Meet the MNC Managers
Emma is the Emsworth and Havant manager. She has been a member since 2012 and jumped at the chance to join the team when the managers role became vacant. She runs a number of businesses, as she does not believe in putting all your eggs in one basket and is happiest stepping out her comfort zone embarking on new challenges. She set up Live Well Coaching in 2008 and since then has been helping others make positive changes to their life, business and health with a totally holistic approach. Her health and wellbeing coaching can be combined with Herbalife Nutrition which helps her clients not only improve their health but look and feel fantastic. She also runs a successful property portfolio including a 4 star holiday cottage in Westbourne near Emsworth. Prior to being self-employed she was a sales manager, coach & mentor for a large blue chip pharmaceutical company.
Her passions are health and wellbeing, helping others and her local community. She enjoys keeping fit in the great outdoors; cycling, running with her dogs and spending as much time as possible in and around Chichester harbour either on the beaches, in a boat or her kayak (quality ‘me time’). She is mum to her son Sam and wife to Charles and enjoys a busy family and social life striking the balance between work and play.
Liz is our Enfield Town Manager. She is a life coach for teenagers/young adults and a workshop facilitator working with organisations who work with parents or young people. Liz has also worked in secondary schools as a mentor and coach working with those who are angry, unfocussed, easily influenced or needing to plan for their future career.
Liz loves living in North London with her partner Richard and daughter Eve. Liz is originally from Dorset and has been in London since her 20’s working in advertising and design until she realised that she was in the wrong profession and retrained as a life coach specialising in young people in 2002.
Her daughter Eve has accompanied Liz over the last 3 years and has literally grown up with Mumpreneurs Networking Club. Liz at one point earnt the honour of the “most travelled MNC member” by attending the three London groups regularly and visiting Portsmouth, Brighton and Horsham too. She has enjoyed (most of the time) bringing Eve to the meetings, and if it hasn’t gone to plan, it’s not a judgmental meeting to say “I think I am going to take her home”……
Liz is well connected in North London having been networking since she started her coaching business. Liz is passionate about supporting parents who are in business and that is the main reason for setting up her own MNC in Enfield. When not working you can find Liz roller-skating round local parks whilst Eve scooters or at a child friendly rave in fancy dress (with funky green ear defenders for Eve) or pottering around in her garden.
Lesley is our MNC Brighton and MNC Hove Manager, she is a solution focused therapist with a background in nursing, social work and medical sales.
A keen supporter and member of MNC she became manager of the Hove group in April 2016. Her aim is to ensure that members benefit both professionally and personally from the group.
Lesley lives in mid Sussex with her twin teenage daughters and various 4 legged friends.
Marian is our Fareham manager and brand new to MNC. Having attended the Emsworth branch in the spring, she was inspired by the camaraderie but unable to attend further due to work commitments.
She is new to the area, having relocated from West London in February 2016, so is keen to make new connections and is looking forward to becoming involved in the community. She lives in Widley with her partner Lee and cat Esme. She is a devoted mum to three children in their twenties, Natalie, Chloe and Rory.
Marian is a qualified reflexologist specialising in babies, pregnancy and women’s health problems and offers a mobile service within a 20 mile radius, also currently working out of a salon in Wickham. In addition to reflexology she also offers Hopi ear candling and Natural face lift massage. Marian is also building and looking to expand her MLM business with “Neal’s Yard Remedies Organic” and strives to educate people about natural organic alternatives.
Her passions are her family and dancing and Saturday night is her ‘me time’ watching Strictly. She also enjoys gardening, reading about natural health and eating.
In the past she has been a secretary to a PTA, served 10 years as a treasurer to a scout group, ran the mess tent at family camp for 40 plus people, helped run a mum and toddler group and more recently, been a “Taxi dancer” at Ceroc where she welcomed and helped new dancers practice their steps and overcome their nerves. Marian says “I am so excited about this new chapter of my life and cannot wait to welcome you to our amazing new venue”.
Jess is the manager of the Shoreham branch. She has been a Health Kinesiology practitioner for 12 years and works from the beautiful Tree of Life clinic in Hove.
Previously she enjoyed a career in legal advice working in a housing charity for over 10 years. Now, having three young children Jess fully appreciates the flexibility of being self employed whilst being able to work one to one with people of all ages, using Kinesiology to improve their health and wellbeing. Combining techniques from traditional Chinese medicine and the modern world each session is unique, and gentle muscle testing allows direct communication with the body and mind.
Jess feels truly blessed doing this alongside her world outside work – with the joys, craziness and noise her three children bring each day. Having gained so much in her time as a MNC member Jess is fully embracing the role of Shoreham Manager, bringing people together to support and learn from each other, forming exciting business collaborations, as well as true friendships and enjoying the buzz and energy of the monthly meetings.
Suzie is our Lewes Manager. Much of Suzie’s working life has been in recruitment. She started her career working for Government Job Agencies, before moving to the private sector. Here she worked her way up to Manager for a large Regional Recruitment company working in various locations across the South East. Suzie for the last 10 years of her career was a Regional Manager for this company responsible for 9 Recruitment offices across South East England, with some 25 members of staff reporting directly to her. In this role she leant how small and medium sized companies run from a business end and what is required for companies to succeed from a management view point.
Some 10 years ago Suzie met her husband Justin and soon after, moved from Surrey to Lewes where she now lives. Quickly following this move came the birth of her twins Justie and Darcey who are now 9 years old.
