You won’t miss Monte Mader when she walks in the room. She’s tall, confident and projects a fierce yet friendly energy around her.Read More
Esmay Luck left a stable desk job in her native London to pursue a career as a recording artist in LA together with her brother Max in the acoustic duo ‘The Luck’. She also had to overcome a paralysing fear of performing in public and is someone who’s seemed to both grow and find herself through doing her passion: creating and recording music.Read More
Jessica-Grace is a motivational speaker who emphasises the importance of practical wisdom available through her inspirational platform.
We sat down with Jessica-Grace to talk about her platform, some of her practical advice for improving your life and what her goals are for the future.Read More
Alicia Van Schoonhoven is living proof that beauty is more than skin deep: she works, she volunteers, she studies… and all that on TOP of her modelling and pageantry.
In the seven months since we last spoke to Alicia, it’s fair to say she’s endured a lot and come out stronger on the other side, leading her to create Happiness Connect (her mental health start-up).Read More
Alexis Woodger entered this year’s Miss Galaxy Australia having never entered a pageant before and now finds herself in the National Finals to be held in the Gold Coast late March to early April.Read More
There’s multi-talented… and then there’s Alissa Musto.
Whilst most of the women I interview are multi-talented to begin with, Alissa’s list may just be the most impressive of all: musician, singer, songwriter, radio & TV show host, piano & voice teacher, Harvard graduate, founder of non-profit organisation ‘Changing Keys’ and Miss Massachusetts 2016.Read More
There’s inauthentic, there’s authentic and then there’s Sara McDonald.
Sara McDonald is the leader of a 22-piece orchestra named ‘The NYChillharmonic’ (pun intended) which has been touring all around NYC with its unique sound (jazz-inspired, but not really jazz). And whilst I have huge respect for everything that she’s achieved (and will achieve) as a musician, what strikes me most about Sara is how directly she speaks her mind.Read More
Meet Casey McQuillen: American Idol contestant, singer, songwriter, anti-bullying advocate (30,000 students and counting) and self-proclaimed klutz/expert at embarrassing herself.Read More
Melanie McDowall says that the thing that turns her off most is ignorance.
She states that she was surrounded by it in many ways in her childhood, and though she found it incredibly frustrating, she eventually transformed it into what drives her today in her role as an online confidence coach for women.Read More
Anna Murakawa, like many of the women I interview, is a study in contradictions.
Brazilian passion with Japanese restraint? Check.
Super feminine and warm whilst achieving absolutely ridiculously huge goals? Yup.Read More
In 2011, Lena Kasparian was forced to defend herself against an alcoholic partner, resulting in his tragic death.
Fast forward to now and she is poised to open her second bespoke fashion boutique in Rose Bay, set to join her flagship store Lena Kasparian Boutique in Parramatta. She has successfully moved past being a DV survivor to combining the roles of single mum, entrepreneur and fashionista… and is in the process bringing her passion to life.Read More
Peta Howlett first started pole-dancing as a way of recovering from a bad relationship. She now owns two studios, is constantly in demand for both her pole-dancing knowledge and her fitness expertise and has helped hundreds of women find empowerment through the sport.Read More
Alicia Van Schoonhoven: from hiding behind the legs of her mother to hosting the closing ceremony of a leadership symposium of over 700 delegates, Alicia is someone who has an absolute passion for helping influence the lives of others.Read More
Tammy Bartaia: international actress, presenter and model.
If you ever meet Tammy in person, you will likely be blown away by her energy, enthusiasm and spirit. She moved from her native Georgia to Australia to study at NIDA and now has her eyes set on making it big in Bollywood.Read More
Having worked with hundreds (if not thousands) of teenagers by now, I can tell you there aren’t many who’ve been able to turn such a challenging upbringing (shaped by domestic violence) into the passion, perseverance and determination that Julijana Nikolis personifies.Read More
Kirby Bridges managed to turn her love for tennis into a unique career path through vision, persistence and sheer hard work. Join me on this entertaining interview to find out how Kirby turned her passion into a career, how she made it through some tough times and, ultimately, what makes her tick.Read More
We interview superstar coder Amy Simmons on what makes her tick, why she made the career change from journalist to coder and what she loves about her new career. Also, the importance of PASSION!Read More
There’s something unreal about meeting beauty pageant winners.
Of course there’s the ethereal beauty, the constant smile, the impeccable sense of style and the well-spoken answers to just about every question you can think of.Read More
I’ve never interviewed someone where I had to print out their bio/blurb because it was so LONG.
Well, I guess there’s a first time for everything!
Life-coach, dancer, model, business owner, inventor… we covered everything from how Monique organises her day to her favourite swear word.Read More
Back when I started interviewing people, I always wanted to research the interviewee as best as I could (and I still do).
These days, with social media, it’s a lot easier to find out what someone’s about: are they happy, sad, how do they treat strangers, how do they take on challenges etc.
It’s also interesting to see whom the person follows or likes.