Personal trainer and businesswoman Katie Bulmer-Cooke will be talking about her experiences with exercise and Sugar… Lord Sugar that is. You may know Katie from her time as a candidate on The Apprentice, and in her keynote session, ‘What Katie Did’, she’ll be talking about her time on the programme and sharing insights learned along the way, as well as her experiences running a personal training company.
Before we meet her at Ambition 2017, we thought it would be good to talk to her about her business experiences and get to know her a bit better first.
It was a natural progression really… as my fitness business grew, I was increasingly being asked to share my experiences.
Absolutely. When your body is working efficiently and is at its best, you function optimally both physically and mentally. Exercise is a great stress-releaser too, and my mental focus is certainly sharper when I’m working out regularly.
I always pack my running shoes as it’s a great way to explore new places when I’m travelling for work. But if I decide not to pound the pavements, I make the most of what’s inthe hotel room to set up a body weight circuit. For example, I’ll use the chair to do dips, or the end of the bedfor elevated split squats. There‘s never an excuse to not exercise!
I learned so much about myself – that was my biggest take away. I really found out my strengths and weaknesses and totally surprised myself. I also discovered that those who shout loudest and spout off a load of business jargon aren’t always the best when it comes to business…
Your competitor’s opinions don’t pay your bills, so stop caring about what they think.
Winning UK Personal Trainer of the Year 2012.
Loyalty. When you put the person first, the pound signs will follow.
Always be yourself and run your own race.
Social media every day of the week!
Surround yourself with like-minded successful people with a can-do attitude.
I have a few…
Spice Girls, ‘Wannabe’ (don’t judge me!).
I’ve been very lucky to have experienced so many amazing things. I’m just a ‘go with the flow’ kind of person and take life as it comes.
Anything and everything! I’m pretty good at finding humour in most situations.
Thai and Asian-Fusion.