I’m a northern girl from Manchester and my name is Amanda Marks. I am an ‘accidental Entrepreneur”. If I can Make it happen any of you can…..I started my career as an Au Pair and today I work out of an office in Harley Street. A massive leap that happened in an incredibly organic way.
I always had an interest in children, but I lacked confidence and the ability to study. No qualifications meant no prime positions from Agencies, I had to start as an au-pair doing menial jobs and working my way up.
My First break, I am now a maternity nurse working with newborn twins, this is the start of ten years – of delivering beautifully trained children in regimented routines of sleep and feeding. I am pleasing hundreds of parents all over the world. I genuinely feel that I am doing my very best for all.
Seven years later I had a wake up call. My 3rd child had bronchiolitis and he nearly died, his constant distress through crying would only settle when I provided skin to skin and breastfeeding. I had to fight my doctor as my instincts screamed that my child needed this and I was right. My paediatrician confirmed I saved my baby's life.
Empowered by my success with my own child I started my journey promoting attachment parenting supporting parents to answer their children, from this I created my own, unique programme that I deliver to families all over the world. An incredible accident with incredible opportunities – YES but the secret of my success really is that I was listening to my mother instincts and had a genuine desire to answer the needs of the children and families that passed through my life.
I Never thought of myself as an entrepreneur but it is something I was clearly meant to do, it is my calling, everyone has a role in life, my programme is offered for any parent in any profession.