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0010: Karen Yankovich - Online Entrepreneur

Karen has worked in corporate America, owned small businesses, and been an entrepreneur and a solo-preneur. She built her multiple 6-figure business by learning how to blend high-touch relationship based marketing with practical business online savvy. She is known as the ‘LinkedIn Queen’, and is an expert in online marketing.

Karen’s mission is to empower entrepreneurs to build highly profitable businesses doing what they love, all while making an impact.

  • As an entrepreneur she helps business owners develop and maintain a cohesive, authentic and professional brand presence online to increase their profits.
  • Karen has found her sweet spot combining her business experience and talents and she loves helping her clients find theirs. 

And here is the link of the Ted Talk we mentioned in the podcast.

Casey Brown: Know your worth, and then ask for it.

0007: Angela Cripps - Recruitment Training Professional

Listen to Angela tell her story about the start of her entrepreneur journey at the age of 10, it's absolutely fascinating.

Today Angela is an experienced trainer, management consultant, coach, mentor and performance specialist with over 27 years experience within the recruitment industry.

Her aim is to make companies more successful and profitable through the development of their people and their processes.

As a performance and development specialist, she works with SMEs in the recruitment industry (or the recruitment teams of large corporations) to support them in sustained growth. 

Angela works internationally having delivered training in Dubai, Hong Kong, Singapore, Australia, Hungary, Poland, Czech Republic, Germany, Ireland and Italy and of course the UK. 


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0006: Vicky Franklin - Bowen Therapist

Vicky has been playing sport and riding horses since she could walk.

To reach her goal of treating Horses and Riders, she had to start with the Human Bowen.  Bardley Bowen is a small private clinic offering horses, riders and humans Bowen Therapy

Bowen is a very gentle complimentary therapy that works on a whole range of conditions including muscular skeletal, emotional and visceral dysfunctions. 

It is believed to work by stimulating the nervous system, and by acting as a ‘factory re-set’ for the body it helps the body to restore optimum structure, functionality and health.

Bowen is good for both acute and chronic issues. It treats the whole person and because it is so gentle, it is effective for animals and humans of all age ranges.

0005: Natasha Aylott - An Empowering Life Coach

It's Natasha's mission to inspire and nurture people to discover their purpose and passion.

She will take you on a journey of lifelong learning, by teaching you the power of optimism, mindfulness, self-care and strengthen your personal development.

Empowering people to make a difference and develop peace for their human spirit and achieve a blissful life.

 "Get Blissed" unique coaching invites you to discover who you are, empowers you to realise why you are here and acknowledge your gifts. This process is both freeing and fulfilling, allowing you to fully step into your own power. 


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0004: Alan Matthews - Presentation Skills Trainer

Whether you're a business presenter, a conference speaker or a trainer, Alan will help you to be more engaging and memorable - and get better results!

Alan will help you speak in a way which is exciting, inspiring and grabs attention! You'll know exactly how to get people to listen, learn and remember.

Alan loves working with organisations that are committed to improving the quality of their presentations and training to get better results for their people and their business.

Visit Alan's website for free downloads and sign up to his newsletter in which he provides free tips.

(Since this recording Alan has now retired, I am grateful to his contribution to the world in creating batter presenters. Thank you Alan!)

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Follow Alan on Twitter - @alanmatthews11

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The 'Share Your Story' Podcast Series

To book your interview with me, please have a look at my diary below and select an appropriate date and time.  I am really looking forward to having you on the show.

To learn about the full Podcast Interview process, you can download the Guest Guide right HERE or another link will be visible after booking and will also be emailed.

The ‘Share Your Story’, podcast series are interviews with business people who run their own businesses. They are Micro-enterprises with between 1-9 employees only. 

The purpose of the interview is for the listener to learn about how Micro-enterprises got started. They will share a bit about their own personal life story and most of the interview will be focused on their business, the joys, the challenges and the vision.

You could be a business professional who may be looking  to set up their own business but haven’t got the courage or knowledge yet to do so. The interviews may inspire you to take the leap and take action.

Thank you for listening and if you managed to get some value from it, feel free to share the podcast with your networks.

Oh and if you know someone who might be interested in appearing on the show, please ask them to get in touch with me or they can complete the form below.

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