Welcome to my little corner of the internet. You probably came this way because you found me on Instagram, saw me speak at an event, read something I wrote, or googled something like “motherhood in Cape Town” or “working mom”, in which case, yay my SEO is working! In any event, welcome. I am so glad you came this way.
To introduce myself to you I am Christina, a 30-something wife and working mama to two boys living in Cape Town. I am originally from the states, however an exciting turn of events in my life has led me to where I am now – 11 years in the “mother city” raising my family tribe and connecting with my village daily.
Passion for Connecting & Inspiring
My passion always has been and always will be in connecting and uplifting people & brands. I studied marketing and communications at San Diego State University for 5 years and, after meeting the love of my life with only 3 classes left to finish my degree, I left it all behind to go to South Africa with my now husband. Despite the change in scenery and big leap of faith, my passion for marketing never stopped. In fact, hindsight has given me the clear vision to see now that it had only just begun.
Growing up and moving from pillar to post, I was always an entrepreneur at heart. I started my own babysitting business at age 16, coordinating my own promotional events by 19 and even (to my utter embarrassment) began to write and sell poems to my high school mates on Mother’s Day one year – and so many crazy examples just like this! I love making goals, creating ideas, connecting people and monetizing concepts.
It turns out, moving to the mother city in 2008 was not only meant to be for my personal life, but also for my professional life. You see, it was here that I was able to nurture my entrepreneurial endeavours, building and selling a small business by the time my first son came along in 2015. Now that I have two boys I am even more of a passionate entrepreneur, and I am blessed to be married to one too.
As a passionate connector of people and brands, I love hosting unique events where innovation meets opportunity, brands meet influencers, moms meet moms, and so much more. My events are my own, from thought to conception to supplier & sponsor sourcing and everything in between.Recently I hosted the #momblogssupportlocal event as well as the #capetownbrandsonline (hyperlink) event.
If you have an idea for an event and would like to work with me, get in touch
As you can see, I love to share my thoughts, as much as I love to hear from others.
Writing has always been a calming and creative tool I use to process, release and connect. I share my unfiltered thoughts on motherhood & entrepreneurship here and love to contribute to other blogs as well. Ultimately, and this is scary to put it out here, I believe in the power of visualization and “I AM”. Therefore, I will say it – I AM AN AUTHOR. It is on my vision board, it is in my gratitude journal, it is in the plan! I have authored all these blogs and, one day, I will author my first book.
If you need a contributing writer or have an idea for collaboration, get in touch
As the host of my own events I am always a speaker. I MC my events, I speak off the cuff, I speak from my heart and my aim is always to inspire and uplift, to EMPOWER. In 2019 I was invited to speak on the topic of “Your LIFE and BRAND Strategy. How the two relate and how YOU can find your perfect balance in Motherhood.” This has been such an exciting opportunity and one I would really like to expand on.
If you require a motivational or inspiring speaker for your event, audience or function, please get in touch