Thank you

A few words to say HUGE THANK YOU …

Hello from EDEN 2016

This year’s conference was another overwhelming success bringing together more than 80 people in our community and South East Essex, including ambassadors and production team, speakers, event partners and guests.

E.D.E.N 2016 inspired by the theme EMBRACE, BELIEVE, INSPIRE provided great social interaction for the participants, breaking barriers between the ages, cultural differences and stereotypes. On behalf of the IWS team, we want to thank you for sharing this inspiring day with us.

Our first thank you is going to LAUREN TERESA RULE and HAYLEY FOSTER DA SILVA for smooth registration and welcoming the event guests.

Next thank you is going to our diverse and dynamic group of performers and speakers, who shared with our audience moving and humorous poems, opening song and inspiring stories.

Opening poems SUSAN GILES

Opening song NYAKIO KUNG’U

Inspiring speaker SHERRY FULLER – “WOMEN DON’T HAVE A SHELF LIFE”

Inspiring speaker MELANIE SMITH – “DECLUTTERING THE WARDROBE OF HISTORY”

Inspiring speaker SARAH CONNOLLY  – “LIFE GIVES YOU A BIG PAIR OF SHOES TO GROW INTO”

Inspiring speaker NYAKIO KUNG’U – “WHEN LIFE GIVES YOU LEMONS, MAKE PINK CHAMPAGNE”

Thank you for stepping out of your comfort zone and sharing your personal insights, experiences which helped you on your journey of embracing, believing and inspiring. The conference would not be inspiring without your empowering speeches. Thank you for your support and spending this day with us and our attendees.

Thank you JUSTYNA SZKULIK-KRAKA for baking amazing delicious home-made cakes. The selection was absolutely wonderful. It was no surprise that all of them were gone by the end of the day. Thank you also to YOU, BERNIE BENTLEY and LAUREN TERESEA RULE for managing the catering faciliting and keeping our guests happy.

The speeches followed by a sketch and amazing workshops.

Our group of inspiring performers JULIA HANTIG, LINDA ELSDON, ANNA HEIM and KATIE led by SUSAN GILES, delivered a sketch inspiring women to look at the true value of their friendships.

Our next thank you is going to leaders and facilitator of our inspiring workshops:

KIM BAILEY, Founder of Purple Genie Life Coaching & The Rainbow Genie Train, Life coach, Counsellor and Trainer accompanied by JENNETTE COLES-SMITH, Therapeutic Counsellor, Family Support Worker and Life Coach delivered together a workshop THE RAINBOW GENIE TRAIN, a workshop where participants had the opportunity to learn how we can use our thoughts instead of being consumed by them, to empower us to think differently giving us so many more choices.

HELENE MUSSO, experienced drama teacher, qualified confidence trainer, Founder of Public Speaking Demystified and author of the book “The Power of Outrageous Expression” inspired our guests in a communication workshop focused on HOW TO GET THE MOST OUT OF OTHERS AND YOURSELF.

HAYLEY FOSTER DA SILVA, Co-Founder at The Healing Pathways, spiritual activist, Fairy lover, poet and writer, delivered a meditation workshop CONNECT WITH YOUR DIVINE ESSENCE with visualisation focused on connecting with your inner beauty.

Another thank you goes to the Fashion show team, especially to JULIA HANTIG, JOY PHIDO at The World of Brading, LAURA MAXWELL at Taking Shape and LAUREN TERESA RULE for leading the show and providing beautiful and colourful clothing, creating an amazing and empowering experience for models and our guests.

Thank you HILDAH MULENGA, the founder of Mumba’s Children Charity and BERNIE BENTLEY, the founder of Just Listening To You for sharing the stage and inspiring more women to continue with such amazing work as you do.

We finished celebrating our inspiring day with drumming. Thank you SUSAN GILES for bringing everyone together and helping our guest to express themselves through the power of music and rhythm in your drumming extravaganza.

Another huge thank you goes to our sponsor who believed in our vision before everything else started falling in place. MOBEEZ is a local based company specialising in sales of refurbished phones, and supported by freelance training providers and other local organisations.

PURPLE GENIE LIFE COACHING for donating an online life coaching package for the I’m inspired prize.

ANDREW HALL @ STUDIO ELEVEN GALLERY WESTCLIFF and BELLA ITALIA SOUTHEND for vouchers for our Best Badge Award.

Next thank you is going to our partners and local organisations which helped to organise the event

CROWSTONE ST GEORGE’S URC for the hire of the venue and their superb supportive team

ANNA HEIM for creating the event logos and BIRTHDAY IN A BOX for creating our poster.

SARAH CONNOLLY and MAY SMART for the wonderful display of photographs and products capturing the culture, life and experiences in Palestine.

SAVS SOUTHEND (Southend Association of Voluntary Service) for their support on the day and raising awareness about the volunteering opportunities and support to founders of other organisations making the difference in Southend

BLATELLA FILMS for joining us on the day and filming the event.

STEVE LILLY PHOTOGRAPHY for capturing our inspiring moments and super timely and exceptional delivery of photographs.

We are also proud to collaborate with enterprises and businesses based in Southend and East Essex that make the difference:

HEALTHY LIFE ESSEX – social enterprise with a wealth of information for anyone interested in maintaining a happier, healthier, greener lifestyle.

MADE BY PLUMB – inspirational handcrafted jewellery, specialising in Sterling Silver, semi-precious and special edition Swarovski elements.

EARTHZEST ORGANICS – supercharge your skin with a pure and highly effective alternative to conventional skincare products that contain high levels of water and synthetic chemicals.

ANNIE CLARK – International Psychic Consultant, one of the Britain’s top gifted psychic

BDW JONES – independent consultant at Neals Yard Remedies – skincare consultations, skincare workshops ideal for meetings, social events and parties.

We would also like to thank all conference attendees and guests for joining us on the day. It was incredible to share this wonderful day with each of you.

Our last but huge thank you goes to the team of IWS Ambassadors who volunteered their energy, passion and invested their time over the last seven months to make this event an enjoyable experience. Without the support of all of you, the event would not have been the success that it was. We hope that you found your involvement in the E.D.E.N. 2016 conference both valuable and rewarding.

Everyone’s presence helped to make this event a great success and your enthusiasm and positive spirit helped make our time together both inspiring and fun.  We wish you all the best!

We will soon share the beautiful memories we have from this day on our gallery page.

See you again soon!

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