About the Author

Consultant, Coach & Trainer


Annabelle Beckwith

Annabelle Beckwith has been a consultant, coach and trainer since the early 2000s, working with entrepreneurs, SMEs and with global corporates in all sectors, and with clients all over the world.

She is the founder of Yara Journeys (Yara-Journeys.com) a consultancy specialising in leadership development, working with business owners and executives to develop themselves personally, and to build the strategic and practical abilities they need for business success.


Annabelle has been quoted in various publications, including Ariana Huffington’s Thrive Global, Entrepreneur.com and Forbes online, and has authored online books including Goal Setting for Success, at bookboon.com, and A Quick Guide to Indian Culture.

She is frequently in demand as a speaker, presenting her down-to-Earth, no-nonsense approach with humour and compassion, and focusing on life and business journeys as well as achieving aspirations and reaching destinations.

Annabelle lives by the sea in Ayrshire, Scotland with her two children.


what people are saying:

"Annabelle has captured a lifetime's learnings in this book, boiling down the results into five key factors. I would urge anyone with a desire to propel their business forward to devour the contents of this book and adopt the advice presented within."

Russell Dalgleish

Serial entrepreneur and Chairman of Scottish Business Network

"If you are a 6 or 7 figure business owner ready to scale who needs help building & managing a team that saves you time and money: get this book ASAP. It's a vault of Annabelle's knowledge after consulting for fortune 100 & 500 companies for the past 20 years. She is THE team-building & leadership expert, and your search for help stops here. Read this book and thank yourself later."

Lauren Gordon

CEO of Gordon Business Consulting

“Leaders will instantly recognise themselves and their businesses in this excellent practical guide to best practice in scaling up for business transformation and growth. Annabelle’s range of experience, expertise and distinctive style leaps from every page. The book’s founding principles of pragmatic applicability will resonate with leaders in spotlighting growth blockers and seeing how to lay those essential foundations for future success. An important contribution to the genre and not to be missed.”

Dr Lesley Crane

PhD, MA, BSc Hons

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