A bit about Michele!
Michele Ibbs has been known as “The Networking Queen” for some years now. Having first started networking back in 2007 when she founded I’m Your P.A., Michele networks nationally with 4 Networking and BoB Club. Previously Michele has worked as and Area Director with BNI and a team member of the Property Investors Network. Networking is an art Michele has a real passion for, when used correctly networking can give a massive return on investment. Networking should be fun, it is net WORK not net-sit or net-eat and effort has to be put in to it to build those all important profitable relationships. Michele loves to share contacts, support fellow networkers and teach those all important networking skills that have helped her to develop I’m Your P.A. If you need support in developing your network, why not take a read of some of Michele’s articles – or even drop her a line or a call. A chat with The Networking Queen could make a massive difference in your networking experience
Having spent the week looking after an old man with dementia, one thing that became very obvious was that they needed more day to day support, however that comes at a price – or does it? Please meet Rachel Cope from Who Pays 4 Care. As we get older many of us will find ourselves with loved ones who need care – but who pays?! The Department of Health National Framework for NHS Continuing Care and NHS funded Care 2012 states “if a patient’s principle need for care is a health need, that care should be funded by the NHS”, irrespective of how wealthy or not that person may be” It has been estimated that at least one in four people who pay for their own care should not be doing so, and this is where Rachel comes in. Rachel and her husband have a great success rate on charead more
I first met Martin a few years ago through 4Networking, he was a freelance journalist, often under pressure, but aren’t we all?! A lovely man, not fat, seemed to have a decent lifestyle, but we never know what stress is in someone’s life. In December 2013 whilst crossing a busy street in Tamorth, Martin suffered a stroke, he also just missed being hit by a bus at the same time. The paralysis to one half of his body was instant and he used the “good” side of his body to crawl across the road to safety, where a local shopkeeper came to his rescue and immediately called an ambulance. Within minutes the paramedics were by Martins side and immediately recognised the symptoms of a stroke. Martin believes that his life-changing stroke was a direct result of working long….read more
I’m a massive believer that every business owner needs to have a mentor or coach to work with them. Over the years we have worked with different coaches and each time made some progress. Over the last two years, working with Doug D’Aubrey of Executive Training and Consultancy we have grown the business by 112% and that’s not all!read more
Holidays are important to us all, we have to take a break to recharge our batteries, but we also need to look after ourselves in between and make sure we are fit for those holidays, how do we do that? Please welcome Pinky Pal Linda Hill…read more
The HR Dept Every so often you come across a real gem in networking and that’s exactly what happened to me a few years ago when I walked into a 4N meeting. At the time my HR consultant had just announced that she was retiring. I remember the meeting well, I was introduced to a lady called Denise Waite who ran The HR Dept Wolverhampton, she was fun, friendly and professional all at the same time. I got talking to Denise and arranged a 1-2-1 for later that week. When Denise and I sat down I realised she had the same matter of practical attitude as my retiring consultant and I just knew we would work well together – that must be four years ago now…read more