Listening To Our Grandmothers by Mary Ann Mhina

Once I got over the shock of Mary Ann telling me I am a crone (!), I really relaxed into these lovely stories. I have lived most of the same decades as the women who tell their stories in this book. What struck me was how matter of fact they are about their own personal life history. The simplicity of the way the stories are told, in their own words, is surprisingly powerful. To all intents and purposes, five ordinary women at birth went on to live remarkable lives, and lives which are inspirational in what they’ve seen and achieved […]

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#LoveTheBoss: Writer, Storyteller and Guide, Mary Ann Mhina

Today in the #LoveTheBoss series, we meet Mary Ann Mhina. Hi Mary Anne, Welcome! Tell us about the beginning of your journey to working for yourself I’ve been self-employed since April 1st 2011. But I resigned from my job 4 times before I finally left!  I was the director of a small charity and circumstances and my own weak will kept on somehow making me stay.  In the end I left at exactly the right time in my life.  It was a great decision and I think anyone thinking about choosing self-employment or starting a business should learn to trust […]

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Testimonial: How To Find Your Way Out Of The Day Job

Thanks to Mary Ann Mhina for this lovely testimonial she volunteered over the weekend. She generously credits me with helping her out of her day job and, blushes aside, yes that is what ended up happening. Mary Ann and I have worked together in many different ways over the years and, as with so many clients, she becomes my adviser in her areas of expertise too which include – but are not limited to – cooking, writing and podcasting; a talented lot my clients are. Here’s what she shared about our formal year’s coaching: M She’s a brilliant coach and […]

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