In 2015 one of my job titles was 'tribebuilder' at Tribewanted. We co-created a tiny eco-tourism community with the local clan of Gonubalabala in Papua New Guinea. It was a project which involved all of my favourite things in the world: travel, adventure, coaching, sustainability and community life.Read More
Behind the scenes of the NOI Club: the startup journey, events highlights and much more!
...It’s my fourth anniversary of becoming a civilian.
I love this anniversary. It marks such a fundamental change in my life. One of real fork-in-the-road moments in life. I really enjoy taking some time to reflect on what’s happened in the last year and to check-in with the new life I’m creating for myself.
Surround yourself with people who cheer you on and you’ll have much higher chance of success.
Naturally, we all have a different definition of success, and I hope you do too. There’s no point chasing someone else’s dream!
Therefore it’s important to make an informed and independent decision on what kind of network is right for you.Read More
What on earth is the fear of success?
We all know it takes courage and self-belief to start a business. But one thing I’ve discovered is that the journey of personal development doesn’t end when you take that brave step of hanging the ‘open’ sign in your metaphorical shop window.Read More
Your story is absolutely essential to tell. It connects your audience intimately and emotionally to both you and your product. Share this on every communication and product.Read More
2017 is in full swing. I hope this is just the beginning of a powerful chapter in your personal and professional journeys. While we have control of our own lives (truly, we do, despite the challenges), it’s not the same for many others.
The sense of urgency, frustration or disbelief you might feel when reading the news each morning I know is echoed by everyone in this group. Now, more than ever, it’s right to take a look at the role we can and must play in society. What can we really do?Read More
We could not have hoped for a better start of the year here at NOI!
First and foremost, we now have an amazing Social Media Manager, who started working super hard from day one on connecting us even more to our community of ladies! Jillian Weidner, from Ithaca College, will help us while she is spending her semester in London. Welcome Jill!
Secondly, we held our first event of the year called "one step closer" last week and we loved every bit of it. Jill is sharing her writeup here and go check out the photo album at the end of the post too! Photos are courtesy of photographer and NOI Lady Jess Yau. Check out her work here :)Read More
I would like to share a thought here because the recent discussions I saw on our facebook group have shown me once more that we are really doing something beautiful in the NOI Club.
I was reading a letter to a magazine the other day that spoke about the importance of collaboration.
Four years ago today I woke up at 3am, put on my Paralympic Games Maker Uniform and headed out with my “usual” taxi driver to help open Excel for the days prep work for the Paralympics that opened on the 29th of August 2012.Read More
I’ve had a particularly sudden and sharp trajectory from 9-5 office worker to running my own freelance writing business.
However, the reality is that I’ve been preparing to take this leap for many years.Read More
There’s nothing that boosts your confidence more than attending an event full of women talking about their experiences in life and business. You come away with such a powerful feeling of “YES! I can do this”Read More
...to attend a NOI event? We had the pleasure to be featured on the amazing blog by Siobhan Kangataran TogetherFurther and we believe that what Siobhan experienced during our June 11th 2016 "eat NOI love" event is truly our purpose and objective. Enjoy!Read More
May 11th 2016 is a milestone for the NOI Club. We celebrated our 1st birthday! Here is the writeup of the evening, brought to us by the wonderful Hannah Smith, freelance journalist, copywriter and NOI lady!Read More
Our NOI Lady Belinda Boakye, founder of Cultural Agency Collective, participated in our "work net" event and she shares with us her key takeaways!Read More
Last week, on Thursday 17th March, we had an amazing event called "the plot". We were hosted by the wonderful Duck and Dry and we will be back very soon!
The objective of the event was to have an introspective journey, guided by psychologist Natasha Tiwari, in order to understand what happens when we are in the "zone 2" of our story, right after the comfort zone and before the resolution one. In other words, what to do when things go wrong? And which strategy can be easily implemented for us to start rising again?Read More
by Shari Nunes, NOI Lady and Founder of MP Cosmetics
“As women, we must stand up for ourselves” - Michelle Obama
The last NOI event was fantastic: the topic was leadership, but with a difference. There was no talk about developing leadership skills or thinking like a man, the focus was more on authenticity.Read More
Our January 2016 event was a special one. Well, all of our events are special :) but this saw four women take the stage and share with us their stories and their hints on how to continue the pursuit of our dreams and take the leap.
I would like to share with you the key takeaways that Mireia, Stine, Sally and Jo left me. If you are interested in getting to know these amazing ladies a bit more, you can see their bios here.Read More
Every time a NOI Event comes to an end we always hope we'd had more time to connect, chat and share!Read More
One day to go.
And then, we will all turn the page. A blank page to continue our story.Read More
Last Thursday I made a little dream come true.
Less than two months ago I had the privilege of meeting Deena Gornick almost by chance and she really changed me in many ways.
She changed the way I say “thank you” and the way I think about myself when surrounded by people who are looking at me and waiting for me to do or say something.Read More