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

Relationship and wellbeing discussion – Tuesday 12th December 2017

Inspirational YOU

in association with

 @AceofJacks Radio, @MFFonline_ & @weareunedited @Motherhood_RX

presents

Let’s talk relationships

His & Her point of view

Tuesday 12th December 2017

6.30pm – 8.30pm

Black Cultural Archives, Brixton

“Healthy relationships enable us to be who we are,” says Mary Jo Kreitzer, Ph.D., R.N., Director of the Center for Spirituality & Healing. “They nurture us and they help us grow. They help us become better people.”

As you reflect on 2017 and plan for 2018, come along to our end of 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:

  • His and her point of view – Communication
  • The misunderstanding – Translating words and actions
  • Why I married my partner
  • What parenting means to me
  • Why my relationship did not work out
  • My experience of dating
  • The work / life balance

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 – 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.

Obi James – PCC, ORSCC, Team Development & Executive Relationship Coach

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Obi James, (CPCC, ORSC) is a certified Relationship Systems Coach who specialises in helping couples to create positive and collaborative relationships. She gained her post-graduate coaching qualifications through the Center for Right Relationships and Coaches Training Institute, both accredited by the International Coaching Federation (ICF).

Elliot Rae – Founder & Editor in Chief Coach of Music, Fatherhood & Football

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Elliott Rae has been married for four years and has a beautiful 2 year old daughter. He’s a big advocate for open communication in relationships and pre-marriage counselling.

He’s also the founder of www.musicfootballfatherhood.com, the parenting and lifestyle platform for men. Elliott has written on diversity and inclusion issues for established platforms like The Independent and regular speaks about issues affecting men and fathers.

Hobbies? Not surprisingly, Elliott enjoys music, football and fatherhood!

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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://letstalkrelationships2017.eventbrite.co.uk

More info:

Email: info@inspirationalyou.co.uk

Info: 07772 527 813 / 07545 156 111

Bend so you don’t break – Mental Health & Wellbeing discussion

Saturday 23rd September 2017

4pm – 6pm

The Village Centre, Willington Road, SW9 9NB

Bend so you don’t break

Mental Health and wellbeing discussion

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.

Kelechi Okafor – Actress and Founder of Kelechnekoff Fitness Studio
Kelechi is an actress, personal trainer and an instructor of Pole dance as well as Twerk.
In September 2016, Kelechi opened her own studio as a way of highlighting the faces and bodies that are often erased within mainstream fitness culture.  Kelechi uses her classes and the workshops that she facilitates as a vehicle to move women towards an unbreakable relationship between their mind and body.

Some may refer to Kelechi as a “twerk and fitness guru” which she wholeheartedly embraces, but ultimately Kelechi sees herself as a professional Baby Girl and a Benz Punany Womanist. Inextricable descriptions of her insistence on carefree black womanhood.

Lisa Bent – Counsellor, Commentator & Founder of Self Central

Lisa Bent is a Counsellor, Commentator and founder of Self-Central. She is also a former TV presenter and Radio Presenter. Lisa’s first hit the screens in 2003 when she interviewed UK artist Lemar shortly after his appearance in Fame Academy and went on to host and facilitate numerous events in London venues such as, The British Museum, BFI and ICA.

In 2011 she founded Self-Central and let go of Deeper than Twitter in order to create a space that enables people to take control and move forward. In the same year she won a Future 100 Award, sponsored by Ernst and Young which highlights social entrepreneurs of tomorrow. The concept of Self-Central is to own and accept who you are to be all that you are. Lisa firmly believes Self-Awareness, Self-Acceptance and Self-Love are the foundations of this. Who we are is central to everything and through different mediums she nudges people into their own self-exploration, strengthening, empowering and transforming from the inside-out.

Tevin Vassell – Poet and Presenter

 

Patrick Vernon – Director of Black Thrive (mental health charity)

 

Patrick Vernon OBE is Black Thrive’s first Director. He will be responsible for ensuring that Black Thrive excels at delivering a vision that black communities thrive and improve their mental health and wellbeing by being supported by relevant and accessible services in Lambeth

 

Patrick brings a wealth of experience, he is an associate member for the Department of History of Medicine at Warwick University, Non-Executive Director of Camden and Islington Foundation Trust, a Clore Fellow, film maker and cultural historian and founder of Every Generation and the 100 Great Black Britonscampaign. He is also a patron of two charities, Santé, a charity which aims to improve asylum seekers’ rights and health access particularly mental health access and ACCI, a black mental health charity in Wolverhampton.

 

Patrick’s former roles include Chief Executive of Afiya Trust, Health Partnership Coordinator for National Housing Federation, Committee member of Healthwatch England, advisory board member for Time to Change, ministerial advisory group member for mental health and member of the independent Metropolitan Police inquiry on Mental Health and Policing.

