Amber (Serial Biz Whiz) - With an innate passion for connecting people and assisting companies to grow, I’m no newbie when it comes to creating and building businesses that I believe in. It was this that sparked the formation of the perfect union with Social Butterfly.
Headhunted at 23 (seems so long ago now) to set up a graduate recruitment firm here in Australia from my native UK. It was without a doubt an amazing opportunity that enabled me to explore a new country (sorry folks another POM here to stay), and quickly become an advocate of developing talent from grass roots, training and watching the youth of today flourish into the leaders of tomorrow.
I’m fortunate enough to have had some amazing experience along the way, working with brands like Microsoft, Eli Lilly, MSN, Seven, News, Fujitsu, Yellow Pages… Am I boring you yet?
It was this role that ignited the fire in my belly for serial entrepreneurship as I built company after company, with my most recent venture becoming a nationwide enterprise within a year of starting.
I don’t just bring book smarts to this little venture, as hey this is all about connecting real people. Now, a recent mum to my beautiful daughter Aurora, I want to connect parents to prevent us feeling isolated in those first daunting (but oh so rewarding) years.
My mottos in life are:
• "Don't Mardi Gras if you can't rock n roll" - becoming increasingly harder now I’m with child.
• "Procrastination is the thief of time" - so do it now!
• "True friends are like rubies precious and rare. False friends are like autumn leaves found everywhere" - so hold on to the good ones!
Lisa (Social Butterfly) I’m also a recent new mum to my world, my heart & my soul; handsome little Albie. I’m also the founder of the Global Social 101 - a social media platform operating in Sydney, Melbourne, Manchester and London. This stemmed from my personal experience of being in a new country (Yes I’m a POM too) and not knowing where to go, what to do and what was cool. Yes, there were realms of backpacker info around, but not for young professionals that were new to the city that didn’t want to down a bag of goon before drinking teapots at World Bar (however there is always a time and a place).
A glutton for punishment and a drive to put a Ferrari to shame, I’m also a senior public relations director with over 12 years experience. I’ve been so fortunate in my career to work with blue chip brands from across the globe including BBC, BMI Airlines, LG Electronics, 20th Century Fox, Sunsense, P&G, Maybelline NY, Sydney Collective, Hilton and the Marriott Sydney. Believe us folks the lists goes on but I won’t bore you with further details of my PR prowess.
Since becoming a new mum in July 2016, I couldn’t help but noticed a gap in the market for a great resource of information about what to do with a new baby in terms of socialising, meeting like mind parents and entertaining bub here in Sydney.... Enter Parenting Social 101 - a network of content that provides our members with useful information, like-minded mamas and practical parents that want to continue 'adulating' but with bub in tow!
I’m super excited to bring Parenting Social 101 to the fore and to work with our 'undercover mums' and 'dad detectives' to create the number one parenting 'What's On' resource across Australia.
My motto in life:
“Life isn't a dress rehearsal. This is the main event, put on the show of your life and work towards a standing ovation!”
Sit back folks and enjoy our show!