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Personal Development

Who am I…?

I’m the managing director of Jules Verne, with over 20 years of experience in senior leadership roles within the travel industry. I’m also a qualified NLP Practitioner and a certified One of many™ coach. I have a huge passion for people development, and I believe that being human in the workplace is not a weakness, but a strength. When it comes to personal development, I’m more than just a coach. I’m a mentor, an ally and a cheerleader who will support you, challenge you, inspire you, and celebrate with you every step of the way.

Self Discovery Days

We are thrilled to announce the planning phase for the first of our Self-Discovery Days, set to launch later this year. These sessions are designed to be a transformative journey, focusing on personal growth and the exploration of life’s challenges.

Your experiences, insights, and aspirations are the heartbeat of AWTE, and we believe your input is essential in shaping these sessions to be as impactful and meaningful as possible. We invite you to help us tailor these Self-Discovery Days to your needs and interests, ensuring they provide the value and depth you seek.

Stay tuned for more details, and thank you in advance for your valuable contributions to this exciting new venture.


What is the purpose of personal development…?


Personal development is not a magic formula that can solve all your problems, but it can help you create positive change in your life. Personal development is not something that happens to you, but something that you make happen, and it’s not a destination, it’s a journey. It’s all about becoming the best version of yourself.

But personal development is also about being human. Being human means accepting your flaws and limitations, as well as your strengths and potentials. It means making mistakes and learning from them, as well as celebrating your successes and achievements. It means being vulnerable and courageous, as well as being confident and resilient. It means being yourself and being authentic. Being human means being the magic that you are.

Who is it for…?


Personal development is not only a personal journey, but also a social one. It is not only about improving yourself, but also about connecting with others. It’s about coming together with people who share your interests, values, and goals. It’s about joining a community of like-minded individuals who can inspire you, motivate you, and challenge you. It’s about learning from each other, collaborating with each other, and supporting each other.

Personal development is about creating a sense of belonging and meaning in your life. It’s about finding your tribe and your purpose, making a positive impact in the world and in the lives of others.

How will we deliver the sessions…?


These exclusive sessions are a special benefit for AWTE members only and offer a unique opportunity to go deeper into your personal journey and receive more personalised support from Debbie. These sessions will be held in small groups of up to 25 people online or 12 people in person, depending on the availability and preference of the participants. The sessions are a great way to connect and collaborate with other like-minded people but remember that they are only accessible to AWTE members.


AWTE She Shines: A series of self-discovery sessions which will take place at lunchtime. Each session is a step towards a brighter, more confident you.

AWTE Compassionate Connections: A series of drop-in sessions to find support and strength in the AWTE community.

Take a look below to see an overview of our upcoming events.

If you are not a member yet, you can join us here and enjoy this and other benefits too.

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Upcoming Events

  • 17 Jul 2024, 12:30 – 13:15
    Online Session
    As part of our self discovery series of events, this session will explore the science behind emotions. Learn about the role of feelings in decision-making and relationships and discover practical strategies for emotional regulation.
  • 14 Aug 2024, 12:30 – 13:00
    Online Session
    As part of our self discovery series of events, this drop in session provides a safe space for those navigating loss & grief. The programme launch will be hosted by Debbie O'Neill, a qualified NLP Practitioner and certified Women's Coach.
  • 18 Sept 2024, 12:30 – 13:15
    Online Session
    As part of our self discovery series of events, this session explores the transformative power of self-acceptance and the celebration of our capacity for growth. The aim of this session is for those joining to leave with a renewed sense of self-awareness and tools for wellbeing.
  • 09 Oct 2024, 12:30 – 13:00
    Online Session
    As part of our self discovery series of events, this drop in session provides an informal space for women to seek support, share experiences and learn about about managing menopause-related challenges.
  • 20 Nov 2024, 12:30 – 13:15
    Online Session
    As part of our self discovery series of events, this session explores psychological trauma and its impacts. The aim of this session is to promote an understanding that trauma is not just about catastrophic events, it’s about the emotional bruises and the silent battles fought behind closed doors.

We believe all women can embrace who they are,
can define their future, and can change the world.


Promoting and developing the careers of women in the travel industry

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2 Lower Mortlake Road
Richmond, TW9 3JA

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