How do you start your day?
Check email, then coffee. Scan the news and review my calendar. Shower. Critical outfit selection (always a great part of my morning). I like to get a jump on the day, scratch a few items off the to-do list, and then it’s pretty much non-stop meetings all day.
Do you think what you wear impacts how you perform at work?
Absolutely. I feel clothing and style is a big part of who I am. I love to shop, and selecting what I wear sets the tone around presentation and my brand. Clothing helps to allow you to be who you are, authentic and real.
How do you incorporate a sense of individuality into your workwear?
For years, I walked a fine line in the banking world with my style (before I left to start Luminary), but I figured out how to present myself professionally and show who I was. I needed to still be me and highlight my own style – for example, my signature leather jackets!
Which of your work achievements are you'd most proud of?
If you'd asked this question a year ago, I would have said my career path and acceleration in finance and the businesses I built within the banks I worked for. Fast-forward to now, and I am most proud of taking this huge risk in my life and career in launching my own company. It’s a rollercoaster, but I am proud of focusing on where I am passionate and doing something about it.