It’s time to meet some of the players on the In Spaces Between sponsorship team – Kate from Betty Means Business, Jane from SIX things, Amanda from Fuel Urban Wellness, Polly from Polly’s Path and Dana from Birds of a Feather.
Take a read below and head over to their online digs to say hi!
Introducing: Betty Means Business
Kate Byrne is the force behind Betty Means Business. Kate is a roller derby-loving green-juice-drinking yoga-junkie, who can swear with the sailors and out-fancy the Queen. A debilitating spinal injury forced her to take time out from her grown-up life as co-founder of a successful management consultancy and figured out what she really wanted to do when she grows up.
One part entrepreneurial maven, one part irresistible super nerd, Kate has an insatiable appetite for life, art, nature, creative endeavour, women in business for themselves, making a difference and laughing out loud. Kate is a Betty on a mission to quench your thirst for bullshit free creative inspiration and business advice.
In 3 words, I am… Focused on healing
I am obsessed with… Roller derby, healing myself, Japanese food, and helping kick ass creative trailblazers with entrepreneurial aspirations grow their dream empires.
I’m on a mission to… Explode the starving artist myth.
I’m reading… Super Brain (Deepak Chopra + Rudolph Tanzi), Shark Tales (Barbara Corcoran) and A Christmas Carol (Charles Dickens). I know, it’s a weird combo, but totally true!
Words to live by… I love this passage from F.Scott Fitzgerald:
“It’s never to late, or in my case too early, to be whoever you want to be. There’s no time limit, stop whenever you want. You can change or stay the same; there are no rules to this thing. We can make the best or the worst of it. I hope you make the best of it. And I hope you see things that startle you. I hope you feel things you never felt before. I hope you meet people with a different point of view. I hope you live a life you’re proud of. If you find that you’re not, I hope you have the strength to start all over again.”
Introducing: SIX things
I’m Jane and I’m a mum, wife, coffee addict, graphic designer, blogger, health nut and shop owner. I think that sums me up perfectly.
I run a graphic and web design business called j6 design and after building successful online businesses for other people for 10 years, I decided it would be fun to start my own. Being a designer, I am a little crazy, so the Mad Hatter / Alice in Wonderland theme suited me to a tea.
My online shop, SIX things, is based on the quote “Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.” We stock homewares, art, gifts, clothes, toys, party things and more.
In 3 words, I am… Passionate, creative, happy.
I’m obsessed with… My work. I love what I do but I know that life is a balance so all work and no play is not a good idea.
I’m on a mission to…. Gosh I don’t know! I want to be able to ride my skateboard wearing thongs (flip flops), as that skill currently eludes me.
I’m reading… My teenage son recommended I read the Eragon Inheritance series. I’m on book 3 right now and enjoying spending my days at the beach dissolving into a world of dragons, elves and dwarves!
Words to live by… “Everything is funny, if you can laugh at it.” ~ Lewis Carroll.
Introducing: Fuel Urban Wellness
Experiencing Adrenal Fatigue after 13 years in the corporate world of advertising, Amanda stepped back from a manic-paced career and followed her passion instead. A myriad of health conditions fell away as soon as stress was eliminated and a renewed sense of purpose sprung forth and after studying at the Institute of Integrated Nutrition in New York, she now works as a Holistic Health Coach and writes at Fuel Urban Wellness, helping busy women fuel their lives with health, pleasure and bundles of energy.
In 3 words, I am… Creative, ambitious, genuine.
I’m obsessed with… Raw Desserts.
I’m on a mission to…. Show people that eating healthily can taste amazing and really does make a huge difference to our health, energy and passion for life.
I’m reading… The Mystery of Mercy Close by Marian Keyes. I read tons of non-fiction books a year and only one novel – this time I found the biggest one I could find to lose myself in for weeks.
Words to live by… If you were already living your dream life, what would you do differently? How would you behave today?
Introducing: Polly’s Path
Polly Noble is a wellness writer, holistic health coach, author, two-time cancer survivor and the creator of health and wellness website Polly’s Path to Health & Happiness. Through her books, workshops and blog posts, Polly inspires and encourages others to take back the reins on their health, become aware of how their actions impact their life and help them to make small changes which can make a big difference.
In 3 words, I am… Curious, loving and determined.
I’m obsessed with… Being the best I can be.
I’m on a mission to… Educate and help people live a life they love.
I’m reading… May Cause Miracles by Gabby Bernstein.
Words to live by… Shine your light as bright as you can as there is only one of you and boy, does the world need you!
Introducing: Birds of a Feather
Birds of a Feather is a boutique letterpress and custom design studio based on the Gold Coast, specialising in creating custom wedding and event invitations, personal and corporate stationery as well as letterpress lovelies for the home.
In 3 words, I am… Happy, inspired, creative.
I am obsessed with… The country! I want to live in a big beautiful barn out in the country, with horses and dogs and a herb garden. I just have to try to convince my husband first!
I am on a mission to… Extend my little studio. I am currently on the hunt for another beautiful old press to join our family.
I’m reading… I wish I was! I have literally hit the ground running this year and have not had a spare moment to sit down and open up a good book. If I was,I would probably re-read (for the hundredth time!) my favourite series by Francine Rivers called ‘The Mark of the Lion.’ Such a powerful and inspiring story.
Words to live by… Do what you love. It is so simple. Birds of a Feather has been exactly this for me – I used to spend all my time dreaming about one day having my own letterpress studio until I finally reached the point where I decided there was no use dreaming about it, I actually just needed to just jump in and do it! I have never looked back and I can honestly say I wake up everyday, blessed to know that I am living my dream and doing what I love. Discover what you love, surround yourself with people who believe in your dreams, and don’t look back.