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Advance your Wellbeing is a finalist in the Innovative Business of the year Midlands Business Awards 2017.

After a robust process from an indepth application and interview by a panel of highly recognised business people/professionals we are in the final. Marie said ” It has taken us over 6 months, to get this far and we are delighted to be in the final” she went on to say ” She is proud to be recognised as a innovative new business and being born and bred in the Midlands makes this award even more special”

Find out how Marie get on when the awards are announced in February 2017.

 

 


Marie tells you about what she has planned for Advance your Wellbeing and more about herself.

Hi, I’m Marie Jenkins , In February 2015 I set up Advance Events Ltd and what an exciting whirlwind of a first year in business it was. It had not been without challenges but when you take the decision to set up in business accepting those challenges and how you rise to them reflects whether your business is going to be around for years to come. That’s why in February 2016 we decided to re-brand to Advance your Well being. We hope you like it!

The main rational for the change was to recognise the whole focus and aim of the business was to improve Staff Well being within the Social Housing Sector.DSC_2777

Following a career in Social Housing I suffered from poor mental health as a direct result of not taking responsibility for my own Well being. I was massive overweight and I saw my mental health spiral to the depths when I considered taking my own life. Health & Well being of the nation is a massive concern with obesity levels ever increasing but I want to inspire hope, that if I can transform my life, by starting a new business that was completely alien to me, loose weight and regain a positive mindset, then everyone is capable of doing the same. Believe me!

Prior to Housing,  I developed my passion for customer excellence, whilst working in Hospitality.I recognised that if the customer is enthusiastic about you and your service, you gain personal benefits & your well being improves.

I started my career in the care industry and recognised the value of people from every walk of life & embraces individuality.

I work with different personalities within social housing sector to develop well being strategies or improve your current approach through Consultancy,  Training workshops, Corporate Events and Well being Walks which introduces you to the concept of Mindfulness. We also launched our first E-Learning bite size course at the end of the summer 2016 on Emotional Intelligence. This is a topic that goes hand in hand with having positive mental health.

I believe’s that given the right mindset, determination and resilient personality you can achieve your ambitions. Who said the skies the limit?

I am a married mother of 3 and embraces life and all opportunities. I am a keen cyclist and love to hit the off road trails &  I love to travel home and abroad, I am passionate about our VW Transporter.

I believe “All ambitions are achievable, once you remove your own barriers to success!”

Having left school with low academic results, I am passionate about the importance of learning & education. I have taken the decision to return to education and I  started Uni in September 2016. Your never to old to learn! We also work with the local Universities to offer Intern Opportunities to provide positive opportunities, we have a number of students that are currently working with us on special projects. We would like to take this opportunity to Thank the Universities for their continued support.

As well as completing my Entrepreneurship Degree, I am working towards my GOLD Worcester Award(Employability award, including volunteering and paid work) and I am a StAR (Student Academic Rep).

In 2015 I managed to loose a huge amount of weight going from a size 20/22 to a healthy size 12. So what’s next for me in my bid to face my fears and challenge my mind set, I would like to cycle John O’Groats to Lands End  and Europe ultimately, so I need to improve my fitness levels. 2017 will see lots of cycle challenges including the Caledonia Way from the East Coast of Scotland in Inverness to the West Coast at Fort Williams. Climb up Snowdon and hopefully Ben Nevis.

 

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Marie at her Annual Conference. Always clowning around.


 

 

 

 

 

 

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