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.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Future Hiring Potential... Tuesday, January 16

With me no longer having a business partner for Empowered and consequently now being the only coach, I'm going to have to hire another coach.  The idea was to open Empowered with a minimal staff.  Both Coach Farah and I would be coaching all the clients but we'd be hiring another boxing coach.  Now with it just being me, I need to not only hire another boxing coach but also a functional weight training coach.  

The perfect plan would be to two get two coaches who can do both.

When I open Empowered, I'm looking to open with the smallest number of staff possible, until we up our clientele numbers that is.  The idea is to start with a staff of 6 -- 2 coaches, 2 Fuel Lounge ladies, and 2 front desk/assistants.  

Tonight I was asked about Empowered and then I was asked if I'd consider them for a position with my company.  It was so super flattering but sad because in asking me for a job she then revealed the hardships of her job.  She gets paid so little.  I'm quite familiar with her, I coach her, and I'm quite familiar with where she works because I worked for that company in Canada for a bit.  I was their in-house boxing coach but the company treated me better in Canada than they treat here in the Philippines and that doesn't say much because I too didn't like the job so much.  She's a great girl and I would love to give her a job, the fact that she even asked though was very cool.  I'm excited about one day soon having to pick out my team for Empowered.  I see how Skittles is with his staff and they're awesome.  They love their job and he's got a fantastic team going that is very much a team.  I am looking forward to building mine.

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