They say love conquers all, and this week’s episode of Boardrooms and Bedrooms offers up our most inspiring struggle-to-success story on the podcast so far, and a solid lesson for all couples in business.
In 2015 Tara Baker and Arlia Hassel were enjoying a carefree holiday on Rottnest Island, off the coast of Perth, when a simple accident saw Arlia airlifted to the mainland for life-saving surgery.
The journey that followed was a challenging one for the couple, who overcame the odds and got engaged 18 months later. Their search for wedding inspiration exposed a massive gap in the market for the LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning) community worldwide. Seizing the opportunity, the pair created Dancing With Her, a magazine and blog which celebrate sexually diverse women in love.
With around one year in the business behind them, Tara and Arlia have a lot to share about how their business has evolved and the challenges they’ve faced during that time. Their story is full of inspiration and a testament to the power of love, perseverance, and patience.
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Rebecca is the Co-Founder and CEO of The Institute for Couples in Business. Bec is also trusty wife to husband and business partner Ed, and mum to Samuel, 4, and Charles, 2. For the past seven years Bec has been working with business owners, and her Super Powers include making complex problems simple, creating strong connections, and motivating teams by building kick-arse culture. Bec is also author of #1 best-seller Lead-The-Ship and hosts popular podcast Boardrooms & Bedrooms.