The world of business - an exciting, stressful and sometimes confusing adventure. Let’s face it, loving your career is certainly the new black. As a brand consultant for more than 13 years in this career focused world, I have been privileged to work with many incredible visionaries, each with powerful business intentions. Despite the prosperous nature of their work (financially and socially) however, a common trend prevails - a boundry-less life in which anxiety and disconnection dictate behavior and attitude. As successful as they appeared from the outside, on the inside, stress was their master. Sadly, this same reality is also the day-to-day challenge within many businesses - an outside expression of "wow and awe" supported by an inside nature of unsustainable chaos.
Building The Little House of Big Things.
I wouldn't say this business came about during a grand life epiphany of frustration. For me it was more like little moments over many years adding to a growing concern about "the way things are just done”. Frustrated and tired business owners falling under the weight of business management; seeing leaders behave in destructive and toxic ways; watching people afraid to pursue a career where they could add genuine value; and seeing amazing brands suffer behind poor design.
When my concern finally outweighed my contentment, I returned to university only to once again see these behaviors in studies and research, this time joined by evidence of their negative impact on the health and performance of individuals.
Through these dedicated spouts of studies and days within the working world, I have also seen how such behavior can be immensely reduced with the application of useful tools, and the establishment of quality foundations at both the people and business level. Contrary to the perceptions out there, useful tools don’t always follow the black & white principles that often pervade working mindsets & approaches. This is because the world we are working in is very different technologically, globally and generationally to what it used to be. So, it's time for a different approach.
What does all this have to do with business ownership and branding? In my opinion, everything. Branding is about expression, behavior and attitude, which means working with owners on their business and brand presents the opportunity to design healthier and more sustainable behaviors into their work life, and thanks to the creative in me, making the design beautiful as well.
So please, come and join me for a tea and cake as we take those little steps to create healthier, happy and more beautiful businesses, inside & out.
Coach, Creative, Maker
GRADUATED WITH DISTINCTION 2008 - BA BUSINESS (MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS), UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY, SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA
GRADUATED WITH HIGH DISTINCTION 2016 - MASTERS CERTIFICATE HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT & INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS (FOCUS EMPLOYEE BEHAVIOUR, PERFORMANCE & WELLBEING
SYDNEY UNIVERSITY AUSTRALIA)
13 YEARS EXPERIENCE IN STRATEGIC BRAND CREATION
FOUNDER: THIS LITTLE HOUSE OF BIG THINGS
CO-FOUNDER & MAKER: ISBELL & CO
CREATOR: CHARLOTTE MARIE FINE ART
Create the work life
you love to live.