Speakers

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DES O’CONNOR

Speaking Title : How to Become an Expert and Speak on Stage at Our Next Event.

Bio :

Des O’Connor is an Award-Winner & Founder of Social Media Marketing & Women in Business Events, Entrepreneur & International Speaker

Founder of Social Media Marketing Events and Association for Social Media Managers, Des O’Connor’s Women in Business, Award-Winning Relationship Coach, Business Consultant and International Speaker.

Des O’Connor’s new project is “Des O’Connor’s Women in Business Super Conference” which Empowers Women to be Successful in business on September 24th in London.

He is also a social media consultant and founder of Social Media Marketing Events which helps Business Owners and Entrepreneurs to Discover Actionable Insights and Practical Advice to Use Social Media to Expand Their Audience, Find Qualified Customers, and Accelerate Their Business Growth

He shows people how to use social media and online marketing tools to build relationships, deliver educational content, and create communities and networking opportunities. Des started his career as a relationship coach, and won the 2013 award for Relationship Coach of the Year from the Association for Professional Coaches, Trainers and Consultants (APCTC).

Expanding on his work as a relationship-builder and community creator, Des now offers corporate training and business coaching and consulting in social media marketing and webinar marketing. Des is the first consultant in the UK to offer workshops and coaching on how to host live and automated webinars that expand audiences, find new customers and boost sales. He has produced a series of sold-out seminars and online courses with top industry experts on social media marketing.

An in-demand guest speaker and media commentator, Des O’Connor has served as a seminar leader and presenter on social media marketing for business events such as Exposure Events business expos, the Business Growth Show, the Digital Sales, Marketing & Technology Expo, and the YES Group. He also plans to work with the Association for Social Media Managers (ASMM) to launch the social media industry’s first globally recognized professional accreditation in social media marketing, and will provide exciting speaking opportunities on stage at his seminars for ASMM members who want to take their business to a larger audience. Des also offers training to help social media consultants market their services to corporate clients.

ANGELA DE SOUZA

Women’s Business Club

Speaking Title : I Did it in My Pyjamas or Stop Running to the Well (you choose)

Bio :

Hi, I am Angela and I am a serial entrepreneur! My brain is always whizzing with great ideas often to the frustration of those closest to me. My biggest passion is my husband, four beautiful children, one grandchild and three cats! I am so blessed to have such an amazing family. My LinkedIn title says that I am a ❀ Author ❀ Speaker ❀ Entrepreneur ❀ but what it doesn’t say is that I also love to sing in the shower, play my piano and try my hand at some Bob Ross painting.

If my accent confuses you it’s because I was born in Crawley, England, but spent all of my childhood in South Africa. I currently live in Cheltenham but who knows where the wind will take me. My dream is to stop working so hard all the time and live on a farm where I can enjoy complete silence, grow things in the garden and have even more animals.

I look forward to sharing some of my business adventures with your. Enjoy.

SANDRA RIGOBERT

A 1 TRIBE

Speaking Title : Working with Differences

Bio :

My name is Sandra Rigobert and I am an Author, public speaker, teacher and encourager of people and their power to do and be extraordinary individuals for themselves and their family.

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CHELSEY BAKER

Speaking Title: Raising Your Profile and Profit.

Bio :

UK’s No. 1 Pitching Expert, 5 X Award-Winning Business Mentor, CEO National Mentoring Day, Founder ‘Broadcasting Your Business’

Chelsey is the founder of ‘Broadcasting Your Business’ – the pitch, press & publicity programme. Having successfully mentored hundreds of businesses and with over 20 years’ experience working in PR, media, sales and marketing; Chelsey is well known for her results in helping businesses raise their profile and increase their sales.

Having won five awards in recognition for her mentoring work including “Business Mentor of the Year” awarded by Start Your Business magazine, Chelsey is recognised as one of the UK’s leading business mentors.

Chelsey founded ‘National Mentoring Day’ to celebrate mentoring and recognise the invaluable contribution that mentoring makes to education, enterprise and society. The national day has received widespread support from high profile brands, businesses, celebrities, press and government officials.

Chelsey is passionate about helping others achieve success. Speaking from experience Chelsey has featured extensively in the national media as a leading entrepreneur, launching her own SKY TV channel, floating the company on the stock market and generating over £1.5 million pounds worth of National Press coverage.

Known as the UK’s No 1 pitching expert, Chelsey has judged over 1000 business pitches and works with entrepreneurs and companies to maximise their chances of receiving investment, making their business more attractive and fundable to investors.

Chelsey speaks all over the world from Cannes Film Festival to Silicon Valley and with a proven track record in teaching public speaking, Chelsey has trained many people who now regularly appear on prime time television. Chelsey is a resident business expert on SKY Television and her advice is regularly published in leading business magazines, Chelsey will share her tips and success story on how to ‘Broadcast Your Business.’

ALARINE MCLAWRENCE

ANGELIKA BREUKERS

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“Don’t let your past hold you back – you can be who you truly want to be.”

Growing up in the 1950s when difficult subjects were swept under the carpet, Angelika grew up in an environment of domestic violence and suffered years of trauma and sexual abuse as a child. Her abuser told her that she would never come to anything. She was made to feel inadequate, and was told she was only good enough to be a prostitute. She believed him, felt worthless, and ended up living a ‘colourful’ life.

Being strong and intelligent, Angelika soon realised that she could choose to leave those traumas and that lifestyle behind. Her past was not her destiny! Through a process of learning and self-development, she accepted her past and looked to the future, ultimately working in various fulfilling roles in the corporate world for many years.

