Brand Strategist & Content Creator
Why did you decide to come on Remote Year?
I felt at a crossroads in my life. I was working in a corporate job as a marketing director of a small beauty brand in Canada. While it was a great company, I had stopped experiencing personal fulfillment and professional growth.
In an effort to shake things up and look for more passion in what I was doing professionally, I started looking for opportunities in the UK.
Lo and behold, a Facebook ad to travel the year with Remote Year popped into my feed and I decided to take the leap!
What are you working on for the year?
Professionally, I’m working on building my marketing coaching business and developing my skills as a freelance writer.
Personally, I’ve been working on stepping out of my comfort zone, being bold and taking risks as often as possible.
How did you find yourself a remote role?
I began Remote Year as a freelance writer and marketer, working on article and blog content, eBooks and case studies, designing inbound marketing campaigns, ghostwriting, consulting on brand strategy for other start ups, and PR account management.
All of this gave me the confidence, drive and perspective to launch my own coaching and consulting business. My goal is to help other coaches and service-driven entrepreneurs position their brands and strategy effectively, scaling their personal touch. I also help them build out meaningful content to connect with their dream customers around the globe.
What would you say to others looking to bring travel into their lives?
Just take the leap – a net will appear. If you want an experience that grows you in every way possible, travel will do it. You’ll come out a better, stronger and happier person on the other side!
Who do you hope to be by the end of Remote Year?
A better version of myself than when I started.
I took a giant leap to come on Remote Year, shaking up my entire status quo. At the end of my year, I expect my leaps to be even bigger and more exciting. I’m here to play full out!
What does your typical day look like?
No day on Remote Year is typical and that’s part of the beauty. I love having the freedom to design a lifestyle I love.
Most days I wake up early to work out with fellow remote and coach, Josh Boone of Flex Fitness and some friends, or I’ll go for a run.
I’ll put in several hours of writing or working on marketing consulting projects, develop my own business content – and squeeze in a coffee or lunch with a fellow remote.
There’s always something amazing to experience in every city. From learning to tango in Buenos Aires to meeting up for drinks in 'beer alley' in Hanoi, I’m never at a loss for great company or a cool activity on any given evening.
Where does your passion for travel come from?
I love connecting with new people and experiencing new things!
I firmly believe that each opportunity I have to travel is an opportunity to learn more about myself, and my place in the world.
If you had to be stuck on an island with another remote, who would it be and why?
My partner-in-crime and soul sister Joelle Pittman! We’d be a couple cases deep on wine drinking and belly-laughing before we even realized we were stranded.
What is your secret talent?
I have a borderline photographic memory. You don’t want to get on the wrong side of an argument about details with me.
Where have you lived / traveled to previously?
I spent some time living in New Zealand in my early 20s, which was one of the most amazing experiences of my life.
I also have had really meaningful trips to France, Italy, Germany, Australia and Costa Rica
Your favorite digital nomad hack?
Long layovers at the airport are a great place to squeeze in a workout!
Three things you can't live without on the road?
- Google Maps
- Running Shoes
Describe your Remote Year experience in 3 words.
Seize the moment.
Where are you in 30 years?
I’m running an empire that supports brilliant entrepreneurs in changing the world – I’m still travelling – I’m happy and I’ve never stopped taking risks and growing.
What is the most challenging part of being a digital nomad?
Going in different directions from friends you’ve made and people you love.
What is the best part about being a digital nomad?
Getting a fresh start in every new place you land.
What are you most passionate about?
Making connections between great people and great ideas!
Who is the most interesting person you've met while traveling?
Actually – me, nearing the end of this journey. I met her somewhere along the way, and she’s a badass!
Your favorite quote / words to live by?
"A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty." Winston S. Churchill