Making it More Accessible


It’s so important to take some time and space for you and your business to learn, acknowledge your progress and get support.

We have a whole range of business support events at Pure Zest Business Hub to do just that. I know from personal experience as a business owner that it is time consuming looking at each workshop, event etc. checking your diary, paying for it and so on.

To help you, I have packaged up the different options, so you only have to check your diary once, and pay once.

Through the first 3 months of the 2017, Choice Business Support is hosting 3 masterminding sessions, a motivator session, one to one Thrive sessions, a seminar and 2 workshops.

There are 3 packages:

In all 3 packages you sign up for:
The Masterminding group, this includes all 3 sessions for being part of that group
(Dates: 11 Jan, 8 Feb, 8 March – 9:30-11am)

In addition to the Masterminding:

Motivational Interviewing in Business Seminar (15 Feb 9:30 – 12:30)
One of the two workshops – either Setting your Intentions (18 Jan 10-12) OR Bringing Hygge into Your Business (2 Feb 10-12)
Motivator Session (22 March 10-12)
Thrive session (1 x 30 minutes)

If taken individually all these events would add up to £125, if you buy them as a package and pay by Tuesday 10 January 7pm there will be just £100 to pay. I call that great value for insight, knowledge, support and gaining perspective.

In addition to the Masterminding:

Motivational Interviewing in Business Seminar (15 Feb – 9:30 – 12:30)
Motivator Session (22 March 10 – 12)
Thrive session (1 x 30 minutes)

If taken individually all these events would add up to £105, if you buy them as a package and pay by Tuesday 10 January 7pm there will be just £90 to pay. I call that great value for insight, knowledge, support and gaining perspective.

In addition to the Masterminding:

One of the two workshops – either Setting your Intentions (18 Jan 10 -12) OR Bringing Hygge into Your Business (2 Feb 10 – 12)
Motivator Session (22 March 10 -12)
Thrive session (1 x 30 minutes)

If taken individually all these events would add up to £90, if you buy them as a package and pay by Tuesday 10 January 7pm there will be just £80 to pay. I call that great value for insight, knowledge, support and gaining perspective.

So grab your diary or smartphone and get them booked in.
For an at a glance, up to date guide to all my business support events go to my Business Support Page.

Click the buttons below to book and find out more about the business packages.

If you would like more information you can reply to this email or ring me on 07910 237983.

All the very best

PS If you would like to take advantage of this offer alongside the Business Support Group sessions (instead of Masterminding) please get in touch.

It’s the final line up…..!

For those of you old enough to remember: sung to the tune of ‘It’s the Final Countdown’ by Europe! Juliet Powell Choice Therapy

It’s just three weeks away until the Choice Therapy, Community Health & Wellness Fair in the great space at Lidgett Grove Methodist Church in Acomb, York. Saturday 15th October 1pm – 3:30pm – Tickets: Adults £2 Children- free

Helping local people talk to and support local health & wellness businesses.

I always think it’s nice to know a little about who will be there, think who you would like to talk to, think about the workshops you would like to attend. So here goes:

Choice Therapy – I expect you have worked out that I will be there with a stand and mini-workshop, there’s a lot in the media around building resilience in children and with good reason, pick up tips, ideas and chat about what could work for you (an introduction to my full workshop later in October) plus information about other workshops and working one to one with me and information about the Parent Social. (plus I support small business owners)

The Happy Healing Hut – Meet Claire at her stand, you can’t miss it, very colourful! She will chat to you about kinesiology and how it can support you and your family. She is is doing a great interactive workshop getting young and old to try out some of the techniques, leaving you feeling better and brighter. She is a knowledgeable and natural speaker and one not to be missed.

The Body Shop at Home – You will get a lovely waft of the Body Shop goodies Wendy is bringing to the Fair (perhaps a bit of early Christmas shopping, eek!). Also Wendy will be offering donation based mini-taster facials, hand and arm massages and eye liner application techniques. Some great discounts.

NRG Healing – Lindsay will be at the Fair with her crystals and salt lamps, she is a Reiki teacher, crystal healer and salt lamp seller. I personally can’t wait to get my hands on a salt lamp!

