In the last 9+ years that I've been online, I've met many great and wonderful people. Some, I have even had the privelege of meeting in person. And, I always look forward to meeting many more in the future.
Last week, I had the fantastic opportunity to meet someone who introduced himself to me via email a couple of weeks ago. His name is Matthew Michalewicz, the CEO of SolveIT Software Pty Ltd. He's also the author of two business-related books that are going to published mid-2006, a lecturer at the Adelaide University, and a talented presenter/speaker. And, if I'm not mistaken, he's just in his early 30s.
Apparently, Matthew read the article about me on "The Advertiser" and thought it'll be great to chat over a cuppa. I accepted his invitation and met him at a cafe in the city last Monday afternoon.
I expected the business suit, the American accent (he grew up and lived in the US before moving here 2 years ago), the business talk, and the chat on blogging. What I didn't expect were the amazing thoughts he shared on following dreams and passions, parenting, writing, art, family and life in general. I went away energised and excited about a lot of things - including growing b5media and the other aspects of my life.
Matthew is definitely one of those incredible people who's a great pleasure to meet up, talk to and get to know better.
Thanks again for the hot chocolate, the VC/biz advice, and the possible blogging job lead, Matthew. 🙂
Shai has been managing and blogging here at ShaiCoggins.com for 17 years. Here, she writes about creativity, productivity, and how to recharge for a better, happier lifestyle. She is the author of Today: Life Journal, Colour Bliss: Kaleidoscopes, and a little known children's book. A serial entrepreneur, Shai also currently runs Vervely.com, a boutique digital media agency offering online content, community, and conversion marketing services. Her blogging experience and digital work have been featured in various media, including being listed in Fast Company's "Most Influential Women in Technology" list. Originally from Manila, Shai lived in Singapore and the USA before moving to Australia with her British husband. They have two children, a pet bunny, and a rambunctious rescue Labrador.