Women that inspire and motivate me

Running a business isn’t easy – running 2 businesses often means I’m juggling many tasks at the same time.

To me time is precious. How can I be successful both in work and pleasure? How can I be a good wedding planner, successful business woman, loving wife and encouraging Mum? This over the last 13 years has been my biggest challenge.

A lot of my success is down to the wonderful support network I have surrounding me, so this post is saying thank you to them.

Chanelle Segerius-Bruce

Social media feels like a full-time job! Crazy to think that this didn’t exist when I launched my business in 2002.  In order for me to concentrate on the running of my business and planning fabulous celebrations for my clients, it was imperative my team of business support grew.

Although I still write all my articles, I now send them to Chanelle who schedules them on my blog and promotes across social media. Huge release of my time!

Website: www.segeriusbruceservices.com
Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/segeriusbruce/
Twitter: http://twitter.com/SegeriusBruce
Instagram: http://instagram.com/SegeriusBruce
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/SegeriusBruceServices

Inspirational Women | Dream Occasions

Polly Alexandre

At the start of this year, I undertook a 3 month coaching programme with Polly. Although my business was running fabulously well, I felt I was losing focus on my personal life. Polly is an acclaimed wedding photographer who really does live the life of her dreams. Working with Polly we made many changes, putting a new support team in place for Dream Occasions and working on my vision board for the future. I’ve already accomplished many of the items on my vision board, the biggest of which is hopefully moving house this summer (fingers crossed everyone).

Website: http://pollyalexandre.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/polly.alexandre.9
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/polly_alexandre/

Inspiring Women | Dream Occasions Unknown-1

Sandy Moretta

I feel privileged to have such a wonderful business partner in the UKAWP such as Sandy. Although she recently relocated to Jersey, we frequently have skype meetings to work out plans for the UKAWP. I couldn’t ask for a better business partner, but more importantly a close friend.  Now if only I could arrange a business trip to Jersey I’d be content!

Website: https://www.ternevents.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TernEvents/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/tern_events
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ternevents/


Sarah Hutchinson

One of the major items Polly and I put into place was hiring a P.A. Since Sarah started with me this spring, my life’s been transformed. Not only does she manage my diary for both Dream Occasions and the UKAWP, she’s here to manage my home life as well. How did I ever cope without her?!

Members of the UKAWP

Not completely women, but I love all the members of the UKAWP. We freelance for each other, pass on referrals and generally support each other. Such a wonderful community of like-minded businesswomen (and men).

Website: http://www.ukawp.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/UKAWP/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/ukawp

Photo Credits:
Sandy Moretta: Rebecca Fennel Photography // Chanelle Segerius-Bruce: Segerius Bruce Photography // Polly Alexandre: Wendy Yalom Photography

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  1. Natalie Lovett on 4th July 2016 at 12:40 pm

    …and it’s ladies like you, Bernadette, that inspire me!

    • bernadette on 4th July 2016 at 1:00 pm

      ahh bless you, thanks Natalie 🙂

  2. Sandy Moretta on 7th July 2016 at 2:45 pm

    You are so kind and thoughtful my lovely x

  3. Caroline Trehiou on 10th July 2016 at 2:04 pm

    I have only know Sandy for a few months, we met just before she moved to our magical Channel Islands where she has already made a big impact with her beautiful personality and extremely professional enthusiasm! I haven’t had the pleasure of meeting Bernedette yet but I am sure once she can make that ‘business trip’ to Jersey I will get to meet her. I own a bridal boutique in Jersey so Sandy and I have the footings of a fabulous friendship and business linked partners! Lots of love and happy lives to all you inspirational women. Caroline xx

    • bernadette on 11th July 2016 at 11:06 am

      I’ll be sure to pop in and say hello as soon as I can fit that “business trip” in 🙂

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