Business Breakfast July 2019 - Stephanie Melodia

Business Breakfast with Stephanie Melodia

Founder & Director of ‘Bloom’.

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For this edition, we invited the Founder & Director of startup marketing agency, Bloom, Stephanie Melodia, to help guests gain clarity on the fuzzy area of marketing, uncover the important fundamentals, and provide them with helpful tips and insights to take their businesses to the next level.

 
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Give us a short summary of your business and what you are up to at the moment.

I run Bloom, a startup marketing agency focused on supporting early-stage entrepreneurs and young ambitious companies in taking the next step in their exciting growth journey. We take an integrated and therefore media-agnostic approach, meaning we keep our eyes on the big picture and focused on what creativity or marketing activity can truly impact your business.

 
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BB is building the ultimate network; how do you think your networks have impacted your business to date?

My networks have been invaluable in business. People buy into other people, so it’s such an important tool when you’re trying to develop and grow your own company. I am thrilled that BB is building the ultimate network - can’t wait!


Why were you interested to host Business Breakfast?

I love what BB is doing and am passionate about the community it supports. My background in marketing, creativity, production, and technology has had the common thread of beauty and fashion throughout, so very relevant to my target audience.

 
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Why would you recommend coming along to a Business Breakfast?

The Business Breakfast is a great way to meet amazing people who are doing interesting things, as well as learning from the revolving experts delivering the sessions. The space is lovely too and the brekkie is a Bruce-y Bonus! ;)

What are your highlights/take away points from the Business Breakfast experience? Please name three.

Great people, engaged audience, nice air-conditioned space on a boiling hot day!!


We would like to say a HUGE thank you to Stephanie for hosting July’s Business Breakfast. Stay connected with Stephanie on her socials to find out what she’s up to:

📨 - stephanie@bloomltd.co.uk



Are you interested in becoming a future Business Breakfast Host? We would love to hear from you.

Send an enquiry to Mirela: mirela@projectmlondon.com


Stay updated for our next #businessbreakfast session on Instagram: @hunter.collection

Business Breakfast June 2019 - Reena Dayal

Business Breakfast with Reena Dayal founder of ‘The Collaborators’.

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For this edition, we invited executive coach and leadership accelerator Reena Dayal to talk about how can you master the art and science of effortless leadership and learn to unlock your hidden creative potential.

Give us a short summary of your business and what you are up to at the moment.

I am a founder of a company called ‘The Collaborators’. This is a leadership accelerator business and I work with the Senior Executors in the corporate sector and also business owners of start ups as well as scale ups and across sectors, and I work on them being able to raise their leadership capabilities and capacity.

So I work as an executive coach, a mentor, a trainer and a consultant to accelerate the journey of leaders so that they can achieve their personal and professional goals.

I use various frameworks and techniques, methodologies - what stands out uniquely is that in my approach I blend Western methodologies, philosophies and techniques. Because I come from India but Iv’e also worked in the UK. I’ve worked across 26 countries, so I bring all of that together and I focus the attention on the 20% that’s going to give 80% results to leaders.

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My business - I do it through one-one coaching with Senior Executors because most require the confidential space to really work with them on a really practical level. Or I do workshops for teams, and I do group coaching.

What am I doing at the moment? Apart from running my business, I’m also Chair of the Institute of Directs for Central London. My role there is to really help businesses there or being able to grow their capabilities and capacities on every aspects. Also I’m an executive coach for two companies called ‘Thrive’ and ‘Executive Coaching Consultancy’. I mentor women in Africa through Aspire and Cherie Blair Foundation. And apart from that I do a lot of amateur astronomy! It’s my passion! And I just finished writing my book! Which is going through its launch season which is quite exciting. 

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BB is building the ultimate network; how do you think your networks have impacted your business to date?

I think when you become an entrepreneur, while it gives you the freedom of choice of who you want to work with, it can also be a very lonely job per say. So therefore, I think the networks have given me the ability to have that support and a comfort zone where I can link on and interact with people about the journey that I am on and exchange notes, learn from each other which is “peer-peer” learning. That’s been one tremendous way that that's helped me out. Which I miss because I come from a corporate background. 

Many of my networks would have:

  1. Converted into clients, because once I've gotten to know them they have been like, “hey wait a minute!” I’m actually needing help in that area and then I’m like, oh maybe we should actually work together? 

  2. Some of the networks have become some of my suppliers so it’s worked the other way around. So we’ve actually collaborated with each other. 

  3. The other way that's helped me that has been quite magical, is them connecting me with other people and because I’m very selective with who I work with, chances are is that I get and become introduced to some really amazing people and this helps me to connect with a larger ecosystem and to learn from that.

    So those will be the three ways that networking has really helped me out. 



Why were you interested to host Business Breakfast?

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So the first factor would be my conversation with Mirela, as I mentioned before I like to collaborate with people and choose with who I like to collaborate with. So it becomes really important for me to get to know the person and Mirela and I had this amazing conversation - creating content and energy and that itself gave me the realisation that I’ve got to do something with what she has created and being able to collaborate with her.

The second calling card for me in Business Breakfast, was the audience that you draw. I love the fact that creative entrepreneurs and freelancers actually have an edge to becoming far more powerful in the entrepreneur world than the people who work in the cooperate sector because of the innate ability and the talent that they have. Like all of us, we need that insight of how to become powerful so it’s great to be able to interact with that audience. Creative entrepreneurs and freelancers? Yeah! I want to talk to them!

Thirdly, it was part of my lone season and I’ve been actively going out and talking with people and doing talks with people so it was perfectly timed in that sense.


Why would you recommend coming along to a Business Breakfast?

