Valerie Khoo


This is the personal blog of Valerie Khoo – artist, author and podcaster. Valerie is passionate about exploring the worlds of creativity and business. She is co-host of the popular podcasts ‘So you want to be a writer’ and ‘So you want to be a photographer’. Valerie is a mentor to artists, writers and business owners on how they can turn their passions into thriving professional practices. She is author of ‘Power Stories: The 8 Stories You MUST Tell to Build an Epic Business’. Valerie is also CEO of the Australian Writers’ Centre, one of the world’s leading centres for writing courses.

Business Life - 17 Feb 2012 SLIDER

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  1. Susanne

    I so totally agree: I am a Professional Organiser and one of the things I sell is work life balance. Lots of my customers are working from home but have there personal and family life intruding so much on there professional one that they don’t see a way out other than calling in an expert. And because I am an expert and want to be one, I try to separate kids from customers as best I can. I let my customers know I have them, because they are actually one of my biggest selling points (“she knows what she is talking about, she has 3 boys herself”) but the kids get told to close the office door – from the outside!!

    1. Anonymous

      Yes, boundaries are so important. If only I could tell my furry babies to close the door or at least put them in front of The Wiggles for an hour!

  2. Janelle

    Great article, so true, I more often than not get caught out by aircraft noise – not a plane in sight until you start talking on the phone and then you can’t get the windows/doors closed quick enough.