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Are you ready to Leap?

I am excited to be a part of the Victorian Business Festival this year.

Maybe you’ve got a business itch you’d like to scratch, a possibility you’re pondering, or are teetering on the edge of a leap? This live panel event is for everyone who is considering starting their own business, side gig or would like to be a bit braver in their working life.

If you’re looking for inspiration, courage and practical insights from business women who’ve all taken leaps you don’t want to miss this session! We’re going to dive into what goes into taking a leap – practically, strategically, emotionally and financially.


Kemi Nekvapil,
Today Kemi Nekvapil is a life coach. But her path to there was laid first by working as a baker, actor, chef, yoga teacher and raw food advocate across three continents. She’s also the author of two books: Raw Beauty and The Gift of Asking. Kemi is a seasoned leaper, having recently returned from taking a year off with her family to caravan around Australia. Kemi works to empower women to choose a life bigger than their fears.

Julia Busuttil Nishimura, Ostro
Julia is a cook, teacher and author. Her food celebrates simple ingredients and seasonal produce and is influenced by her Maltese upbringing and time living in Italy. She teaches cooking and baking workshops to both children and adults and contributes to publications such as Country Style Magazine, Assemble Papers and The Design Files.

Julia’s debut cookbook, Ostro, was released in September 2017. Ostro was shortlisted for a 2018 ABIA – Illustrated book of the year, listed in Australian Gourmet Traveller’s best food books for 2017 and received praise from Nigella Lawson and Jamie Oliver.

Karishma Kasabia, Khòlò
Karishma is an entrepreneur and creative at heart, she’s a terrible networker and doesn’t know how to use primer. She built and ran a design agency for a decade. Kish+Co worked with clients the likes of Monash, George Weston Foods, Carbon Market Institute and of course local faves; cafe owners, bakers, and artists.

In 2015, she sold Kish+Co, took a year off. Tried being a resin artist, a writer, and a photographer. Nothing stuck. Then came: Khòlò. Beautiful, gorgeous clothes. To bring the happy to your wardrobe.

Ethically made by a Sedex certified company in Kolkata, their youngest employee is over 21, and there is no over time. Yes. Brocade, sequins, pastels and bring on the crazy.

Since the launch of Khòlò in 2017, it’s been featured in Vogue, The Age, The Sydney Morning Herald and more. It won the Lustr Award for Independent Designer and made the cut for Melbourne Fashion Week this year.

This is your opportunity to ask us all your questions, plan your next steps, make friends with like-minded folk and walk away with the courage to take action towards your leap the next day.

Would love to see you there!

For more info and your $50 ticket click here

Wishing you a weekend of leaping laughter! xxx

Small Business Festival - Take a Leap Panel 2018