Alice May worked for the NHS for twenty years, right up until the day she came home from work to find that her house was literally falling down before her eyes. Alice, her husband, and four children moved into a tent in the garden. They had no idea where to start to rebuild their home, but amazing things can come from disaster.
As a direct result of what happened that day, Alice has totally transformed her life. Having written her first award-winning novel ‘Accidental Damage – tales from the house that sat down’, inspired by the months that followed the collapse of her home, Alice now runs a successful business as an author, an artist and a public speaker and she feels passionate about self-care and the use of creative activities to promote resilience and positive mental health.
Surviving the House that Sat Down – overcoming obstacles.
Overcoming the obstacles that life throws at us can be challenging at times, yet, what might seem an impossible hurdle does not have to be the end of the world. Using her own personal artwork as illustration, Alice’s signature talk gives a flavour of her inspiring journey from the ruins of her home after it collapsed one day, to her life now as a published author, artist and public speaker.
Chasing Rainbows – a personal journey of healing through art.
The world is an increasingly stressful place and it is so important that we find ways to deal with the pressures of everyday life. In this presentation, Alice May discusses the power of art to heal, whilst sharing a selection of her own original art and video painting demonstrations.
Self-leadership, self-care, and a healthy work-life balance.
Self-leadership is an essential tool for keeping your business on the path to success, whether you are a sole trader or managing a whole team of people, but it is also important to consider self-care. Drawing on twenty years of experience managing a busy GP surgery, Alice discusses the importance of building both self-leadership and self-care into your overall business plan in order to achieve an effective work/life balance.
Alice’s talks are aimed at mixed groups and women’s groups.
These presentations are uplifting and positive experiences, suitable for both social occasions, business and charity events. Alice has spoken for a wide variety of groups for a range of different events including, literary festivals, daytime business, and social events, to after dinner speeches and charity events.
These groups and events include council meetings, Poole and Bournemouth Medical, and Dental society, Successful Women in Business, Dynamic Women, Poole Yacht Club Ladies Night, the Women’s Institute, the Towns Women’s Guild and the Live Laugh Love Ladies Club to name but a few.
Inspiration: The road to publication.
Come with Alice on her journey towards the publication of her first novel and learn about how the story of ‘The House That Sat Down’ was finally told. Hear Alice’s personal experiences of the world of vanity, self and independent publishing and get some hints and tips about writing and publishing your own novel.
Alice’s trilogy ‘The House that Sat Down’ was awarded two Chill With A Book awards, the reader’s award, and the special PB award.