My name is Kasia Gospos and I’m an advocate for the rising powerful woman and the young leaders of tomorrow. I’m passionate about supporting and inspiring women to create fabulous businesses, careers and personal lives, on their own terms.
I come from a background as a commercial analyst, management accountant (ACMA), and project management professional with 10 years of experience across Australia and Europe. After observing women struggle with confidence in the workplace I wanted to be part of the solution to empower women, create change in the workplace, and provide resources for developing leadership traits. I am fortunate to have a mother who taught me that there’s no bigger achievement for a woman than claiming her independence. She was my inspiration in starting Leaders in Heels (now LH Agenda) to provide a forum where women can be educated and empowered.
My professional background, combined with my creative streak, love for technology, and desire to see women confident in their businesses and careers helped me bring Leaders in Heels to life. I am an author and the creative designer behind our range of stationery including the best-selling “Make Your Mark” journal, “Phenomenal Woman” planner, and other practical products to guide leaders in their personal and professional goals. As Leaders in Heels evolved over the years, I’ve also come to see how much more we have to stand for by supporting ALL leaders of the future with a desire to lead not by hustle and competition, but in a way led by the values in our Manifesto. In 2021 I rebranded Leaders in Heels to LH Agenda as an online community to empower the leaders of tomorrow to make their mark on the world. It became clear to me that we had an opportunity to expand to empower entire teams, be more inclusive whilst continuing to offer female-focus stationery alongside new unisex products. Read our LH Agenda Manifesto to understand our values and vision.
In my free time, I love listening to jazz, playing tennis and golf, exploring the latest fashion trends and attending ballet. I live in Newcastle with my wonderful husband Nino, a true feminist who positively influences my opinions from time to time. We are kept busy by our two boys and the family corgi, Happy, who are all a constant source of joy and positive energy!
Job Title: Chief Leader in Heels, design & tech lover, coffee drinker, beautiful things sucker
Fave color: White, Pastel Mint, Light Blue & White (again!)
What’s on your desk: Leaders in Heels Manifesto, AzioCorp keyboard, Chanel coco mademoiselle, Samsung & LH Planner and lots of product samples.
Favourite quote: “The young do not know enough to be prudent, and therefore they attempt the impossible – and achieve it, generation after generation.” – Pearl S. Buck
Favourite morning beverage: Large flat white in a mug
Secret talent: I can play piano (but I am not good at all)
Favourite LH stationery: Phenomenal Woman Planner
- Silver award winner of the 2016 Stevie Awards for Women in Business in the Female Entrepreneur of the Year category
- Kasia has been named one of Australia’s most inspirational women online by Open Colleges 2014
- #2 blog in Australia and New Zealand in Technology Category, 2014 [Catablog]
- #3 blog in Australia and New Zealand in Business and Finance Category, 2014 [Catablog]
- #10 blog in Australia and New Zealand in Lifestyle Category, 2014 [Catablog]
- #1 Top Site for Women Entrepreneurs to Love in 2013’ [She Owns It]
Mikaela Bella has seven years’ media experience covering radio marketing, communications and management. With a Bachelor of Professional Communication (Major in Journalism), she is a published writer who loves sharing stories and encouraging women to embrace their natural role of ‘leader’.
Mikaela is always hungry to learn more (and, hungry in general)! She loves food, reading books by inspirational business leaders, and exploring her home of the Sunshine Coast.
Job Title: Online Coordinator / Editor
Fave color: Turquoise
What’s on your desk: Journal, AirPods and the latest book I’m reading
Favourite quote: “Do everything before you’re ready” – Jodie Fox
Favourite morning beverage: Coffee
Secret talent: Interviewing celebrities – I once had a phone call with Shania Twain!
Favourite LH stationery: The Write Your Own Story journal, because I love to write and share stories and look forward to being able to pass my experiences on to my family.
Kris Deminick is a writer, art lover, and wearer of many hats. With a degree in Marketing and Communications, majoring in Media, Art History and Film Theory, she is devoted to all things creative. Kris comes from a career in Digital Advertising and Project Management but now uses her passion as a writer as a profession.
When she isn’t writing for Leaders in Heels, she is crafting poetry and mentoring creatives in her business This Electrified Life, teaching Pilates, and travelling.
Job Title: Word Wizard
Fave color: Electric Blue and Black
What’s on your desk: My “Little Book of David Bowie Quotes”, pens, a framed Rebecca Campbell oracle card, a piece of vintage Indian silk, and more pens… lots of pens.
