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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!


Andalucía Lab 

Nacional 340 Km, Km 189,6
Marbella, Malaga 29604, Spain

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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 since 2002, Jackie supports thousands of small business owners through her events, conferences and lunch-time meetings. Chair of her local business association – Beckenham Business Association 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!

She'd love to hear from you!
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Carole Pyke

Make it S. P. A. R. K. L. E.
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It only takes a spark to get the fire going. Explore the key elements that make you S. P. A. R. K. L. E – Story, Passion, Authentic voice, Resources, Know-how, Leadership, Experience - so you stand out and shine, illuminating the path in front of you and lighting the way for the people you serve so they can follow your lead and find their way.

Make this the year you position yourself for increased impact, influence and income by discovering the story you tell and the value it brings to the people you serve, developing the narrative and delivering your brand of awesome to the world.

Your personal brand is the story you tell the moment you show up and all before you utter a single word. It is the thing that others connect and engage with. 2020 is the year to show up authentically and unapologetically on purpose. It is time to Make It Happen!

About Carole

Carole is a marketing strategist, coach, international speaker and two times stroke survivor. Combining enthusiasm with creativity, intuition and 30+ years of marketing expertise Carole helps her clients connect more powerfully with their awesome, unlock the value of their personal brand and position themselves for increased impact, influence and income.

Otherwise known as The Personal Brand Storyteller Carole believes it only takes a Spark to set your personal brand on fire. She has recently launched The Personal Branding SPA (core of the word Spark) as the place for brands to reflect, refresh, recharge and find their spark.
Angèle Cristina
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Angele Cristina

Step into Your Power
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We are all powerful beings. However many times we doubt ourselves. This happens to the best of us, actually, to be honest with you, this happens to ALL of us. This is part of our growth as business women, as entrepreneurs. The path is not easy, so on the way, we try to grab to anything which we think will work for us. I have to share, you are not alone on this one. It truly is a learning curve. In my speech, I will be sharing what you need to let go of, put in place and get sorted, in order to start stepping into your true power which you already have. Many times, in business, we tend to think and think and overthink. I am witness that even though this might work for some, I have an easier and more personalised way with which you can better your life and your business this 2020. I cannot wait to share my simple (but not necessarily easy) tips with which you can catapult your life and biz to infinity and beyond. Allow me to help you Step into Your Power.

About Angèle

Angèle Cristina is a strong female entrepreneur who loves to help women discover their true powers. Her buzzing energy makes them believe they can do it. She loves to see them become the best version of themselves, is a powerful public speaker, a camera confidence coach and an Online TV Show Host. Angèle is from the tiny island of Malta where she used to be a drama teacher and TV presenter. She then moved to Ireland for 4 years and that is where her online business WOW or Wondrous Online Women was born. Today, she lives in Malaga, Spain.
Tiina Wilen
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Tiina Wilen

Systematic growth planning for increased sales, profits and joy
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Growth happens in layers, and many business owners are focusing on the wrong strategies and tactics, or the right tactics but the timing is wrong.

The key to sustainable and predictable growth is to understand the current stage, what decisions must be made for the future, what tactics and strategies must be executed now, and what are the KPI’s to track to know whether the business is behaving according to the intentions.

We are going to talk about the importance of the right strategic decisions at the right time, followed by the understanding what Growth Activators to focus on now to take your business to the next level.

During the 1 hour workshop, we are diving into the details of the Strategic Growth Activators; business model strategies, tactics, and focus areas according our business growth methodology: Avenue Method.

You get to identify your current stage, and create a solid plan for the next steps on your growth journey.

About Tiina
Tiina is an entrepreneur, IT Systems Engineer, and a business growth strategist. She helps expert-based SME’s engineer business concepts and models that are modern, scalable and profitable, position themselves and the leading brands, and use technology for better profits and more joy. Tiina and her team also provide a leading Business Growth Expert Certification Program for coaches and consultants in Europe.

With a solid corporate background in IT and finance, travel, and design, she has worked as a CEO, IT consultant, project manager, business developer, and process manager with responsibility for multi-million EUR offshore operations and a team of 300+ software engineers in India and the Czech Republic, global manufacturing & shipping processes and international sales and partnerships.
Georgina Shaw
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Georgina Shaw

Positioning your company for success
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Positioning is the attempt to create a position in your potential clients' minds about your product, service or company. This position takes into consideration what they already think about it and what your competition are doing. It shifts the focus from looking inside the product and company for the mes-sage and instead finding your selling point in the minds of your potential clients.

Positioning is a key factor for success, yet is often overlooked. In this talk, Georgina will introduce the concept of positioning, explain the key factors for improving positioning your business to help you identify if your position in the market is holding you back. The talk will also offer examples of positioning in action.

About Georgina Shaw

Georgina Shaw is a Chartered Institute of Marketing Qualified professional with experience of all areas of marketing and communications. She is an offline marketing specialist, copywriter and event organiser and the Director of marketing agency Shaw Marketing Services. Since 2007 she has been representing high profile clients such as Specsavers, Kempinski, Fly4Real, Nordica Sales Rentals and Finca Cortesin, as well as helping many small businesses achieve their goals. A trained teacher and experienced public speaker who has offered marketing advice and guidance for many years, she also offers training courses in Spain and Gibraltar to help businesses promote themselves effectively.
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Helen Johnson

MC
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About Helen

What a wonderful experience!

