Looking after you and your business
I’ve learned a huge amount from setting up several successful businesses of my own over the last 15 years as well as working with other start-ups and young businesses. In my business mentoring programs, I give my clients the benefit of my experience of running a business, good and bad, and can save you time and money, as well as a lot of stress! Whilst project managing your growth strategy, I help you focus on your productivity and accountability, so you make quicker progress – and you have a sounding board to ask for advice and support.
It is important to me that my clients look after themselves – after all, without your health, your business could be in jeopardy, especially if you are a sole trader. We take time in the program to include elements of self-care too, so that mind and body are working together in alignment and you reach your fullest potential with a smoother, quicker journey.
My “zone of genius” is…
giving you creative marketing ideas that work; making you and your brand stand out from the crowd as well as troubleshooting and spotting current and potential issues. I am also the “Voice of Reason” and will keep you on track, saving you time and money. I am passionate about helping my clients grow their business and also “connect” my clients to suppliers and potential clients from my network, avidly promoting them wherever possible.
My latest client testimonial…
Jo is passionate about sharing her knowledge of business and in turn helping other businesses be successful. During our meetings she continues to have new, exciting ideas and ways to promote and grow my business. Her enthusiasm is infectious and is really motivating when you need it. Jo is helpful and friendly, and also honest and gives a handy ‘kick-up-the-bottom’ when needed to keep me accountable!
Thank you Jo.
My experience in running my own businesses
Prior to running my mentoring business, I have over 30 years of business experience (that is not including the VAT returns I used to do aged 10 and the restaurants I used to run in the evenings and weekends, whilst still at school!) I worked for many years in investment banking and blue-chip corporations before becoming self-employed 15 years ago, and set-up several successful companies and business ventures during that time, including:
- A design, print, web and media agency, part of which included initial concept, designing and selling our own magazines, delivered directly to an ABC1 audience of 50,000 each month. I employed a team of 8
- I launched and managed a luxury day spa and beauty salon for 6 years, with a team of 13 therapists
- An online sales site that is still one of “the” sites to visit in its industry and is regularly promoted in national and trade press (latest publication date of 5th February, 2017, in The Mail on Sunday) and the website has been on “This Morning” TV show and recommended twice in articles, by Martin Lewis, money saving expert
- More recently I have obtained two Masters Degrees and have been teaching a holistic therapy for people and pets, alongside packaging the product to be sold online, as a digital course
I attend many courses in person and online, so am constantly keeping up with new technology and resources, as well as learning remotely. I have had personal coaching from hugely successful business entrepreneurs such as Shaa Wasmund, Lewis Howes and Lenka Lutonska. Currently I have 2 coaches and mentors, as I believe it is important to always be striving for self-improvement and am on two year-long programs.
In 2018 I completed my NLP Practitioner qualification and also a Life Coaching qualification, both of which have enhanced my business consultancy, coaching and communication skills. I am working towards completing my Masters NLP Practitioner qualification in 2019.