Work-Life Balance: Does It Really Exist?

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You always hear about work-life balance, especially when it comes to business and building a career. But does it really exist? What are the various schools of thought surrounding this idea? While others get too overwhelmed with work, there are others who feel that this is something that provides them with a sense of purpose. Maybe it is more about managing your time really well or it could be acquiring an effective process of prioritising things. But then again, it might all boil down to balance because too much of anything, even if it is something that fuels your energy, may often be unhealthy in the long run. 

What is your own perception on this? How do you maintain balance in everything you do?Discover for yourself the various takes of successful business owners on enjoying life while working and running a business. Know what works best for you and what brings you a more holistic experience that enables you to love the various things you do, work included. Learn from the experiences and insights of other entrepreneurs and decide for yourself which tools and methods you will employ into your own entrepreneurial journey.

About The Speaker/s

Kristeene Phelan

Kirsteene is a PR and Communications professional with 13 years experience across consumer brands. She has worked with lots of local and international businesses including Etsy, Peer Academy. Asylum Seeker Resource Centre and Inspire9. She is currently the Chief Operating Officer at Rome2rio. She loves art, music, clever ideas and the internet as a centre for community and creative commerce.

Belen Senra

Born in Spain Bethlehem, Belen travels around the world to create her collections inspired by local people and lifestyle. She walked away from her corporate career in pursuit of a more fulfilling life. She created Ranran Design - a textile studio where she designs and creates beautiful textile decoration products. Her ultimate ambition is to build a life she loves. Belen is an Interior Designer and stylist and she loves everything around renovation and home staging. Textile, product and Interior Design are the fields she loves to work.

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In 2016, WeTeachMe officially became the biggest school in Australia, one giant leap towards our fundamental goal of becoming the biggest school in the world. As we walk this journey, we create tools that empower thought leaders and everyday people in all corners of the globe to help spark new ideas and make it easier to connect teachers and learners and ignite curiosity.

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It is on this stage that we elevate and celebrate the curious, where we invite the best and the brightest, the industry movers and shakers, the well-known and influential members of our communities to share their learnings and experiences in an unwavering effort to help those who are searching for answers. From creating thriving companies to challenging what humanity is capable of, we invite you to join us in celebrating the curious amongst us for we believe that it is the curious who will change the world.

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What you will learn
  • Valuable life lessons from experience.
  • An insight into how others have conquered their challenges and fears.
  • One actionable thing that you can do to change your status quo.
What you will get
  • Hear from 1-2 incredible founders who will share their journey of trials and tribulations.
  • Your chance to ask questions directly to the speakers and connect with them.
  • Meet like-minded people on the same journey as you, who know how hard it is too.

What to bring
  • Laptop, tablet, notebook and pen for note-taking.
  • Camera to document your experience.
  • Business cards.
What to wear

Come as you are.

Appropriate for

Startup businesses, founders, aspiring entrepreneurs, and anyone who is curious and looking for a tribe.