Isabelle’s journey that took her from getting off the hamster wheel to seeking out and finding meaningful work through transforming spaces has been anything but a straight line. From building engineer to the lucrative career in the pharmaceutical industry to becoming an interior designer and creator, she never stops going outside her comfort zone to continue growing into a better version of herself. Featured in Success magazine, her compelling story has inspired many to follow their dreams and create a home they love by following her lead. Her candid down-to-earth style allows her to share what she’s learned on a number of topics in a way that is both relatable and uplifting.
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Jumping off the Hamster Wheel: lessons learned from taking a leap of faith
From a successful career as a building engineer to a lucrative stint as a pharmaceutical marketer, it was thanks for a twist of faith that Isabelle got off the hamster wheel and left behind the 6 figure salary to set out on a mission to find her passion. Evolving into a digital creator and entrepreneur has meant overcoming fear and self- doubt along the way, but it has been her most rewarding journey yet.
From McMansion to Tiny Home: Roadmap to making the most of the space you have:
Through her countless moves, including one where she drastically downsized to live in a 450 ft2 studio apartment, Isabelle has learned that less sometimes can be more. Her unique approach to downsizing, which revolves around exercises designed to bring awareness to how you live in your current home, will give you a clear plan for successfully transitioning into a smaller home.
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Being a Digital Creator and Entrepreneur:
Through her experience creating digital content and running her online business solo for the past 8 years, Isabelle has learned valuable and sometimes costly lessons on what to do and not to do and developed strategies for staying sane through it all.
“We had the privilege of having her as a special guest at our Women United March Quarterly Meeting on March 14, 2019, in San Bernardino, CA. Her presentation style is very conversational and truly keeps the audience engaged. Her candor and humor kept you wanting to learn and hear more of her experience. Sharing deeply personal moments with the audience made her inspirational story and message one that each person could relate to and wanted to take and tailor to their lives or sneak into their goals. We hope to find more opportunities to work with Isabelle in the future.”
– Gretchen Strutzenberg, Program Manager, Arrowhead United Way
“I have had the privilege of having Isabelle on multiple WIF panels at Digital Hollywood. She is an exceptional asset. The audience can easily relate to her and her journey! A journey I can personally attest to, as Isabelle’s first participation some years back was as a “newcomer.” She is now a leader in the industry, having her own highly successful channel on YouTube, being a recognized brand in the DIY world, and having conquered the entrepreneurial world as a woman. As a triple threat, you can rely on Isabelle to provide significant input on different topics from influencer, to female entrepreneur, from engineer, to creator. She is very personable, highly knowledgeable and completely comfortable participating to large conferences or smaller workshops. I look forward to our next opportunity to collaborate; as I know it will be a success.”
– Karene Jullien, Entertainment Lawyer, Digital Hollywood Board of Advisors