Introducing my new series, A day in the life of…
Since I own my own small business, I know that I now make more of an effort to shop local and support other local and small businesses. Keeping money in the local economy benefits local people. Local businesses can often be more flexible and provide a more personalised service. Plus a better product range.
With that in mind, I will be showcasing some of the amazing small businesses that I use through a new series called ‘A day in the life of’. Until you own your own business I’m not sure that you can imagine how much time, effort and passion owners put in to making their business a success. Every few weeks, I will be adding to this blogpost so please do come back often, have a read and see if there are any local businesses which float your boat!
Leave me a comment below if you are a user of any of the businesses featured as I would love to hear from you.
#1 A day in the life of Debbie Palmer from Confidence Culture
Debbie Palmer runs a business called Confidence Culture. I met Debbie back in 2010 when I won a place at the fabulous Marketing Academy which changed my life! I have worked with Debbie on several occasions since then. When I’ve needed some support, guidance and coaching, Debbie is one of the people I turn to. This is something I have done through organisations I have worked for in the past but also personally when I have needed to refocus. Read more about Debbie’s story below…..
So, tell my followers, what is Confidence Culture?
A coaching consultancy working with individuals to create or manage change within their career or business – everything from developing personal leadership and making career choices, to returning to work after cancer or maternity leave. Basically anything which supports personal growth to impact performance at work.
Powerful stuff! What does a day at Confidence Culture look like?
No two days are the same! Some days I might be out working with a team looking at resilience or strengths, another day back at my coaching suite near Huddersfield with leaders who have escaped the pressure of the office for some development time. I also work via SKYPE. Whatever I’m doing it will involve helping people to change their mindset and sharpen their focus.
What is your favourite part of your job?
Seeing the immediate impact a session can have as people gain personal insights, shift resistance and get fired up to take action.
What are you most proud of in your job?
How working with a single person can impact on the lives of so many others. Knowing the ripple effect that a shift in mindset can have on friends, family and colleagues as well as the client themselves. All contributing to my purpose of helping people enjoy their work more.
What or who inspires you?
My daughter. Seeing her grow up and her personality develop, inspires me to be the change I want to see in the world.
What piece of advice would you give to your future self?
Always take the time to celebrate what you’ve achieved.
If you were stranded on a desert island, what three things would you take with you?
A wind up Kindle (poetic license!), a wind up radio and sun lotion!
What is your favourite photo of all time?
Such a hard one but I’ll go for a recent one from Christmas. This shows two very important people in my life and celebrates the close relationship my daughter has with her Grandma. Very special.
Debbie Palmer is an executive, career and business coach based near Huddersfield in West Yorkshire. She is currently offering 50% off all personal packages and sessions booked during January 2017 – with the first session to be taken by 31st March 2017. Sessions for new clients are available from £75. Please contact Debbie at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Other blog posts you might find useful:
Celebrating Small Business Saturday
The six biggest lessons that I have learnt as a photographer