September 28, 2014
Bio The path that led her to this point
From a young age, I was taught to work hard for what I wanted.
I had my first job at 12 and was the manager of a small cafe style shop at 18.
After 7 years in hospitality I decided it was time to make a big change, so I put in for a position at a large financial institution.
Working for the Commonwealth Bank changed my life in more ways then one.
I learnt so many life skills and also a lot about myself.
Within 3 years I went from a Teller to a Mortgage Lender, to a Relationship Manager for CEOs, politicians and high income earners.
After having my son, everything changed.
I started to realise that those days of being a corporate career girl, were very much coming to an end.
I decided to go out on my own and follow my passions. What were they? All I knew was that I loved being a mum, cooking and helping people.
So I became the Google queen and started putting ideas together for a new business ventures.
I set up a small online baby business called Justresse Baby Boutique and from that decided to set up a cooking website called, The Cheeky Homemaker.
I started blogging and cooking recipes , plus sharing tips with other families.
Then I stumbled across some information an a Health Coaching course with Institution of Intergrative Nutrition.
Finally all the pieces started to fall into place. I'm now a Food and Health Coach, specialising in the journey to motherhood and beyond.
I've just launched my website, The Cheeky Wholesome Mumma and my first self published cookbook is due to come out mid October, 2014.
Dreams can become your reality if you want them bad enough.
Q&A Insider advice & tips
What's been your greatest achievement to date?
Having my son and being successful in different industries through our my career.
What's been your biggest challenge so far?
So far the biggest challenge is sourcing out how to fund the dream. Also what sacrifices you need to make in order to succeed.
Best lesson you've learned along the way?
I've learnt to never be too hasty in a decision and always trust your gut.
A website, book or resource that has helped you in your business or inspired you and why?
Which person or brand do you most admire and why?
I admire Sarah Wilson the most as she has also complete her study through IIN and is very successful with her programs.
What advice would you give someone starting an independent business in your industry?
Make sure you map out a clear direction of what you want.
Finish this sentence
Everything changed for me when…
Once you see those final touches on your logo, book or even business card, then you think to yourself, I've made it.