Charlotte Hogg is the Founder and CEO of The New Education. After being involved with the launch of over 30 startups, Charlotte has created a unique training programme for entrepreneurs, corporate organisations and fundraisers who are looking to create change, manage their mindset or innovate effectively. Charlotte is also author of The Handbook of Entrepreneurial Marketing, is a well respected public speaker and a mentor at both the Peter Jones Enterprise Academy and Doug Richards School 4 Creative Startups.
Website URL: http://www.theneweducation.co.uk/
Those of you that know me, will be familiar with my over enthusiasm for pretty much everything in life. I do truly believe that anything is possible. More, I believe I can make anything possible and even more than that, I want to make the impossible possible for everyone else in the entire world.
Charlotte Hogg, who is founder and CEO of The New Education, was involved in a tragic and fatal road accident as a teenager. She shares her thoughts and experiences of being front page news and dealing with extreme grief and trauma here, in a letter to the people of Boston:
As the festive period shifts into full swing, many of us will begin reflecting on the last 365 days. The mission for 2012 could have been anything. For me, it was getting my book published - and of course writing the damn thing.
Few of us will admit it but most of us are looking for love and would like nothing more than to receive a good morning smooch on the tube, a romantic gift at lunchtime and spend our evenings enjoying brilliant company and fantastic flirtatious moments over great food and drink in some of the best venues in town.
As digital innovation and the Gen Y workforce create new markets and new working geographies, the way in which we exploit and execute 'Global Growth' has edged up the scale on peoples' priority lists.
After 11 series of the X factor, most of us know the format, the predictable characters and the ultimate prize. We are familiar with what Simon Cowell looks for in contestants – the types that increase the viewing figures, who make the phones ring and the ones that go on to ultimately sell records.
As Global Entrepreneurship Week draws to a close, I begin to reflect on everything the week was likely to have achieved. I am lucky enough to have been involved with The Start Up Britain Bus Tour, The Grow for It campaign and have also engaged with both Doug Richard and Dale Murray, who have toured the country on their Windows Of Opportunity tour which aimed to help people access finance and make them more aware of the new Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme.
For those of you that know me, you will know I hold two military stripes on my wrist. Two years ago I had them inked on me, as a sign of respect to all those who have served for our country.
You only have to spend a few moments standing at Liverpool Street Station to know we live in a world of 'suits'. Men and women walk by practically cloned as they head to their high pressured corporate jobs in the same suits and in the same purposeful and hurried manner as they frantically type or bark at their iPhones.