What is your story? Or in other words, what made you your awesome self you are today?
As much as I wish I were ‘here’ sooner, struggling through my 20’s and 30’s has made me a fighter. Learning my strengths, voice, and how to show up. Especially as a girl in construction and sports; finding my place as being a challenge.
I started my business 2.5 years ago when I was let go from a position I adored. My ego was bruised, I was sad, but needed income. I called everyone I knew and started my business. Suddenly I was all in as an entrepreneur.
What message do you promote?
I truly believe that being authentic, including showing your vulnerability allows you to connect with others. Just being the best you can possibly be.
In what capacity do you LEAD UP in your community?
I try to be genuine, kind, and in the moment as much as I can. Show other people that they have their own power, and allowing themselves to show it will strengthen their connections with others.
In business and/or in life, share a struggle you overcame that other women can relate to.
Early in my career, I remember trying to fit in, be serious, and maintain my work persona. Now I have the confidence to be myself, ask questions, and remain my playful self. Understanding my strengths and harnessing them is my best asset. I think that applies to everyone.
What is the most rewarding aspect of what you do?
I have the opportunity to build beautiful stores across the continent. While seeing them physically come to life is incredibly rewarding, connecting with the team on site is the best part. Showing them an appreciation for their role in the process and seeing them shine brings me the greatest joy!
How do you SHOW UP?
There’s a meme that pops up regularly on my feeds – surround yourself with people that feel like sunshine. That speaks to me. Give someone your undivided attention. Be present. Be authentic. Be kind. People can feel a real connection.
If you could give one piece of advice for women who are entering the workforce or launching their own business what would that be?
Ask questions, remain humble, show gratitude, take risks. I’m beyond grateful for the people that have supported me since starting my business. You build the connections in the good times, those people are there for you when you need them.
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