Getting on track with Coach Cath

When Cathie Babbington joined the Girls Around Town for the first time, she and fellow members of the Bilsthorpe Ladies Running Club were celebrating recent achievements of this Run England group.

Almost four years later the ladies in Bilsthorpe are still going strong, with their 10th anniversary coming soon. But back in the studio next weekend, she’ll be talking about a different kind of running!

A qualified life coach, management coach and small business coach for sole traders and start ups, she’ll be describing how, as well as running her own business, Coach Cath UK, she also finds time to teach at various institutes, including Grantham College, and lecture for BPP London University on Change Management and Business Strategy.

And how earlier this week, she announced yet another string added to her bow, that of co-ordinator for the newly-formed MiBA Bassetlaw Networking Group

Tune in to 107.8FM or listen online between 10am and 12 noon next Sunday to hear what Cathie has to say about how to choose a coach, what benefits clients get from life coaching with her and the kind of businesses she works with on a regular basis.

Find out too how you can sign up for the three free Life Hacks which she promises will bring positive change into your life.

And, if there’s time, perhaps she’ll explain to June and Rosalyn what she means when she tells followers of her blog that it’s OK to be a hippo!!

Cath will get not only get you ‘on track’ she will get the ‘train going at full speed’


Are you thinking of going it alone?

With more and more people (many of them women) deciding to change direction, giving up ‘proper’ jobs to start their own businesses, a few pearls of wisdom from someone who’s ‘been there, done that’ would surely come in handy, don’t you think?

In another double-header, this week’s show features not one but two guests who fit the bill as Becky Dobb and Penny Briant join June and Rachel to talk about going it alone…

They’ll be explaining what prompted them to launch their own micro businesses, how they set about it and how doing so has made a difference to their lives, both personal and professional.

Tune in or listen online between 10am and 12 noon on Sunday to find out more when they chat to the Girls Around Town about some of the highs – and maybe a few of the lows! – along the way.

Whether you’ve already started heading down the same path or you’re hovering on the brink of following in their footsteps, this is one interview you won’t want to miss…

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…