Once upon a time…
I got my degree in Creative Writing. And then, like many creative professionals, I struggled to see how this translated into a paying job. Enter two further qualifications, Dance and Business Management then a Diploma of Education. As I look back now, it’s easy to see how each step has led me to where I am today. Ah, the wisdom of hindsight.
Back to my first teaching job. Year 9 Drama with a room full of 15-year old boys. This taught me very quickly how to grab my audience’s attention and sustain it.
I directed, choreographed and produced numerous school productions over 12 years. This was the most intense project and stakeholder management of my career. I also helped so many student performers ‘show up’ courageously to connect with their audience.
I gradually added more English classes to my teaching load. To be able to talk about language and the power of words with young people all day – pretty ace.
Yet over the years I craved a change. I loved teaching, but the administrative load became a real energy suck. I felt there was something else in the wings for me. And eventually my skill set led me back to a career in writing – where I first began.
But how to make it happen? Cue maternity leave. In 2016, both my son and my business were born. And here we are.
Now I get to spend my days helping businesses and teams get clear about their message and show up confidently in all their communications. From copy in the too-hard-basket to copy that connects with an audience, builds a brand and grows engagement. And I genuinely love it.
When I’m not working with clients, you can find me on the yoga mat, Sunday batch cooking, enjoying a glass of Pinot with family and friends or chasing my 5-year-old to put his shoes on.