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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Finding your perfect hat starts with finding the perfect fit. Let's answer some common questions to help you find a Gigi Pip that will give you the best look and feel.
Hats are measured by the inside circumference at the bottom of the hat's crown (the sweatband) and most often measured in centimeters. While hats may be sized according to their measurement, it is fairly common for women's hats to be sized based on average women's head sizes and then adjusted down to fit.
For example - Since the average women's head size measures 57cm, a small to medium hat would be made to fit 57cm and then can be adjusted down to 55cm. Larger head sizes measure up to 59cm, so a medium to large size hat would be made to fit a 59cm head size and then can be adjusted down to 57cm. Children ages 7 and below are typically 53cm, and those ages 7+ tend to be 55cm. Because of this, Gigi Pip hats sizes are as followed:
Kids (53cm to 55cm)
S/M (57cm to 59cm)
M/L (59cm to 61cm)
Additional Sizing Chart (based on average women head sizes):
X Small - 55cm (21.65 Inches)
Small - 57cm (22.44 Inches)
Medium - 58cm (22.83 Inches)
Large - 59cm (23.22 Inches)
X Large - 61cm (24.01 Inches)
There are two primary methods of measuring your hat size and are based on the style in which you wear your hat. You will need to take both measurements (shown below) and then use the larger of the two measurements to determine your hat size. Once you've received your hat, you can decide on the style you'd like to size your hat to and adjust your hat 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 and measure the straightened out piece of yarn with a measuring stick or regular measuring tape.
Method 1: The Traditional Style
This is the traditional style of wearing a hat. The front tip of the hat is low on the forehead, just above your eye brows, causing the hat to sit nearly level with the ground. To measure your head using the traditional style method, measure the distance around your head from the center of the back of the head to the forehead just above the eyebrow as shown below.
1. Use a textile measuring tape (or string) to measure the distance around your head crossing through the center part of the back of your head and the forehead just above the eyebrow. The tape should be level with the ground.
2. Check the measurement of the tape wrapped around your head. Hat sizing is in cm. If you are in-between sizes, we suggest sizing up and adjusting your hat accordingly.
Method 2: The Halo Style
This is the halo style way of wearing a hat. The front of your hat is raised up and the hat sits on the back of your head. To measure your head size using the halo method, measure the distance around your head passing through the back of your head, just above your neck, and the front of you head up on your brow as shown below.
1. Use a textile measuring tape to measure the distance around your head passing through the back of your head, just above the neck, and the front of your head high on the brow. The tape should be higher in front than in back.
2. Check the measurement of the tape wrapped around your head. Wearing a hat Halo style is usually a smaller hat size than wearing a hat traditionally however we recommend using the larger of the two hat sizes. If you are in-between sizes, we suggest sizing up and adjusting down.
All Gigi Pip hats are made to adjust to the perfect fit. Before making any adjustments, check the inner band type and follow the directions below.
1. My hat has draw strings - If your inner band has draw strings located behind the tag on the rear side of the hat, simply pull them tight to adjust your hat size down a size or two. Pull gently to avoid a tare.
2. My hat DOES NOT have draw strings - Many types of inner bands do not allow for a draw strings such as leather, elastic or cotton with a foam lining. Hats without a draw string are adjusted by using Gigi Pip's Hat Sizing Tape (sold separately). Hat sizing tape has long been the preferred method of adjusting hats because it allows you to keep the inner band in its natural form and the foam molds comfortably to the head.
Directions to use Hat Sizing Tape: 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 email@example.com.
Now that you know what your hat size is, let's find The Best Hat for your Face Shape!