Meet Sylvia Baldock

Sylvia has a real passion for learning and personal development and in addition to her role as Regional Director with the Athena Network, Sylvia’s diverse experience in networking has led to her developing training sessions to help others maximise the vast potential of the whole networking opportunity. She also runs a continuous programme of workshops on many aspects of business and personal development

Sylvia is a Personal Presence and Team Dynamics Specialist and Trainer, Public Speaker, Business/Personal Coach and International Author

A seasoned and engaging business trainer/coach and networking specialist who unlocks the hidden potential in individuals and teams.

Sylvia has over 30 years experience of training hundreds of people in religion, nursing, health, pharmaceuticals, personal development, motivation, networking and business growth.

Using Talent Dynamics profiling, Sylvia also offers a powerful business development pathway which is having a major impact on individuals and companies world-wide.

Sylvia enables you to have the right people in the right role doing the right things for all the right reasons to ensure the business runs like a well-oiled machine

Sylvia has extensive experience working with SMEs and the NHS supply teams

Testimonial from previous Talent Dynamics workshop

Thank you for a wonderful session. Great fun and highly productive! You have a great ease with facilitating these sessions, which is very unusual. I know you put it down to your TD type, but it is also highly personal and unique to you. Sue

Sylvia is also passionate about ‘Personal Presence’ and runs transformational workshops and webinars to enable people to establish a strong and impactful personal presence which makes them stand out from the crowd.

Sylvia is available for speaking at events, conferences, Universities etc on Personal Presence, Playing to your Strengths and Networking Your Way to Success.

Sylvia was born and bred in Glasgow and left school with excellent qualifications, pursued a career in nursing, midwifery and intensive care and was rapidly promoted to ‘Theatre Sister’ in Open Heart Surgery.

With an intense interest in health and nutrition she started her own Health Food business and ran an independent shop and a franchise in House of Fraser, Glasgow.

After a move to the south of England, Sylvia worked for several years in sales in the Pharmaceutical Industry where she had excellent training in sales/marketing and presenting.

This led her into ‘Industrial Motivation Ltd’ where she regularly ran breakfast meetings for senior executives followed by presentations to their board of directors and subsequent motivational campaigns within their organisations.

After a family career break Sylvia took on the role of Business Development Director for a finance company and it was during that time that she discovered the power of networking which led her to her role of National Sales Director for The Athena Network.

Sylvia’s Quote –

“Investing in the Athena Network was the best business decision I have ever made. I am constantly surrounded by the most incredible women who are inspiring each other to phenomenal success. I wanted to make a difference and I am absolutely blown away by the impact my Athena groups have had!”

My training and accreditation with ‘Talent Dynamics’ considerably augments my current skills and enables me to guide individuals, teams and organisations to greater ‘Flow’.

In ‘Flow’ – trust, communication and performance accelerate, and a team or a whole enterprise becomes a joy to work in as people, teams and enterprises start making massive breakthroughs in performance and profits.


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What Athena Members Say …

Laurie Spicer

I have gained so much from being an Athena member, much more than I had ever anticipated. Not only has my business truly sky rocketed because of the connections I have made, but for once in my career I am paying attention to my personal development as well.
Thank you Sylvia for all you do, your enthusiasm is infectious and your passion for connecting people is amazing.
I joined Athena for business but I stay because it feeds my soul.
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Vanessa Stottor

“Athena has rocked my world! Athena is the full package – contacts, fun, supportive, motivating, training and development, inspiring, and a respect for each other. I love how I have been able to help others. Most importantly Athena has played a huge part in the growth of me and my family!”

Vanessa Stottor
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Laurenne Dorgan

“Athena, for me, has been a great support network. Athena has given me a huge sales force and a network of businesses I can depend upon and lastly some truly great friends”

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“Belonging to Athena has been tremendous for me. I have now been a member for 2 years and it continues to inspire, challenge and motivate me.

Through Athena I have become part of a supportive and dynamic business community, developed strategic partnerships with other members, identified a range of suppliers who I work with, and of course most importantly of all I’ve grown my business significantly.

I have developed marketing campaigns for a number of members, and through Athena I established a connection with a member who is now a significant ongoing client, earning me thousands of pounds over the last 18 months.

I’ve been challenged and stimulated at the Regional and National Athena Conferences and of course enjoyed turkey dinner and entertainment at the fabulous Christmas lunches!

My friends and family laugh when they ask me about a new contact I’ve made, or someone else I’m raving about “Of course I know her from Athena” they hear time and again.

My Athena journey has been amazing and I can’t wait for the next chapter.”


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