MD & Founder of PR & Creative Communications agency, Flourish
MD & Founder of Marco & Co.
Named top 10 Tedx speaker on Anxiety by INC.
The ‘Answers to Thriving' is an interview series that takes a look at the women who have created a life of self-success. We uncover key moments, lessons and habits that have influenced the life they lead today.
You can’t start the day without:
An English Breakfast Tea with milk.
A favourite quote is:
‘Be interested, not interesting' .
One wellness ritual you do regularly:
Every week, I absolutely MUST go to the farm and ride my horses. It took me a LONG time to find ‘my thing’ – but finally, after many years, I found a hobby that enables me to completely switch off and be within nature. When I’m with my horses, I don’t answer emails or take calls. It’s a very mindful experience. This ritual has certainly saved me in many ways – it’s been the inspiration behind my new venture, Marco & Co – my luxury and equestrian inspired candle company. The company was inspired by my first horse, Marco. I owe a lot to my horse... he’s the best therapist ever!!
It took me a LONG time to find ‘my thing’ – but finally, after many years, I found a hobby that enables me to completely switch off and be within nature.
The last inspiring podcast you listened to and what makes it worth a listen:
My friend, Luke Matias, has a podcast called Mind, Body MATIAS and he did a really interesting podcast on his experience with pregnancy. It really hit home and connected with me because my husband and I sadly just had a miscarriage. I listened to it on my drive home and I had tears rolling down my face. It was so interesting to hear a male perspective on the topic of pregnancy and the challenging journey he and his wife went through.
A recommended read for personal growth:
How to Win Friends & Influence People by Dale Carnegie – its an oldie but a goodie. It was written in 1936 but who knew a book from that era could be SO relevant for today’s society? I love how the writer really focuses on seeing the world through someone else’s perspective and aligning what others want to what you want. I have a PR and Comms agency and it’s totally how we guide clients through campaigns. You need to create content that your audience is interested in before you start selling to them. Serve first... it’s a real ‘givers gain’ mentality. It’s so relevant to how we communicate today and it’s where so many people and businesses are going wrong - attract an audience, don’t seek it. I also LOVE the way he teaches the reader to be genuinely interested in people. I think sadly, a lot of people have lost the art of this.