Born in London, raised in rural Co. Waterford. I started out in retail sales then progressed to retail management. I resented smashing my monthly KPI’s in return for a pat on the back you can’t spend that. I moved to recruitment and business development to take advantage of the financial incentives, but tired of micro-management. I eventually started a male grooming business with a colleague, Marc Power in 2017. I’m proud to say, we’re the only company in Ireland producing a range of cosmetics for men.
Q1-How does your normal day begin:
I wake at 5:20 am, I set my alarm for 6:00 am but it doesn’t get a chance to go off. As soon as my eyes are open, my brain starts to yell at me to get things done. I live my life by the 7 before 11 rule. I like to achieve 7 things before 11:00 am.
Q2- What are your biggest daily challenges:
Dealing with people who only have 1 gear, I find it incredibly draining. I expect everyone to have the energy I do, it’s unrealistic I know. Most people get up at 7:00 am. I can’t understand why they are tired at 9:00 am-it feels like mid-day to me!
Q3- What do you love most about your job:
Not knowing what I’m going to wake up to. A nightmare to most, but my brain needs to be active.
Q4- What do you do to relax:
Gardening, it’s so peaceful. You lose track of time in the garden. I go out at around 7:00 am on the weekends, I’m often out until dark. I couldn’t even tell you what I do out there, it’s just pottering.
Q5- Favourite staycation destination in Ireland and why:
Q6 Favourite holiday destination worldwide:
Frigiliana, a tiny town in southern Spain. It’s a small, simple traditional Spanish town with very little going on. It’s perfect for just switching off.
Q7 Favourite business motto:
My motto: Stop talking about starting a business. Shit or get off the pot. I have no time for pipe dreams.
Q8 Advice for young business entrepreneurs: