Let's bring those big ideas to life

If you are a first-time business owner looking for guidance from someone who is going to treat you as an individual rather than as just another client then I may be the one you’re after.  Let’s have a chat!

Do you need a Coach or a Mentor?

While there are some similarities between the two – the approach, coverage and relationship is very different.

What I don't do that a Coach will

  • Time Frame

    When you hire a coach, it will usually be a short-term relationship of between 3-12 months, focusing on a very specific area.

  • Goals

    Coaches tend to be more task-driven than mentors. You hire a coach to help you achieve specific goals. Their job is to keep you accountable and they do this by creating checklists to make sure you are following their program.

  • Structure

    A coach will often assign you homework and schedule weekly or monthly check-ins to review your progress.

  • Expertise

    Coaches are often specialists in specific business operations such as leadership, marketing or sales. Whatever their area of expertise is, that is what they will work to improve within your business.

  • Relationship

    This is very much a transactional and situational relationship. "I pay you money and you teach me what I need to know"

What I will do as a Mentor

  • Time Frame

    Mentors in contrast, are long-term relationships because they focus on navigating through many different stages.

  • Goals

    Mentors focus on action but are more development-driven. Their advice is meant to help you grow as a leader while growing your business at the same time. Their job is to offer you insightful advice, rather than a step-by-step program.

  • Structure

    A mentoring relationship is less formal. The advice comes in a more conversational style, not so much instructional like a coach.

  • Expertise

    When you choose a mentor, you get to draw from their big wealth of experience. A helpful distinction is that a mentor will keep you in the driver's seat, while taking on the role of your co-pilot, helping to navigate.

  • Relationship

    This is a personal and meaningful relationship that you cultivate over time. Both must equally contribute for it to work.

How to choose the right one?

  • Be clear about what you need

    If it is something specific that once you've tackled it, you're all sorted - choose a coach. If it is many things and you need time to really work on them, choose a mentor.

  • Remember it is a Two-Way Street

    Both will require you to do some work and be committed to that process. This means being open and honest about where things are really at. Communication is key for both options to bring the value you need.

  • Consider the Investment

    It can be costly hiring a coach each time you need to work on a particular area. A good mentor will usually be able to cover all of these areas making it less costly.

  • Arrange to meet them first

    It is important for both parties, that there is a connection and right fit, otherwise no matter how hard you try - it will feel like an uphill battle.

  • Keep your needs at the forefront

    A good coach or mentor should help you elevate your business, not try to drastically change it or rebuild it.

How It Works

We start by having a quick catch up over Zoom so that we can meet each other and talk about where you are needing a hand.

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Initial Discovery Call

Your first conversation with me will be through a quick 15-minute non-obligatory Zoom call. When you book this in, you will be presented with some questions which will let me know exactly what is happening with you and your business.  This allows me to personalise and focus our time on the call by getting right to heart of things and establish whether or not Mentoring for Success is the right fit for what you need.

Investment – 15 minutes of your time
No cost required

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Client Portal

Following your Discovery Call, you will be sent an email inviting you onto Mentoring for Success.  If you have decided it is not for you, simply delete the email otherwise you can continue through the steps which will be detailed in your email.  Once you have selected a term of engagement, your own private 1:1 client portal will be setup and this is where all our work together takes place, in between your weekly breakthrough sessions.

Investment – your commitment to action
Affordable payment plans available

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1:1 Breakthrough Sessions

Every week we will catch up over Zoom for a 60-minute Breakthrough Session.  Prior to each session, there will an activity for you to complete.  The objective of these weekly activities are to ensure that each Breakthrough Session remains focused on what you need right now and any obstacles that might be getting in the way of your progress.  So to really get the most out of your Breakthrough Sessions, it requires openness.

Investment – 60 Minutes of your time
Included as part of your engagement

I live by one motto and that is to make sure that everything I do, comes from a good place

This means that you will never be treated as a just another client with generic suggestions that aren’t even relevant to you
Hand in hand with this is the assurance that I don’t deliver sales pitches, I deliver results

Think of me as your very own co-pilot. You remain in the driver's seat while I help you navigate in that direction you're trying to go.