WHERE: Upstairs Robina Kitchens at Elixiba (Off Robina Town Centre Drive)
WHEN: Tuesday, 1st May 2018
TIME: 5.30PM - 8.30PM
TOPIC // Balancing Business with Flow
We get messages from all sides "post this, write this, say this" - but you know that you are someone that wants to do business differently. You still have goals you want to reach, impacts you want to make, and places you want to travel to - but without the hustle you hear about.
You know that within your business, you want to be authentically and wonderfully you. You don’t want to apologise for your feminine and honest approach, and you know you can be successful whilst doing this.
The two wonderful speakers we have at our next event will share their stories of exactly how they are doing that. How they are still on a journey of allowing, and sitting with things and stepping away from the urge to push and “make things happen”.
We're excited to say that we have Kittea Ukkola, creative director and co-founder of the Elixiba group. These restaurants in the Sunshine Coast, Robina Kitchens and Byron Bay are a slice of gluten free, plant based heaven - topped off with herbal elixir cocktails that really are a “health drink". We are going to hear her incredible story of her global travels, her obsession with herbs, and also getting to do all of this in her restaurant at The Kitchens.
Our other incredible speaker was awarded Gold Coast Young entrepreneur in 2017, and was a finalist in 2018 for theAustralian Construction Awards for ‘Woman in Construction of the year.’
Her message is making waves globally in her Industry. In a very male dominated industry she is approaching business in truth as a woman, with transparency in the process of construction involved in the cut throat and male dominated world of construction and property developing – and it is growing from strength to strength at a massive rate of expansion in every way. She will be sharing her journey and how she is combining the power and peace of trusting her “flow”.
There is a new way of business ladies, it is powerful, freeing, and how it was meant to be.
GUEST SPEAKERS //
Kittea Ukkola Creative Director and Co-founder Elixiba group
Kittea Ukkola co-founded the incredible chain of Elixiba Restaurants in 2016. She has had a passion for plants since being a young adult, and attended the first Horticulture tertiary course with an organic focus. Her plant obsession has not stopped since. Her world travels have shown her the power of plants and herbs which has led her to now running 3 successful restaurants , blogging and creating the concept and menu for a plant based restaurant overseas. She sees herself as a “seed of life for humanity, for the planet and herself”.
She has also studied Western Herbal Medicine and this propelled her onto a track of creating healthy alternatives instead of fast food.
When the use of Hemp as a food source was legalised last year, Elixiba was the first restaurant in Australia to serve the now famous “hemp burger” and received national coverage for Kittea’s initiative.
Having over 40 staff across three locations still means she encounters all the challenges one might anticipate with a larger team. She will share her approach to encouraging true engagement from staff by creating family and how she manages flow with the perceived “timelines” society might traditionally expect along with her smart and savvy business sense.
Tamika Smith Director TSR Property Solutions
In 2017 Tamika Smith was awarded the Gold Coast Young Entrepreneur of the year award. In 2018 she was a finalist in the Australian Construction Awards for ‘Woman in Construction of the year.’ Tamika also challenged industry tradition earlier in her career by becoming the first female within the ‘Metricon’ business to be the #1 performing sales person nationally.
She is more than a property developer, she has a passion for supporting dreams into a business reality. She is 100% committed to standing by her clients by holding people accountable, offering transparency & a full service solution with every project.
She has successful taken on projects in size from a duplex, through to 100 lot + subdivisions from concept and feasibility to “handing over the keys”. Her business has grown at a fantastic rate since starting out only 2 years ago and all through organic growth and minimal marketing.
A referral only business, in the first 12 months TSR generated over 25 Contracts and $10,000,000 in sales with absolutely no advertising, not even a Website. The trust that people placed in her organisation grw rapidly through referrals into State & federal funded housing projects and eventually into the Social Housing segment
After spending 8 years working with various developers, Not-for-Profit housing organisations, and understanding the building competitors Tamika established TSR as a means to better service her clients. In simplifying the property journey and holding the third parties accountable Tamika has managed to mitigate the risk of her clients managing projects from land acquisitions through to handing over the completed construction.
She is also working with Social housing projects. An area that is often abused with people who are at their most vulnerable and often do not feel in a position to negotiate variances that can potentially be in the 10’s and 100’s of thousands of dollars. Tamika represents them.
Last year she also created the “Top 100” which is a global initiative to support other like-minded women in construction. To allow them to have a platform to share their successes and approach
She will share with us how she is managing the massive growth of her business, her move into having an impact on changing the industry, and her own personal story of allowing flow into all areas of her life.
To connect with Tamika: (https://www.linkedin.com/in/tamika-smith-77214153/
If you’re a female entrepreneur or thinking of owning your own business, this Meet Up is the perfect setting to meet other women in the same boat. This is not a networking group – we’re here to have real conversations and make real connections.
What do we mean by real? Well you know when you walk into a room and feel welcome even when you don’t know anyone? Or when you share experiences with someone and they say “me too!”? How about when you share tough times with someone and they don’t try to give you the advice to fix it but rather - they just get you. This is what happens at League of Extraordinary Women Meet Ups.