𝐖𝐨𝐰 🤩 1 𝐲𝐞𝐚𝐫 𝐡𝐚𝐬 𝐟𝐥𝐚𝐬𝐡𝐞𝐝 𝐛𝐲!
🚀🚀🚀 This time last year I left the relatively safe corporate world and decided to launch my own business.
😃🗽😰 I remember exactly how I felt - Excited, Liberated and Terrified.
😃 “Excited” because I was starting my own business providing services I’m passionate about.
🗽 “Liberated” because I was no longer restricted by a large organisation and able to quickly create and execute my own ideas.
😰 “Terrified” because I was stepping into the unknown - knowing I needed to find new clients from scratch, and create an income.
I still have all those feelings today.
🎯 I’m passionate about coaching leaders and creating programmes which enable teams to perform at their best and thrive.
🎯 I’m building on the coaching, leadership, energy and psychometric skills and qualifications I have to create leadership programmes that have real impact.
🎯 I’m still looking for more clients – as an independent consultant and coach you always need more clients – it’s tough out there and I don’t take anything for granted.
🙏🙏🙏 The most rewarding part of my business is actually being able to have a positive impact on the leaders, teams and students I have worked with.
🚀 I’m truly grateful to everyone I’ve coached, all the leaders I’ve delivered programmes to, and the students I’ve supported with their development.
👌 We are only as good as our last coaching session or leadership workshop.
📣 Word of mouth and recommendations are the best way to generate new business.
🗣️🗣️🗣️ If I’ve had a positive impact on you over the past 12 months please,
🗣️ let me know &
🗣️ even more importantly recommend me to your contacts if the opportunity arises.
Here are a few reflections & tips
1️⃣ Plan, Act & Iterate: Spend time planning, but make sure you act. Don’t procrastinate and fear the worst. Just do it. You might get it wrong, but that’s ok. Learn fast & iterate.
2️⃣ Vision, Purpose & Passion: Be clear on what motivates you. Search out your passions. It will be your guiding light and give you the resilience & determination to keep going when the going gets tough.
3️⃣ Push the Boundaries: Don’t settle for good enough. Try new ideas out. Expect to get things wrong. Trust the process. You’ll be amazed at what you can do. It’s always more than you expect.
4️⃣ Connections, Network & Partners: It’s lonely on your own. You can’t do everything. Look for partners to grow with and explore new opportunities. Use your network to reach out. Have conversations, listen and be curious.
5️⃣ Personal Brand: You are your business if you are a consultant or coach. Build your brand. Stand for something. Show-up, be authentic and share your experiences. Know how you positively impact clients, tell stories and create connections.
6️⃣ Mindset & Presence. Your mindset is everything. Don’t worry about the past or the future, it drains your energy. Be present in the moment and show up at your best as often as you can.