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August 2018 - Newsletter Video Blog Summary

August 2018 - Newsletter Video Blog Summary

August 2018

This August I travelled to the UK to attend the third part of the Social Entrepreneurship Programme in London and Cornwall with the Badiri Academy and the School for Social Entrepreneurs London and Cornwall.

Many thanks to the NAMA and SSE's teams for their support.

 

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Badiri Social Entrepreneur Academy, NAMA and School for Social Entrepreneurs Scholarship Programme 2018 organised in

 London and Cornwall, the United Kingdom

 

 

The Good Hotel, Excel Marina,

Royal Victoria Docklands, London

 

The Good Hotel - Sustainable Tourism in London visited July/August 2018

The Good Hotel - Sustainable Tourism in London visited July/August 2018

The scholarship programme was held at the Good Hotel which was previously used as a Dutch prison.

 

Excel Marina view of the O2 Arena London - Day 1 Badiri Academy BSEP Programme and SSE London August 2018

Excel Marina and view of the O2 Arena London

 

 

Badiri Academy and SSE ladies take a walk The Excel Marina - Sustainable Tourism in London visited July/August 2018

Badiri Academy ladies take a walk around Excel Marina -

Sustainable Tourism in London visited July/August 2018

 

 

 

Day 1, 30th July 2018 with Alistair Wilson CEO of  of the School for Social Entrepreneurs London and Vegard Olsen of The Coaching Partner 

at The Good Hotel

Day 1 SSE Bag and Gifts at The Good Hotel 30th July 2018

Day 1 SSE Bag and gifts at The Good Hotel 30th July 2018 

 

Our first day was full of surprises, we all received a gorgeous School for Social Entrepreneur bag full of gifts from social enterprises based in London and the UK.

Many thanks to Sweet Cavanagh, Harry Spectre, Change Please Coffee, Bees Wax Candles and Miss Macaroons for their generosity.

Day 1 SSE Gifts - Miss Macaroon provided at The Good Hotel 30th July 2018

Day 1 SSE Gifts - Miss Macaroon box at The Good Hotel 30th July 2018 

 

Day 1 SSE Gifts - Harry Specters Chocolates at The Good Hotel 30th July 2018

Day 1 SSE Gifts - Harry Specters Chocolates at The Good Hotel  -

30th July 2018 

 

 Day 1 SSE Gifts -Change Please Lucy's Blend Coffee at The Good Hotel 30th July 2018

Day 1 SSE Gifts -Change Please Lucy's Blend Coffee at The Good Hotel

30th July 2018 

 

Recipient of a Sweet Cavanagh bracelet in my SSE gift bag August 2018 London UK

Sweet Cavanagh Bracelet

 

Recipient of a Sweet Cavanagh bracelet in my SSE gift bag August 2018 London UK

 

We were privileged to meet with the CEO of SSE Mr Alistair Wilson for our first witness session, 

Sadly, I don't have any photographs of him. We learnt about his life and how his failures had encouraged to him to operate successful businesses.

I think the most prominent and important question I understood from his presentation was what can go wrong with your business and how it can fail?

I think we should always think positively but its important to understand what can go wrong and prepare for those difficult questions and prepare accordingly.

Our first expert session was interesting and challenging. We were introduced to Mr Vegard Olsen a life coach who gave reason to explore our hearts, minds and souls and answer those life long questions 'Who You Are, Your Purpose and Your Why?'

 

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 Day 1, WHO AM I? Session with Vegard Olsen at the Good Hotel, London - July 2018

Day 1, WHO AM I? Session with Vegard Olsen at the Good Hotel, London -

30th July 2018

 

Day 1, WHO AM I? Session with Vegard Olsen at the Good Hotel, London - July 2018

Day 1, WHO AM I? Session with Vegard Olsen at the Good Hotel, London -

30th July 2018

 

Day 1, question cards, Session with Vegard Olsen at the Good Hotel, London - July 2018

 Day 1, question cards, Session with Vegard Olsen at the Good Hotel, London - 30th July 2018

 

 

Day 2, 31st July 2018 with Reetu Sood Social Enterprise Consultant and

Naomi Mwasambili, CEO of Chanua

Day 2 and our expert session was thoroughly enjoyable one. We met social business consultant Reetu Sood who introduced us to the Social Business Canvas.

I've started to use mine and hope to post a photograph of it at different stages until it is completed.

Later in the afternoon we met with the ambitious and lovely Naomi Mwasambili CEO of Chanua.

Naomi was so passionate about mental health and supports many different initiatives around the world. She is truly an inspirational lady.

