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An insightful & interactive business workshop for consultants & coaches

Hosted by Karen Skidmore

karen skidmore business coach mentor

How to have a stable and consistent business with the right structure, systems and team in place

For special guests and friends of Vhari Russell

Book your FREE guest place today

Ticket price usually £45+VAT

Next Dates Available

October 19th & November 23rd


Time: 9am to 1pm*

Where: On Zoom

* GMT +1 London Time


No need for any travel, this is a virtual morning workshop that promises to be engaging and packed with practical advice, strategies and insightful conversations and an amazing opportunity to work with and network other business owners, just like you.

Is any of this going on for you?

You’ve gone hard at marketing your business, but you’re disappointed by the results you’ve got and you’ve lost your confidence.

You’re tired of unfulfilling and inconsistent work, and want to pay yourself a better income.

You’re feeling exhausted and frustrated, and not enjoying your business as much as you had hoped; you thought you would have more freedom by now but you feel you are ‘switched on’ all the time.

Your business feels complicated and that you’ve got too many things to do each day; you want to simplify and feel you can take time off and switch off when you have a holiday.

If you resonate with any of this, then you are going to love this interactive & inspirational morning workshop!

Attending this workshop will help you discover how to run and grow your business so that you get the structure and the clarity on where to take your business, whilst still caring about what you do and the difference you want to make to your clients.

A stable financial foundation for the future is possible, even when you have a whole lot going on in your life; maybe juggling business with eldercare responsibilities or as a working parent.

And if you have been struggling with health issues or you’re concerned about taking on too much and making yourself ill again, you’ll see how having the right structure, systems and small team in place will ensure your business can run without you when you take time off or go on holiday, meaning you get to truly switch off.

Hi, I’m Karen Skidmore and I am your trainer for the morning. Having worked through peri-menopause and burnout in my 40’s, I know what it takes to make my consulting and coaching business a success whilst working through parenthood, eldercare and having to manage my own energy and health.

My team and I work together to give you the practical, commercial focus needed to make your business work financially, that’s also balanced with gentle nurturing support to help you regain your confidence and embrace the opportunities to stabilise your business.

During this special workshop, I will show you show how to run and grow a business that works FOR you. You are in the right place!

In a nutshell, this workshop is for you if you want to …

Feel calm & in control

Discover what revenue streams to create, what prices to sell at and what business structure will work best for you, as well as the systems and team you may need to support your growth.

Have a simpler, more stable business

Decrease your work load and stress levels, structure your services and programmes to enable you to earn more money whilst being able to work less and switch off when you take your holidays.

Step into the role of CEO of your business

Our business culture is designed to celebrate drive, high achievement and getting stuff done.

But after a while, this drive energy can burn you out, especially if you are doing everything yourself.

At some point you have to transition from the hustle of start-up to being CEO of your business; to spend time working ‘ON’ the business and identify the opportunities that will give you the stability and consistency that you need to grow your business.

And this new way of thinking is what this workshop will ignite in you!

Attend this workshop and get all of this

The Game-Changing Four-Stage Growth Flow

  • See how the growth of your business really works
  • The 3 big common mistakes that over-complicate your business and how to avoid them
  • Discover what to focus on at each stage to build momentum with ease
  • How to validate new business ideas to avoid wasting money and energy
  • Understand how to access your CEO mindset

Profitable Pricing & Consistent Income

  • Explore revenue options and the right profitable business model that works for you
  • How to design your business to give you the money, meaning and life that you want
  • Get the pricing strategies that work for your business
  • Understand why selling to more clients may not be the most profitable or easiest path

Discover the Impact of Your Vision 

  • Experience The Big Vision process to open yourself to bigger, exciting opportunities
  • The reason why fears and doubts are often good signs you are on the right path
  • How the Grow Strong® planning process sets you up for success

Your Dream Team: How to have your business run without you

  • When is the right time to hire someone to support you operational
  • The difference between hiring reactive VA’s and proactive business managers
  • Understand the six core categories where the right people can add value
  • How to transform your solo business so that you aren’t doing it all yourself
  • Prioritise your hiring decisions for maximum effectiveness, without over-spending

Plus …

  • Insightful discussions
  • Sharing ideas with other like minded business owners
  • Expansion of your thinking of what’s possible
  • And much, much more!

For special guests and friends of Vhari Russell

Book your FREE guest place today

Ticket price usually £45+VAT

Next Dates Available

October 19th & November 23rd


Time: 9am to 1pm*

Where: On Zoom

* GMT +1 London Time


No need for any travel, this is a virtual morning workshop that promises to be engaging and packed with practical advice, strategies and insightful conversations and an amazing opportunity to work with and network other business owners, just like you.

Clarity On What You Need To Work On

It’s a brilliant opportunity to review where you are personally as well as within your business. I have been able to see what I need to work on as well as get the reassurance of where I am on the right track, which will keep me grounded over the coming weeks and months.

Jo Scott

Ignite gives you time, space and guidance to reflect on your vision for your business and your life. Everyone in the room was inspiring and Karen has a lovely balanced approach to business growth.

Kaye king

Highly Engaging

Taking the time out to think about the bigger picture of how your business fits into your life is so worthwhile. It’s easy to get caught up in the day-to-day and not invest the time to see how you can make a bigger impact in the longer term. And this is exactly what this day does. Karen is a highly engaging presenter and you’ll also meet some great new connections on the day, which is an added bonus!

Vicky Mason

Expand Your Thinking

Definitely attend this event as it will help you look at your business from a different perspective. Even if it seems that you are doing OK in your business, this event will help you take your business to the next level and expand your thinking.

Inge Deksne

Envigorating and enlightening and gave me a new focus and enthusiasm for my business.

