WELL MENTOR ~ I am passionate about giving back what I've been lucky enough to receive in this world
WRITE YOUR VISION
Dedicated and passionate about making a difference with her team and her community.
WHAT STEPS DID IT TAKE TO GET YOU WHERE YOU ARE NOW?
Quite simply? Said YES to every opportunity that came my way, whether it was a training or development opportunity, a speaking opportunity, a travelling opportunity. That and worked really darn hard.
WHY DO YOU DO WHAT YOU DO?
Initially, I came into this business by accident. But now? The people. Seriously, it’s always about people. If I can make a difference for a young person entering the trade, or to a woman who needs a hand up, or an inspiring word – then I feel like my hard work is worth it.
WHY DO PEOPLE CARE?
I think that people understand when it comes down to it….there’s a bigger reason for us to be here. People are innately kind and good and that inspires caring.
HOW DO YOU STAND OUT IN YOUR FIELD?
People think the reason I might stand out would be because I am a woman. That’s not true. I stand out because of the team of people that make up our business. The passion for making a difference, investing and giving back to our community – that shines through all that we do at Parr.
WHAT IS YOUR NUMBER ONE WAY TO GET INSPIRED?
If I’m feeling particularly stuck on inspiration or motivation, I pick up my phone or send a text to a friend who I know will either call me on my bullshit, or lift me up with kind words. We don’t get very far in life without good people around us.
WHAT NEEDS REVAMPING IN YOUR LIFE RIGHT NOW?
The words balance and busy need to disappear from my life.
WHO INSPIRES YOU?
Such a hard question, because there are so many. I have some near and dear friends that amaze me every day with their passion and commitment to their lives and businesses.
WHEN AND WHERE DO YOU WORK BEST?
I work with my team during the week however I do find if I have a project to do, that I need uninterrupted time (which I don’t get at the shop) and a hot Americano, sunshine and quiet music help as well.
WHAT TYPE OF COLLABORATIONS ARE YOU LOOKING FOR?
I am always interested in brainstorming good ideas. If my experiences can help someone else, I’m willing and able. I love the idea of informal mentorship.
HOW CAN THE WELL HELP YOU?
Provide safe, supported space for ideas and working
WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE PROJECT YOU ARE WORKING ON AT THIS TIME?
As much as public speaking frightens me, there is something about sharing ideas and stories that also excites me. I’ve said yes to some opportunities along those lines.
As well, I’m working within my industry to engage young people to join, especially want to encourage young women to consider our industry.