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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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LATEST NEWS!! Globally Operating UK Serial #Entrepreneur, Entrepreneur #Coach and #Mentor, Keynote #Speaker and #Author of #book ‘Woman Power: Strategies for Female Leaders’, Valerie Dwyer FRSA, Creator of the Holistic and #Strategic Vital #Vision™ Programmes for Creating the Life and Business You REALLY Want Delighted to be Invited! To Join the Advisory Board of Global #Leadership Organisation Sit At The (Boardroom) Table

May 1, 2016

 

 

 

 

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LATEST NEWS!! Globally Operating UK Serial #Entrepreneur, Entrepreneur #Coach and #Mentor, Keynote #Speaker and #Author of #book ‘Woman Power: Strategies for Female Leaders’, Valerie Dwyer FRSA, Creator of the Holistic and #Strategic Vital #Vision™ Programmes for Creating the Life and Business You REALLY Want Delighted to be Invited! To Join the Advisory Board of Global #Leadership Organisation Sit At The (Boardroom) Table

It is with the greatest pleasure and absolute delight that I can now reveal what has been a well kept secret.

I have accepted the invitation from global leadership organisation Sit At The Table (definitely The Boardroom Table) to join their Advisory Board.  This announcement  coincides with the launch of their fabulous  new website http://www.sitatthetable.org  #sitatthetable @sitatthetable  packed with amazing resources for women who currently are, or aspire to become,  a Board Member, Company Director, Non-Executive Director of any size of business or organisation AND it the site is also for Presidents, Chairmen, CEO’s and Head Hunters who want to encourage exceptional women to apply for their Boards.

Our Mission

To raise awareness and promote collaborative, competent and effective gender balance on advisory boards, board of directors and executive c-suite, empower more qualified women to take action, and drive the message of equality and efficacy into corporate boardrooms worldwide.

 

This is life-changing, world-changing and you can be a fundamental part of it SO – I invite you to join us…

UK based but globally operating, Award-winning Valerie Dwyer has a distinguished career as a Serial Entrepreneur, President, Chair, Director, Non-Executive Director and Board Member of a wide variety of organisation including Business, NGO, UK and Local Government Led body, Public and Private Sector, Business Representative Organisation, Non-Profit and Registered Charity where her input and strategic decision making has safeguarded and invested in excess of £1 billion in total.

A former advisor to the UK Government as a Member of the Women’s Enterprise Taskforce, charged with strategies for widening the opportunities for increasing the number of UK Women Entrepreneurs, she is delighted with their legacy which includes (this not exclusively,  because of the wealth of information amassed and also the positive ’knock-on’ effect that is now being realised with the exponential growth in the increasing number of new UK  women’s enterprises) the £25 million Aspire fund investing in women’s high growth potential enterprises.  Valerie is also a founder Member of the UK Women’s Enterprise Ambassadors, Chair of a Region Women’s Enterprise Ambassadors Group and Champion for the STAR PRIZE – Women’s Enterprise and Economic Development with a Regional Development Agency, recognising the huge untapped economic potential that is women’s enterprise.

Valerie’s #Vision, #Mission and Passion is a world in which equal numbers of men and women start and successfully grow their businesses and make up the Boards of all types of organisation. She firmly believes that a balance of male and female thinking, risk taking and decision making presents the optimum opportunity!

The wealth of irrefutable evidence gleaned from in depth global research confirms that ‘Fit for Purpose’ Boards of the 21st Century are ‘Gender Balanced Boards’ that make the best decisions and optimise opportunities for their organisations.

The new www.sitatthetable.org website is a mine of regularly updated valuable resources including Articles, Videos, Books (including the highly acclaimed global anthology  ‘Woman Power: Strategies for Female Leaders’ and  ‘The Confidence to Succeed’, plus upcoming Events, Blog and positively encourages viewing and engagement by both males and females in order to improve understanding of the exceptional global, economic, business, sustainability growth and success potential from achieving Gender Balanced Boards.

In no way is this about quotas. It is entirely about encouraging Presidents, Chairmen (and the Head Hunters for) of currently male dominated boards to consider the immense opportunities from encouraging astute, experienced and more than capable female entrepreneurs, businesswomen and senior managers to go confidently forward in applying to utilise their considerable expertise for the benefit of your Boards. And, if there are broken links in the chain, to consider setting up a Mentoring Programme to support the new generation of women with leadership potential. To miss this opportunity would be to overlook the significant competitive advantage that comes from being first into the new market niche!

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Incredibly Proud to Receive this from The Prince’s Trust – See What’s Globally Possible With Expert Mentoring!

