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Tessa Hood
  • Female
  • Cobham and London
  • United Kingdom
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  • Paul Wigley
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  • Ian Gray
  • Steph Sullivan
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Profile Information

Business Name (the main name you trade under)
Changing Gear Limited
Type of Business
Consultants in Personal Brand, Reputation Management
Tell Us About Your Business
Changing Gear is the leading niche specialist in career development utilising personal and professional reputation management.

For more than 8 years Changing Gear has been helping people take control of their careers, and develop talent-stream growth.

Our clients are people who are serious about their working life and who want to be the best they can be.

University Business Schools, SME’s and global businesses also choose to work with us on a regular basis because they want to invest in their people to improve performance, perception, and overall credibility to then gain, and keep, a competitive edge.

Whether you are at Board Level, a graduate intern or customer facing, we can work with you to develop a professional, differentiated and authentic personal brand strongly aligned to your corporate culture to give you a strong personal methodology for taking control of your career and reputation.

I am also a national representative for MyVideoTalk, a suite of your own branded video programmes for business, including Video Email, Broadcasting, TV show, webmeetings and elearning.
What Type Of Networking Events Are You Interested In?
Evening, Free, Fundraising, Informal, Lunch, Women Only
Which Local Towns Are You Likely To 'Network' In?
Addlestone, Aldershot, Ashford, Banstead, Camberley, Chertsey, Cobham, Cranleigh, Dorking, Egham, Epsom, Esher, Farnham, Godalming, Guildford, Ham, Kingston, Leatherhead, Petersham, Redhill, Reigate, Richmond, Shepperton, Staines, Walton-on-Thames, Weybridge
Business Website Address
Contact me: Main email (you may prefer to enter using 'AT' instead of @ - eg keith AT plus your business phone number - and any other Website or Blog URL
Which online or offline business networking groups do you belong to? (Please type 'none' if you're new to networking)
LinkedIn, Ecademy, Facebook, Business Scene, NRG
What's A Good Business Lead For You? (potential customers, and anyone else you would like to connect with)
Either a large global corporate with extensive training programmes in place, or individual entrepreneurs, or small businesses who want to emotionally engage with their marketplace in a better way through branded video email etc.
How Did you Hear About Us?

Tessa Hood's Blog

People buy People - don't they?

Posted on June 16, 2011 at 9:57 1 Comment

I am just about to celebrate the end of my first year in, for me, the new field of network marketing and what a learning curve it has been! I’ve greedily read every article I can find about what to do and what not to do, I’ve learned how to be a Polar Bear (?), I’ve learned how not to ‘vomit’ on my clients (!), and I’ve learned to really get to know my particular offering through baby steps, and that you can’t do it all straight away.   I’ve learned however, most of all, that this is a people… Continue

Are you visible?

Posted on December 7, 2010 at 10:57 0 Comments

The first thing any new potential client, who is interested in what you have to offer, is going to do is Google your name, and if not your name, then your business. So what is Google saying about you? Are you in control of that? (You need to be). What are you doing to build your reputation in your marketplace? Are you visible? Are you being seen as 'the one to go to'? How are you marking your differentiation?

An awareness of your position in the throng of similar businesses out there… Continue

Developing a Living Brand

Posted on November 19, 2010 at 16:20 0 Comments

Differentiation, Differentiation, Differentiation!

How do people in your business network know you exist? Are you visible? And is your company as visible as you would like it to be within your particular arena? If you are visible, are you getting the results you want or has business slowed to a crawl? Could it be perhaps that something in your business, without your knowledge or realisation, is beginning to slip out of your control? Could it be about your branding? And I’m not… Continue

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At 19:00 on May 13, 2011, Kay Angell said…

Hi Tessa, Sorry I couldn't make it to your evening - I would be interested in receiving more information though.



At 11:30 on March 30, 2011, Paul Sweeney said…
Sorry, I can't make tonight as its Salsa night with the wife now the big kids
can babysit the little one.
Hope all goes well for you tonight and businesses realise the massive
benefits to what you offer.
Have a great day.
 Kind regards
At 9:13 on March 30, 2011, Paul Sweeney said…

Hello Tessa,

Sorry for the delay getting back to you. Thanks for the link and please do keep me informed regarding the 3rd of May.  Speak soon.

Kind regards


At 15:43 on March 25, 2011, Paul Sweeney said…

Hi Tessa

Being a fellow MLM fan I thought you may find this link a good source to help your team.  I came across it a few weeks ago now and my team loves it (probably because there's loads of free info & tips etc).

Have a great weekend

Kind regards

Paul Sweeney

At 9:31 on January 10, 2011, Steph Sullivan said…

HI Tessa


That's great, see you on Wednesday!

At 14:23 on January 4, 2011, Ian Gray said…
happy new year too hope there's some great things happening
At 17:23 on December 23, 2010, Maria Kirkham said…
Thanks for the welcome and Happy Christmas to all xx
At 20:30 on November 10, 2010, Shân Hughes said…

Loved the video file - what a great idea. Am just working out how best to incorporate it into my marketing material.

many thanks

At 18:28 on November 10, 2010, Stewart Graham said…
You too; hope you're well.

At 12:41 on November 10, 2010, Keith Grover, NiS Founder said…
Hi Tessa

Great to have you on board!

Thanks for joining us, and welcome to the Networking in Surrey community. I hope you find the site useful for planning your networking.

Best regards


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