: a bit of a night.
Rachel and I went out with Wendy, Tom’s mum. We went to Cronulla Sailing Club. Busy and sociable and well, it was easy to order bottles of wine. We ate there thankfully and somehow decided not to go home at closing time (which is quite early actually) but managed to fit in a couple more bars. We did get home because I wakened in the morning after an uninterrupted sleep ( not usual) lying in a bizarre spot on my bed, shockingly with Tablet and phone far too close to my head. Dreadful quite dreadful however my make up was off and cold cup of tea sat on the bedside table. It had been a bit of a night. Apparently I’d chatted to Herb too. Next time we spoke he seemed fine so no harm done .
No more to say on that fun evening.