Launching to coincide with International Women’s Day 2020, ‘Powerhouse Collective’, is a new Cork collaboration of six self-employed female industry experts who have combined their much sought after services across photography, skincare, beauty, hair & make-up, personal styling, executive coaching and online personal branding through LinkedIn, to create a one-stop-shop for professionals from all industries who are in need of an executive reboot, offline and online.
Louise Bunyan, Founder of SmartFox.ie, LinkedIn and digital marketing consultant said, “Last year we realised that we tend to work with the same type of person – typically a high level executive, who for some reason has come to a point in their career where they need to kick it up a gear. It could be that they want to become a speaker, do more conferences, are self-employed and want to raise their public profile or they are in the spotlight and need to refresh their image, online and offline. Quickly, we began to notice a pattern. Clients initially would either come to me for one to one online LinkedIn training or to Anna Healy for coaching or to Anna Groniecka, professional photographer for a new headshot, who then collaborates with hair and makeup expert Shkurta Lisa Hasani, stylist Sharon Huggard and skincare expert Sherna Malone. But before we knew it, we were regularly referring clients to each other on a monthly basis and getting great feedback on this mini-referral circle.”
However, it was one client in particular who put the ‘Powerhouse Collective’ idea into their heads. They came to Anna Healy initially for career coaching, who then referred her to Louise Bunyan for LinkedIn training. When the client wanted a new profile headshot for her LinkedIn profile and speaker bio, Anna Groniecka worked alongside hair and make-up artist Shkurta Lisa Hasani, stylist and coach Sharon Huggard and skincare expert Sherna Malone to create the perfect photoshoot.
The client was thrilled with the entire transformation – a professionally styled photoshoot, radiant skin, a whole new take on her career path and a polished LinkedIn profile, and casually mentioned how quick and easy it had all been. It took just one email enquiry for six fantastic services and no Googling for six individual services or trying to figure out who was reputable or making six different phone calls and enquiries.
A lightbulb moment. And the idea for a collective was born with a landing page, 3 packages, and contact details if clients wanted to work with members individually.
And the name Powerhouse? Well, when six leading Cork businesswomen combine their skills in the one collective, what else could they be, only a powerhouse.
Anna Healy, Coach, said, “It’s incredibly exciting to be part of this dynamic group of women. We are all so passionate about what we do and forming this collective has been so rewarding already. As self-employed business owners, it’s been so much fun bouncing ideas off each other and harnessing our energy. And above all else, we all have one big thing in common – we want to help people strive and thrive by working with them to create a new and more powerful presence. We do that individually through our own businesses, and now with Powerhouse Collective, we are taking it to another level”
The six members are based in Clonakilty, Innishannon and Fermoy, and met through networking via Network Ireland Cork and Network Ireland West Cork events. Louise is a social media executive of the Network Ireland Cork Committee, and Anna Healy is a membership executive of the Network Ireland West Cork branch.
- Anna Healy, executive and career coach
- Anna Groniecka, professional photographer
- Lisa Hasani, hair & make-up artist
- Louise Bunyan, LinkedIn specialist & digital marketing
- Sharon Huggard, personal stylist & coach
- Sherna Malone, skincare expert
See https://annagroniecka.com/powerhouse for more details.