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I am an author, journalist and motivational speaker specialising in business and personal development and entrepreneurship.

I have written six books, the latest being Ambition: why it’s good to want more and how to get it. I am the former Enterprise Editor of The Sunday Times and now write for The Times and The Telegraph as well as speaking at conferences and events around the world.

In 2010 I took a one-woman show about entrepreneurs called How to make a Million before Lunch to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and took another show there in August 2016 called Ambition.

Having interviewed hundreds of the world’s most successful people for her books and journalism, I have gained a real insight into what makes them tick. By drawing on real life examples, I can talk about the common traits they share and look at what we can learn from them.

As well speaking regularly at conferences about entrepreneurs and small businesses, I am an extremely successful moderator and chairperson, using my knowledge of business to guide proceedings in an informed and effective way.

“A personal note of thanks for your efforts on our behalf. Super job! I’m delighted with how the event went and a huge part of that is down to you – immensely grateful” – George Derbyshire, chief executive of the National Federation of Enterprise Agencies

I also host awards ceremonies and gives after-dinner speeches.

I have an MA (Hons) degree in Economics from Cambridge University and prior to joining The Sunday Times worked for The Investors Chronicle, The Evening Standard and The Times, including two overseas postings in Australia and France.