As a mum, sister, wife, daughter and friend, Kate Marshall has spent her life nurturing others. She is passionate about raising mindful, resilient, positive and ️emotionally healthy, happy children and believes that guiding self-love can empower, protect and heal, as well as create positive emotional and physical wellbeing. Kate wants to spread the message of empowerment and positivity to children through positive affirmations. Her book, ‘I AM…A Book About Me’ encourages kids’ imaginations and builds positivity and open communication. It is the perfect gift for anyone supporting the emotional wellbeing of a child. Here Kate talks to The Natural Parent Magazine about the inspiration behind The ‘I am’ Experience, the pros and cons of running her own business, and her hopes and dreams for the future.
The passion: What inspired you to set up your business?
My husband and I would read a book to my son each night. After the story, my husband would leave the room and I would sit with my son and tell him, “Mama loves you, Dada loves you”. It then turned into, “You are strong, you are brave, you are loved”. He was too young to speak, however the look he would give me was filled with such love and pure emotion – I wanted to capture this moment and have everyone enjoy it with their child. The book wrote itself after this… Now that he is older, he really understands the messages and he believes in the words!
The launch: How did you start out in the beginning?
I started an Instagram page and started to launch the book via this directing sales to my website. I officially launched at a nearby bookstore, of which the book sold out 3 times in a matter of weeks.
The innovation: What was the biggest breakthrough for you with your business?
I truly believe in the message that this book sends – to empower our children and when I see the reactions of parents sight the book for the first time, I know I am sending a wonderful message for our children.
Yin and Yang: How do you balance work and family?
I am a part-time flight attendant, so I allow a period of time to complete “book/business work” allowing me to be “present” for my family when I am home. I tend to do a lot of work when my son has a day sleep (the cleaning can wait).