Name: Theresa Hunnakko
City: Barrie, Ontario
Main Hustle: Flight Attendant for Air Canada
Side Hustle: Associate Market Builder for Monat, a cruelty-free haircare company
How did you get started?: I started with Monat in February first because I was passionate about the products. I love that they’re naturally-based, cruelty-free, and free of harmful ingredients.
When/where do you work on your Side Hustle?: I work on my Side Hustle during my downtime or while I’m on layovers when flying.
What are the challenges of your Side Hustle?: The biggest challenge with my Side Hustle is time management.
What are the rewards of your Side Hustle?: The team atmosphere and recognition is extremely rewarding. I absolutely love that I’m helping people build confidence and feel excited about their hair! Monat has allowed me to provide more for my family and has given me the financial freedom to afford extra luxuries.
Who is your greatest supporter?: My greatest supporters are my fiancé, Martin, and my daughter, Suvi.
Who/what is your greatest source of inspiration?: My daughter inspires me every day to be better and to show her what it means to be strong, independent, and female.
Have you received recognition for your work? If so, please toot your horn below: I was recently promoted to Associate Market Builder and received a large bonus.
What is your dream for your Side Hustle?: I’d like to reach more people and help them with their haircare needs. I’d love to do some charity work and donate a large amount of my proceeds to the children’s hospital.
Do you have any advice for others working on a Side Hustle?:
Carve out specific times of the day for your Side Hustle, so that you can disconnect for your family. At the end of the day, that’s what it’s all about.