A Smarter, Simpler, More Profitable Business
Overwhelmed, overworked or underpaid?
If you’re ready to step up and grow your business but frustrated by the day-to-day grind getting you down, then it’s time to get focused on discovering a smarter, simpler and more profitable way of running your business.
Join Momentum and get the direction and clarity of knowing exactly where to focus your attention in 2019 to scale your business, without burning out.
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Doors open again in April 2019.
Momentum in a nutshell
The structure, strategy, planning and accountability to enable you to play your bigger game
- Growth Strategies - Get clear on the projects and revenue streams that really grow you and your business
- Courage to Play Bigger - Help with making decisions and the plans with the big ideas you've been pulling away from
- Focused Action - Get the 90% off your to-do list that's keeping you busy and take action on a focused 90 Day Plan
- Scale without burning out - Discover the True Profit Business way of up levelling your business plans
Who is Momentum for?
- You’ve hit a ceiling in your business and you’re selling too many hours for too little money
- You’re stuck chasing your to-do list and being busy for the sake of being busy
- You have so many plans and big ideas but you’re overwhelmed by the enormity of what has to be done
- You know you have to get more visible but fear and doubt stop you from “putting yourself out there”
- You don’t want a boss but you do need a mentor and the structure to ensure you take the right action at the right time and get the results in your business that you want
In Momentum, you’ll get a strategy and a plan that’s going to grow your business and get you focused on the right projects and revenue streams that will work for you and your purpose.
Our unique 90 Day Planning system gives you clear direction on where to build and grow your business, and our Momentum Accountability System and regular mentoring calls will keep you on track and supported on your journey. Focusing on projects such as creating strategic partnerships, marketing systems, product development, expert authority building and hiring team members, Momentum is designed to show you how to grow and build your business on your terms.
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.
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.
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.
“Entrepreneurial burnout is rife. It’s time to stop chasing a 7-Figure dream and pushing hard to make “it” happen. We need a new way of approaching business growth to allow us to play bigger, fulfil our potential 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.
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 how Momentum works
Momentum is a proven business support and accountability programme that gives you laser-focused business mentoring from Karen Skidmore and actively supports you to take action on the right projects to grow your business.
Momentum runs throughout the year as a recurring 4 month programme that follows the natural flow of a 90 Day business cycle.
Although there are four quarters in a year, we work around a trimester cycle. In our experience, we see far more business owners like you thrive when you have the space to get clear on your Big Vision and Business Heartbeat at the start of each cycle, followed by a review and replenishment period at the end of the process before starting the next cycle. These before and after weeks allow you to Lean Back before you Lean In again, helping you to grow without burning out.
After being taken through our unique 90 Day Planning Process, our bi-monthly Pod Calls and weekly accountability system are designed to keep you focused on taking action on your 90 Day Plans.
Everyone in Momentum 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.
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 our unique process of creating a focused plan that gives you a Leap Project, Pillar Project and Business Heartbeat to ensure your growth.
Twice Monthly Pod Calls
These 60-minute calls are run by Karen Skidmore and she will answer all your questions, give you her advice, suggestions and help you make quick decisions. Karen works incredibly quickly and her ability to see the big picture allows her to cut through any crap that may be clouding your challenges or problems. Each Pod has no more than 10 members so everyone has the opportunity to get air time. And if you feel you want to supercharge your progress, you have the option of upgrading your membership to include 1-2-1 mentoring (limited spots available).
Momentum Online Modules
You will have access to the Big Vision Exercise, that will help kick off your 90 Day Planning process as well as 3 short online courses; How To Hire A VA, Your Best Client and The 10 Day Conversation Challenge. (If you ever get stuck on looking for new ideas on how to find and reach out to your new prospects, this is a great course to dive into.)
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.
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.
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.
OK, so what’s the investment in Momentum?
Please take note that Momentum is not “just another online course” that will spin you out into more busy-ness. Nor gives you a tonne of videos or audio training to slog your way through.
Momentum is an intimate group mentoring programme that gives you personalised advice, support and the accountability structure for you to take action on a plan that will grow your business. It combines the focus of 121 coaching with the power of group learning making you stronger by working through business issues together.
Our core membership gives you access to everything on offer here, including direct mentoring and business advice from Karen Skidmore during both the live calls and in the Facebook Group, and the price for this is just £980 per cycle.
Or if you prefer to supercharge your progress, you can select the Power Play option to get a monthly 1-2-1 mentoring call with Karen and an invitation to a private Mastermind Day in London during each cycle. (Power Play membership spots are limited).
PLEASE NOTE: Although Momentum runs as a recurring 4-month programme, your commitment here today is only for this cycle. We operate a hop-on-hop-off service so that at the start of each new Momentum Cycle (January, May and September) we will check in with you to confirm whether you wish to continue and re-confirm the members of each Pod. Thus there is a natural close if you feel one or two Momentum cycles are all you need.
We're sorry. You can't book a place right now as Momentum is currently in session.
Doors open again in April 2019.
Who is Karen Skidmore?
For more than 14 years I have supported creative professionals and entrepreneurs and I am only too aware of what it takes to make a successful business out of expertise and talent.
Whether you sell your time for money or you have an online business, you’re fed up with feeling frustrated. You want to do more. You want to make a difference to more people, whilst having wealth, a fulfilling life and vitality. But when you push forward to make things happen, fear and doubt can pull you back and you end up wondering whether you really have the energy, time, know-how or space to do it.
If you are making a living from your expertise and talents, I’m here to help. To give you business advice and growth strategies that will turn YOU into a purposeful, playful and profitable business. To have a business that fuels you, gives you the income you want and enables you to make a bigger impact.
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 group calls happen on the first and third Wednesday of each month. We have a number of Pod times available which we will confirm with you once you join.
**Update on call times – our morning session is currently full. Currently, we have a lunchtime call from 1pm and 2pm and an afternoon call from 4pm to 5pm (London, UK Time) **
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 our calls, simply post it in our Facebook Group and Karen will answer it there for you.
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.
If I don't want to carry on with the next cycle, how easy is it to leave Momentum?
We operate on a hop-on-hop-off basis so before the start of each new Momentum Cycle (January, May and September) we will check in with you to confirm whether you wish to continue and re-confirm the members of each Pod. Thus there is a natural close if you feel one or two Momentum cycles are all you need. If your situation changes and you need to leave during a Momentum cycle, please reach out to us as soon as possible as we may be able to transfer your Momentum membership to the next cycle. (Please note that this is not guaranteed but we always do as much as we can to support you through any critical changes in your circumstances.)
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 love Karen's straight talking, no-bullshit approach.Sam Pilling
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
Next programme starts January 7th 2019
Join our next Momentum cycle
Starting January 7th
Select to pay in full £980 +VAT and get a BONUS 121 "Big Vision" call with Karen
£245 +VAT a month for 4 months
Power Play Membership
Upgrade for 121 Mentoring with Karen
Plus invitation to private Mastermind Day in London
Select to pay in full £1980 +VAT and get a BONUS 121 "Big Vision" call with Karen
£495 +VAT a month for 4 months
Want to speak to us before you join?
If you're unsure whether this is really the right programme for you or you want to check times and dates of any of the live sessions, call us during UK office hours on (01428) 607745 or email Alexia Padgham at Alexia@KarenSkidmore.com