Do What You Love is a young, dynamic company which delivers innovative online courses to thousands of people all across the world, providing them tools, advice and inspiration to do what they love, for life. The company is growing fast, and we are delighted to work with a team of brilliant people to bring tools and inspiration to you. Get to know some of the team a little better here:
BETH KEMPTON (Founder)
Love, Adventure, Freedom
Beth Kempton is a wanderer, an adventurer, and a seeker of beauty. Her life story is a catalogue of wild and crazy experiences that she wouldn’t believe if she hadn’t been there herself—such as hosting her own TV show (in Japan!), travelling on a private jet with the world’s most famous football team, or surviving falling off a cliff on a quad bike.
But these things didn’t come about because of any kind of special privilege or personal wealth. They happened because Beth followed her intuition, made bold choices, and sought out freedom every step of the way. And sometimes she just got lucky!
As a result, Beth has been fortunate enough to have lived, worked, and travelled in 50+ countries on every continent. In amongst all of that, she has also been blessed with the opportunity to work with UN agencies, global brands, and NGOs all over the world, advising on corporate social responsibility, instigating projects that have raised over $10 million for charity, and earning a Master’s degree in Japanese.
And that was all before she founded Do What You Love, on the back of a major setback that opened her eyes to the way the world really works. Beth is also co-founder of MakeArtThatSells.com and MakeItInDesign.com, both of which have helped thousands of artists and designers launch and grow professional creative careers through innovative online courses and a host of free resources. She is also co-founder of online design magazine MOYO, which has had over 2.5 million views on Issuu.com.
Beth believes that ‘waiting for the weekend’ is no way to live your life — or design your career. And she’s living proof that there’s another option — one where the way that you feel about your work is just as important as the salary you take home. Beth’s first book ‘FREEDOM SEEKER: Live more. Worry less. Do what you love.’ will be published by Hay House in Spring 2017.
Not long ago, she was selected by Marie Claire magazine as one of the UK’s 16 most exciting young female entrepreneurs, and was a finalist for the Digital Entrepreneur of the Year Awards in the Education Entrepreneur category in recognition of the company’s outstanding online courses.
Beth has a slight obsession with washi tape and beautiful paper, and harbours a secret dream to launch her own stationery line. She’s usually holding a cup of milky tea in one hand and a nibble of chocolate in the other. She’s also a wife, and a mother of two sweet girls.
The most important thing you need to know about Beth? She’s very, very good at doing what she loves.
And more than anything else in the world, she wants to help you figure out what you love, commit to that love, and make it your life.
Family, Fitness, Stories
Paul is a husband, a father and a sport and film enthusiast. After spending 12 years working in civil engineering and construction, Paul realised that the path he was on was no longer a path that he loved.
Leaving behind his “stable job” to join his wife’s company wasn’t an easy decision, but he knows it was absolutely the right one.
These days, Paul looks after the strategic development, runs the back-end operations here at Do What You Love — keeping the bills paid, keeping the website up and running, and keeping the team happy.
When he’s not scanning a computer screen, Paul gets to enjoy his offline passions: making up stories for his baby daughters, Sienna and Maia, ducking out for a midday run, studying Japanese or sketching out new architectural designs — he’s currently working on a “fantasy home” for his family and a Do What You Love retreat centre.
Paul’s idea of a “perfect day” would be “dreaming up new plans and figuring out how to make them come true.”
He hopes that Do What You Love gives YOU the tools, inspiration and courage to create thousands of your own “perfect days,” too.
He documents his journey and decision making process in his regular blog column ‘Life According to Mr. K — a guy’s view on doing what you love’.
“I really believe the world would be a better place if more of us were doing what we love. I hope the work we do here at “Do What You Love ” will help inspire you to make changes to chase your dreams.
I have been where you are – a little lost and confused about how I can find more fulfillment in my life whilst ensuring I meet my responsibilities. I had a good career but it just wasn’t me! I wanted to wake up and be excited about every day. I was about to become a husband and father and I didn’t want to miss a moment. But what else was there? What could I do? I discovered that there were so many different lives waiting for me to live. I just had to choose.
I am sure a little bit of courage will be required along the way but we are here to help and with a growing movement forming worldwide you will find the support you need, even if it is in the most unlikely of places. You just need to choose how you want to live yours.”
Love, Soul, Freedom
Email (for editorial content only): Rachel@dowhatyouloveforlife.com
Rachel is Senior Editor at Do What You Love and she is passionate about helping people find the clarity, courage and confidence to do what they love, too.
