When grit and resilience and not accepting the cards you are dealt prove you can beat the odds. We chat with serial entrepreneur Dorothy Foster who after many business adventures now works as a consultant and advisor for students considering future career choices and University options.


What a full and colourful background Dorothy Foster shares with us.
We start with her  background in Liverpool, UK and her early education, the challenges and how she turned things around.
As a teen she enjoyed the mod movement and hippies
Dorothy went back to studying, was able to go to university and even later on went on to complete 2 Masters.
She has first hand business experience in the Fashion world, running a nightclub,  voluntary roles in business networking groups like PWN and Riviera Business club.
More recently she was the Director of the  International School in Nice before moving to Ceram / Skema and taking on the role of Business school International University partnerships.
A believer in ongoing education Dorothy went on to study Psychology.
Dorothy’s most recent venture pulls all her business experience together offering students help, advice and guidance with their future career choices and univerNew business now deals with University choices and guidance for students.
  • Aptitude and psychometric testing
  • Finding fulfilment in their choice to avoid switching courses
  • Building up experience for the personal statement and dossier
  • How does a session with Dorothy run?
Sir Ken Robinson .. Creativity / Positivity
How could we change the educational system .. Scandinavian systems
Psychology tips for learning and revising

Ways to meet people

Meet people by chatting to them in Cafés
Show an interest in people
Animal Refuges Refuge Duflot
Leslie Frasier Cats Les Chats du Mercantour
Do a sponsored event to raise money for a charity!
Favourite book: Inherit the dust Nick Brandt


Nora Epthorn “Be the heroine of your life not the victim”
Important links mentioned in this episode
Riviera Business Club
International School Nice

How to contact our guest

Phone: 04 93 95 12 53
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