April 22, 2016

I’m incredibly proud to receive this card today! And for whatever reason it does not want to seem ordinary – why should it – it’s exceptional – but it refuses to rotate so you may need to stand on your head to read the #Wonderful words of young people who have been helped though the programme.  For me? I am SO PROUD to have helped  countless young people with Coaching and Mentoring over 10 years to succeed through starting and growing their own enterprises! AND …

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I encourage you to Have a Go too! Here’s just one example of what’s possible! Go and look at what Simon Procter has – and still is achieving – with a little help just at the pivotal moment when most needed #Startups

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Go and look at Simon’s #Amazing work and marvel. Personally? The Prince’s Trust is missing a trick in not showing the extent of what’s globally possible with help through their Business Programme for young people. My message?Go on! You know you can help! Help them reach the magnificent million! No time like the present. If you are an experienced entrepreneur and know how to Coach and Mentor, Go on – Get in touch today.  You’ll be thrilled with the results and that #Wonderful feeling you only get from giving back and creating a legacy through others.

#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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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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LOVE #LBG Burton Women Entrepreneurs Networking Lunch a Big Hit for Woman Power and Vital Vision™!

April 4, 2016

It’s always a delight to be invited to share some of my journey story, the challenges overcome and experiences as a Serial Entrepreneur, explain about Vital Vision™ Holistic Life and Business Transformation Programmes and do a book signing session for my Co-Authored ‘Woman Power: Strategies for Female Leaders‘.

In this case with the Wonderful Women Entrepreneurs at #LoveLBGBurton Thanks to my long time client, friend, and #LoveLBGBurton Organiser Karen Williams, the Amazing founder of the Live Love Laugh Foundation and the Buddy Bags Appeal

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This time at The Winery, Burton on Trent. Lovely atmosphere and wonderful to see clients joining us us well as meeting new acquaintances and beginning conversations with them.

No such thing as coincidence. Meet some of these wonderful women entrepreneurs in a more recent post and discover what ideas were generated and plans we have been cooking up!!

 

 

Get The Confidence to Succeed

March 22, 2016

The Confidence To Succeed: The Power to Be, Do and Have All That You Deserve in Life and Business, Donna Kennedy, ISBN 9781910 921142

Reviewed by Valerie Dwyer, Serial Entrepreneur, Author of ‘Woman Power: Strategies for Female Leaders’,  Entrepreneur Coach, Mentor, Speaker; founder of My Wonderful Life Coach™, Strategic Insight™, Everything is Possible™, Woman Power Dream Team™, Destination Me™ Programme, VitalVision™ Workshops  and other enterprises. My Wonderful Life Coach™

 

Discover the truth about Confidence and how easy it is to get once you know the secret and learn how to create your own solid foundation for success- AND look for your SPECIAL OFFER below                                                                          The Confidence to Succeed book cover

WOW! The Confidence to Succeed is awarded my 5 Star ***** Best Little Paperback of 2016 AND makes it into ‘Your Bookstore’ on my website

My Wonderful Life Coach™ hand-picked best inspiring, motivating, entrepreneurship, personal and self-development books. It’s a book that everyone should have. Recommended for Coaches and Mentors too!

This IS the book that I would LOVE to have written myself! I read it cover to cover with only a couple of intervals – it is unputdownable…

Understand how your attitude shapes everything in your life; explore the mind/body link; people and relationship issues; failure v success; take back your power!  BUT! Be prepared to TAKE ACTION!

Donna writes as she would speak, in an easy, friendly, knowledgeable style. This is a practical, step by step ‘How To Do It’ for everyone with confidence issues – and it delivers!

Don’t expect to skim though. Work your way through AND do the exercises in order to start the change process that this book is capable of beginning for you – on your way towards your new confident life and the business or career you REALLY want..

I recognise the value in The Confidence to Succeed because I struggled with my own confidence issues earlier in life, long before becoming a Serial Entrepreneur, Coach and Mentor and Speaker/Champion on Women’s Entrepreneurship and Leadership on the Global Stage.

Donna employs a very clever and powerful combination of neuro psychology, NLP, CBT and other techniques that you really do not need to know the technicalities of, other than that they REALLY work when applied as directed – with simple application of the exercises, though these do demand that you spend a little time being really honest with yourself!

This is a neat, well written, easy to follow, no nonsense, little paperback that packs a big punch in its 164 pages. Slip it into your handbag, briefcase or large pocket.

Remember my call to TAKE ACTION! That’s the deciding factor in overcoming the crisis of confidence – or not! The great news is that by the time you reach the end of this book, when you have paid attention and completed the exercises – you are already clear about where you are going, your confidence has already received a boost and YOU ARE READY FOR ACTION! I would love to hear your progress. You can message me on the contact page of My Wonderful Life Coach™ Contact Us Page

Go get your copy of this book now. Here’s a treat too! Specially negotiated for you! Go to http://www.getupandgodiary.com and enter the Coupon CODE valdwyer at checkout. Offer expires 30 April 2016

 

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FREE Yourself From Your Past In 30 Seconds! Discover What Has Been Holding You Back…Until Now! Take this Quiz!

March 21, 2016

Take this Quiz Now – AND It’s not only about the money! Find out about your Limiting Beliefs and Negative Childhood Imprints that have been, and still, are holding you back from your Biggest Success…And Discover How To Deal With Them!

