I did a law degree, and wanted to be a lawyer for so long... but didn't fancy becoming Hackney’s version of Ally McBeal, so I took a runner job on Breakfast TV and kind of fell in to becoming a booker...
After doing a law degree, and not fancying becoming Hackney’s version of Ally McBeal, I took a runner job on Breakfast TV and kind of fell into becoming a booker for all those TV shows the nation were obsessed with. After a long time of being chained to someone else’s desk, 4 years ago I set up my business The Booking Project and chained myself to my very own desk, and the rest, as they say has been VAT registered history.
I love that I can be me. I am loving, welsh, fiery, fun, professional and a little bonkers, so being able to be me authentically is magical.
As well as my retained booking work and managing some rather lovely influencers, I am setting up a collective of women, who are all 40 years old +. I feel like authentic women, in that age bracket will be used more and more in the next few years by brands. I always love to try and guess what is going to happen next and be ahead of things. @thefemalefront.
Productive, fast, decisive, caffeinated, Kelly Cutrone with a heart….
Be you. Be happy. It will be ok. Oh, and don’t wear a bandana. Never cool.
I would say having The Booking Project reaching 4 years old (in May 2019) will be a fabulous achievement.. It's tough. It's exciting, It's hell. It's heaven. Its mine – that’s is what keeps me going.
Have respect. It's not the shoulder padded days of the 80’s. Treat people well.
1. Commitment. Prove you will be committed. I think a lot of people have their eyes on too many things rather than committing to one job. 2. Awareness – Be aware of what’s going on in the world of media and comms. 3. Have respect. It's not the shoulder padded days of the 80’s. Treat people well. It will help, not only with career progression but you own sense of happiness.
When I first started I looked up to female hard workers… Women who I watched on TV and loved. Kelly Cutrone, Rachel Zoe. Women who took no shit, achieved and conquered.
Daily Mail online (don’t judge, it’s the fastest way for me to see what’s going on and who is about and who has been naughty – all important when linking talent to brands), Celeb Intell – The Bookers best friend. The event page is my go to, to see who is in town. PR weekly, and Net A Porter. Not work related but I wish someone would block me from it. It needs parental controls.
Iphone. I know boring, but true. I am obsessed with Google Docs.
Any Londoner, lives fearlessly every day. Have you tried to get a seat on the central line at 8am?
In 2018, the anxiety, which I suffer from rose its head like the devil on steroids. I was overworked, I was over-checking my phone and I was exhausted. A trip overseas and a copy of Matt Haigs ‘Notes on a Nervous Planet’ quite literally changed my mind set. I am now a fierce protector of my mental health, and I will not let anyone try and get past the security fence that protects my calmer mind. I try and get out of London when I can and I love an overseas trip. I don’t have notifications on my phone (game changer), I limit the news apps I have on the phone (game changer) and I have learnt that I do not need to answer everyone immediately, unless important. We need to take care of ourselves, because if we don’t, nobody else will. On a weekend, or a day off I will be doing some sort of exercise, walking my best pal (my dog Delilah) and eating good food with good friends.
I did a law degree, and wanted to be a lawyer for so long. Now, if I could press a button and be doing another job, I would actually like to be a therapist. I love to listen, help and articulate a response to help people. I talk in Analogies constantly to help give advice. I am also forever looking for answers in my own, very busy mind, so I could probably help myself as well!