Hello and welcome, how lovely to see you. The line above says it all really, I’m an author, speaker and creative catalyst. I help small businesses attract, engage and communicate more powerfully and I help creative and digital agencies improve their process and sell more creative work.
I’ve spent almost fifteen years working with small businesses: styling brands, creating websites and running workshops. I’ve owned, run, grown and sold franchises as well as founding, building and selling my own company.
I’m an innovative thinker, an engaging communicator, an inspirational teacher and a creative entrepreneur. I’m an inventive marketer, a tribe-builder and a creative catalyst.
I Make. Things. Happen.
Below you’ll find a taste of some of the ways that I can help you. And if you have a project that you think I may be able to help with, please do get in touch. I’d love to hear from you!
You may well know me from my brand styling company, which I founded in 2005 and sold in 2012. We gained an international reputation for styling powerful brand identities that really captured the essence of the business and its’ owner. We created scores of distinctive websites, blogs, brochures and ecommerce sites with real flair and attention to detail.
On the strength of our portfolio, and the worldwide following I’d built via our blog, we were fortunate enough to be gaining a steady stream of clients from across the globe as well as some much closer to home.
I sold the business in November 2012 and have enjoyed an incredible eighteen month sabbatical. I’ve completely detoxed from work, renovated our home and created a beautiful and productive garden (which you’ll find on my instagram stream). It’s been wonderful to be able to focus all of my time on our three children and whilst there has been plenty to keep me creatively inspired, it’s been great to just step off the treadmill for a while and just be.
Having now completed the first draft of my second book, which will be available in Spring 2015, I am now planning my return to work. My intention is to also work on a limited number of copywriting and consultancy projects for both small businesses and design and digital agencies.
I’m looking forward to drawing on my experience: from building my own irresistible brand to developing a knockout creative team; from building an international tribe of raving fans to running inspirational, creative and hands on workshops. And I look forward to adding value to your business. You’ll find a range of some of the projects I can help with below.
STACEY MACINTYRE, CHOOSE TO THRIVE
Isn’t it inspirational to learn something new? Something that will unlock the potential within your business and really give you the energy and knowledge to propel yourself forwards? And when you’re surrounded by a group of like-minded business owners, led by a sparklingly energetic teacher thoroughly passionate about her subject, magical things can happen.
I love to teach. There is something wonderful about bringing together a group of people and empowering them to try something new in the most simple and easy to implement way. And whether that’s in a conference room with a few hundred delegates, an online classroom with students around the world or an intimate studio workshop for eight I never get tired of sharing my knowledge and finding fun, creative and inspirational ways to get people thinking big.
Styling Your Brand / Colour Psychology / Mood Boarding / Blogging / Copywriting
Plans are afoot to run open workshops in London, possibly from the Autumn of 2014, certainly in early 2015. If you’d like to be the first to hear about forthcoming events please sign up for the newsletter and I’ll keep you posted. In the meantime I am available for speaking engagements or to run in-house workshops worldwide.
Please get in touch to discuss your project.
My first book, Exhibit, The SME’s Guide to Using Exhibitions to Grow Your Business was published in 2010 and is available to buy on Amazon.
I’m currently working on my second book, which will be available in the Spring of 2015 and a have a third at concept stage. Both draw on my commercial and creative experience and are written for both creative entrepreneurs and small business owners. My intention is that they will be beautiful, inspirational, practical and fun to use.
I can’t tell you much more than that yet but I’m working very hard to make sure that you will love them! If you’d like to be one of the first to hear about them then please join my newsletter list and I promise to keep you posted.
Like to get in touch? That’s wonderful!
I work from home or at client sites depending on the project, so the best way to get in touch initially is via email. You can either fill out the form below (click on the email address and a form will magically appear!) or email fiona at fionahumberstone dot com
I very much look forward to hearing from you.