Growing up in an Italian family, I was always surrounded by family businesses with a strong work ethic. Even though I was fascinated by cosmetics and fancied being a makeup artist, as a teenager I worked alongside the family accountant and learned on the job. To support my professional development I studied business management and accountancy as an adjunct to my practice management role.
I work hard to achieve my goals but I also realise the importance of a good work/life balance.Spending quality time with my family is very important to me, and beach holidays together are a highlight, we are so lucky to have some of the most beautiful beaches in the world right here on our doorstep in SA. I truly adore the beach – it’s my happy place to feel calm and peaceful. I also read, do yoga and meditation.
Our family pet is the sweetest little Maltese Shih Tzu, who is a huge part of our family and very spoiled. I have a great love of food and get a buzz out of entertaining family and friends. It’s my love of people and nurturing relationships that helps me thrive at work. I feel like I’ve won the respect and trust of both clients and staff. It’s not just a job for me – it’s a passion.