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May 24, 2017

Have you ever met somebody out of nowhere and there’s an instant connection and flow?  Well that’s how it was when I met Gayle Berry.  She sent me a Facebook message to say hello and although I can’t remember all the details of that message, it was one of those sincere messages that is purely about connecting, and genuinely interested in finding out more about what we have in common.  I immediately invited her to the launch party for the new Mpower brand in London the next day, and she came!  This lady is also on a wonderful mission to empower mothers around the work both through her work as a baby message and yoga teacher, and the incredible charity work she does supporting mothers and their babies in Malawi, through Love Support Unite.  I love how her successful business has grown organically and is so based on the values of love.  She is one of the kindest, genuine and inspirational ladies I know.


Gayle’s Bio - International Lecturer & Expert on Baby Massage & Yoga Founder of Blossom & Berry, BA, Dip. Law, PGCE, IAIM, Birthlight, Dip Hypno, Clinical Hypnotherapist, Life Coach  ITEC Massage, Author, Pregnancy and Post Natal Yoga Teacher, Children’s Yoga Teacher, Sleep Consultant. I am an international expert on infant massage and yoga and mother of three. My career began as a lawyer but after discovering the benefits of baby massage with my daughter, I left the law and retrained to become a baby massage instructor. I am happy to say I have taught hundreds of parents baby massage and have trained students around the world to set up successful practices teaching and supporting parents and babies using a holistic, natural and intutative approach to parenting and childhood. I have worked with organisations such as Pampers, Nurofen for Children, Mother & Baby Magazine, Practical Parenting Magazine, Colief and New World Music, Huffington Post, Huggies Wipes to provide education on baby massage and I am the author of “Baby Massage-Expert know-how at your fingertips”. My greatest achievement has been the opportunity to spread the benefits of baby massage and yoga across the world. Setting up the Little Blossoms Project in Malawi to help support women and babies in poverty through safe motherhood and positive touch education has been life changing and I am fully committed to extending the project to other children in need across the globe.


Much Love Gayle Berry International Lecturer & Expert on Baby Massage & Yoga Author of “Baby Massage: Expert advice at your fingertips” Founder of Blossom & Berry, BA, Dip. Law, PGCE, IAIM, Birthlight, Dip Hypno,  Clinical Hypnotherapist, Life Coach, ITEC Massage, Pregnancy and Post Natal Yoga Teacher, Children’s Yoga Teacher, Sleep Consultant.

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May 22, 2017

"From Hidden In the Shadows to Star Attraction"

In this 25 minutes audio, I introduce you to Marketing and guide you through 'Your Marketing Map' - a simple yet powerful one-page model which reveals the four essential cornerstones a business owner needs to have in place to create an effective platform for Marketing.

If you haven't yet downloaded a copy of Your Markerting Map you will want to do this before you start listening to the audio

This is the intro module from the Mpower 'Marketing Made Easy' online programme.  We hope you find it insightful.

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May 15, 2017

Having met Charlotte when she was just getting started with her VIP VA business, it has been wonderful to watch her success unfold.  I am always highly recommending her agency to peers and clients who might be looking for their perfect VA (virtual assistant).

Charlotte’s Bio - Charlotte set up her VA business following the birth of her son in 2012 and realising that corporate life wasn’t going to be flexible enough for her to follow her career passions and be a mum. 

She passionately supports businesses and splits her time between working with female entrepreneurs on effective online business strategy and spearheading a new and collaborative movement with VIP VA.

Charlotte launched VIP VA in January 2016 keen to support, nurture and champion the VA industry, and to create a safe space for high performing VA businesses to collaborate, knowledge share and continue their professional development.  She supports aspiring and existing VAs as their coach, mentor and chief-cheerleader for their goals and ambitions.

Charlotte has been quoted around the subject of women in self-employment on a number of occasions and was one of the key case studies for Dame Julie Deane’s Self-Employment Review early last year.

Outside of work Charlotte is wife to fellow entrepreneur Andrew, and mum to Alex, 4 and Evie, 2 who keep her busy and out of trouble!

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Twitter: @vipvaorg @CharlotteWibb



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May 15, 2017

I first met Gouri in the early days of her incredible business journey - I have loved watching her success unfold as she takes on the role of pioneering her family business in the UK, as a third generation of the family that pioneered the essential oils industry in India.

Gouri’s Bio -  Her grandfather was the first person to cultivate vetivert (a long tall grass) on a commercial basis to extract the oils.  From these beginnings has grown a successful family business called Holy Lama Naturals which  makes a natural body care range based on the ancient principles of Ayurveda and also a unique range of highly concentrated extracts of herbs and spices used in cooking called Spice Drops®.

