Q&A with Wendy Hannan

Wendy Hannan

Q. What is the best advice you’ve ever received?  

A season is always seasonal: the tide always turns and there is light at the end of the tunnel. Seasons don’t last forever, whatever season you’re in now it will pass. When I was in winter where everything to me was dark and dreary having been involved in a car accident 1996, I then spent 3 years in hospital – shattered both legs, inflicted third degree burns and massive internal bleeding. I waited for the next season, dug deep through determination, perseverance and strength and found light at the end of the tunnel. We all face season in life – Learn to understand they are just seasons.

Q. What is something you do in your spare time?

In my garden with my hands in the dirt, my head in the sun, and my heart with nature. I feel I always feel better with exercise and the sun I can regenerate energy in garden.

Q. What is something most people don’t know about you?

When I was young living in England I knitted thousands of squares to make blankets for Mother Teresa – A little old lady that influenced a lot of powerful people to help her relieve suffering in India.

Q. What’s your favourite spot in the Gladstone region?

The Marina / Parklands as it has provided a place for our family to enjoy making good use of the facilities including a water play park, BBQs and picnic areas, native wetlands and the walking tracks at spinnaker park. My husband and I had our wedding celebrations in the parklands over 22yrs ago and we still enjoy the facilities including our youngest son being a member in the sailing club today.

Q. What would be your last meal if you could choose?

An Aussie seafood platter with smoke salmon, lobster, mud crab and tiger prawns.

Q. Which celebrity guests (dead or alive) would you invite to a dinner party?

Ash Barty – such an inspiring, laidback, carefree attitude. She is a true Australian with a genuine, honest, friendly, humble personality.

Q. Who is your favourite movie star and what do you admire about him or her?

Nicole Kidman- she began her acting career in Australia with the 1983 films Bush Christmas and BMX Bandits.  I admire Nicole Kidman for always speaking out in line with her values but having respect for everyone around her. It must be hard at times to keep making conscientious choices – and not everyone does. Some people think they just want to act, and don’t care about the broader message unlike Nicole Kidman.

Q. What is one of your greatest achievements?

My greatest achievement was I built a business in promoting health and wellness products without carcinogens and believed I could and did build a successful team reaching Diamond Ambassador. In growing my business it was especially important for me to be able to

manage my self-talk as it was mentally and physically tough at times. I needed to stay focussed, on-task and undeterred no matter what was happening around me at the time, which I did successfully.

Q. If you had to choose three items to take with you on a trip to a deserted island, which would they be?  

Providing there were the essentials of shelter, Water, Fire & Food provided I would take with me: a hammock – a perfect option for relaxing; pen and paper – so I could take some time on writing my book, and; fishing rod & net – as I love to eat fresh fish.