Author stories

Marianne Abib-Pech

Marianne Abib-Pech

Marianne started her career in Arthur Andersen, before joining General Electric Europe and finally becoming global CFO of one of the business units of a big oil company at the age of 35.

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Reg Athwal

Reg Athwal

Reg Athwal is the Chairman of RAW Group and the TAO-Inc Family Office, and the Founding Partner & MD of RTS Global Partners, the leading family business advisory firm in Africa, the Middle East and South Asia with a vision to grow to 1,000 team members in 22 countries, with offices across the region.

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Kate Atkin

Kate Atkin

Kate Atkin has been speaking to audiences on the topics of management development, leadership, personal impact, business and confidence for nearly two decades.

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Ambrose and Jo Blowfield

Ambrose and Jo Blowfield

Ambrose and Jo Blowfield founded THE Marketing Company in New Zealand in 2004 to help hard-working business owners of small to medium- sized enterprises (SMEs) grow their profits through being smarter in their marketing and sales skills.

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Rob Brown

Rob Brown

Rob Brown is founder and CEO of the Networking Coaching Academy and the most recommended networking expert in the world according to LinkedIn. He has trained and coached thousands of professionals to build their reputation and become confident, successful business networkers.

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William Buist

William Buist

William Buist mentors established entrepreneurial business owners uncovering insights that build business performance and enables them to achieve great things.

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Tony Burgess and Julie French

Tony Burgess and Julie French

Julie and Tony run their own coaching and training business, the Academy of High Achievers Ltd (http://www.aha-success.com) based in the UK.

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Steve Bustin

Steve Bustin

Steve Bustin is a business communication expert, working with business leaders and their teams to ensure they engage – with their customers, staff and the wider world.

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Matthew Chuck and Doug D'Aubrey

Matthew Chuck and Doug D'Aubrey

Matthew and Doug are co-directors of Executive Training and Consultancy Ltd.

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Chantal Cooke

Chantal Cooke

Chantal Cooke is an award winning journalist and broadcaster with over 20 years’ experience working for the BBC and independent radio stations in the UK and abroad.

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John Dashfield

John Dashfield

My work introduces something that goes against much of the conventional wisdom around human performance and potential.

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Melanie de Miguel

Melanie de Miguel

Melanie de Miguel is a renowned UK beadwork artist and tutor. Her passion for the technical side of beading, the thread paths and how they influence bead positions in relation to each other stems from her scientific background. These combined fascinations have led her to create Hubble stitch and present it in this, her first ever beadwork book.

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Anna Del Conte and Michelle Berriedale-Johnson

Anna Del Conte and Michelle Berriedale-Johnson

Anna and Michelle have been cooking together since they met in the 1980s over Cristoforo di Messisbugo’s recipes which may, or may not, have been used at the court of Lucrezia Borgia in the early 1500s.

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Jack Delmonte

Jack Delmonte

Jack Delmonte was born and raised in London and lived there most of his life, but now resides in South Essex. His first job at the age of 15 was as an assistant photographer, moving into the new world of computing when he was 18. He continued a successful career in this field until he returned to his first passion, photography.

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Angi Egan

Angi Egan

Angela ‘Angi’ Egan is someone who defies pigeon-holing. You cannot neatly place her into one expert box over another as she has a wealth of experience in retail, merchandising, health and skincare.

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Tom Evans

Tom Evans

Tom is an engineer at heart who loves taking things apart, working out how they work and then re-assembling them into improved versions. His career started at the BBC where he was fascinated by the magic of television. These days he is fascinated by the magic of the mind.

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Arti Halai

Arti Halai

A popular presenter and guest speaker, Arti delivers motivational talks on personal effectiveness and creating a positive mindset that empowers and leads others to achieve results.

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Gerry Harrington

Gerry Harrington

Gerry Harrington has previously worked as a registered nurse and certified midwife both in hospitals and in the community. She now supports people to find careers and occupations for themselves in the horse or animal industries and helps provide the opportunity for them to achieve their potential and more self fulfilment in their lives.

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Roger Harrop

Roger Harrop

Based in Oxford in the UK, he’s an international business growth speaker who inspires and entertains audiences with his acclaimed Staying in the Helicopter® programmes. Over 20,000 CEOs, business leaders and others in 38 countries have achieved transformational change through his thought-provoking, entertaining talks laced with real-life stories and humour.

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Robin Hills

Robin Hills

Robin’s focus is on supporting personality and behaviour in business based on the everyday application emotional intelligence.

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Andrew Jenkins

Andrew Jenkins

Andrew Jenkins is a dynamic and skilled facilitator, coach, mentor, presenter and teacher of new thinking.

