Our Whole Woman Conference would like to thank:
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Our Keynote speakers
“There is no fate but what we make for ourselves”
Today we’re living in a challenging new world. A world of disruption and change. A world that allows for …
Jarmila Yu – Read More
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Our Workshop Facilitators
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Carol Paterson – Read More
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Madelaine Fox – Read More
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Kerrie Ellis – Read More
She spent most of her successful 30 year career in HR Consultancy, talent acquisition and coaching in the hard engineering environment, of the automotive manufacturing industry. During this time, she helped over 2,000 individual sales people, teams and senior managers to be successful in achieving their business objectives and career aspirations.
She also has a lot of direct hands-on experience of developing people and businesses, through her earlier career in recruitment consultancy and advertising, as well as building a successful recruitment and coaching practice out of redundancy in 2009.
Cathy was nominated as a Positive Role Model for Age in the National Diversity awards, based on the work she does with people and all ages – This ranges from 70-year old yoga students at Diversity Yoga, through to running confident speaking programs in schools for 16-18 year olds.
The Whole Woman Conference is Cathy’s brainchild, based on a deeply touching visit to Ramana’s Garden in Rishikesh during a yoga retreat In October 2016.
Cathy will be presenting a keynote speech in the morning, and will also be delivering a workshop session in the afternoon.
Linda’s training consultancy business, Linda Huckle Training, provides a range of solution focussed development initiatives for individuals, small businesses and organisations of all sizes. Linda provides learning experiences where the outcomes are focussed on building professional connections and relationships. Linda works with small businesses to build and enhance their confidence and credibility in social sharing and social selling using the power of LinkedIn. You will regularly hear her say “People Buy People” – behind every LinkedIn profile is a real person and building relationships with people is key to using LinkedIn for Business and Networking.
Working with teams and their managers to enhance positive Team Dynamics is also key part of Linda’s portfolio and is something that she is immensely passionate about. Bring together her background in people development and her expertise in LinkedIn, she brings a unique perspective to her LinkedIn training where the focus is on human interaction.
As Regional Director for The Athena Network, Linda brings her expertise, business acumen and enthusiasm to help women grow their business in a supportive environment. She is totally committed to bringing value to her Athena members through the connection – development – inspiration – success – formula that the Athena Network aims to achieve.
Linda supports, inspires, motivates and empowers female business owners, executives and entrepreneurs in The Athena Network Blackwater Valley region, including the towns of Camberley, Farnham, Fleet, Farnborough, Aldershot, Yateley and Sandhurst.
Linda is a co-organiser of the Whole Woman Conference. She will act as Mistress of Ceremonies for the morning sessions, and will deliver a workshop during the afternoon.
Today we’re living in a challenging new world. A world of disruption and change. A world that allows for reinvention and brings new opportunities and rewards with it. Are you ready to make the most of it?
At the Whole Woman Conference, Jarmila will share her personal story about her journey from disillusioned law student to successful entrepreneur, and the inspiration that led her to discover her passion and purpose.
This keynote aims to empower you find your inspiration so you can take charge of your own future. Jarmila is a marketing professional and the Founder of YUnique Marketing, a boutique consultancy providing On-Demand Chief Marketing Officer Services to the technology and business services sectors. Identifying a gap in the market for marketing strategy leadership in SMEs she uses her experience and qualifications to unlock the marketing potential in ambitious start-up and scale-up businesses.
She is sought after for her expertise in Brand Management, Go-to-Market Strategy and Integrated Marketing Campaigns. Having spent over 20 years in the technology industry, working client-side in start-ups, challenger brands and some of the world’s largest market leading brands, she knows the vital ingredients that go into building powerful brands, how to translate business vision into marketing strategy, and importantly, how to turn strategy into execution – that cuts through and captures customer imagination.
After graduating from Royal Holloway Univ. of London in 1994 with a BA Hons Joint Degree in French & Italian Jarmila embarked on studies in Law but swiftly switched to working in Sales and Marketing. She has a Diploma in Marketing, been awarded Chartered Marketer status and maintains her Continual Professional Development (CPD) Award annually. She is a Fellow of both The Chartered Institute of Marketing and The Institute of Direct & Digital Marketing and has served as a judge for Marketing Awards.
