Doing it Differently With Melissa MacGowan | Laini Bennett

Doing it Differently with Melissa MacGowan

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Melissa MacGowan’s life changed dramatically due to the early onset of menopause. Wanting to help others, she left her corporate role to launch the Meno Collective, which partners with workplaces to provide menopause education and resources. Here, she shares the lessons she has learned from doing it differently. What inspired you to launch your own

Doing it Differently With Cindy Barberes | Laini Bennett

Doing it Differently With Cindy Barberes

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Cindy Barberes used to be focused on the facts: black and white. After leaving the corporate world, she discovered many other beautiful colours through a commitment to self-care. This extended to launching a natural skincare business that gives back to the community. Here she shares how she learned to compete in a new industry. What

Doing it Differently With Kathryn MacMillan | Laini Bennett

Doing it Differently With Kathryn MacMillan

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When Kathryn MacMillan started her business, she wanted something in which she could grow while raising her family and supporting her husband in his big corporate role. Twenty years on, her company has become the big corporate. Here, she shares the lessons she has learned from doing it differently. What inspired you to launch your

Doing it Differently With Elaine Morrison | Laini Bennett

Doing it Differently With Elaine Morrison

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When an autoimmune disease unexpectedly struck Pilates instructor Elaine Morrison down, the cure changed her life. It inspired her to launch a collagen-based wellness business to help others. Here, she shares the lessons she has learned from doing it differently. What inspired you to launch your own business?  My journey from certified Pilates instructor to

Doing it Differently With Caroline Bellenger | Laini Bennett

Doing it Differently With Caroline Bellenger

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Single mother Caroline Bellenger overcame childhood trauma, addiction, and mental illness to give herself and her son their best chance in life. Today, she is a triathlete and runs a thriving business as a life and business coach. Here, she shares the lessons she has learned from doing it differently. What inspired you to launch

Doing it Differently With Winter Clark | Laini Bennett

Doing it Differently With Winter Clark

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When Winter Clark’s side hustle began to grow organically, she took a chance and swapped teaching English for launching her business. Following her intuition has seen her thrive, including writing and publishing two books. Here, she shares the lessons she has learned from doing it differently. What inspired you to launch your own business?  Before

Doing it Differently With Cynthia Krantz | Laini Bennett

Doing it Differently With Cynthia Krantz

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After her son became sick, Cynthia Krantz knew she needed a role with flexibility, so she launched a social media agency. Pre-pandemic, her 100% remote business raised eyebrows. Today, it is embraced enthusiastically. Here she shares the lessons she has learned from doing it differently. What inspired you to launch your own business? When my

Doing it Differently With Lynn Power | Laini Bennett

Doing it Differently With Lynn Power

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Lynn Power used to love building brands, but her high-powered advertising role left little room for creativity. So, she put on her entrepreneurial hat and co-founded a hair care brand. What she didn’t expect to encounter was ageism. Here she shares the lessons she has learned from doing it differently. What inspired you to launch

Doing it Differently With Michelle Fragar | Laini Bennett

Doing it Differently With Michelle Fragar

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After 20 years of working in the male-dominated marketing industry, Michelle Fragar abruptly lost her job. It motivated her to launch a branding agency, and within a few years, she was recognised with Australia’s top marketing award. Here, she shares the lessons she has learned from doing it differently.  What inspired you to launch your

Doing it Differently With Carol Grimshaw | Laini Bennett

Doing it Differently With Carol Grimshaw

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Lawyer Carol Grimshaw was a high school dropout who went on to launch a boutique law firm in her 40s. She has since been recognised as one of 50 elite women in the Australian legal industry. Here she shares the lessons she has learned from launching her own business. What inspired you to launch your