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Business that works FOR you

Expand your thinking. Ignite your profit potential. Become the CEO of your business.

We are working harder than ever before and entrepreneurial burn out is rife. 

The pace of life is getting faster, our benchmarks for success ever higher and the stress and exhaustion to keep up with the all the ideas that you have is keeping you from realising your potential. It’s not just the cashflow and marketing that needs fixing; your mental health and wellbeing are at stake here.

If you’ve realised it’s time to stop fire fighting and you are ready to take charge of how you make money, make an impact and thrive in the process, then you’re in the right place.

“I have gone from standing start to solvent. This is no longer a hobby. My business is now what I do and who I am, and I am taking ownership of it.”

Catherine, Leadership and Transition Coach

‘Momentum has given me a broader mindset and got under the skin of why I wasn’t doing some of the bigger things I knew I was professionally capable of.’

Charlotte, Consumer Brand Marketer

Momentum in a nutshell

A one year business growth journey 

  • Personalised Growth Plan  - The projects and revenue streams that really grow you and your business
  • Courage to Play Bigger - The right balance of support and stretching to help you make the decisions to action the big ideas you've been pulling away from
  • Accountability - Get rid of the 90% on your to-do list that's keeping you busy and take action on a 90 Day Plan that focused on your bigger vision
  • Scale without burning out - Create the right business model, team and business structure to fuel you and put self-care central to your success plans

Who is Momentum for?

  • You’ve hit a ceiling in your business and you’re working too hard, feeling close to burnout
  • You’re ready to step up and grow but you’re stuck chasing your to-do list and being busy for the sake of being busy
  • You have many plans and big ideas but you’re overwhelmed by the enormity of what has to be done to achieve them
  • You know you have to get more visible to be able to reach more people but fear and doubt stop you from “putting yourself out there”
  • You feel ready to make a bigger impact but you’re feeling alone and you haven’t got the right people around you to inspire your real potential

Simplicity & Focus

If you’ve realised you’re on The Burnout Treadmill and you’re jumping from one thing to the next, with no time to breathe in between, you need a plan; simple and focused on the right things to meet your financial goals, whilst ensuring you thrive in the process.

Accountability

You love the freedom of being your own boss but this also makes it easy to drift or to talk yourself out of stuff that feels uncomfortable or scary. You need to be supported, encouraged to play bigger as well as get the occasional kick up the backside to be kept on track.

Courageous Community

If you’ve been bumping up against glass ceilings, it’s time to uplevel your thinking and discover a new group of entrepreneurs who will help you find the courage to work on the projects that get you out of the trenches and leap you forward.

The 4 cornerstones of Momentum

Whether it’s more money you want, more time, more freedom or to create more impact, Momentum is tailored to your goals and designed to give you everything you need to grow a purposeful, playful and profitable business.

Clear planning processes, accountability and reviews to keep you on track. The structure is flexible enough to fit your personal goals and circumstances and go at a pace that suits you, whilst keeping you focused on what’s important to achieving your big vision. 

Expand your thinking and get brave about what you really want to achieve in your business. We constantly challenge you in the way you approach your business, help you avoid getting stuck in tactical and short term activity and ask you to report every week on how you embrace your CEO mindset. 

Keep your health and wellbeing central to your growth plans to ensure you don’t burn out in the process. We keep you connected to your energy flow, allowing you to go at a pace the allows you to thrive and build on your success sustainably. 

Expert mentoring and advice, as well as support from your community members to make sure you are never alone. We will be your cheerleaders, help fuel your ambitions and simplify your growth journey to make you feel anything is possible. 

“Entrepreneurial burnout is rife. It’s time to stop chasing the 7-Figure dreams and following the ‘hustle’ rules. It’s not a sustainable way of working. If we are to fulfil our potential and make the impact we want to make, we need a new way of approaching business growth to allow us to play bigger and thrive in the process.”

Karen Skidmore

Catherine, Leadership and Transition Coach

I have gone from standing start to solvent. This is no longer a hobby. My business is now what I do and who I am, and I am taking ownership of it.

