Aimee Sherriff, founder of The Powerhouse Collective
Aimee Sherriff, founder of The Powerhouse Collective Contributed

THIS IS ME: Aimee Sherriff, The Powerhouse Collective

Aimee Sherriff is the Founder of The Powerhouse Collective in Noosa, Australia's only business development and community space for women in business.

She is fiercely passionate about the success and growth of women in business and this shows through the community she has built and continues to support.

She is a wife and mother to three children and wants to create a world with less-stressed mums who are able to be a parent and own a businesses simultaneously.

A pioneer, mentor, events co-ordinator, imagineer and a vibe facilitator is how she describes her roles at The Powerhouse Collective.

1 Favourite time of day and why?

6pm. My family are all with each other, the house is loud and crazy, like super- crazy. It's still light, not quite dark. I might pour a wine or we might still be at the skate park thinking about getting take-out to take home. My hubby generally cooks and he usually puts on a feast, so we are all very spoilt by his culinary skills.


2 What excites you?

Definitely travel. I recently spent three-and-a-half weeks last month in Europe on my own and had an absolute ball while hubby held the fort at home - something I highly recommend every woman, wife and mother does.


The message behind The Powerhouse Collective
The message behind The Powerhouse Collective Contributed

3 Favourite sport? Player or spectator?

I'm a mountain gal, so I love my skiing and snowboarding. Any board sport, even wakeboarding. My boys skate so I spend my life at the skatepark.


4 Best childhood memory?

Camping - I loved camping as a child and exploring waterfalls, dams and rivers to float our tractor-tyre inners down. Now I get to watch my three children do the same.


5 Where were you born?

I was born in a mothers' home in Auckland, New Zealand. My mum was 17 and was to adopt me out but wouldn't sign the paperwork and returned home with her bundle of joy, which left family and friends stumped as she was supposedly on work experience. Slightly awkward, I'm sure.

6 Where would you like to holiday?

The Mediterranean. I just love the Med. I've only been to Greece and I would go back in a heartbeat, as well as visit Italy. It just feels so right there. But I'm not a fan of olives. No thanks.


7 Cats or dogs? Do you have a pet?

Yes, we have one big rottweiler called Bailey, one cat, and are looking after seven guinea pigs. I love animals and would have a farm if I could. We used to have a lamb/goat (we actually weren't too sure what it was) and three chickens.

Growing up, I owned and rode horses and helped look after my grandfather's hobby farm.


The Powerhouse Collective in Noosa
The Powerhouse Collective in Noosa Contributed

8 Who are your heroes?

I love Richard Branson. His book was the first book I ever really read about becoming an entrepreneur and I couldn't believe that he started and ran businesses from his bed and out of a dingy flat.

It blew my mind. And from there I knew that anything was possible. His book really did inspire me.


9 Dream job?

I'm doing it. While most women look for events with inspirational speakers, Iget to walk into work each day and be around the most inspiring women I've met.

Watching women with your own eyes go from strength to strength and experience real business growth is something else.


10 What will you be doing in 10 years?

Something ridiculously adventurous like sailing the world even though I don't sail, or on a yacht somewhere in the Med eating grapes and supping wine with my hubby and kids.

I'm going to tag this in my vision board now as I love a goal. I'll write to you from the Med off my yacht 10 years from now.

Okay, so the yacht might be hired for the weekend, but still ...


11 What's the best thing about living on the Sunshine Coast?

I love that there are so many pockets to visit and explore on your weekend, including the amazing hinterland.

We are so so blessed to live here.

The only thing missing for me are some ski fields: then it would be perfect. Can we just get maybe an indoor ski field? Would that be do-able?

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