Member Spotlight 

Each month we profile four of our members so that you can find out a little more about everyone in Women that Connect. 

Sally Forgham 

What do you do, and how long have you been in business? 
I’m a reflexologist specialising in family health. I’ve been working part time as a children’s nurse and a reflexologist for the past 2 years and as of the 7th July 2020 I am now a full time reflexologist…and loving it…!! 
 
Why did you create Equilibrium Reflexology? 
I’m all about balance and Equilibrium struck a chord. 
 
What do you think has been your biggest achievement since launching your business? 
I’m delighted to have qualified in reproflexology, which is the study of male and female reproduction and fertility using reflexology and I’m even more delighted that I’m now supporting some clients who are undergoing IVF treatment. 
 
Is there something most people don’t know about you? 
My ultimate dream is to have a retreat in Italy or somewhere similar. 
 
Is there a single person who you have learned the most from in your life? If so, what did they teach you? 
There are so many people that I’ve learned things from it’s impossible to single out one person but what I have learnt though is to trust myself and have faith in myself and believe in myself. 
 
If you could have dinner with one living or non-living person, who would it be and why? 
This is really difficult as I’d still like it to be with my dad but I’d also like to chat with my maternal grandpa. He was such a great man that overcame so much tragedy in his life. I’ve just found out more information about him that will help me on my ancestry search as I know very little about my family and there’s no one alive to ask anymore. 
 
What is your favourite film of all time? 
Again really difficult, I love films but never remember much about them!! Today The Green Mile springs to mind. 
 
What is your best advice for people starting out in business? 
Dream big… start small… grow gradually… and above all have faith… be flexible… seek advice and network!! 
 
What's next for you and your business? 
For me… turning 50... feels like quite a milestone. Continuing my quest to expel my demons!! Eagerly awaiting my DNA results in the hope of learning more about my familial history. 
For my business… I’ve just started teaching my TinyToes class via an online external platform and plan to develop further courses to support new parents with a variety of things like understanding baby sleep, colic, the 4th trimester etc. I’m also working on a collaboration with a local business to launch mini pamper days offering food and reflexology for small groups of people, the starting point to developing my retreat plan. Develop my knowledge and understanding of the complex world of reproduction and fertility so I can support people through this journey. Complete my maternity reflexology training. 
 
Clare Farrell
 
 

Rachel Nicholson 

What do you do, and how long have you been in business? 
I’m an aesthetic nurse and offer a wide range of advanced medical procedures such as Anti-wrinkle consultations and treatments, dermal fillers, chemical peels, micro needling, hyperhidrosis, sclerotherapy and the award winning Profhilo. 
 
Why did you create Younger U Aesthetics? 
My husband and I were talking about what Aesthetics was about and we both thought it’s about looking younger. We then looked through domain names and Younger U Aesthetics was not found to be used anywhere that’s why we chose it. 
 
What do you think has been your biggest achievement since launching your business? 
I can’t believe how successful I have become and I thank it all to my lovely loyal patients . 
 
Is there something most people don’t know about you? 
Years ago I was on the front page of the Leicester Mercury for my injection technique. 
 
Is there a single person who you have learned the most from in your life? If so, what did they teach you? 
It has to be my late mother, she was a nurse but also a lovely lady who was respected by all who knew her. Show respect and kindness. 
 
If you could have dinner with one living or non-living person, who would it be and why? 
It would be my Late mother and I’m sure she would just love to hear what I’m doing and also have a treatment. I would also love to meet and have dinner with Colin Firth, he’s soooo sexy. 
 
What is your favourite film of all time? 
‘A walk in the Clouds‘ with Keanu Reeves. 
 
What is your best advice for people starting out in business? 
Believe in yourself. Just be you and people will buy into ‘you’. 
 
What's next for you and your business? 
I’m just looking into training for offering hair restoration as I know a lot of men and women who suffer with hair loss . 
Louisa Sando Patel
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Lorraine Turnpenny 

What do you do, and how long have you been in business? 
I am a Forever Living Business Owner! This means I share the benefits of (& supply) quality natural products and also the business opportunity behind the products. If people join the business, I help them build a business that wraps around their lifestyle. I started up 8 years ago after 28 years in corporate finance. 
 
