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This month Get it is celebrating successful women, so we’ve checked in with a few of the Gold Coast’s leading ladies, to find out what it means to be an influential leader and proud entrepreneur

Cathy Hardy


Owner, Shoetique Southport “I opened in 2007 and am still here! I’m proud we have loyal, happy customers who come from here and interstate... In business, it’s important to treat customers with respect and friendship; build relationships. I believe it’s what makes my boutique a great place to visit.”

Senior Sales & Marketing Manager, RACV Royal Pines Resort and RACV Noosa Resort ( “I enjoy my job. If you cannot honestly say that, you are in the wrong job. We are in the ‘people business’ and the public are astute judges and hardmarkers. It’s important to remember team leadership is all about proactive listening, empathy, persistence and knowing how and when you have to lift your personal output to ensure team success. Lead by example is an absolute truth.”



Founder, Designer Robes & Homewear (

Founder, Aurora Spa (

“We are the result of what we believe in. I’m personally driven by a desire get up every day excited about what lies ahead. I believe in setting goals and listening to my inner-voice. I challenge myself each year with something new and am not afraid to venture into the unknown. Consequently I notice the emergence of new ideas and opportunities. I’d advise budding entrepreneurs to pay attention to all opportunities that present, but choose which is best for you.”


ELIZABETH McMAHON Owner, Elisasi Fashion Styling (

March 2013

“Aurora is an ever-evolving brand... I look at what we’ve achieved and am proud that Aurora is driven today by what I was driven by 15 years ago – achieving the best results for clients... Having a healthy lifestyle and being fit is a priority for me; work/life balance is important. Great leaders are authentic and passionate - clients feel it. As an entrepreneur, remember to maintain a positive attitude, and acknowledge day-to-day achievements, big or small.”

Founder, Zen Soul Yoga, ( “There have been challenging but proud moments over the past five years; recent results of hard work include working with Kenny Smith (photographer) for a Flight Centre campaign and styling Broadway on the Mall’s Christmas catalogue. I believe in rewarding staff, wanting the best for them; and I try hard to ‘pay it forward’ by nurturing young stylists training with me.”


“I believe my positive attitude, energy and compassion have helped me progress in business. Recently a big success was the launch of my book, Zen Soul Your Life; it represents ideals including Yoga, nutrition and mindfulness, that I’ve used to help me since I was a teenager. I encourage rising stars and entrepreneurs to focus on your strongest talents and use these assets to help yourself and others. Believe in the power of gratitude and try to be a compassionate leader.”

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