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Episode 7 - How Breast Cancer battle was the making of my business with Gemma Cockrell

Three-times cancer survivor and mum of three shares how her multiple battles to fight breast cancer and heal after a double mastectomy took her courage to new heights.  From topless photoshoot in the Daily Mail to empower other women, to putting her scientific expertise into building an award-winning natural skincare range now sold in 18 stores around the UK. Discover one mother’s journey of courage, sprinkled with surprising humour, as she defies death three times to bounce forward into an amazing family life and award-winning success, join me as I talk to Gemma Cockrell, founder of Puremess.

What we cover

  • Being diagnosed with Breast Cancer 3 times from 2013-2017
  • Realising what was in the products we buy
  • Using her science backgroud to create her own products
  • Launching her first Business
  • Deciding to take the business to the next level by rebranding
  • Remaining postive throught her treatments and surgerys
  • The key to staying positive through difficult circumstances


More about Gemma

PUREMESS came about after a second breast cancer diagnosis in 2015. I have always had a healthy approach to life, eating well and exercising, and thought I used what I considered to be natural products. However, with a busy lifestyle and a family to look after I had never really taken the time to research what was actually in those products. Using my science background I decided to start formulating and making my own products, using only the finest natural ingredients I could find. And that's how it all started!

Contact Details:

Facebook: puremesshappy
Instagram: Puremess_skincare
Pinterest: Puremess
In collaboration with...

When I met Ashley, the CEO of the insurance company Bounce, and Rachel Brookes, the Network Development Manager, it was clear from the start that Bounce and Mpower share similar values around empowering others (particularly mothers) and creating opportunities to flexibly combine earning a great living with motherhood.

Bounce not only proivdes people with the right insurance products to potect their families, health and business  they are also hugely passionate about providing flexible opportunities for mums to earn additional income.  

With zero risk and zero investment, Bounce empowers mums in business to make a difference to the lives of others with their insurance services and enables them to transform their own lives through becoming part of a supportive and vibrant Bounce network and community and building a primary or additional source of income by becoming a Bounce referall partner.

So, I’m really excited to be bringing you this podcast series in collaboration with Bounce.  I know how difficult it can be to earn a great living while your building your startup, particularly in those first few years.  So the Bounce referral opportunity for a product which is all about essential peace of mind and protection could be a perfect business opportunity or compliment to your existing business.  - you can find out more about creating an additional Bounce income by visiting the Bounce Nework website

FREE Bounce Back resources

Check out these free bounce back resources created by experts from within the Mpower community.  All resources have been  generously donated free of charge -  masterclasses and mini-courses to help you, your family and your business at a time when we could all do with an extra bit of help.

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