Obama foundation – apply by 18th September 2018

We don’t want to interrupt your weekend, so we’ll be quick.

We’re searching for our next class of Obama Fellows, and the application deadline is coming up fast.

Do you know a community-minded rising star who should apply? Or have you been considering it yourself? If so, then this weekend is the time to get those applications in—it’s the perfect way to spend a Sunday!

The 2019 Obama Fellowship application deadline is 11:59 PM CDT on September 18, 2018, just three days away. Please don’t hesitate to encourage potential candidates to apply, or apply yourself.

https://www.obama.org/fellowship/

Good luck,

The Obama Foundation

Tara Smith – Protect and grow your brand – Wednesday 27th June 2018

Tara Smith will be joining Inspirational YOU on Wednesday 27th June for ‘protect and grow your brand’ masterclass.

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Tara is multi-award winning Hair Stylist and stylist of choice to the stars, Tara Smith, has styled some of the biggest global celebrities and film stars on the red carpet, her clients inlcude Demi Moore, Adrian Grenier, Natalie Imbruglia, Gerard Butler, Kiefer Sutherland, Nicolas Cage, Rosario Dawson and Kristen Davies, to name but a few. She was voted The Clothes Show Style Awards Celebrity Hairdresser of the Year, and is regularly tweeted celeb’s such as Demi Moore  and more.

Tara has always had an eye for the next big adventure. She has always been deeply committed to using products that not only make hair & skin look and feel great, but that are as kind to the planet as they are to the heads they are used on. Tara’s quest to source the very best ethical hair products was not always easy, so it was inevitable that she would take matters into her own hands, and create her own line.  As Founder and creator of the Tara Smith head-care brand, Tara has developed a range of award-winning natural, gluten-free, vegan-friendly head-care products, used and endorsed by her celebrity clients, whilst being within the reach of anyone who cares about their hair, head (and the planet!)

Tara is also known for her kindness, generosity and empathy, and her high profile creates opportunities for her to embrace her philanthropic side. She truly believes that businesses have a duty to give something back to society, and this belief runs through the veins of the TS brand.

Book: www.marketingandip.eventbrite.co.uk

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Protect and grow your brand – Wednesday 27th June 2018

Protect and grow your brand

 IP and global branding masterclass

DAC Beachcroft LLP

100 Fetter Lane

 Wednesday 27th June 2018

 6.00pm-8.30pm

 This evening master class features inspirational industry professionals who have over 20 years experience of protecting brands and profiling high profile professionals in the entertainment, business and travel industry.

  • Each speaker will give you industry insights.
  • Explain global IP
  • Discuss how to protect and take your brand international
  • Trends in digital and social media
  • Do’s and don’ts of branding, marketing and communications’
  • Securing investment and venture capital

Our speakers have worked with the BBC, Radio 1, Alicia Keys, Sony Music, MTV, Beyonce, Adidas, UK Premiership clubs and many international publications.

Host

Garry Green – Barrister

Speakers

Susanna Read, IP Lawyer at DAC Beachcroft LLP

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Tara Smith – Celebrity Stylist and creator of Tara Smith Haircare

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Multi-award winning Hair Stylist and stylist of choice to the stars, Tara Smith, has styled some of the biggest global celebrities and film stars on the red carpet, her clients inlcude Demi Moore, Adrian Grenier, Natalie Imbruglia, Gerard Butler, Kiefer Sutherland, Nicolas Cage, Rosario Dawson and Kristen Davies, to name but a few. She was voted The Clothes Show Style Awards Celebrity Hairdresser of the Year, and is regularly tweeted celeb’s such as Demi Moore  and more.

Tara has always had an eye for the next big adventure. She has always been deeply committed to using products that not only make hair & skin look and feel great, but that are as kind to the planet as they are to the heads they are used on. Tara’s quest to source the very best ethical hair products was not always easy, so it was inevitable that she would take matters into her own hands, and create her own line.  As Founder and creator of the Tara Smith head-care brand, Tara has developed a range of award-winning natural, gluten-free, vegan-friendly head-care products, used and endorsed by her celebrity clients, whilst being within the reach of anyone who cares about their hair, head (and the planet!)

Tara is also known for her kindness, generosity and empathy, and her high profile creates opportunities for her to embrace her philanthropic side. She truly believes that businesses have a duty to give something back to society, and this belief runs through the veins of the TS brand.

