Brenda Miley is the co-founder of award winning surf school, Let's Go Surfing. Together with her husband Craig Wachholz, she started the business from the back of a Kombi van at Bondi beach in 1995. Let's Go Surfing spans now iconic beaches Bondi, Maroubra and Byron Bay. A steady stream of famous people have visited the school since, including Pamela Anderson, Richard Branson, Gerard Butler, Nicole Kidman, Hugh Jackman and Bill Gates.
When Brenda started the industry was dominated by male surfers. She wanted to make surfing available to girls and women. Her company Lets Go Surfing has won more than 20 awards including three last year at the North Coast Tourism, NSW Tourism and Brightest & Best award nights.
In the episode of the Money Intelligence for the Greater Good, Brenda advises anyone who wants to start a business to "go for it" if you want to be in control of your destiny. She likens surfing to business and believes both need a hard working ethic, a "no give up" attitude, and consistent work. She attributes her secret to success to 4 things: Surround yourself with people you can ask for help, take time out for yourself and take care of yourself and be of service to others.