“Life is too short so live each day like its your last. Don’t purely survive but live your dreams! Your inspirations will make you who you are.”
My career began working in finance and banking corporations. It would come as no surprise that one of my favourite board games growing up was Monopoly and I was always played the banker. This first chapter of my working life is where I gave service with commitment and loyalty and I stayed in this industry for almost 20 years. During my time working various roles in the banking sector I had my family. Becoming a mother is one of my greatest achievements and raising my 3 daughters, now into adulthood. I understand the challenges and rewards of being a working Mum, having raised my family whilst working in a demanding finance role. I’m proud to have fostered the values of being dedicated and reliable in the hearts of my children.
My life took a turn when by banking career ended with a redundancy on a Friday. Then the Monday following I began working in Local Government. It was during my 9 years working within different departments at the council I developed a passion to assist at local community events whenever possible. It was important to me to know that giving a small token of kindness, compassion and empathy could make a difference in the lives of others.
An unplanned curve ball hit our family and I learned to become resilient and strong not only for myself but for my family. I systematically worked and put one foot forward at a time to accomplish some of my greatest achievements. Skills I have learned along this journey are planning, goal setting, referral marketing and relationship building. By the end of 3 years I was one of Western Australia’s top 5 successful direct selling managers in the cosmetic industry. Nationally I was recognized as a top achiever in sales, sponsoring and activation. I gained presentation and coaching skills. I had earned a company car, jewelry and 4 International all expenses paid holidays for a partner and me within 3 years. By building trust within working relationships, being a leader and listening I developed my team to mirror what I did and I led by example. My team grew from 80 people to approx. 300 people in a year. Highlights during this time was the travel, and my adventurous streak surfaced, with 3 skydives to my name!
From here I wanted to help families live a carefree life and know that tomorrow is taken care of. This led me to my own business as a Wills and Estate Planning Consultant. I continued to use my skills in referral marketing and I joined Business Network International. During my time with BNI I attended leadership training and had an active role in the chapter as lead visitor host. I thrived in this role as I am a people person who believes in getting things done and I strive to make a difference in the lives of others. Following up with visitors was key to our successful growth in the chapter.
The combination of everything I had done in my life so far drew me to a Chamber of Commerce Business Networking event that was promoting Rotary. I am an active member of our local Chamber of Commerce for over 5 years and I wanted to give back to the community. I joined Rotary with 3 other interested business owners that began as a satellite club. I endeavoured to visit as many other established clubs as I possibly could to learn as much about Rotary in a short period of time. My referral marketing skills came in very handy for this. I was asked to become the President of the satellite club and chair the meetings. Within 12 months our satellite club became a club in it’s own right and we chartered with 23 members. I am the inaugural President of the Rotary Club of Baldivis and we have helped local schools and have achieved raising money to go towards ending Polio, contributing funds to aid ShelterBox and Lift the Lid on Mental Illness to name a few.
In 2018 I completed 2 of Asentiv’s “Ignite Your Business” Certified Networker 111 Programs. I’ve completed the Certified Networker 111 Instructors Training in California and was granted my Instructor Certification. I am confident that my past experience will equip me to provide entrepreneurs and business owners the best understanding of relationship development and with the aid of referral marketing assist them personally and to have a brilliant business that knows how to engage, connect and grow. This will give entrepreneurs and business owners the freedom of choice to live the life that they love!