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I’m a chatterbox, social media addict, people person, team-player, curious, dedicated, ambitious, happy camper and creative maker and baker.
I’m originally from the Netherlands where I spent 22 years of my life but I now live, work and play in Melbourne, Australia.
I originally moved here to do a five-month work-experience placement for university but fast forward 10 years and I’m still here. My work experience placement was as a marketing assistant for a business coaching company, which taught me things that I now apply in my own coaching practice (funny how things come full circle). Since then I have had multiple marketing roles, mainly in the education sector and small business.
I started my first blog and business in 2007 and have since been lucky to have had the privilege of starting and running various successful creative businesses. The first was when I developed a creative itch that needed desperate attention. My creative itch was scratched by experimenting with design programs and as a result I started designing patterns that I printed on textiles. After a few years of flying solo, I started boutique screen printing studio Ink & Spindle with two friends.
Soon enough I started to miss working in marketing and decided to return to a full-time marketing role. I should have known better because not long after, I was missing the creative side of making and designing. This is when I started miki.o, designing wedding invitations and social stationery, whilst still working in marketing.
During this time I met many creative business owners, at expos and events, who asked me if I could help them with social media and marketing in their businesses. This started to snowball very quickly and whilst still working a 9-5 job, my business was born.
I love working with creative businesses every day and help them feel confident and empowered using the tools to build their brand and grow their business. A lot of people feel overwhelmed and confused by social media, and this is where I help them. It’s something that comes naturally to me and I love sharing this with others who need that little bit of help to feel more confident. It’s so exciting to be doing something I love and to encourage others to learn and explore what social media can do for them.