When I first started looking at what I was going to do with my time back in 2012-2013, I was very limited as to what I could do. I have two lovely children and when I set up business in 2013 they were 3 and 5.
I wanted to do something that would work around them initially and obviously needed something flexible. Other jobs and roles just didn’t allow for this. I had always been a stay-at-home Mum since having the kids and wanted to continue this for as long as possible, so setting up my own business seemed like a logical conclusion.
The previous year (2012) when I was volunteering as usual with one of my favourite charity’s Cuidiu, I was approached by a Magician! He had seen me posting on Facebook regularly and wondered if he could get a few pointers off me on how I did it? I was delighted to show him how I did it and really enjoyed seeing him learning to do it for himself and that’s where the idea of STOMP came along. He then recommended me to others and after a few enquiries I then approached the Local Enterprise Office on how to set up my company.
My Mission is to empower every business owner to manage their social media and time better
To make your own social media and time management a realistic in-house option for every business
I started first with a Design Your Own Website Using WordPress course and then went on to a Start Your Own Business Course and several other courses over the years since.
When I first started back in 2013, I didn’t think very big – not many sole traders do and the name STOMP actually stands for Sole Trader, Office, Marketing and PR. I am delighted to say I now support and train all sizes of business and my business has grown with my clients.
I set up STOMP Marketing & PR in Co Wicklow on November 7th 2013 and rebranded my business December 2015 to what it is known today to STOMP Social Media Training after looking at my pool of enquiries and making my business match my clientele.
I have now trained over 3,200 people in the last 8 years either in groups or on a one to one basis. On stage, online or in person through Keynotes, Workshops or Ongoing Courses. I can help you feel supported and confident in your new skills.
Since January 2020 myself and Co Founder Esther Ocampo have been working together on our joint venture called The Monday Morning Marketing Podcast.
This weekly podcast is only 10-20 minutes (ish) a week and we alternate each week with a guest. We've been very fortunate to have a varied amount of guests ranging from small business owners to well known brands and influencers. Listen in and subscribe today!