Mon, 21 December 2015
There’s not many people in the world, or at least those that I have met, who when asked what they are most proud off would say “Keeping my family happy and safe during a massive earthquake and starting again and thriving through it”.
But that is the case with today’s guest on Join Up Dots.
She is a lady from New Zealand who has been on a journey of discovery which lead her from her hometown, into Africa and then back again.
As she says “I’ve always wanted to ‘change the world’ and help people. Ever since I was in high school and in the GAIA and Amnesty International Club. I went to Guyana when I was 19. It was eye opening and wonderful and when I got home the Malaria kicked in. So did the realisation that My degree in International Development gave me great insight but I didn’t have the skills or knowledge to really help. Not in the way that I wanted to.
I turned my attention to helping people by using the Outdoors as a medium for personal development. I returned from Canada to my home country of New Zealand. I competed in (and completed) the famous Southern Traverse 5 day non-stop Multi-sport race. I used the outdoors to facilitate personal development and for me, it wasn’t about the rock climbing or the kayaking… it was about the people. The looks on their faces when they did something that they never thought they could achieve.”
And that was one of those moments when she realised that her talent, passion, skills, and authenticity was linked to making a difference to others.
Helping them to achieve greater and greater things, especially in creating a business was the thing that lit her up inside.
So could she have got to where she was without this detours and seemingly unconnected dots in her life?
And without sounding trite, was experiencing the earthquake a true moment that shook her up and changed her life forever?
Well let’s find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only, serial entrepreneur herself Natalie Cutler-Welsh
To hear more from Natalie Cutler-Welsh go to:
Podcast: Go To Girl Social Media & Networking
Description: Go to Girl is all about helping women and mums in business to get savvy with social media and networking. Natalie Cutler-Welsh presents weekly interviews with inspiring and successful women, as well as information and tips on using social media for your business. Get motived by others' stories and connect with other women who understand the joys and challenges of running your own business. Topics include Social Media, Interviews, Reviews, Networking. The stories behind the women. How they got started, their biggest challenges and why they're passionate about running their own business.