From as early as I can remember I loved playing ‘dress ups’, enthusiastically asking my mother if I could ‘try on her clothes’, delighting in the variety of garments hanging in her wardrobe (including kaftans and chunky platform heels). In fact, when I could convince any female elder within my family to allow me the privilege of opening their wardrobe so that I could peer inside, it was an incredible joy. I’ll never forget wearing my grandmother’s gold strappy high heeled sandals and matching it with one of her glittery metallic belts. This was the 1970’s and everyone was dancing to ABBA! I could spend hours pawing through my gran’s jewellery boxes, which was such a giddy treat – to touch the plethora of sparkling costume jewellery – my eyes were never so wide. I was intrigued by the attention to detail that my female influencers conveyed – my nonna’s meticulously applied lipstick before exiting the house, my gran’s classic hairdo, dutifully tied in a French twist. My mother confirms I was a lover of handbags and ‘went shopping’ every day in my little red plastic car (pedal powered of course).
Without a doubt, my calling in life is to serve and help others. I passionately believe everyone deserves to look and feel great. Being kind, listening, putting people at ease, and instilling self-belief in others, makes me smile. As an educator for twenty years, I relished daily opportunities to foster self-confidence in my students and celebrated their transformations. My clients tell me that what sets me apart is my ability to read people, communicate effectively, and motivate others in order to bring the best out of them.