dtby10 meetup vernon james bobbi bicker philippa ibe leon stuparich

In case you don’t know I run a lovely meetup group called The Dare To Be Yourself Group.  6500 members and counting.

In previous events these are just some of the speakers we’ve had:

– A creative funeral planner

– A songwriter who creates songs for autistic children

– Writer and historian sharing about his many past lives

– Psychotherapist specialising in sex addictions

– A full time touring musician

– A style coach

– An Integrative Body Psychotherapist

– A mental health campaigner

– Author of The Love Project (how to project manage your love life)

For the next event we are very lucky to have secured one of London’s friendliest art spaces The Diorama Art Studios.  To RSVP and/or get more information on the event, click HERE:

Here’s a bit about our three speakers on 8th Dec:

Leon Stuparich is an award winning independent film-maker, who made his debut with the celebrated documentary Road to Peace, providing a rare insider view into the life of the Dalai Lama and his powerful message of Peace and Universal Responsibility.

With an extensive background in UK and US film and television spanning 20 years, Leon specializes in editing documentaries and factual entertainment programmes for the BBC, Channel 4, Discovery and various other global TV productions. Like many directors with a background in editing, he brings a unique storytelling style to his films.

Leon was determined to produce Road to Peace because of the unique access he was granted to the Dalai Lama, and due to the shortage of portraits of the Dalai Lama focused on his spiritual and humanitarian life. Using his editing skills, Leon created a modern “fly on the wall” documentary technique to share the experience of meeting and spending personal time with the Dalai Lama.

Philippa Ibe is a chartered management accountant turned accredited coach and mentor and founder of ‘The Triumphant Woman’.

She is passionate about helping women and men live with greater authenticity and a healthy dose of self-confidence for a healthier and happier life. She was the shy accountant who now does work she loves.

For more information on her work head over to www.thetriumphantwoman.com

Valbona, also known by most as Bobbi is a Fine Artist, an award winning Bodypainter, a professional makeup artist, a journalist and proud mother based in Surrey. With a career spanning over 20 years.

As the founder and CEO of Valbona Bicker Art, Bobbi offers artistic services in all her areas of expertise including iPhotography, bespoke wearable art and murals.  Bobbi has have been internationally published with many TV appearances.

Here’s more about Bobbi: http://valbonabickerart.com/bio/



6.30pm – Guests begin to arrive / networking or scoffing down your post-work Pret sandwiches

7pm – We get going

9pm – We stop going

9.15pm til late – The Green Man for social gathering.  (Optional) Just  2mins walk away

Cost:  ONLY £6  (£12 on the door)

You only have to see the feedback of the last nine ‘EVER’ events to already know this meetup will be something truly special.
Here’s what others have said about our previous Dare To Be Yourself meetups:

‘’ It was an extraordinary gathering last night – I found the openness quite overwhelming. A very positive experience – thank you to everyone who spoke.’’ ~ Robert

”This was my first ever meet up. If they are all as inspiring as this, I will go to many more.” ~ Simon

‘’ It was a moving and intense night. The speakers were engaging and inspirational. The group atmosphere was welcoming and safe. I really enjoyed the meetup and will definitely be coming back.” ~ Jesse

”Excellent…great speakers…very informative and very beneficial! Thank you to all the speakers for wealth of knowledge and what you shared!” ~ David

”Thank you Vernon for organising the meeting last night. It was so nice to see that a lot of people have a life story that they are brave & honest enough to share. Had some really nice heartwarming chats with others.” ~ Yvonne
Cost: £6 EARLY BIRD.  (£12 on the door if any spaces left)


Hope to see many of you there.  Sign up HERE