Paula and Andy’s partnership began in a Sydney gym, in 1998. The pair met running side-by side on the treadmill… a powerful metaphor, given that they’ve been running beside each other ever since.
Both qualified Personal Fitness Trainers at the time, they shared a passion for health and wellbeing, guiding and helping others to reach their wellness goals. Endlessly curious about their own and others' potential, they added Personal and Business Coaching to their credentials. Andy started working with a Business Coaching company and Paula trained as a Life Coach. The couple married in 2001, settled into their little Bondi apartment, and ran their respective businesses, coaching clients on their business and personal goals.
While they loved working with their coaching clients, both Andy and Paula were eager to better themselves, personally and professionally. They felt a burning desire to get off the sidelines and have a ‘lived experience’ of the entrepreneurial journey, and the multitude of personal growth opportunities that come with it.
"when you create a difference in someone's
life, you not only impact their life, you
impact everyone influenced by them
throughout their entire lifetime...
In 2002, Paula had a ‘big idea’ moment on the streets of New York. She discovered a great tasting, ball-shaped snack, that she felt was truly special. Her creative juices started flowing and she wondered…’What if I could create a delicious, high protein, healthy snack that’s convenient and supports people to be their best?’ At the time, there were only a few protein bars on the supermarket shelves in Australia, but nothing unique like this. So, Paula returned home, with snacks in hand, and put the idea to Andy. His excitement mirrored hers and the concept of the ‘Bounce Ball’ was born.