Here are some stories from mainstream media and blogs about myself, CC and the beautiful Shoe Garden. Most of them revolve around operating a niche business, my dramatic career change or gorgeous long shoes!
I was asked by Kochie’s Business Builders to list 10 reasons why running a niche business is so fantastic. I reckon I could have listed 20, but I restrained myself! 31 October 2017
SheBrisbane profiled me in late September 2017. I love any opportunity to talk about my journey and especially about being a proud not-just-for-profit.
Ooh, I am very chuffed to be featured in a story in the August edition of The Australian Women’s Weekly. It’s a story about the lost art of spontaneity and I share how I embrace being outside my comfort zone and doing things spontaneously … like deciding to open my own longer-sized, women’s shoe shop in just four hours!
What a great headline for this story in Bmag! I loved answering so many questions about my beautiful shop and why I decided to write my book. 30 May 2017
I LOVE shoes, but my second love is definitely books! I was thrilled to be asked to select my Top 10 books on business for Kochie’s Business Builders and while I showed restraint and didn’t include my own (!), I think you’ll find a few surprises. 15 May, 2017.
I was very happy to confirm: since becoming self-employed, I have never, ever, ever been happier in my career! This article appeared on the Sydney Morning Herald’s website on 29 March, 2017.
What a way to finish 2016! I was super proud for my book to be profiled on the Lionesses of Africa’s website. Given I have devoted an entire chapter to my giving back to some remarkable women in Malawi, it was a great fit!
This was a fun one where I was given the opportunity by Kochie’s Business Builders to showcase 10 women who I enjoy following on Instagram, either because they give back or they are clearly proud business owners … just like me! It was published on 10 December, 2016.
It was really nice to be featured in industry magazine Footwear News in December with a review of In My Shoes, my book.
This story in the Sydney Morning Herald where I shared what it’s like to grow up and come to terms with having “long” feet touched a nerve with a lot of women. I received cards and emails; new customers found me; and some were even inspired to write a Letter to the Editor. It was published on 27 November, 2016.
On 18 November, 2016, Kochie’s Business Builders published a 1,000 word extract from my book, “In My Shoes: What it’s really like to start your own business. Woohooo! Was super excited about this.
And the day before, I was also delighted to feature on Kochie’s Business Builders website chatting about my business journey.
I was thrilled to be interviewed on ABC Radio by community correspondent Heather Smith. It was so much fun! 14 November, 2016.
Ok, ok, I know this isn’t a media article but I was incredibly excited when I first saw my book listed on the National Library of Australia website. And yes, I do occasionally check to see whether it’s available for lending or is on a wait list! 🙂
I absolutely loved this story as, for once, it focused on my giving back as I’m a proud not-just-for-profit. Unfortunately this doesn’t seem to interest the media very much so the Huff Post was a great exception. It was published on 2 May, 2016.
I was very happy to share some ideas in this article published on 22 March, 2016 about how to build an engaged customer community…one of my favourite topics!
This starts off as a story in the Sydney Morning Herald on 4 March, 2015 about elevator shoes for men, including George Clooney apparently, but I get a little mention about halfway through talking about how amazing operating a niche business can be.
Getting on the Visit Brisbane shopping directory in 2015 has meant more customers can find The Shoe Garden, whether they are locals or visiting from interstate or overseas.
I enjoyed talking about my career change in the Jamaica Blue magazine on 15 January, 2016. You can read the whole story on page 32.
On 21 November, 2013, Bmag profiled The Shoe Garden. Soooo many people saw this!
Open Colleges interviewed me about how changing careers brought me immense happiness.
This story appeared in The Courier-Mail on 18 May, 2013, just over a year after opening The Shoe Garden.
On 3 December, 2012, the Smart Company website interviewed me about being a niche business.