Exciting prizes for the Whole Woman special draw – You have to be in it to win it!

Our workshop presenters have put together and amazing range of special prizes which will be drawn as a raffle on Conference day. You must be there to win so book your tickets here now:

  • Kerrie Ellis offers a ‘Full Image Makeover’ as a prize – it’s worth £275, and includes a Colour Analysis, Style Consultation and Makeover – full details are here on my website
  • Carol Paterson‘s amazing free  aromatherapy massage is worth £60.00.
  • Maddie Fox offers a 2 hour coaching session, worth £200, to help you explore how to reconnect with your internal and physical experiences to help you make more positive choices about how you respond to the world around you.
  • Jenny Thomas  offers a personality profiling session, valued at £85.
  • Ruth Fogg will give a free stress relief CD an a prize session on any aspect of stress (£85)
  • Cathy Richardson will give 6 free Diversity Yoga classes worth £90
  • Cathy Richardson will also offer a 2-hour Soapbox Coaching communications session for your business or personal life worth £145
  • Maggie Georgopoulos will provide “Up the Ladder in a Skirt” books (£20 each) and an Online Up the Ladder in a Skirt coaching course (£497)
  • Linda Huckle will give a LinkedIn webinar package of  6 x 30 minutes coaching sessions (choose either the small business package or the career development package) worth £150

That’s over £1,500 worth of prizes to be won! Don’t wait any longer – book your tickets now!

Update 2nd October – one of our delegates, Karen Chapman from Renaissance Interiors in Hartley Wintney has donated a very generous gift:

A Design Consultation, design and product to the retail value of £500 including VAT. Valid for 3 months for the initial consultation. Can be applied to any of our three main services of Interior Design, Bespoke Soft Furnishings or Design & Build.  Any product ordered for pre-Christmas delivery must be confirmed by 15th November 2017.

So that is now over £2000 worth of prizes – thank you!  Book your tickets now to be have a chance to win one of these truly amazing prizes.


More about our keynote speaker – Pam Williams

Pam Williams
Pam Williams

Pam Williams is an inspirational speaker and successful HR professional, who only came into her full working career after the age of 50. Pam has always had a passion for learning and for helping others to flourish and grow.

Despite her education being interrupted at age 16 (When her last remaining beloved parent died unexpectedly one sunny Saturday morning in Spring) she was back at her desk in college on the Monday, to prepare for her forthcoming exams which she successfully passed despite the college trying to prevent her from taking them. At the end of term, Pam finished college on the Friday and started work in her first job as she had no other resources or income to support her. This began a lifetime’s journey to complete her education and develop her career.

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!

More about our keynote speaker – Jarmila Yu


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.

Full agenda of workshops for the Conference

We have been working hard to put together an excellent range of workshops to enhance your experience of the conference.

During the afternoon, you will be able to attend 2 of the following workshops:

  1. Wardrobes that work with Kerrie Ellis (Personal style and image)
  2. Up the ladder in a skirt with Maggie Georgopoulos (Career and confidence)
  3. Speak your love so they understand with Cathy Richardson (Communication)
  4. Holding back the years during menopause with Carol Paterson (Health and wellbeing)
  5. The body never lies with Madelaine Fox (Health, wellbeing and stress management)
  6. Start your road to happiness with Jenny Thomas (Confidence and wellbeing)
  7.  Footprints in the sand with Linda Huckle and Ginny Marsh (Online branding and image)
  8. The invisible enemy with Ruth Fogg (Stress management)

Click here to take you to the workshops page with full details of what to expect in each one


Speak your love so they understand – A communication workshop with Cathy Richardson

Cathy Richardson yoga teacher and communications coachDo you sometimes feel that you are speaking past your loved ones? As though your words are not finding fertile ground, and the messages are lost in translation? Perhaps you are feeling frustrated and misunderstood by your partner or children. Or maybe you just want to improve communication in your household.

Human communication is complex. Often, in relationships or family situations, the lack of positive communication or the inability to clearly express our needs to others can create friction, misunderstanding and conflict.

In this workshop, we will explore the 5 love languages as they are defined by Gary Chapman in his book of the same title. I will use examples from my own relationship triumphs and tragedies, as I managed to raise 2 now-adult daughters whilst meandering my way through marriage and the adult dating scene. I will reveal how learning to understand the love language of the other party can totally redefine relationships.

A fun quizz will help you to understand your own love language too, so that you can clearly use this to express your own needs too.

Key take-aways:

  1.  Understanding the signs of the 5 love languages
  2.  Getting to know your own primary and secondary love languages
  3.  Tips to being your own language together with that of your loved ones to improve communication

Start Your Road to Happiness – Workshop with Jenny Thomas

Jenny ThomasJenny’s workshop is designed to help those facing challenges in their life and discover how to move forward with them.

Jenny is a fully qualified Personal Performance Coach and NLP Practitioner.  She uses insightful questioning techniques to empower you to become the best version of yourself and reach your potential.

She decided to put this workshop together to help facilitate time and space for you to think, but in an accessible and fast way that helps get those thoughts in order.  Imagine learning in just 45 minutes where you spend most of your time and energy in life, understanding where you are right now with all those plates you’re spinning and then being able to see how you can start to move forward and get you where you want to be…. without dropping any plates!

Through this workshop you will be able to get a clear picture of what your life is like and how satisfied you are with it.  We’ll then walk you through a process to take stock, identify what it is that you really want and then create an action plan that you can take away with you to ensure you start living the life you really want.

