What people are saying


9 July 2016


Thank you again for all you did to organise the day. I honestly wasn’t too sure what to expect on the day as I had never been to anything like this before, but my friend and I were so glad we came along. We had a really wonderful time and will definitely be along to future events! Thanks so much again!

Amy V


Thank you again for a wonderful day. Your presenters were all fantastic, easy to listen to and most of all inspiring! I enjoyed all their presentations, and really loved how well put together each were, right down to the Dare to Dream branding being in place in each. Enjoy knowing you ran a very successful event that left a brilliant impression on those who attended.

Nicole C


We wanted to write to say thank you so much for all the work you put into pulling Dare to Dream together, on Saturday. It was excellent. You did such a great job and we hope you feel super proud! Here are just a few of the many things we loved: the venue, loved the pop-up stalls, the make-up/hair area was such a good idea, food was amazing (Botanica is always a winner!), thought it was excellent value for money, having good coffee available was awesome, thought the size of the event was perfect – was small enough that you felt more connected with the speakers and got to meet people more easily. We loved how you set the tone for the day by greeting us at the door and stopping for a moment to chat. The whole day was professional but relaxed. Loved it! And the speakers: a well-rounded line up for sure!

Carmen & Camilla


Totally inspired by the women I met and the great vibe of the event. Congratulations!



Such an amazing event! I’m so glad I flew down for it. Thank you for bringing some inspiring women and all their advice to help us follow our dreams or in my case, work out what that is! Some crazy mind mapping will be happening once I arrive back in Blackwater this afternoon!



Love spending my ‘own time’ by being inspired at these kinds of events. Always fabulous hearing from inspiring Australian women who are building amazing businesses.



Such an amazing, inspiring event.



Dare to Dream: five inspiring, enriching, soul nourishing, spark creating speakers in a stunning location.




27 October 2015


Feel Good Be Inspired was a fabulous event! Congratulations! Thank you for getting me out on a school night with friends for an enjoyable evening! Looking forward to Dare to Dream… It’s already in the diary!

Carrie, Interior Colour Consultant


Great to be around like minded people and have a night with the girls to focus on yourself.

Hayley, mum to new born twins and 2 y/o boy


A great night with great people and an inspirational guest speaker!

Lauren, mum / teacher


The ISWU concept is just awesome! Local women supporting other local women and finding inspiration and motivation from one another through strory telling and the sharing of experiences is certainly a powerful idea. Listening to Sam from ‘The Healthy Me’ really gave me the injection I needed to re-think looking after myself in the ‘busy’ness of life. She was genuine, heartwarming and a joy to listen to! Can’t wait for the next #girlgang #collective event!

Sarah Merrett, fashion stylist / blogger


Thanks Kylie. It was a fun evening with yet another inspirational speaker who spoke from the heart to benefit others. I enjoyed hearing how fitness can fit into daily life and not just be ‘the rigid gym routine.’ Sam’s clients are lucky to have someone who thinks about creating a ‘wellness’ environment and gives them such personal care. I enjoyed the unique venue and shopping stalls. A very relaxed and entertaining ladies night out. Can’t wait to see what you have in store for me at the next event.

Jo, teacher


I have attended two of the ISWU events now and each time I have left feeling energised and motivated by the fantastic guest speakers. Kylie’s passion and dedication to these events can be seen in the end result, which is a fantastic day had by all!

Alida, teacher


The sweet wafting Glasshouse candles and green velvet sitting chairs had my heart at the door. The venue was styled beautifully, the hosts looked stunning (wearing fetching leopard) and the vibe was relaxed and feminine. I wasn’t quite sure what to expect of the evening – was I to engage my business hat with notepad and pen or enjoy a second champas? Turns out the keynote Q&A style content was suited to everyday women and encouraging us all to dream big! I hear ya ladies, congratulations!

Nikki Dudley Chief Blogger & Real Estate Junkie / nooks & cranny


GREAT EXPECTATIONS – Fearlessly Facing the Unknown

18 JUNE 2015


I was thrilled to be involved in such a wonderful event.

Lise Carlaw, Speaker


I had such a lovely time and so enjoyed listening to the speakers.

Sarah Wills, Emcee


ISWU provided an inspirational day that allowed me time to think and hear other people’s journeys… Weeks later I am still thinking back on what I learnt from the guest speakers. It was nice to be reminded that everyone’s lives, no matter how good they look on social media, are not perfect and you have to work hard to achieve your dreams.



It Starts with Us “Great Expectations: fearlessly facing the unknown” was a lovely day that I would recommend to others. It reminded me of the importance to take time out of our busy lives to focus on your goals. It was a great day – beautiful location, yummy lunch and wonderful speakers who shared their unique stories. I have been reminded that hard work pays off and that you only have one life so make it one that you love.



“Great Expectations: fearlessly facing the unknown” inspired me to continue on with what I am doing and to be who I am with confidence.



Amazing! All of the speakers were amazing inspiring women! I have left with a renewed sense of what I want to be, where I want to go, things I want to do but most importantly knowing that where I am right now is ok, who I am now is good enough and that there are so many options out there and that I AM important. I hope to be able to incorporate all of what I learnt today with my team at work! Thank you so much! Keep spreading the love!!



I loved being able to share such a lovely day with my daughter. It was great to find that the message from each speaker was appropriate to all age groups. We laughed, cried and made connections with the inspiring ideas together.



A huge thank you to It Starts With Us for such a wonderful day at Kirra, the sun was shining and the location was stunning. The speakers were fabulous and I really enjoyed hearing all of their stories and all at different stages of their careers & lives. I learnt so much from all of them and have taken so many positive thoughts away from the day. A great day out with my friends with a tasty lunch in the sun, I am really looking forward to the next one!


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