Name: Skye Griffiths

Your business name: Skye Lifestyle

Industry: Corporate Health and Wellbeing

Please give us a brief description of your business:
Skye Lifestyle is a national corporate wellness company founded in 2009, by Skye Griffiths.

After over a decade working in luxury hotels and the tourism industry, I left the corporate world to follow my passion and tailor wellness programs for leading national corporations who value their employee’s well-being. These leading national corporations choose Skye Lifestyle to create wellness programs that produce a healthier, happier and more productive working environment.

What inspired you to start your business?
I was inspired to help burnt out corporate workers who were not finding the time to escape the confines of their office and move their bodies. At Skye Lifestyle, we offer on-site health and wellness programs, making it convenient, accessible to all and a good use of time management. We can design programs for groups, executives and individuals.

What is your business motto, personal mantra or favourite quote?
Live Life Everyday

What advice would you give to others wanting to start a business?
Have a business plan, have adequate savings and create long and short-term goals. Write them up on a board, look at it everyday and reflect on the wins and the losses equally. And always celebrate the wins!

How do you market your business and what works best for you?Word of mouth by past clients and client recommendations is how we win most of our business. I always ask for a testimonial or recommendation by a client who has utilised our services and I am never afraid to ask for feedback to continually improve our services. I strive to create long term partnerships.

Do you have business mentors? Who do you seek advice from? Who do you look up to in business or strive to be like?
I have worked with Business Coaches in the past to streamline services and specialists like Solicitors who have ensured that certain documentation is to ensure that I am operating at my optimum level and minimising any risk. Putting this energy and time into my business early on meant that I was ready to fly when the opportunities arose. In business I look at some successful businesses wellness businesses like Emily Skye and Michelle Bridges who strive to find the best version of each of us in our everyday life.

What are the best and worst things about owning your own business?
Worst – the risk you run without the commitment of a full-time salary.
Best – the flexibility that you can create with your life and the bonus of being your own boss.

What has been your most satisfying moment in business?
Having recently been appointed as the National Wellness Provider for Hyatt Hotels around Australia. My team of national wellness instructors and I will be delivering a wide variety of wellness sessions within the new Hyatt Wellness Package featuring yoga, meditation, chair yoga for the afternoon breakout sessions, and fitness sessions offering Zumba, Pilates and boxing. These wellness sessions will be available at Hyatt Hotels nationally in Australia.

What are some of the biggest mistakes you have made in your business?
One of the biggest mistakes I have made was not believing in myself. I didn’t trust that I could outsource some of the delivery of the programs that I promoted to allow me to work ‘on’ my business instead of being everything to my business. It was an issue of trust and when I opened my mind and my heart and recruited an awesome team around Australia my business significantly expanded.

What is one item on your bucket list?
To travel with my Husband and Son to Churchill, Manitoba Canada and see the Polar Bears in their natural habitat.

Where do you get your inspiration?
My best inspiration comes from creating opportunities for quiet time. My yoga practice provides incredible inspiration to me as it reminds me how important my work is to me and the people who choose me to be heir Wellness Provider.

Please share your website and social media pages links with us?
Website: www.facebook.com/skyelifestyle
Facebook: www.facebook.com/skyelifestyle
Instagram: www.instagram/skyelifestyle