Some thoughts about success in business – give it time

Vulnerability in Public Speaking

I’ve been speaking in public for many years. It’s been an integral part of my leadership journey. I can’t quite remember my first time standing up in front of a crowd of people, but I do remember how daunting it was. Public speaking wasn’t a natural skill for me, particularly since I am essentially an … Continue reading "Vulnerability in Public Speaking" […]

Nov 06, 2018 Blogs 0 Comments Readmore

Interviews with great leaders: ANGIE PASKEVICIUS

By Wendy Williams.
Given Angie Paskevicius’ amazing background and experiences, I am so delighted that she has agreed to share both some of her story and her tips for leadership and leaders. Amongst many other successes in her career and journey to date, Angie is the 2015 winner of the WA Telstra Business Woman of the Year. […]

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Leadership is About Who You Are, Not What You Do

By Wendy Williams
Angie Paskevicius is the CEO of Holyoake, a leading not-for-profit organisation providing alcohol and drug counselling and support services in Western Australia. She is this week’s Changemaker. […]

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Holyoake CEO Angie Paskevicius wins Telstra WA Business Woman of the Year 2015

PERTH businesswoman Angie Paskevicius has been named Telstra WA Business Woman of the Year. The chief executive of Holyoake is responsible for leading strategic direction, operations and business performance of the not-for-profit company, which provides alcohol and drug counselling support programs. Ms Paskevicius also won the For Purpose and Social Enterprise Award at the 21st … Continue reading "Holyoake CEO Angie Paskevicius wins Telstra WA Business Woman of the Year 2015" […]

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AICD Experienced Director profile interview

What do you think are the foundations of being a good director? The Board plays an important role in setting the tone of an organisation or business. I believe that directors need to operate from a strong values base and that there needs to be an alignment between the values of individual directors and the … Continue reading "AICD Experienced Director profile interview" […]

Sep 04, 2018 Blogs 0 Comments Readmore

CEO Hopes National Award Win Will Boost Not-for-profit Future

The 2015 Telstra Australian Business Woman of the Year hopes her win, coupled with the rise of social enterprise initiative in the not-for-profit sector, will help encourage the next generation of business leaders into community organisations. Angie Paskevicius – the CEO of leading West Australian alcohol and drug counselling and support services provider Holyoake – … Continue reading "CEO Hopes National Award Win Will Boost Not-for-profit Future" […]

Sep 03, 2018 Blogs 0 Comments Readmore

Holyoake CEO 2015 Telstra WA Business Woman of the Year

Holyoake CEO Angie Paskevicius was named 2015 Telstra WA Business Woman of the Year on 9 October 2015. “I was honoured to be nominated along with many highly accomplished business women,” said Angie, who also received the award in the ‘For Purpose and Social Enterprise’ category. The Telstra Award judges were particularly impressed with the … Continue reading "Holyoake CEO 2015 Telstra WA Business Woman of the Year" […]

Sep 03, 2018 Blogs 0 Comments Readmore

The role of the chair is essential to developing meaningful boardroom discussions that stimulate debate and avoid groupthink

By Alexandra Cain
Chairs have a difficult role. They must encourage debate and dissent around the boardroom table, without it getting personal. That’s tough when there are often strong and even fiery personalities in the room. […]

Sep 04, 2018 Blogs 0 Comments Readmore

Top Award to Paskevicius

Angie Paskevicius, the CEO of Master Builders’ Health Alliance member Holyoake, has been announced as the 2015 Telstra WA Business Woman of the Year. Ms Paskevicius has been in charge at not-for-profit provider of alcohol and drug counselling and support programs Holyoake since 2007, but her career spans more than 30 years as a health … Continue reading "Top Award to Paskevicius" […]

Sep 03, 2018 Blogs 0 Comments Readmore

Opportunity in Adversity

You will always find opportunities when you experience adversity. Challenges are opportunities to learn and grow. […]

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Family Bonds

The Unexpected Message It’s late on a Friday night in November, 2015. I’m sitting on my own in a hotel room in Melbourne. I’m meeting up with some colleagues tomorrow, and they want to keep in touch using messenger on Facebook. I really only use Facebook to keep in touch with my son and his … Continue reading "Family Bonds" […]

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Inner Strength

There is something inside all of us that we can draw on, in times of need…. our inner strength. With experience and time, you become confident in the knowledge that it will always be there when you need it. […]

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In the business of inspiring women

Joondalup business owner Sally Hewitt is one of about 140 women attending an International Women’s Day event next week. Hosted by Business Women Australia (BWA) at Fraser’s Restaurant in Kings Park, the March 8 lunch will feature Holyoake chief executive and last Year’s WA Business Women of the Year Angie Paskevicius as keynote speaker. Ms … Continue reading "In the business of inspiring women" […]

