The 5-minute pitch deck

The 5-minute pitch deck

I recently completed World Start Up’s Basecamp and Financial Readiness programmes. One of the tasks was to complete a five-minute pitch to tell the story of Unconventional Doctorates. Sounds easy. It wasn’t. I learnt the hard way that a pitch deck takes time to create...

Shifting from a gig economy business to a content-driven one

Shifting from a gig economy business to a content-driven one

In 2023, my work shifted from securing short-term facilitation projects, which I love, to a long form writing project. I authored a study guide aimed at addressing the 50% dropout rate of mature doctoral candidates. Then the idea to establish an impact start-up called...

5 Ways to overcome discomfort in discussing money

5 Ways to overcome discomfort in discussing money

As women entrepreneurs, we have proven our value in the business world in many ways. However, there's one area in which many of us still struggle: discussing money. Whether it's asking for what we're worth, maintaining our integrity or gracefully navigating the world...

5 tips for professional and effective presentations to clients

5 tips for professional and effective presentations to clients

I am incredibly fortunate to have worked with clients from around the world over the past 16 years, introducing them to the services provided by my company. This experience has given me invaluable insights into approaching meetings confidently, sincerely and...

5 steps to making impactful videos for your business

5 steps to making impactful videos for your business

1) WHY USE VIDEO I could give you all of the statistics about why you should use video but you already know how important it is. I’ll mention just a few of the reasons why video is so incredibly valuable for you as a business owner. Video is the next best thing to...

5 Tips to sell more products and services

5 Tips to sell more products and services

Click here for the Youtube video Sales … some people love it, some almost avoid it! But sales is a necessary activity that we have to do as business owners and, honestly, it doesn’t have to be or feel as difficult as you might think. So, if getting more customers...

Two Steps to Make Online Visibility a Task You Love!

Two Steps to Make Online Visibility a Task You Love!

When you start building your business, ideas flow and you stand tall behind your vision. You can talk for hours about the passion that pushed you to start. You are building your business on that initial drive that comes from the love for what you do. You jump with joy...

Networking Summary: Festive Dinner: 8 December 2022

Networking Summary: Festive Dinner: 8 December 2022

A sparkly scene and festive atmosphere made for a splendid evening. Humphrey’s served up some tasty dishes, and the wine and conversation were flowing! So nice to connect with each other, relax and enjoy a night out.

Networking Summary: Pivoting: 24 November 2022

Networking Summary: Pivoting: 24 November 2022

We came together for a fun and reflective evening in November. Great energy and inspiring discussions around the topics of pivoting, goals, IKIGAI (‘a reason for being’) and mindset! Sinead Hewson paired us up and led us through a very interactive workshop, including...