Week 2 of the Ultimate Blog Challenge. I have been contemplating all day on which topic to write about and the answer presented itself though a number of conversations I have had over the course of the day.
Whether you are employed or running your own business it is absolutely crucial to get the right support. Without it, it is much harder to be successful ‘no man is an island’.
I have a number of mentors, raving fans, friends, supporters, family, colleagues and learned experts in my corner helping and supporting me. Now that may seem strange given that a large part of my role is training, mentoring and coaching, but I am great believer in taking your own medicine. How can I be a great mentor, coach or leader without receiving my own support? I am absolutely committed to being the best I can be, so in turn, I can help others to be the best they can be too.
Over the course of the next month I shall be introducing you to a number of my mentors, supporters, peers and colleagues so that you too can benefit from their expertise.
The first of whom I shall be introducing tomorrow. He is Gordon Carmichael and he runs a fantastic creative agency called Key Parker. My husband happens to be the Client Services Director there and Gordon is the owner and MD. I have never seen my husband happier in his career. Gordon has managed to create an amazing company full of passionate and caring professionals who absolutely love what they do! They were responsible for re-branding my business, First Impressions and dealing with them was an absolute pleasure. Gordon will be my guest blogger tomorrow talking all about customer service.
Final thought for the day – I can’t end without mentioning Margaret Thatcher who died today. Whatever your politics or thoughts on Maggie, she was indeed an inspirational woman and our only female PM that the country has ever seen. I do hope that the current government increases their ratio of women MP’s and I’d love to see another female PM some day – if she is the right person for the role of course – maybe Karren Brady is setting her sights on that role!