I have lived an extraordinary life.
Very fortunate, but also very grounding,
and eye opening.
Today, ULTISpro works with the rich, and the poor, to help them invest smart, build their life or business, and pay it forward once successful to help better the world. We use the success of humans in business and investment, to change the world, and help people who are really doing it tough. We are home to one of the world's most powerful investment, and equally powerful in business strategy and engagement.
On a daily basis I speak with the very wealthy wanting our leading investment, or our brains for strategy and engagement, whilst also speaking with the everyday people, experiencing the harsh realities of life, homelessness, addiction, disability, or recovering from crime.
We can make anyone successful, but it’s up to them to want it, and we have strict rules, they must pay it forward, as we provide homes for the homeless, and help for those who need it most. Discipline is a key element of success, and we use our power for purpose, being a force for change for a better world.
It is my experience with challenges in life like being raise in a conflict torn country, death in the family, bullying, domestic violence, disability, drug addiction, but using that as a force for change, and the success that came after that, that formed ULTISpro.
I was the daughter of an international lawyer, a very successful builder, and the stepdaughter of a british international merchant shipping captain.
I was raised travelling around the world on ships, with a home base in Papua New Guinea, until I was eight years old. It’s fair to say I was well travelled by this time, with a nanny, and a tutor. We lived behind big gates, with armed guards and guard dogs. We were protected because of my family’s position.
However, we were not narrow minded. We were aware of our surroundings, and I was raised to be very grounded. My mother sent me to the village school, not the expat school, where I had to cross the river on the shoulders of my house-mary each and every day to get there. I stood out as the white girl, and that was ok.
I had a gun held to my head and was used for ransom when I was young when someone wanted my mother’s car, them not realising she would have probably provided a ride if they had only asked.
I was protected by the locals during riots in the local shopping malls, and put to safety under shelves when gunshots and tear gas were active. This was a regular day in the life of living in Papua New Guinea in the 90s.
That was my life before I was eight years old. Discipline was substantial in those times, the natural death penalty in PNG for doing something wrong in society was well and truely active.
Moving forward, we settled in Australia, and I was taught to never speak about my assets, always treat people with respect, and never really fit in at school, although I was friends with, and kind to everyone, when the culture was to have a group - that wasn’t my style.
I remember a girl at school, buying her $400 formal dress which she and her family couldn’t afford, and leaving it on top of her locker. My mum thought I was crazy to do that for someone I didn’t know, but I did it anyway. I can still remember the look on her face when she opened the box.
I was bullied at school, because of my family’s wealth. “Your uncle doesn’t drive a pink Porsche” - said one bully, so I texted him, much to my mother’s disgust, and there he was, to collect me, in his pink Porsche after school.
Yes, we had items of value, and lived in a big house, but we were human. The emotional waves of life do not discriminate.
I was a step daughter from infant age, and was experienced in domestic violence throughout my years, and sadly it happens in all levels of society, and is not OK. I do not condone violence or toxic behaviour of any sort, as everything can be resolved in a civil nature. No one is perfect, including myself, but we must put our hand up, and own our actions. It is OK to make a mistake, but learn from it, and move on.
People don’t realise their actions impact others. The bully mentioned above, lost their sibling to suicide whilst we were at school, because of the very actions that she was reflecting onto me. He was being bullied, so he ended his life. The minute I stood up for myself and told her exactly that, was when the bullying stopped. Sometimes you have to be cruel to be kind.
Fast forward to 14 years of age, and although every member of the family was in business, it was my uncle who had the business mind I aligned with, and he taught me what was right and wrong with respect towards women, so although I tried to help my mum, she wanted to stay, and I had to respect that.
I was essentially adopted into an Indian family at that stage, the family of my best friend, because what my family did not have, was the sense of family, and home. I missed my dad so much as a child, he was, and still is one of the coolest dad’s anyone meets, people love him. He still calls every Sunday, 29 years later.
I moved out of home early because of this, into the Indian family home, who are now known as family to our daughter.
I started my first business in high school in 2006, with the drive and push of my mother. She was strong, but what I never received, was a handout. I had to buy my first car, and everything else, and was told the day I chose to move out to the Indians, once you leave, you never come back.
My businesses have always been at capacity, and defied industry expectations. I had already commenced studies in trade, beauty and health by the time I finished school, and university complimented my passions, and was also a requirement of my family.
I started my life as a Personal Trainer. I completed four degrees to support my visions, whilst I was working. I was passionate about making the impossible possible, and was always fully booked as a professional, because the clients who were told they’d never walk or run again, were doing exactly that. I then evolved into a skin therapist realising the link between good physical health to the skin, and a Life Spa vision was born in 2011, and was acknowledged through award nominations on a local, state and national level in 2014 and 2015 for its positive impact on community, and for business excellence. The business proved nothing is impossible, and provided an environment where care was priority, to see the smiles on faces. I did this whilst working in the construction industry. Helping people was my hobby, I do not know why one day at work I decided to start a spa, I just did it, and it worked well.
I had always had this odd ability to be ten steps ahead in thought process, wise beyond my years, completed my degrees extremely quickly, and pushed businesses up to high success within 18 months. I was later tested for Aspergers, and told I was completely off the spectrum of categorisation. I have never told anyone this, and didn’t return to the psychologist for further treatment, as I was not comfortable with the labels of people living with these conditions, who in my thoughts, are usually needing more stimulation than to be settled, being extraordinarily smart and unique in their own way, after all, I was a 23 year old company director of a company being recognised for its successes, a growing portfolio of properties returning 14-35% rental, and I was aligned with people double my age, and I had already been in business for eight years.
My mother was my best friend, as strong as they come. She was diagnosed with Motor Neuron Disease in 2012, but my role in the health industry had picked up on it earlier with the changes in her skin and general appearance. My partner and I became full-time carers to mum, as her husband did not cope with the reality of disability and terminal disease.
I built her a business that she could run from home on her iPad, and use gestures, and that was a great success, along with our investments providing well. This was a woman of power, suddenly living with the most severe of disabilities and illness, and voluntary euthanasia was not legal. Mum and I had many conversations after working with clients over the years with terminal disease of how urgent voluntary euthanasia was needed for quality of life. She didn’t get that right. Disability does not discriminate with wealth. Suddenly a very powerful and wealthy individual saw the same reality of the healthcare system, as private health did not offer the high level of care she needed.
My partner and I had our daughter in 2013, when our business was projecting $50,000 days, and had a waitlist before opening our second location. Our newborn was in the construction site at seven days old, and we sold our first location within 48 hours, whilst I was still in hospital post birth.
So with a newborn in arms, we were full-time carers to mum with MND. My partner would have to carry her, change her, bath her (my mum that is), ensure she did not choke when she swallowed, and all the roles the body would normally do without MND.
We shared the role of caring, parenting, and fast-growing business ownership.
My mother died in 2014. I remember the final days, when hubby said she has to go to hospital, and won’t be coming out. I stayed with her day and night, due to mistrust in the hospital system. They removed her only mode of communication, her iPad, and confused her hunger for pain, administering unneeded pain medication. You have no idea how much this angered me, so I didn’t leave.
It was during these years, I came to really dislike the band aid approach to care in health, the quick fix would cause more damage than good. The care factor was lacking.
The day she died was the hardest day of my life, and I still cry every time I think of her to date, or at any school event where memories come back. In fact, I’m crying now writing this.
In 2015, our daughter was nearly two, the business was going well, being recognised in local, state and national awards for business excellence and its impact on community. We had a worldwide following for defying industry standards, but also providing homes for the homeless, and hope for people in need.
That’s the positive version of 2015.
In 2015 my partner was critically injured during training at work. Still recovering from mum’s passing, this rocked me even more. Numerous procedures failed, and the final surgery would put him in intensive care due to complications in surgery, he stopped breathing, more than once, and his heart stopped, and there was concern of brain damage due to lack of oxygen. The hospital failed to tell me for the eight hours I was in the hospital waiting room, that he was actually in ICU on support the whole time. I won’t go into the mismanagement or the cover ups of his workplace or the hospital, but I do wonder why people can’t be honest.
This is how I know drug addiction well, and being in a violent situation because of them. It was an eye opener, and even he now has respect for those going through withdrawals. I’ve never been deliberately attacked by any man, however I do see what the impact of pain medication has on a normally completely warmhearted soul, and how that can drastically change. It was a situation which my daughter and I had to remove our emotions from, as it wasn’t him talking, it was the pain, and medication.
I was 25, had just lost my mother, I was a new mother, and my partner was critically injured. I had properties and tenants, businesses, and investments to look after. and I survived.
By this time, I well and truly had a passionate dislike of the state of the healthcare industry, and band aid fixes. The word 'care' was not a word I would associate with it.
On a more positive note, we continued to help strangers throughout our entire lives, and one night my partner recognised a homeless man, as a man that had been missing for 20 years. I demanded we bring him home, go shopping for him, buy him what he needs, and he stays with us until his family was located, and we arranged transport a few days later, and home he went, after 20 years. They were so grateful.
We also donated mum's valuables, not to charity, but people in need, with $30,000 of disability aids going to a woman in the local community who was really struggling. She was recommended by a man we had helped in a time of difficulty, who is now smiling in life. How cool is that ripple effect?
Fast forward to 2019, I’ve been doing what ULTIS is about since 2006, in fact many of my very first clients are still clients to date. ULTIS the brand took years to develop and be comfortable with, as it's a complex vision of using our power and success in business and investment to help the greater good.
We’ve been doing international business for a while now, and in 2018, we relocated our base to Melbourne, to provide a better environment for our daughter, where she could acknowledge and be aware of culture in life. She is now a rare Aussie in a school that speaks 80 different languages, and that is amazing.
I’ve worked with many businesses in strategy and engagement over my career, to help them completely defy industry standards of performance, and continue to do exactly that. This includes government, construction, not for profit, health, beauty, retail, and investment.
Our impact is profound in business and community. We use our success to provide for those who need it most, through a safe home, or hand up into a happy life, through employment, investment, and business.
Many of our success stories are ex homeless, ex addicts, and definitely have a story to tell, like we all do.
Our daughter has been raised to help those in need, and she knows that anyone at school, that might be struggling to afford a winter coat, food, or necessities, we will provide for them. She is six years old and being recognised for her efforts towards humanity, and caring for others, and is a strong part of our vision, and for those parents with kids with disabilities, I want you to grow old knowing there are kids like our daughter that will continue to provide for them when our time is done.
In 2019 she wanted to have an orphan’s birthday party, where every child who felt lonely, or bullied, or lived with a disability, could come, all expenses paid for. This was turning out to be an invite list in the thousands. We teamed up with a mother’s group to put the word out, and allocated a date and location. The response was positively overwhelming. This event is yet to happen unfortunately, due to the negative behaviour of a long term stalker, but we've promised our daughter she will have an even bigger 'all welcome' event next year.
We can only help those who want to be helped, and have instilled strict rules of our service to ensure the core values of humanity are upheld.
Our impact on human life and business is what people call profound and powerful, but we are also human, and experienced in the elements of life like everyone else.
No matter where you are, or what you’re going through, please be kind xx