What inspired you to start your business?
To be there for my boys, having the flexability to still attend school events, and to be my own boss. With my husband travelling from Hamilton to Auckland every day, I wasnt able to do a 9- 5 job. Our oldest son has special needs, which involves hosipital appointments, extra tutor lessons and school meetings.
Tell us about your business?
As a Mobile Travel Manager I started my business with no clients and have bulit it up over the last four years with Networking and lots of it. I meet my clients for coffee, getting to know them, ask them lots of questions about what they actually do want from their holiday. A lot of people what to “relax” but as soon as they get there they are bored, not everyone wants to lie on a beach all day!
What do you love about running your business?
Of course I love to travel, meeting new people from all around the world is an awesome expereince. Its very hard not to advantage of all the great deals that come into the office. I love it when people do a coountdown for me, only 3 sleeps to go, they are really exciited about their holiday, and I helped them with that, its a great feeling!
What have been some of your biggest challenges?
Building the business from the ground up, most Broker have been retail agents before, however I had a wholesale background, so had no clients when I stated. Also the inter-net, people just dont realise that I cost no more and in some cases can find a better rate or deal. Saving $50 but having to travel an extra 10 hours, I know what I would do!
Do you have a favourite quote?
If it’s to be it’s up to me!
Who inspires you, and why?
My Venus team, strong women, who are smart and confident.
What growth have you experienced being in Venus?
That I can do it, and I am doing it, growing personally and business in my business and sharing those strengths with my group.
Women are redefining success and growing businesses on their terms: What does success look like to you?
It’s all sbout the Freedom for me, to choose to work, play, travel, work harder to acheive goals, taking up challenges.
Being able to make those decisions myself, having the confidence and freedom to chose.
What’s your favourite pastime when you are not working?
Travel or course, but I do like gardening and camping with the family.