She also reveals one of her greatest inspirations – her mum!
Q: What attracted you to become a franchisee with City Cave?
A: I have been using Float Therapy for many years prior to becoming a part of the City Cave family.
I am passionate about health and wellbeing, and found that Float Therapy offered a natural alternative to keep my stress levels at bay, to relieve those aches and pains, and give me a chance to disconnect from the everyday and connect with myself.
Q: What has been the most significant barrier throughout your career?
A: I believe that the most significant barrier for me, especially in the last 15 years, was the fact that I was a single parent with two young children.
Trying to juggle the logistics of building a career and a future for my little family was quite stress-inducing and there were times I did not step forward for roles due to the demanding pace required and extracurricular responsibilities.
Q: How could businesses support other women and mothers in their organisations?
A: COVID-19 has demonstrated that it is possible to work from home and/or explore other flexible working arrangements.
I would like to see this option retained in the future, so rather than having to take a “sick day” to stay at home, be given the opportunity to investigate other options to enable the workflow to continue whilst also fulfilling parental or family obligations.
Q: Lastly, are there any women in business or leadership positions who have inspired you throughout your life, and why?
A: My mum has been the biggest inspiration to me, showing me that you can have a career and a family too. She always encouraged me and told me I could do anything I set my mind to.
My other inspiration has been a friend of mine who has her own successful business in the financial planning space, which is a very male-dominated sector.
She is dynamic, confident, leads from the heart and inspires me to be a better person and a better leader.
Why not treat your mum to a fabulous float therapy session at City Cave? A City Cave Gift Card is the perfect experience gift, valid at over 50 locations across Australia. Visit www.citycave.com.au/giftcards.
City Cave Float & Wellness Centre Springfield is located at 4/1 Springfield Lakes Blvd, Springfield Lakes.