Valerie Dwyer

Valerie Dwyer’s Clients call her The Starmaker, The Success Magnet. She has been transforming women’s lives and businesses to achieve their full potential for more than 30 years. Founder of My Wonderful Life Coach™, Valerie is an Award-winning ‘As seen on TV’, Serial Entrepreneur, Global Business Development Coach and
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Mentor, Speaker and Co-Author of ‘Woman Power: Strategies for Female Leaders’.

She is the creator and facilitator of the powerful life-changing up-levelling programmes Vital Vision™ Blueprint; the Woman Power Dream Team™ and Destination Me™ Intensive, providing practical guidance, support and resources for women entrepreneurs to significantly boost self-confidence and know-how while increasing sales, profits, clients and success.

Journeying through a life of overcoming challenges, her leadership roles include many ‘female firsts’ where she has been a trailblazer, opening the door for other women, as President, Chairwoman, Director and Board Member of a variety of business and organisation. She believes that ’Everything is Possible™’ but first you must clearly know exactly what you want.

Valerie has started, bought, merged, grown and sold 10 of her own businesses and co-founded others. President, Chairwoman, Non-Exec Director and Board Member of a wide variety of organisations in the Private, Public and Voluntary sectors, her decision making has influenced Vision, direction, strategies and management of capital and assets worth c£200 million at any one time, and agreed funding on projects valued over £1 million.

In 2006 Valerie was appointed by the UK Government to the UK Women’s Enterprise Taskforce charged with increasing opportunities for women’s enterprise. Their legacy includes £50 million Aspire Fund, with priority to invest in growth oriented women’s enterprises.
Recognition for her work includes a being introduced to HRH Prince Charles with a commendation from The Prince’s Youth Business Trust for supporting young people to achieve their potential through enterprise plus a hat-trick of three separate invitations to Royal Garden Parties at Buckingham Palace for her services to:- Regional Development; Young Enterprise and Women’s Enterprise.

Susan Ritchie

Susan Ritchie is a leadership coach who specialises in working with new and aspiring female leaders to help them develop more confidence, impact and influence. She’s the author ofStrategies for Being Brilliant: 21 Ways to be Happy, Confident and Successful, and the creator of the Woman of Power workshops.
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It’s her mission to help unhappy, struggling or self-doubting women learn the skills and mindset needed to become happy, assertive and confident professionals, oozing presence and creating impact that gets them noticed – for the right reasons.

She is currently working on her second book, for mid-level leaders.

She can be found at , where you can download 10 Steps To Instant Influence  – and why not  come and say hello on twitter @susanjritchie.

Rachel Green

“Food production is in my blood,” says award-winning Lincolnshire chef Rachel, whose family have been farming in the county for 14 generations. It’s where she learnt to collect eggs, helped with lambing the ewes and developed a huge respect for food producers. With years of experience
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in sourcing, preparing and serving delicious recipes, and having run her own restaurant at Grainthorpe Hall, Rachel has catered every type of event from intimate dinner parties for eight people to mass catering for 800 people and including numerous members of the Royal Family.

Rachel now spends much of her time travelling the country giving cookery demonstrations, often incorporating local and seasonal produce and recipes themed to a type of produce or towards a special occasion when fantastic food is the order of the day.

Cookery schools around the UK, and sometimes in Europe, regularly welcome Rachel to teach classes. Rachel has produced 2 cookery books, The Chatsworth Cookery Book and Sausages, Making the Most of the Great British Sausage.  Rachel is also a contributor to a new Dorling Kindersley title, The Meat Cookbook.

With four TV series to her name, Rachel has appeared in BBC3’s Kill It! Cook It! Eat It! which offered an in-depth look at meat production in the UK. Other TV credits include Farm of Fussy Eaters on UK TV Style and World on a Plate for ITV Yorkshire. Rachel is currently appearing in The Local Kitchen, a cookery show dedicated to bringing the finest food and drink from local producers to your kitchen –

Rachel can be heard on BBC Radio Lincolnshire, BBC Radio Nottingham, Sheffield, Humberside and Derby, as well as contributing articles to a number of food and lifestyle publications.

Sanjaya Pandit

Sanjaya Pandit is an award winning health and wellbeing specialist with extensive knowledge in workshops using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Transactional Analysis and over 10 years experience in changing attitudes and behaviours with a wide range of men and women.
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She is also a Coaches Training Institute accredited coach CPCC with interests in life, executive and leadership coaching. She works on pro-active projects with our future generations within schools and privately with aspirations of opening life skills schools across the country as well as creating innovative ways of health and wellbeing programmes within organistations


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Twitter:      @sanjaya_InU

LinkedIn:   sanjayapandit

Dr Rona Mackenzie

Dr. Rona Mackenzie is Principal of Lincoln UTC, a new college for 14-18 years olds specialising in Science and Engineering. She has a strong background in education, having worked in six local authorities during her sixteen-year career. She has held an array of posts ranging from teacher of
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Physical Education, Head of Department, Pastoral Leader, SENCo, Assistant and Deputy Head and has experienced a full range of responsibilities across all facets of school leadership and management.

Rona completed a Masters in Educational Disadvantage and SEN in 2005 and a Doctorate in Education in 2012. Her doctoral thesis explored the life and career pathways of Principals in Sponsored Academies. Rona is a keen sportswoman and mountaineer, trekking to Everest and Annapurna Base Camps and taking on the Russian challenge of Mount Elbrus in August 2015.

Elinor Vettraino

Elinor has had a diverse career spanning HR development, teacher education, social and political theatre, and consultancy specialising in creative approaches to leadership training and change management through her company Active Imagining.  Elinor is currently also Academic Coordinator for
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the Business and Enterprise area of Bishop Grosseteste University, spearheading their pioneering degree in Business (Team Entrepreneurship).”

She is  also  co-editor and author of two books on applied theatre as a vehicle for change.