On 20th February 2020 I was invited to Wicksteed Park in Northamptonshire to the She-Enjoys ‘Mega’ Success Summit. Hosted by Vivienne Joy of the She-Enjoys Business Foundation. www.she-enjoys.com
I have a number of friends who own their own businesses who had been to one of these before and recommended I attend, but
I had not yet taken their advice and booked. Partly I wondered if it was something I would like? Would it be all ‘ra ra ra’ about empowering women, would it be too ‘happy clappy’? Would it be too huggy? I had no idea what to expect.
I knew there was going to be a host of speakers from the USA, Canada and across the UK, they all had amazing credentials and I could see listening to them would be very worthwhile.
I turned up on the day, registered, bought my raffle tickets and then set up a little stall. As well as owning Nene Local Magazine I also sell Magnetix Wellness Products, and everyone with a product to sell, or book to promote was invited by Viv to set up their products or services for everyone else to see. So I set up my mini stall along with catalogues.
I met a friend, grabbed a coffee and sat down at a table. It transpired that on my table there were two of the speakers, Kelly and Sarah, plus a lovely lady called Sue Bellingham, sitting with my myself and Caroline Prout.
The room was filled with around 70 women, some of which I knew, most of them I didn’t.
Vivienne welcomed us all to the event then handed over to Sue Royle, www.tranquilitytime.co.uk, who runs retreats, to do some relaxation with us and talk about self-care. Sue runs retreats at Tofte Manor, the Arc Cabin and even in your own home if you’d like, featuring things like yoga, meditation, mindfulness, mandalas, sound baths, vision boards, jewellery making and more.
The rest of the day was made up of further inspiring speakers, lunch, a raffle, plus if you stayed for the evening you got to play on some of the Wicksteed Park rides in the dark! Plus a teatime meal, prosecco, a dance class and loads more fun.
I learned so much from the event, reminders about things I should be doing in my business. Lessons learned about personal as well as business stuff, plus light bulb moments. I have a list of things I want to follow up.
The rest of the speaker line up for the day included:
Jess Van der Hoech
Jess runs www.thegapbedfordshire.co.uk and told us her story. Her journey through depression, trauma, abuse, addiction and her survival. Letting us know why she’d begun The Gap and how it was helping children (since 2018). It was her first time telling her own story as a speaker. An amazing woman.
www.kristincripps.com is a funny and engaging woman from Canada, one of those people who you cannot help liking and enjoying them speak. (Never mind the 50 squids and calling the ‘coppers’ – if you were there you’ll laugh at the joke!). Kristin had us doing a few different activities during her time on stage, they were all simple things to do but were hugely emotional for a lot of attendees, me included. Kristin is also sending us all a copy of her book – I, for one, cannot wait to read it!
The gorgeous Kelly from the USA was on my table, a very charming lady and interesting to talk to. She is the manifesting queen www.thequeenofmanifesting.com. I have manifested before, but whether you have, or you haven’t, she was well worth listening too. Kelly gave us six easy to follow steps for manifesting – all common sense – no spells, gazing at the moon, or anything ‘woowoo’ – check out her website…. Kelly also offered to send us all a mini manifesting online workbook and I am super excited to receive this soon.
Yvonne helps business owners overcome the fear of public speaking and she is quite a presence up on that stage! You might have heard her on the radio or seen her on Britain’s Got Talent as a semi-finalist. www.yvonnemichele.com had us all singing after she told us her back story and her ‘why’.
Meet Nicola at https://www.facebook.com/nicola.creen . Nicola shared her story with us and told us how after overcoming her own adversity she now runs a successful modelling agency and mentors children in confidence and life skills.
www.yourreasontobreathe.com Sarah’s story was remarkable to listen to, from her planned suicide, the reasons why, and finding her reason to breathe in helping others. I shared a group activity with Sarah, from one of the other speakers, after which I look forward to following her path and her rise in success which she truly deserves. Sarah is the ‘burn out’ queen, follow her to help you spot the signs early and see where to ask for help.
The amazingly talented Jo and Dan Blackwell did the photography and videography on the day. www.joblackwellphotography.co.uk
Thank you, Jo, for supplying photos for this article.
The day rounded off with a raffle with some incredible prizes. Personally, I won a membership to a Canva workshop group (run by Marie Louise, who designed the day’s beautiful brochures and banners), a bespokely made for me hypnotherapy recording, and time on the radio to promote my business.
All in all, it was a fabulous day, for the purposes of transparency my ticket price was gifted to me in return for advertising on Nene Local Magazine, however I can highly recommend the whole event – I’d book the evening too next time though!
I’ve come away with lots of notes, a booklet to read through from Vivienne, with lots of free and paid for workshops and activities outlined within. Plus, my book to arrive from Kristin and my manifesting mini book from Kelly. I found the day inspiring, humbling and hugely enjoyable.
To find out about the October summit https://www.she-enjoys.com/