Daren Dixon | CEO of Above and Beyond Brand Management

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Daren Dixon is a highly experienced and connected international executive who has worked in the fields of A&R, talent management and marketing for the top entertainment companies in the world.

Daren most notably discovered and signed globally successful alternative band Kasabian to RCA Records. He then further enhanced his growing reputation as a leading international talent executive by working closely with some of the worlds leading talent such as Beyonce, Miguel, Selena Gomez, Belen Rodriguez, Kelly RowlandSolange KnowlesKeri Hilson and Jennifer Lopez.

Anne-Marie Batson | Sports Presenter & CEO of Amberglass PR

 AmberGlass PR aka Anne-Marie Batson is an independent consultant providing Crisis PR and reputation management services.  Anne-Marie works on behalf of clients in the sports, politics and corporate world. Whether in the public or private sector, businesses, high-profile individuals, organisations or the public.

Anne-Marie is also a freelance multi-platform Sports Reporter and Journalist who provides expert reporting and commentary on Football (men & women), Netball and Tennis working regularlay with a variety of broadcasters.

An ethical practitioner, Anne-Marie Batson is an accredited member of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR), and ideally qualified to be your trusted communications adviser.

Anne-Marie has an extensive PR background, with over 10 years’ experience spanning the private and public sectors. But, her true passion is the sports industry.  Prior to setting up AmberGlass PR, Anne-Marie worked in senior communications positions at Network Rail for eight years, an organisation under intense daily public, media and government scrutiny, before moving agency side.  Her experience puts Anne-Marie on good stead to offer Crisis PR and reputation management services to leagues, governing bodies, agencies, clubs, agents, individuals, and companies.

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6.00pm – 6.25pm: Doors and networking

6.30pm – 8.30pm: Discussion

8.00pm – 8.30pm: Networking

Who should attend?

  • Business owners
  • SME’s
  • Media professionals
  • Those in PR, marketing and social media
  • Those who want to raise their business or public profile

Tickets £5.00 – £10.00

https://marketingandip.eventbrite.co.uk

Info: leadership@inspirationalyou.co.uk

info@inspirationalyou.co.uk

07545 156 111  | @inspirational_u

Up you ask – Business & careers master class – 30th May 2018

 Inspirational YOU

Presents

UP YOUR ASK!

Propel your enterprise or career to the next level!

Wednesday 30th May 2018

6.30pm – 8.30pm

100 Fetter Ln, London EC4A 1BN

As you reflect on your business and career goals for 2018, come along to our popular discussion focused on progression and moving to the next level!

Join us for an energetic and empowering evening where you can share your experiences and raise your profile.

Discussion points:

  • Know your worth
  • Asking for a pay rise or your payment
  • Taking your business or career to the next level
  • Balancing success and self care
  • Focusing on year 5 year plan
  • Raising your profile and connecting to sponsors or influencers
  • Challenge your self doubt

HOST

Bernard P. Achampong –  Radio Programme Director & Associate Lecturer

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SPEAKERS 

Nikita Okyere @iam_nikky- Celebrity Hair Stylist

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Jay Davidson – TV Executive at the BBC

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Athena Witter @theniweni – Digital & TV expert

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Samer Shehadeh – Project Manager at Oliver Wyman

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Book: https://upyourask.eventbrite.co.uk

More info:

Email: info@inspirationalyou.co.uk

Info: 07772 527 813 / 07545 156 111

Athena Witter – Up your ask business seminar – Wednesday 30th May 2018

Athena Witter an award winning Digital & TV expert with over 16 years in the industry.

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Throughout her career, she has represented at numerous speaking events and judged for The Broadcast Digital Awards and RTS to name a few. Her portfolio covers a variety of genres from sport, youth programming and gaming through to film, music and entertainment TV. This has led to her delivering some of the biggest and most notable UK and global brand propositions.

 

Now Founder and Director of Yellow Dot Media she has recently launched a creative consultancy aiming at creating content that target youth and popular culture.

 

Her previous role was as a Production Director at Channel 4 / The Box Plus Network. (4Music, Kiss, Kerrang, BeBox, Magic, The Box, Box Hits, Box Up Front) Where she was responsible for 5 areas of the business; programming, commercial, marketing, tv production, digital production and leads on original content for brands. Athena has driven forward numerous new shows and digital campaigns.

