Susan’s Seeds to Success
“Every positive change in your life begins with a clear, unequivocal decision that you are going to either do something or stop doing something.“
Susan Stewart, Director
Susan has worked in management and leadership development roles for over 25 years. Her career includes international roles as HR Director with a project management and engineering company servicing the energy sector, and People Director to Insights Learning & Development. Dedicated and focused, Susan is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development and Licensed Practitioner to Insights Learning & Development.
Throughout her life Susan has been curious and frustrated as to why women frequently seem to lack the confidence in their own ability and potential and it is her own personal mission to change this.
Susan's own journey has not been without ups and downs and today she is absolutely feeling confident, vital and focused. Much of where she is today can be linked to finding Lisa, with whose help she has learned to take back control of her body. Susan believes that everything in her life to date has brought her to this point where she is living the life she dreamed and living her life on purpose - to make a positive difference to the lives of others.
Susan is married to Cliff and has two beautiful grown up daughters. She lives on the edge of the Cairngorm National Park with labradoodle, Angus.
Lisa’s Seeds to Success
“It’s not how many times you get knocked down that matter - but how many times you get back up”
Lisa Bailey, Director
Lisa is a qualified personal trainer and certified Paleo Nutritionist. Having grown up with a passion for health and fitness, the energetic and enthusiastic Lisa has a whole host of qualifications under her belt; Clinical Holistic Nutrition Diploma, Primal Health Coach, Diplomas in Sports Nutrition, Yoga, Relaxation Therapy, Advanced Counselling Skills & Women's Stress Counselling and is a Certified Instructor in Kettlebell, Kick Aerobics, Crush HIIT as well as holding Women's Health Practitioner Certification.
Her fitness ethos adheres to that of full body functional training, suitable for all ages and abilities, using compound exercises to challenge the body in a series of natural movements.
Her story though is one of recurrent ill health for which various visits to the doctor did not resolve. This led her to explore the nature of her diet and the nutritional content of food in our national diet. As a result of her research and studies Lisa developed a reboot program, which has proven demonstrable results in helping women of all ages to improve health and wellbeing.
Lisa is married to Nick, and has four wonderful sons, including twins, and lives in the shadow of Morven in Logie Coldstone, along with her two large labradoodles, Mouse and Skye.
Lisa and Susan want to involve local talent in 7Seeds and aim to bring in like-minded people who share our values.
Letty Scrimgeour, Customer Support
Letty spent 15 years working within the hospitality industry before changing her career path five years ago to become the Executive Assistant to the Managing Director of a local fitness company. However, when this company downsized Letty was made redundant and she took the opportunity to take control of the situation and her future and began her own virtual secretary service.
Letty is working towards her dream of work life balance along with one day being able to employ other mothers to assist her in her company.
Letty lives and works from her home in Strathdon with her two 18 month old daughters Amber and Chloe, her partner Allan, along with their three spaniels, Stella, Gemma and Bailey and not forgetting her terrier, Deno.
Annie Geddes, Chef
Annie has loved cooking for her family and friends forever! She had her own coffee shop in Cullen for six years where she also sold gifts and ran quilting classes! Having sold the shop, she missed it so much she opened another in the sitting room of her house. In addition, she now runs her own outside catering company.
Annie's passion is seeing others enjoy the food she has lovingly prepared.
Annie lives in the beautiful village of Fordyce with her husband. She has 4 sons, 1 step son and 1 step daughter.
Shelley Bayliss, Therapist
Shelley is a holistic therapist and healer who has strengthened her skills as a therapist for over 20 years. She provides intuitive, nurturing and healing treatments incorporating aromatherapy and relaxation. Shelley's holistic treatments such as Reflexology, Aromatherapy Massage, Indian Head Massage and Healing can help combat stress by stimulating the feel good chemicals in the body by helping reduce the production of stress related hormones.
Shelley lives in Dinnet. She has 5 children, 2 golden retrievers, 4 cats, 7 chickens and 2 geese.
Victoria Smith, Therapist
Victoria is a young entrepreneur. She successfully completed 2 years of studying to become a complementary therapist and set up business in 2015. Victoria offers Aromatherapy, Basic Massage, Hot Stone Massage and Reflexology. Her business is based in Aboyne and she is proud to say that many clients compliment her treatments and say that they feel having a massage from her is more beneficial than taking painkillers.
Victoria lives in Aboyne with her parents, brother and sister.