Alys originates from Hamilton and arrived in the UK in 2008. Motivation is her passion! Her career began as a camerawoman working on TV commercials and films such as King Kong. Alys then utilised her skills behind the camera and studied at The London College of Fashion, before moving into garment technology for high street labels before setting up her Blog. Now through her blog, oncebyalys.com she hopes to inspire her followers to be active and look their best whatever their situation, budget and fitness level. Alys is Crossfit level one and Crossfit kids trained and has support from her personal trainer husband who also doubles as her photographer.
Karen Musson shakes her head and laughs as she recalls her university studies, "We used to have to compile code and then book in a machine to run this separately, whereas we can process this within seconds now...can you believe it!". Karen was one of the first to study Computing at Massey University in the 80's, at a time when Apple Macs were just starting to be used in labs and many concepts such as data structures/fields were still abstract and difficult to understand. However, she admits her spreadsheet skills and knowledge of formulas have stood her in good stead to this current day.
Teresa’s passion for balancing high performance with quality of life was the inspiration behind launching her business, TM&Co Ltd. Through TM&Co, Teresa has coached individuals and teams within SMEs and high profile organisations.
In 2015, Teresa partnered with us to share some of that passion with NZBWN’s ‘Clarity Around Your Career Change’ mentoring group. She enjoyed working with fellow Kiwis; women she could connect with in a special way through a shared background. The opportunity to give back and to work with women who were committed to making the very best of the experience, is why she encourages other Mentors to take the plunge. “The diversity of background and the breadth of talent in our mentee group was incredible! It was a joy to be part of and is an experience I will always treasure”.