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  1. Let's Get Set for Summer by NOT walking up someone else’s hill...

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    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.

  2. A Gift to Celebrate – my Love Letter for You and More Reasons to Celebrate too …

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    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.

  3. Go from Clogged to Creative: Happy April!

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    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:

  4. March is the month when I’ll show you how to make your business and your work, work

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    Well March is certainly the month of the Woman … what with International Women’s Day on the 8th and Mother’s Day coming up on the 18th, it is definitely the time to celebrate the fabulous and multi-faceted aspects of our amazing, modern day lives … 

    And of course one of the most major aspects of our lives as women is our ‘work’ or business; and whether we be entrepreneur or employee, it is vital to make this part of our lives, our very own. 

    So let’s move away from the realms of simply making money and filling our time, to a place where we live our dreams, love our lives and are passionate about what we work at.  All of us can be empowered creators and entrepreneurs – whether we have our own business, are contemplating it or are happy in our careers and so Damsels in Success this month is going to show you how to ‘Step into Your Entrepreneurial Energy.

    Come and join us, next week on the evening of Wednesday 21st March 2012, it’s free for all first timers, all you have to do, is to book your place on-line here and you are absolutely guaranteed a seat and a slice of cake! 

    "Begin doing what you want to do now. We are not living in eternity. We have only this moment, sparkling like a star in our hand - and melting like a snowflake." Marie Beyon Ray, Author 

    In my last email, I came in, at the last minute, just like the cavalry, to tell you all about the fab free webinar that shared all the secrets of being a Damsel in Success, all from the comfort of your own sofa … Well just in case you missed it, we have recorded it so you can listen in at your leisure – and here is the link, with my compliments … enjoy:

    Click here to connect and we'll show you how you can experience more success without the stress and how to put yourself first … without the guilt!

    And back to the subject of celebrating women… for Damsels in Success this is all happening in May when we will be holding our very own National Awards…

    Watch this space for more details and your very own invitation… 

    Well that’s all my Peachey News and Views for now, enjoy the rest of your Marvellous March :-)


    With love and laughter, 


    Sandra Peachey

    Founder Peachey Days & Leader of Damsels in Success: Burton

    T: 07921 494363 / /


    PS: Check out some of the amazing feedback we had for our event last month, with guest speaker Alex Santaro-Emmerson, AKA the Love Life Coach…


     “Thank you so much for inviting me to the meeting of Damsels. I wasn’t quite sure what to expect but I can honestly say that I got so much out of the morning its been amazing. In just 3 hours my thinking has been totally transformed and probably saved my 9-year relationship. Your words of wisdom have got me thinking about how I can be a better person and have a better more enjoyable life. Everyone woman should experience this brilliant.” 

    " … Our guest speaker Alex was amazing. Every couple on the planet should be listening to what she has to say about relationships. When we all want to blame our partner for those annoying things they do, the answer is definitely more about us and how we are annoying ourselves with those they do. One key message though that got through to my core was about Trust... then Trust Some More... After the initial 'ouch that hurt' I understood and this week has been amazing since I've started to trust more. Absolutely fabulous stuff x x x" 

    PPS: If you want to hear our exclusive interview with Alex, you can download it here.

  5. Be the best of the best at Work and at Play!

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    How are you this week? I hope you had a good Valentines Day and had some yummy pancakes this evening (Feb 21st ) for Shrove Tuesday. 

    The next Damsels in Success event is on March 21st 2012. We are going to be stepping into or Entrepreneurial energy. I will be showing you how to be the best of the best at work and at play! Early birds can sign up here, and remember that you can come as a guest for FREE. 

    This month I decided to set myself the challenge of writing a letter to the key players and objects of affection in my life, every single day of this Valentine February.  And this is my gift to you, so if you would like your share of the love, feel free to check them out here …

    I’m currently gearing up to run my fabulous new business programme for start ups, called ‘Business in a Box’ and as I was selling the idea to another business coach, she got very excited and said, ‘I can’t wait - let’s do a Workshop together on Selling now’!  Well NOW is actually 15 March and the event is the Sales Boot Camp that teaches you how NOT to sell!

    I’ve trained and developed work forces in marketing, retail and the manufacturing world and then I got to apply my learning to my own business – now that’s when it got REALLY interesting!  I used to be obsessed with pouncing on would be clients and being almost desperate that they MUST buy my wares or else just decide that I would rather doing the ironing than sell something on other days (and if you knew how much I loath ironing then you would know how crazy that is)!

    So together with the Award winning Laura Morris of Educate Business, we have put together an intensive sales boot camp which shows you how to sell with ease – yes ease, because you will use your natural strengths, passions and enthusiasms to encourage clients to buy – so selling then becomes redundant ...  Intrigued ..?  Find out more here.


    Until next week,

    With Love and Laughter,

    Sandie Peachey x