Posts tagged motivational speaker
How Speaking At Events Will Help Your Business

I wrote this blog at ridiculous o'clock last night (or, more accurately, this morning...), having just come home from yet another speaking engagement; my sixth this month. 

I was at a university earlier this week, giving the lowdown on being an entrepreneur to a group of female students who are interested in starting their own businesses when they graduate; last week I was at a #WomenEd lead meet, speaking to a room full of teachers and headteachers about leadership enablers and barriers, and a few days before that I was guest speaker at a volunteer celebration event for a large domestic abuse charity, talking about my time in a women's refuge and how much the support I received helped me to move forwards with my life.

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Accepting When It's Time To Move On (And Then Doing It).

It's a part of life, isn't it, that most things come to an end - either of our own volition, or just because they've reached the end of their use or purpose. Sometimes we're happy about it, other times we aren't. Sometimes we welcome the chance to start afresh, and sometimes we don't.

Change comes upon us all, and we need to embrace it or risk standing still (when everyone is racing past us like Olympic sprinters) - in life in general, and also in business.

I've tackled more change, and new starts, than I care to remember; and I've become a dab hand at it. To be fair, I'm also one of those people who likes to learn new things and experience new challenges, so it's not a surprise, and I don't see that changing any time soon.

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4 Things I Learnt When I Spoke To 30,000 Premier League Fans About Domestic Abuse

I was honoured to be asked to speak on behalf of domestic abuse charity RISE, at a recent premiership football match in front of 30,000 fans.

Not only is RISE a charity close to my heart but, having had to seek sanctuary in a women’s refuge myself to escape an abusive ex-partner, the opportunity to reach an audience perhaps un-used to hearing stories such as mine, and deliver RISE’s message that domestic abuse is #everyonesbusiness, was too tempting to miss.

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