I’m so glad you are here
My story doesn't begin like the traditional entrepreneur's. I was not the little girl hustling at the lemonade stand.
I liked to play it safe. Stability was the name of the game for me. We've been raised to stay in school, get the degree, find the job, clock in and out every day, so that's what I did.
I found a 9-5 that I ended up loving. (Didn't see that one coming, did you?)
The work I did, the people at the office—it was great. I felt content.
Until something changed. I distinctly remember sitting at my desk in my tiny office, looking out the window, and wondering... "is this it?"
I'd achieved my goal of finding a job I liked and I was climbing the corporate ladder, but it started to feel off. I'll be honest, it wasn't a feeling I particularly enjoyed. I just felt like something in my life was missing – I know this is a feeling a lot of us can relate with. I couldn't put my finger on the exact uncomfortable feeling, but I know I didn't want to feel that way anymore.
We all know those picture-perfect travel bloggers and design influencers on Instagram. There were parts of that life that appealed to me (and a lot of it that didn't). But I realized I could do that too. Or something like it, anyway.
I needed to find something in between the idealistic #laptoplifestyle posts from Bali and the repetitive days under my office's fluorescent lighting.
So I went for it. Brand & Bloom (then called &Bloom—throwback for my OGs!) became my new side hustle, my night-and-weekend focus, and my passion.
After less than a year, I took the biggest risk of my life thus far and quit that 9-5. I hit six-figures in my first year in business and almost tripled my salary from my 9-5. Now, as the founder of my own company, I help women like you and me grow their businesses, their finances, their freedom and their confidence.
Calling all ambitious biz owners & entrepreneurs
Do you have big dreams for yourself? Are you ready to build your digital empire or flourishing brick and mortar business? Do you want to ditch the traditional 9-5 and build a business that you love? If so – we’re a design match made in heaven!
I couldn't do it alone
Although I am the face you’ll see most behind Brand & Bloom, I couldn’t do it all by myself. I have a team of women contractors located all around the U.S. who have helped me grow Brand & Bloom to what it is today. We are proudly a women-owned business with an all women team.
I share this story about how I got started to let you know I've been there too.
I have had the long nights, the anxiety breakdowns, and the "how the hell am I going to pay my bills?" moments. And I've had the ecstatic clients, the dream projects, and the feeling that I'd finally figured it out.
I know what it's like to grow a profitable business that feels like it's been there all along. So when you're ready to move past those lows and get to some higher highs—when you're ready to really see your business bloom —I'll be right here growing along with you.
Life might surprise you when you learn that taking risks and going outside of your comfort zone is the key to success.
So, my friend – are you ready?