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130 Vs 70/20/10

Andrew Priestley is one of the guest speakers on my Women’s Leadership Success programme taking place on 4th March, 2013

Below he shares his thoughts on why we should all be living by the 70/20/10 rule

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Most Brits spend 130% of their take-home weekly pay. This means that they are funding the additional 30% on credit cards, loans and store charge cards. This quickly becomes a long term cash-debt problem.
And sadly, it is self-inflicted.
There are several key reasons why debt occurs but the biggest causes are spending more than you earn i.e., living beyond your means; and spending more than you need to. The one that bugs me the most is buying stuff you don’t really need. For example, bright, shiny, new stuff.
I was recently in an electronics store and I overheard a young married couple arguing over whether or not to buy a gaming console and 3D TV. They were weighing up a 15 month non-payment loan.
But it can be really benign stuff. Recent food shopping research shows that people spend nearly 40% more than they need to at the weekly grocery shopping expedition … if they don’t use a shipping list.
Fortunately, debt is something that you can cycle out of. In my experience you can be well on the way to debt-free with 90 days but it takes commitment and energy.
The starting point is to learn to live on 70% of your take home pay. 10% you should save. And 20% you should use to reduce debts.
In addition, you can sell any stuff that you no longer need. A client recently sold over 100 pairs of shoes she doesn’t wear! She made £350 but that money was used to reduce her credit card bill. A musician sold some sound gear and musical instruments and a) banked £2300, b) paid off a loan and c) emptied his loft and garage.
Two university students followed the 70/20/10 rule for 3 months and booth have surplus cash for the first time ever!
One client reduced her debt and created a nice little nest egg of cash … and then ‘borrowed’ it to her brother who is still to repay her.
In his talk  at the Women’s Leadership Success programme we will explore the 70/20/10 rule and show you ten money managing skills that will get you out of debt and cashed up.

I am Jenny Garrett, Executive Coach, founder of Reflexion Associates, a leadership and coaching consultancy and author or Rocking Your Role – the how to guide to success for female breadwinners. Find out more about me, my programmes, speaking engagements and training at rockingyourrole.comand sign up for my newsletter

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A review of Rocking Your Role, all the way from Chicago, enjoy

Rocking Your Role, the 'how to' guide to success for female breadwinners

Rocking Your Role, the ‘how to’ guide to success for female breadwinners

I have been making some wonderful connections via LinkedIn

One of them has provided her feedback on the first chapter of my book ‘Rocking Your Role, all the way from Chicago.

She concludes ‘Thus, it is evermore important for women to invest and empower themselves in order to combat the backlash. more comfortable you are in your role, the easier it will be to take on the world, no matter the context.

Read the rest here “Rocking Your Role” by Jenny Garrett. and feel free to comment

I am Jenny Garrett, Executive Coach, founder of Reflexion Associates, a leadership and coaching consultancy and author or Rocking Your Role – the how to guide to success for female breadwinners. Find out more about me, my programmes, speaking engagements and training at rockingyourrole.com and sign up for my newsletter

Leadership Success programme for Women – 4th March, 2013

Want to live in state of contentment, happiness and abundance in 2013?

Want to:

  • feel truly present at work and in your family roles?
  • Have ‘me’ time?
  • Feel that you have choices?
  • That you can share the responsibility and it’s not all down to you?
  • Be guilt- free?

This one day programme is designed to help you Rock Your Roles in life

BOOK NOW early bird ends 14th Jan, 2013

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Speakers:

Andrew Priestley – international speaker and award winning coach will share the ten money managing skills that WILL make a profound difference to your relationship with money

Joanna Pieters – founder of Time Wizard will share how to choose, use and manage outsourcing to help you succeed at home and at work

Amber Khan – wellness mentor and author will set you on the path to living a guilt-free life

Jenny Garrett – executive coach, speaker and author will practical steps to move you from struggling and juggling to rocking your roles in life

Find out more about us here

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Learn:

  • How to have the ‘money’ conversation that you’ve been avoiding
  • Improve your communication
  • How your leadership preference is impacting your communication
  • How to avoid the pitfalls that most Women Breadwinners fall into
  • Strategies to succeed and feel in control

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Who is it for:

