The Psychology of Successful Women podcast with Shona Rowan explores the mindset, behaviour and success strategies of high-achieving women.

Shona Rowan is an inspirational speaker, high-performance coach and founder of The Psychology of Successful Women – Career Acceleration Program and podcast. Shona works with women all over the world to accelerate their careers, boost their performance and maximise their success – according to what success truly means to them. She also works with global companies to support, develop and retain their female talent  via practical workshops, inspirational events and high-performance coaching sessions.

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In episode 9 of The Psychology of Successful Women Podcast, Shona Rowan speaks with Sarah Standish about: 

  • Sarah’s amazing career journey – full of change, travel and many leaps of faith! 
  • Her two relocations and promotion during Covid! 
  • Her top tips on embracing change and coping with adversity/setbacks 
  • The importance of saying yes to opportunities in your career 
  • Why networking is key to personal and professional success and fulfilment 
  • A range of practical tips and advice to help other women create a successful career on their terms  

About Sarah Standish:

Sarah Standish – General Counsel and Company Secretary with St Barbara Limited.  

Sarah has over 15 years’ experience in Australia and internationally in private practice and in-house legal, governance, risk and compliance roles. Sarah currently holds the role of General Counsel and Company Secretary with an ASX listed gold mining company, St Barbara Limited.  

She holds Bachelors of Arts and Laws and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD). Sarah is also a non-executive director of WestCycle, a peak body for riding in Western Australia. 

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About Shona Rowan

Shona Rowan is the founder of The Psychology of Successful Women program, podcast and community that specialises in helping ambitious women boost their success from the inside-out and thrive in the world of business. An international performance and mind-set consultant, inspirational speaker and high-performance coach for over 20 years – Shona is passionate about helping women unlock their unique potential and soar in their chosen field.

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