Entries by Celia Newlands


Why change is as good as a holiday – Exciting news!

I have an announcement to make. From 1st October, Central Business Associates will be based in the iconic Mount Carmel Centre in Wynnum.   Yes, it’s just across the road from where we are now (I really do love my community!) and it’s a big change but the time has come. Why the move?When I […]


Balance the Grind: Interview

Balance the Grind is on a mission to create a work-life balance hub focused on conversations, ideas and community. Publishing conversations with people from different careers and lifestyles; from startup founders to CEOs, entrepreneurs to independent musicians, designers to software developers, and plenty more. Work-life balance, work-life integration, work-life harmony; whatever you want to call […]

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Leadership and Accountability

About two years ago, I realised that one of the things I missed about the corporate world (and there are actually quite a few!) was getting together around a boardroom table, discussing how each of our departments had performed in the month. We would include positives and negatives, and as a team, discuss how we […]


Five Years on – Looking back..

19th January 2015.. I don’t really remember that first day. Bit of an exhausted, excited blur.. Probably have little memory of the first year actually – it just flew by, with all it’s newness and excitement and my heart beating out of my chest, and some things going very wrong, and some things going very […]

Procrastination is NOT the enemy – How to make it work for you

We’ve all been there (and if you’re reading this, you’re probably there right now). The clock ticks by, and with it your productive working hours, but you find yourself doing anything but the project at hand. You chat to colleagues, flick through emails and social media, and ignore the growing project pile on the desk […]


The answer is always ‘sleep’

Referring to ‘Sleep Is Vital…’ article by Michael Thomas 19 Feb 2019 Member Guest Blog – thanks to Geoff Brearley, from Bayside Sleep Health. In this interesting ‘sleep experiment’ article, the author has mentioned a number of present-day dysfunctional beliefs, and true facts, about sleep.  Work hours, sleeping hours, daytime functioning, napping, foods, concentration and […]