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Are you starting to think about going back to work, but don’t know how to explain the gap in your CV? Perhaps you’re thinking about a career change and need to reword your experience? Or maybe your confidence has been kicked to the curb and you need a little boost to do that dreaded presentation. Whatever your reason, our next workshop in association with Ealing Broadway is for you. We’ve got Kath Sloggett from Runneth London, who will walk us through her tried and tested tips on where to look for a job and how to make your CV stand out. She’ll guide us through the minefield of employment options as well as how to find a family-friendly job. To make the whole process a little less stressful we’re bringing in Sam Carrington from Smirk Experience, who after ten years of working at ITV and practising stand-up comedy now offers workshops to companies such as Google, Investec, Lloyds of London and more. Sam helps individuals with their public speaking, personal branding and creativity using stand-up techniques.

About Kath, Runneth London

Kath Sloggett is an entrepreneur, career coach and start-up adviser. She began her career in large organisations—including PwC, Coca-Cola and BT—before branching out into smaller businesses, becoming the CEO at Everyman Cinemas. Using this wealth of experience and a personal interest in helping others, she began coaching professionals and entrepreneurs over 10 years ago. She has also launched her own businesses, including Runneth, where she has a special affinity for empowering people to ‘step up’ in their careers—be it asking for a pay rise or promotion, returning to work following a career break, starting a business or changing careers to better suit family life. Kath is also a working mother of two, and can speak from personal experience on managing parenthood and career.

About Sam, Smirk Experience

Previous to Smirk, Sam spent 10 years at ITV, the last four of which he worked as one of the company’s youngest Sales Controllers, responsible for monetising ITV Breakfast’s digital offering.

In 2012 Sam tried stand-up comedy, and loved it. In the following five years he’s played close to 1,000 gigs, including a dozen or so festivals around the country and three full runs at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. He now promotes and MCs Smirk Experience nights for the public and corporations as well as participating in festivals and gigs as an independent comic.

While combining his role at ITV and learning the ropes of stand-up comedy, Sam began observing the links between the corporate world and live performance, identifying areas such as public speaking, personal branding and creativity as possessing the most obvious crossover.


When: Thursday 18th January 2017 | 6:30–9pm
Where: Storey, Ealing Broadway
Cost: £5 + VAT

Tickets include: wine and nibbles and a gift bag!


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