What do you do?
I am a publicist (Kitty Kitty Bang Bang) helping musicians and music events get their mugs in the media.
Why do you do it?
Media can be a really powerful piece of the music marketing puzzle. Securing our clients coverage with independent, objective and reputable sources not only helps them reach a much larger audience, it also raises their industry profile leading to bigger and better opportunities for their music.
It is absolutely, so satisfying to be part of an artist or event’s team and be able to contribute to their success in this way. It’s real, it’s tangible, I love it!
What do you love about the city you live in?
Brisbane is the perfect mix of city and suburbia, with surf and country no more than an hour away.
Where did you go for your last holiday?
Camping at Pottsville (NSW) over Christmas with my family. Heaven.
What's your favourite item of clothing?
Swimmers. They just mean fun to me. Fun in the sun. Fun at the beach. Fun in the pool with the kids.
What was your favourite TV show when you were a kid?
Would have to say 'Monkey' for me growing up. It reminds me of my brother, he was so funny when we were kids. It is great to see the show having a bit of a comeback.
The Monkey play at the Brisbane Powerhouse a few years ago was heaps of fun too, really brought our old lounge-room Monkey antics to mind.
If you could travel back in time for a day, where would you go?
I would go to Cintsa Beach in South Africa circa 2001 when I was backpacking on my own. The freedom, friendships and fun I had there were a life highlight that’s for sure.
If we were coming over to your place, what would you cook us?
Well, to be honest, my husband Simon would likely do the cooking. If it was me, it would probably be a bag of salad and BBQ chook. However, Simon would make us something delicious like a French Cassoulet or a wicked curry.
What's the best lesson you've ever learned?
Probably seek first to understand, then to be understood. We did a powerful negotiation activity in my International Business degree where each person was told they HAD to get the orange to save their peoples’ lives, which led us to go straight for a win-lose outcome. I see this happen all the time in business.
The exercise taught us that if we’d actually talked about what each of us needed, one party needed the skin and one needed the pulp. So by seeking to understand there is more often than not a synergy or way to work where everyone can have what they seek, need or desire.
Tell us one thing about yourself that nobody else knows…
Most people probably don’t know that I grew up water-skiing on Somerset Dam every other weekend with my family.
Are you happy with your work/ life balance?
Having two children and a husband forces me to have some semblance of balance with work and life. It's pretty hectic fitting everything in, but I do feel like I get to do a bit of everything each day.
The hard part is doing all of those things well, all of the time! Hence, I do tend to stress a bit. Satisfied and happy. 2018 goals... stress less haha.
How do you define success?
Success to me is doing what I love and making a difference to people who value and respect me.
What's your spirit animal?
A dolphin. I’m gregarious, love to frolick, am protective and thrive when I’m part of a greater family.