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  1. Hello again and how are you?

    I’ve been enjoying the longer, lighter evenings (rain, what rain?!) and getting out and about, training, mentoring and coaching clients old / new; and adding ‘compering a book launch’ to my long list of Life Achievements!  My friend Gill Potter has written and published her first book Sacred Paths Entwined and asked me to introduce and compere the whole event in Glasgow … Wow! I loved doing it and got lots of great feedback, so remember if you need a public speaker, facilitator or MC, I’m your girl!! And in any event feel free to check out the pictures and join in the celebration of (the birth of) Gill’s book, here …
    So Wimbledon is over (commiserations Mr Murray) and the Olympics are on their way to the UK.  Now growing up, I was really ‘in’ to the whole Olympic thing … I was fascinated by the gymnasts, the horse riders, as well as the skaters and swimmers … yet some how, as I grew older, I lost interest in the Olympics. Then one summers holiday I just happened to be in France on the very day that it was announced that (the favourite France had lost and the outsider) Britain had won the Olympic bid.

    That of course was some years ago, but now we are nearly there, there have been the torch relays running across the length and breath of the country, so I gathered with the hordes, several weekends ago in Leamington Spa, to wave my union jack and cheer at 13 year old Carina Yew Booth – who looked so proud and happy to be running her part of the relay.

    It’s no coincidence then, that Damsels in Success is well and truly getting into the Olympic Spirit too.  Think about it for a second … have you ever wondered what vision, energy and effort it takes to become an Olympic champion? So how about bottling a little of that and using it in our own lives - Damsels in Success style??? I’m genuinely excited about sharing our Olympian Success Strategies with you.  And I’ll also be imparting some really powerful techniques and strategies to get you going for, and then winning Gold, on YOUR terms ...  Get ready, set, go ... On the evening of Wednesday 18 July, at the Royal Hotel in Ashby de la Zouch in Leicestershire - it's free to come along and get connections, caring and cake - all you have to do is register on-line, here ...

    I’ve had the most fantastic month working with a number of clients, both in groups and on a one to one basis.  The results we are getting are really powerful - I am witnessing businesses being born, growing and developing and careers taking flight, right in front of my eyes.  It is my gift and privilege to be able to support clients deeply in this way and so if you are curious about what it is like to be coached the Peachey Way, then let me know … I run coaching programmes and Mentoring days, so there are a number of avenues to explore, as together we work out what works best for you …
    In fact, due to a cancellation, I’ve got two Body / Mind Bliss ‘VIP days’ at Walton Hall in Warwickshire, that need to be taken by the end of July … This is a gorgeous combination of half a day at a country house hotel spa, then half a days coaching/mentoring with me.  Together these are both blissful and powerful … gaining clarity, removing blockages, creating and planning your next steps, with my guidance and your own inspiration … Because this is a last minute cancellation, I’m offering 2 of these days at a special summer discount … Click here if you want to know more
    Well dear reader, that’s all my Peachey news for now.  And I really love to hear and share YOUR news and views too, so do feel free to let me know just what is going on in YOUR world as well.
    With warm regards, love and laughter … yours Olympically …
        Sandra Peachey
    Founder - Peachey Days

    Tel. 07921 494363

  2. I’m just back from a walking break in Devon and am currently in that post apocalyptic holiday phase where I am surrounded by piles of laundry and packing that has exploded from the suitcase all around the house and now demands to be sorted and returned to its’ various rightful places …   

    Yesterday I was sitting looking at my very practical (wet and muddy) walking shoes (apparently the technical term for them is ‘Sports Utility Footwear’) any how, they are not particularly pretty and I was musing how different my feet then looked at the ‘Women Inspiring Women Awards’ (sponsored by Damsels in Success) last week (9 June), – now THOSE shoes are gorgeous, ivory coloured, high platformed, glamour wedges – I loved wearing them – they are definitely outside my shoe comfort zone!


     My week in shoes … from muddy to glamorous … 

    Speaking of the ‘Women Inspiring Women Awards’ Did you know that two of our Burton members - Hayley Lloyd Wilkins and Clare Turner Marshall were nominated for Awards? And that our local Award Winners - Hayley for Burton and Claire Nelson for Glasgow, also went forward for the National Member prize - The Most Inspiring Damsel in Success??  Well I'm sure you know by now that Hayley not only won the Award for 'One to Watch', but also for the 'Most Inspiring' too - what a WOW for all of us!! I for one am incredibly proud and really can't wait to see what else is in store for Hayley and for ALL of us - can you?? 