Women who are the primary earner in their home

Women entrepreneurs

Women executives

***LImited to 8 particpants***

Programme Overview:

The aim of the programme is to help women like you, lead themselves to success:

Using the 12-step process designed by Jenny Garrett from her work coaching hundreds of women and outlined in the research in her book Rocking Your Role, you will:

  • Focus on your Personal and Professional Leadership skills
  • Increase your critical leadership skill of Self-Awareness
  • Understand the Emotions that may be holding you back
  • Embrace your Femininity as a strength
  • Celebrate Success
  • Action Plan

Benefits:

  • Increased Confidence in your ability to cope and succeed
  • Freedom from the shackles of guilt, resentment and shame
  • Improved sense of psychological, physical and spiritual Well-Being
  • Sense of Direction and Purpose
  • Community and Belonging through the Support of the group
  • An ILM (Institute of Leadership & Management) certificate

What have you got to lose?

No quibble money back guarantee if you dont find the day valuable

What participants have said:

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A fabulous, supportive, empowering course for female breadwinners and entrepreneurs to share ideas

Hannah Foxley, Women’s Wealth Expert
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Empowering and an eye opener

Aina Khan, Family Law Consultant

*****

Enlightening, delicate, but rich

Cherryl Martin, CMO with FTSE 100 Marketing, Sales and Business Performance Expertise

*****

Reflective of my needs

Caroline Peryagh, Director, Global Client Strategy

Book Now ***LImited to 8 participants*** early bird ends 14th January, 2013

See RockingyourRole.com for more about Jenny, her speaking engagements and events.

Speakers announced for Women Breadwinners Leadership Success Programme

Andrew Priestley ISMM-2Andrew Priestley is an award winning business coach, author and international professional speaker.

Qualified in Industrial and Organisational Psychology, Andrew helps people to both make and save more money and become more profitable.

This session will introduce you to ten money managing skills that WILL make a profound difference to your relationship with money. If your goal is to have more money you will enjoy this session. If your goal is to be debt-free this is a must.

Joanna Pieters
Joanna Pieters founded lifestyle organisation service Time Wizard after 15 years running large teams in high-pressure media businesses. Having seen friends and colleagues overwhelmed by the stress of juggling work, family, and health, she asked, ‘who can help?’ When the answer wasn’t obvious, she started Time Wizard to take on their to-do lists and daily tasks, allowing pressurised families to be healthier, happier and less stressed.

Joanna helps her clients be more successful by finding practical ways to identify and outsource appropriate areas of their lives. She helps clients see delegating at home as a sign of strength, rather than something to feel guilty about, allowing them to focus on the things that are most important to them and their families. An expert in delegation, organisation and productivity, Joanna is in regular demand from the UK media to talk on subjects as diverse as decluttering and time management.
This session will introduce you to how to choose, use and manage outsourcing to help you succeed at home and at work.
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Amber Khan is a wellness mentor, speaker, an entrepreneur &  a soon to be published author of Guilt-free Mum.
She has experience of working in the corporate environment, the pressure & responsibilities which come with it, in addition to the household responsibilities of a mother.
A health scare 2 years ago impelled her to change her lifestyle. To let go of the super mum & mummy-guilt syndromes for a healthier & sustainable future for herself & her family. She has since helped several mothers along their journey of guilt trips.
Amber is passionate about liberating mothers from ineffective practices & to put them on the path to living a guilt-free lifestyle.
and me – Jenny Garrett  423744_10150696561171514_1808655218_n

Sought after executive coach, mentor, founder of Reflexion Associates leadership consultancy and author of Rocking your Role.

I have featured extensively in the media, on programmes such as: Radio 4′s Woman’s Hour & Newstalk radio as well as writing articles and contributing to many national publications, such as Sun Employment and Glamour Magazine. I am also a blogger for the BOSS American woman’s online network. Over 10 years of experience as an executive coach and trainer has enabled me to create this practical and transformational programme.

Only 6 places left – BOOK NOW **** Early bird price only £75

Move from struggling and juggling to Rocking Your Role in life

Sound familiar:

  • Torn between work and family roles?
  • Zero ‘me’ time?
  • Feeling that you have limited choices?
  • It’s all down to you?
  • Riddled with guilt?

