Collaboration vs Competition part 3

If you’ve been following this Collaboration vs Competition mini series, you will have by now, caught on to my passion for supporting like-minded, hard working small business owners.

It’s easy to fall into the trap of viewing people in a similar field as competition but I truly believe that if we set the fears and insecurities aside and work together, there can be great benefit to all parties involved. Not only for the service providers but more importantly to the clients we serve.

Today I want to step away from the world of Virtual Assistants and introduce you to an amazing person and artist who can offer something of huge value to you as a family.

Please welcome Rochelle Charlton-Laine. In a recent interview I asked Rochelle to tell me a little about her and her business, this is what she had to say:

My name is Rochelle Charlton-Lainé. I work in a secondary school in the north east. I teach Art, Photography and Design Technology. I was the Head of Department for DT but I’ve recently taken on a new role as SMSC Lead. 

My personal art has always ran parallel to my full time job. When I was on maternity leave after having my second child, I found myself delving back into the arts. I suppose I’m a jack of all trades really. I have a first class honours degree in Textiles, mainly smart materials. I have worked for the likes of Gareth Pugh and Alison Willoughby. 

My experience in different industries as well as being a mother, has helped me to create workshops that deliver well being and mindfulness while creating bespoke art. 

I have worked with adults and children of all ages. I have previously worked with Talk Adoption to create deliver workshops for children who are in similar circumstances.

I currently run children’s art parties on a weekend at my wonderful friends Shop, The Little Designerie. Gemma started her own business this year and without her I wouldn’t have had the platform to host. 

In the future I want to develop into Senior Leadership within education. I also want to combine mindfulness, creativity and collaboration across subjects within the curriculum. I registered my business with the intent for it to inform my practice but it seems it’s done more than that. It’s given me the confidence to combine my skills and knowledge to self-evaluate and develop my love for art AND education. 

I make chalk boards, clothes, costumes, wall hangings, embroidered art, paintings, digital art, things that change colour and hopefully things that change mindsets. 

I’ve put my hand to many different things in the past and I can’t wait to see what can happen in the future. 

If you would like to get in touch with Rochelle, this can be done via The Little Designerie

If you would like to contact myself for either my Virtual Assistant Serices or Accountability Coaching Programme, click here.

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