Mentor

Dee Atkins

Head HippoMiss Make It Happen
 

I can help you with

 
 
Location
London
 
 
Last updated
24 01 2023
Member since
11 11 2021
 

About Dee Atkins

I spent almost 15 years in the recruitment industry and every day, had to put my reputation in someone else’s hands. I had to hope they were going to do a good job so that I knew I had done a good job. 100s of people a day, working under my name. Argh! This was one of the reasons why, when I started Miss Make It Happen, I wanted to make it easy on my clients. This wasn’t about me anymore. It’s about my clients, their business and how we can work together to make their business not only run seamlessly but also have the potential for growth

I have been epileptic since birth and was diagnosed with Ankylosing Spondylitis, Psoriatic Arthritis, and Rheumatoid Arthritis in my early 20's. I was told by the time I was 35 I would be in a wheelchair. Since then, I’ve made it my life’s mission to prove all the doctors wrong. I’m now rocking on 40 and not doing too badly at all! I’ve completed marathons, climbed mountains alone, completed a couple of Tough Mudders’ and continue to baffle the medical world, one appointment at a time. Fun fact - I need a special certificate to leave this country and enter another due to my medications.

More personally, I’m an introvert with a passion for books and being outside in nature. I am passionate about what I do and who I work with. I’m also a bit of a nerd when it comes to learning and am unbeatable at the Rubix Race board game.

Dee’s mentoring experience

I have no intention of growing my business to be some multi-level, multimillion-pound business. I like what and where I am and loves my team. BUT, I also love helping people grow their businesses.

Let me be honest here, I never started out planning to help businesses grow. I had no intention on implementing systems and building procedures that push people forward. It’s something I fell in to and it turned out that it’s something I’m really quite good at.

Nothing gets in my way, just like a hippo.

I will act as a sounding board and guide you through 1:1 mentoring. I will be a good listener, ask the right questions, and be passionate about helping you achieve your business goals.

How Dee can help your business

So, yes, Miss Make It Happen can help you with your day to day tasks, admin, scheduling, researching and virtual filing but I can also help you grow. I'm now grateful to be able to help other businesses grow as part of mentoring on the Help to Grow programme. I have also recently undertaken training with the Association of Business Mentors and completed the mentor training induction.