As I sit to write a blog about myself, I realise how diverse my background has been! However, without any one of my life/work experiences I wouldn’t be sitting here, in my perfect role, doing what I feel I do best.
At the age of 16 I left my friends and family to embark on a three-year intensive performing arts course at the prestigious Laine Theatre Arts in Epsom. From there I spent two years in Gran Canaria and four years sailing the seven seas, as a dancer on board cruise ships and general entertainment duties.
Having travelled and met some amazing people, I felt it was time to put some roots down as I felt a ‘proper’ job was needed. As I had honed my people skills I naturally fell into various customer facing roles over the years, finally settling within the British Airways Customer Relations Team based in Newcastle.
I met my own Mr Smith (honestly we are not all related!) and with our first child Evan, I thought BA would be my future, until the call that changed everything!
Whilst on maternity with our second child, George, I would never have guessed that one phone call from my very good friend Caroline would change my direction. Those words….’Leanne do you mind giving me a hand?’ How could I refuse my friend of 25 years!
Three years later I now work from home as the Operations Manager for Northern Bootcamp, dealing with all aspects of the company, apart from actually delivering camps, I must add!
However, after decades of not being involved in fitness at all, I am now proud to say that I do run and do attend some camps myself and am now far more mindful of my own fitness and health, which for anyone who knows me, is not something I have done in the past. I do join the occasional camp, however funnily enough, I can sometimes only find time for Bootcamp Abroad!
After leaving school at 16 and embarking on the big bad world early, I am now at the age of 38 with two children I have just finished my Business and Management Hons Degree (results due November 2017). It was a challenge at times but I have enjoyed preparing myself as Northern Bootcamp embarks on world domination!
It is a pleasure and honour to work for such an inspiring company which is constantly evolving. The feedback and motivation that each camper exudes after they take part in a camp makes the sales side of my role extremely easy. Caroline and Dan are integral to the success and ethos of the business and I am very proud to wear my green hoody and be a part of the Northern Bootcamp family.