A dynamic and growing TV and online personality on a mission to motivate, inspire and uplift all women globally.
Born in London and despite my ordinary background, I am no ordinary woman. Being raised in a single parent household, I drew on my mother’s strong sense of determination and set about carving out a career and a legacy for all to follow.
Starting out in traditional employment after leaving school, I spent 10 years working in the finance sector in London but soon found an outlet for my love of media, music and fashion. With a property portfolio worth £1.1 million, I own homes in the UK and overseas with the most exotic being in the Island of Cape Verde.
In 2009 Natalie decided to follow her heart and founded the Inspired Dreams (ID) brand which is the umbrella company for my brands including; ID Media, ID Fashion, ID Education and my trademark brand ‘Time With Natalie’. Time With Natalie is a talk show aimed at educating, motivating and inspiring girls and women of all ages and across all countries. Over the years, I have interviewed self-made millionaires and celebrities including; Robert G Allen (author), Beverley Knight (singer) and Holly Valance (actor) with her most prestigious interviews to date being with Stedman Graham (long time partner of Oprah Winfrey), Les Brown, Chris Gardner and DeVon Franklin, Senior Vice President Of Production at Columbia Pictures.
Time With Natalie is the show women need to help them maximise their time and create a life which balances work, rest and play. Under the ‘Time For …’ concept (time for work, time for relationships, time for health), the show provides a visual of the best in fun, educational and uplifting interviews. I will take you on a journey to help you to regain control of your life whilst having some fun along the way!
My passion for the media industry has continued to grow and I’ve racked up small screen parts on BBC’s Dr Who, Casualty, Hustle, Doctors and not forgetting ITV’s popular programme, Lewis. I was also a regular presenter for UK Christian Music Charts aired on Sky TV.
Being an ambitious and committed individual, I strive to create strong networks and forums for women to have a voice and am the creator of events which are aimed at inspiring others and have been featured in Marie Claire and Oprah magazine when I took 17 women from the UK and South Africa to see Oprah Winfrey in Los Angeles.
Giving back is my motto and with this in mind I regularly take part in community activities and works alongside charities to raise money including; The Prince’s Trust, Breast Cancer Awareness, Time For Change and MIND mental health charity. Never one to sit back and relax, I have spearheaded a campaign for the charity ‘Dress for Success London’ which helps women on a low income get back to work by providing clothing for interviews.
Being an annual sponsor to an all-girl street dance group, I try to find time to look after myself by keeping fit and trying to emulate Olympic athlete Andrew Steele, whom I’ve also sponsored alongside Vyan Sampson a young female footballer who plays for Arsenal and England.
My dream is to see women achieve their goals and be a positive role model. Life is not about how you started, it’s how you finish that matters!