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Ignite your profit. Unleash your impact. Thrive in the process.

If you are working harder than ever just to stay on top of everything that needs to be done each day and you’ve realised it’s now time to get the structure, help and support to take charge of how you run and grow your business, then you’re in the right place.

A one year business growth and leadership journey to unlock your potential

“A brilliant mix of high level strategy help and practical details whatever level you are at.”

Frances, Sleep Expert & Coach

Running a business is exhausting for many right now. Work has been squeezed in around homeschooling or caring for family members. Many have had to crisis manage and made big changes in the way they work with clients.

For those of you who feel fortunate to have plenty of work coming your way, it’s easy to prioritise your clients’ needs and then find that you don’t have the time to work on your own business development and professional ambitions.

But what if making money goals doesn’t have to gazump your desire to make a difference?

And that you can do the work that you love to do, in a way that fuels you, rather than burn you out?

“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

Working with Karen is like having a non-Exec Director in your business.

At every meeting, I am impressed with how well Karen is able to get inside the skin of my business. Not only does she offer her expertise generously and without ego, she does it in a way which both challenges and supports. Her ability to hone in on what is needed NOW in my business, and how she helps me find ways to prioritise that through all my busyness, is so helpful.

For the first time in years I feel I am truly working on my business and not just in it.

I love the principal of discipline and frequency of our Pod Calls, and being self driven through the process at the same time as being supported not just by the Momentum coaching team, but by the other members too. If you are serious about making your business work better for you, you need a process, but that doesn’t have to be spreadsheets and hard work. Momentum makes it enjoyable, especially knowing you’re going to get supported, guided, and held.

 

Kate, CEO of motivational leadership training company

Our proven Grow Strong™ planning process that unlocks your profit, unleashes your impact and allows you to thrive

Three times a year, you follow our proven planning process to stretch your impact potential and put in the right processes, systems and team to support you so that you can grow without burnout.

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Momentum is the engine behind my revenue growth.

If I were to describe my approach pre-Momentum, I was playing at working for myself. Now I really feel master of my destination. Karen’s been instrumental in helping me formulate the marketing for my own white paper service. I’m 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. Momentum has made me see my strengths 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, marketing consultant

Why Momentum Works

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.

Structure

Our proven Grow Strong™ planning process, accountability and reviews get you focused on what matters and then keep you on track. The structure is flexible enough to fit your personal goals and circumstances and go at a pace that suits you, your health and wellbeing needs and time you want to spend with family and friends.

Stretch

Expand your thinking and get brave about what you really want to achieve in your business. We challenge you in the way you approach and think about 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.

Self-Care

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.

Support

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.

Momentum has helped me become the business person I want to be in life, not just work. 

Some business growth programmes are rigid over when and how they are done, but with Momentum I have been given the structure and support to become brave enough to flex myself and grow in confidence in running my business.

Some of the projects I needed help with included getting a fully functioning website up and running, to set up and run a regular podcast, as well as launching a new Mastermind programme.  All of these meant I had to learn new things and by using the Momentum planning process I have not only achieved all of these, I even got my new Mastermind programme up and running far quicker than I imagined possible. I launched and filled the programme within a month, and ended up having the programme oversubscribed. Thinking 10 members would be amazing, I actually ended up with 15 members. The income from this has more than paid for my year’s Impact membership!

Marion Ellis, Managing Director & Community Leader

Who is in our Momentum community?

Momentum attracts professionals, freelancers and small business owners from all walks of life. We have a wonderfully eclectic mix of businesses, including MD’s of training companies and consultancies, marketing consultants, coaches and therapists, and owners of accountancy firms and clinics.

What they all have in common is the desire to run and grow their business with more ease and flow.

They are ready to make a deeper impact with their clients, discover how to turn their business into a force for good whilst also increasing their profits, and they want the help and support to be stretched and fulfil their potential.

They want to be part of a connected community who understand what it’s like to be working for yourself, and cheer each other on, every step of the way.

 

“Momentum has been a business catalyst for speeding up my growth. Being stretched and challenged has been incredible​.”

Joy, MD of corporate training company

Ready to take a longer-term approach to your business growth and significantly increase your business impact?

Ready to scale up? For those of you who want to scale up, you will get the help to build and recruit the team you may need to support your growth and be shown what revenue streams to create, as well as what to sell, how to sell it and what business model will work best for you.