 

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Day 2, Expert Session with Naomi Mwasambili at the Good Hotel, London - July 2018

Day 2, Expert Session with Naomi Mwasambili at the Good Hotel, London -

31st July 2018

 

Day 3, 1st August 2018 with Jennifer MacKay

CEO of Jump Training & Development

and

Life Coach and my Mentor Jo van Osch,

CEO of Soulfully Connected

Day 3 began with a lively and interactive expert session with Jennifer MacKay.

Jen taught us how to present our social enterprises using our voice, body, words and passion.

WE were all asked to answer and present a question to the group in a short speech form.

My question was 'What makes female entrepreneurs successful?'

I think I answered the question well as feedback was positive.

I must practice using my fingers for the 1, 2, 3 breakdown of points.

During the afternoon we travelled on the Emirates Airlines cable cars. As someone who suffers from vertigo I completed the task by singing on the way and back.

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In the evening we had dinner with our respective mentors and shared our stories.

I spent over 3 hours talking with Jo. She is an exceptionally gifted life coach and NLP trainer.

Jo Van Osch who resides in Birmingham, UK.

Jo has established her business Soulfully Connected over a period of 20 years.

 Day 3 - BESP and SSE Course, Jo van Osch signing my fairtrade guest book - August 1st 2018 Good Hotel London, UK

 Day 3 - Jo van Osch signing my fairtrade guest book - August 1st 2018,

the Good Hotel London, UK

 

I look forward to our 3 sessions together and hope to learn more about Jo and her business.

 

Day 4, 2nd August 2018 Visit to Stour Space,

 talk with Director Juliet Can and expert session with

Lee Robinson Evaluation and Research Manager at SSE

Day 4 was an exceptionally long and hot where we were given a talk about Stour Space by the lovely Juliet Can and introduced to Theory Of Change by Lee Robinson.

We also enjoyed a boat ride along the Olympic Park.

The evening ended with dinner with colleagues at the School for Social Entrepreneurs which I did not attend because my shoulder was playing up and was sore.

Stour Space, Hackney Wick, London

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 Day 4 Visit to Stour Space, Hackey Wick, London, Director Juliet Can presentation about Stour Space - 2nd August 2018

Day 4 Visit to Stour Space, Hackey Wick, London - 2nd August 2018

 

Day 4 Visit to Stour Space, Hackey Wick, London - 2nd August 2018

Day 4 Visit to Stour Space, Hackey Wick, London - 2nd August 2018

 

 Day 4 Visit to Stour Space, Hackey Wick, London, Beautiful Canvas - 2nd August 2018

Day 4 Visit to Stour Space, Hackey Wick, London, Beautiful Canvas

2nd August 2018

 

Day 4 Visit to Stour Space, Hackey Wick, London Poster 1 - 2nd August 2018

Day 4 Visit to Stour Space, Hackey Wick, London - 2nd August 2018

 

Day 4 Visit to Stour Space, Hackey Wick, London, Director Juliet Can presentation about Stour Space - 2nd August 2018

Day 4 Visit to Stour Space, Hackey Wick, London, Director Juliet Can's presentation about Stour Space - 2nd August 2018

 

 Day 4 Visit to Stour Space, Hackey Wick, London, Lee Robinson's presentation about The Theory of Change - 2nd August 2018

Day 4 Visit to Stour Space, Hackey Wick, London, Lee Robinson's presentation about The Theory of Change - 2nd August 2018

 

 

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Day 5, 3rd August 2018 at The School for Social Entrepreneurs, London, UK expert session with Janie Wilson

Day 5 began with an intensive ALS session with Isabelle, Sally, Amy and expert Janie Wilson.

We worked in our groups and I chose to share my issue with my peers.

We will be joining 3 other ALS sessions over the coming months.

Day 5 SSE Head Office London, UK, Our First ALS session - 3rd August 2018

Day 5 SSE Head Office London, Our first ALS session 3rd August 2018

 

 

Cornwall

The ArtHouse, Falmouth

Corella Huges owner and curator of the beautiful ArtHouse Falmouth, Cornwall stayed August 2018

Corella Hughes owner and curator of the beautiful ArtHouse Falmouth, Cornwall stayed August 2018

 

The Arthouse Living Room, Falmouth stayed August 2018

The Arthouse Living Room Falmouth, stayed August 2018

 

Sabeena Ahmed at the beautiful ArtHouse Falmouth, Cornwall stayed August 2018

Sabeena Ahmed at the beautiful ArtHouse Falmouth, Cornwall

August 2018

 

The Arthouse Dining Room,, Falmouth stayed August 2018

The Arthouse Dining Room, Falmouth stayed August 2018

 

