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Experience the difference between striving for success … and thriving because of your success

You’ve got plans for how you’d like to grow your business, improve your income, and the way you live your life. But for most business owners these plans never quite materialise.

Not because they are not possible; but often because of mental overload.

Every day your business gives you more stuff to add to your ever-increasing to-do-list. Your social feeds are full of successful-looking, shiny, happy people, and you get bombarded by ads selling you 6-figure success formulas and the latest marketing funnels.

You can’t help but feel yourself drive harder and harder, trying to keep up with it all.

When there are a million competing priorities for your attention, you end up bouncing from one task to the next, especially if you are navigating health issues, parenting, or eldercare. 

This constant fire-fighting means you miss out on seeing the bigger picture and the potential for you to relax and enjoy your business.

It’s time to open yourself up to fresh thinking and a new perspective and surround yourself with a peer group who are taking action on stuff that is moving their business forward, feeling focused, motivated, and being held accountable.

Welcome to Momentum

Although traditional 90-day planning works on a quarterly basis, here in Momentum you work with a trimester cycle. This allows you to embrace the natural rhythms of your life and harness a more gentle energy for growth that is missing so much in business advice today.

And no, this definitely doesn’t mean soft or fluffy!

Weekly accountability and fortnightly group calls keep you supported throughout your journey, and you have full access to an online library of courses, as well as our team of experienced coaches to upskill your selling, marketing, product development, and business process know-how as and when you need to.

We see far more business owners, like you, thrive and achieve greater results when you have the space to breathe between the planning cycles; time to review your progress, reconnect with your longer-term vision, and realign your goals and adjust your pace as you move forward.

Everyone in the Momentum community is working towards their own business vision with a growth plan that works best for them, their clients, their way of working, and their lifestyle. 

So rest assured, there is no ‘one-size-that-fits-all’ advice given, or any need to fall into the comparisonitis trap. No one gets left behind because you have a bespoke plan, and go at your own pace.

Why Momentum Works

You’ll get the grounded, practical business advice that is synonymous with Karen Skidmore’s reputation as a business mentor but what really makes this programme stand out from other business growth programmes is …

Real Accountability

Weekly Accountability Reports that are tracked by our Grow Strong Coaches; we comment on and track each one so that if you go missing or hide away, we’ll reach out and check in with you.

Fortnightly Pod Calls for peer-to-peer support and advice from your Grow Strong Coach; to help you make sound business decisions, keep yougoing when times are tough,and stretch you to play a biggergame when you need to.

Gentle, Nurturing Support

The expertise, innovation, and creativity to help you thrive, no matter what comes your way; we challenge you in the way you approach and think about your business, help you avoid getting stuck in firefighting, and steer you to make decisions that support your happiness.

The critical importance of self-care; we keep your health and wellbeing central to your growth plans to ensure you don’t burn out in the process and keep you connected to your energy flow, allowing you to go at a pace that enables you to build on your success sustainably.

Community

Knowing you are not alone and being able to tap into the knowledge of others who understand what it takes to run and grow your own business.

Feeling part of a team that cheers each other along every step of the way, as well as giving each other the support and understanding when anyone feels they are struggling.

What’s included

Fortnightly Pod Calls & Weekly Monday Mojo Calls 

You will be put into smaller groups, which we call Pods, and meet up every fortnight on a group call. Plus you have the option of joining the weekly live Mojo call every Monday if you want to get help in prioritising your week ahead or simply want a burst of mojo to kick start your week. 

Momentum Accountability System 

Weekly Accountability Reports to learn from your week and know exactly what’s next to keep moving forward. Plus for each report you submit, we make a donation to our partner charity, The Hunger Project, to scale the impact you create. 

Programme Manual & Templates 

Posted out to all new members is our gorgeous orange manual complete with templates, tabbed dividers, checklists, and a glossary of terms – everything you need to keep you organised every step of the way. 

Access to The Hub & Regular Live Masterclasses 

Whatever you need to fulfill your growth plans, we’ve got you covered. As well as regular live Masterclasses on topics from prospecting, marketing systems, and mindset, to managing teams, hiring associates, and money management, you also have access to an online library of courses to upskill your selling and marketing know-how as and when you need to. 

121 Business & Mindset Coaching (for Impact Members) 

Monthly 121 coaching with one of our Grow Strong coaches to deep dive into your Grow Strong Plans, sanity check ideas, and get help with any business challenges you find yourself up against. 

Engaged & Uplifting Community 

Your smaller pod makes Momentum intimate enough to give you personalised support, as well as give you the opportunity to connect and share with other inspiring entrepreneurs in the bigger community. 

What’s your commitment?

Your time …

At the start of each planning cycle, three times a year, we take you by the hand and help you create your Grow Strong Plan which will be your road map for the following 12 weeks.

How much time you need to implement will depend on what’s in your plan which is why we always ensure you DON’T take on too much and get overwhelmed.

We want you to succeed so we focus you on LESS to give you MORE.

