Puran Prem Kaur, also known as Emma Martin, is a Kundalini Yoga teacher (level 1, i-SKY), teaching Yoga and Meditation in the London Borough of Bromley. Committed to making the life-changing practice of Yoga accessible to everybody, she also has a Yoga for All qualification, as well as a Foundation Certificate with the British Wheel of Yoga.
Donna Whitbrook is an experienced corporate consultant, people developer and coach.
Her extensive corporate background spans finance, training, consultancy, performance improvement, governance and strategy.
She has held senior positions in Banking and Finance and Board level positions in the Public and Third Sectors. Her key strengths being turn around of underperformance, service delivery and relationship management.
Donna is passionate about helping businesses to transform the performance of individuals and teams enabling them to reflect the brand values of the organisation and to create outstanding customer service.
She believes that, in today’s world of work, being competent and doing a really good job is simply not enough. Today we have to have the ability to create impact and maximise our personal presence in order to be positively memorable. Being a brand ambassador for our business and being able to engage with others confidently in order to build successful, professional relationships is key to outstanding performance.
Ginny Carter is a nonfiction book ghostwriter and writing coach. She’s ghosted books on a wide variety of topics, from HR to phobias, some of which have been taken on by major publishing houses. They all have one thing in common: they’re bringing their authors visibility, credibility, and bookability. She’s also the author of the award-winning e-book The Business Book Outline Builder, which lays out the five key steps for creating the perfect outline.
Communication has always been Ginny’s thing – she worked in marketing for 21 years, including 3 years as a freelance social media manager. By posting and tweeting on behalf of her clients she learned how gifted she was at capturing their voices. So she decided to put her natural writing ability to more substantial use and help them write their books instead.
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 Project Future 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.
Anna Meller is the UK’s leading work re-balance expert. She works with ambitious professional women seeking to balance corporate career with family life. Based on 25 years’ coaching and consulting experience Anna has developed the PROPEL model which forms the heart of this book and which is designed to empower women to make choices that work for them and their employers. So they progress their careers and their employers retain key talent.
Anna has an MSc in Occupational Psychology, is a Chartered Fellow of the CIPD and a founding member of the BPS Division of Occupational Psychology’s working group on work-life balance. Her early working life involved a series of line HR roles mainly in Financial Services.
Celia left a senior role in the NHS after frustration and work-related stress made her question her life and became the springboard to start her own business.
Over the next few years she transformed a neglected hill farm in Bolton into a multi award-winning wedding and events venue – The Wellbeing Farm.
She unites savvy business understanding with a passion for self-development that can’t fail to inspire you to transform your own life.
Karen Skidmore has achieved what most coaches and consultants feel is impossible; to create a profitable, flexible and fun business which enables her to run an international coaching and consulting business around her family, health and wellbeing.
Karen resigned from her corporate career in 2004 to start up on her own on the same day her eldest daughter started school and never looked back. Over the past 14 years, she has created a variety of scalable income streams and run her business on a number of different coaching business models, including a hugely successful membership site, created and sold dozens of different online courses and group programmes, with prices ranging from £30 to £15,000.
Her mission is to give every small business owner a plan and a process to grow their business, without burning out along the way.
Louise Wiles and Evelyn Simpson are the creators of the Thriving Abroad programmes, Relocation Ready and Thrive designed to support expatriates as they navigate the transition experience and create expat lives they love.
Louise and Evelyn’s expatriate experience totals over 40 years. They have relocated as employees, expat partners and parents. Using their experience as expats, coaches, personal development professionals and trainers their mission is to support and empower international assignees and their partners to proactively create lives abroad which align with corporate/organisational objectives.
Louise and Evelyn began working together in 2012 when they researched the experience of over 300 expat partners located around the world. The resulting “Career Choice and the Accompanying Partner Surrvey Report”, was nominated for an Expatriate Mobility Management Award (EMMA) in 2012 by the Forum for Expatriate Management. Their work has been published in the International HR Advisor, Expat Focus, Expatica, Expat Careers and on their own blog at ThrivingAbroad.com. They have presented on Global Mobility topics at conferences around the world.
Alison Jones is founder of Practical Inspiration Publishing, helping businesses with something to say create superb books that are deeply integrated with their wider platform, and host of The Extraordinary Business Book Club.
A veteran of the publishing industry, she worked for 25 years with leading companies such as Chambers, Oxford University Press and Macmillan (she was Director of Innovation Strategy at Palgrave Macmillan until she left to set up a pioneering new partnership publishing model in 2014). She also provides executive coaching, consultancy and training services to publishers and regularly speaks and blogs on the publishing industry, is a board member of the board of the IPG and Head Judge of the Business Book Awards.
Her weekly podcast, the Extraordinary Business Book Club, is essential listening for writers and readers of extraordinary business books.