Posts Tagged ‘career’

How to build an effective Personal Brand

Oct 30 2013

Today we live in a consumer society where we are bombarded with product placement and brand identity everywhere we turn. Overwhelmed by choice, we opt for brands that speak to some part of us with a clear message, be it a promise of youth, organic credentials, good value, effectiveness or something else.

About Sarah Archer

Sarah Archer is a qualified Career Coach, and co-founder of CareerTree. She works with women who want to make positive changes to their working lives. She loves what she does and she wants to help her clients find work that they love too. www.careerTree.org.uk offers individual coaching and workshops.

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Looking for a job in London

Apr 29 2013

Looking for part time work is always a daunting aspect. In general, the thought of finding work is scary, particularly within the current economic climate. Being the largest city (and capital of our country) London is a great place to start. With plenty of jobs around, there are more options for working mums than ever.

About Monica Costa

Monica Costa founded London Mums in September 2006 after her son Diego’s birth together with a group of mothers who felt the need of meeting up regularly to share the challenges and joys of motherhood in metropolitan and multicultural London. London Mums is the FREE and independent peer support group for mums and mumpreneurs based in London http://londonmumsmagazine.com and you can connect on Twitter @londonmums

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Do you have children who are starting or going back to school in September? Flexible career opportunity for mums

Jul 17 2012

Why not start your own adventure at the same time and join the growing number of mums who sell funky, ethically produced Swedish kids clothes in their spare time? We at me&i have a great business opportunity for you!

About Monica Costa

Monica Costa founded London Mums in September 2006 after her son Diego’s birth together with a group of mothers who felt the need of meeting up regularly to share the challenges and joys of motherhood in metropolitan and multicultural London. London Mums is the FREE and independent peer support group for mums and mumpreneurs based in London http://londonmumsmagazine.com and you can connect on Twitter @londonmums

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Budding entrepreneurs wanted!

Mar 14 2012

Swedish kids clothes company me&i are strengthening their team.

About Monica Costa

Monica Costa founded London Mums in September 2006 after her son Diego’s birth together with a group of mothers who felt the need of meeting up regularly to share the challenges and joys of motherhood in metropolitan and multicultural London. London Mums is the FREE and independent peer support group for mums and mumpreneurs based in London http://londonmumsmagazine.com and you can connect on Twitter @londonmums

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Government must invest in Mothers and Children

Feb 02 2012

There is a building for sale in my local community for £250,000 huge windows, really fab art gallery and place for Mums to work and earn money in Pontarddulais near Swansea. This could change Mums’ and children’s lives. It used to be an old school. My friend Merrill has a shop in Hastings Old town called The Wardrobe. Approximately two years ago I met with Bag (our nick name) and she told me she was making significant money every month from selling second hand designer clothes.

About Sharon J. Bainbridge

I used to work in Gilbert's house for Haskoll Architects. I really enjoyed living in Pimlico, Putney and Wimbledon. Back then I used to travel and dated a New Zealand guy. Eight years of no ring on the finger and I decided to quit. My sister convinced me to go to Dorset for a weeks holiday and fixed a date with the local singer. We are still together 11 years later and have a little girl. I have always been creative. Nan used to make peg dolls with me and left me her old sewing box, which I treasure. When I worked in a pub in Hastings I made my own clothes. In my twenties I did a doll making course in Brighton and tried to start my own business. I managed to get some handmade brooches into a Covent Garden shop. But decided to stick to secretarial work, which brought in a regular salary. I adore taking photographs so when my little girl was born I decided to take a local photography course. My tutor was so impressed with my Photoshop skills he asked me to teach him some of my techniques. When I showed my Mother in law the Victorian style dress I made for my little girl she said why don't you have a go at making a Butterfly costume. Well the rest is history. Butterfly Lullaby was born. Butterfly Lullaby is my fairy book, album and Trademark. The Mark Jermin Stage School are the characters in my story and my partner created all the songs. The book was launched at the Dylan Thomas Centre back in March 2007. It was truly beautiful. You can view the little fairies dancing on You Tube. Robin Stevens who you may know from Rosie and Jim is on my Butterfly Lullaby website reading my fairy story Colour me a fairies wish. We were going to do personalised children's stories together. But shiny things attract gremlins. The trick is to keep going and never give up. My little girl danced to our song Butterfly Lullaby at the Enchanted Manor in front of famous fairy artist Josephine Wall back in October 2009. My little girl and I love making art and craft videos, which we hope to share with London Mum's. The one thing I adore about London is the way you just fit in. The City is full of different cultures, which makes it an interesting and friendly place to live. I am currently trying to scrapbook postcard my family history. Does anyone know anything about the family history on the old LeFevres department store in Canterbury which is now Debenhams. My Nan's Grandmother's name was LeFevre and she lived in Bayswater. Nan was an orphan so we are trying to uncover the hidden ghosts!

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