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How growing up not feeling good enough fuelled the ultimate transformation with Fabienne Vailes
Episode 2213th October 2020 • Mpower Podcast for mums in business • Nicola Huelin Mpower mums in business
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What we cover

  •  Growing up in the shadow of her sister
  • How being compared to her sister gave Fabienne a distorted vision of herself and made her lack in self worth
  • How being told by teachers that she was average and that she'd amount to nothing gave her the ability to do
  • How leaving her home country to come to the UK gave Fabienne new opportunities
  • When she finally realised that she doesn't need validation from others

Mentioned in the episode

The Flourishing Student: Every tutors guide to promoting mental health, well-being and resilience in Higher Education - 

How to Grow a Grown up : Prepare your teen for the real world -


More about Fabienne

Fabienne Vailes is a UK expert on emotional and mental well-being within the education sector. French Language Director at the University of Bristol and Senior Fellow of HEA, with over 20 years’ experience in the sector, Fabienne is on a mission to change the face of education – embedding well-being into the curriculum to create an environment where both students and staff flourish and develop the mental agility and resilience to succeed both academically and in the workplace.

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Flourishing Education podcast on Spotify

Mpower resources

Discover Mpower’s free Bounce Back resources here -

For more information on Mpower and your host Nicola Huelin Mpower founder, business coach & mentor, TEDx speaker and author of The Invisible Revolution visit

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In collaboration with...

Bounce - Living today, protecting tomorrow

When I met Ashley, the CEO of the insurance company Bounce, and Rachel Brookes, the Network Development Manager, it was clear from the start that Bounce and Mpower share similar values around empowering others (particularly mothers) and creating opportunities to flexibly combine earning a great living with motherhood.

Bounce not only provides people with the right insurance products to protect their families, health and business they are also hugely passionate about providing flexible opportunities for mums to earn additional income. 

With zero risk and zero investment, Bounce empowers mums in business to make a difference to the lives of others with their insurance services and enables them to transform their own lives through becoming part of a supportive and vibrant Bounce network and community and building a primary or additional source of income by becoming a Bounce referral partner.

So, I’m really excited to be bringing you this podcast series in collaboration with Bounce. I know how difficult it can be to earn a great living while your building your startup, particularly in those first few years. So the Bounce referral opportunity for a product which is all about essential peace of mind and protection could be a perfect business opportunity or compliment to your existing business. - you can find out more about creating an additional Bounce income by visiting the Bounce Network website



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