TechPixies is an award-winning CPD Accredited social enterprise helping women to upskill with Social Media. Since 2015, we’ve helped hundreds of women return to work, change careers and launch businesses leveraging social media.



TechPixies is an award-winning social enterprise helping women boost their confidence with technology so that they can return to work, change careers or start a business. We run face to face and online CPD accredited courses in social media, WordPress and digital marketing.

Recognition for Our Work with Women

2018 Startup of the Year

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2017 Female Startup of the Year

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2016 Women’s Champion

HIGHLY COMMENDED

2016/17 ‘Grow it’ Award

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Accessibility, Authenticity, Accountability⠀

These are my 3 big As takeaways from all my online mentors at The Entrepreneur Experience (#EEwithAP) by Amy Porterfield (@amyporterfield) this week.⠀

Accessibility - Stu McLaren (@stumclaren) who runs Tribe, an online course that teaches people how to create membership sites has thousands of students (no joke). Yet when I had a chance to speak with him today for a few minutes, he made me feel like I was the only person in the room and that my story was important. I have met a few people who run multi-million pound businesses - trust me when I tell you they don't all act like that!⠀

Authenticity - In almost every session I attended there was a rawness to it, a 'scrappyness'. People were sharing their hopes and dreams, their failures, their small wins and their huge wins. What I loved about #EEwithAP was that everyone in the room knew what it was like to start from scratch. Everyone had experienced failure and had stuck it out until they turned it around and got on track. No one pretended building a business was easy... but the message was clear: keep going, success is right around the corner for those who don't give up.⠀

Accountability - Who holds you accountable? Who do you hold accountable? Accountability is so incredibly important when it comes to doing the things you said you were going to do. We can chose to do things alone or with a tribe of like-minded people. I think it is fair to say that those who have accountability in their life are way more likely to accomplish their goals.⠀

So there you have it! Do these 3 As resonate with you as much as me? Let me know in the comments. 👇
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I have joined a new Mastermind run by @rickmulready and one of the things we do on our bi-weekly checkin is share our business wins AND our personal wins.

I was very excited about my business win - lauching cohort 17 of course!

BUT it was much, much, much harder to think of a personal win. I did eventually come up with something... I got to go to Lego Land!

I was a bit harsh on myself though and didn't count it as a personal win because as I was waiting in the lines at Lego Land, I was answering enquiries on our website chat about enrolment for our courses.

The Mastermind group reminded me that the very fact that I run a business that allows me the flexibility to work from Lego Land with my kids was a personal win.

I wasn't on my phone the whole time, just long enough to answer important questions regarding our programme to help people make decisions about joining.

Have you had any business wins or personal wins this week? Let me know in the comments! 👇

#SPARKLEandTHRIVE #TechPixies #Doingitforthekids #flexappeal
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Welcome 🤗 Cohort 17!!⠀

We are so excited you have joined our TechPixies tribe!⠀

We hope it will be 100% magical. Here is to Supportive, Positive, Authentic Relationships with women who are Keen to Learn and want to be Empowered.⠀

You are already asking ⭐️ brilliant ⭐️ questions. This is going to be fun.⠀

Thank you for trusting us with your 🏆 CPD-certified Social Media education.

And... as you can see there is still ONE SPACE LEFT for a Starter, Star or Superstar to join us for the October cohort. DM me for the link or drop a friend's name in the comments who should be joining our tribe!⠀

#SPARKLEandTHRIVE #TPcohort17 #SocialMediaMagic
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Guess who is ranked 67th on the UK Tech 100 List?⠀

Me! 🤩⠀

Wowzers.⠀

According to Business Insider (@businessinsider), I'm 'the woman helping women upskill women' and one of the 100 most influential people shaping British technology.⠀

In my wildest dreams, I never dreamt this one up! I'm very honoured and grateful to be included.⠀

Time to live up to it! Let's do this #SPARKLEandTHRIVE thing.

Photo Credit: JSR Agency

#womenintech #womenhelpingwomen
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Not going to lie... It was pretty awesome to get to meet the Queen of the #FlexAppeal, the amazing and hardworking Anna Whitehouse aka @mother_pukka.

And... she was kind enough to do a shoutout for TechPixies on her Instagram Stories!

What an incredible day talking about the rights and benefits of #flexibleworking at @Flexpo.
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One of my favourite things about Instagram is the ability to quickly get inspiration.

Here are some lovely autumn cards my children and I have painted. It has certainly given us something fun to do now that the weather has turned.

What have you been doing to occupy yourself while the rain has been pouring down?