Creative, spiritual, and a hippie at heart, Rachel is motivated by her desire to live life to the fullest. She says: “I believe in the power of intuition and that true happiness comes when you show gratitude, live in the present and follow your heart.”
Rachel appreciates the beauty that is all around us, from acts of kindness, breathtaking views, inspirational art and soul touching quotes to gorgeous fabrics, flowers and furniture. She can lose hours shopping for antiques, making vintage-inspired gifts and decorating her home – boho-chic style.
When she’s not running, relaxing in the spa, or working on her next passion project, she can be found in her home studio, writing, reading self-help books, creating things in mixed media, doing Kundalini yoga or meditating.
“Having my son, Zack, made me realise that if I’m going to encourage him to chase his wildest dreams I better fully go after mine. Working for Do What You Love is the next exciting step towards creating the life I imagine. Not only am I free to work around my wonderful little family, I get to interview the most inspirational people, write to my heart’s content, and best of all, help people realise their dreams. It’s amazing how magic happens when you trust in yourself and the amazing power of the Universe.”
Colourful, Creative, Barefoot
Louise provides friendly support to our Make Art That Sells course and Bootcamp assignment participants. She offers colour insight for The Art and Business of Surface Pattern Design and writes the Colour Stories feature in each issue of our beautiful MOYO Magazine.
Louise is an artist with a passion for colour, nature and energy. She lives by the sea in Spain with a view of Gibraltar rock, tiny fishing boats and the Morrocan coastline. Her latest passion project was co-writing Mandala for the Inspired Artist: Working with paint, paper, and texture to create expressive mandala art. In her own words…
“I can honestly say I am doing what I love everyday which includes being creative, walking barefoot in the sand at sunrise, running my own workshops and being part of the DWYL team. Making time to do something I love everyday and learning new things is what keeps me smiling and motivated. I am currently studying Color Therapy and am on a mission to help others learn about the power of colour to create their own colour story in life. I also have a secret desire to learn to play the Mandolin.”
Louise spent eight years in the USA and it was there in 2009, she picked up a paintbrush again, to pursue a life full of more creativity and freedom, leaving behind a corporate job with a windowless office. Soon after, she met Beth at an art retreat and knew it was a serendipitous meeting.
“I have always believed that everything is connected and all the people I meet, the roads I travel and experiences I have, are there for a reason. By each of us, doing what we love, we will creative positive energy in the world and attract kindreds to assist us on our unique journeys. I am so thrilled to be part of the DWYL team – part of something I truly believe in.”
Creative, Optimistic, Curious
An eternal optimist and all round positive person, Kelly is constantly curious about the world around her. She gets to work daily in an industry that she loves as a designer for various creative companies including Do What You Love.
Kelly has always been creative and has pursued her passion through her education and in her spare time through her interests and hobbies. When she’s not at her computer designing, Kelly can be found reading good books, enjoying long walks, lighting candles, taking photographs or drawing in her sketchbook.
Kelly is currently working on a variety of exciting projects and she can’t wait to see the companies she works with become go-to places for creatives across the globe.
“I was so lucky to have found a job doing what I love straight out of university and I will always been grateful to Do What You Love, and other companies I work with, for investing in me, and my knowledge, skills and passions. I honestly believe that the map of your life is shaped by the people you meet, the chances you take and the choices you make to better yourself. Choosing to Do What You Love can be challenging at times but as the saying goes ‘Nothing in this world that’s worth having comes easy’ – choosing to do what makes you happy is so worth it in the end.”
Discover, Dream, Collaborate
Fiona is on a mission to help more people experience moments of self discovery, and share them with the world. Her passion is helping people unfold who they really are by finding what they love doing and encouraging them to do more of it. In the past Fiona has organised transformative events doing just this, and brought together inspiring spaces that allow people to be the best version of themselves. She loves connecting people and believes that when it comes to doing what you love collaboration is the key to success.
Fiona is an organiser at heart. Give her a fancy new notebook and she’ll stack it with to-do lists and doodles. She also holds a deep-rooted love for writing and telling stories, and she’s crazy for styling and decoration.
Her passion project is her interior blog where she shares stories of how she’s transforming her 1930s granny house from grantastic to fantastic!
Many of our online courses are run in collaboration with industry experts and successful entrepreneurs. We also work with a talented team to put together the online design magazine MOYO. You can find out more about that team here.