MOTHER-of-three Michele Gogan is celebrating after scooping another award linked to going into business on her own.
Michele operates as a sole trader in her own right from her home in St Catherine’s Drive, Douglas, where she advises on the Cambridge Weight Plan.
She is feeling jubilant after just returning from an annual ceremony in the UK where she was hailed the Cambridge Sales Champion for the Isle of Man for the second time.
She also picked up a special award for having advised on the Cambridge Weight Plan for five years.
‘I can’t believe I’ve done it. I haven’t come down from cloud nine yet,’ she said.
She is a dieting success story herself, as the before and after photographs show above. At one time she weighed in at 19 stone with a size 22 dress size.
Now she says she is a size 12.
But more than that she gains just as much satisfaction from seeing her customers succeed in their personal ‘journeys’ to lose weight.
Michele travelled to Telford in the Midlands for the Cambridge Weight Plan Convention with her partner Kumar Menon.
He himself is building a name for himself as the inspiration behind Leela’s Kitchen, where he cooks healthy Indian dishes in the comfort of people’s own kitchens.
Business News told last summer how Michele, 41, never looked back since taking the bold step of going into business on her own.
Michele believes a key factor in making her business a success has been communication with clients who include athletes concerned about keeping their weight down, people working in government and private enterprise and even models.
She always tells clients the biggest and bravest step they could take was acknowledging they had a problem and contacting her.
She said: ‘Rapport is essential so you can sympathise to people’s needs.’
She added: ‘It comes natural to me, it’s probably my Irish charm.’
Michele said she is always developing her business and is excited by being able to offer her clients a new microwavable meal called Eat Easy Chicken Curry. There is also a new lemon flavour yoghurt and a Christmas recipe book to keep everyone on track over Christmas.
She can be contacted by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 200200.