I always think a good place to start is at the beginning. I guess you could say that’s the planner in me.
So, be means of introduction – I’m Immy. I have spent the majority of my adult life building a career in marketing and communications and I LOVE it.
More recently I decided to take a break from the corporate world to concentrate on my young family and work through a niggle that I have had for, what feels like, a rather long time.
This niggle has been in the back of my mind since the arrival of my little boy in 2015; questioning every long day, overnight stay and missed nursery drop off.
So, when the time was right I decided to throw caution to the wind and see if I could make a go of the freelance world. Hoping that, like many women in my position, I could continue to forge a great career and manage a family.
With that decision, IOK Marketing was born.
Having my own business feels both exhilarating and nerve racking (in equal amounts!!) but life has taught me that with risk comes opportunity. So, I’m reaching out for opportunity and taking hold of risk.
It’s early days but I’ll be sure to keep you posted.
Who is Immy?
I love conversation and learning. In the absence of actual conversation I thought a good place to start was with a little bit about me. For my professional credentials you can skip to the about me page or visit my LinkedIn page - but the personal intro is always better for a giggle, right!?
If I was to pick five things you should know about me, these would be them!
I like to break the mould – having grown up around navy, green and brown (reminder - country girl), PINK is my favourite colour (clue is in the branding).
I love good coffee, but only recently. Pre children I was caffeine free, now I don’t leave the house without my travel coffee mug!
My most favourite places on earth are, the top of a mountain (any will do but the Black Mountains hold some really fond memories for me) or by the ocean (again not fussy but Bodega Bay, just North of San Francisco, goes down as a personal favourite).
My hero is Rachael Hollis of The Hollis Co – she is 100% worth a follow…. website link here
I love to exercise. I also love to eat cake. I’ve found life is all about finding a happy medium.
A bit more about me
I am mum to Rowan, aged 3 and Hattie, aged 1 (not forgetting Meg – the dog). My long-suffering husband, Shaun is a mountain/ military man turned Chartered Surveyor. We can often be found exploring in the woods, traipsing across big hills (we don’t have many ‘mountains’ down south) or getting our feet wet at the beach.
I love to plan, always have a ‘to – do’ list on the go and am the organiser of the family! Shaun is more ‘happy go lucky’ when it comes to planning and somewhere along the line we find a (sort of) compromise…. most of the time….
I come from a large, loud but very loving family and as the eldest of four life has always been busy.
A country girl at heart I have grown up and enjoy life in rural England. Home is a VERY old cottage, that seems to have a never-ending list of renovations but we like a challenge.
So, in a nutshell that’s me!
Lets stay in touch
As I start to grow and develop IOK Marketing I would love to find out more about you and your business. You can drop me a line via firstname.lastname@example.org or pop a comment in the comments section below.
It was really nice to virtually meet you and I hope next time we meet it can be over coffee.