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Take the Quiz here…

 

 

 

 

 

4 Childhood Experiences You Must Release To Move Forward

March 21, 2016

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Studies on the human mind have proven that as a child, your mind is like a sponge. Everything you see, hear, encounter and experience gets absorbed deep in your subconscious mind, and continues to influence you from behind the scenes for much of your life.

This subconscious influence can be either a blessing or a burden, depending on how it drives your thoughts, emotions and beliefs.

The ones that cause unwanted emotions like fear, self-doubt and negativity should be scrubbed from your subconscious mind – and the first step to achieving that is knowing exactly what childhood experiences are adversely affecting you and why.

Here are four of the most common types of childhood experiences you must release to move forward with your life:

  1. Moments of uncontrollable, paralyzing fear

Fear is a natural part of growing up. As children, we fear speaking on stage. We fear failing school exams. We fear asking out a potential prom date. We fear standing up to the school bully.

For most of us, that fear was validated when we failed at certain tasks or challenges – and the consequences left us embarrassed, unworthy and doubtful of our own abilities.

For some of us, that fear has solidified into a suit of armour we’ve carried into adulthood; an excuse to avoid taking risks or explore beyond our comfort zones.

Be mindful that our purpose in life is to grow; and fear is a necessary ingredient towards that growth. Even award-winning performers like Adele still get fearfully nervous on stage, but that doesn’t stop them from stepping up time and time again.

And as George R.R. Martin says, “The only time a person can be truly brave is by first facing a fearful situation – and tackling it head-on anyway.”

  1. Situations where procrastination paid off (in the short term)

Our brains are hardwired to shield us from harm – which is good when you’re stepping aside to avoid a falling tree; but not so good when your brain convinces you to stay put, sit still, and not do today what you can do tomorrow.

As children, we quickly begin to encounter situations where procrastination pumps us up with a (short-term) high.

Skipping homework to play video games is fun. Staying up a few extra hours past bedtime is nice. And mowing the lawn tomorrow so you can go play basketball today, sounds like a great idea.

Sure, just like smoking and eating unhealthy food, there are consequences to temporary highs – but once addicted to procrastination, pushing them to the back of your mind becomes second nature.

What makes procrastination even more damaging is that as you get older, the stakes get higher. Your career, finances and health all require your immediate attention, and sometimes holding off on an important task for even just a few days is enough for everything to come crashing down.

So don’t procrastinate on shaking off your procrastination habit: respect yourself, your time and your life by treating it with the urgency it deserves.

  1. Inability to find a pursuit, skill or purpose that made your heart sing

You probably remember at least a few people from your childhood who pursued a hobby or skill, like dancing, playing a musical instrument or a sport, and went on to turn that pursuit into a successful lifelong career.

Most of us, however, tend to drift away from the paths we explored as children, if we had the opportunity to explore any in the first place.

Instead, we follow what’s available and convenient, sacrificing the discovery or pursuit of what truly fulfils us on a deeper level.

Then, as the bills, responsibilities and deadlines of adulthood stack up, we completely sideline any notion of honouring our passions; instead, we settle for admiring other people’s passion-driven achievements.

But, as the German philosopher Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel said, “Nothing great in the world has been accomplished without passion.”

On your deathbed, a passionless life will be one of your biggest regrets. So remember that honouring yours is equally as, or even more important than, wealth and professional stability.

  1. Moments of self-doubt caused by judgmental parents and role models

From our grades to our fashion sense, it’s normal for our parents, mentors, teachers and role models to act judgmentally towards us as we’re growing up.

This behaviour often boils down to a well-meaning protective streak that manifests as excessive scrutiny on our actions, decisions and academic performance.**

Unfortunately, being constantly put under a microscope can manifest a sense of unease and nervousness each time you’re faced with a decision that should be yours and yours alone to make.

“What will they think?” and, “Will I let them down?” are common questions you’ll ask yourself when you’re plagued by the self-doubt of excessive judgment.

To overcome this block, it’s crucial that you reinforce the understanding that you are the captain of your own ship, and that nobody but you has the right to be your own harshest critic.

While it is, of course, admirable to make your parents and mentors happy, your own happiness comes before anything else – and those who truly love you must remember this fact.

Now that you’re familiar with the 4 most common damaging childhood experiences… 

It’s crucial to know which one is affecting you most.

The tricky thing is, because these experiences exist in your subconscious mind, it’s hard to figure this out by yourself – in fact, the truth may be the complete opposite of what you think.

That’s why our friends at Mind Movies have designed a FREE and powerfully accurate 30-second quiz that, through a series of carefully arranged questions, predicts the no. 1 childhood experience that is most damaging to your career, finances and life.

(Or as they call it, your Negative Childhood Imprint.)

Upon taking the quiz, you’ll receive a personalized video report detailing your results, plus detailed action steps for erasing this Negative Childhood Imprint from your mind:

Click here to take the 30-second quiz and discover your most damaging Negative Childhood Imprint

 

Thank You! Every Little Helps the World Go Around!

March 15, 2016

Thank You! I LOVE this. It’s a systems world (and Universe). Everything is connected. What goes around, comes around.

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