How many identities do you have?
1. Founder and Managing Director of Hunter Communications
2. Founder and Managing Director of The Influencer Agency
3. Partner in Landsdale Farming Pty Ltd
4. Board Director – Perth Convention Bureau and Australia Day Council
5. Mother and wife
What don’t you know about Nicole Moody?
1. Hunter is the result of me being sacked from my last job after a downturn in business.
2. I didn’t graduate from high school and don’t have a university degree.
3. I grew up on a family farm – this is still my happy place.
How did your career in the media and communications begin?
When 15 at Donnybrook District High School we had to do work experience – my English teacher suggested I do journalism at the Bunbury Telegraph. After the two weeks I was offered a job as the Donnybrook correspondent writing two pages of local news every fortnight. From there I became a print and television journalist, political media adviser and then PR consultant.
What is it like in the Moody household?
Hectic and run by the boys!
I have a 12 year old and 16 year old and husband who are sport mad – so if they aren’t playing it they are watching it or talking about it.
My husband largely runs the daily household logistics of cooking, getting the boys to sport and the washing and ironing. I’m more the household strategic and financial planner.
What do you believe your secret to success is, with balancing your passions and pursuits?
I’m lucky that Hunter is both my passion and pursuit. I am competitive and hate to fail so I have thrown every bit of energy I have at Hunter in the past two and a half years to build it to the team of 10 it is today representing national and local brands. I started Hunter with the personal motto of ‘Choose Brave’ so that has propelled
If you could have your time again, what would you do differently?
I should say slow it all down a bit, stop and enjoy the successes and not make so many sacrifices that impacted time with family and friends and my personal wellbeing. But I know had I taken this advice I wouldn’t be where I am today. My plan now is to consolidate the recent growth and spend a little more downtime to focus on my family and well being.
What advice would you give to other women out there who want to start a business but don’t know where to start?
‘Choose Brave”. Being in business is not easy – physically or emotionally – but I don’t regret it for a second!
Don’t be afraid to promote yourself (authentically) or ask for help.
Be prepared to work long hours, say yes to every opportunity that passes your way and pay for the necessary support where your need it to allow you to focus on what you are good at (for me it was an accountant).