Greetings from Cape Foulwind!
Hi, my name is Karen and I live on the beautiful West Coast of the South Island, New Zealand.
Writing has always been a passion of mine. Professionally I have specialised in business development, training, marketing, project management as well as HR and staff management. I’ve been extremely fortunate to have had a rewarding and diverse career. One of my career highlights was a role as a project manager within the Dairy Farming industry, managing the operational aspects of an industry bench-marking database.
Over the years my blogs and writing has provided a creative outlet. To this end, my writing projects have been closely aligned to my personal interests – everything from hobbies, horses, health and fitness, parenting, my job and anything else that captured my imagination at that particular phase or stage of my life. In fact, I wrote my first fiction novel a few years ago, with a sequel slowly on it’s way.
Then one day I woke up and thought – ‘Is this IT?’
Those three little words gave me the kick in the pants needed to have a complete change of direction. Life would never be the same again…
After a lot of angst and fear, my husband and I gave up our comfortable salaries, sold our family home and moved to the South Island to run a small boutique motel. At the time, the motel was turning over less money than I earned in a year, so this was a huge move for us. There was many a night that I’d sit bolt upright in bed and wonder what on earth we were thinking.
What we fear most is usually what we most need to to” – Tim Ferris
From that point on, it’s been a roller coast of change, in a good way. There’s never a dull moment here on the coast, living life as a motelier and we meet amazing people from all walks of life. I feel truly blessed, we’ve got nature on our doorstep and I’ve finally got the head space I’ve been longing for to tackle some of the creative writing projects that have been simmering away in my imagination.
It’s also provided me with an opportunity to join the team at The Recruitment Alternative, offering affordable recruitment solutions for SMEs throughout New Zealand and Australia. I love my role as a Recruitment Consultant, it’s so rewarding to connect talented people to their dream jobs and help employers find their next superstar.
With change as our only constant, I am committed to the following ideologies to guide the next and ensuing chapters of my life:
- Discover – Nurture your curiosity
- Create – Unleash your creativity
- Evolve – Live life in full colour
This website is part personal blog, part review site where I share details about the tools I use on a regular basis within my own business. Click here to learn about the services I can deliver to you and your business.
Feel free to get in touch, I’d love to hear what 2019 has in store for you!
Best wishes, Karen