Meet The Founder
A Word from Katia Millar…
As Founder & Chief Inspirational Officer of Positive Fabulous Women, I am often asked about what prompted me to start this wonderful network. The answer involves sharing much of my life story – so here it goes!
Growing up, I was fortunate enough to have had the opportunity to travel extensively around the world and in fact have lived in three different continents. Experiencing different cultures early on provided me with the unique opportunity to relate to a wide variety of people from various backgrounds and steps of life. This experience really shaped who I am today and helped me to develop a keen interest in people in general; how they operate, what makes them tick and what keeps them going.
While excitement and world travel provided me with the curiosity and drive to succeed, the same can be said for my personal struggles. They say that the true essence of life isn’t where it takes you but what you do with it when you are there — and I have certainly had my share of those!
The end of my marriage in 2002 prompted me to make some big decisions about my life. I had spent 18-years in the publishing industry – working in Marketing Communications, Project Management & Business Development – but as I was trying to find my own bearings, I was feeling increasingly challenged juggling the needs of my then-young children with a fulfilling paid employment. I started taking convenient jobs that suited my schedule – but ended up killing my spirit. I knew something had to change while working as an office manager doing payroll at a manufacturing plant – and going off and crying at every coffee break. That’s when you know.
Despite feeling lost and overwhelmed – I had this feeling inside that I had something big to share with the world. I was ready to create a life where my gifts, passions, values and vision were all perfectly aligned – but wasn’t sure what. I started digging inside and doing a lot of soul-searching. I read books, enrolled in courses. I was on a mission, and had to find some answers.
Despite my strong business background, I launched Positive Fabulous Women in January of 2008 with no business plan, very little market research and minimal financial investment. It was a leap of faith. I felt called to create a space for like-minded women to come together for inspiration and support. It was my time to shine — and nothing was going to stop me now!
The journey hasn’t always been easy, but one that has been incredibly rewarding and fulfilling on so many levels! I wake up everyday knowing that I am living my life’s purpose, while making a difference in the lives of others. It makes my heart sing to witness the connections that have been created through the work that I have done with Positive Fabulous Women. I feel blessed to have discovered my “thing” – and am deeply committed to supporting other women to do the same.
Join me on this journey to connect & inspire. Together we can create magic and miracles.
Founder & Chief Inspirational Officer
Positive Fabulous Women
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