I get it. Starting a business can feel scary.
Maybe you're feeling tired of the 9 to 5 grind and want to make a change, but it all seems a bit overwhelming.
You may have been watching other entrepreneurs from the sidelines for a while, and wishing you could do it too.
You might be questioning yourself and wondering:
Will people judge me?
Am I enough of an expert?
What if it doesn't work?
How/when can I leave my job?
Do I need to do another course? MA? MBA?
How will I get clients?
The market seems really crowded, how will I compete?
What are the exact steps I need to take?
All these fears and questions are totally normal, and I asked myself ALL of them before starting my own business. However these fears are also very powerful and can keep you hesitating, overthinking and always waiting for the 'right time'. I speak to so many talented, capable women who dream of running their own business but who also constantly self-sabotage and therefore never get started.
The most common mistakes I see?
Allowing your negative self-talk to take over and stop you from making progress
Spending time, money and energy on bells and whistles like websites, logos and complicated marketing, without sorting out the foundations first i.e mindset and message
I have definitely been there too. These mindset blocks followed me around in my corporate career, and then into my entrepreneurial life too. They really held me back at first when it came to growing my business, becoming more visible and making enough money. Eventually I had no choice but to face them head on and work with a coach who really understood these issues and helped me step up and step out!
I know you've probably been wanting to do this for a long time, and are getting fed up of going around in circles. But you don't have to do this alone and without a mentor. I can be that mentor, and help you unpick all those troublesome fears and doubts until you feel confident enough to tap in to your own inner mentor. Trust me, we all have that inner wisdom that we can draw on if we just learn how.
My startup coaching sessions will help you:
Get 100% confident in your decision to go for it
Identify clear actions steps and start taking them consistently
Understand your unique strengths and personal business goals so that you stay focused and stop comparing yourself to others
Clarify your business purpose (the 'why' behind what you do)
Learn how to stand out with a strong USP
Know who your ideal clients are
How to do market research to validate your business ideas and create income before you quit your job
Get a handle on your finances and make a plan for how to fund your transition
End the overwhelm and identify the key things that your business needs to grow e.g additional trainings, what to invest in etc
Increase your confidence so that you can fully show up for your business and tell the world about what you do!
These are the most important foundations that we will cover in our six sessions together: MINDSET AND MESSAGE
They often get neglected as aspiring entrepreneurs tend to go straight for the logistical stuff such as building a website, marketing and design. However having strong foundations in place and developing both a strong mindset and clear message will help you to get your business off the ground much quicker and keep you on track.
If you need additional support in learning to market yourself, building your mailing list and social media following, finding new clients, and how to make sales with integrity, we can always arrange follow up sessions to cover these areas too.
HOW I WORK
INTRODUCTORY 45MIN COACHING SESSION: £97
A one-time, introductory session is how I start working with clients. It gives you the perfect opportunity to experience coaching and see immediate results, without having to commit to a longer programme straight away. Prior to our session, you fill out an in-depth questionnaire which is going to help me understand what you're currently struggling with, get you thinking deeply about what's been holding you back, and where you want to get to.
I review this before our session, and we'll get together either on Skype or on the phone at an agreed time to get stuck in to the coaching work. I'll also send you an inspirational workbook all about discovering your values, which is jam packed full of ideas and exercises, that we can chat through during our session.
You will come away afterwards having:
Unpicked your biggest current business struggle
Identified the #1 thing that has been holding you back
Narrowed down what your 'big vision' is for your dream business and get clear on where you're headed.
Understand what your values are and what truly, deeply matters to you most
Learn how to use them to give you greater clarity and focus and make important decisions
By the end of our session together you’ll be feeling more confident, positive and motivated to start making the changes you want to see in your business and your life. It's also an opportunity for you to experience coaching and see if it's right for you. After the session, if you decide that you want to take things further, then we can continue to work together on a monthly basis and you can learn more about that here, but there is absolutely no obligation.
x1 45min 1:1 coaching session entirely focused on you, your needs and your goals
A pre-session questionnaire to help you get laser focused
An inspirational and practical workbook all about discovering your values
An action plan via email after the session (within 24hrs) outlining your next steps
Sounds great, how do I book?
Just click below to drop me an email and let me know you're interested in having a session. I'll get back to you within 24hrs (Mon-Fri) to say hello and get the booking process started. If you have any more questions, then feel free to get in touch and you also check out my FAQ's page here
90 DAY COACHING PROGRAMME:
X3 MONTHLY PAYMENTS OF £197 OR ONE FULL PAYMENT OF £527 (SAVE 10%)
After having our introductory session, if you decide that you want to continue then we can move on to my 90 day programme. This includes:
A welcome bundle containing a self care guide for reducing stress and avoiding burnout, my recommended reading list and top coaching tips to help you start seeing results from day one
Six 45min coaching sessions (two a month)
Inspirational and practical workbooks to help you keep on track between sessions and help you brainstorm new ideas
Email support from me between sessions, so you can get in touch whenever you feel you need extra support and accountability
IS IT THE RIGHT TIME FOR ME TO MAKE THIS INVESTMENT?
Ask yourself how much is it worth to you to finally start a business that you truly love? Where you bounce out of bed on a Monday excited for the week ahead? One where you can truly flourish and use your talents to make a difference?
If you’re feeling stuck and unhappy, you might be spending money on various ‘quick fixes’ to help yourself feel better such as booking a week’s holiday (£500+), buying yourself a latte every morning (£600+ a year) or shopping for a new outfit at lunchtime (the average Briton spends £1000+ a year on clothes).
However these experiences only provide a temporary high, and once that has passed then you’re back at square one again.
Coaching is transformational work which creates long lasting, positive changes. By learning new skills and being supported by me though that initial period of self-discovery and growth, coaching might just be the best investment you have ever made in yourself and your future.
IS MINDSET COACHING WHAT I NEED?
You may have already tried lots of things on your own to get off the starting blocks (reading personal development books, listening to podcasts, signing up for free webinars, downloading checklists etc) but if mindset issues are standing in the way, then no amount of wishful thinking is going to change them. You need some objective help from someone who has no agenda, and is there to support you and help you find a new, more helpful perspective.
WHY WORK WITH ME?
I spent 14 years in the corporate world, before going through my own experience of burnout, career change and starting my own business. I've always had a passion for psychology, personal and professional development which led me in the direction of re-training as a Career and Business Coach and getting accredited with the Association for Coaching. You can read more about my career change story here.
I now specialise in working with women who are struggling to find clarity and confidence in their professional lives, because I keep coming across so many of them in my work who are struggling to realise their incredible, untapped potential.
Previous clients have said that as a Coach I'm able to be supportive and insightful, yet am not afraid to gently challenge when needed and get them thinking in new and more empowering ways.
GOT MORE Q’S? CHECK OUT MY MAIN FAQ’S PAGE HERE
YES I'M IN! SO WHAT DO WE DO NOW?
Fantastic! Just click the button below to get in touch and arrange your introductory 45min coaching session.
I'll send you a Paypal link to secure your spot, and a link to my online booking calendar to arrange our first session.
Can’t wait to begin this entrepreneurial journey with you!