Our children were born here, educated, moved away, came back, moved again ..... The story of international living!

My life is rich within the Spanish community; diversity of international friendships and influences. Mountains, coastlines, culture and traditions bring a massive lifestyle. The change over the 25 years operating a business here has been dramatic. Deals were 'I give you my word` arrangement. Not advertising in the Newspaper resulted in not existing. Then early 2000´s brought huge change, property boom, jobs, telephone lines became obtainable, mobile networks, the internet: all factors in making communication with clients achievable. Would I change my 25 years .... not one bit!
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Shima Shad Rouh

Work Smarter, Not harder! Manage your time efficiently!
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“What is important is seldom urgent and what is urgent is seldom important."(Eisenhower,former US president).

Would you like to become more productive? Join us and discover how to manage your time efficiently, expose your hidden time waster and Achieve more with less effort?

About Shima

Shima is a passionate Entrepreneur, Executive & Business Coach, Motivational Speaker & Founder of Coaching & Mindfulness Academy Infinite Love & CEO of Shidgoun Group Ltd. Shima is a passionate Entrepreneur, Executive & Business Coach , Motivational Speaker & Founder of Coaching & Mindfulness Academy Infinite Love & CEO of Shidgoun Group Ltd. She has more than 15 years’ experience in International Business Development, Organizational & Individual Consulting, Coaching & Mentoring. Apart of her academic study & Master Degree in Didactic & Educational Activities, she has studied NLP (Neuro-linguistic- programming), Organization Coaching, Leadership Mindset training, Relationship Coaching, Communication strategies, Mindfulness, Psychology, and Quantum Physics. Shima’s mission & main intentions are to contribute her vast personal & professional experience to improve the life quality in her community. She is very passionate about helping people to live a happier, healthier and more harmonious life. Today Infinite Love Academy is pioneer in its niche & without doubt the most prestigious and liable academy in Costa del sol. She has more than 15 years’ experience in International Business Development, Organizational & Individual Consulting, Coaching & Mentoring. Apart of her academic study & Master Degree in Didactic & Educational Activities, she has studied NLP (Neuro-linguistic- programming), Organization Coaching, Leadership Mindset training, Relationship Coaching, Communication strategies, Mindfulness, Psychology, and Quantum Physics.

Shima’s mission & main intentions are to contribute her vast personal & professional experience to improve the life quality in her community. She is very passionate about helping people to live a happier, healthier and more harmonious life.

Today Infinite Love Academy is pioneer in its niche & without doubt the most prestigious and liable academy in Costa del sol.
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Emma Goode

How to run an engaging Instagram profile
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It is estimated that 84% of social media communication will be visual by the end of this year. If your business is not getting to grips with using Instagram to promote your products and services, you will be losing customers.

Join Emma Goode for this talk where you will learn:

· What Instagram is and how should it be used for business

- How to get more customers following and engaging with you

- How to understand the data and know what’s working…and what isn’t

About Emma

Emma and her company 24 fingers help business owners who are all fingers and thumbs with their social media grow their business.

They work with companies both big and small, as well as individuals who need a helping hand navigating the ever-changing world of social media.

Coming from a copywriting background, Emma’s team of content creators know just how powerful great content can be. Just ask the 26 million people who saw their ‘Nostalgia’ campaign without their client spending a penny on advertising. Powerful stuff, eh?

Whether you need help with social media strategy or day-to-day social media management, their hands are here to support you, whatever stage you’re at.
Vivianne Quill
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Vivianne Quill

Female entrepreneurship in tourism in Andalusia
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An ebook presentation on women and entrepreneurialism within the scope of Andalusian tourism.

A strategic resource that illustrates and sheds light on inspirational female entrepreneurs within the tourism sector.The resource covers specific community members of the research foundation ‘Andalucía Lab’.

It chronicles 16 women and their impact within business.

The ebook is a research piece looking at the relevant central themes and challenges to women in the workplace including workspaces with a family-friendly approach and work culture, to working moms, the gender pay gap, psychological phenomenon such as Groupthink, all within the context of Andalusian tourism.

These 16 women were picked to share their stories from all over Andalusia with representation across each of the 8 provinces of the autonomous community.

About Vivianne

An Area Andalucía Lab Consultant with 20 years experience in project design for business competitiveness and tourism planning. Experience in both the field of private consulting and public administration. Responsible for the innovation and tourism acceleration line for municipalities and SMEs.
Annabel Kaye
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Annabel Kaye Keynote Speaker Gala Dinner

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Annabel founded Irenicon in 1980 (an employment law and HR consultancy) and has spent the intervening years helping some of the largest organisations in the UK, and some of the smallest, sort out the people and employment law issues that come with change. She founded KoffeeKlatch in 2009 specifically to support organisations which outsource to freelancers. Her practical expertise in outsourcing is a key part of her story. She lives the life she talks about. She still advises businesses from the smallest to the largest on how to contract and manage their teams and how to create REAL flexibility that doesn’t hurt. In 2020 her business will be forty years old and she is celebrating this by creating 40 things to know and share.

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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

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Make it Happen 8 March

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Your Hostesses in Marbella

Jackie Groundsell

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

business women

Ali Meehan

Social entrepreneur and founder of Costa Women