Helen Hawkes

Global content writer specialising in lifestyle, business and well-being
    Oct 1, 2019
    How to get the most out of the mentee-mentor relationship

    What happens when a mentee-mentor relationship continues throughout two careers and results in the mentee becoming the temployer and the mentor becoming the employee? Two CPAs share their experiences. At a glance Justin Enright FCPA and Michael…

    What happens when a mentee-mentor relationship continues throughout two careers and results in the mentee becoming the temployer and the mentor becoming the employee? Two CPAs share their experiences. At a glance Justin Enright FCPA and Michael…

    What happens when a mentee-mentor relationship continues throughout two careers and results in the mentee becoming the temployer and the mentor becoming the employee? Two CPAs share their experiences. At a glance Justin Enright FCPA and Michael…

    Sep 1, 2019
    Don't mention the R word! Strategies for older workers' third acts.

    Fewer of us are retiring in the traditional sense of leaving the workforce entirely. Nowadays, older workers are often semi-retired, reducing their hours or taking freelance or part-time gigs that give them time for travel and other pursuits. At a…

    Fewer of us are retiring in the traditional sense of leaving the workforce entirely. Nowadays, older workers are often semi-retired, reducing their hours or taking freelance or part-time gigs that give them time for travel and other pursuits. At a…

    Fewer of us are retiring in the traditional sense of leaving the workforce entirely. Nowadays, older workers are often semi-retired, reducing their hours or taking freelance or part-time gigs that give them time for travel and other pursuits. At a…

    How to choose the perfect outdoor furniture – which is right for you?

    Creating a backyard sanctuary not only extends your living space, it improves the quality of your everyday life. Imagine enjoying your first espresso in the morning sun, plunging into a comfortable outdoor chair for an after-work catch-up, or firing…

    Creating a backyard sanctuary not only extends your living space, it improves the quality of your everyday life. Imagine enjoying your first espresso in the morning sun, plunging into a comfortable outdoor chair for an after-work catch-up, or firing…

    Creating a backyard sanctuary not only extends your living space, it improves the quality of your everyday life. Imagine enjoying your first espresso in the morning sun, plunging into a comfortable outdoor chair for an after-work catch-up, or firing…

    Aug 13, 2019
    7 tips to boost wellbeing while you travel

    (Helen Hawkes | Presented by Swissôtel Bangkok) Staying fit and healthy when you travel is tricky for anyone who likes to clock up frequent flyer points. Overwhelmed by new sights and routines, it's easy to bench exercise, eating well, or even…

    (Helen Hawkes | Presented by Swissôtel Bangkok) Staying fit and healthy when you travel is tricky for anyone who likes to clock up frequent flyer points. Overwhelmed by new sights and routines, it's easy to bench exercise, eating well, or even…

    (Helen Hawkes | Presented by Swissôtel Bangkok) Staying fit and healthy when you travel is tricky for anyone who likes to clock up frequent flyer points. Overwhelmed by new sights and routines, it's easy to bench exercise, eating well, or even…

    Aug 7, 2019
    The industry set to reach US$25.11 billion by 2025 – and it’s not technology

    Face cream, body lotion and mascara may seem the most trivial of investments. But wave an organic, botanical, chemical-free eco wand over them and you have a multibillion-dollar market enjoying sustained growth. By 2025, the global organic personal…

    Face cream, body lotion and mascara may seem the most trivial of investments. But wave an organic, botanical, chemical-free eco wand over them and you have a multibillion-dollar market enjoying sustained growth. By 2025, the global organic personal…

    Face cream, body lotion and mascara may seem the most trivial of investments. But wave an organic, botanical, chemical-free eco wand over them and you have a multibillion-dollar market enjoying sustained growth. By 2025, the global organic personal…

    Aug 1, 2019
    Too many tourists: not everyone is celebrating the tourism boom

    Tourism is booming globally but not everyone is celebrating, as residents question the economic benefits and ecologists point to environmental damage from overtourism. At a glance An estimated 1.8 billion tourists will travel internationally each…

    Tourism is booming globally but not everyone is celebrating, as residents question the economic benefits and ecologists point to environmental damage from overtourism. At a glance An estimated 1.8 billion tourists will travel internationally each…

    Tourism is booming globally but not everyone is celebrating, as residents question the economic benefits and ecologists point to environmental damage from overtourism. At a glance An estimated 1.8 billion tourists will travel internationally each…

    TV vs real life: how to avoid overcapitalising your home or residential property

    Perhaps because of our passion for home-renovation shows, last year we spent a record $9.826 billion on renovations, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics.1 The problem is, while there’s been a long-held assumption that residential…

    Perhaps because of our passion for home-renovation shows, last year we spent a record $9.826 billion on renovations, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics.1 The problem is, while there’s been a long-held assumption that residential…

    Perhaps because of our passion for home-renovation shows, last year we spent a record $9.826 billion on renovations, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics.1 The problem is, while there’s been a long-held assumption that residential…

    Could this be the answer to less stress and living longer?

