I started nookary on the belief that we all need to come together to make the changes needed to save our planet. The challenge is hugely overwhelming, but if we start to make small changes consistently they will add up to a big impact on the environment over time.
It’s not about perfection, it’s about making a start today, in the right direction.
As a traditionally risk averse person I would never have imagined the life I have now. Starting your own business or taking any risk on yourself is scary. But is it not much scarier to continue an unfulfilling and joyless life?
For me, continuing the risk of not being happy and working for an organisation that did not align with my values was much scarier, it wasn’t really a risk at all.
After finishing my degree in product design, I received the job position which I expected to get (a CAD designer) however I felt utterly unfulfilled in the role. At first, I thought perhaps changing companies would help. So I bounced around different companies for a while and felt the same way.
When I tell people my job title, Head of Global Happiness, people often think I’ve made it up (I have!) but they also ask “What does that mean?” Once I’ve explained my story, I find many people ask how they can become Head of Happiness in their organisation.
In 2014 I started a business on a whim. Someone suggested to me an idea of something I could do to pass the time and earn money. In 2012 I was widowed at the age of 34 with 3 young children to look after. Having really been a stay-at-home mum, I found myself with no income.