Rachel Bonkink is no ordinary yoga teacher. She holds a Masters Degree in Commercial Sciences and a long corporate career as an operational director. She has studied Traditional Chinese Medicine and has been a life coach for over 10 years.
She specializes in organizing and hosting the most amazing yoga retreats, from Costa Rica to Scotland, from France to Morocco, leading groups, teaching yoga and relaxation in stunning locations and inspiring people to embed the principles of yoga into their everyday lives.
From the very start of her own yoga journey, the philosophy of yoga resonated with her more than any individual asana, or posture. She has continued to read, study and train to deepen her knowledge of yoga and meditation.
Between retreats she lives in rural Morocco, where she can be found by the beach writing, studying and enjoying life, doing the things that she loves the most.
Rob Hatch brings a unique blend of knowledge and background in the field of Human Development with his experience as a successful business leader and executive coach.
His weekly newsletter is read by tens of thousands of individuals all over the world. His personal style and ability to incorporate the latest research, as well as stories and lessons from his daily life and others, serve as a dose of weekly wisdom and inspiration.
As a speaker, trainer, and coach, Rob works primarily with business leaders and teams, guiding them through critical transitions in their organization.
An experienced leader, from his foundational experience supporting Early Childhood professionals to his executive experience in organizations large and small, Rob also served as the executive director of a successful non-profit organization and was nominated to chair a critical legislative sub-committee, crafting legislation for children with Special Needs.
Rob lives in Maine with his award-winning photographer wife, Megin. They have four children and spend most of their time encouraging and supporting them as they pursue their passions.
Louise Lloyd is a mindset and wellbeing coach. Through speaking engagements, coaching, and The Inspired Zone Podcast, she helps people to hack stress, limits, and lifestyles. Louise is on a mission to stop stress and fear getting in the way of people realising their potential.
From CEOs and business owners to coders, scientists and PAs, her practical and effective approach helps people to overcome the challenges they face. She leads sessions for global senior leadership programmes, helping leaders to maintain presence and focus amidst pressure.
Having ridden for Great Britain during her career as a professional event rider, Louise knows what it takes to handle pressure and to navigate life’s inevitable ups and downs, and her background in teaching yoga, meditation and breath practices informs her understanding of the simple and transformational tools that she shares today.
She has helped thousands of people to overcome fear, anxiety and limiting mindsets, enabling them to take back control of their life and go for their dreams.
Lucy Werner is a PR expert and founder of The Wern, a specialist communications consultancy and training hub for startups, entrepreneurs and independent brands. She has worked with top emerging business talent such as Jimmy’s Iced Coffee, The Marshmallowist and Vinyl Me, Please. She also consults for innovation, marketing and other public relations consultancies on their go-to market strategies, raising CEO profiles and developing thought leadership.
Lucy uses her own profile to demonstrate how other small businesses can do their own publicity. She regularly speaks on all aspects of publicity at events like Economy of Hours, General Assembly, Mothers Meetings and Work.Dot Life.
She has been featured in Stylist magazine, Telegraph Connect, Guardian Small Business, Gorkana, Huffington Post, Mother & Baby magazine, Absolutely Mama and PR Moment, and has written a 10-day e-learning course for Highbrow on “How to get press for your business”. She was recently awarded finalist in “Growth Business Enabler” from Startups.co.uk.
Active on all major social channels, Lucy has a fast-growing and active user base on Instagram – @wernchat – where she focuses on delivering free tips and tools for small businesses and entrepreneurs looking to learn how to do their own publicity.
Rob Kerr has applied project management best practice in a range of industries throughout his career, helping to bring brilliant products and services to market.
He launched his own project management consultancy in 2014 and has been reviewing and expanding his offering ever since.
He has written Make Yourself Unemployable to ensure that others aspiring to be their own boss have the confidence to test their ideas and make it happen.
Rob believes that everyone should be empowered to create the best life they possibly can for themselves, and that critical analysis in the planning phase is vital to prospects of success.
Originally from Essex, UK, Rob lives in London with his wife and two children.
Peter Comber is the inventor of the Collaborative Creativity methodology and founding partner of Atstrat, a company providing Collaborative Creativity services to the healthcare industry.
An expert in applied creativity, with 35 years of professional experience that also includes a deep understanding of qualitative research, strategic planning and international marketing and management, Peter has unique practical knowledge of the power of group creativity.
Over the last 7 years Lucy-Rose Walker and Gayle Mann have been involved in the start-up, growth, and eventual sale of Entrepreneurial Spark. At its peak they had 13 hubs across the UK supporting over 600 entrepreneurs at any one time. They experienced their own “misadventures’ growing that business, as well as those of the 4000 entrepreneurs they worked with. They realised that no-one really talks about the realities of running your own business from an emotional perspective, so they decided to share their own experiences and those of others to help all those on the entrepreneurial journey.
Nick Suckley is widely regarded as one of the UK’s leading entrepreneurs in digital media.
Over a 20-year period, Nick has launched four digital specialist businesses and sold three of them, most recently his multi-award-winning digital media consultancy, Agenda21, to Be Heard Group Plc for £12m.
Early on, he launched Media21 as one of the UK’s first digital media agencies and sold it to Grey London at the height of the dot-com boom just 18 months after its formation.
He was a founding investor in digital creative hot shop Glue London (which sold to Aegis Group in 2005 for £14m) and he launched and incubated DataShaka, an analytics software business where he was instrumental in securing several rounds of VC funding from Seedcloud Ventures.
Nowadays, Nick is a much sought-after consultant for media and technology entrepreneurs and C-level executives, advising them on opportunistic corporate build strategies and how to avoid the costly mistakes frequently associated with rapid growth and a changing marketplace.