    Creativity is the new, unsung hero of the stressed-out executive, with classes in watercolours and weaving promising not only to help you overcome toxic stress and connect you to your bliss – but to help you live longer. At the same time, creative…

    Creativity is the new, unsung hero of the stressed-out executive, with classes in watercolours and weaving promising not only to help you overcome toxic stress and connect you to your bliss – but to help you live longer. At the same time, creative…

    Creativity is the new, unsung hero of the stressed-out executive, with classes in watercolours and weaving promising not only to help you overcome toxic stress and connect you to your bliss – but to help you live longer. At the same time, creative…

    What to consider before you go into business with a friend

    In the new, gig economy, it can be tempting to go into business with a friend to take advantage of changing work opportunities. However, although a growing number of jobs now fall outside the structure of formal employment, the risk of a business…

    In the new, gig economy, it can be tempting to go into business with a friend to take advantage of changing work opportunities. However, although a growing number of jobs now fall outside the structure of formal employment, the risk of a business…

    In the new, gig economy, it can be tempting to go into business with a friend to take advantage of changing work opportunities. However, although a growing number of jobs now fall outside the structure of formal employment, the risk of a business…

    Jul 1, 2019
    WithYouWithMe: helping veterans find meaningful employment

    Ex-military jobs can be hard to find. Sean Leong CPA is using software and training to connect former soldiers with employers seeking to fill skills gaps in their workforce. At a glance WithYouWithMe is an organisation dedicated to helping…

    Ex-military jobs can be hard to find. Sean Leong CPA is using software and training to connect former soldiers with employers seeking to fill skills gaps in their workforce. At a glance WithYouWithMe is an organisation dedicated to helping…

    Ex-military jobs can be hard to find. Sean Leong CPA is using software and training to connect former soldiers with employers seeking to fill skills gaps in their workforce. At a glance WithYouWithMe is an organisation dedicated to helping…

    Jul 1, 2019
    Generation X steps up to the C-Suite

    Here's what to expect from the "forgotten generation" - Gen X - as they quietly transform the workplace from the inside out. At a glance Gen Xers created Google, Amazon and YouTube. They are known for their ability to problem solve, innovate and…

    Here's what to expect from the "forgotten generation" - Gen X - as they quietly transform the workplace from the inside out. At a glance Gen Xers created Google, Amazon and YouTube. They are known for their ability to problem solve, innovate and…

    Here's what to expect from the "forgotten generation" - Gen X - as they quietly transform the workplace from the inside out. At a glance Gen Xers created Google, Amazon and YouTube. They are known for their ability to problem solve, innovate and…

    Jun 30, 2019
    How ‘green space’ can improve your health

    Walking in the park, swimming in the ocean and chasing waterfalls can all boost your overall health. Helen Hawkes If you’ve ever noticed how much happier and calmer you feel after a walk in the park or a hike in a rainforest, you may have…

    Walking in the park, swimming in the ocean and chasing waterfalls can all boost your overall health. Helen Hawkes If you’ve ever noticed how much happier and calmer you feel after a walk in the park or a hike in a rainforest, you may have…

    Walking in the park, swimming in the ocean and chasing waterfalls can all boost your overall health. Helen Hawkes If you’ve ever noticed how much happier and calmer you feel after a walk in the park or a hike in a rainforest, you may have…

    Jun 1, 2019
    Inside the FIRE movement: fantasy vs fact in early retirement

    Would you be willing to spend 10 to 15 years working two jobs, living in rented student-style digs and saving and investing every possible dollar, if it meant you could retire in your 30s? A growing number of millennials think FIRE is worth the…

    Would you be willing to spend 10 to 15 years working two jobs, living in rented student-style digs and saving and investing every possible dollar, if it meant you could retire in your 30s? A growing number of millennials think FIRE is worth the…

    Would you be willing to spend 10 to 15 years working two jobs, living in rented student-style digs and saving and investing every possible dollar, if it meant you could retire in your 30s? A growing number of millennials think FIRE is worth the…

