Q&A With Gen George

This gal right here is a serious entrepreneur as the Founder and Managing Director of Skilld and tamme as well as the Co-Founder of Like Minded Bitches Drinking Wine with our very own Jane Lu.  Talk about talented and hard-working!

With such a resume and her success in the business world, we wanted to sit down and talk business, life and everything in between.

Here’s what the incredibly talented Gen had to say…

What motivates you?

 People and solving problems.

What’s the best thing about your job?

 Meeting so many different people around the world and every day is different.

What are the biggest mistakes you see other business owners doing? 
Businesses not testing small before putting all their eggs in one basket.
If you could give an ambitious 17yo life/career advice, what would it be? 
Just start. Get a job sweeping the floors, start a blog, go to networking events. That first step will lead you down paths you never would have expected. But you will never get there unless you start!
What did you first buy when you started making serious dollars?
 I bought a frame at Officeworks and framed our first $10 and a photo of my father and myself to give to him to signify the moment.
The hardest thing about your job?
 Always having to be on.
Can you give us a few of your career highs?
Acquisition of OneShift, Forbes 30 under 30, AFR Top 100 women of influence, getting our first international customers for Tamme,
What and where is on your bucket list? 
Lots and lots of travel. Everywhere from Japan, Mexico to Antartica.
The craziest thing you’ve ever done? 
Lived in Saudi Arabia for a few months.
What beauty product or treatment can’t you live without? 
Who is your role model, and why?
 I have a lot of respect for Catherine Harris. Chairperson for Harris farm, Director of The Australian Ballet, Tyro Payments and Commissioner for The NRL.
What quote or saying do people spout but is complete BS?
 Build it and they will come.
What are your non-negotiables in maintaining work/life balance?
 I always make sure to incorporate exercise in my routine. I generally swim as it means I cannot have my phone on me and am technically unreachable for an hour.

What was the best piece of advice you ever got? 

Make the hard decisions every day and then they won’t feel like such big problems.

What qualities did/does your best employee have?

They are proactive and if they don’t know how to do something they find a solution. 

If you only could give young women one piece of advice about life and their career, what would it be? 

You don’t have to have all the answers – no one does. Just give things a crack and work it out as you go.

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