Rosalind is the Creator & Founder of Chi Fit teas & coffees
Great taste | Energy | Well-being | All-natural 🇮🇪 Irish start-up
Entrepreneur, Lecturer, Motivational Speaker,Mum of 3 with a PhD!
An expert in the field of strategy, entrepreneurship and franchising with a broad business knowledge across a range of industry sectors. Highly analytical with an aptitude for creative problem-solving and innovative thinking. Business consultancy experience in identifying, understanding and analysing problems, providing commercial solutions to clients that deliver tangible results. Strong project management skills experienced in managing multiple programmes, projects and priorities. An expert coach, lecturer and mentor for academic staff and students. Program director and part of the program development team for the undergraduate Business degree, the suite of Masters in Business, the NCI MBA and the Certificate in Entrepreneurship for FAS both teaching strategy and entrepreneurship on the course and organizing and chairing the ‘dragons den panel’ in conjunction with Enterprise Ireland. Outstanding communicator with excellent interpersonal skills, highly developed written and verbal ability. Confident, self-motivated and entrepreneurial by nature bringing strategic thinking to all roles.
Q 1- How does your normal day begin?
I’m up early with my 3 children, get them ready for school, and I’m lucky I have a childminder so once she arrives I hand over and get myself ready which includes a 10 minute meditation.
Q 2- What are your biggest daily challenges?
Daily challenges would include getting through and prioritising my work so I check my emails and usually I’ve meetings on Zoom scheduled or I might have a lecture. I’ll always have prepared the day before so if any urgent issues arise I’m able to manage them.
Q3- What do you love most about your job?
I work for myself chifit.co and I lecture for UCD Smurfit so I love the freedom that I have. However, with that comes working some late nights. I have done the corporate and full-time employee role for years. So I love the fact I have flexibility in my day – Commander of my own ship!
Q 4- What do you do to relax? Usually, I get to properly relax at the weekends, switch off, go for walks in nature, have a lovely meal or catch up with friends. Obviously in lockdown life is different but still it’s about emptying my mind and enjoying the simple things in life.
Q 5-Favourite staycation destination in Ireland and why?
I adore the West of Ireland, Kerry, West Cork and Galway. I’ve been going to Kerry every year since I was a child, the scenery is breathtaking, the mountains, the coast, the people – it’s like a little piece of heaven.
Q 6-Favourite holiday destination worldwide?
I love Europe but my top two destinations were Kenya when I was younger it was an incredible experience, a family holiday on Safari but also saw the poverty which was traumatic to observe. I was lucky to go to Hawaii, Maui it was beyond beautiful a little far away but a must see. Love France and for the children Portugal and Spain so easy.
Q 7-Favourite Business motto?
Nike said it best ‘Just do it’
Q 8. Advice for young business entrepreneurs
Self-belief, resilience and determination. Research and think what it is you have a passion for and is there a market opportunity or a gap that you could fill? If so then take time to consider, develop and once you find what it is – put all your effort and focus behind your business concept and don’t be afraid to go for it!