“You are the same today as you’ll be in five years except for two things, the books you read and the people you meet.” – Charlie Jones
Here are some of my all time greats. The people who have ignited my mind and supported me on my journey.
Richard Bandler – the co-creator of Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP); Steve Crabb for NLP coaching, training in PschoNeuroImmunology and Age and Past Life Regression; Sarah Howcroft for painting and blessing my drum; Almut Ibler for passing on the the power of Reiki Healing; Ya’Acov Darling Khan and the School of Movement Medicine for teaching me the power of movement to transform lives; Chris Luttichau and Northern Drum for the shamanic training; Alison Hodge my supervisor and coach; John & Kathleen LaValle for my NLP Master Practitioner and trainer training; Paul McKenna for introducing me to NLP; Michael Neil for coaching with NLP; Tony Robbins for the Mastery University and the Firewalk; Sarah Tyler Walters for developing my trance and psychic abilities.
I aim for my personal best and invest in what I consider to be the best training. I owe deep gratitude to the following organisations that helped me to build my skills and knowledge.
ACEVO for regular updates of my skills on strategic planning and good governance in the voluntary sector; Alternatives for the opportunities to hear so many inspirational speakers; Ashridge Business School for helping me develop my own spiritual leadership skills; Association for Coaching for keeping me up to date with the latest coaching trends and good practice; Aventesi for many great NLP master classes and practice groups; College of Psychic Studies – for developing my intuition and energy management; Institute of Directors for my post-graduate diploma in governance and company direction, my Chartered Director status and the opportunity to interview so many inspirational business leaders; Management Futures for my post-graduate diploma in executive coaching; Metanoia Institute for my Transactional Analysis and Masters in Coaching Psychology; The Park Club for my daily yoga classes; Paul McKenna Training for my NLP practitioner and master practitioner; University of Essex for my BA Hons in Sociology; Goldsmiths University for my post-graduate in Voluntary Sector Management.
Useful contacts for Voluntary Sector Organisations
There is a variety of free social media policies & advice for Voluntary Sector Organisations on Lasa’s http://www.ictknowledgebase.org.uk. The NCVO has a wealth of information on its site including model policies and documents. ACEVO has a wealth of information and documents to support third sector leaders. The online Voluntary Sector Handbook by Sandy Adirondack.
Useful contacts for small businesses in West London
Best of Brent; Best of Ealing; Best of Hammersmith & Fulham; Best of Hounslow; Best of West London; Brent Business Venture (BBV) is a non-profit making business support agency, dedicated to helping people start up in business, as well as develop and expand existing companies across North West London and beyond; Digital Plot west London web design; The Doughnut Factory for office space and networking events; Ealing Chamber of Commerce for business networking; Hounslow Chamber of Commerce for business networking; West London Business is the Chamber of Commerce for West London, representing the boroughs of Brent, Ealing, Harrow, Hillingdon, Hounslow and Hammersmith and Fulham.
Useful contacts for small business
Business Link; Demographik for great branding and design – I love the solar eclipse they created for Igniting Minds; Institute of Directors; Start-up Britain resources for start-ups and growing businesses; Survey Monkey help to design and manage customer surveys; The Department of Business, Innovation & Skills will be taking over the work of Business Link;
Chamber online business networking; Business Services Directory – UK business services including procurement, telesales, telemarketing, payroll and finance services.
UK Business Directory ; The Life Coach Directory; The Association for Coaching Directory.