About 5 years ago while sitting in a hotel room in Paris I made a decision that ultimately lead me to where I am today. I packed in my job, my fancy lifestyle and headed for the country, with no plan just a want in my heart I couldn't ignore! It was right in the middle of the recession too, everyone thought I was nuts. I did it anyway - and that's how it all started, the entrepreneur in me was unleashed. I always having fun coming up with money making ideas it was how I spent most of my life, now I'm making those ideas real and its working! Who knew?
I've never felt so inspired in a place in my life, from Madrid to New York and Budapest Donegal is where I get my inspiration from. I was lucky to be able to move in to my Grandparents old home that had been closed for years, and it has been the best thing ever. The house needs a lot of work but I'm getting there with help. We're creating an organic garden, we've got some chickens, our own well for water, bog for cutting turf, my cat Roberto, - its all amazing. And for a girl who was hooked on the city life style - this has been the most redefining experience to date. I trusted my instincts, listened to my heart and focused what matters most.
And of course the entrepreneur in me was unleashed as well when I started a tourism business in adventure and culture. Helping people experience The Gaeltacht region, and that has grown to attract an international market. I specialise in personalised itineraries for travellers who want a deeper connection to places, the people and culture, I find its mostly extended American families and those with special interests and needs that use my service most and of course the corporate market has been amazing. Last year I started feeling like I wanted more, something bigger so I started helping other businesses do what I was doing.
Fast forward 12 months and I'm now working with entrepreneurs from all over Ireland, UK and Australia, and my business is now 20% tourism and 80% helping entrepreneurs find their ideal clients, make a difference and make a profit! I guess I have two businesses. Its mad how taking action can unfold all sorts of amazing opportunities. That’s what I love about business, taking action, moving forward and helping others take action then seeing the results. Some people say its confidence and passion, I say its an innate belief in what I'm doing and building relationships - simple steps with a splash of creativity an emphasis on place and of course trusting your instincts, they will not let you down.
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