In our Employability and Entrepreneur Academies, we believe in and champion people who feel like they don’t fit in with the way things are normally done, who have gifts, talents and interests that are unique and different. We encourage people to find their own voice, and create their own niche.
This is what our founding director Anita Frost did in her own life. She had a hard time fitting in at school - Her high energy and relentless enthusiasm often meant that she got told off a lot at school, as many people thought that these things were a liability.
But later in life, these amazing and rare qualities would become her greatest assets, as she funnelled them into creating what Curricula & Co is today - helping and inputting into many people and businesses, each making a mark on the world, bringing their own unique flavour!
Curricula and Co started back in 2013 to build on a passion for people. We saw a need to work with people at their own pace to help them get out of their old thinking patterns, and to empower them to move out of the same circles they have been going around and around for years, and to start dreaming of something better.
Before Anita Frost started Curricula and Co, she had trained and worked as a social worker, and though she persisted at it for a long time, then redundancy became the twist to new change - Anita push past her limits, and when she had done that, she wanted to do the same for many others.
The company started off focused on helping young people get their heads around business and employability, and on making these things accessible to them, and busting some of the myths that surround these very ‘adult’ things that seem so far away.
As Curricula and Co started to gain momentum over its first few years, we began to expand our reach to all ages, and all levels of business progress, not just start-ups. Because everyone still has growing and expanding to do, even when they have moved up a few levels...
Curricula & Co started in 2013 by Anita Frost, based on a passion to provide the very best support to people in business and in career progression, creating opportunities that are easily accessible, that provide the right pathways for people to thrive and grow in, whatever stage they are at.
As well as seeing start-ups grow to become big names in business, we have helped hundreds of young people in schools and educational settings to have a go and get their hands dirty in the real world of business and careers, through our collaborations with a great collection of partnerships with other businesses.
Dream the Impossible Dreams
Dream the Impossible Dreams is a motivational self-help book aimed at people who aspire to entrepreneurship. This book aims to build up the reader’s self-confidence and inspire them to be ambitious and driven, as they begin to set up a business, in an accessible, simple and relevant way. by Anita Frost
Dream The Impossible Dreams Teens
Dream the Impossible Dreams is a motivational book to support young people to learn more about entrepreneurship. This book aims to build up young peoples confidence while inspiring them and giving them the tools to promote Independence, set up a business, in an accessible, simple and relevant way by Anita Frost
Dream The Impossible Dreams Gents
Dream the Impossible Dreams Gents is a motivational self-help book aimed at gentleman whom have a desire to prosper and discover the road of an entrepreneur. This book builds a great foundation to strengthen and improve thinking through doing. Providing powerful techniques to educate gentlemen on how to hold and grow finance, develop leadership, set goals and move towards their dreams. By Anita Frost
Dream The Impossible Dreams Ladies
Dream the Impossible Dreams Ladies is a motivational self-help book aimed at women who aspire to entrepreneurship. This book builds up women's self-confidence to unleash, dreams, ambitions and drive. Author Anita Frost educates women how to master areas of leadership, finance and personal development to achieve personal aspirations.
Lauren Bath - Traveller and Professional Instagrammer
After 12 years working as a chef, Lauren Bath, from Australia, jacked in her job to become a photographic marketer using everyone’s favourite social media platform, Instagram!
Though being a chef was something she loved, the 33 year old’s other passion was photography. It was hard work, but Lauren was determined to make it happen. When she quit her job, Instagram was in its infancy. Ahead of her time, Lauren saw great potential in it as a way of earning money. She invented her job herself, and developed it as she went along.
A big part of her job involves travelling, scouting for new locations, and working on campaigns for clients, which include journalists, tourism boards, and much more.
As well as her creative work, she runs her own consultancy service, passing on her knowledge and passion to other people. She has thought ahead that if Instagram starts to become less popular, she has another thing to fall back on that has great potential for growth and success.
Check out her website, and find out more about what she does...
Marie is someone who does not fit into a traditional box. She is passionate about many different things, and has allowed herself to not be limited to just one thing.
Find about more about how she got started, by checking out her website, and her blog.
Marie Forleo, from the USA, as well as being a life coach, is an author, television personality, and speaker. She also has created her own life coaching company, Marie Forleo International, and has her own TV channel, Marie TV.
Melanie Duncan - from perfume shop assistant to serial entrepreneur
I vowed never to have to ask permission to live my life ever again
From her first job as a perfume shop assistant to owning several multi million pound businesses, Melanie Duncan has had quite a journey!
Melanie was always shy as a child and as a young girl. But when she started to work in a perfume shop at the age of sixteen, her confidence started to come out as she learned to be more assertive. It took a while, but as she started to learn slowly how people tick, and how they respond to certain ways of talking, she became skilled at her job.
Though she was good at what she did, she knew that this was not forever. Often, what pushes us towards change is something uncomfortable happening that forces you to reconsider where you are. For Melanie, that was when her boss almost did not allow her time off to visit her boyfriend’s family for the first time!
This was a small seed towards what she would later become, and towards living the kind of life she wanted. In university, she studied Organisational Psychology, which is the study of how people behave in business. Her thesis was all about the large part emotions play in what people decide to buy.
Her first step into business was in the second year of university, when Melanie and her boyfriend Devin launched a clothing line inspired by Greece. They started by making sweatshirts in a garage after lectures at the end of each day. It took a long time to get the business off the ground, but over a year later, online marketing was their final attempt.
This led to Melanie and Devin learning lots more about online business and marketing, which caused their business to thrive like never before.
Years later, after starting seven more fashion, home decor and related businesses, Melanie started to move into the education and coaching space.
Today, her specialism is in online marketing. Check out her website, her blog, and all the great stuff she is involved in, and get inspired!