To round up 2020, I thought some might like to learn a little more about me as an individual. And, because I prefer not to talk about myself I thought I'd share an interview that I had with Alex Sapala who invited me onto his show, the Business, Wealth And Mindset Podcast. Alex is one of the most successful and ambitious Malawians living in Britain today, he's made a massive success of himself in the work place and also with property investing but you would never know because he keeps himself humble.
Alex with Heather who shares her fascinating journey and discusses why she has chosen to be employed in a role that offers her flexibility and the time to undertake the hobbies she loves.
This is a great opportunity to hear from someone who experienced being employed and working for herself before making a conscious choice to be employed. It’s always vital to find out what makes you happy, what is the real you and how to achieve this in life.
ABOUT THE GUEST
Having spent 7 years in investment banking at Goldman Sachs (Corporate Finance) and HSBC (Corporate Derivatives Structuring) and a further 6 years pursuing her own business interests, Heather is currently a civil servant. She describes it as the best job she’s ever had.
Heather is an investor in property, the stock market and as a hobby enjoys creating personal finance digital learning resources that can be found at katsonga.com and on the podcast, The Money Spot™️. Her courses on Udemy (on property and business) had attracted over 10,000 students as at 2020.
Heather graduated with First Class Honours in Economics from the University of Cambridge. She has the CFA Charter, the ACCA accounting qualification and the Certificate in Mortgage Advice and Practice (CeMAP).
She lives in Birmingham (UK) with her husband and two children.
ABOUT THE HOST
Alex is a prize-winning chartered accountant with experience in financial markets from trading finance, capital hedging, structural foreign exchange and interest rates to operational risk from the world’s top financial and advisory institutions including Deloitte, RBS and JPMorgan Chase
Alex has been involved in property development programmes across different types since 2008, building and managing a portfolio that includes standard buy-to-lets, student accommodation and other houses in multiple occupancy (HMOs).
He specialises in raising finance, providing potential investors, investors and joint venture partners with ad hoc (to their specific requirements), hands-free and hassle-free property investments solutions as well as coaching and mentoring
Alex aspires to share business and financial knowledge with upcoming entrepreneurs and experienced business minds to learn and master the concepts and mindsets required to succeed, stand-out, have the edge and make a difference.
Alex is also a keen traveller, cyclist and photographer.
My very best,
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Hi, my name’s Heather Katsonga-Woodward and I help ambitious women to live the life THEY want!
After 7 years in investment banking, first, at Goldman Sachs and then at HSBC, I started a blog on kinky & curly hair in late 2012 called NenoNatural.com following severe hair thinning issues. Neno being the tiny village in Malawi, Africa where my dad was born.
I grew from zero to over 410,000 Facebook fans, & 40,000 emails subscribers in under 2 years; plus monthly income equivalent to an annual 6-figure business in under 18 months.
It all happened very fast, definitely much faster than I expected given previously less successful entrepreneurial pursuits.
Based on that success, I created The Money Spot™ Program. It’s an intense coaching program on How To Build A 6-Figure Beauty Business as fast as is realistically possible even from the comfort of your own home. Beauty, in my definition, includes a wide range of activities from the more obvious Hair, Makeup & Fashion; to the less obvious Craft, Fitness and Health.
Ultimately, through running my curly hair business I saw that many beauty businesses do not achieve the rapid growth I had because they focus too much of their energy, time and resources on the wrong thing: the product.
The Money Spot™ program is a cure for this growth inhibiting approach; its 3-part framework teaches how branding, marketing and distribution can be optimized from the start to help your business grow as fast as possible; because So many mediocre products out there earn more revenue than higher quality products just by getting these 3-elements right.
The course is fundamentally about helping you Live Life in the way that YOU Want.
The vast majority of women who join the program are in the initial or early growth years of building a business. They’re usually saying one or all of the following 6 things to me:
With The Money Spot™ Program I solve all these very much interrelated problems. I help you transition into a more flexible life, where:
But, why choose my program? Women choose to join my program for three main reasons:
Running a business is hard work. Research suggests that 90% of people that start a blog quit within just six-months and committing to a business requires a lot more energy and enthusiasm than this; based on this knowledge, The Money Spot program is designed to make it all easy for you. Our online database hosts
The value offered by the course was very much summed up by a comment from an attendee who said, “Why are you charging £1,000 for a £10,000 course?”
As for scale, because the core course is hosted online, workshops can be delivered by any trained professional and sales boosted by an army of independent telemarketers the program is supremely easy to scale.
To living the life YOU want!
p.s. there's plenty more about me on LinkedIn
Want to Build a 6-Figure Beauty Business from the comfort of your sofa? Then my course is designed for YOU!
"Beauty" includes a WIDE range of products from the not so obvious non-perishable foods and crafts to the more obvious hair, makeup, fashion, health & fitness.
Heather on Wealth
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