We recently had the pleasure of interviewing Philippa Moig, Head of NSW Government at OMD, to discover her effective strategies for achieving and sustaining a healthy work-life balance while conquering the challenges of email overload. Philippa revealed her adaptive and driven approach to her career, where she prioritises her health and wellbeing, and how she finds joy and fulfillment in making a difference in the ever-evolving industry. Prepare to be inspired by her story!
Head of NSW Government, OMD
“I am driven the positive impact we can have within this industry and within the wider community. Anyone at any level has the ability to be a change maker and that’s quite unique to our industry.”
Describe yourself in 3 words:
Passionate, purposeful, playful.
What’s your favourite healthy habit and how do you incorporate it into your daily routine?
I jumpstart my day with beachside bootcamp. Win your morning, win your day.
During the COVID lockdowns, how did you take care of your physical and mental well-being?
Taking regular walks and immersing myself in nature’s beauty. As humans, we need nature to reset, recharge, and reconnect.
What strategies do you use to maintain a work/life balance and how do you prevent email overload?
While I may not consistently succeed, my goal is to wrap up by 6pm thrice a week. On those days, I often start work at the crack of dawn, but detaching without any guilt is important. This allows me to be fully present and focus on my family.
Navigating through a flood of emails is tricky; I definitely don’t have alerts for every incoming email. Instead, I check my inbox periodically, prioritising tasks that bring the greatest value to our agency, teams, and partners. Investing time in projects with high impact always takes precedence over responding to emails!
What motivated you to enter the media industry, and what aspects of your work in this field do you find the most fulfilling?
Like many of us, I sort of fell into it and ended up loving it!
I am driven the positive impact we can have within this industry and within the wider community. Anyone at any level has the ability to be a change maker and that’s quite unique to our industry. I have loved being able to expand my passion around DE&I dialogue and creating deeper connections to our first nations people.