This one day programme is designed to move you from struggling and juggling to Rocking Your Role in life

Learn:

  • How to have the ‘money’ conversation that you’ve been avoiding
  • Improve your communication
  • How your leadership preference is impacting your communication
  • How to avoid the pitfalls that most Women Breadwinners fall into
  • Strategies to succeed and feel in control

Who is it for:

Women who are the primary earner in their home

Women entrepreneurs

Women executives

Only 6 places left – BOOK NOW **** Early bird price only £75

 

Programme Overview:

The aim of the programme is to help women like you, lead themselves to success:

Using the 12-step process designed by Jenny Garrett from her work coaching hundreds of women and outlined in the research in her book Rocking Your Role, you will:

  • Focus on your Personal and Professional Leadership skills
  • Increase your critical leadership skill of Self-Awareness
  • Understand the Emotions that may be holding you back
  • Embrace your Femininity as a strength
  • Celebrate Success
  • Action Plan

Benefits:

  • Increased Confidence in your ability to cope and succeed
  •  Freedom from the shackles of guilt, resentment and shame
  •  Improved sense of psychological, physical and spiritual Well-Being
  • Sense of Direction and Purpose
  • Community and Belonging through the Support of the group
  • An ILM (Institute of Leadership & Management) certificate

Only 6 places left – BOOK NOW **** Early bird price only £75

What participants have said:

****

A fabulous, supportive, empowering course for female breadwinners and entrepreneurs to share ideas

Hannah Foxley, Women’s Wealth Expert
****            

Empowering and an eye opener

Aina Khan, Family Law Consultant

*****         

Enlightening, delicate,  but rich

Cherryl Martin, CMO with FTSE 100 Marketing, Sales and Business Performance Expertise

*****

Reflective of my needs

Caroline Peryagh, Director, Global Client Strategy

Only 6 places left – BOOK NOW **** Early bird price only £75

Money, Money, Money in a rich woman’s world

Many British couples are burying their heads in the sand over their financial situations. One in seven1 (14 per cent) couples over the age of 40 – or around 4.22 million people – admit they have never discussed their finances, according to new research from Prudential.
Fears about having awkward conversations drives this behaviour, with 15 per cent of those surveyed admitting they feel uncomfortable talking to their partners about financial planning.
A concern that these conversations will boil over into arguments is another reason that couples avoid talking about their finances – money is the third most likely subject to cause arguments among couples, with nearly one in four (23 per cent) claiming that they fight over finances, ahead of work (10 per cent), and politics and religion (5 per cent). Only household chores (27 per cent) and disputes about family (30 per cent) are more likely to cause disagreements.
Even for the majority of couples who do discuss their retirement plans, long-term issues are likely to be side-lined, as short-term everyday expenses take priority. Daily living costs and household bills are regularly discussed by the majority of couples (60 per cent and 52 per cent respectively), and one in three couples (34 per cent) speak about the costs of home improvements, large purchases and luxuries.
However, discussions about long-term planning are far less prevalent, with only 16 per cent of couples claiming to regularly talk about retirement income and pension planning. Only three per cent of couples claim they have had conversations about inheritance planning and tax.
Vince Smith-Hughes, retirement expert at Prudential said: “Money can be a tough topic to discuss at the best of times. Many couples prefer to steer clear of conversations about finances, and especially discussions about longer-term issues like retirement which might feel light-years away.

When was the last time you spoke to your partner about money? Unfortunately, sex and money are the subjects least spoken about in relationships. Left un-discussed, the issue of money can lead to resentment, shame and guilt all seething under the surface.

As a female breadwinner, in an effort not to emasculate or disempower you may have chosen to avoid money conversations with your partner, leaving you with the full weight of responsibility. On the other hand you might have thought it unnecessary to talk and behave as you like because it’s your cash, assuming that your partners silence means that it is OK.

Whatever the dynamic, conversations about money need to happen so you and your family can live a much richer life. In my book Rocking Your Role: The how to guide to success for female breadwinners I provide a framework for that conversation. Here are a few tips from female breadwinners I have met.

Identify attitudes– defining attitudes towards money is a good way to get the conversation started. Are you the same or different from your partner? If you don’t share the same values talking will help draw out some of the tensions. If you are too similar it might be better to discuss what you can both do differently to make the most out of money.