More info:

http://www.ClaphamFest.eventbrite.co.uk

info@inspirationalyou.co.uk

call 07772 527 813 / 07545 156 111

The Village Pop Up and Autumn festival – 23rd Sept 2017

Saturday 23rd September 2017

2pm – 9pm

The Village Pop Up and Festival

Inspirational YOU, The Village, Ideas Genius and Ace of Jacks

Join us for the Autumn edition of our bi-monthly Pop Up monthly, debate and showcase.
Come and join us as we welcome local talent and performers. This will be a day of talks, shopping, heritage, arts, family and wellbeing.

Throughout the day enjoy fresh refreshments, the best in local art, craft and clothing stalls, books, children’s activities, face-painting, live music, and discussions.

Discussions

2.30pm – Natural hair and self care

Inspirational YOU proudly present the third instalment of their natural hair and well-being series.

For black women across the diaspora, the choice of how one wears their hair is at times more than simply a personal choice. Often, it’s rife with social and political implications that can have a profound impact on all aspects of one’s life.

This series is a forum for all to come together and discuss the beauty and visibility of natural hair.  The Black hair care industry is worth £88 million and as utilising the rise of social influencers to reach a new audience.

This panel of industry influencers will discuss hair maintenance, wellbeing, hair stories, style options, professional experiences and reflections on the importance of self care in an inclusive and lively environment.

Lance Lowe – @UndergroundHairdresser – Salon based in Notting Hill

Vicki Igbokwe – Creative Director of Uchenna Dance

4.00pm – Bend so you don’t break (mental health & wellbeing discussion)

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

Host – Tamu Thomas from Motherhood Reconstructed

Kelechi Okafor – Actress and Founder of Kelechnekoff Fitness Studio

Lisa Bent – Counsellor, Commentator and founder of Self-Central

Tevin Vassell – Poet and Presenter

7.00pm – Live Acoustic Show

Artists

Mr. Working @officialjr100 – Musician, Songwriter and Actor

Valentina @Valentinamusic_ – Singer and Songwriter

Poetic Impact @Poetic_impact

Janaishia Wade @theangelsings – Singer

SJ Soulist – @sjsoulist – Singer, rapper

Ella CR – Artist

Tickets: http://www.claphamfest.eventbrite.co.uk

Summer Pop Up Market – 23rd September 2017

Inspirational YOU, The Village, Ideas Genius and Ace of Jacks

Presents

The Village Pop Up Market, Wellbeing discussion 

and Live acoustic showcase

Saturday 23rd September 2017

2.00pm – 9.00pm

Join independent makers and designers who are selling:

Clothing | Jewellery | Accessories | Arts | Natural skincare and beauty | Homeware | Books

Our pop up shop is an opportunity for you to experience handmade and high quality from independent brands.

Music on rotation by

Ace of Jacks

Throughout the day enjoy fresh refreshments, the best in local art, craft and clothing stalls, books, children’s activities, face-painting, live music, and discussions.

Discussions

2.00pm – Hair and growth – Hosted by TBC

4.00pm – Bend so you don’t break (mental health & wellbeing discussion) – Hosted by Bernard P. Achampong 

Mental Health and wellbeing discussion

Speakers: TBC

This panel of industry influencers will discuss wellbeing, self care and the support available for those who need assistance with mental health.  We will reflect on how to notice the signs and care for family and friends in an inclusive and friendly environment.

6.00pm – Music and networking – TBC

7.00pm – Live Acoustic evening

info@inspirationalyou.co.uk

To trade: http://bit.ly/SeptemberTrader

Come and hear about The Village CIC and their plans for this new community space.

More info:

Email: thevilageldn@gmail.com

Call: 07772 527 813 / 07545 156 111

http://claphamfest.eventbrite.co.uk

Summer Pop Up Market, mental health debate and acoustic evening – Saturday 29th July

Inspirational YOU, The Village, Ideas Genius and Ace of Jacks

Presents

The Village Pop Up Market, Wellbeing discussion 

and Live acoustic showcase

Saturday 29th July 2017

2.00pm – 9.00pm

Join independent makers and designers who are selling:

Clothing | Jewellery | Accessories | Arts | Natural skincare and beauty | Homeware | Books

Our pop up shop is an opportunity for you to experience handmade and high quality from independent brands.

Music on rotation by

Ace of Jacks

 

  • 4.00pm – 6.00pm (Booking required)

Mental Health and wellbeing discussion

Speakers: TBC

This panel of industry influencers will discuss wellbeing, self care and the support available for those who need assistance with mental health.  We will reflect on how to notice the signs and care for family and friends in an inclusive and friendly environment.

7.00pm – 9.00pm (Booking required)

IY LIVE! 

Come and hear about The Village CIC and their plans for this new community space.

More info:

Email: thevilageldn@gmail.com

Call: 07772 527 813 / 07545 156 111

http://summerpopup2017.eventbrite.co.uk

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