Sheryl Andrews

Ignited possibility & expansion

The day ignited a possibility of expanding further in my business and mindset. I felt like a door of possibility opened and I loved the combination of training, group work and coaching.

Marcia O'Regan

Inner Game Wisdom Alongside Practical Techniques

Karen gives tremendous value at her events and has the unusual combination of empowering business owners to address their inner game alongside practical techniques for shaping their business to work for them.

Caroline Walker

If you are ambitious for your business, go for it.

Amanda Worpole

Don’t Have To Sacrifice Who I Am

You’ve helped me see how I can play bigger, have a year launch plan and not have to sacrifice who I am.

Tiffany Crosara

Really helpful if you’re feeling isolated and in need of support or wondering why the latest fad or approach isn’t working.

Wendy McCristal

Fun & An Opening For Creativity

These are always really great events; very professionally run and Karen’s team are awesome. What I love about the day is that it’s not all head down and work. There is a fun element to the day, too, which opens up your creativity and you come away with a clear plan of action.

Isobel Gatherer

Fresh Ideas & Creative Energy

Despite having been to Karen’s events a few times before and, in theory, knew much of what she teaches already, I still came away with fresh ideas for my business, which I won’t have come up with by sitting in my office by myself. It’s the magic of giving yourself time away from your day-to-day to think and tune in to all the wonderful creative energy that flows from these events.

Mary Waring

This event will transform your thinking and your business!

Kevin Mulryne

Meet Your Hosts For The Day

Karen Skidmore

Leading the day is Karen Skidmore. Business Books Awards finalist 2020, podcaster, and business mentor with 25+ years’ experience, Karen’s operations background and strategic thinking blends beautifully with her deep connection to using intuition and inner wisdom, a rare combination of skills in the world of business.

We know that most business owners are burning out, trying to drive their businesses forward. The problem is because they are time-poor and often misaligned with their current business, they are chasing the wrong goals and using overcomplicated marketing tactics. They may look successful on the outside but inside, they are exhausted and getting to the point that they want to give up.

And Karen knows this from first-hand experience. She has run her own coaching and consulting company since 2004. After an 11-year career with Hays Plc, her children were approaching school age and she realised how much she wanted a more flexible and fulfilling professional career.

Within 6 months of starting up, she was awarded European Social Funds for her Women’s Enterprise Programme and Simply Marketing Workshops, which was instrumental in helping hundreds of women start up their own businesses across Surrey & Sussex. She 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, Karen was burnt out from constantly launching new programmes and marketing campaigns. She wanted to scale up but to enable her business to grow and for her to serve more people, it was no longer a case of “work harder”. She had to change the way she and her business worked, and this is how she now works, helping small business owners to be profitable, scalable and thrive in the process. 

Melina Abbott

Joining Karen as co-host for the day is Melina Abbott.

Melina joined the team in 2019 as the Senior Coach to support the continuing growth of the Momentum community. She is incredible at helping our members get the right mindset for selling, spotting patterns and digging into limiting beliefs.

What we see is a lot of people we work with are selling what it is they need to get themselves; you are often on the same journey that you want to help transform for your clients. If you haven’t embodied the results and transformation you want to see in your clients, it’s easy to start doubting yourself and trip up when you start the selling process, especially at higher price points that you may have sold at previously.

Melina is organising the breakout rooms during the morning, ensuring everyone gets the opportunity to network with as many different people as possible, and will be on hand to help spot any of these patterns in the work that we do together during the day.

Alexia Padgham 

Alexia is our Client & Operations Manager and runs our events like clockwork.

She has been supporting Karen in her business since 2007 so she knows exactly what our clients and community members need to help them in their business growth journeys.

As well as running our events, she personally welcomes all new members into our Momentum community and ensures you know where to find all the resources available to you. If you need any logistical info for the day, including timings, joining links and follow up resources, Alexia is the go-to person to reach out to.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are your booking terms and conditions?

The full terms and conditions of your booking can be viewed over on this page here:

In a nutshell, all tickets are non-refundable two weeks before the event, although if you can’t attend at short notice, you’d be welcome to pass your ticket to a friend or colleague (simply let us know their name before the event so we know to expect them) or we can transfer your ticket to a future date. In an unlikely situation that we have to cancel, full refunds will be issued to everyone.

What are the logistics for the day?

We are running this event via Zoom and have a delegate welcome pack which has all the information you need to participate fully in the day. All you need to join us is internet access and a webcam. 

Is it an only women event?

Not at all. We welcome both men and women, although, as you can gather from our photos, we find that it is predominately women who attend. But please don’t let this put put you off if you are concerned about this 😉 

Can I drop in and attend just for an hour?

This workshop is designed for a full, interactive session throughout the morning so if you were to come for just an hour, you would miss a lot of the context of what we would be discussing later in the morning. We are very happy to accommodate you if you have to do the school run or need to be half late, but the latest we can let you in to the room will be 9.30am. 

Will there a recording that I can access after the event?

Due the nature of this workshop, we won’t be releasing a recording after the event.

No Worry & Expense Of Any Travel

I loved your new way of live streaming your events. It has meant I could take part without the worry and expense of travelling to the event.  I get put off from attending events because of the logistics around my lifestyle, but this was a great way of doing it. Plus, no travelling for hours to get home afterwards either. Or getting up early to get to the venue on time.

Katrina Collier

Great Insights & A Fresh Perspective

Karen uses her enormous breadth of experience to deliver a high-value day that will give you great insights and a fresh perspective on your business. This day is packed with practical advice and strategies that place you and your wellbeing at the heart of it all, without ignoring the importance of profit and cash flow.

Frances Taylor

Need to ask us a question first before booking?

If we didn’t answer all of your questions here on this page, please email Alexia on [email protected] or click the contact us button below.

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