Bubbles & inspiration

Back in 2008, an idea was discussed over a flat white by two ‘out of towners’ who had married into the district, and then Bubbles & Inspiration was born!

Over the last 7 years, we have bought 50 fabulous speakers to the region for Wairarapa Women to listen to. With audiences ranging from 120 to 350 at each event, that’s approximately 10,000 women that have attended a Bubbles & Inspiration event! We are both immensely proud and grateful of this achievement as we have had the opportunity to mix and mingle with so many wonderful local women, and listen to some of New Zealand’s finest.

So you will appreciate we both lead rather busy lives with 3 young children each, and our own businesses.

With work commitments, pressing projects on the home front and kids activities, we have mutually decided to go on a 12 month sabbatical. We are reluctant to give our ‘baby’ (Bubbles & Inspiration) to new managers, as we both are extremely hopeful of returning to it in 12 months time.

Alongside the Bubbles & Inspiration events, Sara and her husband Sam are now managing their family business Sharpes Stockfeed, and also last year Sara and her husband launched an innovative IT transport solution called MyTrucking which has exceeded their initial expectations and has now entered the Australian market. Alongside this Sara is also involved with her husband in their farming operation.

Carissa works with clients as a financial adviser at RIVAL Wealth, a thriving Financial Planning business she established with her husband Tim. She is very proud of the fact they have recruited 9, nearly 10, of their staff through the Bubbles & Inspiration network. Passionate about people making educated financial decisions, Carissa has commenced ‘keynote’ speaking as a financial expert all around the country and looks forward to continuing on with this. We will keep in touch, and do continue to follow us on the Bubbles & Inspiration Facebook page, as we will most certainly be keeping this page going.


We would like to take this time to thank our incredible partners, who really have made Bubbles & Inspiration possible, The Copthorne Hotel, Hebe Boutique in Kuripuni, & Technology Solutions. We are so grateful for your support! If you ever need help in the areas of Hospitality, IT or Dressing to impress – these are the people you need to see! And also a big thanks to Becks Tosswill for the design of our logo & branding.

So a big thank you to all YOU ladies for supporting us, donating prizes and offering kind words.

It’s been our pleasure and we’ll see you in 2016!

Carissa & Sara

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