    May 31, 2019
    Finding work after a redundancy

    Career Helen writes on business, career and wellness issues for leading global magazines and digital sites. She is also a UNIFAM-qualified counsellor. Being made redundant from your job can come as a shock. But there are ways to bounce back from the…

    Career Helen writes on business, career and wellness issues for leading global magazines and digital sites. She is also a UNIFAM-qualified counsellor. Being made redundant from your job can come as a shock. But there are ways to bounce back from the…

    Career Helen writes on business, career and wellness issues for leading global magazines and digital sites. She is also a UNIFAM-qualified counsellor. Being made redundant from your job can come as a shock. But there are ways to bounce back from the…

    May 31, 2019
    Taking your career to the next level

    Career Helen writes on business, career and wellness issues for leading global magazines and digital sites. She is also a UNIFAM-qualified counsellor. Ideally, we all want to grow our career and that usually means a more exciting job and a larger…

    Career Helen writes on business, career and wellness issues for leading global magazines and digital sites. She is also a UNIFAM-qualified counsellor. Ideally, we all want to grow our career and that usually means a more exciting job and a larger…

    Career Helen writes on business, career and wellness issues for leading global magazines and digital sites. She is also a UNIFAM-qualified counsellor. Ideally, we all want to grow our career and that usually means a more exciting job and a larger…

    May 30, 2019
    How to write a great resume

    Career Helen writes on business, career and wellness issues for leading global magazines and digital sites. She is also a UNIFAM-qualified counsellor. A great CV is an important part of your professional portfolio. To land a great job, a great resume…

    Career Helen writes on business, career and wellness issues for leading global magazines and digital sites. She is also a UNIFAM-qualified counsellor. A great CV is an important part of your professional portfolio. To land a great job, a great resume…

    Career Helen writes on business, career and wellness issues for leading global magazines and digital sites. She is also a UNIFAM-qualified counsellor. A great CV is an important part of your professional portfolio. To land a great job, a great resume…

    Genetic testing shows you really are what you eat

    While scientists continue to develop their knowledge of nutrigenomics and its application, commercial models of DNA tests related to nutrition are already in play. In Australia, the United Kingdom and Canada, entrepreneur Radek Sali’s myDNA – which…

    While scientists continue to develop their knowledge of nutrigenomics and its application, commercial models of DNA tests related to nutrition are already in play. In Australia, the United Kingdom and Canada, entrepreneur Radek Sali’s myDNA – which…

    While scientists continue to develop their knowledge of nutrigenomics and its application, commercial models of DNA tests related to nutrition are already in play. In Australia, the United Kingdom and Canada, entrepreneur Radek Sali’s myDNA – which…

    May 1, 2019
    Back to the country: rise of the regional accounting firm

    Accountants practising in regional areas say it’s so rewarding they couldn’t live anywhere else. New technology has shrunk the problem of distance, offering a bigger and more varied client base, while the relaxed lifestyle is great for raising a…

    Accountants practising in regional areas say it’s so rewarding they couldn’t live anywhere else. New technology has shrunk the problem of distance, offering a bigger and more varied client base, while the relaxed lifestyle is great for raising a…

    Accountants practising in regional areas say it’s so rewarding they couldn’t live anywhere else. New technology has shrunk the problem of distance, offering a bigger and more varied client base, while the relaxed lifestyle is great for raising a…

    Apr 30, 2019
    Working smart

    Career Helen writes on business, career and wellness issues for leading global magazines and digital sites. She is also a UNIFAM-qualified counsellor, life and health coach. Work life presents multiple challenges, not the least of them getting…

    Career Helen writes on business, career and wellness issues for leading global magazines and digital sites. She is also a UNIFAM-qualified counsellor, life and health coach. Work life presents multiple challenges, not the least of them getting…

    Career Helen writes on business, career and wellness issues for leading global magazines and digital sites. She is also a UNIFAM-qualified counsellor, life and health coach. Work life presents multiple challenges, not the least of them getting…

    Apr 30, 2019
    Managing money as a consultant

    Career Helen Hawkes writes on business, career and wellness issues for leading global magazines and digital sites. She is also a UNIFAM-qualified counsellor, life and health coach. Australia’s workforce is changing with more and more people working…

    Career Helen Hawkes writes on business, career and wellness issues for leading global magazines and digital sites. She is also a UNIFAM-qualified counsellor, life and health coach. Australia’s workforce is changing with more and more people working…

    Career Helen Hawkes writes on business, career and wellness issues for leading global magazines and digital sites. She is also a UNIFAM-qualified counsellor, life and health coach. Australia’s workforce is changing with more and more people working…