Gouri (37) grew up in Kerala with her younger sister and parents who continued to develop and grow the business extending the range of essential oils they worked with and their uses.  She watched as together they worked up the beauty range and began to experiment with oils for cooking.  With success, more help was needed and it was Vijaya, Gouri’s mother who set up the manufacturing unit as a Government-recognized women’s enterprise, supporting and empowering marginalized women in the local community, something the business still proudly does today. 

Although naturally interested in the family firm, Gouri chose to spread her wings and trained to become a chartered accountant in India where she worked for Deloitte before moving with the company to the UK.  For over a decade she worked as an auditor and during this time met her husband, Anirudha, and had her two children, Neha and Ashwin.

Perhaps it was having children of her own but the lure of working for the family business became too much and in 2013 Gouri left her comfortable job with Deloitte to further her family’s ethical business bringing the natural skincare range and Spice Drops® to the European market.

During the last four years, Gouri has worked hard to develop the reputation of the Spice Drops® name.  As a result, over half the 30-strong range has been awarded either one or two stars at the Great Taste Awards and eminent chefs such as Nigella Lawson, Rachel Khoo, Tom Kerridge and Cyrus Todiwala have recommended using them.  In 2016 Gouri gave Spice Drops® a whole new brand image which is both contemporary and fun while maintaining its Indian roots and the quality of the product.  It has clearly paid off as Sainsbury’s has just taken the range on, marking Spice Drops® first move into the core supermarket sector, building on success in Ocado and Wholefoods and online at Amazon and Not on the High Street.  

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May 11, 2017

This interview is a gift to a very special man.  The day we recorded this interview was Annelises’s step-father’s birthday.  Silvestro was a very inspirational man, and Annelise’s love and admiration for her him shines through her.  Sadly, he passed away a few days before our interview date, and Annelise decided she wanted to courageously go ahead and dedicated this interview to him as a birthday gift – and what a beautiful gift it was! 

I first met Annelise when I was speaking at the Excel centre back in 2015.  She has the most beautiful boys and she is beautiful both inside and out.  Her passion and energy shine through when you meet her.   Her own journey from a highly successful international finance lawyer to an exceptional executive coach who now supports professionals in the city is both moving and inspiring.

Annelise’s Bio - Annelise combines her qualifications, experience and empathy to facilitate organisational objectives as well as professionals’ performance at key transition points.

Drawing on a successful career in the city as an international finance lawyer and her cross-cultural experiences, she uses research-based psychological and business methodologies, combined with commercial experience, to maximize the potential of an individual, team or organisation.

Annelise is passionate about being a catalyst for professionals in the city to find their own aspirations and voice in a world that can be stereotyped, and loves contributing to the issue of retention of women in male dominated environment.

Coaching qualifications - Annelise is a qualified coach with Meyler Campbell Business Coach Programme and is a qualified NLP Practitioner . She is also completed Time to Think Foundation Course ® and is pursuing studies in positive psychology recognised by the British and Australian Psychological Society . She is accredited in the psychometric tool R2Strength®.

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May 11, 2017

What I love about Arantxa is her energy and enthusiasm.  What I most admire, is her ability to run a successful business and grow a second alongside it, all while raising her daughter and growing her son (Ara was pregnant with her second child as we recorded this interview).


Arantxa’s Bio - Transformational Life Coach, International Bestselling Author and the Founder of ADC Languages. She combines a life coaching qualification with her multilingualism and natural energy to coach people in any one of 4 languages to find balance, make important decisions and transform their lives. As someone who has lived a colourful and varied life in several countries, and has been coached substantially herself, Arantxa brings real world experience and knows how to put herself in the shoes of her clients to provide them with maximum value. Arantxa specialises in coaching on all things to do with relationships, as well as becoming a parent and relocation and expatriation among many other important life themes. Arantxa enables her clients to connect with their true selves more deeply, understand their most important emotions, and discover simple and practical solutions that will make the changes they have been looking for. Contact Arantxa -


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May 11, 2017

Anja is such a beautiful person and devoted mother.   When I listen to her talk and read her inspirational articles, which have now been published as a book, I find it hard to imagine that English is not her first language.  Anja is both an amazing coach and mother, and I admire how she has built her coaching business alongside her corporate executive role,  all whilst being a role-model lone parent.

Anja’s Bio: I was created an "encourager". In order to transform my passion into a career, I completed a Master in Coaching and NLP in 2013. Today, I am active as individual coach, trainer in personal development and bi-lingual author.

The renewed focus on my vocation was kicked off following my separation. My world had been reduced to work and childcare. So I did my research and signed up for my first training course.

Looking back now, I can see that a few years ago, I only partially lived the life I wanted, I often felt down, I hardly smiled. I wasn't really in control of my inward and outward life experience, full of complaints, pessimism, without goals.

I felt that way when things were going along smoothly as well as when I faced my son's birth, the end of my marriage, surgery with a long recovery process and a complex relationship with my family…

Now I am happier than ever. My motto is "Be The Key", because I am convinced that YOU are the key to open the doors to your future.

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