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Thought Bubbles With Angie – Innovation For Impact

You can’t do the same things and expect different results. In this episode of Thought Bubbles, Angie highlights the power of innovation to achieve social impact.SHOW MORE […]

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2015 WA Womens’ Report Card

The benefits of improved gender equity are great – for women and men, organisations, our economy and community. While we have made progress, there is more to do. The 2015 Women’s Report Card builds on the work of previous editions to provide the most comprehensive and unique compilation of information about the status and progress … Continue reading "2015 WA Womens’ Report Card" […]

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Thought Bubbles With Angie – Mental Health

Mental health is a growing concern as 1 in 5 Australians are impacted. Angie encourages people to reach for help. […]

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Thought Bubbles With Angie – Social Emotional Learning

Social Emotional Learning (SEL) is vital to build resilience. Angie shares her views about how SEL can make a positive impact in the lives of young people, adults and the wider community. […]

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Thought Bubbles with Angie – Employee Wellness

Employee wellness is a growing concern as it continues to impact on absenteeism, presenteeism, workplace accidents and productivity. Angie Paskevicius, CEO of Holyoake, shares her thoughts about addressing this issue. […]

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Thought Bubbles with Angie – Social Enterprise

Valuable insights from the CEO of an organisation that has transformed a small social program into an internationally successful social enterprise. […]

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Watch this episode of ‘Stories Out Loud’, featuring Holyoake CEO Angie Paskevicius

Stories Out Loud Having the strength to continue, when adversity has threatened to stop you, is a person’s most precious attribute. Angie Paskevicius, CEO of Holyoake, shares how uncovering her family history revealed important lessons for her life and how she drew strength from adversity to become an award winning CEO. She opens up about … Continue reading "Watch this episode of ‘Stories Out Loud’, featuring Holyoake CEO Angie Paskevicius" […]

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Holyoake boss in line for Western Australian of the Year Award

Angie Paskevicius is proud of the programs Holyoake has created to help people dealing with drug and alcohol issues. The Victoria Park resident and Holyoake chief executive has been working in the not-for-profit sector for about 20 years, including nine in her current role. Holyoake helps more than 6500 people struggling with alcohol and drug … Continue reading "Holyoake boss in line for Western Australian of the Year Award" […]

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Spending time with Angie Paskevicius

By Maria-Jane Satterthwaite
Recently I was fortunate enough to sit down with 2015 Telstra Business Woman award winner and Holyoake CEO Angie Paskevicius to hear her thoughts on leadership; here's what she had to say! […]

Mar 22, 2017 Blogs 0 Comments Readmore

Angie Paskevicius nominated for West Australian of the Year Awards

Angie Paskevicius is one of the three Community Awards finalists in the 2017 West Australian of the Year Awards. “Angie has shown a sustained and inspired commitment to improving the lives of West Australians. The success of Holyoake, and Angie’s ability to transform the organisation, speaks volumes about the positive impact that Angie has had … Continue reading "Angie Paskevicius nominated for West Australian of the Year Awards" […]

Sep 03, 2017 Blogs 0 Comments Readmore

How storytelling builds leadership

In recent articles I have discussed vulnerability in telling your story and I’ve given some tips from my experience in how to build confidence as a speaker.  Telling your story is an important tool to really connect with people at an emotional level, which helps your message be remembered. Successful leaders know how to do this well because … Continue reading "How storytelling builds leadership" […]

Jan 30, 2019 Blogs 0 Comments Readmore

Deconstructing Leadership with Angie Paskevicius

By Liz McCoy
Angie Paskevicius has been the CEO of Holyoake, a leading provider of drug and alcohol counselling and support services in Western Australia since 2007, and is the2015 Telstra Business Woman of the Year. […]

Mar 22, 2017 Blogs 0 Comments Readmore

Stepping into leadership: A important tool every leader needs

In my experience stepping into various leadership roles throughout my career, lifelong learning has been a cornerstone. Having an open mind and continuing to develop, grow and improve means you will be moving forward and will be living fully to your potential. Others notice this, and leadership opportunities come your way. Investing in yourself and … Continue reading "Stepping into leadership: A important tool every leader needs" […]

Jan 08, 2019 Blogs 0 Comments Readmore

Stepping into Leadership: Care

I recently spoke with Megumi Miki, a thought leader in quiet leadership, about this type of leadership style. In the interview, I shared my journey into leadership and my experiences as a leader. I talked about my purpose and core values and who has influenced me on the leadership path. It was also an opportunity to reflect on […]

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Some thoughts about success in business – give it time

I’m a strong believer that anything is possible… when you believe it, you will see it. It takes courage and self-belief and a strong awareness of who you are and what’s important to you, in order to achieve what you set out to in business. It’s never a smooth ride and it takes time… much longer than … Continue reading "Some thoughts about success in business – give it time" […]