Favourite quote: Oooh too many to choose from! “I don’t know where I’m going from here, but I promise it won’t be boring.” David Bowies
Favourite morning beverage: Rotates between almond milk flat white, a cacao with Lions Mane mushrooms, or a Dandelion Chai tea.
Secret talent: Dances with fire sticks and chains
Favourite LH stationery: The Write Your Own Story Journal because stories connect us as humans beyond any characteristics of separation.
Anna Chau loves sharing her positivity to the world and endeavours to encourage and inspire girls to live their best lives and make their dreams happen. She studies management and marketing at one of the top business schools in Hong Kong and has great talents in graphic design and creative media. In her spare time, she runs her own blog to motivate and inspire other people.
Sometimes you will find Anna outgoing and adventurous, as she proactively adopts leadership positions, travels and loves making new friends. Other times you will find her relaxed and classy, enjoying flowers, coffee, reading and chilling at cafés.
Anna describes herself as having too many hobbies and passions. All she wants to tell you is to enjoy your own life, believe in yourself, and work hard to make your dreams happen!
Job Title: Pretty things designer
Fave color: Rosy pink, neutral colors
What’s on your desk: Vision board, my art prints, Disney Tsum Tsum dolls, flowers, essential oils diffusers, coffee
Favourite quote: “You don’t have to get it perfect; you just have to get it going.” – Marie Forleo
Favourite morning beverage: Coffee
Secret talent: Singing!
Favourite LH stationery: Make it Happen Planner which inspires and helps people from “dreaming” to doing in order to make their “dreams” happen!
Customer Relations Manager
Nino Laygan is all about chilling out, and how better to do it than a day on the golf course followed by some great craft beer? On the weekends, if he’s not on the course, he’s mastering the art of barbequing on his smoker and keeping our Head of Security, Mr. Happy, company!
Job Title: Customer Happiness Officer
Favourite colour: Blue
What’s on your desk: Lots of paperwork (!!) and a small speaker
Favourite quote: “Without a goal you can’t score” by Casey Neistat
Favourite morning beverage: Flat white with extra shot
Secret talent: Can sing Hungry Eyes better than Eric Carmen
Favourite LH stationery: The planner pad, because it keeps me on track with my daily tasks.
Bec Ransom is an accomplished sales, client management and marketing professional, with a passion for empowering people to be the best version of themselves. This passion has seen Bec excel in the field of management and team leadership.
Her own drive and passion have seen her have a long career in modelling and presenting and you can often see Bec’s face presenting content across the LH Agenda brand.
She is also a mum to 2 beautiful girls.
Job Title: Marketing support
Fave color: Peach
What’s on your desk: The entire LH Agenda range, modelling portfolio and fresh flowers.
Favourite quote: I have so many, one I found myself telling my daughter today “success is the best revenge”; I also love “ be stronger than your excuses” and “everything is figuratouable”
Favourite morning beverage: Coffee, followed by coffee !!
Secret talent: I am the queen of multi-tasking, and I can skateboard.
Favourite LIH stationery: Day organiser – I write my to-do list every morning and include 3 things I am grateful for and what my dream day would look like. I carry it with me always.
Social Media Coordinator
Shin Guan is a lover of words and all things beautiful. She is passionate about empowering women to flourish in all areas of their lives. She has a double degree in Law and Arts with a major in English and Creative Writing and is currently building her own startup.
She loves travelling, exploring and going on an adventure, and she spends her free time listening to inspirational podcasts, reading books and spending quality time with her loved ones.
Job Title: Marketing Assistant/Social Media Coordinator
Fave color: Red, White, Pastel Colours
What’s on your desk: Books, Bible, Water Bottle, Notepad
Favourite quote: “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
Favourite morning beverage: Coffee
Secret talent: I am a visionary.
Favourite LH stationery: Make Your Mark Self-Coaching Journal. It is the perfect self-coaching tool to keep me inspired and motivated.
Head of Security
Mr. Happy lives up to his name – he absolutely loves making others happy (though he prefers females to males… typical guy!). Despite his small stature he has a loud bark, which makes him perfect as our Head of Security.
When he’s not defending us from terrible threats like the mail, he’s also our unofficial guest welcomer who’s all about his stylish bow ties. Want to win him over? Food and treats will do it every time.
He spends his weekends sleeping, avoiding the rain or anything wet, and, of course, keeping our team company!
Job Title: The Barker, Insta Influencer
Favourite colour: Blue.
What’s on your desk: Walkie-talkie (what else would you expect from security?)
Favourite quote: “Woof woof woof woof!”
Favourite morning beverage: Happiccino
Secret talent: Creating the illusion of multiple corgis after Mum grooms me
Favourite LH stationery: Boxes.