Each Monday you can read our Monday Motivation Feature.

In today’s Monday Motivation feature we’re introducing you to Rosie McLaughlin of Embark Federation. Rosie is a Finalist in two categories in the Woman Who Achieves Awards 2020, scheduled to take place on Friday 2nd October at Coombe Abbey Hotel.  

Name: Rosie McLaughlin

Business Name: Embark Federation

Twitter: @RosieEmbark

Who inspires you and why?  Without being cheesy, or after a pay rise, my boss is an incredibly positive person and has encouraged me to be the best version of myself! I have also been able to enjoy my work alongside time with my family.  I am also inspired by anyone who is really committed to their work and we have many great examples across our trust.

What was your first job?  Waitress – £2.50 an hour! I now love the musical Waitress!

What’s your top business tip?  Try and work for something you are passionate about. It makes it much easier for me to network and talk about Embark as I fully believe in what the trust is doing and know we are making a difference to the lives of 3000 children and their families.

What’s your favourite business book or podcast?  The Chimp Paradox – Professor Steve Peters or Black Box Thinking – Matthew Syed

What’s your favourite quote?  People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but People will never forget how you made them feel.” Maya Angelou – this is on our office wall at work and I love it!

and just for fun…

Who would at the top of your guest list for dinner and why?  Robert Kennedy Jr as I love his work and how passionate he is. Sara Bareilles as I love her singing voice and she is so talented and it would be amazing to sing with her.

What’s your favourite film?  Shine – it is an amazing film of an incredibly talented pianist who overcomes his mental health issues and a demanding and abusive father. It’s a true story and it is very moving.

Tell us about an embarrassing moment (one you can laugh about now).  I was playing the role of the Snow Queen at a theatre in Liverpool and my role was the lead and I was meant to be a bad character. One part of the show I had to clap at the top of a staircase and the audience of school children started clapping with me even though they were meant to be booing me! They wouldn’t stop and I got the giggles and had to improvise for my next line and make it into a funny one!

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