There are times, not just when running a business but also as a person, where you are faced with extremely difficult, challenging situations. Now is one of those times.
It greatly pains me that today, we announce the departure of one of the most influential people in Hatch’s journey - Liann.
Liann, you’ve been a huge part of what we’ve created here at Hatch. Your creative ability and flair have helped shape a company culture of having pride in what we do and position Hatch as a player in the web design and development industry.
More importantly, your character and personality have helped shape me as a person. Thank you for everything you have done; I will sorely miss sharing this journey with you and I’m extremely grateful to have had you part of the past three years of my life.
You leave behind an important legacy in our history and when Hatch grows to be one of the biggest players in the industry, everyone will know you were a big part of it.
To all our past, current and future clients:
Of course, losing one of our directors and founders requires a big adjustment to how we operate. I’m not going to lie and tell you everything will be the same because it won’t.
However, Hatch is not about the founders, it’s about the company. If Liann, Jeanine and I have done our job correctly, the values of Hatch will live in the company and not in who is running it.
Although it will take some time to adjust; our company, brand, values and quality of work will remain the same and Hatch will continue to excel creatively, be passionate about what we do and transparent in how we work.
Below is Liann’s full statement:
It saddens me greatly to have to leave Hatch behind; walking away from something so important to me was one of the hardest decisions i’ve ever had to make. The past two years of building and growing the business have been incredibly challenging, rewarding and exciting but I believe it is in my best interest to move on. I just have a very different vision for my future and who I want to be, and I have to chase that. Hatch will always be a huge part of me and my journey, the experiences and knowledge I have gained from creating Hatch have been invaluable and I could not be more grateful.
I just want to take this time to thank people who have supported me along the way: to the original Hatchlings (Jeanine, Ben, Finn, Kirushi and Priscilla) for inspiring me. To my family and friends for their unconditional support, even on my lowest days. And to Cody, for always believing in me - I have no doubt that you will drive Hatch to incredible success. I would also like to thank anyone and everyone else out there who has supported us, in whatever way. I am incredibly humbled by the immense amount of generosity and kindness we have received over the years. Whilst I am saddened by my decision to leave, I am also excited for the future and what it holds - for both myself and Hatch. Keep an eye out!
P.S. To any aspiring entrepreneurs out there, all I want to say to you is to go for it. You have to jump in the deep end before you can understand what you’re truly capable of (take it from me, I never imagined I would be able enough to start a business). I can promise you that it will be hard, it can be emotionally, mentally and physically exhausting at times. You will make mistakes and there will be days where you question everything. Learn from these mistakes. Learn from your failings and use them to fearlessly drive you forward. It takes an immense amount of dedication, courage, drive and passion, but the return is invaluable and incomparable.
“We may encounter many defeats, but we must not be defeated.” - Maya Angelou