Passionate about all things marketing, entrepreneurship and nurturing talent, Jarmila is a Mentor at the Direct Marketing Association and a Board Advisor at the Royal Holloway University of London, School of Management. As a Speaker and Guest Lecturer she talks on a range of topics including Marketing Careers, Employability and Personal Branding. Jarmila lives in Surrey Heath where she is actively involved in the local business community and in local politics. She promotes the importance of “Buy Local”, provides marketing know-how to a local Business Association and participates in Local Government sponsored Business Initiatives.
She keeps her finger on the pulse of business matters being a member of The Institute of Directors, The Federation of Small Business and the Surrey Chambers of Commerce.
Despite a 10 year career break devoted to bringing up her children, Pam picked up her education again when in her early 40s going on to achieve a Post Graduate Diploma in Personnel Management, an MBA when in her early 50s and then later going on to achieve an MA in Coaching & Mentoring Practice.
Pam secured her first HR Manager role with a Canadian Satellite & Space Technology Company when in her late 40s. By her early 50s, Pam was Head of HR for a computer games company.
At the height of the recession and following redundancy, she went on to work for large blue chip, US Fortune 500 Corporation as HR Manager (EMEA).
In her late-50s, she was approached by another technology company where she is an HR Director.
Pam is a determined person who believes in the goodness in others and that we are all in this life together. She believes age is only a barrier if you let it become so and feels that constantly renewing one’s knowledge and education is the key to overcoming barriers.
Pam’s catchphrase, adopted from the spoof film Galaxy Quest, of ‘never give up, never surrender’ has helped her to find a way to navigate unexpected obstacles and curved balls life has thrown up. Long may it continue!
Maggie is the Leading Global authority on career development for women in male dominated industries. She is the author of the book, Up the Ladder in a Skirt, which is hailed as the book for women in challenging roles globally by business leaders, movers and shakers.
A mechanical engineer who climbed to the top of the leadership ladder, Maggie was the executive chairman of a large agricultural company, responsible for the 75% increase in the retention of staff through career development pathways, by the age of 32. Maggie is a sought after consultant in oil and gas, agriculture, manufacturing and automotive industries. Having achieved goals such as being the youngest member of the plastics pioneers education initiative which went into companies such as Monsanto and Nylex.
She has directly impacted the career choices and progress of over 10,000 women in over 32 countries around the world.
With a deep commitment to diversity and well-being she is an ambassador for sustainable career and business development for women the world over.
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Carol qualified as a Beauty Therapist nearly 25 years ago aged 28. After 10 years in publishing sales, she made a decision that her career direction needed to change. Having suffered from stress due to redundancy and pressure of work, she turned to aromatherapy in her early 20’s, and was fascinated by how the power of essential oils rather than anti-depressants, made her feel so much better.
Carol trained at Champneys College of Health & Beauty in Tring for their CIDESCO qualification, an international diploma, and, in Carol’s words, “can honestly say, it was one of the best years of my life. I had found my calling!”
From then, she worked on the cruise ships for 8 months, then came home started her first salon in a health club, where she stayed for 8 years, and employed 5 staff. She was also given the opportunity to be a Guest Presenter on QVC shopping channel which she enjoyed for 6 years.
Carol left the salon to gain her teaching qualification, while working as an International Trainer for ESPA International in Farnham.
After 3 years, she accepted an opportunity to be a distributor for a range of beauty products across the whole of the south east, which was a huge learning curve and kept her busy for the next 10 years! It also enabled her to write her own specialist beauty courses, which she continues to teach.
Now Carol has returned to her beauty therapy roots, and has been running Queen Bee in the Woods in The Sands, Farnham for the last 3 years. Carol has built an amazing business in that time and is very happy to keep it small and unique, specialising in hair removal, skincare and massage.
Carol will be running a workshop during the afternoon: Holding Back the Years During Menopause and Beyond
Jenny comes from a successful background in Marketing where she first developed her people and relationship management skills, which is her true passion. Since setting up her own coaching business, Jenny now spends her time working with people to help develop their confidence, manage stress & overcome anxiety issues. She has a particular affinity with work-related stress, panic attacks and helping people to get off the ‘treadmill’ & identify their path to a rewarding, fulfilled and happy life.
Jenny is facilitating a workshop during the afternoon: Start Your Road to Happiness
Jenny Thomas, Confidence & Career Coach at Revitalise Coaching
Madelaine is an executive coach and consultant specialising in developing leaders, building high preforming teams and helping clients to successfully navigate through change. She does this through the design of bespoke solutions focusing on each clients individual needs.