Yoga with Alison – Alison is doing one of our popular mini-workshops with the fab title “yoga for knackered parents”, Alison is a firm believer in taking time for yourself and will do some supportive, accessible yoga with you.

Emma Norsworthy – You may remember Emma from my last Fair who did one of our workshops. This time she will have a stand and will spend time with you discussing the Arbonne products and how they can support you.

Laughter with Jude – Eagerly anticipated…. Jude will be doing one of her legendary mini laughter workshops: fun, connecting and hilarious! She also has a stand where you can chat in more detail with her about the laughter therapy, soul plans and much more.

Adela Parzanese – Another gorgeous smelling stand, all those lovely Neal’s Yard essential oils and products. Adela is also doing one of our workshops which sounds intriguing – Organic Family Medicine Cabinet. One not to be missed.

Maxine Forster – You may know Maxine from Horses for Children, however, at the Fair she will be selling gorgeous Nepalese accessories as she fundraises for the people in Nepal after the earthquakes. Scarves, bangles, purses and more (Christmas shopping?!)

3R Restore, Rebalance, Renew – Meet Biddie she will listen, advise and support around Restore, Re balance and Renew, she is a  Mum who has felt the same as many of you. Real mums, Real results. In a pressured society you are expected to hit the gym and get your pre-baby body back instantly like the celebrities. She wants to change that and make changes from the inside out. Be confident in the body you have, strengthen your core and look after yourself, then you will feel and see real results with The PT for Your Tummy.

Rachel Banks – Try out, browse and ask questions about some of the lovely range of Forever Living products. The Sonya skincare serum is one of my favourites! Some more Christmas shopping!

Five Star Hypnotherapy – Ever wondered how hypnotherapy works, how can it help to relax and reduce stress? Anthony will be on hand to explain, answer questions and help with simple techniques to support you.

Viriam Massage – I know from first hand experience how good Jacqueline’s face lift massages are! Ask her about them and many more massage techniques she provides. She is offering mini-treatments and a chance to chat about what she does.

Carole Green – The Colour & Style Coach – I’m not sure how many Fairs can boast a colour coach, however, we have one! Carole specialises in working on the colours and styles that suit you, your skin tone, face shape and body shape – with great effect.

Pure Zest – If you want to find solutions and better ways of working Elaine is your person, she runs Pure Zest with Sharyn and will be at the Fair discussing co-working and ways to work in a cost effective way at the Pure Zest office space.

Anne Gledhill – Anne is a midwife of some experience and now works as an independent midwife. Answering all your questions and supporting you with this stage of your life.

Crafty Corner – Two ambitious local teenagers (one being my daughter!) are offering low cost crafts for your children to have a go at with activities suitable for younger ones such as colouring and drawing to creating friendships bracelets and origami for slightly older ones.

Refreshments – Home baked goodies, healthy snacks and drinks for all the family.

I think you’ll agree that’s quite a line-up.  I can’t wait to meet you.

There will be goody bags for the first 20 people to arrive at the Fair AND there will be a fabulous prize draw as you enter the Fair, all you need to do is pass your email address to us, to be in with a chance of winning.

Have a lovely day




Me too….

Two of the most powerful words when talking to other parents are “Me too” feeling like you are not the only one struggling with this, seeing things from a difficult angle, getting someone else’s perspective, seeing a humorous side to the situation, feeling like you can get back to family life and have resolve to carry on.

I’m always very careful to say that the Parent Social is not a workshop or a support group. The way they work very much depends on who comes along that day. I like to pose a few questions, get everyone thinking. The Parent Social is a chance to share some of the things going on, with other parents – friendships, bullying, social media, worries, relationships, school, siblings etc.

We often lose contact with other parents as our children grow up and especially during secondary school and college. What’s lovely about the socials is that it’s a diverse group that come from different areas of York and further afield.

We do have more of a permanent home at the Friends Meeting House, Acomb, York YO26 5LR. I hope that makes it easier for people to find us on a regular basis. (I am also continuing to work with York Nurturing Community and run sessions in Derwenthorpe.)

As a celebration there is a special offer, tickets are £4 (bring a friend for free) which includes hot drinks and a snack, just pay on the door.

