Member Spotlight – February 2013

Tamara MacDonald_cropped  Joanne Mulhall - February 2013

Tamara MacDonald

Tweak Home Staging and Redesign

Tamara MacDonald brings her passion for home decor to her profession as a Professional Real Estate Stager where she helps homeowners prepare their home for selling to ensure that they get the best possible price. She also offers redesign services, where she uses the homeowner’s current possessions to transform rooms from drab to fabulous improving the overall feel of the home.

Prior to launching her business, Tweak Home Staging and Redesign, Tamara was a successful restaurant owner. She later went on to work in management for an international home décor store further fueling her passion for interior decorating.

The greatest hurdles she has had to overcome since starting her business have been self promotion and public speaking. By attending networking events, she has been able to continue building her confidence in the company of many other women who are also in business for themselves. Initially she attended the SWAN meetings because of the great speakers, but now really enjoys the more personal aspect of building friendships and offering support to one another.

Advice she offers to new entrepreneurs is to listen to your mentors and people you admire for ongoing support, and get involved in networking since no one will know what kind of services you can provide to them if you are working alone in your home office.

In addition to enjoying a busy family life, Tamara loves to spend time vacationing on the Sunshine Coast with her family and dogs and staying fit attending Pilates classes.

For more about Tamara and her business, please visit

Joanne Mulhall

Core Wellness Solutions

Joanne Mulhall is a certified Health Practitioner specializing in Eye Analysis, Holistic Nutrition, Cleanse Coaching, Reiki and Ear Coning.

A degree in French Literature led her to bilingual work as a flight attendant then in-flight manager.  Later, her own need for better health led her to explore natural health and healing. She was bitten by a new bug!  Helping others through natural nutrition and remedies became her calling.

Not many can say that their work aligns with their life purpose, but Joanne coaches what she lives  – that balance in life is important, that health is making good choices where mindfulness, nutrition and fitness are HIGH priorities. Joanne does yoga, hikes the lovely NS trails, skis and reads to improve her mind.  She LOVES  to travel (last trip with her daughter to Peru).

Joanne enjoys the monthly SWAN meetings, both networking and the presentations, but feels SWAN could also draw presenters from its own multi-talented pool of members.  Her best advice to new entrepeneurs is to pace themselves  and not take on too much at once.  Business is not a sprint but a marathon.

Her passion and aim is to empower everyone to take care of their health physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. Cleansing the body of impurities and infusing it with superfood nutrition is a powerful tool in taking charge of your health.

If you are searching for answers to health challenges or simply ready to take your health and vitality to the next level, group programs start on January 7th. Contact Joanne for a complimentary 15 minute phone consultation.

Joanne Mulhall C.C.Ir. NWS. PTS.

Executive-Isagenix International, Certified Nutrition and Cleanse Coach, Speaker, Trainer/Instructor


Office hours: Mon-Fri. 9a.m.-4p.m. Sat. appt. only

Interviewed by Kathy Brett

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