Our Stories: Courtney Linnecar

Written by Mary Fenwick.

Courtney LinnecarAt the age of 15, Courtney Linnecar decided to escape her home on a farm in the Manawatu. She says “To this day, I don’t know how on earth I got my parents to agree, but I was accepted on an exchange programme and went and lived in Berlin for a year”.

Now aged 30, Courtney has since studied European languages and business tourism at the University of Otago, lived in Madrid and Seville as an English teacher, worked with tigers in India, and helped run an eco-tourism project in Sierra Leone. She laughs and says “My twin brother will tell you, I’m always in a rush”.

Her mission now is bringing social media skills to businesses that do good and make money at the same time: the social enterprise sector as it’s known in the UK. Next year she wants to

Our Stories: Elizabeth Sullivan

Written by Katherine MacGregor.

The Love MentorElizabeth Sullivan has a unique job. She is a love mentor and uses a combination of therapies to help people find love.

Elizabeth first moved to the UK in 1999. Prior to that, she studied accounting at university and qualified as a chartered accountant. This kept her in a great living for years but more and more she was becoming interested in how the human mind works so started doing part time courses in coaching, hypnotherapy and neuro linguistic programming. She eventually became a life coach and clinical hypnotherapist (and still lectures hypnotherapy at the London College of Clinical Hypnosis) and now does what she loves: helping people feel happy within themselves so they can (if they wish to) find the right partner to grow old with. 

Our Stories: Christa Loisel

Written by Katherine MacGregor.

Christa LoiselChrista is one of Ena Salon’s Top Stylists and their Senior Colour Technician. Having trained then worked her way up at Servilles (as she says “born and raised as a hairdresser”) in New Zealand for many years, Christa moved to London eight years ago to be nearer to her family who had all relocated here. She immersed herself in the British way of life and became involved in hair and fashion shows, which is where she met the men who would eventually create Ena.

Before joining Ena, Christa had a varied career combining working in top London salons with travelling all over Europe teaching the art of colour. This included time at Macmillan in Covent Garden, Ora Salon in Soho and Propaganda Hair. It was while... 

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