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Learn, network, enjoy and celebrate in Spain! Be inspired by the amazing speaker

Costa Women & 1230 TWC Are Proud to Present

#MakeItHappen 2019
8 March
9.30 am - 4.30 pm

the Event for Business Women 
join us in Marbella, Spain


The Make It Happen Spain 2019 Conference, as part of International Women’s Day, brings a mix of interviews, speakers, stands, networking and sunshine opportunities making it your “must attend” event of 2019!


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What people said

"I have loved being here and being a small part of this fantastic community of women in their own power.
I have learned a lot about each speaker and about myself"  Eunice O'Rourke

"Jo Soley was really excellent from first word/great range of speakers. Thank u so much for arranging this conference"  Alison Kynaston-Jones

"loving all the speakers, can relate to them a lot easier than past events - more on my level"  Jill Burgess

Our Amazing Speakers

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Ali Meehan

Costa Women
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Ali Meehan is Social Entrepreneur and Founder of Costa Women, the largest social networking community for Women living in, or planning to relocate to Spain. Costa Women won Best of British Social Club by The Telegraph in 2012 and Expat Stars award from MyCurrencyTransfer.

Ali was also highlighted as a top Twitter account for expat advice by The Telegraph and has a social media reach of 12,000+. With her company, Sociomimetics,

Ali works to demystify social media and make it a useful tool for individuals and businesses alike.
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Jackie Groundsell

1230 The Women's Company | Birds on the Blog
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Jackie Groundsell is known as the ‘Connector’, a Powerhouse for women, because she literally thinks in terms of connections. She always knows someone who will help you move closer to achieving your goals. Her little black book is littered with influential people across all walks of life. Long before networking events became popular, Jackie was laying the foundations for the now successful 1230 TWC (The Women’s Company) a business women’s network uniting women across the UK through shared experiences and training.

As the Queen of women's business networking lunches Jackie supports thousands of small business owners through her events and lunch-time meetings. Chair of her local business association – Beckenham Business Association and Director of her local BID – she reaches even further to guide and support business owners and decision makers. Jackie is a Connector, Trainer, International Speaker, Mentor and Networker; providing business meetings wherever there are business women, plus speednetworking for everyone – pink, red, purple hair is optional!
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MC - Fiona Catchpowle

MC - Fiona Catchpowle
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Self-taught and with a passion for all things digital, Fiona spent much of 2014 show-casing her workshop 'Facebook for Business the A,B,C approach', which is now referred to as a "highly recommended event" by her peers and colleagues.

Google+ Hangouts are another guilty pleasure and in 2014 Fiona has hosted 35 on behalf of Costa Women, affectionately known as "Handbags and Shoes".If you are looking for simple solutions to online success in your business, and need to learn it in bitesize pieces, with a bit of fun thrown in for good measure, Fiona is your 'go to gal'.http://fionacatchpowle.com
Jo Soley
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Jo Soley

ARE YOU THE BEST-KEPT SECRET IN TOWN?
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One of the main areas I work on with my clients is content creation. A common resistance I see is fear of oversharing for fear of being annoying, posting too frequently, being too OTT. There is a huge difference between showing up and showing off. How are you physically showing up in your business? Showing up is when you share your message with the world from a place of authenticity. Showing up is when you add value, help people and make a difference. Are you being of value to your clients? Are you giving your clients an opportunity to get to know you? OR Are you hiding because you’re not sure what to say or what others will think of you? Are you struggling with ideas of how to be of value and show your expertise? Getting a steady flow of ideal clients is not rocket science and you can do it. However, you need to show up as you – in full techni-colour. As when you make a connection with your audience, you need to be “all in.” Building a community is vitally important and is part of your marketing strategy.

ABOUT JO

Jo Soley is the founder of Your Brilliant Business Angel. She helps passionate female entrepreneurs build their business and reach the next level of success using a heart-centred marketing approach and her signature 7-Step Marketing System, helping clients gain clarity around both their business goals and their marketing.

Marketing expert with 25 year’s experience * Provider of laser focused clarity * Inspiring others to be action takers! 2018 Finalist Janey Lee Grace Platinum Awards - 'Authentic Business Coach' Finalist Best Women Awards-2017&2018 * Women Inspiring Women Awards 2016 * Featured in Huffington Post * International Speaker #MakeItHappen 2018 and 2019 * Regular Podcast interviewee and blog contributor *
Minal Patel
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Minal Patel

Didn’t GDPR kill off email marketing?
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Nearly a year on from the introduction of GDPR and you might think that email marketing has well and truly been kicked to the kerb. You couldn’t be further from the truth!

