About Quirky Mentor Sandra Bellamy – From Personal to Professional
Quirky Mentor Sandra Bellamy lives in Exeter in the UK, with her two furry kid guinea pigs, Chestnut and Angel, not far from the historic and picturesque Quayside. A rather larger than life character, Sandra prides herself on being quirky and not ‘normal’. Her huge passions are writing and helping others, including those who have been made redundant to get back into work. She is a career woman and entrepreneur. She lives and breathes her businesses and makes a point of saying that her World Of Quirky organisation, is an extension of her quirky personality.
Is to get everyone to embrace their quirky in their life and business, to lead a happy, successful and fulfilling existence.
Sandra won a Special Recognition Award for her beatredundancyblues business in 2013.
17 Years retail experience
12 Years Trainer Experience
7 Years Management experience
5 Years blogging experience
A portfolio of 4 different blogs
Sandra worked for the NHS Partnership Trust as a Peer Trainer. She taught Blogging as an aid to recovery – How to start a WordPress.com blog, for the Devon Recovery Learning Community, that is part of the NHS. Along with Twitter and Facebook for recovery courses. These were for students with mental health difficulties, to help them recover through the use of social media. Sandra was a Course Content Writer for all of the courses that she taught and still utilises many of those same skills for her own www.worldofquirky.com businesses.
Sandra is a qualified Teacher/Trainer – PTTLS Level 4
Has completed a Train the Trainer course
Diploma in Advice and Guidance – IAG Level 4
HND in Administration/Personal Assistant – Level 4
Completed a First Steps in Counselling Skills course and a Personal Coaching Training weekend with The Coaching Academy
Sandra likes to keep herself in the know and at the forefront of today’s modern business markets. She strongly believes that in order to help others, she needs to continuously learn, develop and grow herself. To do this, Sandra attends business seminars and business shows, including many of them in London. Such as National Achievers Congress, Success Seminar and The Business Show. Sandra has seen and learnt from, some of the world’s most renown leading entrepreneurs, experts and influencers. These include:
- Anthony Robbins
- Brendon Burchard
- Donald Trump
- Andy Harrington
- Les Brown
Redundancy and Recruitment
Recruitment was part of Sandra’s Management roles for 7 years.
Sandra has been made redundant twice and worked her way back up the ladder each time.
She has experience of recruiting and of being recruited. That’s why she is in a great position to help, advise and guide others, back into employment.
Sandra’s life changed when she was made redundant for the second time in her career in 2009. It was then that she discovered she was born to write and to help others, including those who have been made redundant to get back into work. She is thrilled to be in a position to do both of these.
Sandra’s writing credits include:
- Her first non-fiction article published in Country Smallholding
- Star Letter in Freelance Market News
- Two articles published in the Be Involved Devon newsletter
- A blog article published on the Sage One website: Have you got the guts to run your own business?
- A blog article published on the Pay Justice website: How can women make men pay for injustices -16 warning signs of constructive dismissal
- A blog article published on the HR company Exclusive website, that got a mention in The New York Times: Manager, Leader, Teacher or Coach?
Sandra is also a Kindle Author
Break Through The Barriers Of Redundancy to get Back into work: An A-Z ‘How to’ guide. Here is the book blurb….
With more Kindle books to come!
Personal Life Experience
Received a Good Citizenship Award for saving a life.
Sandra has lived experience of depression and anxiety. She freed herself from depression in 2012 without medication, using her Embrace Your Quirky Philosophy; that now underpins everything she does in her life and businesses. That is all about being your true authentic self, regardless of what anyone else says, thinks, or does.
Sandra is very open and confident about being Heteroromantic Asexual in orientation, and promotes equality for all. She has many friends that are highly sexual and friends that are asexual. She runs and manages the Asexual Business, Gurus and Entrepreneurs Group, on Facebook. She recognises that some asexual people, would prefer to be mentored and coached by someone who understands their orientation and how that can impact their life or business. As such, Sandra offers Quirky Coaching in asexuality for growing confidence, self-esteem and happiness.
Meeting HM the Queen
In July 2013, Sandra met HM the Queen at St James’s Palace in her role as a Health Buddy, for Community Service Volunteers (CSV) in Association with BBC Radio Devon.
Embracing Your Quirky – Mixing Business With Pleasure
Sandra believes in order to live a happy and fulfilling life and therefore a successful one, you need to be your authentic self and true to who you are, regardless or what anyone else says, thinks, or does – Like her Embrace Your Quirky philosophy that she used to overcome depression, Sandra is all about being real, raw, natural and authentic, and this spills over into every aspect of her life, including her businesses. In fact some of her previous clients have become her friend.
Equality for all
Sandra welcomes anyone regardless of age, nationality, ethnicity, sexual orientation, status, class, background, race or religion; including anyone with a disability or suffering from mental ill health.