You know those women who, when you’re in their presence, they generate so much excitement, passion and drive while talking about the things that they love, and when they leave the room, you’re left in stunned silence as the static energy continues to crackle and pop inside your head.

No?

Well you should find yourself one of those women and set up a coffee meeting.

In fact, no, let me introduce you to one of those women.

None other than Debbie Taylor, famous for her Cigar Clothing brand.

Debbie is just like that and she has that affect on the people around her, well I presume she does, based on the affect she has on me.

She’s a go-getter par excellence, and if she ever needed a change in careers, I think motivational speaking and business coaching would be two areas in which she would thrive.

So I’m thrilled beyond measure to have her share a bit about herself here on this week’s Tuesday Chats With…

 

Please share a bit of your story leading up to where you are today…
18 years ago I started Cigar Clothing with my sister, Kerry Engelen. We used to import clothing from Europe, mainly France and sell them in our boutiques. Our first boutique was on Greenmarket Square. About 7 years ago we decided to invest in our local community and we stopped importing and decided to design and manufacture our clothing locally. We have a boutique factory in Wetton. We employ about 20 ladies. We supply about 40 boutiques country wide. We have a ready hot and easy to use online website.
1. Something that I’m…
…proud of…
My staff
…scared of…
mice
…desperate to do again…
visit the Kalaharie Game Park
…about to change…
my lifestyle
2. Something I wish…
…I could change…
my grey hair
…for on a daily basis…
blanance
…people would…
treat each other more kindly
4. The ‘someone’ I…
…turn to for advice is…
Dad
…would return as, in a later life is…
my cat
…would give my last Rolo to…
my best friend Mia
…would love to be stuck in an elevator with is…
George Clooney
…have been most inspired by…
John
5. The place I …
…dream of visiting is…
Peru
…am most happy is…
in the mountains walking with my dogs
…am most productive in is…
in the corner of my lounge – my desk is now there.
6. Things that…
…inspire me…
children, kindess , openess
…educate me…
everything – we learn every sec of every day
…irritate/challenge me…
poor performance, lazyness, theft, bad work ethic
…calm me…
insence
…keep me productive…
deadlines
7. Things that make me go…
…yee haa!…
holidays
…WTF?…
bad moods
8. My reason for…
…getting up in the morning is…
kids have to get to school – would not get up before 8 if I did not have to.
…smiling is…
life is good
…pursuing my passion is…
what else would I do?
9. My approach to…
…life is…
live sec by sec
…business is…
stay focused
…fashion is…
style and comfort,
…health and beauty is…
you are what you eat and use the best creams you can afford
…productivity is…
have fun – don’t procrastinate – love what you do.
10. My perfect….
…day starts with…
coffee
…client is…
a happy client
…hobby is…
renovating
…movie role is…
action, thiller or walt disney