Make it practical – put all emotions aside and make money about practicality rather than power. You are in a great position to use your voice to break down taboos and decide what money means to your family.

Work as a unit – make choices about how you use and manage money together- a family unit can’t have people moving in different directions.

Join up accounts? – a joint account is one option that doesn’t work for everyone, it can make household and family spending a joint decision rather than a point of contention. Money can move freely and it doesn’t have to be divided up so obviously. You can always put money aside in a separate account as well.

Money conversations can help you make the right decisions about who manages it, what purchases and investments are made and how to build a future for your family. What happens as a result might surprise you! One woman I spoke to felt that women needed to earn at least equal to their partners to have an equal say in the relationship!

Talking about money is the only way to destroy the power it holds over us. It can be uncomfortable, embarrassing and stressful for everyone involved but having it out in the open is better than letting resentments fester on both sides.

Be the brave and courageous lioness I know that you are and start the conversation. Let me know how you get on!

I am Jenny Garrett, Executive Coach, founder of Reflexion Associates, a leadership and coaching consultancy and author or Rocking Your Role – I help professional working women move from struggling and juggling to rocking their many roles in life. Find out more about me, my programmes, speaking engagements and training at rockingyourrole.com

Black Friday Offer

For Today Only  – Book your One Hour Skype Coaching Session for only £25

Use Your One Hour to focus on one of these areas outlined in my book Rocking Your Role

  1. Your Values – what’s at the heart and essence of what you do and your decisions
  2. Your Choices – what choices are you making, why you are making them and who owns those choices
  3. Celebrating – what is good about your current situation that can be built upon
  4. Ditching the guilt –  ways to stop guilt holding your back and sapping your energy
  5. Assumptions – noticing how others assumptions may impact your behaviour and strategies to combat this
  6. Stopping – crafting your don’t do list, what do you need to give up in order to take yourself forward
  7. Communication – what channels are you using to communication, with how and how, what can be built on, what has not been said
  8. Interdependence – ways to collaborate and recognise what and who you need to make things work
  9. Honesty – being honest with yourself about what you want
  10. Fulfilment – being clear about the fun aspects of your life and giving them importance
  11. Wellbeing – focusing on improving aspects of your physical, psychological and spiritual well being
  12. Sharing/ Planning – bringing it all together into a plan for success

I will also throw in access to a 15 minute video recording sharing the 4 keys to success for working women.

Find out more about me here – my time is usually charged out at £200 – £400 per hour to those working in corporate organisations.

I will not be repeating this offer anytime soon.

To book go to http://blackfridayskypecoachingoffer-eorg.eventbrite.com

Have a great day

Female Breadwinner Rocking her Role – Servane Mouazan

Servane Mouazan is the founding director of Ogunte, a company focused on supporting women-led social ventures. She is a female breadwinner that takes satisfaction from the work she does rather than the money she earns. We talk to her about forgetting to get paid, why she knows everything about cows and the importance of doing what you love.

Hi Servane, first off could you tell me a bit about your background.

I come from Brittany in France and grew up in an average lower middle class family. My mum was a teacher and my dad was a social worker but spent most of his time singing and writing books.

How has your family life shaped you?

My parents were divorced when I was very young. So I grew up in a single parent family but my dad was always present, he visited once a fortnight. My mum had the tough task of being breadwinner, bringing back money to the house and taking care of two young children. This is something I learnt a lot from- the difference between what you need and what you want, what’s superfluous and what is a real treat. It’s harsh and it leaves some scares sometimes but actually with time you reflect on this and say to yourself, she did pretty well, she did a good job.

What is your earliest memory of work?

I left home when I was 19 and I went travelling because I didn’t want to stay at home. So as you do I became an au pair in the Netherlands. It was crazy. I ended up in a single parent family there as well! I lived with a single mum speaking French much better than me but I learnt Dutch through singing, university and through post. That was my first experience of being a breadwinner in the 90s, earning money by being a singer and au pair – it made me very excited.

What did you do after your degree?

After my studies I returned to Brittany but with little experience I found it hard to find a job. Fortunately, I could speak a range of languages so found work as an interpreter. That led me into a few funny situations!

