Exploring Enterprise provided the support needed to build confidence; remove isolation & loneliness

Exploring Enterprise provided the support needed to build confidence; remove isolation & loneliness

Marcella had been teaching and living in South Korea and due to a marriage breakdown found herself back home as a single mum on benefits. She wanted to do something that would build her confidence, allow her to be around people again as she was very feeling isolated and lonely. She turned to Exploring Enterprise and has set up her own business as a result

Why she came on the Programme

At the time I was pursuing another career path but soon realised it was not going to happen which made me panic as I did not know what was going to happen or what I was going to do. 

I always had an interest in beauty and had gained my Level 2 and 3 qualifications but had no clue about business and did not know where to start or where to go for help.

How has the programme helped her?

The Programme was a lifeline for me during one of the worst times of my life.  It has given me confidence in myself and my abilities and the fact I have done what I set out to do has given me such a boost as I really doubted myself.

What are her key achievements?

The fact that I faced my demons, took responsibility and started my own business.  I don’t procrastinate anymore and realise that the little things don’t matter as much.  I have achieved what I set out to achieve and feel very proud.

Where she is now compared to start of programme

I am in a completely different and better world.  I am in control now and am feeling genuinely happier and stronger and feel I can face issues better than ever before.

How she found the support from AEA?

The support was there when I needed it and was never over bearing.  I could not have done what I have done without Kerry.  Not only did I learn about enterprise but met new people and made new connections.