With these changes in Suzie’s life she gave up her career in recruitment to concentrate of the twins. Some 4 years ago looking for a way back into the job market, yet maintaining a balanced home life, Suzie was introduced to Utility Warehouse which not only offered the challenge she looked for but also provided the flexible working hours to fit a happy home life. Suzie continues to develop a successful business with Utility Warehouse, helping many people make more personal, better and more affordable long term decisions on home utilities.
Suzie said… “What I liked most about recruitment was the high level of people content, networking and communication skills which were required to be successful. Understanding people’s needs and matching these to life opportunities motivated and still motivates me today. This is why I wanted to take on and develop the Lewes Branch of Mumprenuers. To share my life experiences and learn from others theirs. After attending and looking at a number of other networking groups I found Mumprenuers the most friendly, helpful, supportive and idea provoking.”
Jenni is our Horsham and Haywards Heath Manager. Being part of Mumpreneurs has seen Jenni’s business flourish and has increased her confidence, given her a complete makeover and has changed her whole outlook on life. The positivity, encouragement and enthusiasm she feels in the room at each meeting is incredible. So after being a member for well over a year, and the Horsham Manager’s role was offered to her, she simply couldn’t refuse.
Jenni is a Mum of 7 year old Alfie and she loves the flexibility of being self employed. She is an independent distributor for Utility Warehouse and has recently been promoted to Team Leader. Jenni has had the honour to help a few disabled and vulnerable people recently who were being charged far too much by the big boys. She sat down with them and explained how Utility Warehouse can lower their bills, give them exactly what they need to make a difference to their lives with great understanding and support. The relief on their faces was priceless.
After obtaining a Maths Degree, Jenni’s first career was in the Actuarial and Pensions Software Industry which proved extremely successful and she was made a Director of the Company at age 34. Jenni had always followed the traditional career path of school, sixth form, university, career and had reached her goals at an early age. At this point Jenni realised that she wanted something more from life and spent the next 18 months living in Gran Canaria, reliving her youth, and working as a waitress. On returning to England Jenni was determined to follow a career that was more service orientated and has not been back into an office since.
Mumpreneurs allows Jenni to put her organisational and managerial skills to great use, helping others to promote their businesses, and at the same time increasing the profile of her own.
Jeannette is our Southampton Manager. She has been involved in MNC in one guise or another for several years now. She won an award for Sussex Woman of the Year for her charity and fundraising efforts back in 2014. Which was hosted at Fontwell by this lovely networking group of women and she has been lurking ever since!
She used to live in Worthing, but 3 years ago moved to Southampton. She became an independent sole trader for a company called Wikaniko in 2017 and her passion for the environment has steadily grown ever since. She wanted to make sure her grand-daughter would be able to see wild animals where they are meant to be. She do not want to change the World but make a few ripples……
Jeannette was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, MS, about 15 years ago. This was a major life changing moment for her. She could have withdrawn and felt that her World had ended, but instead she became more determined to focus on what she could still do, rather than what she couldn’t.
Since being an MNC member she has made many great friends and collaborations. She knows that amongst fellow members there is always someone who can help her out. She is really looking forward to being able to expand the MNC westwards and step in to the realms of Southampton!
Kate is our manager for Arundel and Littlehampton and Worthing. Having been a member of MNC since 2013, Kate is well known across the West Sussex groups and can usually be found behind her trusty camera, capturing the action at meetings and events. Having become self-employed in 2003 rather than returning to full-time employment in the banking sector following the birth of her son, Ollie, Kate has had a varied working life. Her roles have covered being a registered childminder, a virtual assistant , a personal stylist, event co-ordinator and an active volunteer with both local and national charities.
Kate’s passion throughout all of these roles has been her love of photography and in April 2017, her passion became her job, with the birth of Kate Henwood Photography. Her job title is “creator of magic and memories” – which really sums up what Kate loves to bring to her photography. Kate’s speciality is candid photography – capturing moments when people don’t even realise you are taking a photo!
Based in Worthing, West Sussex, Kate’s hobbies include theatre, films and spending time with friends. She shares her home with her son Ollie, crazy border terrier Cookie and cats, Bolly and Pickle.
Liz is our Chichester Manager. Initially her husband Andy attended MNC on behalf of their company, but Liz took over about a year ago. Liz has enjoyed the groups so much and the connections that she has made that Liz has decided to roll her sleeves up and get more involved as a manager.
Liz trained as a nurse and worked within the NHS, in many different roles for 34 years but in 2017 retired. As a nurse Liz trained in London under a more traditional training but over the years has obtained a degree in Health and also her Masters in Public Health.
Liz now runs their company ARISE with Andy, and they help people save money on their family and business bills. Liz’s main focus, from their business, when at MNC is supporting people to plan their funeral. Having seen people, whilst nursing, needing to plan a funeral for their loved one has led Liz to get people talking about death. Often a taboo subject. Planning ahead reduces the financial and emotional stress. Liz’s professional manner and personality allows this to be a supportive and positive experience.
Liz and Andy have 7 grown up children and one grandchild between them and live on Hayling Island with their Yorkshire Terrier Hattie. There is always lots going on in their lives and they enjoy getting out and walking, meeting up with friends and enjoying a slower pace of life than when they both worked in the corporate world.
Liz is passionate to see people achieve in their business and brings many skills to MNC. These are from her NHS days as well as having been a single Mum to 4 children for many years juggling life, a degree and 2 jobs. Liz’s believes in helping others and in so doing believes that you see the returns in bucket loads.