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I’m an experienced public speaker and panellist on how technology is changing consumer expectations and behaviour and vice versa. My professional background in the fashion, beauty, luxury and lifestyle industries mean clients rely on me to be an empowering translator between the worlds of tech and their businesses, teams and partners. With my infectious positive energy, big picture thinking and focus on actionable insight and helpful tools, I help synthesise and make sense of where we’re coming from, where we are now and where we can go together. I confidently and fluently deliver in English and German.
FUTURE OF RETAIL, FASHION, LUXURY, BEAUTY, LIFESTYLE
TRENDS & START-UPS SHAPING RETAIL, FASHION, LUXURY, BEAUTY, LIFESTYLE, WELLBEING
DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION, CREATING A COMPANY CULTURE CONDUCIVE TO GROWTH, CREATIVITY & INNOVATION, CHANGE MANAGEMENT, PURPOSE
CONTEMPORARY CONSUMER EXPECTATIONS & BEHAVIOUR - DEEP EXPERTISE: FEMALE MILLENNIALS
TECHNOLOGY IMPACTING US TODAY & TOMORROW (AI, BLOCKCHAIN, MACHINE LEARNING)
TO CONNECT YOU WITH THE INSPIRATION & INNOVATION TO UNLOCK YOUR POTENTIAL.
Sounds simple enough. But if you’re thinking I’m one of the lucky ones who grow up knowing who and what they want to be from the age of 4, I’m not. It’s taken me a while (30+ years) to reach the clarity and commitment I feel today.
I’m one of the other type of people - those driven by curiosity rather than single-minded passion. I see beauty, intelligence and potential everywhere and when I spot something or someone innovative, I often can’t help myself but to explore and support. On occasion, this has led me to doubt myself, my decisions, my purpose. Why wasn’t I willing to put all my eggs into one basket? Why wasn’t I forfeiting everything to focus determinedly on that one, all-encompassing goal? Would I ever contribute to the world in a substantial way?
Looking back, I gratefully realise that it was by optimistically following a meandering, emerging path, being led by connection, collaboration, optimism and making many “mistakes” that I have ended up as who I am now: a woman with a mission (and a rich internal and external life).
Over the past decade, I managed a high growth, multi-million dollar portfolio of fashion, luxury and beauty advertisers at Google, helped to found and grow Glossybox UK, a Rocket Internet incubated subscription start-up, supported organisations like The British Fashion Council’s Fashion Trust, FutureGirlCorp and Huckletree and advised & coached some incredible founders. Without a doubt my proudest achievement / experiment is raising a beautiful, healthy child as a single mother.
Over this period, I’ve developed habits and tools to cope and thrive no matter what life throws at me - and trust me, it’s been inventive, unpredictable and rapid. And that’s just how I like it: because I love to grow. Today, I share and teach the life skills, insight, expertise and network I rely on through public speaking, advisory and coaching.
Grew up a diplomat’s kid speaking English and German and learning to call anywhere “Home”
Diploma in Art Foundation Studies from Chelsea College of Art & Design, UAL
BA(Hons) Fashion Design & Marketing from Central Saint Martins, UAL
MA International Business Management from The European Business School, Regents University
Internships at Proenza Schouler, Carolina Herrera, Oscar de la Renta and more
Founded eponymous sustainable luxury fashion label
UK Co-founder & CMO / Creative Director Glossybox, Rocket Internet
Industry Manager Fashion, Beauty and Luxury at Google
Industry Manager Digital Acceleration at Google
Product Marketing Manager Chromecast, Google Home at Google
Speaker, Panelist, Judge for industry events
Mentor through FutureGirlCorp, BFC Fashion Trust, Huckletree
Advisor to Female Founders on Strategy, Storytelling, Marketing and Sales
Coach to Founders
Daily meditation practise and regular therapy, coaching, journalling, exercising, walking in nature and trial of new healing modalities