The M word

It’s the word that draws strong reactions. You either love it or hate it. But regardless of your viewpoint, for many, it is the word that defines us. The word? Mumpreneur Going by the definition above, I am a mumpreneur. I started, with Monique Filer when we had young children – in fact my

Should Friends Go Into Business Together?

This is probably one of the first things people ask Monique and I about our company. And the answer for us is an easy one. Here’s why. Monique and I started our journey together, I think that’s a really big key to our success – both in business, and in friendship. For those who

Finalists are winners too

The 2016 St George Banking Group Ausmumpreneur Conference & Awards was absolutely amazing. There were so many highlights and everything was so well managed by everyone involved in making the weekend memorable for the 250 attendees. With so many finalists over all of the categories there are more non-winners than winners and I know that

5 minutes with Tina Harris, Lah-Lah

We are super excited that Tina Harris will be our emcee for this year’s Ausmumpreneur conference on Sunday 14 August. Tina is famously known as Lah Lah from Lah Lah’s Big Live Band and she was also the winner of our 2012 Rising Star Ausmumpreneur. We recently caught up with Tina before our big event

Five Awesome Traits of Charismatic, Feminine Influencers

Have you ever wondered what makes some women into opportunity magnets? These are the types of women who are natural born leaders. They get invited to speak and participate in exciting opportunities all the time. The thing is, charisma can be learnt. No matter what her circumstances are, every single woman is capable of raising

The Belief Which Drives My Business Success

I was recently a panellist at the Women’s Business School in Perth hosted by the amazing Peace and Katy from Ausmumpreneur.  They kindly invited me to join them for the whole day and it was an amazing experience. We worked through lots of amazing business enhancing exercises and I learned lots. I was challenged outside

Mindset really does matter the most

Mindset really does matter the most Welcome to 2016! Are you excited? I certainly am and many people I have spoken to are excited about what this year holds for them. It’s like the energy of the planet has lifted and the Earth is excited too! I’m honoured to be a part of the Ausmumpreneur panel

Five Ways to Get Set for Sustainable Success in 2016

If 2015 whirred past you before you had a moment to press pause, let’s make this moment an opportunity to take a few slow, deep breaths together right now.  Let’s consciously decide to slow down and make 2016 the year that you savour every moment? Your role as a mother and a business owner is

‘Tis the season of reflection

As the year comes to a close, it’s an opportune time to reflect back on the year; to magnify the wins and take the losses on the chin. BUSINESS EXPANSION I started off with the intention to broaden my client base. 2015 was my year to expand; to spread my wings and explore other fields

Being a Great Speaker

What are the traits that define ‘greatness’?  Is this a ‘gift’ you are born with or something you can learn? In researching this topic I landed upon a blog by Brad Phillips who is the author of the Mr. Media Training Blog and president of Phillips Media Relations (specialising in media and presentation training).  His

Licking the wounds to your ego

My son is about to finish primary school. As part of the graduation ceremony, the children were asked to choose a quote. He surprised me when he chose this one: Falling down is part of life, getting back up is living. Quite a mature concept for a primary school child, I thought. What was more

The roller coaster of following your dreams

In my last Diary of a Mumpreneur post I shared about my husband’s big decision to quit his job and enter a world of unknown in order to change our lives for the better. We craved balance, more time together and more simple life. Over the past two weeks as he finished out his time

Find your tribe and you’ll find your mojo

I remember a story years ago about friends of ours who were invited to a dinner party at the home of work colleagues. On the back of the toilet door was their colleagues’ five year plan. It included their goal for a passive income of X amount of dollars, and the desire to surround themselves with “like-minded” friends. We

Be anything but don’t be beige.

A friend of mine often says, “you can call me what you want as long as it’s not boring.” I completely agree. As a creative, to be accused of being boring, or “beige” as I like to refer to it, is the ultimate insult. Beige is comfortable, unassuming, inoffensive. Beige is safe. Kids, teens, and