Sunrise Beach, Sunshine Coast
What do you do?
Managing Director, Secrets Shhh
Where do you get your inspiration from?
Understanding the industry and what women want, global jewellery trends and beautiful houses.
What is the single most important piece of advice you have received in your business life?
Create a team of people who can do things better than you can!
How did your business come about?
I saw a gap in the market for high quality yet affordable jewellery that all women could enjoy. After seeing the brilliant technology behind the development of simulant diamonds, I knew this was something I had to pursue. I started designing and then opened the first store in Noosa, Queensland in April 2000, and so, the Secrets story began.
What’s the best proposal story you’ve ever heard?
I was serving a couple in the Noosa store and after going through all of the different styles of engagement rings, the couple made their choice. All of a sudden the guy got down on one knee in front of us and proposed! It was a very emotional moment and we all ended up crying with joy – I felt blessed to be a part of their special moment.
How do you manage to achieve balance in your life?
Through regular meditation and going for walks with my beautiful dog DJ on the beach, it’s important to make time for yourself!
You have a jam-packed schedule. How do you unwind?
I have been seeing my massage therapist, Alana from Sea to Sky Massage, for 10 years – she’s amazing. I also indulge in a regular facial from Jo at Beauty Works. Jo is always smiling and cheerful and she does a fantastic facial every time.