Step Outside your Comfort Zone with Confidence
Some may think this is an oxymoron. In a recent interview with Kookie Muhretti, a fashion stylist based in London, I shared how to do this with more ease. So what has a stylist and a business coach got in common? A lot more than you think. As fellow business owners, we both spend time
Utopia – A place to create your business?
Whilst perfection is something I stopped seeking a long time ago (it serves no purpose other than to create stress and failure – after all what is perfect?). I did, however, love the idea of creating a coaching environment in Utopia. “an imagined place or state of things in which everything is perfect.’ A place
Work-Life Balance: The Truth about Having it All
Work-life balance has long since become a catch phrase of the naughties and tens, with most people either striving to achieve the elusive feeling, and the rest being highly aware of it being something they should have. What does work-life balance mean? Work-life balance is: ‘the division of one’s time and focus between working and
Market right and small business can be easy
In January, to celebrate 10 years in business and a brand refresh, I offered free one hour business strategy sessions. These were taken up in their droves by ambitious business owners determined to get 2018 off to a best start. Speaking to business owners across many industries, it was easy to start seeing patterns in
Your first steps to starting (and running a successful) small business
The Rise of Business Startups The rise of the second job, prominence of successful online businesses through social media feeds and the need for flexibility at home and work is creating a growing desire for wannabe entrepreneurs to set up their own small businesses. The UK is experiencing it’s higher ever figures of people setting
How to rebrand and refresh your small business
Why it’s important for small businesses to keep your branding fresh A few small business owners fail to think about their business as a brand, and that brand being a reflection of their and their business personality, core values and customer experiences. My knowledge and experience has developed massively since the start of my business
What all business owners should know about Atelophobia
What is Atelophobia? Atelophobia is the fear of imperfection, fear of not being good enough. Also known as impostor syndrome. This comes up a lot in my line of work as a business coach and it manifests itself in lots of different ways *ahem, sometimes excuses* with my business owner clients; ‘It’s not the right
Do you have the fear of goal setting?
It’s an actual thing, so you’re completely normal! You are suffering from the fear of setting goals. Why? Fear of failure is more than likely sitting at the top of the list – failure sitting there defiantly and yet quietly. You have been holding back from sharing this big fear with other people, so in
Who’s in your small business team?
Every small business owner needs a team around them. However small you believe your business to be; ‘Nothing ever great was accomplished alone’, so said Reinhold Niebuhr. Becoming an ‘expert’ at skim reading? It may be you are experiencing little time to focus on developing your small business and if you did you wouldn’t be
Immediate Increase and Easy Growth to the Next Level
September being a month of new beginnings and the need to make fresh starts, for business owners a summer of both busyness and / or quiet, mean that by the time October arrives we can often be in a state of overwhelm, frustration and even an intense dislike towards what our business has become. Continuing
When is a Business Coach right for you and your business?
How do you know when coaching is right for you, will it work, how will I get a return on my investment? All valid questions, and ones I asked myself when I was selecting the right business coach to work with. Do your due diligence, background research, speak to clients they’ve worked with and so
Reasons for not starting your business and how to combat them
Developing your business from ideas through to the taking action and implementation stages can be daunting for most. Fear of failure, effort, stepping outside of your comfort zone are all common reasons for not going ahead with the steps that will encourage the positive changes you really want to see. As a business coach I
Celebrating 10 years in business! Share the success
Looking back to the beginning, I know I wasn’t able to plan for 10 years into the future of my business, who can? All I did know, back in February 2007 when I resigned from my corporate job, was that I wanted to run my own business and I would make it work, come what
Need help in your business but find it ‘easier’ to do it yourself?
Where’s your head at? You have been in business for a number of years now, running it successfully and your clients love what you do. You’re now in the lovely position that you have a solid customer base who are returning to you time and time again. You spend your week delivering a service you
How will you achieve business success?
My ‘Make it Happen!’ Business Coaching program is delivered across 12 months. This is how long it takes for you to develop personally and hone your business skills and achieve the startup business growth results you want. All coaching programs include: Business Builder – a comprehensive book containing all resources and sheets for rapid implementation Private
Monumental increase from Greater Birmingham Chamber membership
Birmingham is a recent newcomer to being talked about as a vibrant and a where-it’s-happening city. We have the biggest growth (outside of London) in business start ups to boast about and more recently we can shout about being the 3rd happiest city to work in the UK too. Inextricably linked perhaps is the facelift,
Learn the powerful secret to unlocking business growth
Aside from getting a business coach; talking things through, writing plans down, reflecting on the output and then taking the right kind of action are key steps to generate business growth. All this need only take an hour or two, but what a valuable amount of time you will have spent on your business development. Coaching
Finding time to market your busy small business
‘…I haven’t got the time’ or ‘when I get a spare moment’ are common responses with busy business owners when asked when do you market your business? You know that allocating time for business development and marketing is essential for business growth, not to mention for the sustainability of your business. As a leader for
Build confidence using accountability to supercharge your strategy
If you’ve set your business goals for this year, the next step to achieving is keeping yourself accountable. With the 20th of January well and truly behind us (the day where 95% of people give up on their new year resolutions and goals) those who remain are left with a clear strategy of what we
Get you and your small business ready for 2017
A new year, psychologically and physically, gives us all the opportunity to start a fresh, (in reality we have this every day) turn over a new leaf and achieve bigger and better things for you and your small business. The most important step is to take the time out to think about what you want