I founded and built a multimillion pound business in three countries and was an early pioneer of pop-up retailing.
After 14 years, I successfully exited the business, and trained to become the first EOS Implementer in the UK, to help leadership teams and entrepreneurs clarify, simplify and achieve their vision and provide tools to run their business better.
My own entrepreneurial story began in a small town in Missouri, USA, where the values it instilled – to help people, to do the right thing and to be yourself – have stayed with me my whole life.
My first business was teaching young girls baton twirling at the age of 10, and years later, when I found myself facing redundancy in London, I seized the chance to start my own business.
As founder of Retail Profile Europe, I experienced all the highs and lows of being an entrepreneur. I did fundraising, worked with VCs, expanded to two European countries and then merged with the largest competitor in the sector, Space and People PLC.
By the time I exited in 2014, the company had offices in London, Glasgow, Hamburg, Moscow and Delhi and its turnover exceeded £30 million.
In 2003 I joined the business peer group, the Entrepreneurs Organisation, which enabled me to develop my coaching and facilitation skills alongside running Retail Profile.
Since then I have facilitated thousands of retreats and workshops on behalf of both EO and the Young Presidents Organisation.
Founding Bold Clarity in 2014 enabled me to bring together my real-world business and leadership experience with the work I have done with entrepreneurs around the world to help them gain traction and grow.
I had been given a copy of the book Traction in four years earlier and realised I was doing some of the EOS disciplines but not all. I know if I had done it all purely, my company would have been valued at a higher multiple.
Being an EOS Implementer enables me to use a proven system and combine my love of working with entrepreneurial leaders and using my skills and experience to help them get what they want from their business.
I was named as one of the UKs Top Ten Women’s Entrepreneurs in 2019, and have been featured in the Daily Telegraph, the Financial Times and the Sunday Times