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 skillset led me back to a career in words – 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 small businesses and teams grow their copy confidence and audience connection by getting clear about what to say and how to say it. How lucky am I?!
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 puzzling with my 6-year-old.