The Importance of “Thank you”

The Importance of “Thank you”

Just 2 little words can make a massive difference to someones life.

Some thank you’s are small – shop keeper hands you change and you say thanks. The bus driver let’s you out of the front door in traffic, you say thanks. Someone hands you a drink, you say thanks. These may be automatic to some but many forget….

Then there’s the bigger thank you’s. The one’s where you pick up the phone because you made a conscious effort to let someone know how much appreciate their work, something they have done but didn’t have to do, something that may be their job to do, but it helps you all that same. It can be the thing that turns their day around, a day filled with moans and groans can melt away by the small acknowledgement that someone out there appreciates all their hard work and cares enough to make a conscious decision to let it be known.

How many times have you said thank you today? 

(Originally Written June 26th, 2014)

Trip down memory lane/ SW Newsletter

Trip down memory lane/ SW Newsletter

To continue my trip down memory lane. See below for a copy of our old Newsletter dated 2016

ScarletWorkshops Monthly Newsletter – Issue 1

Hi everyone,
Welcome to September and our brand spanking new newsletter! It’s been a while since I’ve spoken to some of you so let me remind you what we do:
ScarletWorkshops is a social enterprise that raises the standards and aspirations of young people through professional performing arts training and our transformational life-skills workshops.
Snapshot update:

Real Drama is closing down after 9 successful years and alumni boasting John Boyega (Star Wars). I’ve had a great 2 years as Project Manager
SW has taken over the Real Drama sessions at 2InSpire, and continue with our resident singing workshops. Every Monday, free for young people
Our website is looking great and filled with lots of videos telling you more about us…The latest explains how our students feel about our CAM London, Stage Academy – Singing Workshops” target=”_blank” rel=”nofollow”>singing workshops

  • I will be out of office from October 3rd – 1st Feb 2017 as I will be performing in my 2nd West End Tour: GHOST the musical (China Tour)… Hi-five to me
  • SW will be running as usual and I will be on email as always
  • We had a really inspiring time running a bespoke workshop for CoolTan Arts Self Advocacy Programme
  • We had an amazing time training and songwriting with the film and music Academy at Draper Estate , please check the link for the final music video
  • We had an amazing time running singing workshops for the Girls club at Coin Street
  • We have been asked back to devise and deliver workshops for Inspired to Work at Inspire
  • To see our events calendar : scarletworkshopsevents

Right, well I think that’s it for now, all our amazing achievements will be added to our blog in the near future, so if I can’t fit it all in the newsletter you’ll know where to go. See you in October
Many thanks, positivity and love always. Scarlet xx

So remember sometimes you can only see how far you’ve come by looking back xx

We have a Dream

We have a Dream

To celebrate my birthday Sept 6th, I wanted to take a trip down memory lane. Below are the values I developed for my youth empowerment business CAM London ( Formerly Scarlet Workshops), I wrote this 7 years ago in 2014 and to be honest, nothing has changed. Other than a few specifics, these values are literally who I am, what I believe, what I want for the world and the future. When you truly operate from passion, nothing really changes 🙂

to act with honesty and integrity
to maintain a positive and encouraging outlook
to ensure client experience is always considered
to place “quality over quantity”
to maintain a close-nit feel for care and support
to maintain a great reputation in our ability to deliver
to understand what people ‘need’ as well as what they ‘want’

to make professional artistic services more accessible in disadvantaged communities
to provide professional training in the arts and access to working in the creative industries.
to promote the arts as a leader for transferable skills
to promote healthy relationships and communication at all levels
to empower young people to take a lead in decisions that affect their lives
to provide education and training to encourage peer-leaders, mentors and role models.
to provide thought provoking content and sessions with regards to being creators of our own reality

to fill gaps in current education or youth work practices
to give young people the opportunity to develop new skills and forge new life experiences
to extend our service to encompass the whole family
to aid communication and healing through creative expression
to explore the awareness and understanding of the issues facing young people
to provide safe, supportive environments for young people to express themselves and seek guidance
to elicit the idea that we are architects of our own world
We service schools, PRU’s, community groups, self referrals, local authorities, charitable/social businesses

Who is Scarlet Gabriel? The Story so Far…….

Who is Scarlet Gabriel? The Story so Far…….

Scarlet the Star

Scarlet Gabriel is a UK singer and actress, a star of the stage and screen.

Currently (pre-lockdown) Scarlet has been starring as Queen Anna of Cleves in the multi-award winning West End/Broadway musical, SIX.

Scarlet has also performed on all major UK TV channels and for some of the largest corporations and with/for some of the most wonderful celebrities in luxurious venues around the world.

