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? 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.
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.