Here is another one of our Friday Features.
Introducing Alison Ward, Founder of Alison Ward Training and Winner of a Woman Who Achieves Special Award 2019. Alison is also a Finalist in the Woman Who Achieves Solopreneur Awards.
We asked Alison our Friday Feature questions and here are her responses:
Business Name: Alison Ward Training
Twitter Name: @angelalisonward
Who is your role model and why?
I’ve often pondered over this question. Oprah Winfrey and Elizabeth Peru. They both mix spirituality in with real common sense.
What’s the worst job you have ever had?
The worse job I ever had was when I first left my ‘real job’ working in a Hospice sixteen years ago to build my solopreneur business. I panicked about not earning enough money so I took the first temporary job I was offered. I was sat facing a wall for nine hours cold calling. After two hours I heard myself say out loud ” I can’t work facing a wall.” I got up and walked out whilst realising my fear was my ‘wall’. Since then whenever I have gone into the ‘wall of fear’, I shift the energy, flip it over to a positive and money flows once more.
What’s the best business advice you have ever received?
I invested in working with a business mentor. I didn’t gain much from her sessions apart from her advice to up my prices. When I was trying to crystalise what I do I was advised to state it so clearly that a two-year-old would understand.
What’s your favourite business book?
Think and Grow Rich. Napoloean Hill.
and just for fun…
Which personality or business person would you invite to sit on your dream Board of Directors and why?
A man called George Kalavanas. George was a family friend and very successful businessman whom I LOVED and respected. He passed a few years back now but I know he still supports me.
If you were a cartoon character, who would you be?
Buzz Lightyear! To infinity and beyond!
Tell us an amazing fact about you, that not many people know?
I’ve received two letters from Prince Harry, wishing me well in my work. He also told me that my sons were” lucky to have a mum like me”. That really touched my heart.
Join us at the Woman Who Achieves Solopreneur Awards on Friday 4th October 2019. BOOK NOW for an afternoon of inspiration, celebration and power up networking. (Limited tickets available)
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