Is self-care the secret to successful business?

Wellbeing expert Lianne Weaver is on her way to Cardiff to provide women with the tools she feels they need to overcome the barriers they face as female entrepreneurs.

On 15 November 2018, Lianne will be providing a workshop entitled “Happiness & Balance – Without the Guilt” at the NatWest Entrepreneur Accelerator Hub, following a networking lunch.

The event is free, open to all and can be registered for here.

Lianne will be sharing with the business women of Cardiff her own experience of the stress of a high-flying career and how this made her re-evaluate her priorities.

Lianne said: “As a mum and business owner, I know only too well the pressure we can face to look like we can do it all… One of the most empowering things I’ve ever done is to stop wearing masks and openly admit when I need support and recognise when I need to boost my own wellbeing”.

“I know we can be very poor at admitting we are struggling”, says Lianne Weaver, Photo Credit: Gemma Collins

Lianne promotes the mantra that prioritising self-care and wellbeing makes for efficient entrepreneurs who are better able to support others.

Empowering women in business is a theme that NatWest promotes nationally, with 400 members of their staff across the UK specialising in this.

Organiser of Lianne’s event Gemma Collins – NatWest’s business growth enabler – said she felt this event was relevant now as modern technology often makes it difficult for entrepreneurs to “switch off” and achieve a healthy work-life balance.

NatWest want to see women in business empowered, Photo Credit: Flickr

Having herself just returned to work from maternity leave, the topic is one particularly close to Gemma’s heart, “you feel guilty about dropping your kids off on your way to work, then you feel guilty about leaving work on time to pick them up,” she explains.

Gemma hopes the event will provide the female entrepreneurs of Cardiff with practical techniques which they can use day to day.