Monthly Archives: March 2016


POSTED BY Angela March 9, 2016 IN Podcast | No Comments


I have been in business for over 35 years!  My own experience shows me that it is wise to have mentoring for success.  Let me explain how it worked for me:

I have combined many careers, starting as a property developer, turning a 6 bed lodging house into a 28 bedroom licensed London hotel, whilst bringing up my son and studying for my degree and then a masters degree in Psychology and Business Psychology.  My hotel success was due to support from information gathered via the Chamber of Commerce, but in its later stages, mostly from a Mentor / Consultant from the Small Firms Service in the UK from whom I received mentoring for success..

My 25 year sojourn in Brighton saw my property development boom.  I ran my own self improvementbusiness planning and business management workshops at my Brighton hotel and in London venues, I gained enormous press coverage after inviting journalists to participate in workshops alongside clients.  You can view some of these articles on my website’s Media page.

This business success was moulded by the last major world recession.  My Bank foreclosed on my business loan, they just called it in!  No hotel, no premises to operate from, so I changed direction and studied for a Cert.Ed teacher’s certificate and spent some years running my workshops at Universities and Colleges of Education.  One of my Cert.Ed tutors gave me some really good advice.  He mentored me about keeping up with technology as the field expanded.  He made me realise that I had valuable knowledge that would enable me to act as a Mentor to other people.  He viewed my course content and showed me how to use teaching techniques to enhance people’s learning ability, develop confidence and lead them to greater understanding and control over their lives as well as over the subject matter.  That way, a person can achieve personal success as well as business success.

After a break when I returned to London in order to care for my elderly parents, and then after their sad demise changed my focus, I embarked on another new direction by spending three years on an in-depth course (equivalent to yet another degree) bringing me right up to date with my online skills.  It was on this course I met my most recent Mentor, the amazing Steven Essa, who very patiently helped me to understand how to develop my training and workshop content into online webinars and webinar courses.  I mastered how to perform online interviews, how to put together testimonials, how to develop an online presence and how to help people to create website videos and use them for marketing purposes and for increasing sales, or even as a library of information, customer or client support or staff training.

In my latest short podcast I talk about the importance of having a Mentor for your personal success or business success.  I suggest ways that a person can find a mentor, i.e. through Business Clubs, via Chambers’ of Commerce, Men’s Clubs, Women’s Groups, Professional Associations and so on.

My Podcast Show Website, is designed to bring all kinds of personal development and business skills to your attention.  This year will see the growth of this site to provide links to training, self-improvement skills and business skills and to offer guidance plus a mentoring service where you will find my mentoring for success to support you.

My new website is well on the way now. I am organising the content, bringing all my experience together to support my followers and . Check back with me soon for more news.  Here’s to my mentoring for success service.


POSTED BY Angela March 1, 2016 IN Podcast | No Comments
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What’s Up at in 2016.

Well, is anyone out there thankful that 2016 is here?  I certainly am! What’s Up at 2016, is a question and statement too, as I must explain why I have not been posting. But wait, I have Exciting News. More about this later in this posting.

For the latter part of 2015 I became my own business practitioner and doctor all rolled into one.  Why?  I have suffered from a recurring slipped disc, but being me, I just could not be inactive, so I worked through this and ran workshops and produced so much that I became overwhelmed with work and pain, and writing, and pain, and planning, designing and running podcasts (that just could not go out at that time) until I suffered from personal overwhelm, otherwise known as burnout!

Have you every experienced that?  Basically, the brain stops functioning.  You feel emotional, can’t focus, avoid thinking because your mind is blank, need to be alone, listen to music, watch TV and do anything to avoid conscious rational thought (in my case, my safety net was baking – but I am the worst baker in the world so ended up throwing everything out to the delight of the birds and the disgust of my bank balance).  Wonderful News, I have given this up. Anyway, you get the picture.

Me, an experienced, effective, efficient business trainer and therapist, yes, that’s right, therapist, in need of the kind of counselling and CBT that I used on some of my clients to get them back into productivity.  When I finally realised what was going on, I just collapsed into a heap for a bit and took loads of bed rest to get my back muscles to release the bones in my spine that they were clutching hold of for dear life.  After some weeks of this I felt so much better and as this coincided with Christmas, so hey, I chilled.
But an active person can only take so much ‘chillin’.  In the first few days of the New Year I started thinking forward, planning a programme for 2016.
Healing Myself, Healing My Business
At the same time I got in touch with my ‘Spiritual’ side.  I went back to my Meditation, using Reiki (I had a period of teaching this remarkable healing method in my 50’s) and being an altogether more zoned out person.  Being the most popular person on You Tube was now not my most important motivation.  Being a high earner, getting the most clients onboard on my training courses, getting the most clicks, became secondary.  Getting help and support to the highest number of viewers, helping people heal themselves and helping people heal their business was my new, old motivation.

In the past I had spent most of my time supporting and helping people overcome burn-out, achieve their ambitions and find a peaceful and effective way of achieving goals, growing a business and becoming more successful in business, or by showing them how to overcome personal problems, life balance issues, or become more healthy .
Exciting News
To this end, I am putting together my new website where my viewers can find information and support that can help them improve all the areas of their life, overcome personal issues, develop working relationships at home and working relationships in business, manage their life balance, keep cool under pressure and manage stress, become more healthy, and, of course, improve business skills or develop their potential for business or personal success.
More Exciting News
Please return again to find out more about what’s up at in 2016 and our Exciting News about the new website and the giveaway articles, reports, excerpts and the latest video blogs I am creating for your personal development and business development, plus news about upcoming workshops and webinars.  For more information about upcoming events, complete the contact form to go on my advanced information list, or watch out for news on the Events page.

Here’s hoping you enjoy my future programme and tune in to my podcasts.