Overcoming adversity in focus
Speaker Nina Hobson’s diverse background as a police officer, investigative TV reporter and twotimes company founder made for a fascinating presentation on the importance of overcoming adversity in business at the Pilbara Business Bootcamp last Thursday.
Mrs Hobson shared her personal story of extraordinary highs and lows and starting over several times to convey a powerful message about the importance of tenacity and valuing the support of family, friends and business clients.
Her “unusual resume” includes working as a bodyguard for Margaret Thatcher, being a nominee for UK Woman of the Year as a media star, starting a business from scratch after moving to Australia, being pushed out of her company and bouncing back to start up another only months ago.
She said each difficult experience helped her grow.
“That experience (of losing my business), I wouldn’t wish on anybody, but god, I learnt a lot,” she said.
“I have learnt so much about relationships and about trust and about being nice to everybody, because you never know when you’re going to meet them on the way back down.”
Speaker Nina Hobson presenting on overcoming adversity in business at the Pilbara Business Bootcamp last Thursday.