Hi! I'm Shirley. I'm a mother of 2, wife to 1, a part-time chiropractic assistant, a certified Meta Dynamics Life Coach and the founder of the Direct Collective. You could also add avid reader, lazy cook, sci-fi geek, and appalling housekeeper to the list.
After a pretty nomadic childhood, which has left me with amazing memories and itchy feet, I settled down for a 13-year career in administration during which I spanned industries and in fact the globe. However, it wasn't until we moved to Melbourne that I felt truly at home and when I was made redundant while on maternity leave with my son so many new opportunities opened up for me.
I launched the Direct Collective in 2016, to support small business owners primarily direct sales, party plan and network marketing professionals build an abundant, stress-free business with genuine connections, customers, and team members. To help them create the business of their dreams which allows them to spend more time with their families.
I joined Motivating Mums in the first year of my first business, I have been through a few as I found my niche (or maybe it found me) and the support and friendship I have found here are amazing. It is to this day the only networking group I belong to where I know I can dissolve into tears on a bad day without feeling awkward, embarrassed or ashamed. I know that these amazing women will support me when I am feeling down and celebrate with me when I have a big win, they are the people in my life who get what it is like to run your own business, most of my other friends think I'm nuts!
Contact: To register for Businessmums' Club in Essendon contact Tashia.
For Direct Collective enquiries contact Shirley.
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Direct Collective - Support network for representatives of the Direct Sales industry to support each other to grow together.
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