 

Before joining The Box Plus Network, in 2016, Witter was the former Head of ITV’s Digital Studios for Entertainment, Comedy & Drama. With a plethora of experience, past work includes, The X Factor, The Voice, Britain’s Got Talent, Love Island, I’m A Celebrity..Get Me Out Of Here, Saturday Night Takeaway, Downton Abbey, Coronation Street, Emmerdale and TOWIE.

 

Previously her experience oversaw the digital partnership for MTV Viacom and Swatch Watches, a vibrant brand and youth culture project. Other companies were Virgin, Sky were she delivered the first Battlestar Galactica behind-the-scenes red button experience. She also worked for EndemolUK where she oversaw Big Brother amongst other big tv programmes for digital execution.

 

 

Some of her achievements include:

 

  • Driving ‘Trending Live’, currently the only live youth magazine show on TV
  • Led on a yearlong campaign series, ‘Box Fresh’ supporting brand new music and emerging artists
  • Hosted a ‘Box Fresh’ live gig event at The Great Escape festival in Brighton; the first live broadcast from the festival
  • Delivered an award nominated series called I AM with River Island
  • Creating and delivering the biggest downloaded second-screen participation apps like Love Island, X Factor, BGT & I’m A Celebrity

 

With a zeal of experience in editorial strategy, production, branded content, TV, digital, VR, 360, commissioning, app development, original content, social media, marketing, budget management, live TV and integrated Digital TV propositions. She has a high level of commercial acumen and maintains extensive knowledge of the industry, understanding compliance, rights, legal and content ownership. Athena has an eye for what’s new, creative and workable in a television and digital environment.

Book today: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/up-your-ask-propel-your-business-or-career-to-the-next-level-tickets-46351970993

Lets talk about relationships – 23rd May 2018

Join us on Wednesday 23rd May at @bcaheritage for ‘Lets talk about relationships’ co-hosted by Tamu CEO of @livethreesixty & co-founder @motherhood_rx –

6.30pm – 8.30pm

Black Cultural Archives, Brixton

Join us for a relationship and self care discussion in conjunction with Ace of Jacks Radio, we are unedited and Motherhood Reconstructed

Discussion points: –

▪️Modern day dating experiences

▪️The ingredients of a successful marriage and relationship

▪️Happiness and healthy communication

▪️Expectations V reality

HOST

Tamu Thomas –  Co-Founder of Motherhood Constructed & @livethreesixty Sixty

 

Sonia Meggie – Founder of Inspirational YOU

⚫️ SPEAKERS

– – #NathanielOke Pg Dip – Director at Talking Therapy Clinic Ltd, Psychotherapist| & Trainer .

– @jahdusha V. Shines – Life Coach and Editor of Natural Hair Weekly

. – @seniornobleman Leeman Robinson – Entrepreneur, host, vlogger, marketing Professional and father of two

. – @womanonamission1  #SorayaBowen – Professional Fundraiser & Community Development Specialist

– @KandyHolgate – Life Coach & Relationship coach

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. ▪️Book: https://selfcare2018.eventbrite.co.uk

More info:

Email: info@inspirationalyou.co.uk

Info: 07545156111

Free TV training – August 2018

The Network. It’s a free intensive introduction to working in TV, for anyone looking to start a career behind the camera in the TV industry. The 60 delegates chosen for the Network spend 4 days in Edinburgh learning practical skills, getting CV advice and networking training, and attending festival sessions. Delegates are also matched up with a mentor from our mid-level talent scheme, Ones To Watch. After the scheme, we help them get paid entry-level jobs through our scheme The Network at Work.

We’re looking for people with little-to-no paid experience in the industry, who are passionate about TV. They need to be 18 or older on August 21st, and not going on to further study, as we expect them to be available to start work in the TV industry in September.

Applications close on April 27th.

There’s loads of application advice on our website: http://www.thetvfestival.com/talent-schemes/the-network/.

More information and promotional material can be found in our marketing pack: http://bit.ly/NetworkMarketing2018.