Why did you create Forever Living? 
As a Forever business owner, I don’t use a business name per say. I work under the umbrella of Forever Living Products, a brand of health and beauty products I use and trust and a global community I am proud to be part of. I love the connection to something much bigger than myself. 
 
What do you think has been your biggest achievement since launching your business? 
Probable achieving the coveted position of Manager on Forever’s marketing plan. It took focus and determination and I learnt so much along the way. It also inspired others in my group to go for their own goals and we worked together with great team spirit. 
 
Is there something most people don’t know about you? 
Yes, alongside building my Forever business, I continue developing my interest in holistic healthcare and qualified as a Wellbeing Practitioner. I enjoy supporting individuals and running wellbeing workshops, the most recent being for the military police in March just before lockdown. 
 
Is there a single person who you have learned the most from in your life? If so, what did they teach you? 
Sydney Banks, philosopher and author. Through sharing his own insights with the world he helped me realise that I am the creator of my own experience and not to be afraid of my own experience. 
 
If you could have dinner with one living or non-living person, who would it be and why? 
There are so many fascinating people I would like to be present with. However, an inspiring dinner party guest would be Rex Maughan, our Forever founder. He’s a true visionary and an amazing human being. He teaches us all so much about humility, equality and leadership and encourages us to be who we want to be and follow our dreams. 
 
What is your favourite film of all time? 
Out of Africa, The Horse Whisperer, The Way We Were. Yep I love Robert Redford and it’s impossible to choose. 
 
What is your best advice for people starting out in business? 
It’s not easy but it can be worth it. Believe in yourself. Passion and a positive mind set will keep you hanging in there when the going gets tough. A good support network is vital. 
 
What's next for you and your business? 
I’m grateful to have been able to continue working my Forever business during coronavirus. I intend to share the business opportunity with more people. I’ll be picking up my wellbeing work again in the not too distant future. On a personal note I intend to spend time with my family in Madrid as the pandemic eases. 
 
Lisa Bacon
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Tammy Reynolds 

What do you do, and how long have you been in business? 
I am a hairstylist and I have been doing that for 33 years now. I have worked all over the world but started my own studio 4 and a half years ago. 
 
Why did you create Tammy Reynolds for Hair? 
My business name Tammy Reynolds For Hair started over 20 years ago when I lived in Australia and I was self employed, I bought it back out of retirement when I started working for myself again after moving back to England. 
 
What do you think has been your biggest achievement since launching your business? 
My biggest achievement since starting my business personally is that I do everything myself. Professionally it is definitely the awards over the last few years. Last year I won Stylist of the Year, this year I have won Salon of the Year and I am up for Stylist of the Year but this time it is with the biggest hair industry business awards, getting to the finals has already opened doors for me. 
 
Is there something most people don’t know about you? 
Most people don’t know that Ceroc dancing is one of my hobbies, pre lockdown I could be dancing three or four times a week. 
 
Is there a single person who you have learned the most from in your life? If so, what did they teach you? 
Narrowing the list down to a single person that I’ve learnt the most from is hard because I’ve lived all over the world, there are a lot of people in my life. Probably the ones I reference the most are my employers when I worked in NZ. They changed my life and career and I always say that if I was going to move countries again I would go back there to work for them. 
 
If you could have dinner with one living or non-living person, who would it be and why? 
My dinner date would be my mom. She died when I was still at school, we would have a lot to catch up on. I would like to sit with her so I could have fresh memories of what she looks like, sounds like and to listen to how she laughs because I can’t really remember those things. I would love to give her a hug and hold her hand for a while.. 
 
What is your favourite film of all time? 
A movie that I like currently is Horton Hears a Who. 
 
What is your best advice for people starting out in business? 
My best piece of advice, don’t do everything yourself, give yourself days off every week without fail. 
 
What's next for you and your business? 
The awards final in January which is a black tie event in Mayfair London. I have just completed training for Scalp Micropigmentation which is a permanent hair loss solution with instant results and it is life changing! I’ll be moving that part of my business forward, it’s incredibly new and very different from anything I’ve ever done before. 
 
Gerri Moore
 
 
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