I ended up working in the farming industry taking Dutch people on trips to visit dairy farms. I knew everything about cows! Imagining putting that on a CV- it definitely shows you have a broad interest in life. Language has been an essential asset to my life and enabled me to earn quite a substantial amount of money, anywhere and at any time.

How did being a female breadwinner and a social entrepreneur come about for you?

I moved to the Netherlands again and became involved in volunteering for community development initiatives it is here that I started my journey in social enterprise. Through this work I found opportunities to help on projects in Brazil. The people I worked with at the time were telling me I was good at what I did, so why don’t I charge? So my first big story was: I had forgotten to charge for what I did! Not so good if you need to be a breadwinner.

How does it feel to be a female breadwinner?

The satisfaction is more about delivering the work and achieving something. Seeing the connections between people and bringing people together was a revelation for me. It is a rewarding experience because of the understanding that there is a point in doing all this.

Did you make any mistakes on the way?

Well when you start you of course realise you know nothing about business and that is a job in itself and you have to learn everything. I remember I organised some gigs and shows to put the light on some development initiatives, the first band I booked cost me much more than I had been paid to show them. Disaster! I learned very quickly.

Who are your role models or the important figures in your life?

Apart from my dad, in the 90s my match in energy was a singer called Skin from Skunk Anansie. I liked her because of the energy she showed on stage, her political involvement and her directed lyrics. It was a point when my interests and my passions were merging; politics, activism and performing arts.

Do you have any mentors?

On the activist side when I was in Brazil there was one artist that was particularly important to me, Marcello Uka. Sadly 11 years ago he got shot in a street robbery and he ended up in a wheelchair. Despite all the pain and the suffering he continued to deliver and compose songs. He is very strongly involved in all sorts of campaigning- when I first met him I thought we’ve got the same ideas but he has them in a good order; I’ve got them in a random order. So he became a sort of mentor to me and still is. He is going for mayor in the city of Rio in Brazil- he just never stops.

What’s been most challenging for you as a female breadwinner and social entrepreneur?

For me I can’t dissociate the money making from my political involvement or my activism or my values. Which can be bad because at the same time I have priorities; I have rent to pay, I have a son to feed so I will always need to find a cause to fight and be paid for.

That said I still do a lot of things for free, too much according to my mentor. If I say yes to too many things I am creating my own poverty, meaning I’m not sticking to my own values so I have learned it is ok to say no.

Confidence is a volatile currency and we are the first ones to sabotage ourselves so we need to always check every day about our values; are we keeping up with them? Money is part of it- what it brings, what it enables you to do and how it helps you survive but you need to be able to enjoy what you do as well.

What’s good about being a female breadwinner?

Well it is probably what is good about being a male breadwinner. I don’t put any difference on being a female breadwinner. This probably comes from my dad, when he married again he always used to say, my wife is doing work at home I just happen to be on a payroll outside the house but the money I bring is paying us all. I like that.

Female or male it depends on the stereotypes we follow. It’s about where you place value and being paid is just a technical question. My dad values what my mum and step mum do at home. But sometimes it feels like the whole of society doesn’t value what is being done at home, so there is a feeling that women will get something extra by working outside this context.

Do you think the currency of work is a problem?

Well yes. Another person I admire is Edgar Cahn founder of Time Banking. He says the whole point of one man hour as a currency is a very interesting thing because the economy doesn’t take into account all the contributions of the volunteers and the carers, and that there is a discrepancy for how we are accounting for these workers. There are some things missing from the state’s accounts. Unfortunately a lot of women are part of that category; they are in situations where they provide some sort of service that is never accounted for in pound value. We need to pay attention to that but things are changing slowly.

What do you think are some of the responsibilities of a female breadwinner?

It is important to think about how we spend our money. There is the breadwinner, the bread eater and the crumbles. Good can come when money is distributed in a new way. If someone can earn money and make it circulate so it creates more wealth and more value along the way- then that is a different category of breadwinner.

What legacy do you think you leave as a female breadwinner?

Depending on how you make your money is the nature of your legacy. I have chosen to be a social entrepreneur and I have chosen to help other social entrepreneurs and activists. That’s my thing, that’s my gig. I am not happy if I have to do something else!

What about the legacy for your son?

