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Katrina Hillard

Katrina Hillard

Katrina’s journey started at 13 when she wanted to go to an Alanis Morissette concert, but the condition that she could go was that she paid for the ticket herself. So instead of starting a lemonade stand, Katrina started a car washing business, where she could not only buy herself that ticket but she also found at 13 she had a successful business.

Years later she said “I never really knew what I wanted to do when I left school. I knew that I wanted to make a difference, that I was born to make a big impact on the world and that I loved business.”

The change came in 2011 with a breast cancer scare, 5 days into her brand new marriage. It wasn’t until weeks later they realized that the lumps were still in the pre-cancerous stage, but the pregnancy had mutated the cells and it was almost impossible for them to determine if and when the lumps would change from pre-cancerous to cancerous. “So it was decided that I would undergo a double mastectomy”

After the surgery Katrina’s biggest struggle was learning how to love herself again whilst discovering the new me. “You don’t ever realise how much you’re taking life for granted until you come face to face with something like that”. This is when Katrina began focusing on helping women. Being an entrepreneur there are so many high highs and low lows, a lot of people won’t understand what you are going through and that can be very lonely, which is why you need others to support you on your journey. Katrina has certainly been inspiring, even her eldest daughter took a page out of Katrina’s book when she recently starting her own dog walking business.

When asked about who inspires Katrina her answer was simple, “My clients! I work with so many amazing women, I can’t help but be inspired. I am so grateful everyday that I get to be apart of these amazing women’s journey”.

Katrina urges entrepreneurs to learn the lesson that are hidden in every situation. “Every experience has lead you who you are today, and there is a reason for that. The world needs that special gift that only you have. No one has the knowledge or experiences that you have and that is what makes you great!”