The Arthouse Garden, Falmouth stayed August 2018

The Arthouse Garden, Falmouth stayed August 2018

 

 

A visit to Pendennis Castle and Falmouth

beach, Cornwall, UK

 Najat at Pendennis Castle visited 5th August 2018

Najat at Pendennis Castle visited 5th August 2018

 

Day 6 - SSE Cornwall Sabeena Ahmed with Ayesha and Najat at Pendennis Castle Falmouth visited August 2018

 Sabeena Ahmed with Ayesha and Najat at Pendennis Castle Falmouth visited 5th August 2018

 

A visit to Falmouth Beach with my sister Irem and the ladies - August 2018

A visit to Falmouth Beach with my sister Irem and the ladies - August 2018

 

 

Day 6, 6th August 2018 at The School for Social Entrepreneurs, Cornwall, UK

Interactive session with Tracey Roose Chief Executive of Age UK Cornwall

and the Isles of Sicily and

expert session with Steve Neale Creator of the Limbic Performance System

 

The SSE Cornwall team - August 2018

The SSE Cornwall team and Tracey Roose - August 2018

Day 6 we were introduced to the SSE Cornwall team and Tracey Roose Chief Executive of Age UK Cornwall and the Isles of Sciliy was our witness expert.

What a lovely bunch of compassionate ladies.

 

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Tracey Roose CE of Age UK Cornwall and the Isles of Sicily witness session with BSEP and SSE Cornwall - Aug 2018

Tracey Roose Chief Executive of Age UK Cornwall and the Isles of Sicily witness session

 

 Tracey Roose Chief Executive of Age UK Cornwall and the Isles of Sicily witness session presentation

 Shared Purpose Quote - Seth Carguilo

'Shared purpose goes way deeper than vision and mission, it goes right into your gut and taps some part of your primal self. I believe that if you can bring people with similar primal purposes together and get them all marching in the same direction, amazing things can be achieved.'

- Seth Carguilo

 

Tracey Roose Chief Executive of Age UK Cornwall and the Isles of Sicily witness session presentation pic 2

How many NOs should you be seeking to get?

2% of sales are made on the first contact

% of sales are made on the second contact

% of sales are made on the third contact

% of sales are made on the fourth contact

% of sales are made on the fifth to twelfth contact

 

Tracey Roose Chief Executive of Age UK Cornwall and the Isles of Sicily witness session presentation pic 3

 Think BIG!

'I think the key

is for women

not to set limits.'

 

Steve Neale - Creator of the Limbic Performance System at SSE Cornwall August 2018

Steve Neale - Creator of the Limbic Performance System

 

Steve Neale - Creator of the Limbic Performance System Diagram - SSE Cornwall August 2018

 The Limbic Performance System Diagram

 

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Day 7, 7th August 2018 at The School for Social Entrepreneurs, Cornwall, UK

Expert session with Louise Treacher Founder of 4George Ltd and

witness session with Tim Van Berkel Director of The Cornish Seaweed Company

 

Louise Treacher Founder of 4GeorgeLtd's presentation about sustainable income model streams

Louise Treacher Founder of 4GeorgeLtd's presentation about sustainable income model streams

 

Louise Treacher Founder of 4GeorgeLtd's presentation about sustainable income model streams

Social Entrepreneurs - Seth Godin

'It's tempting to reserve the new term 'social entrepreneurs' for that rare breed that builds a significant company organized around the idea of changing the culture for the better.

The problem with this term is that it lets everyone else off the hook. The prefix social implies that regular entrepreneurs have nothing to worry about, and that the goal of every un-prefixed organization and project (the 'regular kind') is to only make as much money as possible, as fast as possible.

But that's not how the world works.

Every project causes change to happen, and the change we make is social. The jobs we take on, the things we make, the side effects we cause—they're not side effects, they're merely effects. When we make change, we're responsible for the change we choose to make.

All of us, whichever job or project we choose to take on, do something to change the culture. That social impact, positive or negative is our choice.

It turns out that all of us are social entrepreneurs. It's just that some people are choosing to make a bigger (and better) impact than others.

It's a spectrum, not a label.'

- Seth Godin

 

Louise Treacher Founder of 4GeorgeLtd's presentation about sustainable income model streams

Louise Treacher Founder of 4GeorgeLtd's presentation about sustainable income model streams and types of finances and income

 

Louise Treacher Founder of 4GeorgeLtd's presentation about sustainable income model streams

Louise Treacher Founder of 4GeorgeLtd's presentation about pitching your business to funders

 

Louise Treacher Founder of 4GeorgeLtd's presentation about pitching your business to funders

DO THEY CARE?

