Why I do what I do
There comes a time in one’s life when the purpose for working changes and I feel that time has come for me. It is the right time for me to give back to business what it gave to me: freedom, joy, opportunities, lessons and challenges, all of which have enriched my life.
As a businesswoman, mentor and coach, I have worked for many years with clients in the Skin Care, Fashion and Mentoring space and the number one reason clients wanted to work with me is to gain more confidence. Confidence comes from clarity and persistence, having courage and the conviction to hold onto your dream. It’s the person you become along the way.
Having worked since the age of 21 in my own business I know first-hand what it is like to run a business, be a mother, wife and friend. Developing a brand takes time, thought and a lot of hard work.
I started my business life in the Skincare industry and within six years developed the Ondina Brand running three Salons and managing fifteen young employees.
After 18 years in the Skin Care industry I ventured in to the fashion world and opened the first appointment only Fashion Studio – my clients were executive women, politicians and women entering their professional and corporate careers.
In 2012 it was a great honour for me to be named the first female Small Business Champion by the Council of Small Business COSBOA.
My transition into the mentoring and coaching came when I moved to Sydney in 2011. I studied with the Institute of Executive Coaching and Leadership in Sydney and continue to study this subject every year.
I spend the majority of my time now, working one on one with my clients, running public workshops and working with business and corporates to create high visibility for their Key people.
From Present to Presence
All of us have talents and strengths, yet there are individuals who instinctively utilise their natural assets in the way they look, sound and act, in order to draw and engage other people to them.
It’s that person that walks into a room and you implicitly sense there is something unique and special about them - you are drawn to them and their character. That is called presence.