Be a Woman of Influence

Is there a Glass ceiling?

Why are only a small percentage of  women successful?

Are you recognised for your talent or are you held back?

Be a Woman of Influence is a workshop on the real secrets to being successful and having it all

 Whether you run your own business or are employed in a professional environment, you have a responsibility to pave the way for future upcoming senior women directors in the work place.

You do so by being successful and we show you how


Learn leadership insights into how women and men can work together change the behavioural norms that hinder both sexes and leave with a clear actionable development plan to:

  • Boost your career;
  • Get promoted;
  • Make your mark;
  • Get increased recognition for your skills and
  • Manage work/life balance challenges while still having it allThis workshop is open to men and women!


  • The business case from the House of Lords
  • Current Leadership challenges of gender stereotyping in the 21st century
  • Secrets to being successful
  • Tools and practical sessions on proven methodologies
  • A personal development plan to Be a Woman of Influence

Event Details:

When:                                      Monday 10th November,

Registration and welcome:         9.00am to 9.30am

Event:                                       9.30am to 4.30pm

Venue:                                      The Studio, 7 Cannon Street, Birmingham B2 5EP

Tickets:                                     £240 per person  (includes all day refreshments)

Book now on eventbrite  by clicking here Be a Woman of Influence

Or email us at for a discount code

Comments from previous delegates:

“Life changing outlook for the better”                 “Inspirational and challenging”             “I feel energized and recharged”

“Workshop has given me a renewed confidence to….”           “materials blew my mind away, my confidence now knows no limits”

“I am glad I made the effort to attend, I didn’t know what to expect and I am now a new person”




Why did he die?

It is good business practice to have regular independent reviews of processes and procedures to ensure they are fit for purpose and implemented efficiently. Some see this as an unnecessary time consuming overhead, others see the benefits of a review to positively highlight areas to improve and gaps to address. Sometimes it is the smallest of change that can have the biggest positive impact and / or minimise exposure to a risk having a huge adverse impact.

The best way to identify areas that need improving is to nurture an open communication environment where ideas and thoughts can be exchanged and captured. Very often the same idea will be submitted by different people highlighting a real need to address a process detail and minimise a miscommunication risk.


My thoughts and prayers are with the parents of 16 year old boy, who suffered multiple organ failure during a “low risk” operation.


My local newspaper is reporting on the court case hearing of how a surgeon is blaming nurses for the death of the 16 year old. The surgeon allegedly used a sharp instrument known as a trochar instead of a blunt one during minor keyhole surgery and pierced a vein which led to a fatal gas embolism, massive blood loss and cardiac arrest.


The surgeon is being challenged why he failed to notice it was a sharp instrument.


The surgeon instead is blaming the nurses for giving him the wrong instrument. He maintains he had asked for the blunt instrument in the pre-op briefing but was given the wrong instrument during the actual operation.


The nurses state they showed the surgeon three boxed sets of instruments and received instruction it didn’t matter which box is used. The surgeon denied this, claiming only two boxed sets were shown and he did confirm which box is to be used as he was coming out of the hospital coffee shop.


Poor process? Misunderstanding? Miscommunication? Who is telling the truth?


As this is battled out in court to understand what really happened and who is to blame, the sad truth is that a 16 year old died from what was potentially a low risk 40 minute operative procedure. A life is lost no matter what the outcome of the hearing is.


Was there a process in place that these decisions on instruments are to be made and recorded in team briefings? Would a review have highlighted a communication risk and make recommendations to have distinctive colour coded labels differentiating between blunt and sharp instruments and the selected box be signed and dated? Why was a crucial decision made while coming out of a coffee shop?


Could this death have been avoided?


I can’t comment on this case, however there is a lesson for us to learn, which is to carry out regular independent reviews as part of your business operations to identify gaps and areas to improve. In particular look at areas of the business with a critical eye, reviewing all your risk management and mitigation procedures. By doing so, you reduce the risk of errors occurring and your business will operate more efficiently.


An independent reviewer will have a fresh unbiased perspective and spot things that are often not noticed because of routine habits which have formed and endorsed by repetitive behaviours of people delivering.


Errors don’t always result in the loss of life, but why risk not taking all reasonable actions to avoid events, which could potentially have a huge adverse impact on your business and will cost you financially.


If you would like a free guidance note on how to carry out risk reviews, send a request to


This particular court hearing is being reported in the Birmingham Mail by the Investigations Editor, Jeanette Oldham.

WOPAS (Women Of Power And Substance) in the Work Place

WOPAS (Women Of Power And Substance) in the Work Place

There is a strong business case why we need more WOPAS in the UK and if we fail to address this, we are inviting disastrous consequences impacting on our whole economy.

Whether you run your own business or are employed in a professional environment, you have a responsibility to pave the way for future upcoming WOPAS in work place.

We run a series of in-house and external workshops and coaching programs which explore how women and men can work together as allies to change the behavioral norms that hinder both sexes and make a positive impact on the economy.

Contact us for further details of our extensive list of research and development programs or check out our public workshops.


Business Workouts

“The figures speak for themselves about half of all small businesses fail in the first 4 years – so in whatever industry you work you need all the help you can get to succeed”

– Sir Richard Branson

Our Business Workout Programs are for Solo Entrepreneurs and Sole Traders who mean serious business and really want to grow their business revenue. Ideal for small business owners already up and running or in the process of setting up.

These Business Workout Programs are designed to meet  specific business challenges that will develop your business growth. Contact us now to discuss a package that suits your needs, budget and will get you results.

Our aim is to make professional business coaching affordable to all small businesses.

But hurry as we are limiting the places on each workout to ensure participants get the maximum benefit and individual support.


“Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending”

– Carl Bard