Want to make your business easier to run? For those of you prefer to have a smaller, boutique style business, you will shown what boundaries to put in place and how to structure your services to enable you to work less hours and yes still increase your profitability.

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.

“I now feel strong and, whilst I’ve always been clear about what I do, I’m now even more confident and proud of what I do and the value that it adds, and for that, I feel great. I have learnt to think like a CEO and make decisions to help me be more sustainable for the future.”

Catriona, Specialist Financial Planner for later life planning

It’s the confidence I feel about my growth that I really like; how to grow, scale and use my associates and networks to sell more programmes and support more organisations.

I can honestly say that the last eighteen months I have grown the most I have ever grown in my career. The work I have done with Karen has been instrumental in this. The stretch and support from someone saying “you really can do this” is incredible.

Karen has been a business catalyst for speeding up my growth. Being stretched and challenged, and learning from Karen’s experience has been incredible. I like to surround myself with people who stretch me, but don’t treat me as though I am ignorant.

Joy, MD of corporate training company

What’s the investment in Momentum?

As you can see, Momentum is not “just another marketing programme”. Momentum is a comprehensive and insightful business growth programme that focuses on increasing your profitability, impact potential and putting in the right structure, processes and team to enable you to have a business that’s a joy to work in.  

And we’ve been running Momentum since 2018 and helped more than 60 members embrace our Grow Strong™ planning process, so we know what works!

Everything is included in your annual membership; the structure, support and the accountability grows with you, at every step of your journey. If you want to include 1-2-1 monthly mentoring and coaching to give you that extra deep dive and mentoring time, we’ve got you covered in our Impact Membership.

Core Membership

£4,000 +VAT for the year

Start your journey with a 90 minute CEO Strategy Session with Karen Skidmore, Lead Trainer and Founder of Momentum. 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.

Then you’ll follow three Grow Strong™ 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.

 

Impact Membership

£7,000 +VAT to include monthly coaching & mastermind mornings

Dive deeper into your growth journey and get a 1-2-1 coaching support each month.

Plus spend valuable time with Karen Skidmore once every cycle and take part in our Impact Mastermind Mornings.

You’ve 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.

I love Karen’s down to earth, no-nonsense approach. She gets a sense of what is really going on, taps into the nitty gritty and pushes the buttons enough to encourage everyone in the group to take action, without them feeling uncomfortable. The structure is in place to create the whole 90 day plan, as well as the longer term visioning and following it up.

It’s been fantastic to have a 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, Consumer Brand Marketer

Currently onboarding new members for our next cycle starting May 2021

Here's what to do now

1) Book An Exploration Call

If you want to talk through your options, schedule a call with us. We will help you decide whether your business is ready for Momentum and discuss which level of membership is right for you, payment plan options, as well as the times and dates of our Pod Calls 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]

2) Send Us An Email

Got a question about how Momentum works?

Then ping Karen Skidmore an email at [email protected] and she'll happily answer any questions you may have about the work that we do here.

3) Request a brochure

If you want to take some time and read through the details of what is included in your annual membership, download our brochure.

Working with Karen has made me think way more about how I feel about myself, and as a result I have matured as a businesswoman.

I feel so comfortable with Karen and her community because I feel everyone genuinely cares. In the past I’ve felt outside of a community, but I don’t think I’ve ever felt so comfortable and I can just be myself. Karen’s energy is so right for me and it makes me learn just by observing the way she is.

If you are considering Momentum, my recommendation is to just do it! For people who want to grow at a really good, comfortable pace it’s perfect; it’s stretching but achievable. There’s no doubt that joining Momentum has been the best business coaching/mentoring decision to date, and I have spent tens of thousands of pounds in this area over the years! 

 

Dany, Leading Fertility Emotional Well-Being Expert & Trainer

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 and experienced coach, exceptionally brilliant at spotting patterns of thinking that stop many from achieving their growth plans. She helps Momentum clients implement all the different pieces of the sale process itself - ensuring they’re set up to generate sales quickly and with ease – as well as diving into 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 the right business opportunities start to flow; seemingly effortlessly.

Founder & Lead Mentor

Karen has 25+ years business experience and set up her first coaching business in 2004. She 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 does the Grow Strong planning process work?

