I’m Summer Goodwin, a coach and writer at Sun on my Parade.

I have worked in communications for 25 years, starting out as a print journalist in 1996. Today I lead the editorial and content team within Corporate Affairs at CSIRO, Australia’s national science agency. For the past 12 years, I have worked in leadership and management roles. I am now an accredited organisational coach and professional mentor. 

Sun on my Parade started as a hobby in 2013. It was social enterprise, digital magazine and online community of women celebrating the second half of life. My son was finishing school and I was 40. I wanted to build a platform where women could share their stories to inspire each other to dream bigger. As I work in communications full-time, I decided to only blog when I felt inspired. As a result, the energy I invested was sporadic. 

Fast forward to 2021. After enduring lockdown last year in an inner-city apartment in Melbourne, I needed space, nature and beach. I made a sea change from St Kilda 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 be leaders in their own lives.