Well, hello there…
I wonder who you are?
Perhaps we’ll meet in the future… Until we do, here is a bit about me. We all tell stories about ourselves, shaping how people view us by including or omitting information to create a picture. Here’s the picture I’m sharing at the moment…
A proud South African, living with my proud Tirolean husband in beautiful Innsbruck. In my twenty-something years of travelling the globe, I’ve settled down to live and work in 6 countries on 4 continents, which is I am fascinated by people, communication, and connection.
I am an entrepreneur who has worked in the arts world, the corporate world and the academic world. I’ve founded startups in pyjamas, run them in fancy suits, published a book, turned my back on a thriving business in order to try something new, and now I’m happily pursuing a career as a communication specialist. I get to work with clever, inspiring people, and I use my unusual set of skills, experiences, and passions to help them get their messages across clearly.
In my spare time, I am a performance storyteller and I put on storytelling shows a couple of evenings a month. I also teach WordPress courses and act as a mentor to women who want to move in new and interesting directions. You can see all the "work-related" things that I do here →
My interests are many and varied and I talk about them in my blog when I have time to write something decent. I am presently completing my MA in Classics, looking at the role of
non-verbal communication scent in the ancient world (this is a bit fluid at the moment!). I believe in the power of people, community, and conversations, so I also run a number of community organisations and groups in Innsbruck, where I organise upwards of 60 events annually.
I’m excited to be alive. How about you?
On a personal note & in my own words…
Avid reader, fish-hugger, ENFP bordering INFP, scuba diver, star gazer, storyteller, writer, and morning person. Love walking barefoot, jumping in puddles, losing myself in a good book, bringing people together, throwing parties, cycling around town in a sundress and a big hat, drinking wine, history, vivid colours, cooking up a storm, the ocean, birdsong, basil, writing, illustrating, walking (not hiking), people-watching, tea, playing with words, paying it forward, growing chillies, making natural cosmetics, telling stories and hopping on a train, plane, or other mode of transportation to travel just about anywhere. Working hard to tread lightly on the earth and to do the right thing for people and the planet.