“THROW ME TO THE WOLVES AND I’LL COME BACK LEAD­ING THE PACK”

- UN­KNOWN

Collective Hub - - CONTENTS -

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…

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