WHAT STEPS DID IT TAKE TO GET YOU TO WHERE YOU ARE NOW?
I worked hard to build a career in the event planning industry, when that wasn't a very popular career choice. Building a network and trust in my clients. After many years in the industry, planning thousands of events, galas & parties, my world crashed down on me when my daughter with diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis. It has taken me a number of years to re-invent my life and now I want the life lessons that I'm taught continuously, to inspire others to take life and live it to the fullest, doing exactly what you are supposed to be doing and walking confidently in that direction. My consulting, workshops and retreats help women celebrate life.
HOW DO YOU STAND OUT IN YOUR FIELD?
I believe that everything we do, should be done authentically. I don't believe that anyone is perfect or has it all together and we should all just be real. My goal with clients is for them to understand themselves better after meeting with me for event planning or a life strategy session.
WHY DO YOU DO WHAT YOU DO? WHY DO OTHERS CARE?
I used to think that there was this end goal in life where everything I was working to achieve would all fall into place at the same time and I would feel this inner peace and happiness all the time. Through the journey of my life, I've realized that it is in the messiness if every single day that lessons are taught and that learning how to cope, move forward and see light within darkness, that true growth and inner peace occurs.
WHAT TYPE OF COLLABORATIONS ARE YOU LOOKING FOR? ARE COLLABS OF INTEREST TO YOU?
I love planning parties, events in ways to help promote business and to celebrate life! I would love to collaborate with businesses that are needing a fresh marketing tool, like a creative event or have a product/service that needs promoting. I host workshops and retreats and would be needing speakers and collaborators that match our brand. I also public speak about event planning, life celebrations and inspired living.
WHAT IS YOUR NUMERO UNO WAY TO GET INSPIRED?
When I'm needing inspiration, I meet up with a friend for coffee to chat about life, go for a walk and listen to a podcast or journal. These are my favourite ways to connect with my inner self!
WHAT WOULD YOU TELL YOURSELF AT THE START OF YOUR CAREER TO HELP EASE YOUR TROUBLED MIND?
If I could speak to my twenty year old self, I would tell her that it is none of my business what other people think of me! I've grown into embracing my unique gifts and celebrating them instead of apologizing and feeling not worthy.
WHAT NEEDS REVAMPING IN YOUR LIFE OR CAREER RIGHT NOW?
I am striving for a better work/life balance. I'm passionate about what I do and sometimes that leads to over working, but not in a focused and productive way. I'm working really hard at streamlining services I offer and need to be better at asking for help.
WHO INSPIRES YOU, OR MENTORS YOU?
Tammy at The Well has been an incredible source of inspiration and mentorship. Her vulnerability makes me brave and her honesty opens my heart to being kinder to myself.
WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE PROJECT YOU’RE WORKING ON AT THIS TIME?
I'm currently in the process of designing workshops and a retreat that will launch soon. It makes my heart soar to create something new and something that allows me to connect with other women.