Life's one journey

My name is Corinne Wilson, my family is my life and they inspire me daily, my partner sustained a brain injury, we have 4 children, of which 2 of them live with Autism and I have fostered another 2 children.  For years we have been on a search for inclusive services that help children to interact, mostly we have found services and programs that help children with disabilities without being inclusive.

These programs were not fit for us and our needs and I was sure they wouldn’t reach the need of many other families out there raising autistic children, we live and breathe this lifestyle.

After years of searching, we wanted to create a way to help autistic children and their families.

Our goal was to create lifelike inclusive societal environments for them to learn to interact with children that did not face those same additional challenges, so they learn to interact in real-life situations. In return, this also allows the children without these difficulties to interact with autistic children.

life's one journeyWhile embarking on this journey we started commencing with inclusive youth programs, 18+ relationship-building programs and a program for parents of children with challenging behaviours. We also introduced counselling and my business “Life’s one Journey” was born.

Since I’ve built a team of businesses that are helping me to achieve our end vision goal of creating a safe community support centre, where people can go to obtain all their support and their parents or carers can connect with others.  This will be an inclusive environment where scholarships will be offered to ensure unfunded placements are provided for people to attend.

We are currently in the process of launching and I have gained a huge sense of pride in my achievements.  We currently have a Facebook page of which we would love for you to follow and share. Our programs currently run from community centres located around the Sunshine Coast, Brisbane and the Gold Coast.

We are also offering support work along with a number of social skill day programs, with now contracting an amazing 4 year qualified Psychology student/Support worker, a counsellor and now looking to bring in volunteers.

Life's one journeyStarting your own side hustle is a huge task, but with the right side hustle that you’re passionate about, it will be more fun than work.

I’ve had many moments of fearing failure and not having the money to start the business, but we have overcome these hurdles through support from other businesses who have generously offered their services and time to assist us to get this off the ground. My partner is extremely supportive and when I’m having a bad day with the business he always reminds me of what an amazing journey we are on and the impact we will have providing quality services to these families in need.

Life's one joourneyThrough our 10 weeks unique program “Youth Steps” we coach the children to manage their emotions, self regulate their own behaviour, engage in safe relationships, set goals in both the real and virtual world, how to manage cyber relationships and online behaviours. Youth steps are one of the only research-based, interactively oriented children’s programs designed to inspire young people of the generation.

Your present circumstances don’t determine where you go; they determine where you start. My favourite quote by “Nido Qubein”.

Kind regards, Corinne Wilson

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Elite Partyz

Elite PartyzMy children showed me the way, I have 3 children under 7 years old, my youngest is now 6 months old and I gave birth to him at age 40.  I had been running my own hairdressing salon for 15 years, but instead of heading for a new fresh hairstyle, I headed for an entirely new career.  Surprisingly it was one involving technology, which I knew nothing about.

I have pushed myself beyond my limits and keep surprising myself with everything I have achieved so far, I can’t wait to see what the future holds for Elite Partyz and our team.

I started this new business because I was organising a joint birthday party for my children, and became increasingly overwhelmed and frustrated that important information was stored in a number of different locations; in emails, spreadsheets, notes in my phone and on my laptop.

“There must be an easier way to stay organised for planning a party”, I thought to myself, I spent days searching for ways to make it easier and to see what was out there on the market, I couldn’t find anything. I spent a few nights dreaming and days of brainstorming ways to make this happen and started down the path to creating a way to be organised for events.

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Co-Founder Kiera Elliot-Pickett

 

 

This is when I came across Kiera Elliot-Pickett who is Co-founder of the Elite Partyz, together we have built an amazing supportive team, they have guided us and helped through the entire build, we planned for the build to take 8 months.  We communicated daily and remained honest and accountable for each other.  We stayed focused, positive and dedicated to making this App that we ended up launching the App early at the 4-month mark, in half the time!  

 

 

 

We are now a team of 5, together we have created an App that makes the life of someone planning an event easier, this App has many benefits for party planners such as it:

  1. Brings suppliers together – Suppliers can set up their business profile complete with their logo, business name, select keywords, link to their website and social media handles, plus images of their products or services in a “purchase now” store and receive payment.
  2. Send out invites to your guests from their contacts.
  3. Receive RSVP’s.
  4. Create a “To Do List”.
  5. Set a budget and list all their sendings.
  6. Create multiple events.Elite Partyz Testimonial
  7. Create a list of your favourite suppliers for future events, and…
  8. Has a live chat function.

Our team is dedicated to making those busy lives easier and organised with one convenient App that’s user friendly.

If you are looking to start up a business I say “Go for It” if I can jump from running a hairdressing salon to running a Party App organisation which are two completely different professions, so can you!

Take that leap, I faced my fear of starting a tech business with no prior experience.  I had no idea how to build an App, how was I going to fix any problems along the way?

I overcame this by asking a lot of people, a lot of questions, which is how I built this amazing team.  I have discovered how resilient I am and how I have learnt to stay calm and focused even in the most difficult and stressful situations.  I have pushed myself beyond what I thought was my limits and am over 100% impressed with everything myself and our team have achieved with Elite Partyz App.