Eventually, Angelika realised that her purpose and passion in life was to help others reach a place of acceptance and wellbeing. For the past 17 years, she had helped to transform many people’s lives. At one stage she qualified and practiced as a Bowen therapist, but in recent years focuses on mentoring, workshops and speaking opportunities, enabling people to live a joyful, fulfilling life.

Helping you to move on from adversity and develop a positive mental attitude, Angelika’s programme of workshops and one-to-one sessions highlights where your negative beliefs are, how they’re holding you back, and helps you to achieve specific goals to re-create your life. If you would like Angelika to help you make changes for life, or would like her to speak at an event, contact her at ABChange4Life.

At the core of Angelika’s work is her formula to living a life free from pain and full of joy:

Acceptance + Belief + Choice = Change

JENNY GARRETT

Reflexion Associates

Speaking Title : Making Things Happen Your Way – Developing the Mindset for Success

Bio :

Jenny Garrett is an Award Winning Coach with over 11 years experience of running a Global Business. She is a Freeman of the Guild of Entrepreneurs – City of London and was listed in Brummell Magazines Top 30 City Innovators 2016.

Her mission is to transform the world for everyone, one empowered woman at a time. She uses her years of experience in coaching and leadership to inspire and motivate people, working with them to deliver career and life changing results beyond expectation.

Jenny has written an Amazon Bestselling Book ‘Rocking Your Role’, on the taboo subject of female breadwinners.

She has reached an audience of over 30,000 through her speaking engagements, including two TEDx Talks, and coached individuals all over the globe from Australia, to Botswana, the US, Mexico, Spain and the UK, with over 3,000 coaching hours under her belt.

Jenny gives back through her social enterprise Rocking Ur Teens

Her most recent clients include MasterCard, EY and Mace Macro.

Jenny is a regular commentator on Sky News and LBC radio, and has been featured on BBC Radio 4 Woman’s Hour, The Telegraph, and Glamour magazine amongst many others.

A client recently described Jenny as a ‘yoga stretch for the career!’

Jenny’s work is characterised by having depth, personalisation and meaning, or some would say ‘soul’. See her videos, Would you follow you? And the trailer for her book ‘Rocking Your Role.’

RAMESAN DORAISAMI

LCL Group Limited

Speaking Title : Top Ten Strategic Internet Marketing Challenges

Bio :

Ramesan Doraisami is a serial entrepreneur and Director of the LCL Group. LCL Group is a business advisory and mentoring firm, especially for small and medium sized businesses. Ramesan has much experience and expertise setting-up and managing businesses, grooming it for success, for entrepreneurs and investor alike. Ramesan will be sharing the wealth of his experience and knowledge on the topic giving a practical approach.

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NISHA ZALA

Diva Achievers

Speaking Title : The 5 Key Principles to Living the DIVAS Life!

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Nisha Zala is a Motivational Life Coach who understands mindset and its power to transform your life. She is building a lucrative career out of helping others to develop and expand their minds – and has plans to change the world through the power of positivity, energy and thought leadership.

In the last four years she has been awarded the prestigious Newcomer Coach of the Year Award by the (APCTC) Association Professional Coaches, Trainers and Consultants in recognition of her impressive work in the field of coaching. Nisha has gone onto being a two time Award Winning Finalist in Overcoming Adversity and Woman to Watch Rising Star.

Nisha has been featured in newspapers, radio and has published articles. On her way to becoming a best selling author. She has featured on BBC Essex Radio on the topic of raising awareness in mental health. Nisha is creating a movement in inspiring the world to help others discover their individual talents and live the life they deserve by self leadership.

Her continuous contribution to society sets her apart from others. She leads through determination, dedication and commitment to achieving the highest level of success not only for herself but also in the guidance and support of others.

Nisha’s long term vision is to create a world where everyone has the ability to reach their full potential and working towards ending depression, suffering and pain through the setting up of holistic health centres; inspiring people through her talks, learnings and publications (books).

Nisha’s latest projects is working with young people and women who are experiencing mental health and emotional challenges to help them to discover who they are, what they want to do to and work towards a compelling future to transform them into leaders of the next generation.

DEBORAH GORDON

Deborah-Gordon.com

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Deborah Gordon is the founder of Deborah-Gordon.com which is a new International Speaking & Networking Company based in London.

Deborah has a unique skill of engaging people, being of font of information and bringing people together, whether it be at a professional or social level.

Deborah-Gordon.com will source speaking engagements for you, that will help raise your profile and support you in developing your business.

Deborah has over 20 years experience of working within statutory, voluntary and private settings in the areas of Learning & Development, Workforce Development, Equality & Diversity, Policy, Organisational Change, Project Management, Coaching, Mentoring, Counseling, Early Years Care & Education, Teaching, Youth Work, & Lecturing.

Deborah has always had a keen interest in developing people, and providing opportunities for individuals to be exposed to a wide range of opportunities which will assist them reaching their full potential.

Nisha has been featured in newspapers, radio and has published articles. On her way to becoming a best selling author. She has featured on BBC Essex Radio on the topic of raising awareness in mental health. Nisha is creating a movement in inspiring the world to help others discover their individual talents and live the life they deserve by self leadership.

Her continuous contribution to society sets her apart from others. She leads through determination, dedication and commitment to achieving the highest level of success not only for herself but also in the guidance and support of others.

Nisha’s long term vision is to create a world where everyone has the ability to reach their full potential and working towards ending depression, suffering and pain through the setting up of holistic health centres; inspiring people through her talks, learnings and publications (books).

Nisha’s latest projects is working with young people and women who are experiencing mental health and emotional challenges to help them to discover who they are, what they want to do to and work towards a compelling future to transform them into leaders of the next generation.