It will be a relaxed, informal but structured workshop and all you will need to bring along is your fabulous mind and a desire to make some changes in your life.  We are really looking forward to seeing you at the conference and working with you during my Workshop to help your dreams become reality.

In just 45 minutes, you will be able to:

  • Identify the priority areas in your life
  • Take stock of where you are right now
  • Identify the area/s that need your focus & attention
  • Create an action plan to take away with you that starts you on your road to happiness

Holding Back The Years – Workshop with Carol Paterson

Carol Paterson

Also known as Queen Bee in the Woods, Carol’s workshop will focus on how to look and feel amazing before, during and after the Menopause. We will cover symptoms of the menopause and the aging process, and suggest possible solutions using my experience as a beauty therapist and a menopausal woman!

We will be looking at skin ageing and skin treatments to help to improve a damaged skin; treatment of the dreaded facial hair and other annoying skin lesions, often caused by sun damage; and how to effectively use aromatherapy for stress relief, balancing hormones, insomnia and many other symptoms. We will also discuss the importance of good nutrition and exercise.

Key take-aways

  1. How to look after and improve an ageing skin.
  2. How to successfully treat unwanted facial and body hair, and skin lesions
  3. How to effectively use aromatherapy for menopausal stress relief, balancing hormones, insomnia, and many other symptoms

Footprints in the Sand? An online profiling workshop with Linda Huckle and Ginny Marsh

In today’s online world, we leave footprints wherever we roam.  Your digital footprint is the record of your interaction with the digital world and it’s important to make sure that the digital impressions you leave are positive.

Footprints in the sand are easily washed away – your digital footprint is more permanent – more like footprints in concrete!

During this workshop, Linda Huckle and Ginny marsh will be exploring practical ways to enhance your online presence and personal brand.

  • Whether you are a business owner, employed or looking for work, your personal brand is key to establishing yourself as a professional and authentic person to attract and engage with clients, employers and your network. Linda will share some tools and techniques to help you develop a positive and professional online presence.
  • Many of us lack confidence when in front of the camera and the resulting professional headshots tend to demonstrate that. Ginny will give you some practical tips that you can take away and use to prepare for working with a professional photographer, and some that will help you be confident when in front of a camera anywhere.

Key take-aways

By the end of the workshop, you will know how to:

  • Use online tools to explore how your digital footprint impacts on your own Personal Brand
  • Cultivate and nurture an authentic online presence
  • Use the right personal images for social media and web to represent you professionally
  • Prepare for being in front of the camera to capture the authentic you

Wardrobes That Work – Workshop to get from Drab to Fab in 5 Easy Steps! with Kerrie Ellis

Kerrie EllisIf you’ve ever opened the doors of your wardrobe and woefully exclaimed that ‘you’ve nothing to wear’ despite having a wardrobe full of clothes, or that you feel ‘drab not fab’, this workshop is for you! The average woman spends nearly a year of her life deciding what to wear – just imagine what else you could use that time for!

It’s very easy to lose your style mojo and yet it can have a huge impact both on how you feel and, as importantly, on the way that others perceive you. Studies prove time and again that, whether we like it or not, we are programmed to subconsciously and instinctively judge a book by its cover and that your personal brand, image and visibility account for the largest part (up to 90%!) of career success. So finding clothes that communicate who you are (your ‘personal brand’) in an authentic and compelling manner and that boost your confidence pays dividends. Who doesn’t want to feel good and collect those confidence-boosting compliments (as well as sales/new business opportunities, promotions, relationships …) along the way?

In this workshop I’ll share how to develop a wardrobe that works for you in just 5 easy steps. Yes I’ll talk about the basics of the colours and styles of clothes you choose, but in my 11+ years of helping clients I also know it’s about more than this. I’ll show you how to personalise your look, how to make sure that every item in your wardrobe really earns its place there, how to turn an ordinary or drab outfit into something fab and how to develop a capsule wardrobe of clothes that effortlessly mix and match. I’ll also share what not to do; the 10 ‘image killers’ to avoid!

Key take-aways:
• Learn the 5 easy steps to creating a wardrobe that really works for you.
• Learn how to do ‘fashion maths’ – make sure your investment in your clothes reap real returns
• Learn how to create a capsule wardrobe – fewer clothes yet more outfits – taking the headache out of getting dressed each morning!

The body never lies – Workshop with Madelaine Fox

Madelaine Fox

There will be 8 great workshops to choose from at the Whole Woman Conference.

Do you get to the end of the day or week suffering with aches, pains and exhaustion? Have you ever woken up on the first day of your holiday and found you are feeling unwell? Do you suffer from insomnia or wake up still feeling tired? These are potentially indications from your body of stress or over doing things which limit the choices we have in our response to our life situation.

Modern living has brought about a disconnect in us between our bodies and minds. We often tell ourselves that we have to keep going in order to get the job done. We are less and less able to sense our internal ‘smoke detector’ which warns us of stress and danger.

In this workshop Madelein Fox will explore how we can reconnect with our internal and physical experiences which will allow us to make more positive choices in our responses to the world, helping us to reduce the level of stress and its long term negative effects.

Be prepared to get involved as this will be an interactive workshop that will provide you will some very practical takeaways.

Key take-aways

  • Tips on reading the signs of stress and how we can manage this
  • A simple technique that allows us to listen to the language of the body, empowering us to make positive choices
  • An understanding of the science behind our stress responses