During the coming months we are featuring many of the Woman Who Achieves Sponsors in our Friday Feature to learn more about them.

Introducing Julia Leask, Founder of Leask Accountancy Solutions and Sponsor of the Woman Who Achieves Growing SME Award 2019.

We asked Julia our Friday Feature questions and here are her responses:

Name: Julia Leask

Business Name: Leask Accountancy Solutions

Twitter Name: @JuliaLeask

Who is your role model and why?

Oprah Winfrey for being authentic and successfully achieving her dreams despite many major prejudices and obstacles

What’s the worst job you have ever had?

Working at a newspaper shop behind the counter dealing with difficult customers and kids trying to steal the sweets

What’s the best business advice you have ever received?

Accept ALL advice gracefully and only apply what is relevant to your business

What is your proudest achievement in business?

Being recognised by my professional body (CIMA) and achieving my Fellowship status is a joint accomplishment with winning the Woman Who Achieves through Networking Award 2018

What’s your favourite business book?

Our Iceberg Is Melting John Kotter and Holger Rathgeher

and just for fun…

Which personality or business person would you invite to sit on your dream Board of Directors and why?

Dawnna St Louis as she has successfully built and sold her tech consultancy business for a quarter of a billion dollars.  She is inspirational and very straight forward in making businesses leaders understand that knowing what business they are in is the key to success.

If you were a cartoon character, who would you be?

Dora the Explorer as I love finding out about new things and don’t go anywhere without my ‘backpack’ to carry all my stuff.

Tell us an amazing fact about you, that not many people know?

At junior school I met the Green Cross Code Man (Dave Prowse, the actor who played Darth Vader in Star Wars)

Join us at the Woman Who Achieves Solopreneur Awards on Friday 4th October 2019. BOOK NOW for an afternoon of inspiration, celebration and power up networking. (Limited tickets available)


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