Think about #girlboss, where does your mind go? Mine flicks straight to an image of Nicole, the Canberra business owner trying to create her “own little utopia.”
Nicole has run Impressions Property Styling since its creation in 2008, 11 years later and Impressions is one of the largest property styling companies in Canberra with nine employees and a brand-new warehouse on the way.
You often hear stories about people who just sort of fell into their career, for Nicole, it started when she worked for a building company as an interior designer, when the houses were finished, she would style them for sale. “I had an agent that said to me ‘I really like what you’ve done, can you do another house for me,’ and it sort of snowballed from there.” It wasn’t until three years in that Nicole started the business full time. “I didn’t really plan on being a business owner, but I felt comfortable [becoming one],” Impressions grew slowly and naturally into what it is today; an industry leader in property styling.
How did this little business turn into something so great? I think it’s the passion that Nicole brings to her job each day, and the passion in her employees that she fosters and supports.