    The Awards Ceremony was a fabulous evening, for so many reasons ... celebrating, meeting forum faces in the flesh, laughing and dancing - if you haven't already - do check out my pics here and share in the fun ... 
    So that was the start of my summer, and true to form, as an English summer – it had sun and rain in almost equal measure.  And on my holiday - towards the end of a very long walk in the wind and the rain, I had a choice … To follow the leader down a coastal path or to chose my own path to our home destination …  Now I believe that when your intuition tells you something strongly, you follow it and MY intuition at that moment was giving me VERY specific guidance to walk my own path (and not the one chosen by the leader and most of the group). 
    With another believing companion in tow, I headed over a very blustery Exmoor, wondering along the way if I had done the right thing …  After 20 minutes or so I realised that despite waterproofs, I was soaking wet and of course I really doubted my decision, but pushed on regardless – telling myself that it was only weather!  After an hour I reached the home straight and RAN the last 100 yards to get home over 30 minutes before the rest of the group, who were wet, annoyed and puzzled as to how we had got there first.  So yes – you know now that I am going to say that this is a lesson for life and of course it IS!

    So where is YOUR summer taking you to?  Is it leading you to worry about the Christmas weight you gained, to wonder about the state of your skin and summer style ..? Well at Damsels in Success, Summer is most definitely a state of mind and at our events this month we will be addressing both the inner and outer game – getting you set for a fabulous summer – where you will dare to bare your skin AND your soul!  We’ve got some fabulous contributors who are going to help us ALL ‘Get Set for Summer’ in true Damsels in Success style – join my event and see me in action in Glasgow on the 26 June

    2 of our Get Set for Summer Contributors are Hayley Lloyd Wilkins & Lyn Bromley - our Skin and Style experts

    With Summer flying by, June will soon melt into July and then it is time for my next Sales Bootcamp on 10th July at the Mallory Court Hotel (near Leamington Spa).  Due to popular demand, both myself and business partner Laura Morris of Educate Business will show you how not to sell, but instead how to encourage your customers to buy. It’s a whole different ethos that will show you how to play to your own unique strengths – the very things that make your business stand out. 

    Using the psychology of psychometric profiling, you will get a detailed report of your own unique selling style and we will then show you how to play not just to your strengths – but your market place too, in order to radicalise and maximise your ‘buyability’. Not only that, but you will then receive in-depth knowledge and skills with our proven tips, tricks and techniques designed to easily create and then close a sale.  Delegates are restricted to a maximum of 6 and the price of £199.00 includes your psychometric report, lunch and refreshments.  Check out the details here. 

    That’s all your Peachey News and Views for now – here’s wishing you a fabulous summer of love, laughter and sunshine.

  3. Here I am, most definitely in celebration mode, in some senses with nothing special to celebrate and yet with so much going on that I can say ‘ye-ay’ and ‘hurrah’ to too … 

    And you may well wonder what with my fringe growing into my eyes and all, that I can’t see or make sense of whether I should or shouldn’t celebrate … So let me make it clear, it is ALWAYS time to celebrate, so let’s decide to make that a conscious choice, even if that choice at times seems crazy.  So, given the heartfelt choice – would you choose to criticize or celebrate in any given situation?  And how would it be if you consciously choose to celebrate YOU and all that you do?  Is that just plain crazy or is it consciously creative?  I know which one I choose to choose!  

    So being in celebratory mode I have chosen to write my latest ‘Love Letter to Life’ all about Celebration – check it out here and feel free to browse my other Peachey Letters too – they are all my gift to you.

    As a Damsel in Success I have SO many reasons to celebrate right now – in fact at our live local events this month we all are choosing to Celebrate Women – check out our website here to find your nearest celebratory get together, (you can next see ME in action at our Glasgow event on the 29th). 

    And from Local to National – ‘The Women Inspiring Women National Awards’ sponsored by Damsels in Success is happening on the 9th of June in Birmingham.  This fabulous black tie ceremony is celebrating fantastic women – those who have made an amazing difference (in 10 different categories), both inside and outside the world of Damsels in Success.  Are YOU one of these amazing women?  Then it is time to nominate yourself!  Do you KNOW such a woman?  Then nominate HER!  You have until 24 May to let the world know that another woman wants to be celebrated … And not only that - come along and join in the celebration yourself – it is going to be a fabulous affair, with a 3 course meal and celebration party thrown in.  You and whoever you would love to bring with you (man or woman!) are cordially invited to join us at the Crowne Plaza, Birmingham (near the NEC).  To nominate and to book your place, just click here

    As a Damsels in Success Leader I have many reasons to celebrate and every time we get a new sister leader, I do that big style, as does the whole Damsels team!  So could it be that you want to celebrate too and give yourself a life changing opportunity?  An opportunity to put yourself out there, to support other women, to lead, to shine a light on the world of women and support them in making their dreams become real?  Want to discover more?  Then come along to one of our next Leader Discovery days on either 12 June or 12 July – click here if you want to know more

    Wow – that is a whole lot of celebrating going on J.  Thank you for taking the time to celebrate with me and I look forward to spending more celebrations with you again soon.

