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Ready to play your bigger game?

Welcome to Momentum, the business growth community for the change makers, the visionaries, the go-it-aloners … micro-business owners who want to make a difference, make money and thrive in the process.

It’s time to make the difference you’re here to make

The pace of life and our benchmarks for success are becoming unattainable and, for most people like you who decide to go-it-alone and to start and grow your own business, you are probably finding it harder than ever to make things work. You have big ideas, but when you are working on your own, the isolation can often let your fears and doubts drown your ambition.

Technology should be improving your ability to thrive, but it seems to be that it’s just helping more of us to strive. The pace of life is speeding up and as your to-do lists get longer, it gets harder and harder to keep up. There’s every chance you’ve already discovered that following formulas and blueprints is only getting you so far.

If you’ve realised it’s time for you to approach your business growth journey differently, then you’re in the right place.

You can’t afford to let your dreams and vision go unrealised

Your potential to make a difference is huge, but there’s a big problem when you over-estimate what you can do in day, and yet under-estimate what you can achieve in a year. 

When you join Momentum, you stop running your business from to-do lists and move away from short-term tactical thinking, and take action on the projects that are going to leap you forward.

Whether you join us for just one planning cycle or decide to play big and join for a whole year, you will be amazed by what you’re capable of achieving when you have the right plan, support and accountability in place.

Momentum in a nutshell

An ongoing programme that supports and stretches you at every stage of your business growth.

  • Growth Strategies  - 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
  • Focused Action - 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.

Courage

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.

Structure

Clear planning processes, accountability and reviews to keep you on track

Self-Care

Keep your health and wellbeing central to your growth plans to ensure you don’t burn out in the process

Stretch

Expand your thinking and get brave about what you really want to achieve in your business

Support

Expert mentoring and advice, as well as support from your community members to make sure you are never alone.

“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

Set the foundations for your growth plans, get clear on your Big Vision and the key projects to focus on over the next 90 days. You'll also be setting your sales targets and be shown exactly how many leads and prospects you need to enable this to happen so you know exactly what marketing strategy to take on.

Stage Two: 90 Day Plan

Follow a live step-by-step workshop session, led by Karen Skidmore, 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.

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.

How long is the Momentum programme?

Momentum works either as a year long or four month programme, depending on where you are on your business growth journey and what it is you want to achieve.

One Year Membership

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 may know you need to build your dream team and take on new people over the next year. You may be ready to scale up what it is you offer and start to build your business either digitally or via the agency route.

You’ll follow three Momentum planning cycles across the year, as well as have access to three in-person Impact Mastermind Days, monthly Business Impact masterclasses during the 90 day planning cycle and 121 coaching calls to support you on your journey.

Four Month Membership

For those of you have a shorter-term project that you want help implementing, such as launching a new online programme or increasing your visibility, then join us just for the one planning cycle. We offer 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 renew your membership.

Taking this four month membership option also allows you to dip your toes in the water if you want to try out the experience of Momentum before deciding to embark on the full year’s journey. You can upgrade at any point from the cycle membership to the full annual membership. Just let us know and we will talk you through the options available to you.

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

Business Heartbeat Training

Before you begin your 90 Day Planning process, we get you to set your sales targets and decide exactly how much income you want to generate. The reason for this is because it’s easy to end up chasing ‘more clients’, which gets you stuck in the trenches. Once you work out what your capacity is for taking on new clients over the next 90 days, you will be able to work out exactly how many leads and prospects you need to ensure you are making the right income flow, which in turns helps you decide on what 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 & Masterclasses (for Impact Members)

For our Impact Members who decide to join us for a full year of Momentum, you will be invited to regular Business Impact Masterclasses and a Business Impact Mastermind Day once every cycle. These events are designed to give you the thinking, structure and advice to help you make a bigger difference for your clients, your community, your cause and/or your charity of choice.

The Masterclasses will take place virtually during the course of the year and will always be recorded for you to watch back if you can’t attend them on the day. They will be designed to deep dive into specific impact topics and give you realistic and do-able ideas and projects to help you evoke change, increase your contribution to your local or global community 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 who decide to join us for a full year of Momentum, you also get 6 hours of 121 coaching which you can book at any time during your one year membership. 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 Clinics

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 clinic call every Monday lunchtime if you want a quick question answered, need to get feedback on your marketing plans 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 List Love email marketing, GID School (pricing, positioning and packaging your offers), How to Hire a VA and sales training masterclasses.

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.

Each Accountability Report you submit during your time with Momentum has an impact not just on your business; we donate a one month hygiene kit for girls in Kenya for every report. You help more girls in Kenya stay in school, which is not only integral to the well being of individual girls but also raises the economic and employment opportunities of the whole community and have an enormous impact over many years.

OK, so what’s the investment in Momentum?

As you can see, Momentum is not “just another online course” that will spin you out into more busy-ness. Momentum is a comprehensive and insightful group mentoring programme, lasting 4 to 12 months, that gives you personalised advice, support and the accountability structure for you to take action on a plan that will grow your business.

Accepting new members right now for the next cycle starting on the 9th September

One Cycle Membership

£1,500 +VAT
Join for just one 4 month cycle
Next one starting September 2019

Select payment in full for £1,300 +VAT and save £200

£375 +VAT a month for 4 months

Impact Membership

£6,000 +VAT
Play your biggest game and join us for 12 months
Includes Business Impact Masterclasses, Mastermind Days and 121 coaching

Select payment in full £5,500 +VAT and save £500

£2,000 +VAT initial payment and then £400 +VAT a month for 10 months

Want to speak to us before you join?

If you want to talk to us about whether Momentum is the right programme for you right now or you want to check times and dates of any of the live sessions, either call us during UK office hours on (01428) 607745 or email Alexia Padgham at [email protected] to arrange a call with one of our senior coaches.

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

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.

Founder

Karen Skidmore is the founder of Momentum. 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.

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.

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.

Can I enrol for one cycle then switch to the annual membership?

Yes. You can upgrade at any point from one cycle to annual membership. Just let us know and we can talk you through the different options. 

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.
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

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

Accepting new members right now for the next cycle starting on the 9th September

One Cycle Membership

£1,500 +VAT
Join for just one 4 month cycle
Next one starting September 2019

Select payment in full for £1,300 +VAT and save £200

£375 +VAT a month for 4 months

Impact Membership

£6,000 +VAT
Play your biggest game and join us for 12 months
Includes Business Impact Masterclasses, Mastermind Days and 121 coaching

Select payment in full £5,500 +VAT and save £500

£2,000 +VAT initial payment and then £400 +VAT a month for 10 months

Want to speak to us before you join?

If you want to talk to us about whether Momentum is the right programme for you right now or you want to check times and dates of any of the live sessions, either call us during UK office hours on (01428) 607745 or email Alexia Padgham at [email protected] to arrange a call with one of our senior coaches.

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

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