How to Be Unapologetically Yourself with Soniamarie Palmer, HR Expert & Wedding Planner

Well hello! Welcome to the show where I'm chatting with Soniamarie Palmer, who runs two businesses - Soniamarie Loves a wedding planning business here in the UK, and Event HR using her 19 years of corporate experience to support wedding and event businesses manage their people. This woman is ON IT!

So many people switch off when it comes to paying attention to business stuff like managing finances, HR, Legal support and yes, even SEO. But these are vital areas to invest in if you want your business to grow. What I particularly enjoyed is how Soniamarie uses her natural confidence to really bring out the best in her brides and her people management skills, she is completely unapologetic about being herself, and I love that.

Chatting with Soniamarie, her passion really comes across, as she says “People are her passion because without people, there is no business.” She’s incredible open and honest, and is hugely supportive of us all treating our businesses like businesses rather than expensive hobbies (which let’s face it, does happen!)

In this chat, Sonia talks about supporting businesses to get the most of their people, how reducing stress is totally possible and how to use Instagram as a B2B business which can be quite tricky.

Sonia also shared how she starts off each day with a key question (you’re going to love this one, because I did!) how she achieves her goals and how her two businesses of wedding planning and event HR support each other to grow.

Sonia's official bio:

Soniamarie is an entrepreneur who owns and runs two successful businesses in Human Resources and Wedding Planning. Event HR is a HR consultancy providing services to the wedding & event industry and, Soniamarie Loves is a wedding & event planning business.
 
She has worked in HR for over 19 years up to senior level for both private and public sector companies across 5 industries in the UK and USA. Over the last six years, she has worked solely for herself running the HR consultancy while also turning her passion for wedding and event planning from what was initially a 7 year, into a paid hobby into a successful business in the last 3 years.
 
She holds a BA Hons in Human Resource Management, an Level 7 Advanced Professional Diploma in Employment Law, is CIPD (Chartered Institute of Personnel Development) qualified with membership and is a Professional Member of the UK Alliance of Wedding Planners.

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Thanks again Soniamarie, it was so much fun to chat with you and find out more about how you run your business.

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Thank you again Soniamarie, it was so much fun to chat with you!

Links:

Website: www.eventhr.co.uk
Facebook Group: People & Business 
Instagram: www.instagram.com/event.hr

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Maddy Shine

Gin & Magic: Top Tips on running an award winning wedding florist business with Emma Soulsby

Well hello! On today’s show we have an award winning wedding florist, the simply incredible Emma Soulsby. Emma is determination personified as well as being an incredibly down to earth and funny person.

In just two years she has completely rebranded herself into a luxury florist brand as well as launching an online flower school - AMAZING!

I knew she would have a lot to say about the faith, resilience and determination it takes to make a business work successfully, how to use Instagram as a powerful shopfront, as well as fascinating insights on prioritising self care AND SO MUCH MORE!

In her own words, "I love making my clients' dreams come true through creating unique installations."

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Thanks again Emma, it was so much fun to chat with you and find out more about how you run your business.

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Find out more about Emma here:
www.instagram.com/emmasoulsby
www.emmasoulsbyflowers.com

For Emma Soulsby Flower School:
www.instagram.com/emmasoulsbyflowerschool
www.emmasoulsbyflowerschool.com

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Gin & Magic: Top Tips on running a successful Wedding Photography Business with Kari Bellamy

Well hello! On today’s show we have a brilliant guest - the fantastically funny Kari Bellamy, a successful London wedding photographer for some years now so I knew she would have a lot to share about how to make it work, recognising your expertise, how Kari attracts 50% of her bookings through SEO, how she manages her busy schedule and some fantastic top tips on self care (and mac and cheese!) AND SO MUCH MORE!

In her own words, "I work with brides and grooms that are passionate about their wedding photography, helping them in any way I can to ensure they are going to throw an amazing party for their family and friends."

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Thanks again Kari, it was super fun to chat with you and find out more about how you run your business. If you agree, please don't forget to hit subscribe, like the video and leave a comment.

