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Delighted! LOVE Feedback! This from #ideatoenterprise Conference

May 4, 2016

Delighted! LOVE Feedback! This from #ideatoenterprise Conference. When you are in the business of transformation, of changing lives for the better, of helping people to realise and reach their potential to have the Life and Business they REALLY want, feedback is everything.

I openly welcome critical but constructive feedback too – it’s the only way we keep improving our offering and ensure we deliver outstanding performance and most important of all – not only make an unforgettable impact but be a real catalyst for someone’s positive change, growth, confidence building and #Success.

So you can imagine my delight to receive this recent feedback from #ideatoenterprise – both from the Programme Project Manager and from delegates:-

Idea to Enterprise Project Manager Bernadette Sarginson: Empower Coaching and Training said:

I was appointed Project Manager to lead the Idea to Enterprise government funded programme, on behalf of Leicestershire County Council, supporting women in business or thinking of going into business in Leicestershire.

The programme consisted of training, (in business, personal and digital skills), coaching, and mentoring and culminated in a fabulous, inspirational Conference Day. This was attended by all the participants on the programme, as well as visitors and the team of skilled experts that helped to deliver the programme.

I had no hesitation in asking Valerie to be part of the delivery team, and the sessions that she delivered, both at the Conference and as part of a group mentoring day, made a real impact with participants. She helped them to gain real clarity and focus on their vision, as well as providing invaluable insights into what it takes to succeed in business.

Thank you Valerie!”

Several women entrepreneurs on the programme, both start ups and established businesses, signed up for One-on-one Kickstart Forward Coaching and Mentoring sessions together, here’s what the lovely Tasneem Dakri of v:gd , producers of the most delicious and popular raw food desserts, suitable for vegans and gluten-free, that are now available at quality food events, farmers markets, delicatessens, food retailers, coffee and tea rooms and attracting a huge fan base said in her feedback:

“I was not sure what to expect but I am very pleased with the outcome. Valerie is fantastic, very focused. She knows her job and she has the real life experience to back her knowledge. Very informative and gave me direction. I am focused on my Vision to move my business forward. Extremely valuable. I feel honoured and gifted to work with Valerie. Thank you Valerie!”

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#IdeaToEnterprise for Women Entrepreneurs Declared a Resounding Success!And there were Outtakes!!

April 15, 2016

Just been reviewing the showreel produced by the fabulous creative Ursula Kelly of UrsulaKellyPhotography who covered the whole one day Idea to Enterprise conference for Women Entrepreneurs where  I recently gave my Keyno2te on my Top Tips for Entrepreneurial Success (as a Serial Entrepreneur with 10 Business To My Credit) that have helped thousands of businesses to start and grow globally.

Can you imagine working through around 200 photos?  But there they are and they captured the people, the speakers, delegates, presentations, the WOW (Women of Wisdom) panel, ethos of the event and so much more…

I thought you may like to see a couple of what we thought were ‘off camera’ moments, so here they are to show that whatever you do, there’s always someone watching!

Caught in the Act! Yes, speakers need a coffee break too. And when you have a client like the amazing Tasneem Dakri, with her FABULOUS  healthy vegan desserts you ARE going to sample them! And when you are asked to sign your latest book (in my case ‘Woman Power: Strategies for Female Leaders’, a global anthology with a complete chapter on my Vital Vision Blueprint™ Process designed to help you  transform your life and business) you WILL say ‘Yes’.

And when you speak or present on a topic you are passionate about – there may be some unusual expressions! But as long as the powerful messages get across? Job done!!

Idea to Enterprise Conference 2016 for Women Entrepreneurs Declared Resounding Success!

April 5, 2016

 

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One #Amazing Day is the only way I can describe this Idea to Enterprise Conference, the culmination of an exciting and innovative programme run by Leicestershire County Council and Project Managed by  Bernadette Sarginson of Empower Coaching & Training who also Chaired the Idea to Enterprise Conference.

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All photographs – Ursula Kelly Photography

You’ll get some idea of the calibre when I tell you that the BUZZ was SO BIG that a female passer by, who had been thinking of starting her own business, saw the crowd at The Phoenix Centre, Leicester, UK and walked in to find out what was happening.

Of course, we welcomed her with open arms! because this event was for both Start Ups and established businesses determined to grow.

I was delighted to have been invited to present an Inspirational Keynote, focusing on the Power of Holistic Vital Vision™ to Create the Life and Business You REALLY Want!

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AND  an emphasis on the power of getting a great mentor (It can sometimes be a lonely affair running your business and the slide shows some of the ways an experienced mentor can help you.

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Nicky Morgan MP, Minister for Women and Equalities made an appearance during the day and the the line up of the other Inspirational Speakers included Women Entrepreneurs who are busy transforming the performance of entrepreneurs and their ventures around the world: Sophie Bennett, Founder of The Wealth Network; Lisa Spencer-Arnall, CCS Coaching; Rachel Green, Celebrity Chef plus a whole host of Workshops run by Sophie Bennett, Sue Gorman, Joined Up Working; Daksha Patel, Your Mind At Work; Rachel Roberts, RR Accountancy and more…

The packed programme continued with the afternoon session including an overview of the Idea to Enterprise programme’s impact from Peter Mosley and the WOW Panel Q&A with Women of Wisdom: Michele Walsh –MsMoneymaker; Julie-Anne Hart – Intuitive Consultant; Sue Ritchie –  Your Ecstatic Health;  Caroline Beasley – Starflower Company; Sindy Kaur – Challenging Perceptions of Beauty and myself, Serial Entrepreneur, Coach and Mentor, Women Entrepreneur Keynote Speaker and Co-Author of the global anthology ‘Woman Power: Strategies for Female Leaders’

The whole programme, run over several months, also involved a series of Women Entrepreneur Training Days and Group Coaching and Mentoring Days.

Voted a Resounding Success, with many participants continuing their Coaching and Mentoring Journey to ensure the success of the Visions, Strategies, Plans and Tactics they have designed throughout the programme.

Wouldn’t it be #Wonderful to see this powerful programme, now developed, repeated but also replicated.

Our finale photo of those delivering the programme surely says it all!

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