Hey, there! I’m Pia, CEO of Curate Well Co., which is coaching, consulting + community that supports female entrepreneurs in starting and scaling service-based businesses. I combine purpose and process to help our clients build savvy, streamlined, strategic businesses — so they can make massive aligned + authentic impact and leave a legacy.
At Curate Well Co., we believe in a curated life on purpose through sharing your unique gifts. I started Curate Well Co. because I believe you don't have to change who you are to be successful. Because I believe each one of us is expert at something. Because I believe (and now know from experience) that there are thousands of people with a problem you can uniquely and exceptionally solve.
What are the roles or hats you lead in your life?
I’m an entrepreneur, a fiancee, a leader, a friend, a champion, an ally, a HOP (highly organized person) and — most importantly — I’m me. My most important role these days is to be wholly, completely myself, and to support others in being themselves too.
What hats do you find the most challenging and what do you do to embrace them?
I think every hat has its challenges at times. As an entrepreneur I’m challenged daily with problems I’ve never had to solve before. As a partner, I’m challenged to slow down, to rest and to nurture connection while at the helm of a high-growth business. As a leader and manager, I’m challenged by all the systems we’re breaking with our growth! And as a human, I’m challenged by the same things as everyone else — navigating our world today with empathy, grace, and purpose.
I find that two things help me to embrace challenges — curiosity and data! I’ve held myself accountable to asking more questions this year (as a black-and-white thinker by nature, practicing wonderment has been a game-changer for me). I’ve also experienced the power of data! Nothing equips me to overcome challenges like being able to look at the facts and make an informed, empowered decision.
Who or what inspires you?
Our clients and community are such an inspiration to me! A friend recently told me that my face lights up and she can hear it in my voice when I’m on to something that’s going to change someone’s life. When I get to flex my creativity and execute on my vision as a way of giving back and supporting people, I feel alive. When I have a new vision and can see a course of action to carry out that vision — real goals, actionable objectives, and a plan to successfully achieve them, I get fired up.
What are you up to in your life right now that’s making a huge difference for you?
I’ve been told I’m both intentional and intense — time is never wasted with me! However, I also know that my personal work is in slowing down, having patience, being gentle with myself and others, and bringing people along with me so we can go farther together. I’m finding time for reflection and rest so I can have a bigger impact.
What advice do you have for female entrepreneurs?
Know the person you serve in as much detail as possible. This is the key to successful marketing and messaging, truly setting people up for success, and creating a community that will join you in your movement.
Get comfortable with numbers. Whether it’s analyzing data, talking about money, or setting KPIs, knowing your numbers is key to direct, honest, clear communication.
Build your support system. Behind every woman who wears all the hats, is a team of people who have her back. This could be a coach, partner, therapist, friend, or team.
Connect with people. Curate Well Co. was born out of activating and engaging community — in a largely online world, the power of offline connection is still at the root of long-term, legacy-based businesses.
You are worth it, and more. If someone tells you otherwise, thank them for their opinion, then run in the opposite direction.
THANK YOU PIA FOR SHARING YOUR THOUGHTS + ADVICE WITH US.
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Women's hat sizes are fairly intuitive. The average women's head size measures around 57cm. If you are unsure of your hat size the Gigi Pip small/medium hat would be the best starting point. The small/medium hat size is made to fit 57cm + can be adjusted down to 55cm. If you know you have a slightly larger head go with the 59cm size. As far as Gigi Pip sizing goes this is a medium/large, made to fit a 59cm head size + then can be adjusted down to 57cm. The largest size Gigi Pip offers is a 61 cm, labeled as an XL, like our other sizes the 61 can be sized down to 59 cm. For women who feel they have a slightly smaller head than normal we recommend an XS which begins at 55cm + can be sized down to 53 cm. In select styles we offer kids sizing which begins at 53 cm + can be adjusted to 51 cm.
In short- the most common hat size is a S/M (57cm). While this is the most common hat size, remember that properly sizing your Gigi Pip hat will ensure the best fit.
There are two primary methods of measuring your hat size + are based on the style in which you wear your hat. You will need to take both measurements (shown below) + then use the larger of the two measurements to determine your hat size. Once you've received your hat, you can decide how you would like to wear it + adjust your hat size accordingly.
TIP: If you don't have a textile measuring tape, use a string or piece of yarn to measure the distance around your head. After you have marked the yarn around your head, lay it out flat on the ground or table + measure the straightened out piece of yarn with a measuring stick or regular measuring tape.
Adjustable Inner Band Instructions
Flip up the sweatband to find the Velcro tab + pull to tighten. Velcro the ribbon back in place to secure your desired fit. The adjustable band can adjust the hat up to 5 cm when necessary! Some helpful tips about our adjustable inner band-
Hat Sizing Tape Instructions
Hat sizing tape is an additional option for tightening the fit of your hat. Place the foam tape on the inside of your hat, behind the sweatband, with the sticky side facing towards the hat wall. Wrap the tape completely around the hat for maximum size decrease or cut tape length in half for a more moderate decrease. Size to fit prior to removing the adhesive cover. Once the fit is correct, remove the adhesive cover, press firmly into place, and wa-lah.
For more questions about hat sizing, please contact Gigi Pip at firstname.lastname@example.org.