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Catherine is the founder and Managing Director of Personally Recommended Australia, specializing in market research and recruitment for the retail industry globally.

Catherine completed a Bachelor of Business majoring in Human Resources and Industrial Relations and has held much senior Recruitment & Human Resource positions over her 25-year career. She understands what employers look for in hiring young talent, and what makes a great candidate.

Combining industry knowledge with business street smarts, Catherine has been providing high-quality recruitment and human resource solutions to global retailers for over a decade.

What you’ll learn about in this episode:
  • A common sense approach to raising teens who will be ready for work
  • The importance of practical skills like cooking and budgeting
  • How fostering independence needs to start early
  • Not enabling dependent behavior by over-parenting
  • Learning how to balance guidance and letting go
  • Allowing your child to look at themselves and decide who they are
  • The value of education - even if it means not pursuing college
  • Why downtime is vital for children of any age
  • Accountability and giving your child credit for their mistakes and successes
  • Why it’s OK not to be perfect
  • Self-awareness and empathy lead to having authentic conversations

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