Nicola shares her experiences, expertise and internet marketing secrets through her two web sites
"Quadrupled my income; I now work less and think more about my business....bought my dream flat in Central London" Debbie Winterbourne, TrainingRoomForHire.com
"Increased my income by $2500 + per month with one idea from Nicola" Sarah Staar, MoneyMakers.tv
"I'd class myself as a serious businesswoman and entrepreneur and my estimate to date is that my asset base has benefited to the tune of around £400k without taking into account the ongoing revenue opportunities that I've been putting in place.
Just one idea generated over £18k for my partners business in under 6 weeks"
Debbie Bissett, www.sharethedream.co.uk / www.Vantage360.co.uk
Only a few years ago, in 1998, Nicola Cairncross was applying for £12-14k per year secretarial jobs but her life had a massive turnaround due to a well-timed mentor (the amazing Bennie Gray from the Space Organisation) and a book falling off a shelf in the Oxford St branch of Books Etc.
That book was "Swimming With Pirahna Makes You Hungry" by Professor Colin Turner, who contacted Nicola 12 years later after reading her review and they are now working together on a webinar project where they are giving that book away to attendees - how life turns around!
The next book she read was "7 Habits Of Highly Effective People" by Steven Covey.
Phew! Is that one great book! She devoured it - and did all the exercises - before moving onto other greats such as "Rich Dad, Poor Dad" by Robert Kiyosaki, "The E-Myth Revisited" by Michael Gerber and other life changing tomes.
This was her real education you see, because although bright.......
Nicola left school at 16 with only two skills:
1. the ability to read and a love of books
2. the ability to type
3. the ability to talk her way out of trouble
OK, that's three.
Proves you don't have to be able to add up (at least without a calculator which hadn't been invented when NC was at school) to found a leading wealth coaching & training company and become an "Expert In Residence" for Visa International and Pampers iVillage, eh?
Nicola caused a sensation when she spoke at the Annual Conference of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and started her talk by telling them she only had Grade 3 CSE maths. But she captured their attention big time by pointing out that she had put a £1 coin on each of their chairs and asking them if they knew how to turn that £1 into a million pounds in just 18 years?
None of them did know!
So she showed them......And then went on to tell them her story......
From a standing start of financial clueless-ness, Nicola founded a six figure coaching company The Money Gym, has written two books, writes two regular blogs (books and blog available on Amazon Kindle), bought, renovated and sold a boutique hotel in Sussex (no money down and that one nearly buried her so don't try it at home children!!)
Previously she founded Esoteric Records, dance label and publishing company, had an automated online music biz internet company, ArtistManager that matched up unsigned artists in the music industry with agents, managers and music biz resources, and nearly made a fortune while at college from selling New Romantic waistcoats made out of junk shop curtains to high fashion boutiques. If only she'd known about outsourcing! Still she can still "bag out" a waistcoat with the best of them (and so can her sisters!).
But more importantly, she has always dropped off and picked her kids up from school, only does business with people she likes and has a LOAD of fun on a daily basis.
PRESS & TV
Nicola has been featured in many newspapers and magazines, including Woman & Home (Jan 2007, Duncan Bannatyne's "The Sharp Edge" (Jan 2007), The Times, The Observer, The Mail On Sunday, The Mirror, The Scotsman, RED Magazine (many times), New Woman, Woman & Home (Aug 2006), Cosmopolitan (Feb 2007 and many other times), Elle, Marie Claire, Essentials, Top Sante, Radio 5 Live and CNN Breakfast News Worldwide.
See her website
for forthcoming events but Nicola speaks regularly at events such as The Millionaire Mind, The World Internet Summit (only British speaker to be asked twice!) and "Inspire Scotland" alongside Ecademy's own Penny Power among others, on topics such as Business Success, Wealth Creation and Internet Marketing
"Nicola is an inspiring and knowledgeable speaker on the subject of business, entrepreneurship and generating wealth. Her genuine passion to help women develop financial freedom shines through and her presentation included simple, practical advice that listeners were able to take away and apply immediately. Nicola was also willing to stay around afterwards and chat to individuals about their specific issues which was valued by both them and us - that's delivering real value as a speaker!" Sue Stockdale, Explorer & Founder http://www.missionpossible.co.uk
WOW - motivational or what!!!
Well done Nicola - I went straight home and registered on your site for your newsletters etc., since then I have received prompts which have made me think about what I want and when, I know this is only the start and there are loads of processes to go, but Nicola made it seem easy and with this one step at a time process - I am sure it is!!!!" [ Cathy Hogg ]
[ 13-Oct-06 10:10am ]