I live in Newcastle (Australia) with my husband Graham and our fur child Axel. We also have a tribe of adult children.
I’ve been involved in business for over 30 years – 15 of which was running my own multi-award winning ladies dance & fitness studios around Australia + a health, fitness and wellness blog & coaching business + business coaching (in my spare time).
That was until – an accident in June 2019 took me out of the fitness game, when I destroyed my foot! Unable to walk, drive, work, or do any form of exercise. Three (3) months in a wheelchair + 3 months on crutches – then came the rehab, learning to walk again and regaining lost muscle.
In hindsight it might have been the best thing that could have happened to / for me!
I am so much happier now, and I get to work from home (or ANYwhere) and draw on all those years of experience to help other women re-invent their lives and/or create and grow successful businesses for themselves – PLUS I get to work with the fur child AXEL puppy (you’ll see him around).
The Entrepreneurial Journey
My own entrepreneurial journey began back in about 1987 at the age of 24 when I was a young Mum with 2 small children and needed to find a way to bring in some extra income, as a Nail Artist.
After moving to a new area, I hooked up with another young Mum and together we started designing and manufacturing a range of children clothing called Kakadu Clothing. It took off really well, but became way too time consuming (like 24/7 with no real time to spend with our families) so we made the decision to wrap it up.
In 1999 my husband and I had been working together for a well known kitchen and bathroom renovation company. When the company was taken over by new owners, we departed and established our own design and renovation company.
And then my world changed! In 2004 I fell over something that excited the hell out of me. My husband and kids thought I’d lost my mind totally – but there was no turning back from this one! I’d fallen head over heels in love with Pole Dancing, and my daughter and I decided to open our own ladies Dance/Fitness studio in 2005. So at 42 years of age I walked away from the world of interior design to become a full time pole dancer. Fifteen years later, Pol-arise Fitness & Dance still operates under the management of my daughter.
I remember the challenges that came with starting my very first business venture from scratch – with big DREAMS, lots of IDEAS – but absolutely NO CLUE how to get started – and over 30 years in various business ventures I think I’ve probably seen and tried ALL the things! I’ve seen WHAT WORKS – and WHAT DOESN’T! I’ve done the 60-70 hours/7 days a week – AND wearing ALL the hats in my business.
I understand all too well the perils and the roller-coaster ride this entrepreneurial life can be – and how exhausting and stressful it can be, and I remember thinking time and again – “DAMN! THERE’S GOT TO BE A BETTER WAY”!
SO I decided to find one!
I now offer “Done WITH You” coaching and solutions to help you define, implement and launch / re-launch your business with a CUSTOMISED strategy – from your dream to irresistible branding and effective sales and marketing strategies that will attract your dream clients and set you apart from your competition.
I’m your go-to girl for launching or creating or re-inventing your business!