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Never has there been a greater need to experience a shift and discover a new way to run your business

We are currently experiencing unprecedented changes to our world right now. And, let’s be clear, many businesses are going to be affected in the coming months. But now, more than ever, is the time to rise up and create the opportunities to serve at your highest potential.

If you are committed to stepping up and thinking strategically about the direction of your business, join our incredible and inspiring community of entrepreneurs, game changers and visionary business leaders who are making the space to pause, pivot and plan.

Book your ticket now for this live stream event and get the clarity on what the right business model, pricing, processes and team to have in place to enable you to play bigger, even in this time of crisis.

 

Thursday April 2nd 2020

Tickets available right now from just £125 +VAT

We start the day at 9.30am and finish at 5pm (UK Time).

Your ticket includes all day access to our interactive training day which is being live streamed from our brand new home TV studio.

You will be getting the opportunity to speak directly with Karen Skidmore and her True Profit Team, work in smaller breakout groups during the day and network over lunch and coffee breaks. No need to travel - you simply need a web cam, mic and a wifi connection.

PLEASE NOTE: This is a live event and we are NOT recording this event to be accessed as a recording at this time.

Pause

Pivot

Plan

People

Unprecedented Times

There’s no doubt the world of business is changing significantly right now. And will continue to do so at a rapid pace in the coming weeks and months.

You’ve probably already experienced the huge shift into virtual and digital delivery for every type of business. This is NOT a short term problem that is going to go away.

Businesses that offer their services in-person are having to shift quickly and invest time and money into not only working out ways of how to retain and keep serving their clients and customer base, but also how to adapt to a new way of working and doing business. Many people are already feeling panic and the urgent need to ‘just do something’ to ensure they survive over the coming months.

Those who already offer online programmes and products are going to find themselves facing increased competition as even more businesses translate their offers into digital courses and memberships. We are going to experience a massive surge in supply and many businesses are going to compete on price because they feel this will be the only way to attract customers in the coming months. It will be easy to be caught up in this as you watch so many of your competitors and colleagues want to make quick decisions.

Everything is shifting fast and, when there is no end in sight, it’s incredibly hard to avoid any form of fear to seep into your thinking right now. These uncertain times are causing some people to hunker down, reduce costs and try to weather the storm. Others will tear up their business plans and knee-jerk into taking action on ideas that could end up distracting them.

Neither path is helping them see the True Profit opportunities and help them take a strategic approach to ensure they not only survive, but come out stronger in the long term.

Now, more than ever, is the time to pause, pivot and plan and ensure you have the right people around you to enable you to play your bigger game and rise up to embrace your fullest potential.

What’s been said about previous Play Your Bigger Game events

For the past three years, we have run this day as a live, in-person event. We have made the decision that, rather than postpone our previously advertised in-person event, we needed to step up and play our bigger game by embracing the technology available to us and run this as a live stream event. We’ve also redesigned the content of the day to give you a brand new level of our Play Your Bigger Game content, never delivered before.

Here’s what people have said about our previous events when we have run these at our training venue.

‘You’ve helped me see how I can play bigger, have a year launch plan and not have to sacrifice who I am.’ Tiffany

‘You’ve reminded me to focus on simplicity.’ Dany

‘The day has built on what I’ve learnt in your book, True Profit Business, beautifully and meeting others has helped get clarity and challenge what my business could be.’ Kathryn

‘It was fantastic how Karen simplified business stuff that would normally have me tied in knots! I came away with clarity and focus as well as enthusiasm for my business and a deep satisfaction having spent the day with other wonderful and supportive business owners.’ Vivienne

What you’ll get from the day

Re-Evaluate And Re-Boot Your Thinking

In these difficult times, it’s more important than ever to tune into the different energies that you have at your disposal so that you can find and connect with a path that is going to take you forward with purpose.

A Business & Pricing Strategy That's Right For You

Discover the right business model and pricing strategy will enable you to not only survive the coming months, but also to see how you can build sustainably for the future.

Courageous And Connected Community

Even though you may be in self-isolation, you will come away feeling re-energised and re-inspired from deeply connecting with others during this virtual event.

