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.

Sunday, June 10, 2018

Re-Routing Empowered... Sunday, June 10

Sitting in an entrepreneur event today, I realized something. 

I want to take a more humanitarian approach to my business, stir it away from the clientele and direction it's going toward because I quite honestly, beyond those who want to learn boxing, lose weight and workout, have no real connection to my clientele on a social level.  I can't plan social events for them that take these social butterflies to trendy places because that's totally not me.

I am a "cowboy", as I've been referred to on several occasions here.

I am a rough and tough athlete, a girl on the go who rolls with the punches, figuratively and literally, and that is all about sharing her love for boxing, fitness and health, but is also all about giving back and paying it forward.

Sorry to the fortunate here but unfortunately for them Empowered is not all about them anymore.  It's about the less fortunate.  That's where I feel best suited and most alive.  I love coaching, I really do, but when I paired that up with those underprivileged girls at that safe home, I was so incredibly, with-out-a-doubt, busting-at-the-seems with happiness.  

I want a job that utilises my skills and passions but also makes me feel alive.  

I want a career where my presence is just as felt as my absence.  

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