This week Ruby Slipper are proud to present the immaculate and energetic Jane Hayes of Jane Hayes Consulting. We met Jane at The Spirit of the Black Dress Fundraising dinner, and found out more about her stylist services as well as corporate presentations. She is a woman of many talents, and an innovator in her field. Should you need the skills to present at your utmost best, or help encouraging your staff to represent your company better , Jane provides a complete solution. Meet Jane!
1. What makes your business magical, setting you apart from other competitors?
What sets me apart from other businesses in my area is that I give back to the community through the work I do with m.a.d. woman and Fitted for Work. I do pro bono work with them to help women feel powerful and beautiful no matter their age and size.
2. What are your maddest ‘ninja skillz’?
- · Good communicator
- · Have experience in working with different body shapes, sizes and people of different ages.
- · A strong knowledge of the corporate environment
- · A strong knowledge of fashion
- · Good at organising events
- · Can create bespoke events
3. How did your lightbulb moment in creating your business come about?
I had studied in many areas such as music/ business and business/ advertising and worked in these areas and more. After finishing a job in marketing that I was not happy with I just decided to start my business. I had thought about starting a business for a while and this felt like the best time.
4. What is your earliest memory?
I was around 2 years of age and walking to kindergarten with my mum while living in London. I remember the bluestone buildings, the big door of the center and also remember looking up to my mum as she was holding my hand, feeling nervous.
5. What would your last meal be?
It would start with a simple lamb roast and would have to end with my mums steamed pudding, simple and delicious and a favorite of everyone in my family.
6. What is your best tip for recruiting staff or choosing business partners?
I work for myself and by myself and sometime in the near future would love to hire someone. I do work with other businesses on a day-to-day basis and when I am looking to get involved with a business it is important for them to have a good moral sense in the way they conduct themselves and how they treat their clients.
7. What is your favourite sound?
My favorite sound is when the rain falls on the tin roof of my house. There is nothing like it when a storm hits and you are inside safe and sound cuddled up on the couch and you can hear the rain hitting the roof.
8. Who would you like to invite to dinner?
I’m guessing that they could be alive or dead! I would love to have Ella Fitzgerald to dinner. She is an amazing woman whose music was strong as was her passion.
9. Who has inspired you to be a better ‘Business Ninja’?
My mum has been a big inspiration for me. She has taught me to be strong and compassionate which are 2 things I find to be very important in and out of the business world.