What’s really worked for me has been focused on the initial setup of the business; key things such as being revenue generating, focusing on what I needed to do to get clients to get my business going, as well as working on my marketing systems.

As a result, I feel in control. I have clarity and the professionalism in the way I am presenting myself and I’m now getting things done that have meant clients and contracts have come in. It was during the second 90 Day Planning cycle that I started getting the number of clients to be able to launch my coaching programme, and that was as a result of being part of Momentum and the supportive environment.

I like the structure that Momentum gives us. I just wouldn’t have done the planning by myself. The structure of the 90 Day Planning gives me a nice rhythm to the working quarter, month and week because it also gives time to reflect and look at how far I’ve come. Often we don’t take time to reflect and it’s a really important part of the process of moving forward with purpose.

Here’s what to expect from Momentum

Momentum runs as an on-going programme throughout the year, following the natural flow of a 90 day business cycle.

Although traditional 90 day planning works on a quarterly basis, here in Momentum you work on a trimester cycle. In our experience, we see far more business owners like you thrive and achieve greater results when you have the space to review your progress and re-connect with your longer-term vision between each 90 day business cycle.

Weekly accountability and fortnightly group calls keep you supported throughout your journey, and you have full access to an online library of courses to upskill your selling and marketing know-how as and when you need to.

Everyone in the Momentum community is working towards their own business vision and marketing plans that are going to work best for them, their clients, their way of working and their lifestyle. So rest assured, there is no competition or any need to fall into the comparisonitis trap.

Here’s how the Momentum journey works every 4 months

Stage One: Ignite

Your year starts with a 121 CEO Strategy Session with Karen Skidmore. You come away with a personalised growth plan for the year which will set the foundations for your growth plans, and get you clear on your Big Vision and the key projects to focus on over the next 90 days.

We will be showing you how to set your sales targets, how many leads and prospects you need and get you clear on what marketing strategy you need to focus on that will help you achieve your growth plans.

You start the next two cycles with a 121 Growth Call, again with Karen Skidmore, to follow through from your initial CEO Strategy Session and ensure you remain on track with your plans, as well as making space for new opportunities that come your way.

Stage Two: 90 Day Plan

Follow a live step-by-step workshop session and have your 90 Day Plan completed in just one morning. You'll discover how to break down your core projects into do-able milestones and come away with a focused 4 week action that you review and reset at each monthly milestone.

Stage Three: Implement

Fortnightly group calls, weekly clinics and accountability reports to fully support you and keep you on track as you take action on your 90 Day Plan. You've got direct access to the senior coaching team to discuss any business challenges that may occur as well as access to an online library of courses to get answers to your marketing questions.

We also run a live Review & Redo planning session every four weeks to help you adjust your milestones to flow with your success, change of direction or even new opportunities. If you've never really planned before, you will find these sessions powerful in getting you back on track, as well as an opportunity to stretch yourself if you want to speed up your progress. 

Stage Four: Review Reset

At the end of your 90 Day Plan, you get the space to reflect and review your progress, reconnect back to your Big Vision and reset your course for the next 90 days. This time is critical to avoid driving your business hard and burning out, which traditional quarterly planning can often create, as well as give you the time to step back and think strategically about your next core projects.

Stage Five: Celebrate

FInding the time to celebrate your successes is important, so join us for our end of cycle meet-up; a perfect opportunity to connect with other Momentum members in person and enjoy a lunch together.

A One Year Journey

For those of you ready to take a longer-term approach to your business growth and know that you want to significantly increase your business impact, then our one year membership is perfect for you.

You will start your year with a 2-hour CEO Strategy Session with Karen Skidmore to clarify your bigger vision and plan out the infrastructure, marketing systems and team that will give you the best path for your journey. You then follow three Momentum planning cycles, where each of the projects you work on will build on each other to help you step up and stretch, without burning yourself out in the process.

