Business: Prosperity Management Solutions
State: New South Wales
It was while she was at home recovering from surgery that Alisha Wedderburn began wondering what she was going to do about going back to work.
Working for someone else wasn’t what she wanted to do so she decided to tap her passion for the hospitality industry, where she’s worked all her life, and go into business for herself.
The Sydneysider who’s originally from Canada has set up a coaching, training, consulting and social media management business she’s called Prosperity Management Solutions.
She’s applying the skills and knowledge she’s built up working in restaurants, hotels and private clubs around the world to Australia’s service industry, whose standards, she says, are yet to reach those seen overseas.
“We have the power to create memories for a life time for the people we interact with daily,” she says of hospitality workers.
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“With proper customer service, which is where our focus is, we can really do that.”
As well as her business, Wedderburn is also studying international hotel and resort management at the Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School and working in hospitality in Sydney.
Her goal is to travel to all the world’s continents.
“It’s very important to me that I’m worldly enough to understand customers and employees,” she says.
Still in its infancy, Wedderburn plans to ramp up her business when she completes her studies in December.