I'm Kylie and I love what I do! As a business coach specialising in digital marketing, I bring a lifetime of experience in the media, advertising, marketing, ecommerce and branding space, and I love to GIVE so others can GROW.
Here are a few things about me ...
I live in a small village just out of Byron Bay NSW with my husband Richard, our daughter Clover, and our two dogs, Lulu and Toblerone.
I trained in print journalism (in Auckland, New Zealand) and then studied for a degree in Communications, majoring in radio and TV.
I have over 25 years experience as a writer, marketer, communicator and small business owner.
Coming from a creative family - with a film producer dad and dance teacher mum, owning my own business was always a given. I love knowing that the effort and energy that I put in, will directly effect how my business can grow, and how many people I can help.
My first full time job was for a film company based in London, where we travelled the world producing a weekly TV show, Powerboat World. I was fortunate to also at the same time be writing for a number of publications, so combined my loves of working in many facets of the media industry.
I left the northern hemisphere and moved to Sydney (closer to home and my family in NZ) in my mid 20s and worked for various TV companies and networks, and tehn moved into print magazines and advertising. After starting my own film company I then moved to the NSW far north coast, and expanded into an agency offering graphic and website design, as well as creating advertising and marketing campaigns for small to medium businesses to help them share their messages.
With the arrival of social media platforms I realised the opportunity for getting visible to a whole new audience and communicating in a whole new way, resonated with me as the ability grow a community and share your story was amazing.
I'm a speaker, coach, mentor, writer, designer, educator, presenter, content creator, and branding specialist - which ensures that my offerings in a coaching capacity are wide, extensive and varied.
Constantly growing and investing in myself and my business so I can help you and your business grow!
Teaching social media, branding, email marketing, SEO and so much more to entrepreneurs, brands, business owners, marketers and producers fills me up, and watching those light-bulb moments and joy when I can uncomplify digital marketing for them is massively satisfying.
I love telling stories and believe passionately in the power of content marketing to connect makers, creators and doers in a positive way with networks that will deliver both social and business support. I also love to inspire people to come together and find joy in the process and an understanding of collaborating and building relationships which is why I started a Meetup for Positive, Passionate Business Women. You can learn more about that here.
Hello Media became its own entity in 2016, and having worked in all areas of this industry my entire adult life, I can honestly say, I love it! I'm lucky to work with a great team, but also to have the privilege to work with amazing clients who inspire me daily.
I'm also passionate about volunteering my time with not-for-profits and charities, and you can read more about that here.
On a personal note, my husband (a very talented and creative Landscaper and Horticulturalist) broke his neck playing rugby in 2007 and has been a quadriplegic for the past 12 years. We work on voluntary projects together and are passionate about paying it forward and helping the lives of those who find themselves in tough times. We have an incredibly awesome teenage daughter, she's fun and smart and gentle, with a generous, giving nature and virtually no interest in social media. Go figure!
Part of my daily practise is taking a moment to reflect on what I'm grateful for. I also like picnics, a glass of wine 🍾and a laugh with friends 😆. And I really, really love emoji's! (and bitmoji's and memoji's!)
I'm all about the journey, the environment, equality and accessibility, community, people, fairness, adventure, stories, the world out there and the world in which I live.
Thanks for being part of our adventure …
Founder and Creative Agitator,
A couple of months ago I thought how fun it would be to get involved in #waybackwednesday on the Hello Media social channels ... so I dug out pics (yes, pre digital!) and have enjoyed the memory ride! (Sharing just a few here, but check out Instagram for more!)
1. Me in Stockholm, Sweden ~ filming a piece to camera a gazillion feet in the air, in the world's largest hot air balloon.
2. The FMTV crew + photographer Chris Davies ~ about to board this beast of a helicopter in St Petersburg, to film the Russian leg of the Formula 1 World Powerboat Championship - wild times!
3. Abu Dhabi, UAE ~ filming and writing for FMTV and having a blast!
4. Sardegna, Italy, on the Osprey Rescue Boat ~ filming and writing.
5. Brandenburg, Germany with a bunch of F1 racing drivers from the Argentinean and the UK teams.
6. Adventures in Melbourne with a rad crew!
What many people find so challenging about this industry is what I love the most ~ its ever changing nature! It's always a wild ride ~ us Digital Marketers are kept on our toes!
I also love the unique ways I'm able to connect with people locally and internationally. I feel eternally grateful for the opportunities I've had.
Bring on the next 20 years and lets see what adventures lie ahead!