About

This blog has been set up to share; my knowledge and passion for sustainability, my creative soul and my travels.  My travels have inspired me and added depth to my passion for the environment and humanity via the exposure to so many natural wonders, cultures, communities and the harsh realities of what is going on in our societies globally.

Since a young age I have been deeply connected to nature. I was born a curious and passionate being, exploring and questioning all that surrounded me. We were lucky enough to travel a lot as children and also start surfing at an early age and therefore I was exposed to many natural wonders, which deepened my appreciation and gratitude for nature. I have always appreciated the beauty in this world and therefore have an initiate drive to honor, protect, conserve and regenerate the beauty that surrounds us. Nature and its systems make a lot of sense to me and have been the core of my inspiration, comprehension and understanding throughout life. I love sharing my love for and knowledge about nature with children and adults and it’s within my nature to share, connect, inspire and educate those around me. Through living abroad since a young age, being exposed to diverse cultures and ways of living I became a compassionate, kind and caring human being, with a humanitarian heart, gaining the ability to engage, understand and support people from all walks of life. Social equity is incredibly important to me and has deepened through my work experience in a variety of cultures and countries.

10 years ago my career in the sustainability sector began in the building industry with the Green Building Council of Australia in Sydney as a Case Manager. A passion for social sustainability took me to Indonesia doing aid work, building capacity in communities and working on environmental waste management and women and girl’s education and empowerment. I learned so much through this experience and it again it was so magical to share, connect, inspire and educate women and children in nature to help them work towards a more sustainable future for themselves and their community.  Through building an extensive network in Bali, I began working for an Internationally recognized Architect, Interior and Furniture Designer, which are the trades I have been trained in, in my Bachelor studies. I believe this role was for me to meet one of my incredible Mentors, Reynaldo Zapp who inspired, supported and directed me to start my own Business. Also, I believe it was to show me to paradox of worlds that existed in Bali and start to see the huge gaps that needed to be bridged, not only in Bali, but globally. Upon returning to Australia I worked for a variety of Architects and Designers and then Founded Little Warrior in 2013, a social enterprise and sustainable design studio.

Throughout my career I have has been lucky enough to build on and strengthen the following skills; leadership, strategy, mentoring, systems thinking, design thinking, science, stakeholder engagement, communications, capacity and relationship building, education and training, program and grass root project design, community development, project management, risk assessment, architecture, design and business management including; business development, grant writing and management, budgeting and financials and reporting, sales and marketing, and administration. I really enjoy connecting and holding space for others, collaborating, understanding and meeting everyone’s needs and strategizing for action together. Strategic thinking comes naturally with a project management and design background; always problem solving, predicting the future, seeing solutions, managing many projects or programs at once and ensuring there is synergy and a thin read thread through all I manage and ensuring it is all deeply grounded in authenticity, integrity, facts, technical knowledge and knowing what stepping stone actions need to be taken for success.

Due to my connection to nature, systems thinking makes sense to me on many levels, understanding the interconnectedness, the relationships, seeing opportunities or leverage points and understanding ripple effects. This can be beneficial in education, management and leadership roles, for networking, guiding understanding and change one person at a time, team dynamics or business development finding the leverage points for people, projects or businesses and guiding them towards more success or an envisioned future.

I am a courageous, brave leader, who is willing to take risks with discernment, always wanting to learn and grow, therefore walking the road less travelled, pushing myself out of my comfort zone, in service of others and mother nature.

The road map of my blog so far……

July 2019…..Hawaii…..

May 2019

A year since I made the decision to come to Sweden and what a journey it has been, I have learned so much, but just to name a few things, I have learned about the complexities we face as a globe when working towards sustainability, how to tackle it with co creation and science based methodologies and frameworks, how to be more a holistic and collaborative leader, grounded in the most beautiful principles, approaches and tools, and how to be myself and come back to my truth, essence and core. I can’t wait to share with you whats next.

August 2018

And off I go to Europe to embark on my 10 month Masters, looking forward to what is expected to be one hell of a transformational ride.

May 2018

Currently I sitting in my family home in Port Macquarie on the mid north coast of NSW preparing for my Master’s in Strategic Leadership towards Sustainability which starts in Sweden in August, after having lived in Byron Bay, NSW Australia for the past 5 years running my own Design Studio and Social Enterprise. I made the decision to move to Sweden about two months ago and it has been the most incredible journey, of joy, beauty, synchronicity and magic.

July 2015

Wow it’s great to sit here three years after the first post below and look at how far I have come. I now live in Byron Bay running my own design studio and social enterprise. What a journey. Check out my business website and blog http://www.littlewarriorcreative.com and stay tuned for my more personal journey on here.

July 2013

I’m sitting here a year later reading the paragraph below and realising I truly achieved what I wanted. I gained more than I ever dreamed of and had the most incredible time. It is now time to head back to Australia to take on another journey. This blog became a forum for me to tell family and friends what I was up to in Bali now it is a forum for me to tell the world what I’m doing and who I am. Watch this space evolve. Once Indonesia dreaming now this is the life of a dreaming gypsy girl, with a huge passion for sustainability.

July 2012

A few months ago I woke up one morning and sat up in my bed and said, “I need to leave Sydney.” The following morning I woke up, sat up in my bed and said, “I have to go to Indonesia.” I pondered this thought for quite some time and started to talk to a few friends about it and the feeling became stronger and stronger. All my friends thought this was the best idea I had come up with in a long time. Those of you who know me well, know I come up with a lot of ideas and dreams and tend to change my mind, but everyone knew this is what I had to do. Telling the family was going to be hard but they supported what I needed to do.  So now here I am several months later and this whole concept of going over to Indonesia has evolved. Initially I wanted to go over to Indonesia to have some time out and step out of my rat race lifestyle to figure out what I want in life and what I really want to do for the next few years, but now its evolved into something so much more amazing. Now I want to go over there and work in all sorts of areas and use my skills where they will be greatly appreciated and gain some international experience. I want to help people, design, teach, learn, explore, photograph, write and truly make my dreams come true. What’s the point of having an amazing dream book filled with ideas but not actually do any of them. So this trip is all about ticking some of those dreams off the list. I may be there four months, I may be there for four years but I miss Asia, I miss the people, the culture, the food and most all I just miss traveling and being true to myself and having no one else but myself to rely on. I want to open my mind to a different way of living and lead a different lifestyle. Sydney is an amazing place and where you can gain a lot but you can also get consumed and loose your way and I have, so I’m just going to go find my way again and hopefully settle in Sydney once again down the track. As my girlfriend said to me the other day (you know who you are) I don’t have to like Sydney right now, I’ve been forcing myself to like Sydney, but there is so much out there. Those who have travelled know there is so much more out there other than Australia. Yes its ideal to get a career and bring a family up but its not the only place in the world. Sydney and I have a love hate relationship and we need a break, but I know I will miss you. My dad sent me a message the other day. “I’M LOST….I’m going to find myself, when I get back will you please wait for me.” Thank you for all the amazing support from my friends and family, thank you for believing in me and knowing that this is the right thing to do. Mum and Dad thank you for believing in me and helping me make this dream come true. Looking forward to all the doors that are about to open. Much love peace and happiness everyone.

 

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