Thursday April 2nd 2020

Tickets available right now from just £125 +VAT

We start the day at 9.30am and finish at 5pm (UK Time).

Your ticket includes all day access to our interactive training day which is being live streamed from our brand new home TV studio.

You will be getting the opportunity to speak directly with Karen Skidmore and her True Profit Team, work in smaller breakout groups during the day and network over lunch and coffee breaks. No need to travel - you simply need a web cam, mic and a wifi connection.

PLEASE NOTE: This is a live event and we are NOT recording this event to be accessed as a recording at this time.

Event Schedule

Pause

Session 1 – Bigger Game Thinking

If you are struggling to make your business work right now and concerned about the future, working harder is not the answer. Before we get into the mechanics of business infrastructure, systems and processes, you need to check in with the way you’re thinking about your business.

Everything is shifting fast and, when there is no end in sight, it’s incredibly hard to avoid any form of fear to seep into your thinking right now. These uncertain times are causing some people to hunker down, reduce costs and try to weather the storm. Others will tear up their business plans and knee-jerk into taking action on ideas that could end up distracting them.

This first session of the day is going to stretch your current thinking, show you how to deal with the cycle and flow of your energies and give you strategies on how to deal with the huge challenges ahead. You’ll be pragmatically assessing your current business and running through an audit of the opportunities available to you, as well as the potential threats and weaknesses of your current way of working.

Pivot

Session 2 – Virtual & Digital Business Models

There is no doubt that anyone who serves their client base in person has had to evaluate their virtual and digital options. This has resulted in a huge number of people offer help to get your expertise online and create digital courses and memberships. Some of these people are experts in their field but there are also a lot of people offering well meaning but bad advice on what will ‘work’.

Access to technology and digital marketing can give you hugely profitable ways of growing your business, but they also run the danger of over-complicating how you run your business. There is too much emphasis on the short-term tactics and getting stuff done as quickly as possible, which means you could end up creating an digital offer that maybe cheap enough to attract enough clients, but what you end up with is a unsustainable product that exhausts you.

Before you rush in, it’s important to evalute your options. This session is designed to explore these options and help you see a new business model adnd pricing strategies that can be profitable, purposeful and sustainable for you and your business.

Plan

Session 3 – Planning In A Crisis

If the world feels like it is going to shit, the last thing you may want to do is plan. But knee jerking your way through the next few weeks and months is going to be exhuasting and expensive for you if your ideas to adapt your business don’t work out. You are in danger of spending money and time on projects that distract you from spotting your True Profit opportunities and throwing caution to the wind can eat up valuable cashflow and leave you with nothing, very quickly.

Planning doesn’t have to be dull or constrictive. With the right plan in place, it can still allow you to be creative and free to be flexible and stay in touch with your flow, whilst keeping your energy and resources directed at your bigger vision.

You’ll discover how planning can make all the difference to your future business journey, as well as how to stay agile and adapt your plan quickly, without you losing pace or direction. 

People

Session 4 – Your Dream Team

The people you decide to have in your business can make or break your success, so in this last session of the day, you’ll be looking at who makes up a lean, but highly profitable team to enable you to execute your plans. Plus, you will be assessing your own mental, health and wellbeing needs and working out who you need help and support from in your family, home and personal life.

No matter what level of leadership you decide to take on over the coming months, you NEED the support from others. So let’s ensure you know who those people are before you get on and take action.

An interactive training event to get the right advice needed for your business

This day is different from a typical webinar where you may simply watch and use the chat box. This is a virtual workshop style training day that you will be participating in.

Throughout the day, we are running smaller group discussions, networking time during the coffee and lunch breaks, giving you quiet time to work through various exercises on your own, as well as the opportunites to ask questions directly to Karen Skidmore. 

Up until now, we’ve run this event as an in-person workshop. It has been a real privilege for us to be able to run these events; we love the energy of the room and the energy of the people who are attracted to what we teach. And we are now excited about the prospect of creating this same energy via a live stream. It is our intention that you get the same interaction that we usually get at our in-person days, whether you are on your sofa, in your office or sitting at your kitchen table.

