Welcome to Sun on my Parade. I’m Summer Goodwin, a professional writer, mentor and coach.
I’ve worked in communications for 25 years, starting out as a print journalist in 1996. I lead the editorial and content team for CSIRO, Australia’s national science agency. For the past 10 years, I have worked in leadership and management roles. Today I’m an accredited organisational coach and professional mentor.
Sun on my Parade started as a hobby in 2013. It was a social enterprise, digital magazine and online community of women celebrating the second half of life. My son was finishing school and I had reached a milestone birthday. I wanted to create a platform where women could share stories and inspire each other to dream bigger. As I’m employed full-time in communications, I decided to only blog when I was inspired. As a result, the energy I invested was sporadic as other priorities fought for my attention.
Fast forward to 2021. After experiencing lockdown in an inner-city apartment in Melbourne, I needed more nature and community. I made a sea change from Balaclava to Mornington in March 2021. It was a bold move, a leap of faith, and I absolutely love it here. I’m passionate about empowering women to take risks, step up, and become leaders in their own lives.