You may know you need to build a team to support your growth, but you need help to take on the right people. You may be ready to scale up what it is you offer, but you need to know what to sell, how to sell it and whether digital, agency or consultant route is best for you.

Whichever path you decide to take, this one year membership will give you the growth strategy, support and guidance to ensure you have the right business model, marketing strategy and funding in place to support your long-term growth goals.

Caroline, Confident Teens Founder

Momentum has made me more ambitious for my business, to set bigger goals and have bigger plans.

One key thing has been the mindset of partnership power which has allowed me to recognise my expert status and be much firmer on pricing. I’m not chasing work and doing it at whatever price but instead staying true to my value. This has also got me seeing myself as a leader in my business. I know now that I have a leadership role in my business to take it forward, and I’m asking myself what team I need around me to make it happen.

Karen is very encouraging and insightful in terms of her ability to cut to the crux of the issue on a call. She’s got this unusual combination of working on an inner and outer game; she’s really good at spotting when it’s actually ourselves that are holding us back. She can see if it’s obstacles we are putting in our own way or there really are obstacles there.

Momentum does what it says on the tin. I feel I’ve gone from zig-zagging from one thing to another to now having a forward flow in my business. I now have consistent progress from implementing specific things that I know are moving me forward.

 

Here’s a round-up of what’s included

CEO Strategy Session with Karen Skidmore

When you join us for a full year, you begin your Momentum journey with a 2-hour CEO Strategy Session with Karen Skidmore. In these two hours, you will clarify your bigger vision, offer and product suite, get clear on your marketing strategy and map out the infrastructure and team that will give you the best path for your journey. This session will give you a clear pathway for the year ahead and help you decide which projects you need to focus on to get the growth you want.

Business Heartbeat Training

At the start of each planning cycle, we show you how to set your sales targets and decide exactly how much income you want to generate. This stops from chasing ‘more clients’, which keeps you stuck and overwhelmed with short term tactics. Once you discover what your capacity is for taking on new clients, we will show you how to work out exactly how many leads and prospects you need to ensure you are making the right income, as well deciding which marketing strategy will work best for you.

Clarity On Your Big Vision

Getting clarity on what it is you want for your business long term isn’t easy for a lot of people. If you’ve only been working short term in your business or find it hard to imagine or let yourself believe what could be possible, then you’re not alone. We know you may need help in visualising and seeing what you’re capable of, and this is why we give you access to training and the support to help you form your Big Vision and get clear on where you want to be, do and have in one year and beyond.

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The 90 Day Planning Morning

At the start of each planning cycle, we run a live 90 Day Planning Morning. 90 Day Plans have been a proven business tool for decades and yet very few business owners have one. So we show you how to ditch the to-do lists and take you through our unique process of creating a 90 Day Plan session so that you come away with clarity on what projects to focus on and how to implement them.

Business Impact Mastermind Days (for Impact Members)

For our Impact Members, you will be invited to a Business Impact Mastermind Day once every cycle. These events are a powerful day and are designed to give you the thinking, structure and advice to help you make a bigger difference for your clients, your community, help you evoke change or even embrace one or more of the Global Goals set by the United Nations.

The Mastermind Days are events that take place in London. Led by Karen Skidmore, these days are an incredible opportunity to work in-person with the other Impact Members and collaborate on projects that are designed to increase your business impact and raise your level of thinking and growth mindset. 

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121 Business & Mindset Coaching (for Impact Members)

For our Impact Members, you also get a monthly 121 coaching call with one of our True Profit Coaches. Use these calls to deep dive into your 90 Day Plans, get advice on your long-term growth strategy, sanity check ideas and get help with any business challenges you find yourself up against.

Fortnightly Pod Calls & Weekly Live Monday Mojo Calls

You will be put into smaller groups, that we call Pods, and meet up every fortnight on a group call to give everyone the opportunity to get air time and discuss their progress on their plans. Plus you have the option of joining the weekly live Mojo call every Monday lunchtime if you want a quick question answered, need to get help in prioritising your week ahead or simply need a burst of mojo to kick start your week.

Momentum Online Modules

You will have access to an online library of courses to upskill your selling and marketing know-how as and when you need to. Courses include:

  • Your Best Client – How to identify and define Your Best Clients – The simple 5 step process to getting emotionally connected with your market place
  • How to Hire a VA – How to avoid the pitfalls of hiring the wrong VA and find the right one who will help move you and your business in leaps and bounds.The 10 Day Conversation Challenge – How To Create Conversations That Fuel Your Business
  • The 10 Day Conversation Challenge – The 10 day challenge that will inspire you and show you how to create easy, relaxed in-person conversations with people who want to talk with you. (Note from Karen: This is a particular favourite of mine and you will often hear me recommend it if you need inspiration to fulfil your Business Heartbeat targets.)
  • GID School – How to position, price, package and promote your business. (Note from Karen: The first lesson on Positioning is a very good module to go through; Partnership Power is something I talk about a lot, especially when you are gearing up for selling or valuing your services and products.)
  • List Love – How to engage, build trust and make more sales from your email marketing.
  • Clicks To Clients – The online marketing system to help you create leads, prospects and clients from your website.

Courageous Community

This programme is intimate enough to give you personalised support because of the size of the Pods, as well as give you the opportunity to forge deep connections with other inspiring entrepreneurs through a private Facebook group for you to connect, share and learn with other members.

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Marketing Critiques

Get a critique on any piece of marketing you create, including sales letters, email copy, brochures and website copy. The value of this is priceless, making a huge difference to your sales.

Momentum Accountability System

Each Friday, you’ll submit your Accountability Report. Although a simple exercise, the power of doing this is not to be underestimated. It allows you to learn from your week and know exactly what’s next to keep moving forward, whilst ensuring you are making time for refuelling and replenishment. Plus for each Accountability Report you submit during your time with Momentum we make a donation to our Impact Project, so that the impact you create is not just on your business. 

OK, so what’s the investment in Momentum?

As you can see, Momentum is not “just another online course”.

Momentum is a comprehensive and insightful group mentoring programme that has been running since 2018.

Not only do you get personalised advice, support and the accountability structure for you to take action on a plan that will grow your business, you also get the support and the accountability that grows with you, at every step of your journey.

Core Membership

Membership starts from just £4,000 +VAT for the year

You start your journey with 2-hour CEO Strategy Session with Karen Skidmore. This initial session will clarify your bigger vision, offer and product suite, get clear on your marketing strategy and map out the infrastructure and team that will give you the best path for your journey.

You then follow three Momentum planning cycles over the course of the year, where each of the projects you work on will build on each other to help you step up and stretch, without burning yourself out in the process. You get to book a 121 Growth Call before each cycle to make sure you stay on track and are clear on the right projects to focus on.

 

Impact Membership

Membership starts from £7,000 +VAT

Dive deeper into your growth journey and get 121 coaching support each month.

You also get the opportunity to spend the day with Karen once every cycle and attend the Impact Mastermind Days.

 

To discuss which membership option would suit you best, your first step is to book a call with one of our True Profit Coaches.

Currently onboarding new members for our next cycle starting 11th January 2021

Here's what to do right now

Your next step is to schedule a call with one of our True Profit Coaches. You will able to talk through your options and decide whether Momentum is the right programme for you. We can also tell you about the times and dates of all of the live sessions so you can be sure this is a programme that will work for you and your schedule.

Click here to book yourself a time to speak to one of our team directly.

If you can't see a time that suits, either call us during UK office hours on (01428) 607745 or email Alexia Padgham at [email protected]

The Momentum Team

A combined total of 30 years of small business mentoring and marketing experience from your senior coaches, Karen and Melina, and personal welcome and support from your Community Manager, Alexia, means that you are getting support from one of the most experienced business growth support team in the UK.

