Jessica May is the founder and CEO of a hugely successful business called Enabled Employment, a labour hire company for people with a disability. Jessica herself suffers from dissociative anxiety (put up your hand if you didn’t know that anxiety was a disability!) after having been the victim of sexual abuse, and created the business when she didn’t get the support she needed from her employer.
The reason I started Tea with Jules was to share the stories of my guests in hopes of inspiring you to live your very best life. To me, we are all the same. Regardless of position or status, we are all humans on the planet doing our best to have a happy life.
The guests who come to share a tea with me, have a similar thread to their story. They have had to endure some pretty tough life moments to come through to the other side to find confidence and joy. The road is very rarely easy, even for the most beautiful, smart and noted people. Everyone has a story. The ups and downs is what makes a person who they are. Its a beautiful disaster and I love it!
Ok, confession…I’ve been married for almost 9 years (in May!), I dated my husband for 8 years before we got married and knew him for 6 years before we dated. Phew! When you put it in writing, that’s a really long time! So, the concept for a TV show where people tie the knot upon meeting for the very first time, was a lot for me to get my head around! I couldn’t believe people were doing it, but alas, once I started watching Married at First Sight, I was hooked!
James Mathison has graced Australian television for the past 15 years. I first met James as the co-host of Australian Idol in 2003 and have loved watching his career and life flourish. Not only is he a hilarious human he is passionate for what he believes in. James shares a cup of tea and his story with me in this fun episode of Tea with Jules .
Whenever I have a day of filming for Tea with Jules, I always have a few days of nerves leading into it. I don’t take my role lightly and I want you guys, my viewers, to get practical information and juicy knowledge out of each interview I do. I research thoroughly and try to put the most interesting and inspiring people in the chair, so you too can be inspired. So, when Mr Tim Costello, Chief Advocate and former CEO of World Vision agreed to come and have a chat with me, needless to say I was a little intimidated by his achievements!
Not only has Tim spent the last 13 years of his life as the CEO of World Vision he has had his time in politics and as a Minister. He is a very accomplished man, with worlds of wisdom to share. The moment Tim entered the room, my nerves disappeared and he made us all feel completely at ease with his friendly and warm nature.
I hope you enjoy this in depth and really interesting interview with Tim Costello.
Every now and then I get a little bit star struck…it happened when I met Beyoncé, it happened when I met Brené Brown…and it happens every time I meet these two beautiful humans! Emma Watkins and Lachy Gillespie are better known as the yellow and purple Wiggles, but they are every bit the gorgeous people you would imagine them to be.
If you are a fan of Tea with Jules, you would have noticed a few changes around my set of late. Thanks to TheHome.com.au and their amazing styling team – I have been able to help create a fresh, comfy new place for my guests to come and have tea.
Tracy Bevan from the McGrath Foundation is an absolute delight. I had the pleasure of sitting down with her for this episode of Tea with Jules, and I was blown away be her honesty and passion.
Tracy speaks openly about her struggles with motherhood when her two daughters were younger, the breakdown of her marriage to former Australian Cricket player, Michael Bevan and the promise she made to her now passed, best friend, Jane McGrath.
You will laugh, cry and be moved by this interview. One not to be missed.
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In this episode of Tea with Jules, I sit down with beautiful fashion and beauty blogger Sara Donaldson from harperandharley.com . I am personally guilty of scrolling through her blog to find fashion inspiration from her pallet of black, white, grey (and the occasional neutral, khaki or navy for good measure!). If it’s beautiful images, amazing fashion and great ideas you are after – Sara is your girl.
We chat about Sara’s journey to becoming one of the world’s most influential bloggers and how she holds her own as a woman in business.
Sara is sweet, funny and super stylish. You’ll love her story and how she tells it!
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In this episode of Tea with Jules I chat with Conchita Wurst, drag artist and the 2014 winner or Eurovision. I first met Conchita when I had the pleasure of attending Eurovision in 2015. I instantly fell in love with her when she asked how my babies were and complimented me on my dress! This, coming from someone standing before me in a couture gown with the most perfect lashes I have ever seen.
Conchita opens up to me about growing up gay, her childhood in Australia and her love of performing. Her message is one of positivity and accepting yourself and others for just who they are. She is a whole lot of fun and a beautiful spirit.