Frances A Masters

Psychotherapist, Coach, Writer. Live your best life.
  • Psychotherapist, Coach, Writer. Live your best life.
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Suzi Ruffell

Award Winning Comedian, -

Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year nominee and Latitude New Act of the Year finalist, Suzi Ruffell, 'a real stand-up gem' (The Guardian) is returning to Edinburgh this summer with her hotly anticipated second show Social Chameleon. Fresh from supporting some of the UK’s top comedians on their sold out tours including Channel 4’s Chatty Man Alan Carr, star of The Last Leg Josh Widdicombe and Scotland’s finest Kevin Bridges. In the short time she has been performing she has notched up several radio and TV credits including; Edinburgh Comedy Fest Live (BBC3), Live at the Comedy Store (Comedy Central), LOLz Lounge (Radio 1) and numerous appearances on Radio 4. Tipped as ‘one to watch’ by Time Out it can only be a matter of time before this enchanting young performer begins to make a huge impact on the comedy world. “completely won over, thoroughly enjoyable” - British Comedy Guide Twitter: @suziruffell
Dr. Steve Taylor

Psychologist and Teacher, -

Senior lecturer in psychology at Leeds Metropolitan University, author of several books on psychology and spirituality, including Back to Sanity and Waking From Sleep. His work has been described by Eckhart Tolle as 'an important contribution to the global shift in consciousness happening on our planet.' His website is www.stevenmtaylor.com
Practical Wisdom

Practical Wisdom Online Courses, Psychologies

Practical Wisdom is a series of brand new online courses developed by the team behind Psychologies magazine. Designed to help you to create lasting change in order to live a happier life on your terms, and lead by the top experts in their field, Practical Wisdom delivers expert coaching, tools, videos and advice to you via online courses that you can trust. Courses include - How to Save Your Relationship - How to Achieve Your Goals - How to be Mindful - Plus more courses added each month
Scott Peltin

Leadership expert and co-founder, Tignum, -

Scott Peltin is co-author of ‘Sink, Float, or Swim’ and chief performance officer at Tignum, an international team that helps leaders work at their full potential. Prior to co-founding the firm in 2005 with Jogi Rippel, he held leading positions in the US fire service for 25 years. www.tignum.com. Scott works daily with chief executives and leaders at various levels large organisations to prepare them mentally and physically for the demands of high pressure jobs. Many of them are already pretty fit, but often they’re not fit enough. By ‘fit’ he means being in great physical shape, but having well above-average mental agility, alertness, energy, resilience and stamina. Tackling this isn’t just about effort, it’s actually about taking a smart approach and doing proactive work to develop resilience and the best mindset for continuous high performance under tough conditions. After all, we don’t take chances on testing and preparing the hardware and assets in business because we understand how to engineer them. Why then do we apparently still fear the challenge of ’engineering’ sustainable high performance in our most important, most exposed people?
Anna Pitt

Author and speaker on green living and circular economy, -

Hi! After 20 years as a systems analyst I've turned my attention to finding ways to engage the next generation in a greener less wasteful lifestyle. I'm passionate about waste reduction and I'm currently researching the ins and outs of recycling in the UK for a book series for young people. You can read more about my green living efforts on my blog at http://rosiesecoblog.blogspot.co.uk and my website http://www.dustbindiet.com will tell you all about my workshops and courses for schools and community groups. My first book, 101 Ways to Live Cleaner and Greener for Free, is a book of eco-tips with a bit of explanation about how small steps can make a big difference. My next book, Leftover Pie, is due out later this year.
OBI JAMES

Develop Leaders Relationships - Get along | Know what you are doing | Make it work., Obi James Consultancy Limited

I work with business and teams leaders to strengthen their personal and/or professional relationships and engage the power of the collective. My programmes will look beyond individual agendas and pull you together to achieve a common goal. When you effectively listen, invite and welcome different perspectives, you motivate and empower all parties. Leadership becomes a hat everyone can and will wear. This inclusive culture of shared leadership builds trust, fuels creativity and takes pressure off you individually. Silos are broken down, you collaborate better and you unlock new, better solutions. This creates fulfillment, saves time, cuts costs, and consistently increases meaningful union. To reset your leadership and relationship, get in touch. For more information, please visit http://www.obijames.com/
Nick Seneca Jankel

