An ordinary guy from The South Wales Valleys, where hard working men lost their jobs, some lost their lives and most lost their livelihoods.
The mines closed and communities faced the abyss, but people never lost sight of their values, their self-worth, or their resilience and spirit to survive and move forward despite the heartache, uncertainty and upheaval that life can present. Laurence grew up in a tough mining community and what he witnessed in that moment in time defined his personality and changed the way he lived his life.
The message and lesson – “Make the most of your situation, enjoy the moment and take risks, as you never know what the future holds. Never give up on your dreams and ambitions despite adversity and focus on your passion and beliefs, whatever the costs may be.”
“I lost a million pound business and it nearly killed me in the process. I survived, bounced back and eight years later I lost another million pound business – stupidity, bad luck, bad management, market conditions, sales & people – results and leadership. All factors that affect the performance, the revenues and the profits that dictate the cashflow and the lifeblood of the business.
And here we go again on the rollercoaster of life. Still working, still reinventing and never losing sight of what life is really all about. You spin the dice, you take your chances and sometimes you win and sometimes you lose but the only person you can ever blame is the man looking back in the mirror.”
– Laurence Winmill
So Who is Laurence Winmill?
He’s a hard working businessman who understands the challenges facing any budding entrepreneur or business owner trying to make themselves a success in a very challenging and uncertain marketplace.
You can’t doubt Laurence’s flair for being a people person, manager and risk taker. His personal and professional experiences have given him the qualities and skill sets he needs to advise fellow individuals and organisations on entrepreneurship, motivating people and teams, presenting, facilitating, managing and anything that drives sales and business development – critical factors that are essential to how people do business.
Laurence is no stranger to speaking from the heart, he penned his book Live Your Life, a guide to personal and business success. As part of his authentically unique service, you can garner the best advice built on core principles and real world experiences. Find genuine support with selling, client liaison and all the factors that need to be juggled to run a small business – from the highs of the people, management and finances to the lows of the risks and what to do when it all goes wrong – all laced with great stories and lessons learned from his career in the corporate world of publishing and medical sales, and indeed his own business ventures.