In April 2016 Philiy Page was invited to speak about Creative Women International
on Sheffield Live TV.
You can watch the whole interview here:
Being lucky enough to have experienced a few different mentors lately I was in a position where I was wondering what more advice I could possibly get and how would it benefit me. Having a one hour session with Philiy blew any preconceptions out of the water, as she methodically took each question I had and demystified a whole array of subjects!
Looking back on the session and my 6 double-sided pages of scribbled notes I’m not sure how she managed to fit all the information into one session! However, she did, it was incredibly helpful and she’s bloody lovely too! In terms of investing time into your business, time with Philiy is time very well spent.
Rachel Bunce Coventry, UK www.rachelbunce.co.uk 26th November 2015
Being a Creative Women International member provides me with a way to be around amazing woman and allows me to know their work, develop an extremely important exchange in the creative industries. Through Creative Women International I can connect with creative women around the world, listen to them and understand art. I have access to relevant and inspiring articles. I can read about partnership and collaboration opportunities. Being part of Creative Women International is an honour.
Bárbara Recife, Brazil 17th September 2015
The Creative Women International provides invaluable support, inspiration and a sense of community for women in the Creative Arts- Wherever you might be in the world, and whatever you might be creating, there is a collective of women who can relate to, advise, motivate, conspire with and inspire you.
Emily Los Angeles, USA 17th September 2015
As a freelance creative and sole proprietor, it is so important to be able to connect to other creative women. Stories from other members inspire me, and allows me to connect internationally so I can keep up with what is going on in other creative industries. It’s a great resource and the support is essential.
Robin San Fransisco, USA San Fransisco, USA 17th September 2015
“Creative Women International has given me the opportunity to meet both local and international professional creative women, to share ideas and pearls of wisdom to what is often a very solitary world. Just to dip into the CWI stream for a read or to ask a question or have a browse is a very valuable pool of info. The few times I have asked a question, the feedback has been great. Experienced women sharing opinions and ideas, or giving guidance. I’m very grateful it is there and that there are so many people willing to share so we can all evolve and grow that bit quicker and easier. It’s hard to put into words or to measure the ripples that something like this causes, but for me, it opens doors and expands my horizons and creates a sense of ease knowing there are millions of women out there working alone in similar aspects and that we are all in it together …for each other.”
Jemma Dorset, UK 17th September 2015
As someone who is at the start up phase of a long term project and business the Creative Women International has been an invaluable resource of information, advice and support. Having a well used online network at hand to both answer questions and positively receive my input had been a real boost during the times I have been stuck in a rut.
Hannah London, UK 8th September 2015
It was a great chance to be part of an entrepreneur group at Creative Enterprise Training. It was an even greater chance to have Philiy Page as an instructor through all the workshops there. Philiy is such an amazing individual that makes you feel full of energy in every minute of that intense training. With her smiling face she gives you extra hope but at the same time she pushes every trainee to understand their own capability. By her help you become able to understand better your weak and strong sides, your positive and negative characteristics, your ups and downs, most of all your resistance to survive as an entrepreneur. Philiy is a very hardworking woman entrepreneur who inspired us all. She doesn’t waste even a second during the workshops. She gives the same level of attention and support to every trainee. Not only because of her background but also because of her spirit she is able and capable of developing strong empathy towards you. By this way she establishes a mutual relation between you and herself, which makes every entrepreneur feel incredibly comfortable with themselves and their work.
Setenay Jewellery designer. Istanbul, Turkey 8th September 2015
Throughout the training programme for creative entrepreneurs I learned many things in order to develop my business idea. Philiy, as a trainer, play a significant role in every process of the entire training. She acted like more than a trainer, she was a friend, and one of us because she was a entrepreneur too and that helps her in order to understand our concerns, fears and so on. Thanks to Philiy, I have been socialized with other entrepreneurs through group games and I also represented my ideas and my feelings about my business idea to others. At the end of the training I felt more confident.
Guzin Digital Agency Owner. Istanbul, Turkey 8th September 2015
Philiy was my teacher on the creative enterprise programme. I admired her teaching style, which was interactive, funny and inspiring. She knew what she was talking about as a creative entrepreneur herself. She not only taught but also gave advice on useful books, local sites and shared personal stories. She’s an amazing person and teacher.
Suzan Mosaic artist. Turkey 7th September 2015
I met with Philiy having just set up a new small business a couple of months earlier and was finding the learning curves overwhelming and confusing.
In our meeting, through her clarity and objective creative stance, she allowed me to focus on my original vision for the business.
We then looked at different parts of the business and where it and I were needing support and how and where I might be able to
find those in our rural community, as well as great ideas for future developments.
Bringing new ideas and perspectives as well as helping me tease out the important aspects that needed attention lessened the overwhelming feeligns were a real help at a difficult time and I look forward to our next meeting now that my business is nearly 6 months old.
Janey Yoga Space. UK 7th September 2015
Philiy provided me with just the right support and insight I needed to move forward with my business. I was hoping for advise on promotions and expansion but what I received was that and much more. She had thought about my business inside and out from a clear perspective and she demonstrated how I could how I could take steps in every area from customer communication to social media strength to promotional timings to making my bigger long term visions come true
Lisa Juice bar and café owner. UK 7th September 2015