Get you and your business flowing
Schedule a Catalyst Call today
Hi, I’m Karen Skidmore and I work with business owners who are frustrated by a lack of time, energy and confidence to do what it takes to grow their business.
You want to do more, but you’re confused, overwhelmed and stuck.
You know you want to step up and grow your business, but you feel you’re bouncing from one task on your to-do list to the next, with no idea on what your overall strategy or plan is, except to find the next lot of clients.
This is where I can help you.
Let me take a look at the way that you currently serve your clients, what your future plans are and I can show you how to create the right business model, marketing systems and team in place so that your business flows with your communication style, energy, time and financial goals you’ve set yourself.
I’ll show you how to create a profitable, sustainable and scalable business … and without burning out in the process.
Clarity on your profit levers
Discover the hidden potential in your products and programmes to increase your profitability.
Connect back into your big why
It’s easy to fall out of love with your business and doubt your potential when you’re stuck & confused.
Do the right tasks, at the right time
When you get caught up in day-to-day busyness and endless to-do lists, you lose sight of your bigger goal
PLEASE NOTE: Space for these calls are limited so these calls are on a strict “application only” process. Please give me your best answers when you complete the booking form as your answers will help me decide whether I can help you.
We will confirm your appointment within 2 working days and please note that there is no guarantee that your application will be successful.
If there are no appointments left when you click through, email Alexia@Karenskidmore.com to be put on the waiting list for the next release of available appointments.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where does this session take place?
There’s no travelling or need to get dressed up. This is a virtual meeting where we can speak via online conference, so all you’ll need is a headset, wifi and either a desktop, laptop, smartphone or tablet.
What do I need to do to prepare for my call?
If I feel I need any documentation or information before we speak, I will contact you. However, this is rarely needed so don’t worry about preparing anything unless I request it. All you need to do right now is schedule the time you’ve selected in your own diary.
I’d recommend you create time to collect your thoughts at least 10 minutes before our call is due to start and grab yourself a glass of water or cup of tea/coffee. Plus schedule another 20 to 30 minutes after our call to allow you process our discussion and diarise the actions we decide you should take.
Finally, you’ll need a notebook and pen for taking notes and make sure you’re in a place that you won’t be disturbed. Don’t book this session while you’re travelling, for example, or working in a public place such as a coffee shop. This is your time to work ON your business, not IN your business.
How long is the session?
This one-off session is scheduled to run from 20 to 45 minutes. If we feel you still need further support or guidance, we can, of course, discuss how working in one of my programmes may be able to help grow your business. This is often how many of my clients come to work with me but there’s absolutely no obligation to take things further; especially if your plan turns out to be easy enough for you to execute by yourself.
Introducing Karen Skidmore, Founder of GID School & Momentum
Hi, I'm Karen Skidmore, and my mission is to love and play our way to profitable, sustainable and scalable business.
I’ve been running my own coaching and consulting company since 2004. After an 11-year fast track career with Hays Plc, as Regional Director in the accountancy recruitment division and then Operations Director for Hays.com online recruitment, my children were approaching school age and I realised how much I wanted a more flexible and fulfilling professional career.
Within 6 months of starting up, I had been awarded European Social Funds for my Women’s Enterprise Programme and Simply Marketing Workshops, which was instrumental in helping hundreds of women start up their own businesses across Surrey & Sussex. I founded a regional women’s networking group in 2005, created & ran a 100+ membership site for 3 years and launched dozens of online courses and group programmes over the past 13 years.
But in 2012, struggling with adrenal fatigue and hormonal imbalances, I was knackered from constantly launching new programmes and marketing campaigns. I wanted to play a bigger game but to enable my business to grow and for me to reach my full potential, it was no longer a case of “work harder”. I had to change the way I and my business worked. And it soon became apparent that my clients wanted this same change.
Through GID School, Momentum and The Academy, I've now created the framework and community to allow entrepreneurs, professionals, creatives and small business owners to simplify their businesses; to show them how to love and play their way to a profitable, sustainable and scalable business without the process impacting their health, wellbeing or family commitments.
What My Clients Have Said
Don’t just take it from me, let my clients do the talking.
I love Karen's straight talking, no-bullshit approach.Sam Pilling
Quiet the chatter and calm the creative whirlwind
“What I love about working with Karen is that she lives and breathes the KISS principle. She understands what each person needs for their business and guides them down the simplest and most productive path to achieve their goals. Her advice and counsel helped quiet all the chatter in my head and calm the creative whirlwind.”Wendy Deyell
I worked with Karen Skidmore to help me create a successful and profitable web business, with as many tasks as possible automated. Her skill in breaking down what seems to be a rather daunting task into extremely manageable bite size chunks. As a result you finish the session confident that it’s all very manageable.Mary Waring
Perfect mix of down to earth advice, encouragement & kick up the backside
“The prospect of launching and promoting my first online product felt overwhelming, scary and lonely. So many new technologies to learn. Plus the prospect of writing sales letters filled me with horror. Karen gave me the perfect mix of down to earth marketing advice, positive encouragement, combined with the (gentle and friendly) kick up the backside I needed. Not only did the product launch successfully (without technical glitches), it also met sales targets.”Mark Ridsell Smith
Karen gets to the heart of your business and business objectives with her great questions and ability to really listen. She will be ambitious for your success and really helps translate that into practical, actionable steps.Frances Taylor
Ability to laser in and identify precisely what needs to be done
“Working you has given me a new approach to marketing my business in ways I just wouldn’t have thought of. You really know your stuff and you’ve got an ability to laser in and identify precisely what needs to be done.You peel away all the stuff that we don’t need to worry about to instead focus on a targeted plan.”Cory Chapamn
Working in The Academy I am able to grow and expand my business awareness in a small setting with people I have got to know, and whom I trust. I feel we are pushing ourselves more in this environment, but it is also very supportive. It has also enabled me to make some big shifts in my mental attitude about things at work which I was avoiding, and finding uncomfortable to deal with, and this shift has and will make a big impact on my business function and profitability.
I love working with Karen as she is tough but with silk gloves, she never makes you feel small but she also knows that you can do more than you are so, it encourages you to raise your game.Tone Tellesfen Hughes