Helping women get the lives they want

A self-confessed ‘mature woman’, next Sunday’s Girls Around Town guest Penny Briant has faced a number of unexpected life changes in the last 10 years.

And while readily admitting that everyone’s journey is different, she firmly believes that being able to draw on her own experiences gives her a unique insight into what the women she now works with are going through.

Proof positive that it’s never too late to change direction, Penny was in her late 40s when she gained a degree in Human Resource Management.  Her growing interest in personal development led to further study and in 2015 she qualified as an accredited life coach.

Based in Newark, she uses her new skills to help clients find a way to deal with the kind of challenges she had faced. But not by giving them advice or telling them what to do – as a coach, her role is to motivate them to create their own future by asking questions that encourage them to focus on where they really want to be.

“Women are incredibly powerful and do amazing things but all too often in later life we find ourselves losing our way,” says Penny. “It’s at times like these that we need a strong circle of support and I will always be grateful to the female friends who were there for me through some difficult times.

“Now I feel privileged to be able to give my clients the same support in a professional way and in doing so to help them get the lives they want.”

Tune in or listen online between 10am and 12 noon on Sunday, when Fiona will also be sharing her hints and tips for summer health.

Many of feel better for some sunshine and the longer days at this time of year but being beach-ready can be a bit of challenge, especially if your toes are still showing signs of hibernation! So here’s your chance to find out how to keep your feet neat and the veruccas at bay, along with other advice on a few more summer niggles…

Different by design

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It’s one of the biggest days of your life and finding the right dress for the occasion is almost certainly right up there at the top of your to-do list…

So how do you find one that’s a perfect fit, not just for your body shape but for your own style and personality?

Someone who has the answer is Anne Bird of Daisy Dresses, who joins the Girls Around Town as their latest Fabulous After 40 guest.

Following a long career in the public sector, Anne found her fabulous when she opened the Daisy Dresses studio and workshop in Winkburn last month. Specialising in designing and making bespoke wedding gowns, she works closely with each bride at every stage of the process, to create unique dresses designed to fit, flatter and help promote body confidence on the big day.

Tune in or listen online between 10am and 12 noon next Sunday, when June and Tina find out more about what inspired Anne to take her life in a totally new direction.

And how, in a world where frou frou often reigns supreme, she’s on a mission to offer brides something a little different and help them find their own fabulous!

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You’ll have to wait a few weeks to find out all about Anne Bird and Daisy Dresses – or will you?

On Sunday 14 August, Anne will be joining the Girls Around Town to talk about how she found her own Fabulous After 40 by setting up her new bespoke bridal design and dressmaking service.

But in the meantime, if you want a sneak preview of what she’ll be talking about on the show, she’s having a party to celebrate the official opening of her Winkburn studio – and you’re invited!

Visit the studio on the evening of Saturday 9 July and you’ll have chance to see how she puts her dressmaking skills to good use designing and sewing beautiful bespoke dresses and – her particular passion – restyling vintage wedding gowns for the modern day bride.

The celebrations start at 6.30pm – there’ll be food and drink as well as competitions and special offers too – and you’ll find Daisy Dresses at Unit 3,The Old Dairy Buildings, Winkburn, Newark, NG22 8PQ.

For more details, visit the website or call Anne on 07904 730506 – and don’t forget to listen in on Sunday 14 August when June and Tina get the full story from their latest Fabulous After 40 guest!