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Gene Johnson

Gene Johnson

Trained in the scientist-practitioner model, Gene acts as a trusted advisor to employers about how to facilitate and enhance business and individual performance. This means that he applies ‘science’ (theory and research) to practical, day-to-day challenges in the workplace.

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Tim Johnson

Tim Johnson

Tim helps business and charity leaders to develop their teams and organisations with the principles of meaningful success. He is also an acclaimed public speaker and inspires audiences to see that they can do far more than they currently believe.

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Joolz Lewis

Joolz Lewis

Today Joolz coaches and mentors visionary and courageous leaders to connect to their purpose, and to realise their own and others’ potential. She also consults with organisations that want to grow in the right way, with universal human values at the heart of their business.

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Sue McGregor

Sue McGregor

My inspiration comes from my Australian lifestyle, open spaces, ‘the bush’ and beaches.

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James Mendelssohn

James Mendelssohn

On stepping down from his full-time role with MSI, James established Firm Management Associates, focusing on providing management advice to mid-sized services firms.

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Kate Mercer

Kate Mercer

Through her consultancy business, Leaders Lab, Kate Mercer works with clients to create healthy organisations in which people develop the skills and resources they need to do a great job.

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Palma Michel

Palma Michel

Palma Michel is a mindful leadership advisor, executive coach, mindfulness & meditation teacher, author and public speaker. She is the Co-Founder of Profuse29, which introduces mindfulness and mindful leadership to organisations and individuals.

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Michelle Mills-Porter

Michelle Mills-Porter

Michelle passionately believes that when we let go of our visual sense, we can learn to enhance our other senses: to listen acutely to what is being said in between the words, to understand the behaviour profile of the person we are conversing with, to match their language and build rapport, to the extent that we appear massively intuitive.

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Sue Mitchell

Sue Mitchell

Dr Sue Mitchell is Director of Aeona, an Approved Development Provider for the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) for Leadership and Coaching programmes. Sue works with organisations, leaders, managers, business owners and private clients to inspire them to achieve results, make a difference and change their world for the better.

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Neil Munz-Jones

Neil Munz-Jones

Neil Munz-Jones published The Reluctant Networker in 2010.  It has been featured in a number of leading publications such as The Sunday Times, The Financial Times, People Management and Good Practice.

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Jim O'Connor

Jim O'Connor

Jim O’Connor has worked in marketing and sales for about 40 years, developing a profound interest in the art of creating successful brand stories. After gaining a degree in English Literature, he sold advertising space for the Newcastle Evening Chronicle before joining a Tyneside ad agency, only to be headhunted by Saatchi & Saatchi to work in their Charlotte Street offices as an Account Manager.

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Nikki Owen

Nikki Owen

Nikki Owen is an award winning and international speaker on charismatic leadership. When she was eighteen she experienced the charisma of a leader who transformed her own life against all the odds. This event compelled her to dedicate over twenty years to researching and studying charisma. Thousands of business leaders have experienced her ability to change their lives using her unique approach.

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Brad Parkes

Brad Parkes

Brad Parkes has lectured at Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge, examined for the Worshipful Company of Spectacle Makers and facilitated workshops for Specsavers. Outside of his professional commitments, Brad has also become recognised as a prolific professional speaker and a communications coach, as well as a qualified Toastmaster.

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Lynda Shaw

Lynda Shaw

Lynda is an experienced entrepreneur having owned three businesses including a health club with 2,000 members and 20 staff. She is also a business psychologist and holds a doctorate in neuroscience, specialising in unconscious processing of emotion and communication.

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Mel Sherwood

Mel Sherwood

Mel Sherwood is on a mission to help ambitious entrepreneurs and business professionals take centre stage, embrace the spotlight and present clearly, confidently and credibly. After seeing so many business people doing themselves a disservice through ineffective pitches and presentations (or avoiding public speaking completely!) Mel felt compelled to share the tips she has learned over a lifetime of being on stage.

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Elaine Steane

Elaine Steane

Elaine is a member of the Campaign for the Protection of Rural England (CPRE) and the Oxfordshire Ramblers.

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Chloë Thomas

Chloë Thomas

Chloë Thomas has been working in direct marketing for over ten years, and has been directly involved with the structures and marketing of eCommerce businesses since 2004.

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Daryl Woodhouse and Garry Smith

Daryl Woodhouse and Garry Smith

Daryl and Garry work together at ABP Ltd. which is a team of more than 25 professionals who are experts at helping businesses grow faster, more easily and with less stress for their leadership team and key employees.

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Vicki Wusche

Vicki Wusche

Vicki is focused on building property portfolios for clients who have access to financial resources.

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