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Turning Points

25 inspiring stories from women entrepreneurs who have turned their careers and their lives around - edited by Kate Cobb.

When things go wrong and we reach rock bottom, we have a choice: to stay in the depths of despair, or to stop, take stock and turn our lives around. These dark moments are our Turning Points. And it is at these moments that we need the support of others.

Kate Cobb, the editor of this inspiring collection, is British but has lived in France for 15 years, working first for large international corporations and now running her own executive coaching and training business, Moving Forward Your Way. Kate has worked with women entrepreneurs for over 20 years, helping them to achieve the financial and personal goals they have always dreamed of. Looking back at her own Turning Point, Kate, who discovered in 2005 that she faced a life of increasing disability yet needed to support herself financially, recognized the lessons she had learned during her own point of crisis – a crisis that she had kept to herself for many years.

‘I suddenly felt that I needed to share my story so that others facing physical hardship could take heart and realise that life isn't over for them. My message to everyone is to keep going and never give up even when it looks like the odds are stacked against you. There's always a way forward. This is the message behind every single inspirational Turning Points’ story,’ explains Kate.

‘As a successful women's development coach, I am surrounded by amazing women who have experienced incredible challenges and come out smiling.’

The idea for the book was born just a year ago when Kate attended a workshop on how to write a book at the WIN conference in Paris. She realised she had a chance of getting these stories out into the world in order to help others struggling with change.

‘Most of the women entrepreneurs I work with feel they have to do everything alone – so it was not only sharing with others but also banding together as a community that interested me. As editor of Turning Points I had the privilege to be in contact with 24 incredible women and hear their stories first hand. These authors now form an international community who work together to support each other, even though they didn't know each other before the book. Many of them, like me, live overseas.’ says Kate. You can follow the progress of the book at: http://www.theturningpointsbook.com.

Mid & East Lothian Chamber member Ann Mitchell from Ann Mitchell Management took part in writing a chapter in this inspiring book which has now been published and launched on Amazon. Copies of the book are also available from Ann for £9.99 + p&p. For further info email ann@annmitchellmanagement.co.uk


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