For my son I don’t think you can teach a child anything but manners and values. If he can say ‘thank you’, ‘please’ and be solution focused leaving his surroundings and environment in a better state than he found it, then I have done my job.

What are the top 3 lessons you’ve learnt as a result of being a female breadwinner?

Learning to charge for my work is number one! Other than that be sure you work with your assets,  try not to depend on anyone or any state – sometimes you have to and it is ok but it is not a long term solution at all- and finally create opportunities for others because it will eventually create opportunities for you.

Online Seminars/Webinars for female breadwinners, executives and entrepreneurs

Female Breadwinners

Jenny Garrett, author of Rocking Your Role has crafted a series of 45 minute on line sessions, ideal for the busy working woman to get bite size input into their development.
Numbers are limited. BOOK NOW

Session Name: Ditch the Guilt – Top Tips for Working Parents
In this interactive session led Jenny Garrett, author of Rocking Your Role. You will discuss ways to ditch the guilt that often comes with being a working parent and learn to maximise the time you have with your family
To Book: http://www.skilio.com/session/info/2481
Date: Mon 26 November 2012  8:00pm
Cost £15

Session Name: Getting Noticed for all the Right Reasons – for women
In this interactive session, Jenny Garrett, author of Rocking Your Role, focuses on verbal communication, body language and image to stand out positively in the work place
To Book: http://www.skilio.com/session/info/2452
Date: Mon 10 Dec 8:00pm 2012
Cost: £15

Session Name: Make it Happen! – Craft your Vision for 2013
In this practical session, Jenny Garrett, author of Rocking Your Role, will guide you through the process of creating your personal and professional vision for 2013
To Book http://www.skilio.com/session/info/2453
Date: Tuesday 15th Jan 2013 8:00pm
Cost: £15

Session Name: Getting a Competitive Edge – Top Tips for Women Entrepreneurs
In this interactive session, Jenny Garrett, author of Rocking Your Role, will share her holistic top tips for being competitive in crowded market
To Book: http://www.skilio.com/session/info/2561
Date: Tuesday 22nd January 2013 8:00pm
Cost: £15

I’m speaking at The Women’s Summit2success on 15th November, join me

I am part of the amazing line up of speakers at The Women’s Summit2success on the 15th November

I will be sharing The 4 Essential Strategies for Success for Working Women.

  • Why you should ditch the guilt,
  • have a regular ego check,
  • create a don’t do list
  • and why looking after you is so important.

Rocking Your Role is an invaluable and inspiring source for those who will, either through choice or by chance, embark on this exciting route. She offers advice and space to reflect and challenges one of the modern day taboos.” Mary Honeyball MEP, London MEP and Labour European spokesperson on women

To book, go to : www.deeclayton.com/summit-2-success Further details are below:

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Amazing Line Up Of Speakers…Read On To See Why You Can’t Miss This!

Our first speaker is Sue Stone who has been described as one of Britain’s most positive people. From £10 left in her purse to becoming a Secret Millionaire on TV, be inspired by her amazing story of her incredible life transformation. Her talk Love Life-Live Life focuses on overcoming limiting beliefs- she will be sharing top techniques that you can implement immediately to bring more balance, happiness and success into your life.

“I love Sue Stone’s book, it really helps you
turn negatives into positives” Denise Welch talking on Loose Women, ITV.

Next Dee Clayton will be helping you to Free Your Inner Speaker. Since Dee was interviewed on ITV News at Ten to express her view on why equal pay between men and women is 100 years away she has been passionate about women freeing their inner speaker so they can speak passionately on things that matter. Her light hearted and interactive session will share why men and women react differently to speaking stress, how to eliminate your fears that hold you back and “Tame Your Public Speaking Monkeys®”. Whether you think you do “public speaking” or not, this talk will help with all types of verbal communications from client meetings and networking to interviews and presentations.

Our final morning speaker is the fabulous Lucy Whittington. If you want to Find Your Thing and Get Famous For It then this talk shares some great information on how to become a business celebrity! Her 5 step simple process to Being a Business Celebrity is so straightforward everyone, experienced or not, can follow it. If you aren’t getting the results you want right now, come and find out how easy it can be.

