During the autumn, this year, I asked a friend if she knew where I might be able to do some networking in Auckland as I needed to build up a new industry network after being away in the UK for so long. She straight away told me about the Go To Girl networking Facebook page and events that were held centrally in Auckland for women. One month later I was signed up to go to the next networking event with over 100 other women and was blown away by the energy, enthusiasm and support that Natalie Cutler-Welsh, the Go To Girl, offered to this large group of women. That night I decided that I would enter into some 1-1 coaching with Nat to help me find a network of like-minded women and to help guide and re-focused me in my career towards my dream of having my own product line.
Eight months down the track from that first networking night I have since attended two more, joined the mastermind live group meetings and have had more 1-1 coaching sessions with Nat and feel that this has really changed my direction in such a positive way. I am so much more clear about my direction now, I have developed a network of some really talented amazing women, I have networked with like-minded creative designers, I am working towards launching a new product line next year... everything is going in the right direction! So there is no doubt that I will be committing to more of this ‘gold’ for the year ahead to help keep me on this amazing journey.