Meet Rebecca

My clientele includes banks, national companies, not-for-profits, independent schools, small and large companies, government bodies and universities.

Rebecca Jones is a:

  • motivational business speaker
  • workshop facilitator
  • mentor to business leaders
  • consultant on innovation, enterprise and business transformation through staff engagement
  • creator of “Stretchy Thinking”
  • author of “Enterprise Within” and “Business Start up – your own way”

 

“You’ll never make anything of yourself”. “You should lower your expectations”. “Education isn’t for you”.

That’s what they said – a long line up of teachers who each took a chunk of my self-esteem. These words were made worse by my dyslexia. It was the perfect combination for low confidence and anxiety. When I left school at 16 with a handful of non-academic O-levels, they could so easily have been right.

Luckily, I was headstrong. I was determined and tenacious. And I was going to prove them wrong. So I embarked on a variety of jobs throughout the care sector.

At 19, I jumped head first into running my first business. I quickly learned that it wasn’t as easy as it had seemed. It was then I returned to education, where I found a new love for learning (perhaps education was for me, after all). This time around I treated my dyslexia as a challenge to find my own path to success.

In my mid 20’s, I set up a training company that opened the door to those with promise and potential. Many of these people are also told only of their limitations.

Today I’m a qualified teacher with many business qualifications (including a Master’s degree in education). I’ve also been involved in academia and research into enterprise and innovation, as well as lecturing and writing about enterprise and business.

So much for education “not being for me”.

Today my work draws upon my knowledge of people development and business growth.

My clientele includes banks, national companies, not-for-profits, independent schools, small and large companies, government bodies and universities. Not bad for someone who “would never make something of herself”.

My work comes from the melting pot of my personal and professional lives – inspired by my experiences as a trainer, business owner, mum and (wait for it) grandmother (a brand-new learning curve in itself!).