Alaina Brown took her business Shii Mii from concept to physical product in just 4 months. Find out how she did it and, more importantly, WHY she did it, creating her own brand of luxe affirmation cards!
Surrounded by her family, her close-knit band and going out of her way to look after her fans, it's safe to say Jessica Lynn is one country star you're going to be seeing, and hearing, a lot more from.
Rachelle Panitz was diagnosed with breast cancer as a young mother. To complicate matters further, she had to fight to have her initial suspicions taken seriously, eventually leading to a confirmation and diagnosis.
Olivia Raffaele is a woman of action with a heart of gold. She’s a Special Ed Teacher, has represented and captained Brisbane for soccer/football and is now preparing for the National Finals of Miss Global/Intercontinental Australia 2017.
Jeannette Ceja is the queen of the one-way ticket!
Kirby Bridges interviews the travel-preneur and travel reporter on how she caught the travel bug, how she turned it into a career as well as why every woman should travel alone at least once in her life!
Esmay Luck left a stable desk job in her native London to pursue a career as a recording artist in LA together with her brother Max in the acoustic duo ‘The Luck’. She also had to overcome a paralysing fear of performing in public and is someone who’s seemed to both grow and find herself through doing her passion: creating and recording music.
There’s multi-talented… and then there’s Alissa Musto.
Whilst most of the women I interview are multi-talented to begin with, Alissa’s list may just be the most impressive of all: musician, singer, songwriter, radio & TV show host, piano & voice teacher, Harvard graduate, founder of non-profit organisation ‘Changing Keys’ and Miss Massachusetts 2016.
There’s inauthentic, there’s authentic and then there’s Sara McDonald.
Sara McDonald is the leader of a 22-piece orchestra named ‘The NYChillharmonic’ (pun intended) which has been touring all around NYC with its unique sound (jazz-inspired, but not really jazz). And whilst I have huge respect for everything that she’s achieved (and will achieve) as a musician, what strikes me most about Sara is how directly she speaks her mind.
Melanie McDowall says that the thing that turns her off most is ignorance.
She states that she was surrounded by it in many ways in her childhood, and though she found it incredibly frustrating, she eventually transformed it into what drives her today in her role as an online confidence coach for women.
In 2011, Lena Kasparian was forced to defend herself against an alcoholic partner, resulting in his tragic death.
Fast forward to now and she is poised to open her second bespoke fashion boutique in Rose Bay, set to join her flagship store Lena Kasparian Boutique in Parramatta. She has successfully moved past being a DV survivor to combining the roles of single mum, entrepreneur and fashionista… and is in the process bringing her passion to life.
Peta Howlett first started pole-dancing as a way of recovering from a bad relationship. She now owns two studios, is constantly in demand for both her pole-dancing knowledge and her fitness expertise and has helped hundreds of women find empowerment through the sport.
Alicia Van Schoonhoven: from hiding behind the legs of her mother to hosting the closing ceremony of a leadership symposium of over 700 delegates, Alicia is someone who has an absolute passion for helping influence the lives of others.
Tammy Bartaia: international actress, presenter and model.
If you ever meet Tammy in person, you will likely be blown away by her energy, enthusiasm and spirit. She moved from her native Georgia to Australia to study at NIDA and now has her eyes set on making it big in Bollywood.
Having worked with hundreds (if not thousands) of teenagers by now, I can tell you there aren’t many who’ve been able to turn such a challenging upbringing (shaped by domestic violence) into the passion, perseverance and determination that Julijana Nikolis personifies.
Kirby Bridges managed to turn her love for tennis into a unique career path through vision, persistence and sheer hard work. Join me on this entertaining interview to find out how Kirby turned her passion into a career, how she made it through some tough times and, ultimately, what makes her tick.