‘Strength meets Spirit – Stories of Women who Triumphed over Adversity’ is an enlightening and inspiring presentation with elements of emotional support and good fun!

The affiliation of Women of Spirit (Susie Mackie) with Ladies First Professional Development Ltd (Tracey McAtamney) has resulted in powerful opportunities to support women through combining our experiences and by sharing our stories of triumph over adversity.

Our mission is to empower women to lead a life full of confidence and strong self-worth. With our core values of ‘share, support, enlighten, inspire’, our message is timely and relevant to today’s social challenges.

What makes us different? We’ve been there, confronted unimaginable challenges, hardship and loss, yet we learned how to survive. Now thriving, we are authentic and joyful in our ethos of leading others towards a fulfilled and happy life. In essence, we are women supporting women!

Our presentation (with beautiful images shown on screen) will include tips for self-love and the art of indulgence to enable you to leave with a little more spring in your step!


Storytelling is one of the most powerful resources humans possess. The act of telling a story enables us to relate to one another and to make sense of humanity – and our own lives and challenges. Engaging with like-minded women over a delicious lunch with wine and coffee at a beautiful venue will enable you to enjoy a little luxury while feeling relaxed, uplifted and inspired.

Our books will be on sale and we will take time to write special messages and sign them for you.

Women of Spirit book review:

“Books so full of discovery and enlightenment, they literally give you goosebumps! They are such a feel-good factor in a world that could honestly use this. A must-have for both men and women.” Henny Maltby

Hidden Strength book review:

“Wow! I cannot put into words how brilliant this is.  Being able to access
the strength needed when coping with changes and adversity is humbling.  I
am certain that the book will help many people – young and old – to find their
inner strength”.
 Donna Whitbrook

We are delighted that several women in the world of wellbeing and feel good factor will be joining us with stands, and our Guest Speaker is award-winning coach Philippa Gray, Advanced Rapid Transformational Therapist, Clinical Hypnotherapist, Mind and Confidence Coach, NLP Master Practioner and all round Belief Breaker! Philippa has over the past 15 years worked on transformations for individuals and some of the biggest companies worldwide. 

We look forward to welcoming you! Numbers in the gorgeous dining-room at The Greenway Hotel are limited, so please book your ticket in good time, and let us know if you have any special dietary requirements.


The Greenway Hotel, GL51 4UG