Author of "Switch On" & Founder of Global Wisdom & Wellbeing Community www.ripeandready.com, -

As well as a psychological coach and wisdom teacher, Nick is a world-renowned innovation and leadership expert with a Triple First from Cambridge University in medicine and philosophy. Nick has been described by The Sunday Times as "[a] glam spiritual activist. " Nick presented a BBC TV series as a coach, transforming addiction. He coached Jodie Marsh on the highest-rated MTV series in history.
Helen Lederer

Actress, Writer and Comedian., -

After a degree in Sociology, half an MA in Criminology, there followed in later life two doctorates which I was more than grateful to receive without having to do anything. Somewhere in the middle I did the stuff at the Central School of Speech and Drama before the stand-up comedy. So then I wrote and performed my stuff at London's famous Comedy Store as part of the early 80's comedians including French and Saunders, the late Rik Mayall and Harry Enfield. Guested on ITV's Saturday Night Live and got as far as Montreal for the first Just for Laughs Comedy Festival along with Lenny Henry. (My only worry is I may not have name dropped yet...) TV such as Ab Fab, Naked Video, Happy Families, One Foot in the Grave made me think twice before swearing in the street over a dropped bank note in case someone noticed. I still continue to do stand-up and recently had a sell-out run at the St. James Theatre with my own show Why The Fuss? Am acting when jobs come in, (Old Jack’s Boat Cbeebies with Bernard Cribbins currently) and sitting on spreading bum writing when not. New book Losing It published by Pan Macmillan is out on 12th February …Backside has spread on to two chairs it’s taken me so effing long…
Hello! We are two wimmin that who ourselves often bemused by life in general and stuff ‘for women’ in particular. As young lasses we saw a world promised to us on telly, in magazines and adverts where we would become lithe, graceful, organised goddesses and yet we still make an utter hash of eyeliner, trip over our own feet, make odd snorting sounds when we laugh and ladder our effing tights. Either, we are lone feminine disasters in a world of perfection or… we were lied to and no-one smiles like that when moisturising and stroking their own legs… the jury’s out dear readers. At the very least we shall entertain you with our mundane lady catastrophes involving tweezers or perhaps we might discover that we are not alone in the agony of H&M’s woefully lit changing rooms or being patronised in Maplins. Lotsa love, Flora and Iris
What The Frock! Comedy promotes talented female comedians. We run regular comedy events in (at the moment) five UK cities, we run an all-female comedy competition, host workshops and solo shows... and much more.
Susanna Newsonen

Author & Keynote Speaker, The Happyologist Ltd

Susanna Newsonen is the one and only Happyologist®. She is a happiness life coach and keynote speaker. She uses the science of positive psychology to help you to kill your self-doubt, embrace positive thinking, and build a lifestyle you love. She is the author of Happiness is Here and Screw Finding Your Passion. She is a published researcher, a TEDx speaker, an online columnist, and a regular commentator in the media from the BBC to The Huffington Post and more. Her corporate client list ranges across industries, including American Express, BMW, Kellogg’s, Lululemon Athletica and 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment to name a few. In her free time she is a competitive dressage rider with Olympic ambitions. She adores dogs and believes we can learn a lot from our four-legged furry friends. She inspires and educates her loyal following through her blog at Happyologist.co.uk.
Dr David R Hamilton

Author and speaker, -

Author of 8 books, including 'How Your Mind Can Heal Your Body', 'Why Kindness is Good for You', and the forthcoming, 'I Heart Me: The Science of Self-Love' (Feb 2015)
Sandy C. Newbigging

Best Selling Author + Creator of Mind Calm Meditation + Mind Detox Method, -

Sandy is the no.1 best-selling Hay House author of books including Mind Calm and the award-winning trainer and creator of Mind Calm Meditation and Mind Detox Method. He has personally trained Practitioners in his methods from 15+ countries and appeared on television globally. Visit www.sandynewbigging.com for details of his clinics, events, retreats and online courses.
Florence Parot

