Mum to Jack (24), partner of Craig. We recently moved from Manly in Sydney, to Miami on the Gold Coast. A quieter Manly! Currently in business start-up mode after spending two years in R&D. Global tourism specialist.
Meditrav is an Australian resource that connects medical travellers with quality, affordable accredited health providers, hospitals and clinics predominately in Asia though we also bring Asia to Australia. Offering dental, comprehensive health assessments as well as a wide range of wellness vacations to complex medical treatments, surgeries and associated travel programs.
I am proud of what I have achieved and what I have contributed to every business I have been a part of. Meditrav, though, is next level. The joy I see on our clients’ faces is priceless. Whether that is a dental implant, meaning they can smile with confidence, to a hip replacement meaning they now live pain-free. Starting Meditrav is by far the best, albeit challenging, decision to date.
I have taken on contract roles in the past and while this has taken me away from my own business, I have frequently proven that my methods for quickly and effectively growing revenue, and building a brand, are very successful.
The flip side to the story above. Despite having our own tourism comms agency, during slower times or because I love a challenge, I would take on contract roles. These roles, while very successful for the company I was with, took me away from my own business. So we had large gaps in business when contracts concluded. Stick with your vision.
More women supporting women.
In years gone by, I would keep pushing. Now I know to take down time, meditate, exercise daily and try to stay as healthy as possible.
Productivity and mobility – Dropbox has been a major boost for me. The team can access any docs wherever they/I am.
I really wish I had a long-term mentor and I’ve made it a bit of a mission to find one. I’m an avid reader of business and life hack books. I have met some wonderful people along the way who have been quite influential in my decision making.
Hmmm, wow, there are so many mantras but Steve Jobs famously said, “It doesn't make sense to hire smart people and tell them what to do. We hire smart people so they can tell us what to do.”
And in terms of people I admire. That would be people who give a sh*t about people and the planet, but who also don’t give a sh*t about what people think of them. Richard Branson comes to mind but there are so many more.
Anything to do with health and wellbeing at the moment. So a lot of reference material, magazines, websites.
... make regular time for themselves. We are super but not superheroes!”