My name is Heike and I moved to the Uk from Germany with the dream of working as a Learning Disability Nurse. My career took me from Support Worker caring for clients with Spina Bifita to low secure forensic mental health/LD settings all the way to becoming the Head of a busy Nursing Department. Finding enough staff was always a challenge. I was in the midst of a busy recruitment campaign in 2014, when I woke up with terrible pains in my leg. Hospital tests showed I had a massive tumour compressing a vein, causing DVT. I needed life saving medical treatment. I just wanted to go back to work after that, but my position got made redundant. On career crossroads, I signed up for coaching -and teaching courses. I could see the potential to help other people just like you or me in the healthcare sector. I opened the doors to my own business and realised that there was just one problem: little funds and no clients. I read many, many books on the search for cost -effective marketing strategies. My quest paid off and as soon as I started applying the success recipes from the top people in the business, I got my first contract. I had a brainwave that the same techniques could also be applied to recruitment. I pitched for a contract with Health Education England and delivered 'How To Fill 50 Jobs In 90 Days' to HR professionals and Clinicians. It was a real success and a lot of participants got great results. I wanted to be an author when I was a kid as well as make the content of the course available to a wider audience. I decided to combine the two and my very first book was born. I am all about making a difference and knowing that I can help a little each day is the thing that gets me out of bed in the morning.