30 April, 2010

Mum Ultrapreneur Book

The Mum Ultrapreneur book is an upbeat, honest yet encouraging look at the factors that support success in business for women who are also mothers. Advice is offered through a fictional format for part of the book, as readers become involved in ‘Gemma’s’ entrepreneurial journey. The other main part of the book provides tips under different categories from leading ‘mumpreneurs’. Research for the book included Susan Odev’s discussions with contributors, including an interview with me Jennifer Liston-Smith and my former business partner Anna Hayward discussing Managing Maternity, a pioneering corporate maternity coaching consultancy which we ran for five years until January 2010. (I continue corporate maternity coaching now under My Family Care). The main part of the interview starts around 1min 20secs in.

Mum Ultrapreneur is written by Susan Odev and Mark Weeks. Susan’s bio reads: “Susan is a proud, working mother with four beautiful children. She is a skilled writer, performer and human development specialist with nearly 20 years experience of designing, coordinating, managing and delivering training.  She has written on subjects such as time management, customer service and training for several trade journals. She has acted as an “expert” contributor on handling stress as a working mum for magazines such as Women’s Own and Women’s Weekly.