Passion, Purpose, Profit
I absolutely love being in business, I adore being of service, helping other people take a seed of an idea and turn it in to something really quite amazing, that enables them to live the kind of, life they desire.
Nothing really gives you the flexibility and freedom that being in business does.
But, whilst it can be easy to set up, staying in business successfully can be really challenging.
I never set out to be in business - I wanted a life on the stage! But it didn't take long for me to fall in love with it!
It all started by chance when I took a 6 week summer holiday job that somehow turned in to a 6 year stint where I ended up as Hotel Manager!
One key things I learned here was to take advantage of any opportunity that arose to make progress - to say "yes" even if when I didn't feel ready.
So then after that I began to climb the corporate ladder and had some absolutely amazing experiences - Managing revenues in excess of £10m, an invite to Downing Street, a speech at the House of Lords - but I left it behind when I felt my “entrepreneurial wings” were being clipped, and have now been an entrepreneur for over 19 years where I've set up and ran many different businesses.
I’ve seen a lot of success – failure too – and a lot of highs and lows in between.
I know that it’s not what happens to you that is important, but how you handle it.
Like me, you probably know what it takes to be successful in your business, but you get swamped with in-decision, bouncing back and forth between a fear of failure and a fear of success. You spend virtually all waking hours working in your business or worrying about it. You lie awake at night stressing about how you can up-level your business and achieve those lofty goals of yours and at the same time being able to sit back and enjoy life a bit more.
I totally get it!
I’ve been so driven to achieve that I burned out. I’ve suffered with perfection paralysis, comparison-itis, compared my start to someone else’s end, been so impatient even waiting for the kettle to boil got me rattled!
I never saw any negatives. I strove for what I wanted. I loved it – well most of it anyway! When I failed in business, it came as a huge shock. I didn’t know what to do. I suddenly developed characteristics I had never known before…
Still, I knew it was all down to me, and I had to get back on to my feet and start again. However this “fear of failure” – that I hadn’t “met” before, was suddenly blocking my view. “It” kept me in my comfort zone. Kept me playing so small. Left me feeling dissatisfied. Unfulfilled. Guilty for not being the “me” I was meant to be.
I committed to learning all I could and was able to carve a new business that filled me with joy and satisfaction as well as utilise all my past learning and experiences.
I now work with Entrepreneurs and small – medium business owners who are looking to seriously up-level their business, unlock their true potential and live the life they want.
Helping businesses truly focus in on their market, deliver an exceptional product / service consistently, create a top performing happy team, set strategies that excites them in to action, analyse and audit so they can feel confident with their “work in progress”, make the kind of money they want and ultimately find time outside their working day to enjoy all they love with those they love.
Ultimately I only work with people looking to move from good to great. With those who want to make a difference.
When you choose to work with me, you are not just committing your financial resources, but more importantly your time and 100% presence. That’s what it takes to get brilliant results and that’s what I focus on.
Passion for Photography
You'll notice, if you take a look around, that many of my services now include photography - images of you. your business, your products ... images that help you sell... images that help you stand out from the rest, images that establish you in your marketplace and get you noticed.
I simply adore photography - particularly landscapes and seascapes. (that's where you'll find me whenever I'm not working !!)
But, up until about 3 years ago, you'd struggle to find any photo of me. I believed I was un-photogenic. I felt awkward posing and hated every single photo that was taken of me.
That was until I started photography training. I knew I had to get visible, so again I learned all I could.
Now I pose like a diva! I love being in front and behind the camera. It's fun! And, working with my multi award winning, internationally renowned photographer, Tim Max Hetherington, we help other business owners get the same awesome results
Passion for Travel
As a teenager I took off as soon as I could... I was 18 and it was only to the magical Isle of Wight (as far as my Mum would let me travel alone) but it was an adventure!
Since then I've travelled all over the place - in my corporate days, for my businesses, for my leisure and of course many many times now for my photography passion.
I love exploring new places, meeting new people, tasting different foods and drinks being out in nature, by water or in the mountains and of course capturing what makes it just so special on camera.
Just being in a different location allows me to think more clearly, get back in touch with my soul and my deepest desires. It relaxes and rejuvenates my body, mind and soul.
If you love it too then you may wish to join me on one of my many super fabulous Business and Visibility Retreats - which are designed to give you that taste of adventure, luxury and reconnect with your soul, whilst working on a plan to transform your business to the next level.
Combine your love of travel, new experiences with total business and visibility transformation
The secret sauce to get you the inspiration, expertise and confidence to build the business and life of your dreams