Born for Brilliant Books

Kath Saunders, Independent Usborne Organiser


Dream Bigger: An Organiser's Experience

30th July 2019

Open to all Organisers, our Dream Bigger event is all about helping you grow your business in a way that works for you.

However, this is no average conference! With an agenda geared around providing you with the tools to write a better story for your family, your ticket automatically enters you into an exciting prize draw...

We spoke to Usborne Organiser, Sian Swan, about her experience of our very first Dream Bigger Day of Inspiration that took place in June. Sian not only came away feeling inspired and full of confidence, she was also the winner of our first prize: a two night getaway at the De Vere Staverton Estate Hotel and Resort.

What's your Usborne story?

My little boy loves the That's not my... series (so do I!), and I soon realised that a lot of the books we were borrowing from our local library were Usborne books. I saw an advert on Facebook about becoming an Usborne Organiser and, after a lot of research, decided to sign up!

How did you feel before the Dream Bigger event? Were you nervous about attending?

I was really excited, but also very nervous as I didn't yet know anyone attending in person. As a fairly new Organiser, I was also unsure if the day was 'for me'.

What was your impression of Dream Bigger?

It was fantastic! My nerves started to melt away as soon as the day started and I saw all of the brilliant books - it was so lovely to be around like-minded people.

How has attending benefitted your business?

I feel as though I now know more about Usborne, their core values and the books. It has also given me the drive to further build my own business and share the opportunity with others.

What is your main take-away from Dream Bigger?

That you really can build your business, your way! You don't need to be a certain type of person - it was great to hear how different Organisers had built their businesses. I also found Tamsin Winter's talk, and the session ran by The Art of Brilliance, very inspiring.

How did you feel about winning first prize?

I was really shocked, but obviously delighted!

What are your plans for enjoying your prize?

My husband encouraged me to book my Dream Bigger ticket and took a day off work to look after our little boy, so I'm excited to have a mini-break away with him. He's a huge golf fan, so it's a perfect venue for us. It will also be the first time we'll have left our little boy overnight... eek!

Are you planning on attending our October Dream Bigger event?

I'd really like to go, if I'm able to arrange childcare. I came away in June feeling very inspired and it's given my confidence a real boost, too.

Thank you for sharing your story with us, Sian!

A big congratulations to Carron Charlesworth and Maria Scrivens, who were the respective winners of our second and third prizes of £100 worth of July New Titles and £50 worth of July New Titles at our June event.

Feeling inspired? Don't miss out on our Early Bird tickets...
Tickets will be available at the discounted price of £60 (RRP £80) until 10am on Friday 2nd August*. Our How to Pay for Your Ticket Guide will tell you exactly how you can make the most of this incredible saving.

* Full price tickets will be available to purchase from 10am on Friday 2nd August until 4pm on Friday 6th September 2019.

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