I’M OBSESSED WITH CREATIVE BUSINESS!
I get asked a lot of questions about my designs - the plants I use, my favourite materials and where I find my inspiration - but, strangely to me, what I get asked about the most is BUSINESS! - how I got to where I am, what design program I use and how I balance life & work. It's so hard to get back to everyone and give them the time they all need... This is what has led me to creating these online courses and mentoring membership, in hope to help those who need support and want to be a part of a creative community.
Having been in the design industry for over a decade, I've learnt so much along the way as a sole trader, business partner, senior designer at a Landscape Architect firm and a company director. I launched my design studio, Slightly Garden Obsessed, on the 1st November 2014 after 7 years in the industry. I was $25K in debt (that had followed me around for years since studying) and didn't even own a car, as I had sold it earlier that year to live in the US for 3 months (totally worth it!!).
Within the first year I turned the $25K deficit into a revenue of $495K.
So what was so different this time to the other businesses and partnerships I had set up and ran in the past? They were always successful and made a profit from the start, but nothing like this. Before I launched SGO, I gave myself time to think truly from the heart how I wanted my business, clients, projects and life to look. I used visualisation and invested in professional and self development - LOTS of it! I gave myself the time and space to create something unique and of my own, no matter how different or far off it seemed from the ‘norm’.
Each year, I have continued to turn over a multiple six-figure design consultancy business, with just a laptop and a love for what I do. I always think back to the mistakes and wrong turns, knowing they have got me to where I am today, but believe I could have avoided a lot of them if I had a mentor of my own to show me some of the way.
I want to help you find your success - whatever that may mean to you - while hopefully avoiding most of the speed bumps and road blocks along the way. It can be a scary path, following your passion, but one with so many rewards. It's totally worth it, I promise! And with a little guided help and a beautiful community to support you, I know we can achieve anything!
THE SKETCHUP SUCCESS FORMULA
COMMUNICATE YOUR DESIGNS EFFECTIVELY WITH THIS SIMPLE TO FOLLOW SIX STEP COURSE TO INCREASE PRODUCTIVITY, ATTRACT YOUR IDEAL CLIENT & GROW A SUSTAINABLE, PROFITABLE BUSINESS YOU LOVE!
JOIN ME & OVER 100 OTHER CREATIVES FROM AROUND THE WORLD FOR THE FIRST ROUND LAUNCHING ON 15TH JANUARY 2019