Founder of A Life of Options & Career coach for analytically minded people
Tell us about your career and how it all started?
I've had a winding career so far! I started as a recycled water engineer in Melbourne, Australia before I fell into technical support at Google where I discovered that I LOVE customer service. After several years in support, I moved into a career development role and eventually started coaching as a side-business. After a year of running it on the side, I decided to transition to full-time and I'm about to hit the 3-year mark! I'm a career coach for analytically minded people and I help you stop doing what you think is "right" in your career and start doing what's right for you.
What does sisterhood mean to you?
One of the most amazing things about being a business owner is getting to connect with and support other women who are running their own businesses. I've created a community of some of the most incredible women over the past 3 years and I owe so much of my success to their wisdom, friendship, inspiration, and support. Running a business is incredibly hard (and rewarding!) and having a sisterhood of business owners has been absolutely vital for me.
What's your personal mantra?
It's never too late to try something new or make a change. I have so many interests and hobbies, I'm on my 3rd career already, there are so many interesting things to learn and try in this world and I can't wait to see what else my career will hold. I want other people to feel the same way, no matter how long they've been in their current field or industry.
What is your superpower?
Aside from recognizing faces (I'm great at the picture round in trivia), baking intricate pastries and being able to recognize songs from the first few notes? My superpower is helping people feel incredibly clear and confident about what they want in their career and being able to communicate that effectively.
Tell us about women that inspired you and your female role models:
My mum has so many talents and hobbies that inspired me to explore and experiment with everything that I was interested in - music, arts, theater, baking, etc. She also supported me in my first entrepreneurial venture at 11 years old - running a craft camp for my sister and the neighborhood kids that I continued to run for 8 years. I was also inspired by two aunts that built their own businesses.
What would be your advice for women who are building careers in your industry?
Surround yourself with an incredible support system as you build your business - the highs are high and the lows are low and good support will make all the difference! Also, the sooner you can see selling as a service, the better. The world really needs what you have the offer and the more you believe that and believe in yourself, the more effectively you can connect with people who will benefit from your service.
One piece of advice for your 18-year-old self?
See your career as a long and winding path where you get to explore, experiment, change your mind, try something new and learn and grow as many times as you'd like.
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