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We all have leadership potential

To me a leader is like the conductor of an orchestra who makes sure that all the right instruments are in place and are playing the right notes at the right time. I believe that we all have leadership potential. Some simple but important leadership traits that you can cultivate… ·     Lifelong learning. Continue to develop … Continue reading "We all have leadership potential" […]

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My “Why”

My parents were a strong influence in my life – in different ways. I am fortunate to have received special gifts from both parents. They’ve both passed away now. I still miss them both. My mum was a tireless volunteer in the community. A caring person, always helping others, someone whom everyone loved. Often as … Continue reading "My “Why”" […]

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Important considerations for starting a social enterprise in today’s world

In a recent interview for Holyoake WA’s ‘Thought Bubbles’ series, I was asked to comment on what is important in starting a social enterprise today. Here are the key take-aways. Some important points to consider when starting a social enterprise 1. Have a clear VISION about where you want to go and why. Stay very … Continue reading "Important considerations for starting a social enterprise in today’s world" […]

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Purpose and board success

There is so much written today about ‘purpose’ – whether it’s about your own purpose as an individual or the purpose of organisations. For me, your purpose is what drives you, it’s your ‘why’. It’s why you get out of bed every morning and do what you do. When we are ‘on purpose’ we find … Continue reading "Purpose and board success" […]

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Purpose and moving towards board roles

In my last post, I spoke about ‘purpose’ and its link to boards. I spoke about how clarity of purpose helps us gravitate towards directorships with organisations that are more aligned with our own purpose and values. There is a strong sense of belonging, of being more comfortable and feeling more fulfilled as a director when … Continue reading "Purpose and moving towards board roles" […]

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CEO Isolation

It can be lonely at the top… As your career progresses and you move towards more senior leadership roles, you will experience many changes to how you relate to people within various structures, like moving from managing a small team to managing groups of managers! Eventually, as a CEO, you are managing the whole organisation, … Continue reading "CEO Isolation" […]

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Are you an approachable leader?

The most successful leaders draw people to them. They are authentic and they make time for people…and they are there to help.  Many leaders change who they are and how they behave once they enter the workplace. It doesn’t take long for people to work out that they are really someone else. I’m always reminded of … Continue reading "Are you an approachable leader?" […]

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Are CEOs experts at anything?

Successful CEOs are usually people who once had a specific skill set or expertise in specific areas. Over the years they have become what I describe as ‘well rounded’, as a result of a broad range of experiences in leadership and management roles. They have become generalists who are not really experts at anything.  It’s like … Continue reading "Are CEOs experts at anything?" […]

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Sharing my story for 20 year Celebrations at Therapy Focus

Therapy Focus has just celebrated their 20 year anniversary and I am privileged to have been their inaugural CEO, setting up the organisation. I’d like to extend my heartfelt congratulations to the team and wanted to share my interview, just one of the stories that form part of the Therapy Focus history. Thanks to Tessa … Continue reading "Sharing my story for 20 year Celebrations at Therapy Focus" […]

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Are you a ‘discerning’ networker? My reflections from a recent seminar on networking

I recently attended a seminar about networking that really made me reflect on how I have been approaching this important activity in business. I attend a lot of functions and consider that I’m quite an effective networker but am I a ‘discerning’ networker? This was a description used in the seminar.  That question has really … Continue reading "Are you a ‘discerning’ networker? My reflections from a recent seminar on networking" […]

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The challenges of writing a book: My experience starting the journey

After thinking about it for a long time, I made a decision to write a book. It’s one thing to make the decision, but then how do you actually go about doing it? To help me along the way, I’ve attended a book writing workshop, I’ve started to read more about how others have done … Continue reading "The challenges of writing a book: My experience starting the journey" […]

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The rewards of taking a holiday

It’s always a wild frenzy getting out of the office for any extended holiday period… and it can take a few days or even a few weeks to wind down and relax into holiday mode. Once you get to that relaxed stage you realise how important it is to take regular breaks. As a busy … Continue reading "The rewards of taking a holiday" […]

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Reflections on Quiet Leadership

I recently spoke with Megumi Miki, a thought leader in quiet leadership, about this type of leadership style. In the interview, I shared my journey into leadership and my experiences as a leader. I talked about my purpose and core values and who has influenced me on the leadership path. It was also an opportunity … Continue reading "Reflections on Quiet Leadership" […]

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Tips to build your confidence in public speaking

In my last post I spoke about vulnerability in public speaking. This time I want to share some tips that have helped me build my confidence over the years in public speaking. Everyone has different techniques and approaches that they use, but here are some that I would recommend based on my own experience. This is not … Continue reading "Tips to build your confidence in public speaking" […]

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Self Care at Christmas

As we get closer to Christmas it’s time to think about looking after yourself so you can give to others in 2019.  Just surviving the frantic pace of getting all the loose ends tied up so you can get out of the office for the holiday period can be stressful enough. For many, having to … Continue reading "Self Care at Christmas" […]

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Getting through those first 100 days as CEO… and beyond

I recently facilitated a session with a group of female CEOs. It was a diverse group in terms of age and years of experience in CEO roles. We talked about many things, with a focus very much on the role of the CEO and the role of the Board, as well as the important relationship … Continue reading "Getting through those first 100 days as CEO… and beyond" […]

Feb 26, 2019 Blogs 0 Comments Readmore

Are you a courageous leader?

