Hi! My Name is Gillian

I’m happy to say my number one job is mum. In addition to that I’ve been a beauty therapist for 30 years and have been lucky enough to work all over the world in 5 star spas and salons.  I currently own a solo business and I work in beauty education. Having mastered work/life balance means I have even more energy for my work and my life than ever.

It wasn’t always this way, several years ago I found myself burnt out, lacking career direction, dreading going to my job, quite simply I felt stuck and unfulfilled. I wanted to start a family, I wanted to have the freedom to spend more time at home and doing the things I loved. I knew I couldn’t give up my pay check, so I’d have to find another way.

I took a look at my life and made the changes I needed to be happy. For me that meant I needed to develop systems to work smarter and to give my mindset an overhaul. Life, of course, doesn’t go smoothly, but I dealt with the unexpected blips and kept on my path. Now I am a mum, I love the job I used to hate, I work with purpose and I have more freedom than ever.  A few small changes had a big impact, and I know it will for you too.

After 3o years in beauty I have, of course, accumulated a variety of skills qualification encompassing beauty, nails, make up, hair, massage techniques and holistics. It’s important in a face-paced industry to stay relevant and to never stop learning.  Learning is a great tool to keep you mentally young and motivated.

Industry Qualifications

18 years ago as a natural evolution of my beauty role I began teaching, first in Australia and then the U.K.  I developed this further gaining a BA(Hons) Degree in Professional Development. In 2022 I was delighted and proud to be awarded ‘Educator of the Year’ by Professional Beauty’s panel of industry judges. 

Development Qualifications

Nothing replaces the experience of running a business hands on. When I first opened my own business, even after years in the industry,  I still had a lot to learn.  So alongside my business I gained a Masters Degree in Business Management, and now I can share relevant insights with you. 

Business Qualifications