Oh What a Night – Awards & Smiles!

Last night it was the awards ceremony for the Damsels in Success Women Inspiring Women Awards.

The awards are all about recognising women in business for their hard work and inspiration. The room was ablaze with beautiful dresses, happy smiles and a huge feeling of camaraderie – the atmosphere was electric!

So why was I there? Four of the Discover Your Bounce team were in the top tens of their category!

Ami, Laura and Lianne were in the finals for the Woman to Watch/Rising Star category and I had been shortlisted for Overcoming Adversity. This in itself has been a huge honour for us – to think that someone had taken the time to stop and write beautiful words about us.

I have been thinking a little about the journey we have all taken about the last year for all of us and I would love to share this with you…so grab a cuppa!

Laura Barnett, Lianne O'Brian, Ami Marshall & Nicky Marshall in their dresses

The girls in their frocks

Ami has been pivotal to DYB…

Being part of my business since 2006, over the years she has worn many hats, always worn a smile and been happy to help whatever shape the business took. She has made the tea, helped at events, stepped in to trouble shoot and become an awesome Barista!

The place she really shone though was technology. I was so proud in November when she launched her Social Media business Ami Marshall Services. It does mean she only works with me one day a week, but her business is flying and most of her work comes through referrals – recognition of how good she is!

Ami has also faced some personal challenges with Endometriosis. Again her strength has shone through – she has researched the condition, focused on her health and fitness and always held a great mindset that this is something to be overcome, not something to hold her back.

Now over to Laura!

I met Laura through 4Networking and I have watched her progress over that time. She is passionate about helping people in many ways; from their nutrition, to their fitness, to their overall mindset and wellbeing. She is also a force to be reckoned with in the business world specialising in marketing and communication.

In business we are advised to find our niche – Laura has found four and continues to thrive in all of them! I was so excited when she decided to become a licensee – or Bounce Creator! I know that Laura can really help the people she works with. Oh and did I mention that great smile?!

Women Inspiring Women awards ceremony

The captive audience

Last but not least – the lovely Lianne!

I also met Lianne through networking – at that time she had an accountancy business. We got on great and always stayed in touch, I didn’t really think there would be a business reason but we always had a giggle!

Lianne also made huge changes in her life, creating a solid space for her beautiful daughter Seren, building several businesses and through Beam Holistic she has helped hundreds of people to gain balance, peace and wellbeing.

Last year Lianne joined the Discover Your Bounce team along with Hans as our first licensees (Bounce Creators!). Both of them embraced the programme and it’s ethos and were a joy to train!

Lianne has taken DYB into the Office for National Statistics. She has delivered two complete programmes as well as her own Happiness for Success programme. She has received glowing testimonials, cards and flowers as well as feedback on the part she has played in changing people’s lives for the better.

For me, Discover Your Bounce was the description of what I had found. I wanted to help and guide people to make changes. I wanted anyone with a disability – physical, emotional or spiritual, to be able to live their life with purpose and passion. Human Beings are capable of amazing changes, sometimes all it takes is a map and a tool box which I believe Discover Your Bounce provides.

Looking back makes me smile and in itself is an award. To watch these beautiful people making a difference is amazing to watch – who knows what will happen in the next year!

So what were the results?

Lianne hears she's won!

Lianne hears she’s won!

The wonderful Lianne O’Brian scooped Woman to Watch/Rising Star! There were smiles and tears as her lush husband to be Tom, Ami, Laura and myself clicked our cameras, videoed her awesome acceptance speech and gave huge hugs! It was a phenomenal moment for everyone involved.

Lianne, we are all so proud of you and wish you all the happiness, success and abundance we know you deserve. Love you to the moon and back!

The rest of us are all so pleased to have made it to the finals and we know this is just the beginning for the Discover Your Bounce team! Thank you to everyone who voted, supported us and wished us well – we won’t forget it! 🙂

Lianne making her acceptance speech

Lianne making her acceptance speech

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About The Author

Nicky Marshall

Nicky is an international, award winning author and speaker and owner of three companies. Nicky has a background as a Management Accountant but has been running businesses since 2006. Nicky is a wellbeing advocate, passionate to show that people are amazing and capable of great success - when they have the right techniques and enough energy! After suffering a stroke at 40 and fully recovering, Nicky is on a mission to change the wellbeing of the world - one person at a time.