M.A.D.E (Mums & Dads Engaging) – A wellbeing and self care forum – Saturday 14th April 2018

Inspirational YOU, Father2Father & Young Mums Support Network

Presents

Mums & Dads Engaging (MADE)

Self care series

Saturday 14th April 2018

2.00pm – 8.00pm

The Village Centre, Willington Road, London, SW9 9NW

Join us as part of our relationship and self care series of discussion in conjunction with Ace of Jacks Radiowe are unedited and Motherhood Reconstructed.

2.30pm – 4.00pm: Co-Parenting – blended families, sharing & healing

Hosted by Fiona Smalls (Founder of Young Mums Support Group) &

Bernard P. Achampong (Radio Producer and Founder of Weareunedited)

  • Leah Samuel – Co Founder of Motherhood Reconstructed
  • David Mullins – Founder of Father figure for children & Family services
  • Kevin Brazant – Founder of Daddy CPR
  • Priscilla Appeaning – Founder of The Step Mums Club

Join us in an open and friendly environment to talk about your experiences and empower yourself.

Discussion points:

  • Modern day families
  • The ingredients of a successful marriage, separation and relationship
  • Happiness and healthy communication
  • Managing your wellbeing

Relationships can reduce stress and have been linked to overall improved health. Researchers have even shown that people with healthy social relationships have a 50 percent greater likelihood of survival.

But relationships are challenging – sometimes exhausting at best. People with poor relationships are more likely to suffer from depression, and loneliness is powerful enough to weaken our immune system.

4.30pm – 6.00pm: Empowered YOUth – Collective solutions and resolutions

A youth led discussion that will focus on the issues faced by young people in the UK at present.  They will also share examples of positive projects and programmes that they support.

Hosted by Ace of Jacks

  • Kenneth Oyenusi – Youth Advocate
  • More TBC

6.30pm – 8.00pm:  Bend so you don’t break – Mental health & wellbeing

Hosted by Nicola Taylor-Brown, Mental Health & Wellbeing Specialist

  • LB Brown @AlkanliveLB – Wellbeing Specialist
  • Eche Egbuonu – Author, Artist & Mental Health Advocate
  • Dr Julia Pearson – Consultant Clinical Psychologist
  • Karen Allen – Author, professional speaker & entrepreneur
  • Courtney Brown – Founder of Father 2 Father

Wellbeing and mental health is a concern for everyone, regardless of race, status, class, and power.

There are many positive steps being taking by businesses and local communities to break down the stigma and silence around mental health, but more needs to be done.

A huge part of breaking down the silence around mental health, making people feel comfortable sharing their experiences, and providing mental health care, is making sure mental health is seen as equally important to physical health. We need action from big brands, the government and people with influence to provide and advocate for mental health care.

But we also need a change in thinking on an individual level. We need to start valuing our own mental health as equally important as our physical health. That starts with the way we treat it.

Book: https://wellbeingandfamily.eventbrite.co.uk

More info:

Email: info@inspirationalyou.co.uk

Info: 07772 527 813 / 07545 156 111

Letter to my teenage self – House of Commons

 Inspirational YOU

(private event)

 supported by Heidi Alexander MP and Vicky Foxcroft MP 

International Women’s Month Masterclass for teenage girls

Women at the Top: Letter to my 15 year old self

House of Commons

Thursday 15th March 2018

Women at the Top: Letter to my 15 year old self is a celebration of female leadership and success

The panel will focus on the career paths of women in competitive professions, climbing the ladder, succeeding in business, managing their well-being and helping others.

The event is for year 9 – 11 girls only: This is fantastic opportunity to meet established and respected leaders, to network and gain tips, which may well give you the competitive edge.

Women's Month - 15th March 2018

Introduced by Heidi Alexander MP, the former Shadow Secretary of State for Health and the Labour Member of Parliament for Lewisham East. She has been an Opposition Whip since 2012.

