By Mike Atkinson
Juggling the day-to-day running of a business as well as looking after your children may seem like an impossible task to most, but one local mum has done just that, and could be awarded for her ‘Mumpreneur’ skills.
Wembley mother of one Lanna Hill — who runs a coaching business to help like-minded women excel in their endeavors — has been nominated in the 2016 St George Banking Group AusMumpreneur Awards.
Ms Hill,who balances her time between running her coaching business One Small Step and raising her two year old daughter Addison with husband Darren, has been recognized for achieving outstanding business success with the nomination in the national awards to be held on August 14 in Melbourne.
“I know from experience the obstacles we face as mums in business and with this insight I’ve found creating short-term, task specific packages for mumprenuers and small business owners has been the most effective way to help them reach their goals as a business coach,” she said.
“I develop dynamic business plans and strategies for clients that will have a real impact and are tailored to meet their unique challenges,” Mrs Hill said.
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Lanna said her work with One Small Step brings her a great deal of satisfaction and winning the award would be a huge honour.
“Helping other mumpreneurs succeed in business and seeing the impact that has on them personally is my favourite thing about being a mumpreneur and to be a finalist with other women like myself would be very humbling” she said.
Public voting will determine which nominees in the People’s Choice categories become finalists in the 2016 St George Banking Group AusMumpreneur Awards, with Round One voting starting 4 July 2016 and ending 17 July 2016 and finalists announced Monday 25 July 2016.
She said while she loves what she does, running a business and raising a family simultaneously is not without its challenges.
“Like many professional mums I often feel torn between spending more time with my daughter and growing my business, but becoming a mum has forced me to become even better at prioritizing my time and differentiating between what is worth my time and what isn’t,” she said.
“If someone asks me what my top three strategic priorities are, I can name them every day of the week and that clarity helps me guide the split between my business and personal or family time,” Mrs Hill said.