I’m not your typical speaker, coach, mentor, strategist
I can be found outside the box at the intersection of hugs (hug is an acronym for hearing, understanding, giving back value), Sparkle and storytelling.
I live with conscious memory of only 7% of my life. A second stroke in 2019 has left me navigating the world with retrograde amnesia. As a result, I have a fresh approach and perspective on everything, I don’t live in the past and my emotions are not my compass. I combine this with a wealth of experience. Whilst I do not have conscious memory of how I acquired that experience, the expertise is accessible nonetheless.
Otherwise known as The Sparkle Navigator and Queen of Sparkle, I am an idea catalyst and marketing strategist with 40+ years in marketing and event management. Currently on a mission to help ambitious leaders, entrepreneurs and business owners, discover and leverage the power of their Sparkle so they stand out in the crowd, are magnetic to opportunities and become unforgettable in their marketplace.
My Sparkle Equation is made up of three components – Know who you are + Understand the value you bring to the table + Show up unapologetically on purpose – which when aligned cause magic to happen.
I’m what you would call an eternal optimist who truly believes that every cloud has a silver lining – if you look long enough and hard enough. I’ve had my share of ups and downs, failures, collisions and near misses and in between the laughter (and the tears), I have discovered the power of story and how our telling, listening and curating connect us more powerfully, purposefully (and profitably) to the world around us and the people in it.
Living with a chronic condition and the aftereffects of two strokes, which on a daily basis threaten to debilitate me, I have discovered that I am a “no limits” kind of girl who believes that challenges are simply stepping stones to success.
Standing out on purpose
Famous for hugging Nelson Mandela, people who connect with me are inspired by my words, encouraged by my journey through life, empowered by my profound insight and cannot help being motivated to “raise their bar”, take greater control of their lives, and achieve new levels of performance and success.
More about me…
Words that Deliver is my playground and personal branding is my passion. I see personal branding as the story you tell the moment you show up – in person or online – and all before you utter a single word. That story begins with the story you tell yourself.
Realising how important looking after oneself is I have created The Personal Branding SPA. We take our bodies to the spa so why not take out brands there too? It is the place for brands to Reflect, Refresh and Recharge:
S stands for Sparkle Power
P stands for Positioning
A stands for Authentic voice
The best way to get to know me is to talk to me.