Senior Coach

Melina Abbott joined the Momentum team in 2019 to support the continuing growth of the community. Melina is a ninja sales queen helping Momentum clients implement all the different pieces of the sale process itself - ensuring they’re set up to generate sales quickly and with ease.  Then there’s the hidden aspect of sales – the inner game where clients’ feelings around money value are reflected in the income they generate.  Melina is brilliant at shining a light on these patterns and limiting beliefs which may have been holding clients back for years.  Once they’re seen she then supports clients transform and heal them so sales start flowing – seemingly effortlessly.

Founder & Business Catalyst

Karen first started developing Momentum's unique growth project management and planning process in 2014 when she realised her clients were in need of longer-term strategic thinking to help them with their business growth plans. Her talents lie in spotting growth opportunities and understanding the operational needs of the business; the marketing systems, business processes and infrastructure needed for a business leader and their team to work simpler and make a bigger impact, as well as deliver 5-star customer service. Described as a 'quiet storm' by some, she will always have your back and stretch you to think bigger and become your full potential.

Community Manager

Alexia Padgham has been supporting Karen in her business since 2007 so she knows exactly what her clients and community members need to help them in their business growth journeys. She personally welcomes all new members into Momentum and ensures you know where to find all the resources available to you. If you need your password resetting or links to any of the calls, she's here to help.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do the 90 Day Planning Mornings work?
In the second week of Momentum, we meet together online for The 90 Day Planning Morning. 90 Day Plans have been a proven business tool for decades and yet very few business owners have one. So we are ditching the to-do lists and showing you how to create a simple plan, focused on the projects that will move you and your business forward.

Your 90 Day Plan will be critical to mapping out your longer-term goals whilst still being able to manage the day-to-day of your business. You will be expected to submit your 90 Day Plan to Karen by the end of the third week so she may have a copy to keep you on track.

When do the group calls take place?

Currently, all the Pod group calls happen on Wednesdays, although as we grow we will be offering different days. We have a number of Pod times available which we will confirm with you once you join. All calls are recorded so if you do miss one, you’ll get to listen back to the recording in your own time – the links to the audios will be shared in a file in our Facebook Group.  If you have a burning question between your Pod group call either post it in our Facebook Group or join us on the next Monday lunchtime clinic call, open to all members.

You’re not expected to attend every call so if you’re happy getting on with your plan or find yourself away on holiday or a business trip, don’t worry; you won’t ever get behind because you’re taking action on your own plan.

How many people do you have in Momentum?
This programme is intimate enough to give you personalised support because of the size of the Pods (no more than 10 in each one), as well as give you the opportunity to forge deep connections with other inspiring entrepreneurs through a private Facebook group for you to connect, share and learn with other members.
What if I can't make one of the calls?
That’s OK. We get that there will be some calls you simply can’t make because of an already booked holiday or client meeting. All the calls are recorded so if you do miss one, you’ll get to listen back to the recording in your own time. If you have a burning question, simply post it in our Momentum Facebook Group and we can either answer it there or on the call if it deserves a longer, more detailed reply.
How do I access the group calls? I'm worried about phone charges.
All our group calls are accessed online. We currently use Zoom which allows you to access the calls via any web browser or from your phone via their app. If you don’t have access to good wifi one week, you also have access to a phone number but please be aware that you may have call charges depending on your phone contract.
Is Momentum just for women?
Whilst the majority of our members have been women to date and we do focus on using and honing feminine energy, rather than the macho push and drive to grow a business, the content, support and accountability is not gender specific and we welcome men who would like to take part in our Momentum experience.
Do you offer a guarantee?
We offer a full refund guarantee within the first 14 days of the Momentum cycle starting. If you’ve joined the first call and worked through The 90 Day Planning Morning and find that Momentum is just not the right thing for you, let us know immediately and we will happily refund your investment and cancel access to the programme for you.
What if I'm not techy - is Momentum focused solely on getting my business online?
Not at all. Although there are Momentum members whose focus is to develop an online business, we also have plenty of others who are expanding and evolving 12Many, VIP and Consultancy business models. So don’t worry about not being techy or frustrated by trying to create a passive income, online product business. It’s not right for everyone.

