What Single Mums Really Need From Government

Julie Boyd has an extensive career across business, education and community sectors. She is a psychologist, educator, mentor, coach and author. She was  a teacher, principal and senior education leader prior to moving to the corporate sector and becoming a CEO, Managing Director and Board Chairperson. She  has won numerous business awards for innovation. She […]

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the NBN

Once upon a time, way back in the year 2000, a group of people sat in one of the first houses built in Launceston, Tasmania. The house was a large pale Victorian edifice, which, having been built in 1830, had seen a number of incarnations. It had been, at different times, a private home for […]

What Women Want (in business)

I’m finding it fascinating to see the ongoing dialogue these days about Women in Business and Women in Powerful Political Positions, and whose fault it is that there are not more. Sheryl Sandberg certainly created a storm with her book encouraging women to ‘lean in’. The book ‘explores how power, networking, mentoring and negotiation work, […]

The Things That Matter- A Conversation for Creating a Healthy Society An Online Publication by Julie Boyd

Oh what a tangled web we weave… How do we teach kids responsibility in the light of this?

Open letter written by the Principal of the Miller Technology High school in response to a statement made by the principal of Kings Grammar School.

This is an open letter written by the Principal of the Miller Technology High school in response to A statement made by the principal of Kings Grammar School. Miller Technology High School National Leading School – Innovative Schools Program Microsoft® Partners in Learning Dear Headmaster, I read some weeks back your statement in the Sunday […]


(C)    Julie Boyd   The door groaned as if in pain, as it slid partially open. Two eyes, normally the softest brown, this morning filled with abject terror, peered around the gap. ‘Come in, mate. You look as if your morning’s been a bit rough.’ He fell into the plastic chair, his long adolescent […]


(C) Julie Boyd 2012   As parents we are all concerned about what the future will bring and the type of world our children will be seeking to live and work in. It can be very confusing trying to help our sons and daughters make the best decisions for their own futures, and can sometimes […]

Dealing with Distraction

(C) Julie Boyd 2012   Many young people find it difficult to manage the myriad distractions which can take the focus away from their work. Managing multiple forms of technology; needing to respond to friends immediately they text or call, can lead to procrastination when it comes to getting schoolwork done, and getting enough sleep. […]


(C) Julie Boyd 2012   Parenting adolescents can be a tricky balancing act. Young people growing up and beginning to assert their independence can provide challenges for the relationship you will maintain with your children, and particularly your son. Appreciating that they are beginning to strike out on their own, signals a time of change, […]