Wellbeing Entrepreneur, Liz Earle, spoke to Pupils and Parents in the first 125 Speaker Series Talk
15 October 2021 - All
Liz Earle MBE is a successful writer, TV presenter, entrepreneur and podcast host. She has written over 35 books on beauty, nutrition and wellbeing and can regularly be seen on ITV’s This Morning . With a strong passion for sustainability, Liz’s businesses, including Liz Earle Fair & Fine and Liz Earle Beauty Co., are renowned for using naturally active ingredients to create high quality, cruelty-free products that have been ethically sourced. Working with local communities around the world, Liz has travelled widely in order to personally guarantee her materials are obtained responsibly.
In 2007, Liz Earle was awarded an MBE for her services to business and she has also received an Honorary Doctorate of Laws from both the University of Portsmouth and Staffordshire University. We were honoured to hear from her on Friday 8 October as the first speaker in the 125 Speaker Series as part of the School’s 125th anniversary celebrations.
Her fascinating talk explored, not only her wide-ranging career, various business ventures and work with charitable organisations, but also discussed the importance of health and wellbeing. As a founder of the Guild of Health Writers in 1994 and FLAG, the Food Labelling Agenda, which campaigned at government level for clear, comprehensive and meaningful food labelling, Liz has been a long-time advocate for natural health. With her personal motto being ‘health is wealth’ Liz explored the importance of sleep, fitness and a balanced diet, especially in relation to the specific needs of women. Her latest book, The Good Menopause Guide was published in March 2018 and went straight in as the number one bestseller on Amazon on publication day.
Questions from the audience prompted her to reveal what she believes makes a successful entrepreneur, with ‘passion’ being her convincing answer. Liz firmly believes that to make a business work you have to be wholly committed to both its success but also its ethos. We were so fortunate to have heard from such a strong, female role model and Liz’s engaging talk will have no doubt inspired many in the audience. We are hugely grateful to Liz Earle for giving up her time to speak at Wycombe Abbey.