We keep things focused on you stepping into being the CEO and leader of your business so we will actively encourage you to outsource and hire technical support so you stay out of the trenches. We will happily share with you recommendations for digital marketing tools and will help you with online marketing such as your website and social media marketing but when you do want something techy set up in your business as a result of the plan or marketing campaign you create, we have a select list of suppliers and recommendations we can share with you, personally vetted by Karen Skidmore.

Karen gives me a simple, clear planning process to follow and has this knack of breaking the complex down into bite-sized chunks to make a project easier to do and take action on.

“Karen has a gift of coming up with incredible ideas on how to present and market our businesses. As someone who was in danger of sticking to what everyone else does in the financial services marketplace, I knew I wouldn’t stand out or get noticed with my current marketing. She has helped me re-think the events that I run and develop a real stand-out marketing brochure pack and follow up process that blows the standard PDF version out of the water, both of which have helped me get the recognition and authority to open doors and get introductions to some key influencers in my industry.”

Mary Waring

Specialist Financial Advisor & Founder of Wealth For Women

Momentum has given me a broader mindset and got under the skin of why I wasn’t doing some of the bigger things I knew I was professionally capable of.

“It’s been fantastic to have a 90 Day Planning Process to work towards which keeps you more on track and makes you do those planning stages. It’s easy, when you work on your own, to roll from one week to the next without actually being disciplined or even looking back at what you have achieved and have done. So having Karen show us how to plan and then support us in the implementation of it has been brilliant. Karen gives a good balance of feeling pushed, of feeling you have a plan but still having that supportive hand on your back.”

Charlotte Cox

Consumer brand marketer, SUN Brand Consultancy

Given me the clarity to do the right stuff to make sales

“Before I was in a state of wishful thinking. Now having a 90 Day Plan and the follow through to help implement it, it’s given me the clarity to do the right stuff to make sales. I found that when you have cash in the bank, it’s easy to get complacent. But, in reality, you have to make sales, which means that I need to have a clear plan for each week on what I and my team can do to develop the business. Momentum has been a catalyst to help me understand where I have been going wrong, and the 90 Planning Process and implementation have given me crystal clear focus on what is the best use of my time.”

Alex Palmer

Corporate Event Manager & Strategist

Gave me focus on what matters

“As a creative person who is motivated by action rather than committing to a strategic vision, working with Karen and using this planning process of hers was the most productive I’ve been in years. Karen’s planning process helped me focus on what matters right now versus having a massive list of stuff that makes me feel so overwhelmed I get nothing done.”

Helen Evans

Conscious Business Mentor & The UK's No.1 Scientific Hand & Fingerprint Analyst

So many business owners are unsure about how to develop a marketing system and don’t quite get the importance of following-up as part of any networking and list building process. I now understand that there is so much more to marketing than just networking and it involves building consistent and effective relationships and processes which I now have a system for to do that. The biggest insight for me was learning how to keep track of numbers in terms of conversions per month to run a successful business and partnership power.

Caroline Graham

Chartered Health and Safety Consultant

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

Vertical Veg Club

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

Sprout Coaching

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

Wondrous Wanderers

I love Karen's straight talking, no-bullshit approach.

Sam Pilling

Bite Me Marketing

Ability to laser in and identify precisely what needs to be done

“Working with 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 Chapman

Professional Organiser

Currently onboarding new members for our next cycle starting 11th January 2021

Here's what to do right now

Your next step is to schedule a call with one of our True Profit Coaches. You will able to talk through your options and decide whether Momentum is the right programme for you. We can also tell you about the times and dates of all of the live sessions so you can be sure this is a programme that will work for you and your schedule.

Click here to book yourself a time to speak to one of our team directly.

If you can't see a time that suits, either call us during UK office hours on (01428) 607745 or email Alexia Padgham at [email protected]

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