For most of my youth and beyond my unconditional love for music, I remember being incredibly focused on pursuing a professional career as a journalist.
I’ve always loved to write and constantly sought opportunities to use my voice (on paper and otherwise) to tell stories and relay interesting and important information.
Yet my burgeoning passion for directing in my later teenage years eventually led me to a Media and Communications degree with a major in Cinema Studies and Film and TV Production.
Upon graduating in the midst of the Global Financial Crisis, I launched into a three-year stint of trying every possible creative production avenue; from filmmaking to radio, magazines and theatre, in hope to build enough experience and networks to land a stable gig.
After years of rejection and tiresome shifts at my casual retail job, I somehow found myself in the corporate world of media sales at a major television network, kick-starting my career in advertising.
Working across the Australian media industry over the last decade has been incredibly eye-opening and helpful in uncovering and developing new skills, from project management and marketing strategy to client service and leadership training and development.
Although my initial plan was to continue to ‘climb the corporate ladder’, unfortunate events left me without a job at the end of 2016, causing me to confront and finally take action towards my bigger dreams as a multi-passionate entrepreneur.
Thus, I took a leap of faith into the start-up world and founded The Mentorship, a social enterprise dedicated to supporting young people through creative mentoring, as they transition from full-time education into the professional workforce.
This has been my focus over the last few years as I truly believe that creativity is the key to unlocking powerful solutions to many of the world’s problems. It is my ultimate mission to help the next generation achieve success and find fulfilment through creative thinking and action.
With faith at the centre of my purpose, I am becoming more passionate each day about sharing this message and collaborating with others, so that through our collective skills and talents, we can all thrive and positively impact one another and the world around us.