Ginger Founder Sarah Lloyd-Hughes tells us the story of how she came to name her company Ginger:
“Some years ago, I met an incredible lady named Ginger.
Only… there was something different about Ginger. For starters, she wasn’t a real person, not yet anyway. She was feisty but grounded. Powerful, but soft. Strong, expressive, empowered and a little bit naughty! She was a vision of everything I want to be, an alter ego of sorts.
As I got to know Ginger, I realised that she is the part of all of us that would express ourselves with power. That knows what we believe in… and is willing to stand up for it, no matter how embarrassing it might be, or how many people might tell us to sit down. Ginger became a metaphor, a promise, an aim – to be aware, authentic and fearless in the way we communicate.
Today, the name Ginger is a constant reminder to myself and everyone I work with to be more brave, more real, more beneficial in the way we interact with others, whether that’s one person or an entire stadium.
Ginger shows up in everything I do, from her own free illustrations (Ginger is the stick figure in the red dress), to our flagship 6 month Inspiring Speakers Programme. The ground breaking courses I run under the Ginger Public Speaking banner are about so much more than public speaking, although that’s a great place to start. We show innovators, educators and leaders how they can create a movement by inspiring from the inside out.
Ginger’s message and mine is this:
“Public Speaking is an act of leadership. Let’s step up and create change through our words.”
So welcome to the wonderful world of Ginger… I hope you enjoy the journey”
Sarah Lloyd-Hughes, Founder – Ginger Training & Coaching