To make things even easier for you we have a number of tutorials for event organisers and suppliers on our website available for you to watch and help get your party started >> http://elitepartyz.com/

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Warm Regard,

Melissa Molinaro,

Co-Founder of Elite Partyz

Kareena Preston

The first ten years of my life were like most other kids of the 70’s and 80’s. I grew up on a big ¼ acre block in the suburbs of Perth, with my Mum, Dad, sister, cat, chickens and duck. We had a big lemon tree, a vegetable garden and a swimming pool. The neighbourhood kids were friends and we played tennis on the street and rode our bikes. As long as our mums knew whose house we were at, all was ok.

At age ten, I was diagnosed with Asthma and I spent a good portion of my 6th year of school at home on a nebuliser. It is also when I really began to swim for my health. To this day, you will still find me in and around the water. I love swimming so much I have also been a swim coach for over 30 years.

Life went on and as I grew into my late teenage years I began to look more closely at what I was eating, products I was using and how it affected my health. This was the late 1980’s before it was ever ‘cool’ to be environmentally conscious or aware of the toxicity of commercial products for ourselves and our planet.

I had come across a local Soap Maker operating out of Fremantle. I adored the natural ingredients in her soaps and at every opportunity, I had them well stocked in my bathroom.

I was continuing to battle brittle Asthma, with no relief from the Cortisone medication the doctor continually prescribed. I had adjusted my diet many times. Gluten Free, Vegetarian, Vegan, Dairy Free. I had also begun to eliminate almost all chemicals from my home to reduce symptoms.

Fast forward ten years ago and I had more control of my asthma. But the wheel of fate had one last nasty turn in the form of excema. I had never suffered from excema. But when I met my now husband, Alex, I broke out all over my body and to this day, need to carefully manage my food and product exposure (and stressors) to keep it under control.

A few years ago, while continuing my swimming coaching career at a small, local swimming club, I was looking for a hobby to keep me occupied between the early morning starts, the evening coaching shift and the travel demands that came with the job. One day, I came across a Soap Making Kit. I purchased it there and then, thinking that maybe I can make beautiful natural soap so I didn’t have to spend so much money buying soap.

After all, I knew whatever I did, it needed to be kind to my skin and kind to the earth.  I made my first batch of soap over the Easter of 2017.

It turned out better than I expected. From that day, I was hooked. I did every bit of research I could. I decided that I would make soap for my family and friends. BUT, other people wanted to buy my soap and Christmas sales kept me busy, allowing me to buy more equipment and ingredients.

My little business now has a full all natural range of 14 soaps, 4 shampoo bars, lip/beard/belly and nipple balms, shower steamers and many other products as I continue to expand. My niche is teaching and educating on natural additives. This has become my focal point in an industry that promotes pretty-smelling toxic products!

Today, swimming coaching is the hobby and I am happily making soap and other products full time, that are kind to my skin and kind to the earth.

Kinds Regards
Kareen Preston

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Melanie Scott K9 Training
Melanie Scott K9 Training

Melanie Scott K9 Training

Hi, I’m Melanie, I started Melanie Scott K9 Training, I’m also the CEO and founder of the Not-for-Profit Foundation, K9’s 4 Valour, 6 years ago when I decided to move forward with a new career path, I made a really big choice of leaving the police force, during this time I found great comfort, joy and love for dogs, I wanted to be able to train dogs my way rather than be confined to a set of training methods, I found even more joy in creating fun ways for training methods, plus with the added bonus of being my own boss, it led to a win-win situation for me, as I also needed to be able to manage my health.   

As a lot of people who go into business have concerns on a number of levels, I did too have my own concerns with my health issues, can I do it with my “chronic pain and PTSD?”, “Can I keep up with daily operations?” I asked myself these questions many times.  I didn’t let those “What if’s” and “Can I?” questions stop me, after all the dogs and their owners need me and I know I have what it takes and the intellect to help them.

So I found ways to overcome these problems by pacing out my workload to lower the risk and limit the pain flaring up, I schedule in for me to take out time for myself so my mind, as well as my body can relax before I begin to feel overwhelmed. 

I teach people how to understand their dog and how to get the best out of their dog regardless of the dog’s breed, age or size.  Dog training is actually also people training, we are the ones who need to learn the skills just as much as the dog does, training people on how to train their dog plays a big part in all of my services.

  • Puppy training
  • Dog behaviour and obedience
  • Assistance and therapy dog training
  • Puppy and dog training on Zoom

You can get the same results training your dog online as you can get from a trainer in person, and also gives me the ability to reach people across the world and outside of my home base in Camberwell, Victoria, also giving you the ability to stay within the comfort of your own home, without worrying about restrictions or having someone having to visit your home, it’s super safe and Covid-19 friendly.

I use my dogs for demonstrations and answer any of my client’s questions during my consult and any of the chosen training services that I provide, what satisfies me the most is seeing a client proud of their dog, seeing that rekindling bond and my clients feeling satisfied and confident in the new training methods they have learnt themselves.  

My love for dogs doesn’t stop there, I have 2, Paddington and Hamish, I also have 2 cats, Clawdia and Macy.  You can donate or buy gifts to support our Not-for-Profit organisation. 

“K9s 4 Valour provides Service Dogs to assist past and present First Responders who are suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder”.

I hope that one day someone reads my story and is inspired enough to start their own business, one thing I suggest is “research your industry and target market, always be open to learning

Melanie Scott K9 Training

Melanie Scott K9 Training

new skills, ask for help if you need it and GO FOR IT”.

“Learn from the mistakes of others.  You can’t live long enough to make them all yourself ~ Eleanor Roosvelt”.

 

Yours Kindly ~ Melanie Scott

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