  4. So May is here … and along with new growth in my gorgeous Spring garden, I’ve decided to grow my hair AND to grow out the fringe that I’ve had since I was 16 too ...  The thing is I’m currently in that yucky mid phase where it’s starting to grow into my eyes and I’m blinded and bumping into solid objects!  Yup – it’s too short to be neat and too long to be fringe … 

    Hum … life gets like this sometimes too, when we are on the way to a new destination - we’re leaving the old behind, heading for the new and it can all seem a bit uncertain, muddy and messy.  This is so often the time when we question our decisions, especially as you can’t always see clearly what the end result will be … 

    Well I believe that we are always in need of support and inspiration, whether we are bobbing along in life OR going through times of change, because so often there is that nagging voice of doubt, of self criticism, of wondering if you are doing the right thing, are in the right place, etc and so on … 

    It’s time … what ever you are doing … to take stock, to pause and to celebrate where you are right now … Yes, that’s right – I said CELEBRATE!!  To see what’s working, see what needs adjusting and what is on the horizon and then ENJOY!  So – what can YOU celebrate right now??? 

    At Damsels in Success we are most definitely all about celebrating ourselves this month, so click here to join us FREE at our Celebrating Women event on 16th May 2012 in Ashby De La Zouch.  At this fabulous evening we are going to STOP criticising and START celebrating ourselves … in so many ways … We will be teaching tactics to thrive in each of our lives and then we will celebrate ourselves and each other!  Catch the Damsels Celebration and let my party event show you how to have ‘success without the stress’ in every aspect of your life.  

    This month Damsels in Success has created a set of 10 interviews with amazing female experts, sharing their wisdom on being a woman in this crazy and amazing world we live in.  Everyone who books a place on-line will immediately receive 2 interviews in this ‘Celebrating Women’ Series and everyone who attends an event in the UK will also receive the remaining 8 – building into an amazing resource which will definitely entertain and enrich! 

    Maybe you are going through transitional times right now or are trying to get something new off the ground - so you want more intensive ‘VIP’ support.  Well as a coach I often have VIP days with clients where we really get under the skin of an issue or project and work through it to shift it, create it or move it on.  In fact these days are so popular at the moment that I’ve got availability for just two next month, so if this sounds like something YOU would benefit from, let me know by reply that you would like to explore being your own VIP … 

    And as to my fringe … well I’ve bought a collection of clips and grips, so now I’m twisting and decorating my hair into new styles … suddenly I’m getting compliments on my new look … Ha! So much for that self critic that told me to give up … Now THAT’S got to be something to celebrate! ;-)

    PSWhilst we’re on the subject of celebrating, I’m going to ask you to ‘save a date’ – the evening of the 9th of June to be precise.  The ‘Women Inspiring Women National Awards’, sponsored by Damsels in Success is coming to Birmingham … Watch this space for your invite.

  5. Wow, what a month it's been for me! First off to the fabulous Dan Bradbury Super Conference to promote Damels in Success with the rather 'pink' stand and secondly I'm still basking in the success of my Sales Bootcamp coaching and training day that I hosted with the lovely Laura Morris. We have some FAB video testimonials from the day to show you - They will be available on next month's newsletter. I wonder what this month shall bring?

    I will sneak a thirdly in here too! From last months Damsels in Success event: ‘Step into your Entrepreneurial Energy'. Wow, what a night! Here is just some of the feedback that I have since received:


    Last night was fabulous. I got so much from it and I love meeting up with such an amazing group of women. Thank you. Xx

    ~ Caroline Ashby


    Thank you for a great night Sandie!

    ~ Karen Edgar


    Wow! wow! wow! we really rocked it last night with our entrepreneurial energy at last nights Damsels in Burton meeting! The gorgeous Sandie Peachey led an action packed meeting and a fab evening was had by all.

    ~ Hayley Lloyd Wilkins


    It was great, fabulous stories from the members and Sandie pulled it all together brilliantly!

    ~ Susan Brookes


    A fantastic evening in Ashby (my first Damsels meet) thank you to Sandie and all.

    ~ Toni Hibbert


    We are on a journey together, and there’s no stopping us now! What a fantastic Damsel's evening – The place was rocking with the entrepreneurial energy, revelations and happy tears!

    ~ Rebecca Harvey


    Damsels in Success - New Leaders

    As a woman how would it be if 2012 were the year you made a positive difference to the world and inspired other women to create and live the life of their dreams … whilst you do the same in your own business?

    Are you ready to lead the eve-olution? Then join the Damsel in Success team as Leader!

    Have you got what it takes to show women how to create and live the life they would choose?

    If you want to know more then click here.


    Go from Clogged to Creative...

    This month would you like to learn how to get into your creative flow and achieve 'Success with Ease', then come along to our next Damsels in Success event.

    Which is on Wednesday 18th April 2012 where I will be sharing the secrets of harnessing your inner Creative Goddess.

    There’ll be wisdom, support, tea and cake in almost equal quantities, so make sure you reserve your !!FREE!! place online.


    Peachey Book

    Following the success of my Peachey Letters Blog, I have been approached by a publishing company to turn the letters into a book. Exciting news.

    I will keep you updated with information as it happens. I am very excited!

    The letters are my gift to you and are available for you to read at your leisure: