Highly respected entrepreneur Deirdre Bounds is a TV presenter, business mentor and author. Proclaimed by the Telegraph as having "the Northern grit and determination that represents the perfect role model for business", this former comedienne, world backpacker, English teacher, outback bus driver, media pundit, author of 'Fulfilled, A Personal Revolution in Seven Steps' and mum of two is a down to earth visionary who set up the ethical travel company i-to-i.com.
From bedsit to big time; from standing start to leading light; from 'can do' to 'already done', Deirdre is a runaway success and what makes her story truly remarkable is that she's an entrepreneur in the purest sense. She had no commercial experience, no family history of enterprise and no money; just a great idea, a pile of passion and a sense of humour! She has lived a life that shows astonishing triumph over adversity and that dreams really can come true. She never fails to enthuse and inspire with the infectious secret of her business and personal success.