Debbie Leafe and Fiona Porter, Finding Your Voice

Finding Your Voice Launches, February 2017

Two leading Derby Business Women Launch ‘Finding Your Voice’ Workshops in 2017

Fiona Porter and Debbie Leafe, two leading Derby business women announce the launch event of their new ‘Finding your Voice’ workshops on the 8th of February at the Coach House.

The new Finding your Voice workshops, looking to support women who may feel that their voice is not being heard or that they could be achieving so much more, aim to create a safe environment for local professional women to come together, to share experiences and challenges and to be listened to. To provide them with the time and space to explore what they are passionate about as well as tools and techniques that will enable them to change, develop and move forward.

Following on from the February launch, the Finding your Voice workshops will be held on a monthly basis and each session will focus upon a specific personal development theme that will encourage the participants to find their inner voice and to reflect upon what is important to them.

Finding your Voice is the brainchild of two Derby business women, Debbie Leafe and Fiona Porter, who met on a coaching course. Both have followed careers in developing and supporting others, including training and development, mindfulness and mentoring and they understand that being listened to as well as listening to ourselves is key to identifying what’s important and what we want to achieve in our lives.

Fiona says “I am absolutely delighted to be working with Debbie to create our new Finding your Voice workshops. We are both convinced that there is a real need for a dedicated space and time for women who feel that there must be more, who experience a feeling of not being fulfilled and that their voices are not being heard, especially at work. This may present itself by not progressing in a career, having the confidence to switch careers, take on key roles, or just not being heard in the workplace.”

Debbie adds “Research shows that women achieve so much more when they are supported by other women, thanks to our Finding your Voice workshops, we hope to provide a crucial network to thrive, build confidence and self-worth.”

To find out more about Finding your Voice, you are invited to attend the launch event on the 8th of February from 6pm to 9pm at The Coach House, 14 George Street, Derby DE1 1EH.

You can book your complimentary place via the link:

For more information, please contact Debbie Leafe 07711 760928 or Fiona Porter 07711 967649 or email via

Fiona Porter, Founder and MD of FP Training Ltd.

Since 2002, Fiona is an experienced and qualified leadership and management development facilitator, trainer and coach. With a strong background in Leadership Development and with a wealth of experience in designing and delivering both bespoke and accredited leadership and management programmes. Fiona’s philosophy and passion is the development of leaders for emotional engagement with those they lead; developing behavioural skills rather than just the ‘know-how’. As well as training and coaching in-house teams as part of talent Management programmes, Fiona has been instrumental in gaining the Investors in People (IiP) standard for one of her organisations, is a recognised provider for ILM programmes in Leadership & Management as well as Coaching & Mentoring and has also successfully delivered Leadership programmes in the Middle East. Find out more about Fiona:

Debbie Leafe, Founder of MindFit Life and Business Coaching

Helping women to become the best that they can be. After working for more than 25 years in various large and complex organisations and with a passion for mindfulness and gender equality, Debbie re-trained as an ICF accredited professional life, business and mindfulness coach and has spent the last few years working with women either on a 1:1 basis or as part of larger development groups for small to medium business owners.

Thanks to her own experience of a change in career path and direction, Debbie is a great advocate for believing that everyone can flourish and reach their full potential if they are given the right conditions. By allowing people the space and opportunity to think for themselves they are able to experience clarity and a mobility that has previously evaded them. Coaching and mindfulness provide the environment and promote development and a sense of wellbeing in all areas of life. Find out more about Debbie:

What Our Clients Say About Us

It feels as though I’ve been on a journey, some of which was painful at times, but one that was well worth taking in order to move my career forward. Coaching with Fiona has challenged my perceptions and help me gain clarity about what I am looking for in my future career. It has helped me take a step back, look at things objectively and made me change my mind set. I now feel that I am much more open minded with a wider perspective.

Course Participant

Debbie has been fantastic to work with. In the four months since we started meeting, my attitude towards life has changed tremendously. Thinking positively has become second nature and I now have a clear vision of what my goals in life are. I've also signed up to climb Ben Nevis for charity - something I would not have done a few months ago. I decided to do it after a session with Debbie when I realised I could do anything if I put my mind to it.

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