I BELIEVE THAT WOMEN CAN CHANGE THE WORLD THROUGH POWERFULLY LEADING PROFITABLE SMALL BUSINESSES.
AS A SEVENTEEN YEAR FASHION INDUSTRY VETERAN, I HAVE AN EYE FOR CRAFTSMANSHIP, A MIND FOR BUSINESS, AND A HEART FOR RELATIONSHIP BUILDING.
I spent most of my fashion career on a successful, but traditional, path. I proudly worked at an enviable brand in New York with an office overlooking the water and a team reporting in to me. All was exactly as it should be, until I woke up on a Sunday and knew that the career I'd spent well over a decade building wasn't one that I was truly passionate about.
It took a few years of not-quite-right international consulting opportunities to understand where my passion truly lies. Through these experiences, I was able to dissect what my strengths are, and are not, and recognize where I felt most fulfilled: connecting with, teaching and empowering women who run artisan businesses, and making personal connections on a smaller scale and one-on-one (Skype counts).
From this place of clarity, I launched my one-on-one coaching practice in addition to The Collective (of Us.) My focus is on public speaking and teaching leadership skills and business strategy to women small business owners. Through a holistic approach that includes both business strategy and coaching, I support women in becoming the most empowered version of themselves through building profitable, strategically-sound small businesses.
I believe that we all have the capacity within ourselves to dance to our own drum and still live wildly successful lives. I also believe that an authentic connection, both personally and professionally, is the one thing that creates the kind of happiness that makes life feel like it's "...rigged in our favor." It is. (Thank you, Rumi.)
If that resonates with you and you're equally passionate about creating amazing work, please drop me a line below to see how we can get your business to exactly where you want it to be. No bullshit.
'Til next time,
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My global expertise stems from a strong understanding of the fundamentals of the accessories business. It's what I've done for the past 15 years. From an immersive understanding of the client and customer base all the way through to final sample execution, I'm incredibly passionate about both the creative and business aspects of the accessories category. I believe strongly in transparency, ethical practices and the power of respecting and understanding the needs of global partners in order to create long-term relationships and successful collaborations.
I am continually inspired by cultivating partnerships between designers, artisans and mills from around the world.
I am inspired by the brilliance of my students' interests and insights.
I am inspired by the profound effects of creativity, mindfulness and clarity available to students through the sustained practice of yoga and meditation.
LET'S WORK TOGETHER
I would love to connect with you!