Welcome to momondays London! Your hosts are Paula Morand and Victoria Craig.
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Speakers in order are:
Doug Daye: Down and Not Out
Doug was a small business consultant as well as a sales and marketing trainer and public speaker. He is now semiretired and spends his time with his 4 grandkids, his Schnoodle Stanley or off riding his motorcycle. In his spare time, Doug plays pool (8ball & 9ball) competitively and for fun as well as coaching others how to play the game well. Doug’s story is entitled “Down and Not Out.” We all know strong people. However, sometimes the strongest among us are the ones who smile through silent pain, cry behind closed doors and fight battles that nobody knows about. Have you suffered from depression? Doug has! Doug will tell you how he overcame his difficulties, challenges, bankruptcy and depression to persevere and bounce back to become the positive, optimistic, person he is today.
Rita Hartley: Long Climb Back
Rita Hartley has worn many hats in her life freelance writer, bookkeeper, fitness instructor, motorcycle enthusiast, wife, mother and friend. When sudden tragedy added “widow” to the list, she took a windy path to find her own “new normal”. She has since added a few roles she didn’t foresee: mountain climber, published author, survivor and thriver. Rita is working on her second book.Rita’s story is entitled “Long Climb Back”. Rita’s husband of 25 years died suddenly and unexpectedly. Her mom had passed just 10 months prior. Then her motherinlaw, a cherished mentor, was diagnosed with cancer and her health deteriorated rapidly. Rita had businesses, properties and three teenage children to oversee while struggling with grief. She tried many therapies, but climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro became the ultimate remedy.
John FyfeMillar: No Regrets
John FyfeMiller is a lifelong Londoner. He has always been passionate about his community having served on many committees and sits on the Board of the London Chamber. He is a seasoned entrepreneur as President of LBF Media Group and in 2012 purchased the Bud Gowan Antique Building and turned it into Featherbone Place, a commercial, residential and retail space. John’s story is entitled “No Regrets”. John shares his journey of never wanting to have children but life changes our mind many times and for John it was something beautiful that he never knew he needed but has made his life richer.
Pauline DuncanThrasher: From Fear to Freedom
Pauline DuncanThrasher is a writer, key note speaker and trainer of Amazingly You. “Positively, Pauline” joined Toastmasters in 1978, married for the first time1997, retired from teaching in 2004, became a prayer chaplain at Unity of London in 2011. She loves Friday morning Zumba, camping in a tent, time with her husband Dan, her chihuahua Chipper, granddaughter Mackenzie, stepson Mark and friends. Pauline’s story is entitled “From Fear To Freedom”. Seventeen years of codependency took a toll on the mental health of mother and daughter. In this story of tragedy and triumph Pauline recalls her struggle to claim independence while battling her own depression and the mental illness of her mother. Masking moods and suppressing feelings finally gave way to an eruption that had long lasting consequences for both mother and daughter.
Melanie Rhora: Sport Flying Adventures
Melanie is a wife, mother, teacher, and successful entrepreneur. As a web designer with her own company, she helps clients build their online presence to reach their audience. She has a wonderful four year old son and will be celebrating her 11th wedding anniversary to her loving husband this month. Melanie’s story is entitled “Sport Flying Adventures”. When Melanie Rhora and her husband decided to follow their dreams and open a flight school the universe sent them on a roller coaster adventure. One young man walked in those doors and changed them all, forever.
Sunil Godse, President of Radical Solutions Group Inc., has been a business consultant for over 19 years. He has authored two books, “Fail Fast, Succeed Faster.”, illustrates stories of failures and lessons learned by over 250 business executives. “Gut!” explores the nature of intuition: what it is, how to trust it, and how to use it to achieve success in every aspect of your life. Sunil’s story is entitled “Intuition Strikes.” Like a bolt of lightning, intuition strikes and in an instant, lives are changed forever. Have you ever wondered why intuition helps you make the right decision at the right time, or why ignoring your intuition so often leads to disaster? Sunil Godse reveals how not trusting his intuition emptied his bank account with marriage expenses looming and how trusting it rebuilt his career and finances.