As the story has it, one day I headed to the opposite side of the globe – the Flipside. I arrived in Korea on February 16th, 2005 and thought I’d do a year, then leave. I went from being some random foreign girl to taking on labels I never imagined – university professor, film extra, professional boxer, reality TV star, CEO of my own girls-only fitness company (Flipside Fitness), CEO of my own boxing club (Hulk's Club, formerly known as Hulk's Boxing), and now I'm launching my 3rd business -- Empowered Clubhouse.

After 11.5yrs in Korea, I then picked up one day and returned to Toronto, Canada. But then I left again. This time it was for the Philippines. That's where I am now, living in the land of the happy people. The struggles are real and the struggles are many but I'm living life on my terms, I'm calling the shots, and I'm doing what I love. Life is an amazing adventure and this is my story of yesterday.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

New Connection, New Era... Thursday, October 12

My meeting with New Era was a huge success… HUGE! 

They loved me, I loved them. 

We met at a café, the 5 of us – 3 of them and me with a business mentor of mine. I really didn’t have to do much to sell them on me because I had been boasted and bragged about by Skittles and they had done some homework on me. I sat down with them today to tell them some of my story, why boxing and why Empowered. The responded to my story with questions and lots of great ideas on how they and I could work together. 

New Era is thought of as a cap company and they originally started with baseball caps but now they do athletic clothing and accessories. It originated in Buffalo, New York,in 1920 by a guy who borrowed $5,000 from his aunt to start it and now the company has over 500 different licenses in its portfolio. Impressive. 

What interests me the most about New Era is the weight that comes with them being a name people are very familiar with and who have come to know and trust. New Era Philippines has 40.9 thousand followers on Instagram and that’s just their Philippines page. They have an impressive following and to be able to be a part of what they’re doing would be such an amazing opportunity for what I’m doing here in the Philippines.

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