In this week’s episode of The Truth About Business, you’ll discover the following three business & entrepreneurial insights:

1) Why it’s not always about building the biggest, it’s about building a business that suits you.

2) Why swallowing your pride and having the courage to ask for help will speed up your success.

3) Why reading books and learning is crucial, but sometimes you just have to do it your way.

So, stay tuned for all of that and so much more on this week’s episode of the truth about business

Today, I talk business with Rachel Hayward.

After falling into the world of Charity work, Rachel discovered that she had a real passion for helping others that opened her eyes to a totally new perspective.

With her sights set on becoming Managing Director by the time she was 35, Rachel managed to turn that dream into reality but when the economy took a nose-dive and purse strings tightened, she decided to take her destiny into her own hands and left.

After making a promise to herself and setting a deadline to launching her own business, Rachel stayed true to her pledge and when the time came, took a leap of faith to become a full-time entrepreneur.

This eventually led to the birth of “Ask The Chameleon” where Rachel delivers high quality bid writing and consultancy services that get results at a cost-effective price.

Five years later and Rachel is still going strong having secured over £12,000,000 in grant funding and contracts for her clients.

As well as Rachel being nominated for two Outstanding Women’s awards, Ask the Chameleon itself was a big winner in the Small Business 100 awards for 2018 and was also the Federation of Small Business Micro Business of the Year 2019 for the East Midlands.

To find out more about Rachel and the services she provides, check out the “Connect With Rachel” section below.

This was another brilliant, candid interview with an inspirational entrepreneur who has a true passion for helping others and also gives an awful lot back to the community with the work she does outside of her business.

You know, success leaves footprints…

So, let’s take a walk with an award winning, contract securing powerhouse and owner of Ask The Chameleon, Rachel Hayward!

Click the play button below to stream the episode live and get ready for “The Truth About Business“…



Connect With Rachel:

Ask The Chameleon Website:

Ask The Chameleon Twitter: @AskTheChameleon

Rachel’s LinkedIn: /in/RachelHaywardAskTheChameleon

Resources Mentioned:

(Book) The Chimp Paradox – Dr Steve Peters

Rachel’s Creschendo Choir Group Facebook Page

Annabel’s Angels Charity Website

“Derbados” Cycling Tour 2020:

Rachel is also heavily involved with 2020’s “Derbados” cycling tour which involves a 200km bike challenge to raise funds for Derbyshire Institute of Sport and Annabel’s Angels. 

To take part (which can be in Spain or in the UK at Carsington Water) or donate, get in touch with Rachel on the contact links given above.

Click this link for a PDF containing all the info -> Derbados Info Sheet

Notable Quotes:

“Don’t make your goals too tight because there’s a lot of life to live…”

“We should all be more dog!”

“It doesn’t matter if you have office premises or work from your kitchen table. It doesn’t matter if you haven’t figured out your target audience yet. Just do it in your own way, and just do it!”

“I don’t want (my goals) to be too narrow in case I miss the opportunities…”

“It’s important that you stay grounded through the highs and the lows”



My Podcast Equipment:

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(Microphone) Audio Technica ATR2100-USB –
(Recorder) Zoom H6 Six-Track Portable Recorder –
XLR Microphone Cables –
Sony Headphones (X2) –
Microphone Desk Stand –
2 Way Headphone Splitter –

If you have any questions, I’m always happy to help – as many of my featured guests have alluded to, just ask!


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