Where does courage come into leadership and do you need to display vulnerability to be courageous? I’ve just been reading the inspiring new book from Brené Brown, Dare to Lead, which I’m sure many of you have now read or have on your list of books to buy. According to Brené Brown the answer is ‘yes’ … Continue reading "Are you a courageous leader?" […]

Feb 26, 2019 Blogs 0 Comments Readmore

Boards driving performance from the top: The importance of having a clear purpose

‘Purpose’ and ‘culture’ featured heavily in the presentations and discussions at the recent Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) Australian Governance Summit in Sydney and particularly in relation to the topic of high performing boards. Purpose and culture need to be in alignment. When purpose is clear, and the way people behave in the organisation … Continue reading "Boards driving performance from the top: The importance of having a clear purpose" […]

Apr 01, 2019 Blogs 0 Comments Readmore

Cultural Stewardship… a tricky business!

Boards are responsible for ‘cultural stewardship’ within their organisation… but how do boards know what the culture is like and then, how do they monitor the culture of their organisation?  In my last post I spoke about ‘purpose’ and ‘culture’ and the need for both to be in alignment within organisations… but how do you know … Continue reading "Cultural Stewardship… a tricky business!" […]

May 01, 2019 Blogs 0 Comments Readmore

ADAPTive Leadership

Korn Ferry recently published the outcome of a study that analysed the profiles of 150,000 leaders from their global database. The study highlighted the 5 key qualities of effective future-focussed leadership. Korn Ferry call these the ‘ADAPT dimensions’, which include the ability to ‘anticipate, drive, accelerate, partner and trust’. These are the characteristics that they … Continue reading "ADAPTive Leadership" […]

Jun 10, 2019 Blogs 0 Comments Readmore

Reflections from AICD’s Biggest Boardroom Lunch WA

I recently attended theAustralian Institute of Company Directors BiggestBoardroom Lunch, a hypothetical board role-play with a difference.  Bad behaviour in the boardroom! The role-play provided a forum for this group of experienced directors to demonstrate many of what we would describe as some of the ‘bad’ behaviours that we sometimes observe around the boardroom table. There … Continue reading "Reflections from AICD’s Biggest Boardroom Lunch WA" […]

Jun 28, 2019 Blogs 0 Comments Readmore

The struggle of putting pen to paper

I thought it was time for an update on how my book writing is going… well it is going, but VERY slowly in terms of what to show for how much time has passed and how much time I have invested! I’m still very clear about what I want to write about. The struggle is … Continue reading "The struggle of putting pen to paper" […]

Aug 05, 2019 Blogs 0 Comments Readmore

My experience with Brené Brown

I was very fortunate to see Brené Brown live in Melbourne recently. There were many learnings and messages that I took away from her session. I thought I would share some of these powerful messages about vulnerability and courage. ‘The future of leadership belongs to the brave – to courageous leaders’– Brené Brown According to … Continue reading "My experience with Brené Brown" […]

Aug 23, 2019 Blogs 0 Comments Readmore

Embrace change and accept adventure! Answering the call of opportunity

In some of my past posts I’ve talked about ‘opportunity’. I always see change as an opportunity and believe in the importance of always exploring opportunities when they present themselves. It doesn’t mean that you will necessarily pursue the opportunity, but I believe that all opportunities are worth exploring when they appear as you never know where they may lead you. […]

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Reflections on taking a pre-Christmas break

It’s that time of the year again when you realise that somehow time has passed by so quickly that you can’t believe it’s nearly Christmas. It’s time for a short break to re-charge the batteries so that you are refreshed and ready to tackle the remainder of the year. […]

Nov 01, 2019 Blogs 0 Comments Readmore

Boardroom Dynamics and Boardroom Chemistry: Why is it important?

According to research, board members are spending less time interacting with each other face-to-face. When board meetings only happen six to eight times a year with some directors dialing in via telephone or video conferencing, it’s not surprising that this can have a significant impact on boardroom dynamics and boardroom chemistry. In her recent article, … Continue reading "Boardroom Dynamics and Boardroom Chemistry: Why is it important?" […]

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