Town Hall, Bethnal Green By Becci @one.busy.mother
It may have been a rainy, grey, most wintery June day ever, but that didn’t stop us mamas mega mingling today, and what a mingle it was !
Jenny welcomed us all with her newly highlighted do (it looked gorge by the way Jen ) and reminded us that regardless of instagram following or fame, we are all as important as each other and that today’s ‘panel’ was not really a panel, but mums like you and me, who are grabbing opportunity and making an impact on the world with their coaching and knowledge in public speaking, leadership skills and dynamic listening.
First to grab the mic was the beautiful Shardine, having hot footed it to London all the way from Manchester, this pink suited little beauty had us all thinking about the connections we were making and what we would do with these new found relationships after today. Encouraging us to connect and to see the potential relationships in the room. Shardine had us all mingling with confidence to just be ourselves, owning who we are, speaking our truth and not to be afraid. The time is now for us and we need to just do it, make that first step, be who you want to be. If you ever need any tips or coaching for public speaking with ease, Shardine is your girl. She’ll have you oozing confidence and owning your fine self in no time at all !!! I’ve already contacted Shardine and I can’t wait to learn more.
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Next up was the lovely Caz, passionate that we all need to remember that Motherhood holds its own value, it’s a huge act of leadership and we must remind ourselves that we are bringing up the next generation. That’s a pretty impressive job right?
Under Caz’s guidance, we sat, and grounded ourselves with our feet firmly on the floor and put ourselves in to a safe bubble of comfort and positivity. Saying only kind, supportive things to ourselves and silencing our inner critic. Understanding that she is there to protect us, but knowing also when to tell her to be quiet. Reminding ourselves that we are GREAT mums, strong and confident, we are good enough and can move forward in life with determination. Trusting ourselves and letting our inner leader guide us.
Caz has teenagers down to to tinies and I could relate to her on so many levels with the juggling act of different stages of childhood, and how feelings, emotions and development change family dynamics. What is important for us is that we learn to set clear intentions and know our value, we are advocate for our own children after all. Self care is a PRIORITY and should be enjoyed, guilt free. We have to look after ourselves. Caz .... can we have a coffee soon, I need to hear more of your soothing words of wisdom!
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The lovely Karen of @hudini.coaching finished off our morning teaching us the art of DYNAMIC LISTENING. This is something that I needed to hear, sometimes when my brain is running over a million things, I’m guilty of not actually listening to someone and valuing the conversation I am having. Learning to breathe, respect and let them finish. I have set a myself a goal to practise this, we have so much to learn from each other. I want to take it all in. So feel free to talk to me anytime. I’m all ears.
Karen asked us where we all want to be and together we chatted about this, in fact you couldn’t shut us all up as usual at a MM when we are given the chance to chat :)
I just want to finish off with my thoughts of today,
I LOVE being around you ladies, meeting you all, hearing your stories, being inspired by your greatness, ideas and opinions and obviously seeing your beautiful faces. I leave every MM lifted and happy, knowing that I can’t wait to see you all again at the next one and a whole load of new faces too. What a mega mingle it was. What a great opportunity for us all to meet and support each other. Wishing you all a fab week and see you soon, until then let’s connect, I love a dm :)
Amazing pics as always by the fab @kellyreevesphotography