You might also want to check out these hashtags for ideas: #autumncrafts #autumncards
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Here's what I've figured out about confidence...⠀

It comes from experience.⠀

In order to get experience, you have to TAKE ACTION. ⠀

If you don't have the confidence to take action, you will never gain the experience.⠀

It is like a Confidence Catch 22.⠀

So... if you don't have the confidence, grab the courage to take action in order to gain the experience that will give you the confidence.⠀

Why don't people take action? FEAR⠀

If you can recognise FEAR for what it is: False Evidence Appearing Real then you can take action.⠀

When I'm frozen with inaction due to fear the first question I always ask myself is: What is the WORST thing that can happen?⠀

and then...⠀

What is the BEST thing that can happen?⠀

Usually the worst thing isn't as bad as you thing and the best thing is better than your wildest dreams.⠀

What is stopping you from overcoming your FEAR and taking ACTION? Can you reverse engineer it? Reframe it? Rethink it?⠀

What action are you going to take today to start gaining the experience to give you the confidence to follow your dreams? Tell me in the comments!
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Do you know about the HOUR OF POWER?

Last night at about 11pm, WhatsApp was buzzing with parents reminding each other that today was Roman Day.

I totally forgot. And let's be honest... I was also a bit wiped from my crazy BHAG weekend.

Soooo, at 7:30am sharp, I lept out of bed and told Asher that we had an HOUR OF POWER to get his Roman costume done.

I grabbed a box, some gold, red and silver paint, some tin foil and a pair of scissors and set to making the costume.

60 minutes later it was done and he was walking to school.

I ❤ the HOUR OF POWER. Do you? Tell me about a recent one you've done (or will do!)
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What is your BHAG?

Four years ago when we launched TechPixies, Jess Rogers (@JessRogersCoach) challenged our very first cohort to write down a 🌟 BHAG 🌟 = Big Hairy Audacious Goal.

I wrote down that I would become an Ironman. This past weekend, after 4 years of intentionally and overcoming several setbacks, I lined up on the starting line of #IronmanWales full with hope and anticipation of achieving my dream.

My 3.8k swim 🏊‍♀️ in the sea was nearly perfect. No 🦈 sharks!! My speed was about right and I completed the first leg of the triathlon in about an 1 hour and 22 minutes.

I made it in and out of transition in a decent time and set out to conquer one of the most difficult cycling races 🚴‍♀️ on the Ironman circuit. I knew it would be a close call as I hadn't been able to do as much training as I should have - I didn't know just how close it would be.

I arrived back in transition at 5:50:53. The running course was closed at 5:50 so I wasn't allowed to start the run and in the end, my BHAG was a big fat DNF, which stands for 'Did Not Finish'. Even though I didn't cross the finish line and become an Ironman, I am glad I went for it. The outreach, encouragement and support was amazing. Friends, family and colleages even raised 🌟 £1500 🌟 for #SobellHouse to honour my father in law who died of acute myeloid leukaemia just 2 weeks ago.

Would I do it all again? You bet. Even though I didn't finish? Yes.

I want to know your BHAG... tell me in the comments!

#SPARKLEandTHRIVE #BHAG
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Testimonials & Weekly Tips

  • Episode 8: Review of Flexpo, the event for people seeking flexible employment options

    On Friday 4th October, Team TechPixies went to Flexpo! 🦸‍♀️ It is an event for all people that are looking for flexible employment or trying to negotiate flexible working with their employer. Opening Flexpo! Anna Whitehouse, Founder of Mother Pukka @mother_pukka #Flexpo @LiveFlexpo #flexappeal #flexibleworking pic.twitter.com/iaoxt3u4XH— TechPixies Award-winning Social Media Course (@TechPixies) October 4, 2019…

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  • Episode 7: The 10 Mistakes I See Social Media Managers Make (all the time!)

    In this week’s Videocast/Podcast, I talk about the 10 Mistakes that I see Social Media Managers make (all the time!). This episode is brought to you by our Social Media Magic Course (DOORS CLOSE to our October cohort TONIGHT at midnight (8.10.19)). Find out more at https://techpixies.com/socialmediamagic There are 6 common Social Media Mistakes I see…

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  • Episode 6: Interview with an Alumni: Kerry Glass

    At TechPixies and we help people to upskill with modern technology with Social Media, WordPress, Digital Marketing, and we help them get those skills, under their belt so they can return to work, change careers, or start a business. In this week’s Videocast/Podcast, I’m really fortunate to be able to interview one of our recent…

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  • Episode 5: I am (not) an Ironman

    In today’s episode, I explore what it is like to go for a BHAG (Big Hairy Audacious Goal) and fail. I walk through some of the tips I’ve learned the past 11 years for how to cope with failure (and success). I also recommend a book called ‘The Dip’ by Seth Godin: “A little book…

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  • [FREE TRAINING] Supercharge Your Social Media Skills

    So you can feel confident about your ability to leverage social media so that you can return to work, change careers or start a business. (Even if you feel like a tech dinosaur and aren’t sure where to start OR you’ve been in the social media game for a while but want to get CPD…

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  • Episode 4: If women don’t upskill with tech, they won’t have jobs in the future

    Today I want to talk about how you can get the skills you need to have a job in the future. We’ll talk about CPD accredited courses and a report from the World Economic Forum that literally spells out the jobs of the future so you have some guidance as to which direction you want to…

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