Have you got an idea for a business that benefits people and planet, but are struggling to know where to start?
Do you already run a social enterprise, but are finding it hard to turn that passion, and that purpose into profit?
You are not alone.
The world needs passionate people and ‘good businesses’, now more than ever and if you don’t get started, and if you can’t create a financially sustainable model for your business, the positive impact you could have simply won’t happen. The world will lose out, and will be a poorer place without you and your particular brand of awesome out there.
The good news is, it doesn’t have to be painful.
You can get clear on your goals, your action steps, and the huge benefits your business will bring to the world. AND have fun with it at the same time.
In my coaching programmes I’ll show you how to give yourself a break and find easy ways to move forwards when you feel stuck, to make your business idea a reality, to be the change that you want to see in the world.
WHAT IS COACHING?
At it’s essence coaching is simply a structured conversation between the Coach (that’s me) and the Client (that’s you). But don’t let that simplicity fool you as to just what a powerful thing it can be, to be asked the right questions, at the right time. My clients are often surprised at the breakthroughs they have during our sessions, and how they are suddenly able to move forwards having been stuck for months, or maybe even years.
What I won’t do is tell you what you to do.
You are the expert in your life, and your business. Only you know what is right for you. What I will do is help you to make the decisions you need, and to then take action.
My coaching sessions are via Skype or phone and last about an hour. During a coaching session I will listen to you, ask questions, find out what your challenges are and empower you to overcome them so that you reach that end goal of an amazing, impactful, financially sustainable business.
HOW WILL IT HELP?
I can help you to get crystal clear about your vision not only for the business and the impact that you want to have, but also the life you want, and how your business fits into that.
Together we can break down the overwhelm, the fears, the doubts and the procrastination. We can create clarity out of the chaos and I can help you get unstuck and moving forwards. We can looks at ‘all the ideas’ and pick the ones that are right for you, right now.
And then I can help you to create a strategy and a plan that will get you from where you are now to where you want to be, more quickly, easily and painlessly than you would on your own.
Here’s some of the things we’ll cover:
- how to get clear about the values and beliefs that are at the very core of your business
- how to create a mission statement or manifesto, that effectively communicates your mission to the wider world
- how to dream big, and then break down the dream into manageable and achievable goals
- how to create clear action plans that keep you moving forwards and on track
- how to find the resources and support that you need to start and grow your business, in a truly sustainable way
“Jen has that wonderful gift of seeing through all that ‘stuff’ that bogs us down. She helped me to step back, gain perspective and decide what steps I needed to take to achieve my goals. In the time Jen was coaching me I managed to break down some of the very scary goals I had been avoiding into tasks that I felt able to achieve (and did!).
Jen is patient and considerate yet was able to make me commit to concrete goals and deadlines. I achieved more in the few weeks I was being coached by Jen than I had done in the previous few months. After every meeting I felt refreshed and able to face the coming week confidently. I have continued to apply the tools she taught me to use and every time I do I feel a weight fall off my shoulders and I have a fresh focus.
I wouldn’t hesitate to use Jen’s coaching skills again, and happily recommend her to anyone needing to get to grips with the overwhelming task of starting a new business.”
Tracey Dockree, Ethical Fashion Designer, Writer, and Social Entrepreneur
WHO IS IT FOR?
Most people I work with are passionate about their enterprises and the positive impact it will have on the world, but can get overwhelmed by the logistics and the nitty gritty of the business side of ‘ethical business’.
Whatever stage of business you are at - if you’ve got the nugget of an idea, but you’re just not sure where to start, or if you’re already running an established business – working with me will help you to start up or grow more quickly and easily.
- If you’re feeling stuck, if you’ve fallen out of love with your business and spend all day frantically working away to end up just standing still, then this is for you.
- If you feel like you can never find enough hours in the day to take time out to work on how you can grow your business, then this is for you.
- If you’re feeling lost and overwhelmed and struggling to see how you can turn your passion into profit, then this is for you.
WHAT DO YOU GET?
- 6 x 60 minute 1:1 coaching sessions with me via Skype or phone (every 2 weeks)
- Unlimited e-mail support from me in between sessions
- Clear action plans and tasks to keep you moving forwards to where you want to be, and the accountability you might need to take the actions you have committed to.
- The confidence to step out of your comfort zone and into the place where the magic happens and you get to be the change you want to see in the world.
- The satisfaction of knowing that the success you have is yours and yours alone. No one has told you what to do - you have created your own unique roadmap and your own solutions.
“I was at a bit of a standstill with my business. A sense of overwhelm about the amount of things on my to do list, had the effect of making me burying my head in the sand and achieving nothing. Jen’s gentle and empathic coaching spurred into breaking things down into doable and achievable goals, rather than tackling the whole thing at once and giving up again.
Jen has a very calming voice over the phone. However, don’t be fooled into thinking this means you can get away with coasting. Her knack of really listening to what is being said, means that when she checks in with you, she really does check that you are doing what needs to be done.
I would highly recommend Jen as a coach, and got the sense that she wanted me to succeed as much as I did.”
Donna McGhie, Sculptor, Artist and Social Entrepreneur
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
I know that when you starting up or trying to grow a business, that money is tight.
I am passionate about helping as many ethical entrepreneurs as I can to start up and grow their ventures, and I want to see 'good businesses' i.e. ones that focus on people and planet as well as profit, become the norm. And for that to happen we need as many 'good businesses' as possible out there showing that it is possible to create business models that are truly sustainable in every way.
For that reason I keep my coaching prices as low as I can, to make them as affordable as possible, and I offer payment plans so that you can spread the cost over the time we work together.
Your investment: £600
If you are interested in working with me, here’s how to get started:
Step 1: Schedule a complimentary, no-obligation consult. You can do that right here.
Step 2: Watch your email for questions from me. Before we hop on the phone, I’d like to know a bit about you and what you’d like to get out of coaching with me.
Step 3: Hit "reply” to that email and answer the questions.
Step 4: At the scheduled time of your consult, we’ll consult! We’ll use the opportunity to make sure we’re the perfect fit before you commit.
Step 5: Then we’ll get started! If you decide to work with me, I’ll tell you the exact steps for getting started. If you decide not to work with me or if we aren’t a perfect fit, I’m happy to share other resources to help you get what you need.
Have questions? E-mail me right here.