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MBW Conference 2018 ~ Believe and Achieve!

14th August 2018 @ 4:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Moray Business Woman’s 2018 Conference is all about you believing to achieve whatever your business goals are.  With a choice of workshops a chance to network and hear from very inspirational speakers this event is great value and well worth attending.

We open our 2018 ‘Believe to Achieve’ Conference with DYW Moray.

DYW Moray was established in 2016 to provide focussed support and guidance for employers and educational establishments in Moray. During the Year of Young People we will open our conference with a presentation from Sarah Baxter, DYW Moray Manager. Followed by four young people telling us their stories about their journey and success so far:

Josie Greensill, ex Keith Grammar School pupil – success with Career Ready
Aimee Stephen, new Modern Apprentice at DYW Moray – success with Foundation Apprenticeships
Megan Flett, Modern Apprentice with Skills Development Scotland – success with Modern Apprenticeships
Laura Mair, Graduate Apprentice with A J Engineering – success with Graduate Apprenticeships

Workshop Session 1

  1. Preparing for Growth

Carole Small is a Chartered Architect and has made the transition from Sole Trader to Employer and VAT registered business.

If you are thinking of expanding your business but the thought seems daunting then this is the workshop for you to find out that its not all bad! Carole will talk about the highs and lows and give you tips on what you shouldn’t avoid.

  1. Play Your Way to Award Success

The Moray Business Women Awards will be launched and open for entries at the conference. Women make a phenomenal difference in the business and professional world, and we want to help you be proud of it. Using a new set of Strategy Cards designed by last year’s ‘Most Enterprising Business’ winner, the workshop intends to seek out the positives about what you do and the difference you make. By making industry awards part of your personal development, PR or growth strategy, this truly unique and interactive workshop will highlight why you should enter, what to say, and help you recognise the things you need to shout about in your application process.

Sarah Frame-O’Hare started her professional career in 2002 as a qualified optometrist and has run her own businesses for the last 11 years.

Using her experience from the high street health and retail sector she discovered that often no matter what the business issue is, from finding customers, marketing, reducing costs, improving profits and any other aspect affecting business growth, the best ideas are often held within the people doing the day to day work themselves. Yet, the reality is that it can be difficult to ask for and get this input from employees and colleagues.

Sarah set up Strategy Cards Limited in November 2016 which innovatively combine card game based tools with over 30 professional topics, covering business planning, digital marketing, GDPR, ISO standards, mentoring, HR and more. These are designed for managers, trainers, consultants to quickly, and creatively use for strategy planning and to spark discussion and action in team meetings and workshops.

Using Strategy Cards, Sarah, Most Enterprising Business Award Winner 2017, will help you to realise your potential and help you to overcome writers block when it comes to writing everything that is great about you and your business.

Workshop Session 2

  1. Your Authentic Self

By Susan Macpherson, Executive Coach, Macpherson Allan Practice

Susan Macpherson is an Executive Coach whose passion is to help others translate potential into results. With over 20 years leadership experience across a broad range of disciplines including Operations, Distribution, Retail, Project Management and Human Resources in the UK and Australia, having led teams of up to 1000 people, Susan formed the Macpherson Allan Practice in 2005.

Working with teams and individuals Susan offers her clients the opportunity to have a private, frank and challenging relationship that focuses on helping them progress effectively at the right level, providing inspiration and strategies, tools and support, to turn agreed goals and objectives into reality.

This session will offer the opportunity to gain a better understanding of behaviour – your own and others – using the Everything DiSC© tool. By understanding behaviour you will become more effective in the workplace and in all aspects of your life. The session will introduce the tool and each participant will be provided with their own Everything DiSC© Profile. Following the session you will be offered a 121 coaching session to fully understand your own profile and behavioural impact.

Susan has been described as having a wonderful balance of talent and experience that makes a sustainable difference to organisations and individuals she works with.

  1. Turning Adversity into Positivity

Having trained with famous self-help guru, Louise L Hay in 1990, Jane’s positive attitude to life was severely challenged when her husband and business partner contracted cancer and then died in 2011.

This was something that could not be fixed by thinking positively, or even taking positive actions. Join this interactive workshop to be inspired as to how Jane got through this time, both personally and professionally, and how it resulted in her founding social enterprise Before I Go Solutions. Discover how she was able to look back and be grateful for both her husband’s life AND death, and the part attitude and trust played, and still plays, as she finds herself running a completely different business.

Join us for inspirational stories and workshops and we host our annual conference.  You can book your ticket by following this link www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/believe-achieve-mbw


14th August 2018
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Horizon Scotland
The Enterprise Park
Forres, Moray IV36 2AB United Kingdom