First would be timing. I think to have a session on Friday morning is a great time for every entrepreneur to spend and invest on themselves, I think that is just perfect. I would advise anyone to join any Business Breakfast events - take out time and invest in yourself and your growth.

Business breakfast are amongst not more than 15 people. It’s a small scale event - that gives the ability to engage and interact with people in a really comfortable environment. So you make more meaningful connections and because it’s the start of the day, the energy is high generally amongst people with their pastries and their five coffee’s of course but to conclude, great timing and great groups for effectively interacting.

Just a side note, it’s great that I’ve experienced different type of people from different backgrounds so the diversity of the audience is huge as well, which means that the connections you will make will be so much more interesting and the fact that diversity brings in a lot of strength.


What are your highlights or take away points of your Business Breakfast experience? Name 3.

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  1. Space - I think the space is great. The work that has been done by this organisation is fantastic, I love the concept and the natural lighting and it’s just an amazing space.

  2. The energy in room. From the people and the conversations. They have all been engaged, they have really thought about the topics and interacted so well. You can see that they were really participating and for me as a coach, that was an amazing feeling to have.

  3. The people I’ve met. I have met some great people today that I may not have met in my day to day life. So I’m blessed and grateful about that!


We would like to say a HUGE thank you to Reena for hosting June’s Business Breakfast. Stay connected with Reena on her socials to find out what she’s up to:

📨 - reena@thecollaborators.org



Are you interested in becoming a future Business Breakfast Host? We would love to hear from you.

Send an enquiry to Mirela: mirela@projectmlondon.com


Stay updated for our next #businessbreakfast session on Instagram: @hunter.collective





































Our 2018 Went Like This

2018. Our kick-start year. We have enjoyed every moment of this prosperous year overcoming challenges and celebrating many triumphs. Check out our highlights below of 2018 through the growth of Hunter Collective.

N E W M E M B E R S

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HC welcomed an amazing array of hair and beauty experts to our community throughout this year. It is inspiring to see a mixture of skillsets working side by side on our HC floor. We have expanded our chairs to introduce Barbers, trichologists and hair extension specialists, our Members travel from across the UK and Europe to use HC as their London location. Next year we are introducing member workshops, open days for those looking to explore the opportunities at Hunter Collective and our very own YouTube channel. To meet some of our current members, head to our Instagram IGTV for interviews/reviews of HC. 

EVENTS

2018 was a year full of events, around 80 to be exact! The new concept became reality as we realised the potential of HC’s brand neutral space in a favoured central location. Our reputation for being a host venue is growing rapidly and we have worked with some fantastic brands who have converted to life time friends of Hunter Collective - we can’t wait to see what’s in store for us in the events sector.


THE GROWTH OF HC

KAROLINE BRU  EVENTS MANAGER  Karoline joined HC at the start of 2018, her focus has been to develop HC events and bring a mixture of commercial brands to our space. HC hosts a diverse range of education/editorial and commercial events throughout the year.  Originally from Norway, Karoline brings a wonderfully organised and clean approach to everything she does. Alongside her huge smile and can do personality.

KAROLINE BRU

EVENTS MANAGER

Karoline joined HC at the start of 2018, her focus has been to develop HC events and bring a mixture of commercial brands to our space. HC hosts a diverse range of education/editorial and commercial events throughout the year.

Originally from Norway, Karoline brings a wonderfully organised and clean approach to everything she does. Alongside her huge smile and can do personality.

STASHA RANDALL  MEMBER MANAGER  Stasha recently joined HC in the autumn, having spent the past few years focusing on fashion design after moving from Croatia. Stasha has a wealth of knowledge across the fashion and retail sector and brings a relaxed friendly vibe where ever she is at HC.  Stasha’s role at HC is to welcome Members and their clients on the busy HC floor. Streaming great music, creating a wonderful environment and supporting members whilst growing the HC member community.

STASHA RANDALL

MEMBER MANAGER

Stasha recently joined HC in the autumn, having spent the past few years focusing on fashion design after moving from Croatia. Stasha has a wealth of knowledge across the fashion and retail sector and brings a relaxed friendly vibe where ever she is at HC.

Stasha’s role at HC is to welcome Members and their clients on the busy HC floor. Streaming great music, creating a wonderful environment and supporting members whilst growing the HC member community.

RUTH OSEI  MARKETING & EVENTS ASSISTANT  Ruth is our fifth team member and recently joined HC, her role is within social media, marketing and events. With an eye for design, aesthetics and innovative ideas, Ruth’s focus is on content creation as well as assisting in the growing events sector of the business.  Ruth quotes: ‘ HC is an amazing and unique concept and I’m so excited to start my journey here’.

RUTH OSEI

MARKETING & EVENTS ASSISTANT

Ruth is our fifth team member and recently joined HC, her role is within social media, marketing and events. With an eye for design, aesthetics and innovative ideas, Ruth’s focus is on content creation as well as assisting in the growing events sector of the business.

Ruth quotes: ‘HC is an amazing and unique concept and I’m so excited to start my journey here’.


MILESTONES

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BUSINESS BREAKFAST

We had great success with bringing together creative entrepreneurs and freelancers to network, share experiences and chill.

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PREMIUM BRANDS

We loved building relationships with premium beauty and fashion brands through collaborations and events.

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BESPOKE BARBER STATIONS

The salon welcomed a transformed space for a more efficient workstation for barbers.


T H A N K Y O U

Thank you to our friends, family and most importantly, the Hunter Collective community for making it such an amazing year. 🎉

Be sure to check out our Events section of the website & our Membership scheme if you’d like to start your 2019 with us!

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