Find out more about Kari here:
Website
Instagram
Chua & the Bell YouTube channel

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Maddy Shine

Female Entrepreneur YouTube series Gin & Magic: The Balancing Act and Playing the Long Game with Charlotte Argyrou from Craftist in Residence

Exciting! On today’s show we have the most charming guest on today’s show - the lovely Charlotte Argyrou from Craftist in Residence.

Charlotte is a botanical illustrator but she is also elegant, funny, and the adult I want to be when I grow up, so I was particularly keen to get her into my home for a chat with me.

In today’s show we talk about managing our time better, the opportunities that blogging and have afforded Charlotte, her brilliant Supper Club concept as well as how collaboration has been key, how to manage the balancing act between Mum Life and Boss Life and the key to playing the long game.

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Thanks again Charlotte, it was so interesting finding out more about your business. If you agree, please don't forget to hit subscribe, like the video and leave a comment.

Charlotte's links to check out:

Find out more about Charlotte here:
https://www.charlotteargyrou.com/
https://www.instagram.com/craftist_in_residence/
https://www.facebook.com/craftistinresidence
https://www.pinterest.co.uk/argyrouillustration/

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Maddy Shine

Female Entrepreneur YouTube series Gin & Magic: Living your passion with Ania Witwitzka

I am delighted to be joined today by Ania Witwitzka, an incredible Swedish artist and entrepreneur, making beautiful pieces of art and teaching other women how to do the same. I've been lucky to know Ania for some years, and we have grown our businesses together, so I am particularly delighted that she has joined me today. I was fired up about her eagerness to show how to demolish the stereotype of the struggling artist, how she works with women to discover their innate self confidence and so much more. So, if you’ve always wondered how to break out of the struggling artist stereotype or if you’re just curious to learn how she runs her business from her studio in Stockholm then listen up as you’re in for a treat I could listen to her voice all day! If this has your interest piqued, then do go and check out the interview.

In today's show we talk about the power of human potential, self confidence, understanding who her target client is and where to find them, the power of relationship marketing and playing the long game. What I love about Ania is her ability to phrase what she wants to say so beautifully, powerfully and passionately. Her willingness to go beyond any and all limitations we put on ourselves is truly inspiring.

Thanks again Ania, it was so interesting finding out more about your business. If you agree, please don't forget to hit subscribe, like the video and leave a comment.

Ania's links to check out:

Her art:
https://www.aniawitwitzka.com/
https://www.facebook.com/aniawitwitzkaartist
https://www.pinterest.se/aniawitwitzka/
https://www.instagram.com/aniawitwitzka_art/

Her artist courses:
https://shinethroughart.com/?lang=en
https://www.facebook.com/shinethroughartinsweden/

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Maddy Shine

Female Entrepreneur YouTube series Gin & Magic: Fearlessness & Courage with Brighton Lace

I am thrilled to be joined today by Louisa Crosby, the founder of Brighton Lace, an all-woman ethical lingerie label dedicated to making feel-good underwear that doesn’t cost the earth. I've been lucky to know Lou for some years, and we have grown our businesses together, so I am particularly delighted that she has agreed to be my first ever Gin and Magic interviewee. I learned so much about how she runs her boutique business in Brighton so I just know you're going to enjoy this interview.

In today’s show, we talk about how Lou started Brighton Lace, what it takes to run a business, the power of growing a community online, the power of Pinterest (ahem quick plug for my Pinterest course) the importance of self care, what a Rolodex of Love is and why it's a good idea to have one, the fearlessness it takes to run a business, and the courage it takes to show up online!

Thanks again Lou, it was so interesting finding out more about your business. If you agree, please don't forget to hit subscribe, like the video and leave a comment.

Lou's links:

Website: www.brightonlace.com

Instagram: www.instagram.com/brightonlace

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BrightonLace/

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.co.uk/BrightonLace/

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We'll be back again next week with the next female entrepreneur interview for Gin & Magic! But in the meantime, if you're wondering what this is all about, take a look at my blog all about "Why did I create a YouTube channel?"

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Maddy Shine