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BALM Student Starts His Journey as An Entrepreneur

By Nicole Lee
Thursday, November 17, 2022

Our current student, Michael Thomas, from BA(Hons) Leadership and Management started his own company upon his completion of his Level 5 study in 2021.

Michael Thomas smiling at the camera

Michael started his journey with us in 2019. He successfully completed his study in CertHE Skills for the Workplace Level 4 and BA(Hons) Leadership and Management Level 5 in 2021, where he decided to start his own business.

I was extremely successful and proud of my accomplishments. The following year I decided to take years out of my studies to work on my business. 

Michael’s company mainly focus on four areas: Coaching, Mentoring, Teaching and Training. He appreciated that all the lecturers and services at UWTSD Birmingham have been extremely supportive.

I took full advantage of all the services that the university has provided over the years. I was truly inspired by a module on level 4 entrepreneurship in the 21st century.

I used the skills from the module to help slowly build connections and, of course, start my journey as an entrepreneur. Ever since I have had ongoing support from the university, I was invited to speak at the careers event held in July, where I inspired students from levels 4, 5, 6 and 7 to try their hands at entrepreneurship.

Michael would also like to share this inspiring message with his fellows:

Genius is 1% inspiration, 99% perspiration – Thomas Edison


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