What is your name?
What is your business name?
What industry is your business in?
Health and wellness
Where are you based?
Ettalong Beach – Central Coast NSW
How long have been in business?
Since May 2009
Is it a full-time or part-time business?
Started out part-time, is now full time (at least 40 hours per week). Crikey!
Did you start your business before or after becoming a mum/step-mum?
Why did you start your business?
Truthfully? Because I found it really difficult and frustrating working for other people in the same industry! I have a particular service standard that I have always strived to fulfil and was increasingly despondent with the services provided by my industry on a local level. I also wanted to provide a much more tailored holistic wellness solution for individuals, not just a run of the mill program.
This vision was also supported by the want to create a flexible, family-friendly working environment where I could pick up the kids from day care or school and have days off to attend important events. Basically so I can be around when all the important things happen in their lives!
What has been your biggest triumph in business?
Just watching the growth over the past 12 months has been amazing. I have surprised myself!
What was your biggest mistake in business?
Being a totally technical based health professional and having no real business knowledge before deciding to run a business. Numerous mistakes and lost income forced me to learn REALLY quick!
What is the one piece of advice you wish you’d been given about running a business with children when you started out?
To learn to focus on the IMPORTANT things in life, not the urgent stuff. As much as I love my business and am passionate about what I do, my family comes first. They are the important things in my life. Work will always be there if I want it!
Name your top three business successes
Taking turnover from less than $1000 a month to over $5000 per month in about nine months, growing one-on-one personal training sessions from three sessions per week to 12 (capacity) in less than 12 months, running my first six-week pre-Christmas program with 22 people signed up! Yay!
What are you passionate about?
My family, living true to my values, being authentic, helping others experience amazing health, helping people transform their health, educating people on lifestyle wellness and experiencing all that life has to offer!
What’s the one thing you can never resist?
A big hug or kiss from one of my gorgeous kiddies. It just melts my heart!
Who inspires you?
My kids, my mum, my sisters, my business coach…loads of people. But the people who inspire me the most are my amazing clients. They give it all they have to achieve better health, not just for themselves but also for their families – they are the most inspiring of all.
What is the song that gets you fired up?
On a Mission by Gabriella Climi
What is your favourite quote?
“We are here for a good time, not a long time!” Not sure who said it but my mum used to say it all the time!