If you are wondering who the heck I am (!) go to my website to read a bit more,link.

See you there
Juliet x

Why do we need a vision?

The truth is, we don’t need a vision, you can live your life without one, moving from one decision to another, paying the bills, continuing in the same way with the same routine and really, there is no harm in that.

Apart from, I think most people harbour a dream: somewhere they want to be, a house they would like, a situation they would like to be in, a car they would like. But what stops them?

Not seeing a path to that dream – it seeming too distant, unobtainable.

I’ll let you in to a secret – I have always wanted to go white water rafting down the Zambezi river, ever since I was a teenager. I went canoeing in southern France (La Ardeche) and we manoeuvred some white water, that planted a seed. As I grew up it was forgotten about……. until this summer I went canoeing with my family on the much more sedate La Vezere, yes it awakened something?

What happened to that dream? Why didn’t I work my way towards it? I guess life got in the way, that year I was finishing college and getting ready to go to university where there were other adventures to be had, then starting work, changing careers, getting married etc etc.

An itch has begun (!) I would like to do it now, while I am still able, navigate the river in high water. However, it’s pretty expensive, I’ve got to get to Zambia, the accommodation, the rafting itself and all the rest.

Apart from I can start building on ideas to get me there, make sure I have the income to pay for the trip, the business to generate an income so I can pay for it. This feels motivating I think I can find a way.

Previously, when I have reached goals and lived out my dreams what have I done before?

Quite simply I have written my goals down, in a nice book, in my best handwriting, and because I have stated my intent, they have all happened in one way or another (except one!). What else have I done? I have created vision boards – quite simply a visual way of displaying where I would like my life to go – who do I want to work with? what hours do I need to do? how many holidays would I like? how would I like to be thought of? what materials things would I like to have? what would I like to earn?

Now, it needs updating, my ambitions, dreams and goals need revising (if I am to get to Zambia).

A great opportunity for me and my motivator group to have a go together, build a vision for our businesses, our lives and our ambitions, just by creating a board or book, supporting each other in the process.

Want to find out more?
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Supporting You and Your Business

Times of trouble….

I run a small business, in counselling known as a private practice. To be part of my professional body I must have monthly supervision – the role of the supervision is to support me with my work with clients, to challenge my ways of thinking and working, being a counsellor is emotionally demanding and supervision is vital to ensure balance and ethical conduct. I have mentored and managed many people through my role as a counsellor and previously. As the supervisee or mentee it feels great to be supported and thought about and have time dedicated to your professional practice.

Many small business owners do not have a compulsory element of supervision, although they may seek it out to help them.

Having spoken to colleagues, friends and clients it felt like people would like some support either practically or emotionally so in June 2016 I set up 2 groups:

My Motivator Sessions provide an opportunity to discuss areas of your business you are stuck with or would like some clarity with, sometimes we will get into pairs and bounce ideas or talk within the whole group, you will get a chance to research, start or do some planning around the issue, then we will spend some time at the end reflecting or summarising what we want to do next. These sessions are 2 hours long. You will receive a warm welcome, a cuppa and a snack. Find out more

Time: 10am – 12pm

Date: Wednesday 21 September 2016

Place: Pure Zest, Forest Farm Business Park, Fulford, York, YO19 4RH

Tickets: £15

The Choice Therapeutic Support Group began after offering 3 individual workshops to small business owners. The group offers strategies for business owners who would like support continuing their business while dealing with those parts of life outside of their business. It felt like a more regular meeting would be beneficial. The group provides space to look at personal issues and the practicalities of running a business. The sessions are structured to allow you to look at your life and business and support others. A comfortable, supportive, welcoming atmosphere guaranteed!
These sessions are 2 hours long. Find out more
Time: 9:30am – 11:30am
Date: Thursday 29 September 2016
Place: Friends Meeting House, Acomb Green, YO26 5LR
Tickets: £15

I use tried and tested strategies used in counselling and mentoring (with some Choice Therapy zing!) and those who have attended in the past have given me excellent feedback (FEEDBACK). We also have some short exercises to get you thinking and reflecting.

Contact me to reserve your place.