We meet twice a month, on the 2nd Thursday of the month in Ilminster and the last Thursday of the month in Taunton.

You will find details of our upcoming events below, along with links to book your tickets.

We hope to see you at one of our meetings sometime soon.
Our Ilminster Group meets on the second Thursday of each month from 10:00 am to 12:30 pm at Jordans Courtyard, Horton Cross, Ilminster TA19
Our Taunton Group meets on the last Thursday of each month from 9:30 am to 12:00 pm at Taunton & Pickeridge Golf Club, Corfe, Taunton, TA3 7BY.
Thursday September 12th

This month Karen Harris from The Mindful Sage will be talking to us about.......

An Introduction to Mindfulness

Mindfulness can be useful in coping with the uncertainties that come with running your own business - the negative ideas that can get in the way of achieving what you want and how we can counterbalance this using some mindfulness techniques.

Do you ever question what you are doing and why you are doing it? Do you lie awake worrying about all the things that might go wrong with your business? Mindfulness techniques can be helpful in enabling you to overcome these negative thoughts and ideas that rob you of the enjoyment from building your business and even impact on your ability to achieve the levels of success you want.

Karen Harris is a Mindfulness Teacher who has been practising mindfulness for 9 years and teaching for the past 5 years. She will explain why your brain makes it so easy to believe in the negative thoughts and events and teach you how to overcome this to achieve the success you deserve.

Thursday September 29th

This month we will be joined by Lyn Paxman from Evolve You Coaching, Lyn will be talking to us about.....

From washing machine to clarity - why our outcome focused world makes it harder to achieve our goals and ways to do if differently.

Washing in the machine tumbles, gets tangled, moves around in different directions. A metaphor for life maybe?

We all want clarity, focus and purpose and we're led to believe if we manage our time, measure with metrics, are super-productive it will all come to us. The message is 'must try harder'. But we don't achieve the clarity we hoped for, or the satisfaction, or ever achieve the feeling that we are enough. So, what do we need to do differently?

Lyn, a life coach and 'recovering achiever' talks about how she came to realise she was putting her focus in the wrong places. She will share her philosophy for sorting out the tangle of thoughts, feelings and ambitions so you can thrive not strive. She will show you her strategies for achieving what you want and need without pushing and without compromise, so you can find flow, clarity and joy.

Thursday October 10th

This month we shall be joined by Louise Newton, otherwise known as Style by Louise.

How to Feel Fabulous Everyday!

“Have you been “Louised” yet?" The endearing term used by so many of Louise’s clients who have enjoyed a consultation with her discovering what their style is or how to wear colour with confidence often because of being stuck in a rut with what they wear, a change in body shape through weight gain or loss, perhaps even a life changing circumstance. Louise helps her clients “find themselves”, building their confidence and allows them that all important “me time” so many of us can never justify giving ourselves.

Louise Newton is a Personal Stylist with a wealth of knowledge in Beauty, Colour Analysis and Style. With years of experience in retail and beauty therapy and having trained with Europe’s leading Image Consultancy, Colour Me Beautiful, she will be talking about how to wear colour and how dressing for your style personality can have such an empowering and confidence boosting effect on your day to day life. She’ll also be giving you an insight into what’s in style for the Autumn/Winter season with top tips on how to wear them your way!

As well as Personal Styling and Colour Analysis, Louise enhances clients natural beauty with the Colour Me Beautiful cosmetics and skincare range and will be showing how the correct lipstick shade for you can make a huge difference to your overall look!

She’s passionate about helping people feel good about themselves, bringing out the best in them so they feel confident and comfortable in what they wear everyday and believes everyone deserves to!”



Thursday October 31st

This month we will be joined by Carola Becker, SLiB's very own amazing nutritionist who will be talking to us about .......

YOU are your Business!

It’s no surprise that we feel better when we eat well. But life is busy and sometimes we seem to be spinning too many plates: running a business, organising a family, being part of a busy social life, maybe looking after a relative.

But only if you look after yourself you can look after others and bring your business forward at the same time. There is no way around it – if you want to live healthier you need to accept that what you eat has a big impact. When your body is functioning at its best, not only do you feel more awake, but you are also more focused. The more focused you are, the more you can get done. Eating the right foods can also boost your mood and lower your stress levels.

Carola will explain Nutrition without ‘finger-wagging’: how your body and brain benefits from good foods, she will bust a few myths around diets and super foods and you show you quick and easy ways to incorporate healthy foods in your busy life.

Get the basics right:

What does 5 a day mean? Or is it 8? Or 10? And what’s the point anyway?
Brain foods – better focus, better mood
Don’t read the front of the packet, read the back!
Eat with impact


Thursday November 14th

Business Building Blocks

This month our presentation will be given by Louise Curwen, an experienced Marketer and Business Coach.

She says that....

All businesses need 5 main elements to succeed:

1) A great product or service.
2) People who want to buy it.
3) A way of letting them know about it.
4) A way they can buy it.
5) Someone to organise and drive forward with the first four.

Sounds simple doesn’t it? Simple it might be but easy it certainly isn’t! If your business isn’t where you want it to be one or more of the above is blocking (pun intended) your success. It’s essential that you find out which one is hindering you and get it back on track.

During her 10 years in business Louise Curwen has worked with hundreds of small businesses as a website developer, a marketer and a coach, she has seen some become wildly successful while others withered and died on the vine. She is fed up of seeing amazing businesses fail to fulfil their potential, so after analysing and agonising over these successes and failures she has noticed similarities and patterns occurring again and again.

In this talk she will share her findings as well as reveal which building block is the lynchpin and how optimising this will transform your business.