Your commitment …

Whatever your needs are, we’ve got the structure, support, and accountability that grows with you at every step of your journey. Choose the monthly membership to suit your budget; get 121 coaching from the start, or join us on Core and upgrade at any point.

All memberships have an initial minimum four month contract, followed by rolling monthly membership.

Ask us about our bonus Strategy Session if you prefer to pay upfront for one year.

Your investment …

We have two levels of membership to give you flexibility and opportunities to expand as you grow: Impact takes you all the way with monthly coaching throughout your year and personal strategy support from Karen Skidmore and our Core Membership gives you access to all areas of Momentum, including your accountability pod.

Monthly membership starts from as little as £290*

*Prices are exclusive of VAT

Register your interest today

Results from our members

10% growth in sales in my first year, and forecasting a further 30% growth this year.

Momentum provides the balance of practical support and know-how, with accountability, planning, and process. It has given me the space to refine and define my vision, made me crystal clear about who I want to work with – and how – and the practical steps I need to take. It has made me accountable, given me a support network, challenged me, and held me high in celebration.

I had my highest grossing revenue month ever in my first year in Momentum – and a 10% growth in sales across the year which took me across the VAT threshold. I am forecasting a further 30% growth this year. But the crucial measure for a sustainable business is profit. Profit has increased tenfold. I also now attract more of my ideal clients and more of the work I want to do.

Emma Insley
CEO Emma Insley Consulting Ltd

Momentum is the engine behind my revenue growth; best revenue quarter I’ve ever experienced.

If I were to describe my approach pre-Momentum, I was playing at working for myself. Now I really feel master of my destination. This experience has been instrumental in helping me formulate the marketing for my own white paper service, and I am just at the end of the best revenue quarter I’ve ever experienced and sold up all my available time from now until the end of the year so Momentum really has taken me to the next level.

I’ve been able to package my services and put into place more operational procedures, and I’ve been able to see what my strengths are, as well as the areas I need to develop. The structure and simplicity of Momentum has leaped me forward on a few quality projects rather than just inching forward on lots of projects.

Being part of Momentum has shown me to lift my head up from the day-to-day doing and keep my eye on the bigger picture. I know now what I want to be and what I stand for. It sounds so simple but it’s hugely powerful. 

Lois Dabrowski
Specialist in Marketing to HR

Helped me to dig deep into the commercial aspects of my business, unpicking my expenditure and articulating the true value I was offering.

It’s given me the space and encouragement to work on my vision. The coaching team has the knack of being both relaxed and focused – and knows exactly when to challenge and question me. I have far greater clarity from being able to bring ideas and thoughts to the calls, and to talk through my ideas and get opinions. It’s a safe space to be part of.

I’ve also been given a reason to be accountable. Momentum gives you the tools to learn more about your business and the opportunity to get alternative and external views on those challenges you might otherwise be working through on your own – and that’s invaluable.

Sam Palmer
Founder of Midlife Makeover

The calibre of the others in the programme is a huge benefit. In surrounding yourself with really good people, there’s a very real collective benefit.

I had a good business with plenty of work – a freelance learning and development specialist working with organisations face-to-face to develop team effectiveness and leadership skills. I had great clients and loved what I did. But the COVID pandemic hit me hard as firms cancelled talent development and focused attention on other HR issues; it was a stressful time. Coming out of the pandemic, business picked up rapidly with my clients all wanting my input again. I was overwhelmed with requests for work and a full diary. I knew I had a choice. Either to go back to as it had been with me selling and delivering entirely face-to-face training which meant my capacity was quickly reached – or to change how I operated. I knew it was time to re-look at my business model.

Joining Momentum helped me address some of the trickier areas that I might have otherwise ignored. I was helped to spot signs of hazards long before I reach them, so I can take action. My work in Momentum has highlighted some of the gaps in knowledge of running a bigger business, with a different operating model. It was the prompt I needed to dig deeper and be able to access the data I needed to make decisions. Now, just being in control of the model and the important figures makes me feel more like the sort of person who is strategic. I’ve been able to focus on the right things as CEO and leader of my business.

Elaine Gosden
CEO of Blue Gnu Consulting Ltd

The right balance of structure and emotional support for strong growth.

For a number of years my business had been a bit of a roller coaster: from high revenue to very low months. In 2019, it began to rise again and 2020 was looking good – my business was growing and I was feeling well. Then COVID-19 kicked in, and my turnover instantly dropped by some 80%. I joined Momentum at a time when I could least afford it, but I knew if my business was to survive I couldn’t do it alone. I wanted to rebuild a robust business that would sustain me – in good times and bad – and do so in a different way than before.

Momentum became the scaffolding that supported me, allowing me to grow personally and express the person I’ve become as I developed my brand. I now have clear business processes, terms of service, and a solid fee structure in place to support my work. For me, Momentum has struck the perfect balance between practical structure and processes, as well as the emotional support needed for strong growth.

Kirsty Innes
Purpose & Brand Consultant

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