I'm here to help businesses articulate themselves well in writing.
I'm a Trainer and Mentor not a Copywriter.
I'm here for those who have a writing goal and need a little guidance to reach it.
I want the people I work with to learn to love their own words, so I would never write for them.
I mentor entrepreneurs on blogging and writing a book, empowering them to embrace their words, transitioning from entrepreneur to influencer, through great writing.
My career has followed a path of adult skills training. First, working in HR, then working with long term unemployed people, and since 2010, working with small businesses.
After a short spell overseas, I rediscovered my love of creative writing, and published my first novel in 2013.
In 2015 I started my own consulting business, bringing my world as a business trainer and my world as creative writer together.
I'm now a blogger and have 4 fiction titles and 3 non-fiction titles published (and counting).
I work with entrepreneurial leaders who want to write for themselves and do it well to grow their business. I won't write on your behalf, but I will equip you with the tools and confidence to do it for yourself.
If I can’t help, I will refer you on to someone who can.
By being a mentee with me, my clients will create a library of work they can be proud of and can use in a multitude of ways throughout their business, growing their portfolio and influence.
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I believe in the power of small business – especially female led businesses - to change the world.
Our words hold great power and I’m here to help people set them free.
"I had an unexpected opportunity to work 1-to-1 with Amy this morning, and have come away with so many useful nuggets to think and act on. I have quite a lot of experience blogging and marketing my business, but Amy was still able to give me some really helpful tips at a deeper level still – very interesting and I have come away happy, challenged, and with a true sense that my goals are actually possible! Thanks, Amy, hope we meet again soon."
Recommended by Lizzie Everard
"Lovely atmosphere and clear presentation at Amy's 'Blogging for Business' workshop. Helpful tips on both technical aspects and finding inspiration - thanks Amy!"
Recommended by Alex Bowring
"Having seen it featured in one of Amy's latest blogs, I recently completed the online content calendar course. As other people have stated, it was ideal for what I needed. Succinct, visually engaging and with clear tasks to follow up offline, it was a great example of online learning that I could fit into the working day. It provided plenty of food for thought, and consequently, I've already incorporated some of the ideas into not just content planning but how I see my business in general. Thanks Amy!"
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What's the most enjoyable thing about your work?
The freedom of owning my own time, and meeting lots of awesome and inspiring people.
What is your vision for your business?
I believe in the power of small business to change the world for the better, and I want to help others embrace the joy of writing and the power of their story to help them grow. Much as I adore Bristol, my wanderlust is always brewing away under the surface - I want the freedom for myself and my husband to live and work anywhere we choose.
If you could give one single piece of advice to a new start up business, what would it be?
Ask for help! Don't try to do it all yourself, just don't. Use skills trades in the early days until you can build up some revenue then be prepared to pay for the right help to move forward. Put your own wellbeing and personal development front and centre in your business, because, without you, there is no business!
Which business person or company do you admire most and why?
The author in me loves JK Rowling. In business (it's a bit cliche) Richard Branson.
Which one phrase or quote sums up your attitude to business life?
Remember, baby steps & There's no evidence to suggest that life is serious'
What made you join WMB and how do you plan to make the most of the network?
The first few months of my business was figuring out what I do, for who and why. The last year has been building my network. I've done lots of free networking and knew it was time to put my money where my mouth is and invest in a supportive network. I've been in the network for a couple of years now. I've made new friends and most of my new business now comes from this network.
What do you do at week-ends?
Family time. My husband and I hang out together, enjoying city life. I often write at weekends and experiment in the kitchen or the garden!
If you were stranded on a desert island, what 2 luxury items would you take?
I'd never go anywhere without notebooks and pens.
What book are you currently reading?
Non-fiction: On Writing By Stephen King Fiction: Orphan X by Gregg Hurwitx. I like to have a non-fiction and a fiction on the go. A bit of business a bit of pleasure!
What book(s) would you recommend?
Non-fiction: The Storytellers Secret by Carmine Gallo Fiction - of course, my own books ;) - The Sheridan and Blake Adventure Series: Book 1 - The Bronze Box Book 2 - Solomon's Secrets Book 3 - Gabriel's Game, Part 1, The White Queen Book 4 - Gabriel's Game, Part 2, The Black Knight
Who's your personal hero and why?
I could say something worthy like Nelson Mandela but instead, I shall say my dad. He's coped with a lot over the years and handles it all with grace, humour and charm (I'd like to think I take after him!).
What is your worst experience in business or work?
In my early HR career, I took a job on the recruiting team for a pointless government quango that squandered public money. The people I worked with were horrible, bitchy and mean. I had to commute for a couple of hours daily and spent the entire train journey in tears. They were the worst 3 months of my life! However, had I not done it, I wouldn't have got my first really enjoyable HR job, working for a charity. I loved the people, I loved the charity - I really felt like I'd earned that job after going through all that pain!
What was your first ever job?
Serving food in a Chinese Takeaway and Chip Shop. My first 'proper job' was as an Admin Assistant at the VAT office and my first 'career move' was HR Officer for a charity.
Where is your favourite place in the world and why?
Key West. We honeymooned there and went back a few years later. On an island only 3 miles across they manage to fit over 500 bars and restaurants. There's nothing to do except eat, drink, watch live music, enjoy the sunshine and have a go at pretty much any water sport imaginable around the shallow, warm waters and coral reefs!