Thursday, March 25th
Re-connect to your purpose.
Move your business forward.
Ignite your energy.
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Is it time you lift your head up from the concentrated focus of getting things done?
These past few months have been an overwhelming and exhausting time for many.
You may have had to crisis manage and made big changes in the way you work with your clients. You may have used this time to realise you’ve been playing small for too long.
It’s time to take a breath and ignite your bigger dreams.
See beyond the here and now
Feel more able to step up, become visible for what you truly stand for and feel the support that will help you move forward.
Align your ability to get things done with who your soul is calling you to become
Our business culture is designed to celebrate drive and implementation.
What if you could harness this power of what you get done each day to achieve the bigger impact that you want to make for your clients?
Design your business to work FOR you
Have you been trying to follow someone else’s marketing systems or business model?
It’s frustrating when you don’t get the results that you expect but the reality is that you may be driving the wrong business. Take the time to understand what systems, processes and team will work for the time, money and energy flow you want your business to give you.
If you resonate with any of this, we’d love you to join us for a transformative morning on March 25th.
Here’s what we are going to dive deep into …
Session One: The Doing & Being Of Business
Your energy and the way you react, respond and what you take action on comes from two places; your doing energy and your being energy. Left brain, right brain. Head, heart. Yang, yin. Sun, moon.
The do energies of left brain, head, yang and sun gives you logic, analysis and the act of creation. The be energies of right brain, heart, yin and moon gives you creativity, connection and transformational capacity. Typically, you will consider yourself to be stronger or naturally favour one energy over the other.
However, our business culture is focused on doing energy; taking action and getting things done. Success is predominately measured by turnover, numbers of clients and followers on social media. You end up working harder to fuel a system that’s designed to keep you working harder. You find yourself celebrating the act of busy-ness and this keeps you trapped on the treadmill so that, sooner or later, it’s no surprise that you feel exhausted and overwhelmed.
This first session of the day sets the tone of how you can step up and grow, without having to push, drive and exhaust yourself in the process.
You will be discovering:
- How to identify as a Dominate Do-er or Dominate Be-er
- How to align your doing and being energies so you are able to access both when you need to
- Why it’s important to have both doing and being energies when growing your business
- The importance of creating space and allowing yourself to breathe in order to see the true potential of what your business could achieve for you
Session Two: Sustainable Profit Thinking
If you want to get really clear on how you can earn more money without burning out, then you’ll love this session.
You’ve probably already experienced a huge shift into virtual and digital delivery for every type of business. You will have seen many of your colleagues and competitors over the past few months offer free and low-cost products and programmes in an attempt to serve their communities. Access to technology and digital marketing can give you hugely profitable ways of growing your business.
BUT … these digital and virtual ways also run the danger of over-complicating how you run your business.
It’s easy to get distracted by what everyone else is doing. You could end up creating a digital offer that may be cheap enough to attract enough clients, but end up with an unsustainable product that exhausts you. Before you rush in, it’s important to evaluate your options.
What this second session will give you:
- How to explore your revenue options within your business and see which business model can be profitable AND sustainable for you and the way you want your business to operate
- Which pricing strategies work for the type of business you want to run (and which ones won’t!)
- Why selling to more customers may not be the most profitable path for you right now
- How to pragmatically assess your current business and audit the opportunities available to you, as well as the potential threats and weaknesses of your current way of working
Session Three: Purpose And Planning
When we experience huge changes and uncertainties, the last thing you may want to do is plan. But knee-jerking your way through business is going to be exhausting and expensive for you if your ideas to adapt your business don’t work out.
You are in danger of spending money and time on projects that distract you with busy-ness, as well as throwing caution to the wind can eat up valuable cash flow and leave you with nothing, very quickly.
Planning doesn’t have to be dull or constrictive. With the right plan in place, it can still allow you to be creative and free to be flexible and stay in touch with your flow, whilst keeping your energy and resources directed at your bigger vision.
In this third session, you will:
- Discover the power of creating a bigger vision for you and your business
- See how planning can make all the difference to your future business journey
- Get the steps our Grow Strong™ planning process to help you stay agile and adapt your plan quickly, without you losing pace or direction
- Find out how to make planning fun (yes, really … planning doesn’t have to constrict you or be boring!)
Session Four: Spotlight Coaching (optional … but highly recommended!)
This fourth and final session of the day happens after lunch for those who want to come back for a spotlight coaching session.
This is your opportunity to have Karen deep dive into your business and map out a personalised action plan from the work you’ve done in the morning. Plus this last session of the day will also give you an experience of how we run our Pod Calls that take place every fortnight for our Momentum members.
If you are interested in experiencing first hand the work that Karen and her Senior Coach, Melina Abbott, do in Momentum, then we highly recommend you book in for this last session.
A morning packed with practical advice and strategies that place you and your wellbeing at the heart of your business, whilst still recognising the importance of profit and cash flow.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
This event will transform your thinking and your business!
Meet Your Hosts For The Day
Leading the day is Karen Skidmore. Business Books Awards finalist 2020, podcaster, and business mentor with 25+ years’ experience, Karen is CEO of True Profit Business which uniquely combines the being-ness and doing-ness of business to help scale up purpose-driven businesses.
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 play bigger 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 it soon became apparent that her clients wanted this same change.
Joining Karen as co-host for the day is Melina Abbott.
Melina joined The True Profit 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 will be on hand to help spot any of these patterns in the work that we do together during the day.
Alexia is our Community 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: https://karenskidmore.com/event-terms-conditions/
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). 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.
Are you covering the same content as your previous events?
If you’ve come to one of previous Playing Your Bigger Game events, you will find this Ignite day is very different from previous events.
Not only are we changing our delivery and running this day via our home offices, we have completely re-vamped our agenda and created a day unique to what we are experiencing. We think you will love the way we are applying our principles for True Profit for your business right now.
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 don’t get put off by this.
Because a large percentage of business growth seminars focused on topics such as business models and the mechanics of starting up and growing a business are dominated by male coaches and digital internet marketers, there are very few practical business training events delivered for those entrepreneurs who have ambitions to grow, but without the hustle-and-grind push to succeed or the sole focus of digital options.
As we find ourselves in a brand new decade, you and I don’t need business dumbing down or being made pinker or softer, so you won’t find this event ever being positioned as a female only event. What we need is to fundamentally change the way we all – men and women of all ages – approach business growth to create a purpose-led and sustainable economy.
Is there a recording I can watch if I can't make it live on the day?
PLEASE NOTE: This is a live event and we are not recording this event to be accessed as a recording at this time.
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.
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.
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.
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.