Michelle is Founder and Director of Network NZ, a networking and support business for NZ business owners.
A diagnosis of ME (Myalgic Encephalopathy) forced Michelle to resign from a successful career in the telecommunications industry in 2005. She was mostly bedridden/housebound for 2 years while her mother cared for her. Recuperation was slow and difficult and working outside the home was impossible – so Michelle created her own jewellery businesses, allowing her to work from her home.
After being part of a vibrant corporate environment, Michelle found working at home incredibly isolating so in 2012, created Network NZ - providing a safe place to chat online with other business owners, who also found attending traditional networking meetings difficult. Running her businesses from home using online tools has had a massive positive impact on her life and the members of Network NZ.
About MUV Talks
MUV Talks consists of seven talks for seven minutes, from a diverse set of people with different experiences and points of view (from researchers and scientists to entrepreneurs and investors). It’s point of difference is the energetic and friendly buzz that originates from this style, and our unique approach to networking which welcomes people to break out of their bubble in a non-confronting way - perfect for Kiwis who aren’t always the best at that.
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