South Yorkshire Inspirational Speaker and Mum nominated for Courage Award
South Yorkshire-based Inspirational Speaker Frederika Roberts has been nominated in the ‘Courage’ category of the prestigious Sue Ryder Yorkshire Women of Achievement Awards, which will take place on Friday 15th May at New Dock Hall of the Royal Armouries, in Leeds.
This will be the inspirational event’s 29th year of celebrating the achievements of women from across Yorkshire and raising funds for the Sue Ryder charity. The categories are: Business, Education, Sport, Young Achiever, Community and the Jane Tomlinson Courage Award. The independent panel of judges will select one winner for each category and an overall winner from all the category winners. The Awards typically attract around 700 people and receive extensive press and media coverage.
Both of Frederika’s daughters were born with severe, complex and life-threatening heart conditions. Between them, they have had two cardiac arrests, three open heart surgeries and numerous other hospital stays, both planned and unplanned. Frederika, her husband and her two daughters have not just survived these ordeals, but found a way to thrive and enjoy what at times seemed impossible: a ‘normal’ family life, full of laughter, fun, school runs, work, arguments, banter and teenage angst! Frederika has turned Happiness into a career, in order to inspire others to overcome even the hardest adversity.
Georgina Abbott, Senior Hospice Fundraiser at the Sue Ryder Wheatfields Hospice says “We are thrilled to have Frederika as one of our nominees for this year’s awards. Each year we recognise the outstanding achievements of women in Yorkshire. Frederika has shown true courage in the face of adversity and we will look forward to celebrating her achievements and all of our inspirational nominees on the day.”
As ‘The Happiness Speaker’, Frederika shares the happiness lessons she has learnt over the years with schools (pupils, teachers and parents), businesses and charities through her inspirational Speeches, Happiness Masterclasses and Laughter Yoga sessions.
“I am incredibly moved by this nomination”, says Frederika. “Having seen previous years’ winners and nominees, I feel honoured to be in such great company and will no doubt shed a few tears at the inspirational stories I will hear on the day. I would be thrilled, not to mention stunned, if I won, of course, but just being nominated for such a prestigious award feels amazing.”
Frederika’s clients to date have included the BBC, Greater Manchester Police, schools and charities. She is the author of ‘Recipe for Happiness’, available in Paperback and on Kindle from www.recipe-for-happiness.co.uk . Frederika is also President of the Yorkshire Region of the Professional Speaking Association of the UK and Ireland (PSA).
You can contact Frederika at http://www.happiness-speaker.co.uk/contact/
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Frederika Roberts, The Happiness Speaker (www.happiness-speaker.co.uk )
Tel: 07984 80 66 51
LinkedIn: Frederika Roberts
Frederika is available for press and media interviews to discuss her excitement at this nomination, of course, but also to talk about happiness strategies and why happiness is important in all aspects of life.
Frederika is a Professional Speaker, Author and certified Laughter Yoga Leader.
She inspires her audiences to take action and work on their happiness as a foundation to success, productivity and improved health.
Born in Italy, of dual Italian and German nationalities, Frederika moved to Luxembourg with her parents when she was two years old. She then moved to the UK in 1990 to study at the University of Bradford, where she also met her husband.
After obtaining her Business and Management degree, Frederika undertook post-graduate studies in education and became a qualified teacher. Over the years, she has worked in education, recruitment and marketing and has set up and run her own businesses.
Frederika’s clients to date have included the BBC, Greater Manchester Police, schools and charities. She is President of the Yorkshire Region of the Professional Speaking Association of the UK and Ireland (PSA).
Frederika regularly speaks to the press and media, including BBC radio, about her expert subject and other topics. She is available to speak on:
- The business case for employers to focus on happiness and employee wellbeing
- Pastoral education in schools, emotional wellbeing of pupils in schools, reducing teacher stress and avoiding burnout
- Laughter Yoga
- Parenting, parenting of teenage girls, dealing with your childrens’ illnesses, surviving hospital with your children
- Cooking, recipes, food blogging, Italian food