I grew up in rural Queensland, a big dreamer at heart and I have always followed my passion in life, love and business.
Leaving school to move to the big city, I was chasing freedom. I studied graphic design and weaved in fine art. This is where I built my first website, fell in love with the texture of paper and learnt everything to know about telling a story to captivate your audience.
I soon left the city to travel the world and ended up living in the UK for two years. Returning to Australia at the age of 23 with a growing taste for the less regimented side of life, I decided that I wanted to do things on my own terms. This is when I started my first ever business – running unique art classes which I quickly built up as one of the premier programs in the city.
I soon sold that business to move on to explore Mexico and South America with a boy I fell in love with. He had a food and travel blog. Which I totally took over by the end of the trip. Over the coming years I turned it into an award-winning blog, which is still online today. (www.strayedtable.com, in case you want to look me up).
On our return, I set up another business – a successful catering/events company – selling preserves and making bespoke orders. It was loads of fun. It also taught me a lot about systems, processes, planning, hiring staff, building a customer base and STRATEGY.
Then, we decided to get married, and yes, went travelling again – this time through wonderful Asia! We promised that we would never live in the city again – he had grown up on a hippy commune and I grew up in the country and we wanted out of the non-stop pace of city life.
We found a farm and lived in a shed for a few years while I ran workshops about farming and cooking plus running a successful sustainable farm gate. I was making profits and life was fantastic.
Soon after, we welcomed our beautiful baby girl into our happy little family. My husband quit his FIFO job and we moved back to his home turf in the Northern Rivers of NSW, where we spent a few years renting before buying a house which I renovated while we had our second child.
This little guy changed my life. It was the wake-up call I needed to create a business to help others. I studied and set up this business before moving for the final time, to the rainforest, completely off-grid.
Now, I am helping amazing people take charge of their lives, lean into their spirituality, build businesses with passion and drop the need for approval from others BECAUSE it’s so freeing doing life your own way!I grew up in rural Queensland, a big dreamer at heart, always following my passion in life, love and business.