Burnout Guru, Stress & Sleep Expert, Sophrologist & Performance Coach, Writer, -

Florence is an international expert in stress and sleep management. Her clients are busy and talented people under pressure and she helps them be at their best when they need it most. Florence is a member of the Editorial Committee of the French magazine “Sophrologie, Pratiques et Perspectives” and writes regularly for natural health publications. She published her first book: Instant Serenity for Life and Work: An Introduction to Sophrology in 2012 and wrote as the burnout expert for Guide de Sophrologie Appliquée, a book directed at Sophrology professionals in France (Elsevier Masson – 2014). Florence also blogs for the Huffington Post.
Maureen Younger

Comedian/Actor/Writer/Radio Presenter, -

I work as a stand up comedian and MC all around the UK and abroad including gigging in German in Germany! I also run award-winning comedy nights featuring all-female line ups in London and Birmingham. In addition, I've organized a series of benefit nights for the Helen Bamber Foundation in association with the actor, Emma Thompson. The nights have raised almost £20,000 and have featured comics such as Jo Brand, Jenny Éclair, Hattie Hayridge, Lucy Porter and Shazia Mirza. You can also find the virtual me at www.maureenyounger.com, www.facebook.com/MYComedy or @maureenyounger.
Jane C Woods

Women's Personal Development Specialist - Changing People, -

Hi, I’m Jane C Woods and I have an absolute passion for helping women achieve success in their lives. Be it the glass ceiling, the crystal maze, or very personal issues, I’m all about helping women achieve to their full potential and live the way they want to without being carbon copies of men. But I’m not about putting men down in order for women to get ahead, there’s plenty of room; I just want the guys to shifty up a bit… If my face looks familiar it's because I love Psychologies magazine (I've been buying it since the very first issue, such a good resource) and it's the only place I choose to advertise my courses. I write on women’s issues on my blog, www.changingpeople.co.uk, and am regularly featured in magazines, and on radio, but I’m probably best known for RenewYou. RenewYou is my one day personal development course for women. We have an international network of experienced, specialist women licensed to deliver it and empower women across the globe. Our goal is to reach one million women. It’s a big goal but… In 2013 we started with a single RenewYou specialist, me. Now you can find a RenewYou Courses across the UK, in the USA, Canada, Greece, Bangkok, Pakistan, South Africa, Belgium, with new countries being added all the time. My dream was to create a thriving and caring business on ethical, and dare I say, feminine terms, with a real community spirit of help and encouragement. And it’s actually happening with the support, expertise, and enthusiasm of my wonderful trainers. I think, (apart from my two lovely kids, a daughter and a son) that it’s probably my proudest achievement to date. Wonderful Changing People Women: One of the joys and privileges of my work is that I’ve connected with some really inspirational and wonderful women – from politics to entertainment to academia. They include: TV presenter, house fixer and matchmaker Sarah Beeny Amazing entrepreneur Sam Roddick of Coco de Mer Outspoken and entertaining academic Mary Beard Politicians like Siobhan Benita and Natalie Bennett Ex BBC broadcaster Miriam O’Reilly who bravely took on the might of the BBC- and triumphed A very rare interview with Sarah Montague, of the influential BBC Radio 4 Today programme I hope you like the posts and I hope they are helpful. Live life to the max and never hide your light under any bushels!
Chris Baréz-Brown

Author, speaker and founder Upping Your Elvis, Upping Your Elvis

Best selling author, speaker and business beatnik Chris Baréz Brown has a rather unusual view of the world in that he knows that everybody is perfect. As we grow, develop and socialise we can lose touch with that brilliance and often become somebody we’re not. Chris founded his Dorset based company Upping Your Elvis in 2009 to help people reconnect with their inner genius and once again become confident in being who they truly are. The Guardian recently described Chris as a long haired, twinkly eyed cross between Richard Branson and a wizard.