Scarlet before Stardom

Despite the glitz and the glam, Scarlet’s life hasn’t always been so ‘starry.’

Scarlet Gabriel was raised in a poor, single parent household, whilst being exposed to bullying and domestic violence, suicidal thoughts and depression, teenage pregnancy, racism and a boyfriend in prison.

Despite this less than starry upbringing, Scarlet changed her life around and, like a phoenix rising from the ashes of poverty and abuse, Scarlet turned her life around into what it is today. Showing to all and, most importantly to herself, that although there is despair, there is also hope.

‘If your world is a stage, live your best show.’

Sharing the Starlight

Shine your light onto others.

Although Scarlet managed to turn her life around, she did not leave her past behind and pretend that it didn’t happen. 

Instead, Scarlet did the opposite. Scarlet now shines a light on her past, in order to show others in similar circumstances that all is not lossed and that they can turn their lives around too.

In 2014 Scarlet launched CAM London, an organisation that helps people from disadvantaged communities turn their lives around, by utilising the performing arts for it’s self-expression and therapeutic benefits.

Scarlet Gabriel is now also a highly qualified life coach, helping both performers and non-performers on a daily basis through her various programmes that are designed and tailored to the specific needs of her clients. 

To date, Scarlet Gabriel has helped many people from various backgrounds and industries, turn their lives around for the better.

Believe it or not, although Scarlet is a performer, she is an introvert. An introvert in an extrovert world. Thereby, regardless of whether you are an extrovert or an introvert or from a disadvantaged or advantaged background, Scarlet is a highly qualified and experienced coach that can assist you in living your best life.

Why shouldn’t you have your cake and eat it?

Why shouldn’t you have your cake and eat it?

So my birthday is coming up September 6th, all presents welcome ;P and if you know anything about me, you know I get into full reflection mode, so I was looking at some old blog/diary entries and saw this one and was like “yeah baby” so I want to share it with you, may it bring you inspiration! xx

“I’m sure we all know the saying “you can’t have your cake and eat it” however I disagree.

If I’ve worked hard to earn my money
Take that money to the shop
Buy a cake with that hard earned money
Then why the hell can’t I eat the cake?! #JustSaying 

I will have everything I desire!”

(Originally written August 1st 2014)

How it all began…

How it all began…

I was born in the friendly town of Huddersfield with a thirst for singing and to be the best. A few years passed and domestic issues fuelled a change of scenery; a move to the not-so-friendly London borough of Hackney. Education and extra-curricular activities dominated my time, offering escapism from the peer group insults and further home-life issues that negatively influenced my demeanour. The string of supply teachers I had from years 7-10 had a detrimental effect, I was left struggling to achieve my usual high grades in the subject I deemed most important to my career; music. When my peers realised that karaoke was not on the syllabus, 75% of them dropped out leaving 7 of us to slog it out. I who knew nothing, was left with students who’s private home tuition ensured their success at the subject. No matter how hard I worked, I was unable to excel as the correct guidance just wasn’t there. Thanks to a permanent teacher arriving in year 10, I managed to scrape a C; my lowest grade ever! My drama education on the other hand was amazing, my teacher was consistent, knowledgable and tough, one of the best I have come across; I left with an A*. I still resent the music situation but use it to fuel my passion for excellent teaching as I know first hand, the effect this has had on my future performance.

Despite protesting the label of ‘underprivileged youth’, my social status enabled me to take part in many funded courses where I could further develop my craft. Winning singing competitions and performing all over London helped prove that ‘underprivileged’ youngsters could still shine despite regional setbacks. Growing up in the entertainment industry, I was trained to analyse everything; from the audience’s facial expressions, to the intension concealed within the text of a play. The skills I learnt in stage performance were easily transferable to all aspects of my professional working life. After graduating in Performing Arts with Vocal Teaching, I continued to put my degree to use by teaching others how to sing and use stage performance techniques to enhance their act.

I found a huge interest in coaching and my free time became filled with attending courses and reading books in self-help and personal development. Just as I had trained myself to overcome issues in my past, I also found myself naturally mentoring others to do the same, 5 year old students with shy but explosive tendencies, 40 year old bosses with career struggles, even my own Dad after he suffered a stroke in 2010. These experiences enhanced my ethos of gratitude for all that I have and was a constant reminder that bad situations can be turned around with the right support system and tools. At ScarletWorkshops we aim to be this support and aid people with the tools to not only understand that they can be the best in whatever they chose to do, but to also take action to make that dream a reality, enabling them to look back, just as I do, and know that they have worked hard to become the great person they are today.

Thank you for reading, Love always, Scarlet x
( Originally written November 19, 2014)