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High-flier ditches corporate career to pursue the 'best life'

Former MD Gill McLaren's new book Think.Plan.Live distils her experiences in balancing family and a successful career

"The things you are focusing on in your career, and the things you prioritise - if that is truly who you are - then you are having a happy and fulfilled life. When people live a life that is distant from that fingerprint, then that's not working for them." Gill McLaren at the Sydney launch of her book, Think.Plan.Live last month


WHEN Gill McLaren left her job in 2016, she was the general manager of Coca-Cola for Singapore, Malaysia and Brunei. The corporate chieftain had been working in executive leadership roles for 20 years, and to many, it looked like she had a cushy job and nothing more to ask for...