“I just wanted to be in that moment and reflect. We aren’t ‘weekend friends’, so I felt like I really was losing him. But there was no time to reflect as much as I wanted to, because it did move very quickly to what’s next – and did I want to put my hand up?”
“I think they should be comfortable enough that if they are looking for their next step, they voice that… and take opportunities and make opportunities for themselves where they can. And we do have a tendency to talk ourselves out of it – we need to be talking ourselves into it more.”
“If they need to be angry with someone, I can take it. I’ve got a pretty strong inner sense of self. But I do think that for a lot of people, they sit there and go, ‘Well, it’s fine for her to say, she’s doing so well.’ Well… I can’t apologise for where I am. And I certainly won’t apologise for some of the changes I’m making and the things I believe in for people. But I do get that not everyone likes it.”
“It wasn’t meant to be offensive – and she didn’t take it offensively. It was a quick quip, with a bit of fun to it. I tell you, I can walk into a classroom and the kids can tell me to ‘Zip it, sweetie’. So if that’s become a little bit of a put-down or a fun statement, well I actually think it’s a nicer way to do it than some of the language I hear, quite frankly.