Thank you to the 6 industry experts (and moderator Nina Muhleisen!) for sharing your hot predictions for tech in the next 3–5 years.

A Top Tech Trends Debate 2021 event report

Avion has always been a forward-thinking agency, passionate about emerging trends. For two years, I acted on the board of The Churchill Club — a collective dedicated to discussions about technology with strong ties to Silicon Valley.

I stepped down from my board position in 2019 to move to the…


If you think collaborating with a remote team is hard, try collaborating with a remote team across multiple time zones! In this article, I share 5 key strategies that I lean on every day to keep international projects moving.

Collaboration strategy 1: Know your time zones

The United States has 6 time zones. So, as you can…


When I decided it was time to refresh Avion’s look, I never thought it would be such a departure from our existing brand. I was apprehensive accepting a new colour palette, but I’m thrilled with where it landed. What I learned is even if you think you know best (marketing…


I thrive in face-to-face environments. So, when COVID happened and I suddenly had to deliver client workshops via Zoom, I was in a mad panic. I scrambled to find tools and strategies that would help me replicate the in-person experience. Over time, I tried and tested different tricks for online…


Life is full of ups and downs. For me, the hardest part is accepting the paths it takes me on.

#LivingYourBestLife, right? Wrong.

Time and again, the phrase “living my best life” appears in my social media feeds in various forms, anchoring images similar to the one above. While it all sounds empowering, I’ve come to realize that reality is far from it. Why?

The “best” of anything implies one…


At Avion, Rhys Martin has grown from graduate to Head of Delivery. Unlocking staff motivation has been key to keeping staff engaged over time. Find out more in my article below.

I was recently listening to behavioral economist Dan Ariely talk about staff motivation. It challenged me to think about how much I know my employees: what drives them, what makes them happy, what pushes them to achieve more.

Contemplating, a few painful memories from my years in business promptly came…


As we eagerly wait for COVID-19 to become a thing of the past, we endure video call after video call. This is tough. We’ve all had a difficult year and with Christmas around the corner, we’re already burned out.

Building relationships via screen just isn’t the same as in person…


As a critical thinker, I’m constantly observing what’s around me — and how today will impact tomorrow. Whether it’s through world news, client projects, or a virtual happy hour with friends, I enjoy reflecting on social discourse and imagining what’s next.

In response to what I’ve personally and professionally experienced…


Working by the beach VS waking up at for meetings at 5am. You win some, you lose some…

Forget the back-pats for business owners who are ahead of the curve. Give me the sleepless nights, the relationship breakdowns, the stress eating, and all the second thoughts. That’s what entrepreneurship really looks like.

In this short (but not-so-sweet) article I share a little insight on my erratic work schedule…


Other than a pre-COVID pub lunch, what initiatives have you put in place to keep your team engaged? Image by author.

Staff engagement. Company culture. Employee experience. Sure, it’s all about making people happy at work… But other than a ping-pong table and free coffee, what does that really look like?

At Avion, I take the health and wellbeing of my staff seriously. This is not just because I care for…

Natalie Khoo

How to do a stint on the other side of the world, build a business, cancel your wedding & not kill your partner during a global pandemic & more. 🇦🇺🇺🇸🇬🇧

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