Stuff I’ve Done


1988 – As a young Mum, I started my first “solopreneur” venture – a home based business at the age of 24 – a Beauty & Nails business.

1994 – A friend and I created our own range of children’s clothing (Kakadu Clothing), followed up by a lingerie range (Down Under Lingerie) all of which we designed and manufactured ourselves and sold a-la Party Plan.

1996 – Sales Consultant in the Home Building industry for 3 years before moving over to Kitchens & Bathrooms where I quickly worked my way up from Customer Service Manager to Executive Assistant to the Managing Director and General Manager.

2000 – 2004 – My husband and I established our own Kitchen & Bathroom Design and Renovation business (Kitchen & Bathroom Expressions).

2005 – 2015 – My BIG, HAIRY AUDACIOUS venture – a women’s Pole Dance Fitness studio (Pol-arise Fitness & Dance) which became an Australia wide group with many Awards to its name. 2006 Best Home Based Business (Central Coast), 2006 Best Health/Fitness Business (Central Coast), 2006 Finalist Best Health/Fitness Business (NSW), Finalist Entrepreneur of the Year (NSW), 2009 Finalist Best Health/Fitness Business, 2012 Best Health/Fitness Business (Newcastle). Now in its 15th year, Pol-arise continues to this day under the management of my daughter, Bailey.

2016 – 2018 – After the death of my youngest son in late 2014, I needed a fresh start, so my husband and I sold out of Pol-arise and moved 3 hours north of Sydney. He opened up a Sports Nutrition & Natural Supplements store – and I set up a small boutique Women’s Fitness/Wellness Studio running Aerial Yoga, Barre/Pilates, Stretch/Flex and Meditation classes as Zenergy One Health, Fitness & Wellness.

Now here we are in 2020 – mid Covid-19 Pandemic – and helping other business owners get started, grow their own business and make a LIVING + LIFESTYLE doing what they love… with just a little bit of backend help from MOI 🙂

Cherene - Fiji 2014