This week I am joined by the delightful Karen Buttery as we chat about resilience and mindset in challenging times.
About our guest Karen
Sometimes it is great to reflect on just how far you have come personally and professionally and realise how much you can now pay it forward to others.
I was reflecting on my journey and this is a bit about the journey to where we are today
I moved to Australia 17 years ago after meeting my now ex-husband when I was backpacking. I thought it would be amazing but soon realised he was an alcoholic and once I had my daughter and was over here he started abusing me. I was a successful person and no one could tell in my professional life, but he took away all my confidence and self-esteem. It took me years to leave but after I had my son and he tried to kill me, I got the courage to kick him out and became a single mum.
I worked long hours as a travel consultant to make sure my kids had a good life but it was hard as my children were 1 and 3 and I had no family here. I couldn’t go back to the UK either as he wouldn’t allow me to take them. I also couldn’t tell my family the whole story as I didn’t want them to worry.
Then I met Matt my amazing husband who took on the role of dad to my 2 children and is the dad to our 9-year-old. We had many struggles and because of past relationships ended up both losing everything, even our house. We struggled to feed our children and we were on a downward spiral. We still didn’t tell family or friends as we were ashamed.
We decided we needed to do something to change this situation. We came across the products we now refer and firstly we looked at them just as a customer as our boys had eczema and it helped them. We then realised we could help other families shop with the manufacturer and save money and get safer products in their homes. Being broke we loved they were affordable to anyone as it was just about switching where we shopped.
I was determined that we would have a better life so for the past 6 years I have worked on the business helping hundreds of families. To begin with I started it alongside my job as a travel consultant. Now it is all I do earning a corporate income from home.
I train and mentor people all over the country and internationally and know I can change their future, like we did ours. I am excited about the many families we are changing every month and look forward to helping many more.
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About your host, Christine
Transition and Lifestyle Coach, Host of The Corporate Escapists TV Show & Podcast, Speaker & Educator. In a past life, I was a corporate queen, earning the big bucks & working my way up that ladder. From the outside, I had it all, but I felt completely dead inside. It wasn’t until I hit rock bottom that I really discovered what was missing from my life. I realised I had no idea who I was.
What lit me up. What was setting my soul on fire? What was my passion in life? But after years of doing the inner work, I have rebuilt my life and now I want to help you do the same.
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