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My blogging journey began in March 2014 when I launched Clear Skin Project – a step-by-step guide to clearing your skin naturally in 30 days or less.
At the time, I couldn’t think of anything more TERRIFYING than showing my before photos of my skin to the world, but did so anyway despite my fears because helping others to regain control of their skin and be confident again was such a huge passion of mine.
Clear Skin Project allowed me to build and engage a 100,000+ community of amazing women who were suffering from skin problems and seeking a natural cure for acne.The program helped to clear countless faces from acne and deliver a new-found confidence to my clients & the success was something I still pinch myself about, however, after a challenging time in this thing they call life, my life took a turn.
BEFORE AND AFTER OF MY ACTUAL SKIn!
Horse riding at the beach on the weekends!
In early 2015, I moved to the country (population 1000!) to be with my now partner who lived in a small town in South Australia
While I was there I managed my blog but also put a lot of focus into healing, growing & learning to enjoy the simpler things in life. To say it was an AMAZING experience & some of the happiest moments of my life, puts it lightly.
After we enjoyed a year out in the country, we decided to move back to the city and I commenced my Masters in Business Administration (Marketing). I’ve been obsessed with all things business for as long as I can remember; you could say it’s part of my DNA. It was then that I took a break from blogging about skin & beauty and really put a lot of focus on my career.
I landed my dream role!
Shortly after we moved back to the city, my dream role landed on my doorstep with a global beauty brand and I jumped on board as their General Manager in mid-2016. My day-to-day life included developing strategic marketing plans, spearheading global marketing campaigns and launching exciting new products to the market.
Before long, I found out I was pregnant with a beautiful little boy due in mid-2017. I was BEYOND excited but very unsure on how I would transition from being a business & career driven woman to a mum. Around 8 months later (and an extra 20kg on board), we welcomed a beautiful baby boy; Henry George. I absolutely LOVED being a new mum and it came as second nature to me to make this little man the centre of our universe.
It was around 12 weeks after Henry’s birth that I began to wonder why I couldn’t drop the baby weight & still looked a little pregnant?
Funnily enough, it’s because I was – with baby #2! I didn’t let anything slow me down & as some might say, no rest for the wicked; I was back at work when Henry was four months old, balancing the demands of my career, my life as a new mum & my second round of pregnancy.
Around 6 months later (thankfully only an extra 6kg this time), we welcomed ANOTHER beautiful baby boy; Archer George. Who has become one of our biggest blessings!
It really hit me after having Archer that my world had undoubtedly changed so much.
My perfect running schedule, raging social life and busy study demands were going to be a thing of the past. This new chapter of parenthood demanded a different approach. It’s about balancing your career with your babies, living the best life you possibly can and not letting go of your vision just because you’re a mum!
My mission is to help empower, inspire and motivate you to be the best version of yourself and live out your wildest dreams while balancing business + babies.
After a challenging five years, I’m proud to say 2018 has been the BEST year yet – never have I felt so complete and full of love. My space feels more authentic and like ME than ever before. I’m passionate, confident and calm. I’ve stepped into a new space – and I’d love to help and inspire you to feel this way too.
Starting the new year, I had one motto that I wanted to live by for 2019 and that motto was
“FEEL THE FEAR AND DO IT ANYWAY.” I wanted to truly step outside my comfort zone and make an impact with what I was doing but also with WHO I was serving.
In mid-2019, I decided it was time to take the leap of faith and start my own business after 27 years working alongside ambitious CEO’s. In my heart of hearts, I LOVE helping others and it’s something that I have always naturally done and enjoyed. So, it seemed natural to transition into a “Consulting Business” working with lots of businesses to help them transform their businesses.
And so, Olivia Jenkins Consulting was born. Now I balance the busy demands of my two toddlers and my growing consulting business where I get to live out my passion in helping other business women (and men) overcome their challenges!
“My mission is to inspire you to balance business + babies”
Everything that I share on my blog, is something that I truly hope you will find useful in your journey as a working mum. If you have any requests, or questions - please reach out to me as I love hearing from you!
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