MEET Nicky Miklos-Woodley
To help you out, it’s pronounced ‘Mik-losh’
With almost 20 years’ sales and leadership experience, I’ve grown a genuine love for understanding human behaviour and bringing a human-centric, fresh perspective to business.
Having a background in media advertising and working with businesses large and small, I realised that my talents and passion were in unlocking human potential to accelerate personal and business results. Hence going out on my own and building a highly successful consulting business.
On a personal note, I’m great at laughing at people’s jokes (even when I don’t get the punch line) and dancing around the office like no-one’s watching. My compass in life and business is the belief that Fortune Favours the Brave.
Along this crazy adventure called life, I’ve made it my personal mission to inspire change, growth and better business, so that as a collective we make a greater impact on the world around us. And I believe with all my heart, that your external success is only limited by your internal progress.
MEET Vanessa Medling
Affectionately known in the B2 Community as “Ness”
Changing from a corporate career in my mid-40s to running my own successful business I have learnt my true calling in life: To help people grow confidence within themselves and trust that they can create the results they want to achieve without worrying about what others think about them. In doing so, I help them know deeply they are enough to handle any external event that comes their way. It just lights me up!
Although I love the chance to catch up with people for a glass or two of New Zealand’s finest sav blanc so that I can be a social butterfly, I’m an introvert at heart and recharge by being a bit nerdy at home, losing myself in books and courses, studying human behaviour and mindset.
A daily walker of my Spoodle Charlie (always with Airpods in my ears listening to podcasts or audiobooks whilst she sniffs every tree and dive bombs the ground to roll in the dirt), I have taken up boxing again in the last couple of years and absolutely love it! The challenge to improve my fitness and being in a group environment motivates me to work harder than I would if I worked out at home (can you relate?)
“We realised not only the importance, but the incredible value of having someone to share, brainstorm, work with on all the aspects of business (and of self) that were critical to success.”
The B2 Story
Do you ever feel like people who aren’t in business just don’t ‘get’ it?
Having built successful businesses of our own, we were both looking for a collective of successful women business owners we could connect with. Women who understood our challenges and the depth of meaning behind our wins. We were looking for other women who ‘get it’.
At the time, there really wasn’t much around and what we did find was either too big, or too small. The level of business success wasn’t at a high enough standard or it was all a little too ‘ra ra’ without substance to back it up.
So we decided to create our own…
We formed our own Mastermind group where we would meet regularly, have holistic offsite retreats to reset and rewire, regular strategy sessions and monthly accountability sessions. We realised not only the importance, but the incredible value of having someone to share, brainstorm, work with on all the aspects of business (and of self) that were critical to success.
Being at the top can be lonely. It certainly has its challenges and with our combined experience across Leadership, Sales, Business, NLP, eDISC, Performance Coaching we believe we can help women in business succeed beyond their wildest expectations.
When we first started looking for our own Mastermind, we’ll be honest – it was hard to find our people. The right collective of women in business for us. Now, there are many more groups, masterminds and collectives of female founders which is so encouraging to see. Each fills a different niche and fulfills different needs.
Your job now is to find out if and why, B2 is the one for you.
5 Ways We Inspire Women In Business
We bring women in business together through living our 5 core values.
These values have helped us find our voice, push through boundaries and back ourselves, so that we can empower other women to do the same.
A sense of belonging with women who get you
Business without ego
We’re in business to get results
For our business to grow, we must grow
Business doesn’t always need to be serious