My passion in life centres around people, and seeing them grow. I think of my role simply to empower people to be the best version of themselves. Using their gifts to find their calling and make a difference. In their community. Within their business. Changing their world for the better.

Growing up in Scotland, I was always aware of bigger horizons and had a deep interest in people and the wider world at large.

In my early teens I was so inspired by the transformative effect that three days at a health retreat had on my mum that it set me on a path to the global beauty and personal care industry. Initially studying International Spa Therapy and Management this led onto a career that has spanned decades, taking me all over the world working with renowned brands and many truly inspirational people.

“Wilma’s natural warmth

and emotional intelligence

along with her business skills, particularly in marketing and managing teams are key to her success and make her a pleasure to work with.

“Wilma’s natural warmth and emotional intelligence along with her business skills, particularly in marketing and managing teams are key to her success and make her a pleasure to work with.

Although highly successful in her own right Wilma never misses an opportunity to support others. She is especially skilled in understanding people; using this skill in her passion and ability to support and coach their development to become successful in their own right. I never leave a meeting with Wilma without have received more than I give.”

LIZ McCUTCHEON
CEO, inspirent

finding

BALANCE AND PRIORITIES

My career choices have always been relationship driven. The challenges I have faced have been about balance and putting priorities in place. What I’ve found is that putting these values first has been career changing for me and provided me the access to a huge diversity of skills to work in and develop.

passionate

About growing people; business; community; to transform lives

nurturing

Thought provoking visionary with people and purpose at the heart of everything

supportive

Empowering people to be the best version of themselves and make a difference

championing

WOMEN IN BUSINESS

My experiences have shown me that there is opportunity to do everything we choose in life, understanding that we don’t have to compromise family, relationships or values in the process.

As a young working mum, the typical culture at that time was for a woman to either have a family or excel in her career. So, when I made what seemed like a huge choice to step down as Sales and Education Executive at Estee Lauder Companies it was due to the realisation that as much as I loved my job, I love my relationships and family more. On reflection I now realise this decision led to wonderful career opportunities that would otherwise never have come my way.

These experiences have proven to me that culture is everything in business. With the right culture in place, businesses can flourish through actively supporting a good work-life balance. This is essential for individuals to thrive and achieve their true potential, which, post-COVID, seems to be a lasting legacy to the benefit of all.

seizing

OPPORTUNITIES

Following 25 incredible years of devising and implementing successful sales and marketing strategies, as well as building effective teams, I decided to start my own consultancy, Rise Business Growth, in 2015.

Working with businesses as diverse as SME’s and publicly quoted corporations, our underlying philosophy is to provide only the strategic services identified to achieve growth ambitions and add value to the business using a formula that had been proven and served myself, and the brands, strategically up till then.

From there my career took a serendipitous, albeit slightly unexpected, turn when I met the co-founders of skin-tech start-up, Cutitronics. This created the opportunity to accept the offer of an executive role leading the commercial development of a truly innovative device and digital platform designed to revolutionise how consumers take care of their skin.

I have a passion for helping people feel well, and the role as Commercial Director allowed me to do this in an incredibly dynamic field, putting my wealth of knowledge and experience into practice over 4 exciting years. Whilst also getting up close to and learning such a lot from Croda International, who shared our goals and invested in the disruptive technology dream.

championing

WOMEN IN BUSINESS

My experiences have shown me that there is opportunity to do everything we choose in life, understanding that we don’t have to compromise family, relationships or values in the process.

As a young working mum, the typical culture at that time was for a woman to either have a family or excel in her career. So, when I made what seemed like a huge choice to step down as Sales and Education Executive at Estee Lauder Companies it was due to the realisation that as much as I loved my job, I love my relationships and family more. On reflection I now realise this decision led to wonderful career opportunities that would otherwise never have come my way.

These experiences have proven to me that culture is everything in business. With the right culture in place, businesses can flourish through actively supporting a good work-life balance. This is essential for individuals to thrive and achieve their true potential, which, post-COVID, seems to be a lasting legacy to the benefit of all.

seizing

OPPORTUNITIES

Following 25 incredible years of devising and implementing successful sales and marketing strategies, as well as building effective teams, I decided to start my own consultancy, Rise Business Growth, in 2015.

Working with businesses as diverse as SME’s and publicly quoted corporations, our underlying philosophy is to provide only the strategic services identified to achieve growth ambitions and add value to the business using a formula that had been proven and served myself, and the brands, strategically up till then.

From there my career took a serendipitous, albeit slightly unexpected, turn when I met the co-founders of skin-tech start-up, Cutitronics. This created the opportunity to accept the offer of an executive role leading the commercial development of a truly innovative device and digital platform designed to revolutionise how consumers take care of their skin.

I have a passion for helping people feel well, and the role as Commercial Director allowed me to do this in an incredibly dynamic field, putting my wealth of knowledge and experience into practice over 4 exciting years. Whilst also getting up close to and learning such a lot from Croda International, who shared our goals and invested in the disruptive technology dream.

Having an inherent belief in caring for people and organisations prioritising the wellbeing of their people in the workplace I have recently taken up a Lifestyle Consultant position with TEMPLESPA – this fabulous and highly impressive organisation who manage to bring both of these virtues together with aplomb through a team of highly knowledgeable experts in skin health, led by founders Liz and Mark Warom whose mission has always been ‘to look the best version of yourself’.

You can find out how TEMPLESPA provides meaningful self-care education and experiences at www.templespa.com.

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FACILITATOR,
STRATEGIST,
MOTHER,
SCOT.

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