The best part of our job is meeting inspiring, motivated and passionate people. We love hearing all about their achievements and how they’ve made it in their industries. These are just a handful of the businesswomen making it on the Surf Coast. We’ve been lucky enough to chat with them so we can share their pearls of wisdom with you. Everything from the best career advice they’ve been given to how they make working in regional Australia work and even where they love to hang out. We’re pleased to introduce them all to you…

IMG_1409BALANCE STUDIO Owner & trainer Rachel Penny describes her booming business as “a group exercise studio where you’re more than just a number. Unique classes, delivered with integrity that covers every element of physical movement”. We says check out their Booty Barre for a serious sweat session and their child friendly classes which are heaven sent.

Earth-Bottles-06.11.16-Tree-Faerie-Family-sunset-IMG_9150EARTH BOTTLES Surf Coaster Briody Scholes heads up marketing, sales and operations for the eco conscious brand. She says “our business thrives on giving back to the community and the environment. We ultimately sell beautiful reusable bottles, coffee cups, tea canisters and straws – but do this with passion and education for what we stand for as a brand.” We adore these gorgeous creations – no more plastic or disposables here.

thumb_GOMEZ_FASHION_027_1024YOKE YOGA – Patch Thompson is part of the driving force behind the Surf Coast’s go-to yoga destination. As co-owner Patch says “Yoke is a yoga studio that embodies community, humility, compassion and courage. We offer such a diverse range of styles to suit everyone, from a meditative yin to heated vinyasa. We wanted to create an open space that was inviting and warm and I think we definitely have achieved that.” We can’t get enough of the blissful yin classes!

unnamedGREENHOUSE INTERIORS As a stylist, TV presenter & writer Julia Green runs Greenhouse Interiors. She describes her business as “a mixed bag..with no 2 days ever the same. I style, write, present, represent, sell market, and PR 7 days on all things interiors. It’s intense, busy, mad and I love it”. We love Julia’s eye for stunning interiors – and have been lusting after her concrete and timber kitchen forever.

LINKS-41LINKS PROPERTY We really didn’t have to look much further than these ladies to find success on our coast. Links are smashing it out of the park – #1 across the board for new & sold listings. Owner Lynne Hayden describes their real estate service as “fast paced and reactive but with clear processes and tech savvy methods to deliver on results”. The results certainly speak for themselves.

fullsizeoutput_2464TASTE THE COAST HAMPERS You know the Surf Coast doesn’t just look good, it tastes good too. A taste the coast hamper is simply that!  Owner Lauren Webber says their goodies are “A fresh, delicious taste of the amazing produce our coast and bellarine has on offer.  A showcase of products gifted as an introduction to our coast – this is our region and this is what we can produce!” When it comes to crackers and wine – we are in!

First published @ Like Minds Create