Caroline Marr launched The Carpenter's Daughter almost thirty years ago, when the idea of plus sized fashion was a rarity. Since then she built up a brand well loved by New Zealand size 14+ women. As it stayed fiercely NZ designed and made, Caroline grew her business to a chain of stores across NZ.
With the advent of internet shopping, and the high costs of retail stores, Caroline opted to close down and walk away from it all.
But after some time away, she realised there was still life in her, in The Carpenter's Daughter and, with the help of her assistant Fletch, has embraced a new way of doing business in today's retail market.
Tracey Hancock was driven, hard working, highly focussed and ambitious in her career.
And then she got sick
I'd still say Tracey is still incredibly focussed, and driven (and hard working) but that illness changed her trajectory and lead her into a completely different type of work.
We talk about that, and the importance of taking time to just be listened to on Time to Identify with Rachel Klaver
Leaving behind a successful career as an executive coach and group trainer, Rachel McInnes took time to gain a doctorate and study in an area that both fascinated her, and had relevance in her own life.
She talks to Rachel Klaver about how coming out of the academic world, and moving back into the business one, while finding the rest of her life impacted by personal change and disruption has impacted what she now offers to the people she works alongside.
For many of us business owners, we feel we've never got quite enough time for things that count.
Sarah Greener discovered that often that's because we're spending time on the things that don't align with our values. She made significant changes to her own life, and now teaches other business owners to do the same. Rachel Klaver talks to Sarah about her own journey to finding the time she needed and how others can do the same.