Member Showcase – Jacque Drain from Maison Grace

Member Showcase – Jacque Drain from Maison Grace

Jacque Drain from Maison Grace is interviewed about her business, how she loves to help women select the right wardrobe essentials with fashion brand Captain Tortue, achieving the life and work balance we are all after and what she loves to read.

The secret to a happy life and what starting over has taught me

The secret to a happy life and what starting over has taught me

11 years ago today an Emirates flight landed at Birmingham International direct from Dubai. A 16 week pregnant woman and a man holding a 13 month little girl got out of their business class seats, stood up and looked at each other. The man took hold of the woman’s hand, took a deep breath and said, “Well, this is it, welcome to the midlands babe!”

They of course were us!!!!

I cannot believe it’s been 11 years since our 4 year adventure of ‘living in Dubai’ ended and our life in the Midlands started. So many wonderful friends were made in Dubai. So many we still keep in touch with. Great times for sure.

If I am honest, when we landed we were terrified. We had no work between us to come back to, we had to find a home, we had a baby on the way and a babe in arms and I personally had never lived here and knew no one here other than Craig’s family. But like all good stories, we had a goal, we wanted to move back to the UK, we wanted our children to be close to their families and know them, we wanted to build a family life here. That is exactly what we did. We got on with it and made it all happen.

We now enjoy a life FULL of wonderful people, work, friendships, activities and family. It’s been so far, another fabulous chapter in our great adventure as ‘Sa and Craig’.

I love how our lives evolve and move on.

So what have the last 11 years taught me? The secret to a happy life for me is the ability to go for what you want. If it scares you, do it anyway, if things go wrong along the way, learn the lessons, change tactics and keep going for what you want. Then you’ll always get there.

This year is chucking changes at us, a few we are making ourselves, some are happening right in our path, that we must navigate around and some are for me personally (that I cannot tell you how much they scare me). BUT all will work out great!

It always does!

So, thank you to all those of you who make my life so special. You know who you are.

sara

She Did It! – Interview with Rachel Elnaugh, original female Dragon in BBCs Dragons’ Den

She Did It! – Interview with Rachel Elnaugh, original female Dragon in BBCs Dragons’ Den

Rachel was the founder and CEO of Red Letter Days. She was also the orginial female Dragon on Series 1 (2005) and 2 of BBC’s hit entrepreneurial TV show Dragons’ Den.

The very public fall of Red Letter Days into administration in 2005 lead Rachel (then 42) on a journey of healing and discovery of metaphysics. She is now an author, inspirational speaker and business mentor who has helped thousands of people transform their relationship with money.

Rachel has written “Business Nightmares: Hitting rock bottom and coming out on top” and “Prosperity”

In 2013 Rachel co-created the digital publishing and marketing platform SourceTV designed to help Thought Leaders, Transformational Coaches, Metaphysical Teachers and Evolutionaries get their messages of empowerment to a global audience.

In this interview Rachel speaks of how there are no failures, just teachings we can learn from. The positive and negative support she got from people when her business went into administration and where she is today.

So grab a coffee and pull up a chair for this post of  “She Did It!”

Useful links for more on Rachel

http://source.tv/

https://www.facebook.com/rachel.elnaugh/

She Did It! – Marie Claire Hay House Author  “How to become a Money Magnet.”

She Did It! – Marie Claire Hay House Author  “How to become a Money Magnet.”

In this interview Marie-Clare Carlyle speaks of how she left her high powered executive sales job and the luxurious lifestyle that went with it in order to persue a more fulfilling life.

An amazing journey that takes her from the executive corporate world, through to the ‘hippy’ (her words ;)) world of feng shui and self discovery.

She wrote an amazing book, called How to become a money magnet, published by Hay House and as a result that has changed thousands of people’s lives AND now she has found a way to combine all her loves of coaching, helping others and enjoying a wealthy lifestyle in one as a Diamond Exectutive within Tropic Skin Care.

She enjoys a wonderful lifestyle AND a fulfilling life now.

Phew…and all this started the very year she turned 40!

So grab a coffee and pull up a chair for this post of  “She Did It!”

www.mc-tropic.com

https://www.tropicskincare.co.uk/shop/marieclairecarlyle

She Did It! – Gwendolen Wilder, Author of “It’s OK to tell my story” –  Surviving common law domestic violence

She Did It! – Gwendolen Wilder, Author of “It’s OK to tell my story” – Surviving common law domestic violence

This interview is with Gwendolen Wilder, Author of “It’s OK to tell my story” Surviving Common Law Domestic Violence.

Gwendolen has a remarkable story on how she survived and escaped domestic violence after turning 40 AND went on to write this fabulous book and create a whole new business that supports and inspires others to do the same.

Gwendolen talks about how she came to writing her book, what her life was like before and the pivotal moment when she thought she would die, had to leave and change so much of her life. A very inspiring lady who demonstrates that making changes is not always an easy thing to do, but with time and self development can come amazing times and achievements.

For more on Gwendolen and her business, workshops, membership site and books please take a look here:

http://www.gwendolenwilderauthor.com

Top tips and benefits of Networking! With Fiona Davies from WiRE

Top tips and benefits of Networking! With Fiona Davies from WiRE

Networking is a marketing activity I HIGHLY recommend for many reasons. This chat with Fiona Davies of the UK organisation Women in Rural Enterprise was lots of fun and there’s ooodles of top tips and reasons to network discussed. So grab a cup of tea and press play! If you are new to networking this is a must watch.

 

Enjoy