There is much to talk about 2022 being over with the Christmas countdown well and truly started, but there is still time to make an impact this year. If this is the gentle reminder (or slightly more forceful push) you need to stop and think about what you want to achieve before the 31st December deadline of 2022, than I am happy to oblige.
Three months to go, so let's ask ourselves:
Let's not waste any precious time limping into the end of the year, and instead lets make it count!
I have been reflecting on my relationship with 'time' lately after feeling like it was mastering me versus the other way around. I have been reminded by people close to me having life changing circumstances that made time stand still, that it is so incredibly precious and yet for some reason many of us don't treat it the way we could. Last week I took stock of this and made my world stop by escaping with my 9 year old and 5 year old to the beaches of Northern NSW. For a whole delicious 5 days' time was slower and I realised how important that was for me to be the best version of me possible. I absolutely love being a business owner and having a full and fulfilling schedule. I am proud of the juggling act I play and I wouldn't change a thing. And sometimes, I realise how empowering it is to stop, take a breath an turn time into currency that I trade for the things that are most important to me in any given moment.
So my invitation for you, is to work out how the investment of your time could be game changing for you leading into 2023.
As a network we are so incredibly grateful for the investment of time our members make in us. From attending our large monthly events, guest speaking at our events, joining us for coffee morning, hearing from our 2022 award recipients at the new Sunset Stories and Social events, to engaging on our social platforms and supporting other members through their trials, tribulations and successes - all of it is so appreciated. And to all of those that took the time to enter the 2022 Sunshine Coast Business Woman of the Year Awards - thank you! We know the time investment is immense and we truly hope you found the return commensurate. Congratulations to all of those that were nominated, entered and became finalists. Of course I would also like to welcome our 2022 award recipients to the SCBWN family - Kate, Kellie, Bronte, Paula, Tanya and Susan - we are excited to share your stories over the coming year.
With a huge line-up of events, soirees, and celebrations on the horizon, I truly look forward to seeing you before the year is out and please let me know if you have decided to make a different investment of your time because of this ever so gentle prod.
Professional Business Woman of the Year – Dr Tanya Bell, Youturn - sponsored by Pacific Motor Group
Micro Small Business Woman of the Year – Kellie Simkin, Sundaise Group - sponsored by University of the Sunshine Coast
Corporate Business Woman of the Year – Susan Toft, The Laundry Lady - sponsored by The Events Centre, Caloundra
Sustainable Business Woman of the Year – Paula Gowland, Sunshine Coast Art and Framing - sponsored by Sunshine Coast Council
Young Business Woman of the Year – Bronte Cresswell, Dash of Milk Agency and Dash Academy - sponsored by Home Care Assistance Sunshine Coast and Wide Bay
Outstanding Business Woman of the Year – Kate Ogg, Oggy E-Scooters
sponsored by Garland Waddington Solicitors
View more photos of the 22nd Annual Awards Gala on our Facebook page.