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Awaken Stand at the Health & Wellbeing Show - NEC Birmingham

Well when I looked at my blogs and realised I hadn’t written one since December I was shocked – where did the last six months go? As a result I thought before we get to next Christmas (which is only 27 weeks away) I had better put fingers to keys and type up an update on the first six months of 2017!

It has sure been a busy year with more exciting events coming up over the next six months. Here is a summary of 2017 to date:

January 2017 – I was thrilled to win the Business Wales – Excellence in Business Award for Business Mentor – mentoring small and existing businesses

February 2017 – Awaken launched its first South East Wales Business Show at Chepstow Racecourse. This was a great first event and I am pleased to announce that next year we will be working in partnership with Chepstow Racecourse to hold our 2nd event.

March 2017 – Awaken had a stand at the Health and Wellbeing show at the NEC Birmingham where we made some great contacts for The Corporate Angel Programme which is proudly helping companies to help their staff with mental health in the workplace. (photo of stand above)

April 2017 – made my 22nd house move as I moved in with my boyfriend, happy days. I also moved to a new office in Cwmbran, it is great to now have office space from where I can meet clients and continue to grow the business.

May 2017 - Held a meeting to launch the new Awaken Mentorship Network which is starting with its first group meeting in September at the Beaufort in Raglan - for more details check out the group page here.

And here we are in June!

 During the first six months I have also carried out many talks for Time to Change Wales, including 10 x weekly sessions to the Gwent Police, I have also spoken at many WI groups as well as telling my ‘Desk Days to Duvet Days’ journey at the NEC when attending the Health and WellBeing Show in Birmingham.

So as you can see I have been just a little busy in 2017 so far and the rest of the year looks to also carry many opportunities in its lap. Some of these are:

July I celebrate my birthday; the launch of a new website to celebrate 7 years in business on August 2nd; the official launch of the mentoring network in September; the fourth Awaken MBS Show at Chepstow Racecourse on October 7th (details here) and I guess November and December will produce some equally memorable moments.

I hope your 2017 has been a good one so far, remember as Richard Branson says:

‘If someone offers you an amazing opportunity and you are not sure you can do it, say yes and learn how to do it later’

I have often discovered this advice worth taking…..


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