Lucy Whittington has been featured on the BBC, in national ‘glossy’ magazines including Red & Top Sante, and has articles published by The Guardian. She runs her own ‘Business Celebrity’ events and works internationally with business owners who are doing their ‘Thing’.

Our morning session will finish at 1pm and our lunchtime session begins with a delicious 2 course hot lunch and 2 more entertaining and inspirational speakers

Anita Gray, is known for her passion for bringing women together and her passion to help women look great through her role as an image consultant – she will be sharing her inspirational story of the creation of BraAfternoon – a not for profit group for women who have experienced cancer, and want to support one another. We will also be holding a raffle to support a local breast cancer charity.

Women supporting each other naturally!

Our final speaker of the event is author Jenny Garrett. Who will be sharing The 4 Essential Strategies for Success for Working Women. Jenny will share why you should ditch the guilt, have a regular ego check, create a don’t do list and why looking after you is so important.

“Rocking Your Role is an invaluable and inspiring source for those who will, either through choice or by chance, embark on this exciting route. She offers advice and space to reflect and challenges one of the modern day taboos.” Mary Honeyball MEP, London MEP and Labour European spokesperson on women

BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW- THEY ARE LIMITED – SO DONT MISS OUT!

  •   £35 Morning only 9.30am-1pm
  •   £49 1 Day ticket includes hot 2 course lunch
  •   £75 1 Day VIP Ticket includes 

     This event is open to all and aims to celebrate and motivate entrepreneurship and is part of Global Entrepreneur Week

  • www.deeclayton.com/summit-2-success to book and form more information

    Thursday 15th November 2012- 9.30am-3pm (Morning session will run until 1pm)
    Ware Priory, High Street, Ware SG12 9AL. Our event opens at 9am and there is open networking until 10am. Our speakers will inform, inspire and motivate you.

    Top 5 reasons why women don’t invest in their development

    When I run my 30 minute Rocking & Shocking consultations, I help women to create a development plan for their future.  Their actions can range from something small, such as: reading a book and having a conversation, to researching job options and investing in long term development.

    I’ve noticed a real reticence in women to invest in themselves.

    Here are the Top 5 reasons that I hear.

    1. I don’t have the time

    Really?  Do you have time to be sick, to drop everything if your boss or a client needs something urgently, for the trains to fail or your car to brake down.  The answer is no, we create the time we need, you shouldn’t be a slave to it.

    You will never find time for anything. If you want time you must make it. – Charles Buxton

     2. I don’t have the money

    So you cant afford it? Yet when I am in a room of women, they will have invested in expensive handbags, and smart phones and tablet computers.  Is it because these are obvious to the eye or valued more than investing in yourself? Training providers are really sympathetic to the current climate, have you checked out payment options and subsidies?

    Investing in yourself is the best investment you will ever make. it will not only improve your life, it will improve the lives of all those around you.” Robin S. Sharma,

     3. I know it all already

    You may be an expert in your role or in your field, but it is so apparent right now life just keeps changing. To lose your thirst for knowledge is like losing your thirst for life and to be so complacent as to think that you will continue to progress, improve and grow in your role without development is a mistake that I am sure that you have seen many others make.

    Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever. – Mahatma Gandhi

     4. I am too exhausted

    I have even said this one myself, but I have then found that a days training revitalises and energises me.  New ideas, strategies, new people are all ways of filling up your depleted resources.  Doing the opposite of what you normally do creates balance, so if you work alone, you should engage in some group development and vice versa.

     5. I think it’s going to be a let down

    What you take out of any development is up to you. I recommend that  you do your research to make sure that it’s what you are looking for.

    Make sure you know what you want from the experience and take responsibility for getting what you want from the development.

    Do these top 5 reasons resonate with you, if so what will you do to challenge them?  Go on book that course, read that book, attend that online session that you were putting off and let me know how you get on.

    I will leave you with a quote from Barbara de Angelis

    “Women need real moments of solitude and self-reflection to balance out how much of ourselves we give away.”

    I am Jenny Garrett, Executive Coach, founder of Reflexion Associates, a leadership and coaching consultancy and author or Rocking Your Role – the how to guide to success for female breadwinners. See my Certificated Rocking Your Role: Women Breadwinners and Entrepreneurs programme, it might be just the development that you’re looking for.

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