This week I was honoured to be chosen by Dr. Kirstin Ferguson for her incredible Celebrating Women project. This amazing initiative celebrates two women every day, from around the world, for being role models to other women &/or girls.
Dr. Kirstin Ferguson started this project after she wrote an opinion piece suggesting a positive way we can all see less denigration of women online. You can read a copy of her article here.
This was my interview:
When you left school what job did you imagine you would be doing now? And if you didn’t end up doing it, why that may have been.
All I ever wanted to do since I was a little girl was to become a PE teacher. I did become one and I loved showing teenage girls how to move more, nourish their bodies, and build life-long friendships. I thought I would do this forever, but I apparently had the leadership skills, determination, and a creative flair that was far more suited to the entrepreneurial world.
Who do you hope feels inspired by seeing what you have achieved, and why?
I was told when I was 16 that I would not get enough marks in the HSC to do what I wanted to do, so I should just leave school. Rather than giving up, that piece of ‘advice’ sparked an “I’ll show you” determination. I hope to inspire anyone who has the perseverance to create their own pathway to success, despite negative people or the various challenges that life throws our way.
How would you describe what it is you do now?
I consider myself a wellness trailblazer, presenter, corporate trainer, author and a very proud award-winner.
I love to partner with organisations to help them design and implement a culture of wellness. This then attracts and retains talented and engaged professionals, which in turn, improves the bottom line.
I am making a lasting contribution to this world by educating and inspiring busy professionals to make realistic, healthy choices that will improve their performance, vitality, and resilience at work. I believe that this will then trigger a ripple effect of health, happiness, and success in their teams, families, communities, and around the globe.
What 3 words would you use to describe your life to date?
You can read more about this wonderful #CelebratingWomen project on Dr. Kirstin Ferguson’s Facebook page. Grab yourself a cup of tea and have a read of all the other awesome women who have been involved. You might even like to nominate somebody who deserves to be recognised.