Evidence of need

What you are going to do

What impact will you have

Why I should care?

 

Tim Van Berkel of The Cornish Seaweed Company visits SSE Cornwall August 2018

Tim Van Berkel Director of The Cornish Seaweed Company visits SSE Cornwall August 2018

 

Tim Van Berkel of The Cornish Seaweed Company promoting his best selling products visits SSE Cornwall August 2018

Tim Van Berkel of The Cornish Seaweed Company promoting his best selling products visits SSE Cornwall August 2018

 

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Day 8, 8th August 2018 at the EDEN PROJECT, Cornwall, UK

expert session with Dan James Development Director at the Eden Project UK Cornwall,

expert session with Charlotte Young and a private tour of the Eden Project with Dan Ryan

Day 8 Visit to the Eden Project, Dan James Director of Development presentation

Dan James Director of Development at the Eden Project

 

 Day 8 Presentation by Dan James Director of Development at the Eden Project - BSEP and SSE Cornwall visited August 2018

Context

 

Day 8 Presentation by Dan James Director of Development at the Eden Project visited by BSEP and SSE Cornwall August 2018

The Eden Story

 

Day 8 Presentation by Dan James Director of Development at the Eden Project visited by BSEP and SSE Cornwall August 2018

Eden on Prescription

 

Day 8 Presentation by Dan James Director of Development at the Eden Project visited by BSEP and SSE Cornwall August 2018

Deep Roots New Shoots

 

Day 8 Presentation by Dan James Director of Development at the Eden Project visited by BSEP and SSE Cornwall August 2018

It's Great Outdoors

 

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Photo Gallery

The Eden Project Tour with Dan Ryan, Group pic- BESP Academy visited August 2018

The Eden Project Tour with Dan Ryan - BSEP Academy visited

August 2018

 

The Eden Project Tour with Dan Ryan, Sunflowers - BESP Academy visited August 2018

The Eden Project Tour with Dan Ryan, Sunflowers - BESP Academy

visited August 2018

 

The Eden Project Tour with Dan Ryan, Sabeena and Najat - BSEP Academy visited August 2018

The Eden Project Tour with Dan Ryan, Sabeena and Najat - BSEP Academy visited August 2018

 

The Eden Project Tour with Dan Ryan, statue - BSEP Academy visited August 2018

The Eden Project Tour with Dan Ryan, statue - BSEP Academy

visited August 2018

 

 Eden Project Tour with Dan Ryan - BESP Academy visited August 2018

The Eden Project Tour with Dan Ryan - BSEP Academy ladies,

visited August 2018

 

The Eden Project Tour with Dan Ryan Entrance to the Rainforest Biodome- BSEP Academy ladies visited August 2018

The Eden Project Tour with Dan Ryan Entrance to the Rainforest Biodome-

BSEP Academy ladies, visited August 2018 

 

The Eden Project Tour with Dan Ryan, the Rainforest Biodome- BSEP Academy ladies visited August 2018

The Eden Project Tour with Dan Ryan Entrance to the Rainforest Biodome-

BSEP Academy ladies, visited August 2018 

 

The Eden Project Tour with Dan Ryan, large waterfall - BSEP Academy ladies visited August 2018

The Eden Project Tour with Dan Ryan, large waterfall - BSEP Academy ladies, visited August 2018 

 

The The Eden Project Tour with Dan Ryan, murial - BSEP Academy ladies visited August 2018

The The Eden Project Tour with Dan Ryan, murial - BSEP Academy ladies,

visited August 2018

 

The The Eden Project Tour with Dan Ryan, the lily pond - BSEP Academy ladies visited August 2018

The The Eden Project Tour with Dan Ryan, the lily pond - BSEP Academy ladies visited August 2018

 

Best wishes to all the ladies on the program, may your ideas thrive and flourish.

Sabeena X

 

Further Reading and Links

NAMA

Badiri Academy

School for Social Entrepreneurs

Harry Specters

Sweet Cavanagh Jewellery

Change Please Coffee

Miss Macaroon

Bees Wax Candles

Vegard Olsen - The Coaching Partner

Reetu Sood - Social Enterprise Consultant

Naomi Mwasambili - Chanua

Jennifer MacKay - Jump Training & Development

Jo van Osch - Soulfully Connected.co

Stour Space

Janie Wilson

The Good Hotel

School for Social Entrepreneurs Cornwall

The ArtHouse

Pendennis Castle Falmouth

Charlotte Hill

Tracey Roose

Steve Neale

The Poly Falmouth

Louise Treacher - Founder 4GeorgeLtd

Tim Van Berkel - The Cornish Seaweed Company

Charlotte Young

The Eden Project




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