Emma now runs award-winning, fun, creative and educational art and craft classes, intergenerational workshops, care home activities, kids birthday party entertainment and events in the Thame and Aylesbury West area near Oxfordshire.
We asked Emma to share why she loved providing creative activities in her community - this is what Emma said...
"My career in retail was not sustainable with my idea of family life. I had always considered teaching as an option as I really enjoy working with children. It's wonderful to now have control of my work life - it has also enabled me to become more of part of my community than I could ever have imagined possible and this is really rewarding."
"My management career gave me quite a diverse range of skills. Investing in a tried and tested business model seemed much less scary and I was so very glad of the expert guidance and the wide range of materials and support that is provided by the whole Creation Station support system. With this in place I can concentrate on delivering excellent services, growing my business and making a positive difference."
"My intergenerational sessions are fairly unique to my area - I am often approached to help develop and run these workshops. I really love being able to make people, whatever their age, feel welcome and valued."
Anne Crump shares how she changed career to do something she loves .
Hannah’s return to work after maternity gave her the motivation to be her own boss doing something she loves in Norwich .
Deirdre has recently joined The Creation Station and now runs art and craft classes for all ages in Chesterfield.
Louise was looking for a new challenge and the freedom that flexibility could bring to her working life.
Vanessa Whitehouse is making a difference with award winning Creation Station workshops.
Vicky Whitwell is running award-winning, fun, creative art and craft classes, after-school clubs, parties and events in the Coventry West area.
Emma McCalla-John invested her twenty years of expertise in teaching music into her dream of being her own boss.
Sarah Cressall talks about the opportunities that The Creation Station has to offer.
Kirsty Hickson says that running her own successful Creation Station business has been the making of her.
I invested in my Creation Station franchise just over a year ago and haven't looked back since!Sara La Roux
I've been running my franchise for a year and I love running my own business and being in charge of my own future. It has enabled me to enjoy more time with my family than I would otherwise have had and allowed me to see my baby grow into a little boy.Claire Darnley
I've been running my own Creation Station franchise since 2014 and love it! The Creative Hub Head Office team are fantastic and the support and advice I've received from them has been invaluable. There's a great national network of franchisees who can answer any question you ask, at any time of the day (or night!)Louise Richardson
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