Email marketing is alive and kicking and still the best digital marketing tool to help you find new customers. In fact, for every £1 spent on email marketing, there’s an average return of £38. So, why wouldn’t you take advantage of that?

In 20 minutes, Minal will give you a whistle-stop tour of why email marketing still counts and what you can do to up your email game.You’ll learn:

* Tips to get your emails opened

* Tricks to help you get your readers take that action

* Ways you can grow your list and still be on the right side of GDPR

* How to convert leads in your sleep

ABOUT MINAL

Minal is making it her mission to demystify marketing so you can find your next customer. Working with you, Minal will show you how to make marketing an integral part of what you do to grow your business. Using nearly 20 years of marketing experience to give your marketing the focus it needs, she shows you how to create leads for your business and turn those leads into sales.
Jan Cavelle
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Jan Cavelle

Selling to millennials and beyond
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Why old school sales and the old school perception of sales won’t work anymore. The result has been that sales is often both pretty maligned and or side-lined or both. We look for different things from people who are selling to us now.

To sell successfully to the millennial generation and beyond, it is a question of merging the best of the old and the new to maximise results and make it more enjoyable on both sides.

ABOUT JAN

With several decades of entrepreneurship behind her, founding businesses to the multi-million mark, and in a wide range of sectors, Jan brings a hands-on experience to the table as a business woman. She knows what it takes to build a business and make it work and has won several national awards in both sales and enterprise.

She enjoys deliberating on Newsnight and debating at the Cambridge Union. Jan believes that only by nurturing small businesses in this country can we have a prosperous economic future.
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Tiina Wilen

Positioning yourself as an expert in 7 surprisingly simple steps
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During my talk, I will be covering why every business owner needs to position herself as a respected expert in her niche. We will also talk about why positioning is the key to effective marketing and sales, and what benefits it will give for you and your business. I will go through the simple 7 steps process for claiming your expert status, and I'm also covering a simple trick that high-growth companies use to position themselves as experts without spending hours on social media platforms.

ABOUT TIINA

Tiina Wilen is a serial entrepreneur with a specialty in building concepts and brands that stand out. Through her company, Tiina helps smart and driven, mostly women-owned small businesses transform their offerings online, create highly selling business concepts, get more clients through strategic digital marketing, sell with integrity and scale with confidence.

Tiina was born in Finland and now lives in Sweden with her Swedish husband and two small children. Her background is in IT and finance, travel, hospitality, and design, and she has worked as a CEO, consultant, project manager, business developer and process manager. Tiina owns several brands in design, event, coaching and consulting.
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Lisette Sandoval

Activate Your Confidence
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Even the most confident individual will doubt themselves especially when they are in unfamiliar situations. Often times, they’ll make excuses as to why it’s ok to play it small or reasons why not tap into their confidence. Imagine those with a low self-esteem, they don’t stand a chance in those same situations! As a woman in business or an entrepreneurial woman, it’s important to know, besides making a sale, why confidence is so important in your lifestyle and business model. In this talk we explore the reasons why your default behavior is to stay under the radar, reasons why we should consciously activate our confidence and how to practice it daily.

ABOUT LISETTE

Lisette Sandoval is a Confidence & Business Results Coach dedicated to helping women evolve into confident, successful business professionals. With a background in psychology and behavior analysis, Lisette understands the core drivers behind people's behaviors; she works with her clients to clear limiting beliefs and blockers in areas of self-confidence, leadership, organization, work management, and communication.

Lisette empowers women with the tools they need to achieve success, while providing guidance and support throughout the learning process with her popular 3-month training program consists of a practical and measurable plans. Lisette's own success and her ability to overcome uncomfortable situations and appear confident and engaging is a testament to the effectiveness of these techniques.
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Kerri Healy

Moving Blocks
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Jo Bendle

The Surprising Truth About Being Super Productive
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You’ll get to see what the surprising truth is behind really making things happen. Get ready to breathe a sigh of relief … because it’s something YOU can do right NOW

ABOUT JO

I use mindset and productivity tools to help women ‘live big’—I give them the tools and support to ditch overwhelm, create focus and implement simple strategies to move towards living the life they’ve dreamed up.

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Your Hostesses in Marbella

Jackie Groundsell

Queen of networking, speaker, mentor, trainer, connector - owner of pink hair.

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Ali Meehan

Social entrepreneur and founder of Costa Women