“The Importance of Being Yourself” Show

An adventure for the soul…

DoubleTree by Hilton – Harrogate 7th March 2020, 2pm – 4pm

In honour of International Women’s Day with charity partner: IDAS

Inspiring stories to inspire you

Do you truly listen to your gut instinct? What about your heart? If so, do you follow it?

Join us for an inspiring afternoon of entertainment, storytelling, powerful insights, laughter and a few surprises. ‘The Importance of Being Yourself…’ is an adventure for the soul and will hopefully inspire you to listen to and follow your own heart.

Hosted and guided by internationally acclaimed motivational speaker Lisa Clifford, this show will look at our intuition, how we sometimes ignore it ­ – and what is possible when we open our thinking with the help of some fine-tuning and mindset techniques.

A flavour of the afternoon…

Lisa Clifford

Keynote speaker, high-performance coach, hypnotherapist and fire-walking instructor Lisa Clifford trained with the best, including Paul McKenna. After asking herself: “What would you do if you could not fail”, she left a high-powered job in sales to set up her own business helping others achieve their full potential. She has worked strategically with blue chip companies to increase their sales, mentors CEOs, coaches athletes, and has even trained the British army to walk on fire!

Joining Lisa on stage throughout the afternoon will be many guests sharing their own stories of overcoming adversity and celebrating the many milestones in their personal lives and careers.


We’d love to receive your questions for the guests on the show…. please email Jo with your question and who you’d like to respond. We cannot guarantee we will get through all your questions but we will enjoy trying.

Helen Butters

Helen Butters is one of the Yorkshire Rows team of four women who dared to dream. That dream took them across the Atlantic, setting a world record as the oldest all-female rowing crew to complete the 3,000-mile crossing. In the show, Helen will share her personal journey of discovery and talk about the Rows’ fantastic spirit of adventure and can-do approach that has won them countless awards, not to mention led to an award-winning documentary that has made thousands laugh, cry, and believe they can truly do whatever they put their mind to.

Helen Butters

Stephanie Moon

Stephanie Moon is one of Yorkshire’s leading chefs and a regular on TV, including The Great British Menu. Whether she is appearing on national TV or cooking at a food festival, she always champions local produce and supports food awards. But what is it truly like to work as a chef at such high levels and in a male dominated industry? Steph will be spilling the beans during our afternoon together.

Stephanie Moon

Suzanne Watson

Suzanne Watson is the founder and managing director of Yorkshire public relations and social media agency, Approach PR. She has just been appointed the president of Bradford Chamber of Commerce (only the second female president in its 168 years). As a small business owner who lives and breathes the everyday challenges posed by an uncertain economic climate, Suzanne has a keen focus on being the voice of micro and SME businesses in the Bradford district. She’s also a busy mum. How does she do it?

Suzanne Watson

Sarah Hill

Sarah Hill is the CEO of IDAS, Yorkshire’s leading charity for victims of domestic abuse. Over the past ten years in heading up IDAS, she has overseen its development from a small local charity to the largest regional domestic abuse charity. Sarah started her career supporting children living in refuges and is immensely proud to have been involved in helping support thousands of families over the past 25 years. Sarah will talk about how IDAS can help women escape a life of abuse.

Sarah Hill

Mona Norman

Former model and now the force behind Brand Yorkshire, Mona Norman looks like the perfect poster woman for someone who has it all. On the outside, she is a graceful, immaculate, successful businesswoman, loving wife and mother, but behind the success story is a tale of strive. Hear Mona share some of her life experiences, including leaving war-torn Iraq to move to the UK without the ability to read and write English at the age of 17, and what she learned from a 15-year career as a model.

Nicola Green

A spiritual advisor and mentor for over 30 years, Nic spent much of her youth suppressing her feelings and desperately trying to fit into a world that seemed to reject her. Author of, ‘The Gift Of Your Wounds’, she will be discussing how a series of events including low self-esteem, dyslexia, depression, Lyme’s disease and the tragic loss of her baby led to her stepping back into following her calling and turning her hurt into helping others.

Nicola Green

One of our chosen charity partners for 2020 is IDAS. Every time a person purchases a ticket for one of our events, they can choose to add a donation to their ticket price. Starting life as York Women’s Aid in 1977, IDAS is the largest specialist charity in Yorkshire supporting anyone experiencing or affected by domestic abuse or sexual violence. Their services include refuge accommodation, community-based support, peer mentoring, group work and access to a free, confidential out-of-hours’ helpline. They recognise that most victims of domestic abuse and sexual violence are women and provide a number of single-sex services such as refuges to women and their children. However, most of their services are accessible to anyone who is affected by abuse and they encourage male and LGBT+ victims and survivors to access their support. For children and young people, they have also developed one-to-one and group support. Their young persons’ RYPP (Respect Young Person’s Programme) also works with families where the young person is abusive. Find out more at idas.org.uk

We are proud to have Langlands Garden Centres support this Show.
Shiptonthorpe – Leeds – Sheffield   www.langlandsgardencentre.co.uk

“Hello I am Joanna, The Event & Production Director, if you are interested in becoming a “partner” then I have a created a little programme ‘Friend of the Show”… Please drop me note and we can chat about how we can work together to make this show fabulous.”

Joanna Ripley

The Event Alchemist and Lisa Clifford reserve the right to substitute the venue, speakers and vary the content as per any eventuality that is beyond their control. Tickets are non-refundable in any circumstance, as are any charitable donations attached to the ticket purchase.