Owner & Master Planner
Inspired Occasions Weddings & Events
For as long as I can remember, I’ve had big ideas and visions of grandeur. Just ask my mother. She still has my hand drawn diagram of the backyard carnival (complete with rented roller coaster) that I planned when I was 8 years old! Never happened by the way, but a girl can dream and I was definitely a dreamer. I just didn’t know that I could create a life and career out of dreaming. So I grew up and selected a respectable career.
After completing my Masters Degree in Social Work, I found myself working as a therapist in a hospital for mentally ill patients. Although I loved the helping aspect of my chosen career, I continued to dream about a career in which I would be surrounded by joy instead of illness and sorrow. I’d come home from work and wistfully say to my husband, “Someday I’m going to work with happy people.” I wanted to organize celebrations, not develop crisis management plans.
Flash forward . . . Yada. Yada. Yada . . . Windy Road (I won’t bore you with the details of mine) . . . You’ll have your own unique journey and this is about you.
As a wife and mother of two, I finally had the guts to take the plunge, follow my passion and find a way to work with happy people. Equally exhilarated and terrified, I planned my first wedding and Inspired Occasions Weddings & Events was born.
I had no business experience and no wedding planning experience, but what I had was passion, determination, a willingness to learn and a gut feeling that this was what I was meant to do. Since then I’ve planned countless events, built a profitable business and mentored many aspiring wedding planners. I am grateful that I’ve come to the place of being a confident business owner and an expert planner.
“Everything I put into these courses is everything I wish someone had shared with me when I was starting out”
The point of sharing my story is not so you know all about me. It’s to let you know that wherever you are right now (whether a student in the beginning of your work life or someone like me in a career that’s not quite the right fit) it is possible to follow your passion for planning celebrations and it is possible to create a fulfilling career with that passion.
I created these online courses for you, with my journey in mind. Everything I put into these courses is everything I wish someone had shared with me when I was starting out. My new passion is to share my acquired knowledge, experience, practical skills and effective processes with you so you can feel supported and ready to start working in your dream career now.
You can do it! It’s time to get started and learn HOW.
See you in the classroom!