“THROW ME TO THE WOLVES AND I’LL COME BACK LEADING THE PACK”
After one of the toughest years of my life (mass redundancies, my dad dying, a few failed rounds of IVF treatment…) I have learnt a LOT about love and loss, the power of reinvention, second chances, and the amazing strength of the human spirit.
There have been some amazing people who’ve helped build Collective Hub from day one. I’m planning to share their stories, and the full story of Collective Hub’s transition with you very soon.
To all the readers, distributors and brands who’ve supported us, along with my incredible team current and past – THANK YOU a million times over. You’ve inspired us, uplifted us and embraced us on every step of our journey.
A few special thank-yous to Andy Lark, Geoff Bainbridge, Phill Nosworthy, Cathie Reid, Bradley Trevor Greive, Paul Schulte, Maurice Goldberg, Julie Masters, Jodie Frazer, Shayne McNally and Damian Smith – you have all guided and loved me tirelessly throughout this journey and I look forward to making you proud in the next iteration.
I’ve CHOSEN to break down our BRAND in the HOPE that I will build a DIFFERENT version, STRONGER.
To my beautiful, incredible family who have stood by my side, day in and day out, and cheered me on.
To my life partner who is the most incredible human I have ever met and has held me up through all of this. And to my incredible team, past and present: Jasmin Dayes, Amy Molloy, Emily Ponton, April Smallwood, Lisa Dietze, Whitney Angell, Ashleigh Hipwood and Sophie Paulin. Thank you to our past editor, Tara Francis and of course the originals: Claire Belbeck, Jade Dunwoody and Mel Carswell. I look forward to watching every single one of you rise and go to places beyond your wildest dreams. I could not have done it without all of you.
I’m proud to be one of the many start-up survivors who has been pushed to their limits, and risen in the face of adversity. To anyone living this now, you WILL get through this. There is always an alternative. Anything really is possible, believe me. And there’s a lot to be said for Plan B…