My name is Michelle Bartlett, and I want to welcome you to the Ladies Club growing across the UK. I always think it’s important to know who and why these clubs or business ideas start so just a little background about my family ,my why, my clubs, my vision and why I believe every lady should be able to experience a Live Laugh Love moment in their lives. If you are still interested then read on..…
2014 was a challenge particularly my roll as a parent, feeling the ’empty nest syndrome’, as many
of us do. How many of us feel this way when our kids grow up?
My job and business role also came to an end in the
same year, this left me with time to create a new path. After feeling sorry for myself with little purpose, I knew I had to refocus my energy, reaching out to women I admire and trust, plus build a business I believed in. Women generally put themselves last on their list and feel underappreciated and exhausted with life. They need to find time for themselves.
After 24 years of self employment, I was not going to enter into a 9-5 employed job easily, over that period of time I learnt so much and developed who I am today. In that period, for 15 years I ran my own craft business, with a busy UK mail order catalogue, which took me on regular TV shows like QVC and Ideal World, teaching was still to this day my favourite part, encouraging so many people to find their inner creative self. In latter years, with weight gain and baby tummy after the birth of my 3rd daughter, I went on to become a weight plan consultant with over 700 clients in 8 years. Whilst busy with weight loss, I also enjoyed being an events organiser, networker, social butterfly and mother, known as a strong, bubbly and happy person generally 'always falling on her feet' little did people realise how low I actually felt!
Drawing on my past experiences and personal contacts from previous businesses I believed the a Ladies Club would be a good idea. Whilst sitting in my kitchen one day, with no business to take care of, I looked at my wall plaque (see below) …’Live Laugh Love’ and it rolled off the tongue…Live Laugh Love Ladies Club! That was it where do ladies go for a night out? Where do ladies of all generations mix? Where can ladies go safely or belong? I knew it had to be a combo of the above to move forward with the idea of ladies social groups.
Women love to talk and share stories, so here grew my new small business opportunity.
I am a local business women with a positive nature to life, some say crazy, but an absolute doer. For 25 years I have run my own business alongside family, with school events, clients and business meetings. Although sometimes a challenge, the work life balance has been rewarding. Experiencing the ‘brick wall’ at a time of standing at the crossroads of life, it was time to give back, create a business based on inspiring others and finding my purpose.
I have been happily married to Paul for 14 years, and we met and married
within 6 months…sometimes you ‘just know’ and I believe life is for
living, taking chances and listening to what you think is right in your
heart. Thank goodness we are still very happy.
My biggest achievement is being a mum to 3 healthy beautiful daughters aged Megan 13, Hannah 23 and Chloe 24, and step Mum to Reece 21. They are all gorgeous kids and I am very proud of them. Tragically Kieran, my other step son aged 21, died in 2015 which is a test of family love, friendships and strength. When life throws a curve ball it makes you stronger, if you don't let it knock you down, although a day does not pass when we don't think about him.
We are a family who socialise some say 'too much', enjoy exotic holidays, especially cruising but have fun together. However, as the children get more independent, it is harder to arrange those special days when we are all together. Whilst they grow, we do too, and that is My Why for starting Live Laugh Love Ladies club.
“Women reach a crossroads in their life with kids leaving home, relationship and work changing. Women are looking for something to change their lives and give them a purpose”
I look forward to knowing you will be at one of our clubs soon
Our ladies social groups are for ladies 18-81+ to meet, relax and enjoy a guest speaker, variety of food and great company. The speakers are key to our success by inspiring, educating and sharing life stories. Ladies learn so much and are empowered to make changes in their lives too. Sometimes it's just about the company, entertainment, games or a party theme, it's the variety that makes a great club!
The price includes the food, drinks and speaker plus a free raffle. Once a member, the loyalty card is given which rewards you for attendance and inviting others.
These ladies social groups are for all women, some are on their own, looking to make new friendships, some want to be inspired, or some come with family and friends to make a night out without the men! It’s a joy to see all the ladies together, a mix of all ages communicating, laughing, sharing and caring.
I hope you enjoy browsing the website and being inspired by the quotes, tips and photos. I really hope you will come to one or more of our meetings at your local venue. My vision, is to inspire ladies and let them feel uplifted with speakers, the atmosphere and the spirit of the clubs.
If you want to know then click on the 'Clubs and Events' button below...
My vision is simple, to engage women of all ages across the UK, to feel special, make time for themselves, find their purpose and believe they are worth it. Families suffer when we are unhappy, so I believe every lady should experience a 'Live Laugh Love' moment with new friends.
"You can achieve anything if you truly believe it yourself"
My vision is to create more clubs across the UK, built with heart and grown with enjoyment. They are fun, modern and inspirational. When asked if I would take this across the world, my impulsive answer was "yes, why not!" We have the tools to duplicate the process, the knowledge to share and the state of the art systems to be proud of and make the journey simple. I would love to connect women everywhere, just to add a bit of sparkle back into their lives and allow others to enjoy doing what I do. With the growth of the clubs we can achieve anything. If you believe it, you can achieve it!
If you know anyone with an infectious personality, who could run a club in your area, then let her know where to find us as we are growing and spreading the Live Laugh Love message fast or press the button below...