We started working together in 2014 to develop the uflourish concept. Combining Aurelie’s vast events management experience and work with the NCT with Naomi’s passion for inspiring and providing information to pregnant couples and families in Sussex. Together we share a wish to assist parenting journeys in being a more positive experience.
As mothers of five children aged 3 to 7 between us, we have first-hand experience of how stressful and overwhelming pregnancy and parenting can feel. We are mothers on a mission to create confident and independent children ourselves. We have done an incredible amount of research via our work and families over the past 7 years and we are excited to bring it all together under one roof to save you time and effort.
We aim to provide a full range of services, information and workshops for you to choose from so that you can make your own informed decisions to guide you on the way through your own unique parenting adventures. We know that one size does not fit all, so our aim is to help you find what you need to make parenting a positive experience for you and your family.
Before Aurelie became a mother to her two lively children she worked for 15 years in corporate events, organising overseas conferences, incentive trips and gala dinners. She brings with her a great attention to detail which enables her to think about every eventuality when organising uflourish’s events. Making them slick and professional for both visitor and exhibitor to enjoy.
Whilst raising her children she has also volunteered with the NCT, organising many events including their Nearly New Sales and fashion shows, as well as training as a breastfeeding peer support worker. She is passionate about supporting families in their early days together.
If that wasn’t enough, she also organises mega children’s discos via her business www.dinkidisco.com entertaining 100’s of pre-schoolers at any one time. A woman who can do all this without breaking into a sweat or a frown can certainly deliver first class events for families!
Like Aurelie, Naomi had a promising career in sales & marketing for one of the world’s most recognised brands prior to becoming a mother. She spent 10 years training, learning and working her way up to manage large teams of merchandisers before her working hours & travel requirements became incompatible with raising a young family.
After the birth of her third child, she decided to focus on building her hobby as a Hypnobirthing practitioner into more of a business which led her to also study & qualify to become a BabyCalm & ToddlerCalm teacher and create the brand uflourish to raise awareness of the wonderful support that is available to parents across Sussex. In her busiest year as a teacher she attracted 150 new customers to enjoy her classes.
As time has gone on and after much wonderful feedback & encouragement from her customers and professional network she has felt drawn to inspiring parents on a greater scale via the uflourish Pregnancy & family fairs and directories.
Naomi loves being a busy mum, although she often feels like she could use a PA to help her manage her home-life! She has a big idea about helping as many parents as possible in a un-judgemental, accessible, fun way whilst helping other businesses to grow alongside uflourish by putting them in touch with their perfect customers.
This is very much her goal for 2016/2017, to create a “one stop shop” where all parents in Sussex can access support, information and inspiration in one place alongside some fabulous shopping opportunities.