Elaine Owen FRSA is a multi award winning digital marketing consultant and coach mentor. She studied executive coaching and leadership mentoring at Level 7 Dip (masters level) with the Institute of Leadership and Management.
Outside of work, Elaine is an inspirational speaker and master class presenter, always willing to share her knowledge and experience including real insight into her business success and start up failures. She regularly lectures on all aspects of Digital Marketing and her speciality is helping businesses make sense of the digital environment and helping them with strategy and skills to use it cost effectively and efficiently for client engagement, customer services and sales.
Elaine believes in doing ‘good’ whilst doing ‘good’ business and is a technical expert in digital marketing & learning and development.
Elaine started her own business, Designated, aged 29, she has 3 children and is a working mum who advocates work life balance.
Elaine’s personal story of overcoming adversity was featured in the book by Antony Stagg "If Can do it – so can you" - View on Amazon
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Elaine is great to be around and mixes her professionalism with real and unique charisma. She has a great depth of knowledge and understanding and is passionate for improving Enterprise Culture - something she makes a real contribution to in her role as Chair of the Womens Enterprise Forum for the NWDA.
Elaine is a very inspirational business woman. I have worked with Elaine in her work as the North West Women's Enterprise Regional Chair. Elaine has a wide knowledge on all aspects of the needs of Business people which reflects in the the work she does in running a mentoring programme to support business people to develop and grow their businesses, Her passion and commitment to support her peer group reflects in her networking skills where she has national regional and local conatcts and is a fantastic connector. I wish her every success in building her own company and it is a pleasure to work her as a parnter.
I have worked with Elaine on the WBC project and have found her to be a committed, enthusiastic and knowledgeable champion for women's enterprise development in the North West. Elaine delivers incisive and constructive assessment reports geared towards highlighting and celebrating organisations' existing achievements and providing tangible, measurable suggestions and advice for improving service delivery even further. She is a passionate advocate for releasing entrepreneurial potential and driving the growth of women's enterprise.
Elaine is the most inspirational woman I have had the pleasure to meet. She has a wealth of knowledge and experience, and I look forward to working with her again in the future.
Elaine has been a huge inspiration to me, I look upon her as a trusted and reliable friend who I can always turn to, who can always find the answers, and a much needed mentor who understands the needs and demands other women and mothers like myself face trying to set up and run our own businesses.
Elaine is a great motivator and very personable and friendly, I would not hesitate to recommend her to any business or company.
Elaine has proved to be excellent at inspiring and supporting our young entrepreneurial clients. All of the client feedback has been excellent from our beneficiaries and they see her as a real role model they can relate to as an entrepreneur and learn from.
Elaine is a dynamic and enthusiastic Chair, who motivates the team around her to produce forward thinking strategic policies to aid future growth.
Having known Elaine for many years, I have seen such a positive impact that she has made on the many businesses she has worked with. Elaine is inspiring and understands that each client has their own issues and because of her extensive business knowledge, based upon her own success; she always offers a bespoke solution. If you engage with Elaine, you will get a vivacious personality-combined with real results!
Elaine is a fantastic coach and without everything she had taught me about pitching in our workshop I would not have won my university business plan competition. I would highly recommend her to any young entrepreneur.
I am privileged to have had one-to-one mentoring and coaching sessions with Elaine as my mentor under the New Enterprise Allowance scheme. It has been a fantastic experience. Her support and knowledge have been invaluable in these early days of my business. She has given me the confidence to tackle a number of things on my own ,such as setting up my own website. This has all been done in a friendly,relaxed yet professional manner. I would not hesitate in recommending her services to other businesses.
I have been part of a mentoring group run by Elaine. I can not praise her enough. She has in depth knowledge of human behaviour, knows how to draw out her clients to enable them to grow and reach their full potential. Thank you Elaine for helping me recognise an inner strength I did not know I had.