Panel

  • Heidi Alexander MP – Labour MP for Lewisham East
  • Perri Shakes-Drayton – Olympic Athlete
  • Georgina Rowley – Partner, DAC Beachcroft LLP
  • Keri Perkins – Global Head of PR at Nando’s
  • Jacky Wright – CIO – HMRC (formerly SVP at Microsoft & BP)
  • Nia Pettit – YouTuber, Student & Speaker (500k followers)

Moderator: Sonia Meggie, Founder of Inspirational YOU

Discussion

  • What they thought about at 15
  • Visibility – why it is important for women to stand up and be counted
  • How do we get more women into senior positions?
  • What is it like in your industry?
  • How do they balance their career, personal life and well-being?
  • The importance of having a mentor and sponsor in your career
  • Read their letter to their 15 year old self

Relationship and self care discussion – Wednesday 31st January 2018

Inspirational YOU

in association with

 @AceofJacks Radio, @MFFonline_ & @weareunedited @Motherhood_RX

presents

Let’s talk about relationships – Part 2

His & Her point of view – Part 2

Wednesday 31st January 2018

6.30pm – 8.30pm

Black Cultural Archives, Brixton

Join us for a relationship and self care discussion in conjunction with Ace of Jacks Radio, we are unedited,  Motherhood Reconstructed and supported by MFFonline.

“The last discussion was really interesting, lively, fun and informative.  Men and women came together shared their perspectives, got vulnerable and had open conversations about relationships – from singledom to marriage.”

As you reflect on your plans for 2018, come along to our new year discussion focused on relationships and wellbeing.  Join us in an open and friendly environment to talk about your experiences and empower yourself.

Discussion points:

  • Modern day dating experiences
  • The ingredients of a successful marriage and relationship
  • Happiness and healthy communication

CO-HOST:

Bernard P. Achampong – Radio Producer & Digital Content Editor

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Our Co-host, Bernard P Achampong, is a corporate chameleon. He worked for six years as a problem solving engineer in Biotech and Aerospace companies. He joined the BBC in 2002 and was part of the team that launched BBC Radio 1Xtra. Since then, he has journeyed through contrasting cultures within the same organisation: from the street savvy youth brands of Radio 1 and BBC Introducing, to the more Oxbridge-friendly Today Programme on Radio 4 and BBC Proms. In 2016, he joined Coventry University’s Entrepreneurship faculty where the established culture of academia challenged everything he knew about organisations. Bernard also runs Ideas Genius Ltd.

CO-HOST:

Tamu Thomas – Co-Founder of Mother Constructed

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SPEAKERS 

Adrian Chambers – Civil Engineer and Co-Founder of Ace of Jacks Radio

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Entrepreneur, DJ, host, composer, corporate professional and father, Adrian Chambers is the founder and Co-owner of Ace Of Jacks Entertainments (a media company incorporating music, radio, tv, fashion and promotion). The organization has provided services for artists such as Horace Brown, Melanie Fiona and Eric Benet. Adrian is also a renowned professional DJ and composer whom has created over 500 tracks and worked with artists featured on the both The Voice and X-Factor. With his corporate hat on he holds a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering Design. He currently works for Ardent Consulting Engineers in which, over a period of two years, was promoted from Senior Engineer to Company Associate.

Victor Granville

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Victor Granville Author and Speaker is The Real Love Strategist. He recognised that many women and men struggle to break free from painful relationship patterns that cause heartbreak and toxicity.

He works with his clients to discover what’s stopping them from attracting the love they deserve. To easily identify if someone is available for a committed relationship, and to stop wasting time with unavailable partners.

So they can finally be in the healthy, loving, and committed relationship they’ve always dreamed of.

Victor firmly believes that attracting real love that lasts is not about trying to win love with gimmicks and tricks. But believes it is the natural outcome of creating deep internal shifts that nurture a healthy and loving relationship with oneself.

Working with Victor his clients learn how to heal the pain of the past, learn how to open their heart to love and deep trust, first with themselves and then others. Lovingly communicate their needs in ways that increase the chances of them being met. And to date with confidence knowing who they are, what they want, and how to get it.

 

Nii Odartei Evans – Actor and Continuity Announcer for the BBC 

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He has been married for five years, but has been with his wife for 17 years, they have two sons together and live in East London.  You can follow the family via their new Instagram page @forevanssake_

 

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Relationships can reduce stress and have been linked to overall improved health. Researchers have even shown that people with healthy social relationships have a 50 percent greater likelihood of survival.

But relationships are challenging – sometimes exhausting at best. People with poor relationships are more likely to suffer from depression, and loneliness is powerful enough to weaken our immune system.

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Book: https://relationships2018.eventbrite.co.uk

More info:

Email: info@inspirationalyou.co.uk

Info: 07772 527 813 / 07545 156 111

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