Hi, I'm Kez, I am pretty much obsessed with the handmade industry, small business and getting organised. Oh and if it's too early for G&T's then I'm a bit of a tea and biscuits addict! (That would be the not so obvious English lass in me).
Where I am from
With a Caribbean heritage I was born in Chester, UK, brought up in Somerset (and yes I used to own that warm rolling accent - oo arrr). I moved to London at 21 and migrated to Australia at 28 and have been in the corporate world ever since I hit the city of Laaaadannn. (Can you hear my new dulcet tones?).
Introduction to the handmade industry
So after picking up the tools in 2011 and making my first pair of earrings I created my own business called Kezinnia, a handmade jewellery label where I sold my products on Etsy, my own website, at parties and local market stalls and events. Kezinnia was my creative and learning playground, I discovered new jewellery making techniques, created my own brand and developed the business and its processes from scratch.
In 2016 after completing a retro on Kezinnia, I discovered my skills had evolved and through natural progression found myself coaching others on what I had learnt setting up a small business, how to get organised and what processes to create.
It wasn't until I was in the middle of writing one of my first blogs that the light bulb went off realising I had been helping businesses and colleagues get organised since my first job. I'd been preparing myself for this role, I just needed to find the right industry that I loved, hang out with my kind of people and make the decision to get out there and make it happen.
Where you can find me
I have had the fortunate opportunity of dipping my fingers into variety of experiential pots, that being in recruitment, administration, marketing, sales and business development. Now I am in the wonderful world of IT and Infrastructure, in a fast growing insurance company and like many of you creatives out there, am currently planning my escape and potential world domination. (that being the development and success of my own business).
With a decent sized resume working for the likes of Morgan & Banks/TMP Worldwide, AOL Time Warner, Ernst & Young and GE it seems pretty obvious on reflection that I have been 'shopping around'. So was pretty darn excited when I discovered that there was an avenue for me to take my creative side and evolve it into an income and potentially my own business.
So after 5 years in the playground of Kezinnia, I closed the online doors and started documenting all the processes and forms that I created into a shareable format.
It is my belief that we deserve to be happy in our work and in this day and age we are very capable creating our reality to accomplish the dream of making a living doing what we love.
Now it is my intention to create the tools to help you achieve this success. Tools and resources that will help you reach your goals so that you can create the best possible outcome for you, your creative business and ultimately your happiness.
Come and say hi, I'd love to meet you.
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