CQUni Alumnus nominated for AusMumpreneur Awards

Published:30 June 2017

CQUniversity Psychology graduate Naomi Arnold has been nominated for the 2017 AusMumpreneur Awards.

After winning 2014-2016 International Coach of the Year, CQUniversity Psychology graduate Naomi Arnold has now been nominated for the 2017 AusMumpreneur Awards, recognising her enterprise as a business and life passion coach.

The AusMumpreneur Awards presented by The AusMumpreneur Network celebrate and recognise Australian mums in business achieving outstanding success in areas such as business excellence, product development, customer service and digital innovation.

The awards are designed to recognise the growing number of women who successfully balance motherhood and business in a way that suits their life and family.

Yeppoon-based Naomi was inspired to start her business upon learning that she was pregnant with her son Daniel. She had always wanted to pursue a career that would make a difference in some way and realised that she could do this best by working from home, spending time with her family, and building a business platform where she could dream for herself and for others too.

She quit her Australian Government job and now runs her own business as a business and life passion coach, helping socially conscious people use their platform, passions and strengths to live and work in alignment with their values, speak up about issues that matter to them and contribute to progressing social change. Through her Dream For Others® podcast, award-winning coaching services, speaking gigs, award-nominated freebies library, and human rights research, she endeavours to live a life of use to others.

Upon learning of her AusMumpreneur Award nomination, Naomi explains that there are many benefits to balancing business and motherhood, including “the opportunity to spend time with family, the freedom to make your own decisions around how and when you work, and to earn money while championing issues that personally matter to you".

It can, however, be challenging to be a successful business woman whilst raising a family and Naomi gives this advice for others thinking about starting their own enterprise: “It will challenge you in every way possible and will simultaneously teach you more about yourself and your capabilities than you could ever imagine".

"But it is possible to successfully juggle business, family and life. Don’t wait until you have all the answers. Trust yourself. Take one step at a time and clarity will come with action. Like me, you too will see that you can dream for yourself, for your family, and for others too.”

The winners of the 2017 AusMumpreneur Awards will be announced at a glamorous Awards dinner at Doltone House in Sydney on Friday, 25 August.

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* CQUniversity is a pioneer in the delivery of distance education and is now a leader in this area with more than half of its total student cohort studying online.