Describe yourself in a few sentences:
Authenticity and true kindness is important to me. I spent several years as journalist reporting on some of the worst people who ever dared to breathe life on this earth. It changed who I am and how I see the world. Now, I like to surround myself with people who inspire me and make me better.
What is your proudest moment to date?
My proudest moment professionally has been helping an interior designer who had lost faith she would ever understand social media. Her friends and family had lost patience with her and she worried her business couldn’t survive without having a presence online. I worked with her for hours and finally something inside her clicked. She thanked me for giving her the tools she needs to not only continue with a successful business, but not feel in the dark.
Do you have a favourite quote or mantra?
“You’re kind. You’re smart. And you’re worth it.”
Favourite book and album?
My favourite book professionally is Mike Brzezinski’s “Knowing Your Value: Women, Money and Getting What You’re Wort.” Personally, because I love to laugh, is Tina Fey’s “Bossypants” and Chelsea Handler’s “Are you there Vodka? It’s me, Chelsea.”
Tell us a bit about what you do?
I help individuals and businesses create a social media game plan. Some of my clients don’t have the time to keep up with social media and I create content and manage their accounts. Other clients feel left behind in the digital age, and want to start with the basics. I pride myself on being very patient and calm while helping them with their social media goals.
Has anyone been a big influence in your life?
My dad. Legitimately, his name is Dr. Love and it’s perfect. He never thought being a news reporter was where my story ended. He always told me to have true success, I needed to take control of myself and be my own boss. I honestly didn’t think I had it in me. I then had hip surgery that forced me to take time off work and I suddenly saw a different path for myself. I haven’t look back sense.
Have you faced any challenges getting to where you are right now?
As a female entrepreneur, I’ve struggled with two things.
1. Making sure that potential clients who reach out to me are, in fact, looking for social media help. It’s not easy putting yourself in the public eye. Just check my Facebook messages and you’ll see…well actually don’t check. It’s only one of us is scarred by private part pics.
2. I work hard not to undervalue myself and what I offer. It’s easy to be overlooked and/or underpaid.
What do you do to relax?
I love seeing new movies and taking a hot bath.
What was the last gift you gave someone?
I surprised my fiancé and took him to Bermuda for his birthday. I even Live Streamed on Facebook him finding out just before stepping on the plane. It was awesome!
What are your 3 best qualities?
I think I’m genuine