Madelaine’s 20 years’ experience across the public, private and not-for-profit sectors has been honed within the retail, finance and IT industries in Europe, Australia and the USA.
A qualified Pilates and Hanna Somatics instructor, Madelaine can also integrate mind-body well-being to reduce stress and to build resilience. She works with clients to help them understand their internal experience to create a greater awareness of the actions they are taking.
Madelaine will be facilitating a workshop: The Body Never Lies
Ruth specialises in providing practical skills and solutions to understand and manage stress in both personal and professional situations.
As a THERAPIST – She offers individual therapy to adults, teenagers and children to explore and address the wide range of issues that result in stress, including negative behaviour patterns, habits, fears, phobias, cravings and addictions, low self esteem, lack of confidence, exam nerves, panic attacks – anything that is holding you back.
As a TRAINER – Ruth offers workshops in the workplace, school or college which include compliance with the law, stress audits and practical solutions to manage and control stress
As a SPEAKER – Ruth speaks about stress “The Invisible Enemy” “Happy People – Happy
Places “ Too Much Monkey Business and Is Stress Self Inflicted?
As an AUTHOR – Ruth has written “Stress Tips for Busy People” and “Stress n’ Stuff Tackling Teenage Mental Health”
Her qualifications include an M.Sc in Counselling Psychology, Teaching, Coaching, Reiki, Hypnosis, Emotional Freedom Techniques and Stress Management. She has been in business since 2002 operating from Wraysbury,
Ruth has a background in teaching and youth work. She was Head of the Youth Service in the London Borough of Ealing for twelve years and is an Honorary Fellow of Brunel University. As a freelance trainer and qualified Assessor she has delivered qualifications in youth work for Brunel, Richmond College, YMCA London South West, Surrey County Council and London Youth. As an Ofsted Inspector she has undertaken inspections and numerous pre – inspection checks for youth services all over the country. Until recently she was a Director of YMCA London South West and Middlesex Young Peoples Clubs.
Ruth is a member of the General Hypnotherapy Standards Council; The International Stress Management Association; The Association of Advanced Meridian Therapies; The Coaching Academy; Spelthorne Business Forum; Thameside Business Association as well as The Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council and the Professional Speakers Association.
She is married with two adult sons and runs two networking groups for women.
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Kerrie Ellis is a personal branding and business image trainer and award winning Image Consultant and Stylist. She is one of the top Colour Me Beautiful consultants in Europe. She is at her best when she is helping other people to be their best, showing them how to develop a truly authentic, compelling and confident personal brand.
Kerrie graduated with a first class honours degree in Business and has a post-graduate Diploma in Marketing. As a Marketing professional, she worked in both private and public organisations, leading multi-discipline teams to deliver challenging market growth and client retention strategies – the latter 10 years of which being in the retail banking and wealth management businesses of Barclays Bank.
Wanting to focus on marketing at a more personal level, in 2006 Kerrie completed extensive training with Colour Me Beautiful, the leading image consultants in Europe, and established her Image Consultancy business to help individuals effectively communicate their personal brand. She firmly believes that first impressions count and that your ‘visual cv’ is as important as your written one. She equally believes that personal presentation and positive body language can boost self confidence and self esteem, both imperative for career and personal success.
Kerrie enjoys designing and delivering bespoke business image programmes for corporate clients, both as standalone events and as part of other training, branding and team building interventions. Recent clients include Cemex, HSBC, Allianz Insurance plc, BP, Cisco, Vacherin and Bates Solicitors.
Kerrie also thoroughly enjoys coaching women and men on a one-to- one basis. Over the last 10+ years, she has helped hundreds, if not thousands of clients, of every age and from all walks of life, and finds it hugely rewarding to hear what a difference it makes. Helping clients to feel more confident, to feel like their clothes really express their personality, that they’ve regained their style mojo, taken a step up the career ladder, or that they simply have a wardrobe full of clothes that really work for them, is so worthwhile.
Kerrie has a particular interest in helping teenagers to feel ‘body confident’ (as they grow up in our increasingly image obsessed society) and enjoys working with a variety of secondary schools to deliver interactive workshops for their students. Just knowing that she can make a positive difference to someone is what makes Kerrie want to get up and go each morning!