Diary of an #Eventprof

A Journey from Sales Manager to Events Manager


Personal Development

How to get heard: The anatomy of power games (Leaders Plus, Part 1)

How can I get my voice heard returning to work as a new parent, and how has being a parent changed my leadership approach? Continue reading “How to get heard: The anatomy of power games (Leaders Plus, Part 1)”

Networking isn’t working

I received a message this week from a Senior Event Manager at a very large corporate, who shall remain anonymous, asking for more information on EWL. Continue reading “Networking isn’t working”

A Review of the Year

Well how was it for you? 2016 I mean, how was it for you really?

My 2016 was pretty good, the first official year as a fully re-qualified event marketer. First official year as director of EWL Club. Last but by no means least, first official year as a new mum! Continue reading “A Review of the Year”

How do you maintain a work life balance?

I read a great CIM blog post this week that really resonated with me – particularly having a new business and a new family member to take care of – about maintaining the work-life balance.

It got me thinking about how, as event professionals and marketers, do we balance home and office, family and colleagues, play and work? It’s certainly not easy, but more and more we are being told that it’s not only healthier it’s good for business too. Continue reading “How do you maintain a work life balance?”

Mentoring, what’s in it for me?

It’s been a wee while since my last post, but then I have been slightly busy of late. The birth of my little girl has kept me pretty occupied, yes that’s right I am now an event mum! Continue reading “Mentoring, what’s in it for me?”

Lessons from Leaders!

“It’s not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is most adaptable to change.” – Charles Darwin. Continue reading “Lessons from Leaders!”

A Lesson in Event Management!

Last month I delivered my first major event project, Retail Recharged, a half day conference and networking event for the retail and retail technology communities on the 20th October. Continue reading “A Lesson in Event Management!”

It’s the Start of a new Chapter…

Well what a fantastic six months I’ve had on this little journey of rediscovery I’ve embarked on, and it’s fantastic to announce that I have reached the first milestone!  Continue reading “It’s the Start of a new Chapter…”

An Intermediate’s Guide to Networking!

What type of networker are you? Do you love going to networking events and work the room like a bull in a China shop or are you the type of person that would rather hide yourself away in a dark cupboard than mix with a room of potential strangers? Continue reading “An Intermediate’s Guide to Networking!”

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