Tricia Karp Wise Talk
01 September 2015

We want to matter. Turn towards us

Did you know, according to scientific research, that couples need to “turn towards” each other at least 87 per cent of the time for their relationship to happily continue – and last? That research was conducted by the famous Gottman Institute, and a recent article about “turning towards” sparked my thinking about all sorts of things, not least of which…

17 August 2015

How to share your message (and wisdom!) to make a difference

Depending on where you choose to place your attention, it’s highly likely you’re consuming too much junk food (and I don’t mean via the drive thru of your local Maccas). We’re fed a stodgy diet of fear-filled messages amidst rants and raves in the daily news and on social media. Messages that scream life is getting harder. We’re not safe.…

04 August 2015

Can’t be bothered? This changes everything

Big fat confession: for the past two weeks I haven’t felt very motivated. That’s unusual for me. And what’s even more unusual is that I let myself be that way, instead of trying to force myself to be different, get on with it, get over myself, and make something happen quick smart! I did the bare minimum of work (couldn’t…

13 July 2015

For the renegades, the dreamers, the crazy ones… let’s change the world

My girl went to a birthday party at the weekend. It had an ice cream theme, and there were games - pin the cherry on the ice cream - and an ice cream-shaped piñata, and, of course, plenty of ice cream to eat, with just about everything except cherries to put on top. There was also a photo booth. The…

06 July 2015

How to have a powerful presence

Let’s set something straight. Being confident, which is often seen as the holy grail of having a powerful presence, is over-rated. Yes, I really did say that. Everyone wants to appear confident. Yet, confidence takes so many different forms. Whenever people tell me they want to be perceived as confident, and I ask them what sort of behaviours they need…

01 July 2015

How to make the biggest difference

I want to know, how might your life be different if: You felt so inspired by your mission that you could easily inspire others to get on board and wholeheartedly commit? You were so comfortable in your own skin that you could show up authentically - at work, everywhere - and pave a path for others to do the same?…

22 June 2015

Survey says: we need you to be inspiring

I conducted a little survey. At the risk of you not taking me seriously from this moment forward, I asked – on social media! - one simple question: What inspires you? If I am at the risk of losing you here, let me say this: the results of my little survey are echoed in, and affirmed by, huge studies* right…

15 June 2015

Public speaking confidence: lessons from a kid who gets it

My daughter loves singing. This year she joined the Australian Girls Choir. She was asked to audition for a solo in the Winter Showcase Concert, and was awarded a part. At the weekend, in front of more than 800 people, she stood out the front, microphone in hand, and sang her heart out. Proud? Far out. I cried. And I…

09 June 2015

Nurturing leadership: how do you do it?

If you’re a woman who’s up for climbing the corporate ladder, you likely know that, if you want to lead, you should stop being the one who makes the coffee for others at work, tidies up the trays of stale sandwiches, and is too helpful. If you’re a man who’s up for climbing the corporate ladder, it might be that…

02 June 2015

Want to stay inspired (so you can be inspiring)? You’ll need to check out

Here’s a quote that’s often used in discussions about how to get inspired: "Inspiration actually emerges from the soil of action: perspiration is just the water that nourishes it" ~ August Turak I’m fascinated by what it takes to get inspired, and be inspiring. Because if you’re not inspired, you can’t inspire others. And if you can’t inspire others, you…

19 May 2015

Trailblazer? We need you. How to stay on your path

Ever been accused of being idealistic? Rebellious? A renegade? Or wrong, mad, even crazy? I’m fortunate to work with all sorts of leaders who are pushing boundaries and offering new paths for the rest of us to walk that just might make our lives better in all sorts of ways. At times I work intensively for up to two days…

12 May 2015

Ten ways to be an inspiring leader

We live in a world where people who tell personal stories on stage are revered, anyone can be seen and heard more than ever before, and expressing vulnerability is the new black. Not at work though. And the gap is rapidly widening. If the keys to success as a leader for our times include connectedness, humility, candour, openness and empathy…

28 April 2015

How to connect to make a difference

Once upon a time there was a world where people weren’t inspired by their leaders. Conversations about what was really happening were rare. Boing presentations fell on deaf ears. Little changed. Differences weren’t made. And people longed, deep down, to be inspired, engaged and be part of something that truly mattered. In that world, no-one knew about the three Ps.…

21 April 2015

The David Principle

I want to tell you about David. We met over the phone. Our encounter has stuck with me and inspired me to share some of our conversations with you. When I phoned David, he was expecting my call. His business partner had asked me to call him. Our conversation went something like this: Me: "Hi David, this is Tricia Karp.…

14 April 2015

Time for a tough conversation? Don’t open your mouth yet

As a former serial avoider of the tough stuff for fear of hurting anyone's feelings, learning how to instigate a confronting conversation in a way that's clear, respectful and kind - and has the potential to produce surprisingly positive outcomes - was nothing short of a revelation for me. I've lived with the consequences of not having those conversations -…

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