Momentum

NOUN [U] /məˈmɛntəm/ The force and energy that keeps a business moving and developing after it has started

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Our next 90 Day Planning Cycle starts again 14th January 2019.
Limited places available.

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The 90 Day Planning Process that revolutionises the way you think and do business.

Momentum takes you from confusion and overwhelm to clarity and direction.

Momentum in a nutshell

  • Clarity - Get clear on what will really grow you and your business
  • No Hype - Grounded, practical advice based on what's right for you and the way you want to do business
  • Confidence - Make decisions quickly and have the courage to do the stuff you've been pulling back from
  • Focused Action - No over-whelming library of latest "shiny shiny" marketing to distract you from your plan
  • Feel Lifted - Be part of an inspiring group of game changers and business leaders

A group programme with a difference

  • The Big Vision Process - get clear on your bigger game and the difference you're here to make
  • The 90 Day Planning Morning - a live planning session that will show you step by step how to create your next 90 Day Plan
  • 90 Day Planning Templates - to give you a clear and simple structure to follow
  • Twice Monthly Pod Calls - hosted by Karen Skidmore to answer your questions quickly and keep you on track with your progress
  • 1-2-1 Mentoring - opportunity to upgrade if you feel you want to supercharge your progress
  • Private Facebook Group - to ask for help and share ideas
  • Marketing Critiques - give your emails, website copy, sales pages and brochures some serious WOW factor
  • Weekly Accountability - check in with your progress every week and keep track of your results

Who is Momentum for?

If you’re done with chasing over-hyped marketing ideas. If you’ve had enough of “yet another online course”.

If you’re fed up and frustrated that you don’t seem to be getting any traction on your big ideas.

If you love the freedom of being your own boss but without accountability or direction or focus, you’re drowning in information overload.

Then Momentum is for you.

  • You need to make more sales but the stuff you’re spending your time on isn’t working.
  • You want to launch your new programme or product, but you never seem to have the time or motivation to make it happen.
  • 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 want 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 work for you and your business and you’ll be kept fully supported and on track with our unique Momentum Accountability System.

Our 90 Day Planning system gives you clear direction on where to build and grow your business, and the regular mentoring calls support you 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.

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.

“Entrepreneurial burnout is rife. It’s time to stop chasing the 7-Figure dream and pushing hard to make “it” happen. We need a new way of approaching business growth to allow us to step up, 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.

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

Imagine waking up every Monday, knowing that you are exactly on the right path and doing the right stuff to achieve your business vision and growth plans. You feel energised, creative and in flow. Plus you’re deeply connected with a collaborative and courageous group of like-minded business owners who are all cheering you on from the sidelines.

Momentum runs as a monthly club that follows the natural flow of a 90 Day business cycle, three times a year. We know that there are four quarters in a year but, in our experience, we see far more business owners like you thrive when a review and replenishment period is added into the planning process. Thus, we have three 90 Day Cycles starting in January, May and September.

Each 90 Day Cycle starts with getting clear on your vision and long-term strategy and then we take you through our bespoke 90 Day Planning Process. What follows next is our regular Pod Calls and the Momentum Accountability System, which keeps you on track, along with practical, down-to-earth advice and mentoring directly from Karen Skidmore. 

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 Momentum Planning & Implementation Process

What’s Included

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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 two short online courses, 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.)

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.

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.

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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.

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.

To get 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, the price is just £245 a month.

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 pay just £395 a month (Power Play membership spots are limited).

Momentum is currently in session.

Our next 90 Day Planning Cycle starts again 14th January 2019.
Limited places available.

Get On The Invite List For Our Next Cycle

Congratulations and thank you! You're on the list. You'll be the first to know when our doors open up again for our next Momentum cycle.

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

Want to know exactly how Momentum works? Watch this short video …

How do the 90 Day Planning Mornings work?

In the first 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 second 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 now full. Currently, we have a lunchtime call from 12noon to 1pm 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 all our members have been women to date and we 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 of your first month’s subscription in the first 30 days of joining Momentum. 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 want to cancel, how easy is it to leave Momentum?

At the start of each new 90 Day 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 90 Day Business Cycle, all we need is 7 days notice to cancel your subscription and access to the programme. (Please note: we can not refund monthly subscriptions once you have passed the first month guarantee period.)

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.

Momentum is currently in session.

Our next 90 Day Planning Cycle starts again 14th January 2019.
Limited places available.

Get On The Invite List For Our Next Cycle

Congratulations and thank you! You're on the list. You'll be the first to know when our doors open up again for our next Momentum cycle.

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

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