Our Grow Strong™ planning process is a 5 step process that starts with your purpose and vision, lasers in on the sales targets you need to make, maps out two key projects that will both stretch you, as well as lay the foundations for sustainable growth, and then incorporates a health and wellbeing rhythm to support you. We guide you every step of the way with live training sessions, templates and in person clinics. 

What you end up with is a simple, yet powerful, one page 90 day plan which helps you achieve your longer-term goals whilst still being able to manage the day-to-day of your business. You will be expected to submit your plan, which we use to help keep you accountable and on track over the following three months, whilst providing the mentoring and support whilst you implement.

What exactly do I get when I join Momentum?

We have a comprehensive programme of training to support your business growth plans. The core of the programme is our Grow Strong planning process, which takes place in the first 3 weeks of each cycle. Then as you start to implement your 90 day plan, you join your Pod on fortnightly group calls and submit a weekly Accountability Report on your progress.

Every four weeks, we run a Review & Redo planning session to realign your plan and adjust any milestones that need reviewing. And then help you drill down to what your next 4 week action plan will be. Throughout the 90 day plans, you will be asked to maintain your Health & Wellbeing rhythm to ensure you look after yourself during the process. Business growth isn’t just about the business; how well you look after your physical, mental and spiritual needs are critical to your success.

During each planning cycle, we run Masterclasses and extra training, depending on what’s needed by our members. And you have access to a whole library of online training programmes in our Momentum Hub.

There’s a lot, I know! Which is why we recommend you get a copy of our Momentum brochure which outlines everything in detail. 

When do the group calls take place?

During your time in Momentum, you will be working in a smaller pod of between 6 and 10 people. This allows us to deep dive into any challenges or help you may need, as well as make you feel part of a team who cheers each other along every step of the way.

Currently, we have our fortnightly Pod group calls happen on Mondays and Wednesdays. We have a number of Pod times available which we will confirm with you when we speak. All calls are recorded so if you do miss one, you’ll get to listen back to the recording in your own time. And in between your Pod Calls, you have a dedicated Facebook Group or you can join us on the weekly Monday Mojo calls which are 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 not able to attend on week, don’t worry; you won’t ever get behind because you’re taking action on your own plan.

Why are there only 3 planning cycles in Momentum, when there are 4 quarters in a year?

Momentum runs as a one year programme that opens up for new members three times a year, and follows the flow of a 90 day plan.

Although traditional 90 day planning works on a quarterly basis, here in Momentum you work on a trimester cycle. 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, as well as more time and in depth thinking for your planning at the start. 

We think that most small businesses would be wise to stop thinking in terms of quarters, and embrace our trimester ebb and flow. It’s critical if you want to stop burn out, as well as increase your opportunity to grow your purposeful profit potential.

What's included in your Momentum Hub course library?

During your membership, you will have access to an online library of courses to up skill your selling and marketing know-how as and when you need to. Courses currently in the Hub 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 ChallengeHow To Create Conversations That Fuel Your Business – A 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.
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. We have a thriving community, with some members having been with us for more than three years, and run regular social meet-ups for our past and present members. 

How do I access the group sessions? Is everything virtual now?

Yup. All our group calls and training 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.

Is Momentum just for women?

Whilst the majority of our members have been women to date, the content, support and accountability is not gender specific and we welcome men who would like to take part in our Momentum experience.

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, most of our members are focused on expanding and evolving consultancy business models, hiring small teams and adapting their previous face to face services to virtual offers. 

Many of our Pod call discussions are focused around clarity of offers, pricing and positioning, increasing impact opportunities and managing teams of associates.

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.

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.

Catherine, Leadership and Transition Coach

Currently onboarding new members for our next cycle starting May 2021

Here's what to do now

1) Book An Exploration Call

If you want to talk through your options, schedule a call with us. We will help you decide whether your business is ready for Momentum and discuss which level of membership is right for you, payment plan options, as well as the times and dates of our Pod Calls 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]

2) Send Us An Email

Got a question about how Momentum works?

Then ping Karen Skidmore an email at [email protected] and she'll happily answer any questions you may have about the work that we do here.

3) Request a brochure

If you want to take some time and read through the details of what is included in your annual membership, download our brochure.

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

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

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

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