Live streaming isn’t something we would have been brave enough to attempt before. Having run hundreds of webinars over the years, Karen is uplevelling her training and presenting skills to deliver this from her newly put together home TV studio, so we are feeling incredibly thankful for the opportunity for being able to play our bigger game and bring you this day in all it’s full energy and vibe.

Who needs to attend this event

You’re overwhelmed by all your options. You’re seeing a tonne of people offer help to get your expertise online and create digital courses and memberships, but you’re feeling confused about what it is you offering and you’re wondering whether you’re good enough to stand out from everyone else you see on your Facebook newsfeed.

You’re getting caught up with all the tech and feeling lost.

You know you are NEEDED right now … you just don’t know how. If you run a business that supports the spritiuality, health or wellbeing of your clients, then you are probably feeling an immense sense of needing to help more. There is a real danger that you end up giving too much of yourself and burning out in the process.

It’s critical that you take this time to evaluate your strengths and opportunities and create the systems and support network for you and your business that will allow you to rise up and serve, whilst still supporting your own spirituality, health and wellbeing.

You’re ready to take on the next few months but you’re already feeling exhausted. You may be in the situation that you’re having to home school children, look after more vulnerable members of your family and community or find that you are sharing your usually quiet home office with a spouse. Now is not the time to simply ‘work harder’ to get your business to work over the coming months.

It’s a time to pause and assess how you and your team find new ways of working that sustain you.

Meet Your Host For The Day

Hi, I’m Karen Skidmore. I’m known as The Business Catalyst and I believe every business leader has the potential to create a purposeful, playful and profitable business. Over the past few weeks, I have been working deeply with many of Momentum members and helping them identify a way forward in this crisis we are facing right now.

I’ve been running my own coaching and consulting company since 2004. After an 11-year career with Hays Plc, my children were approaching school age and I realised how much I wanted a more flexible and fulfilling professional career.

Within 6 months of starting up, I had been awarded European Social Funds for my Women’s Enterprise Programme and Simply Marketing Workshops, which was instrumental in helping hundreds of women start up their own businesses across Surrey & Sussex. I founded a regional women’s networking group in 2005, created & ran a 100+ membership site for 3 years and launched dozens of online courses and group programmes over the past 13 years.

But in 2012, struggling with adrenal fatigue and hormonal imbalances, I was burnt out from constantly launching new programmes and marketing campaigns. I wanted to play a bigger game but to enable my business to grow and for me to serve more people, it was no longer a case of “work harder”. I had to change the way I and my business worked. And it soon became apparent that my clients wanted this same change.

Today I work as a business growth coach, speaker and author and blend my 25+ years of business experience, humour and inner wisdom to teach True Profit Business, a new way of inspiring and actively supporting my clients to play their bigger games.

 

Thursday April 2nd 2020

Tickets available right now from just £125 +VAT

We start the day at 9.30am and finish at 5pm (UK Time).

Your ticket includes all day access to our interactive training day which is being live streamed from our brand new home TV studio.

You will be getting the opportunity to speak directly with Karen Skidmore and her True Profit Team, work in smaller breakout groups during the day and network over lunch and coffee breaks. No need to travel - you simply need a web cam, mic and a wifi connection.

PLEASE NOTE: This is a live event and we are NOT recording this event to be accessed as a recording at this time.

Feedback from our Playing Your Bigger Game events

“If you want your business to run smoothly and grow with less stress then attend this workshop.” Ruth Sangale

“Karen creates space for you to consider playing your bigger game – not only in terms of what you need to do but also shares greatly, honestly about who she needed to become.  An excellent day in fabulous surroundings.” Sue Revell

“A great gift of objectivity on your business.” Kathryn Meadows

“This day helped me pull together the fuzzy vision & shown me how to integrate planning from big picture to daily task level.” Alison Jones

“I definitely got the boost and refresh that I needed – a huge shot of good, grounded, sensible, fabulous energy. I’ve been to many similar events over the years, sometimes as a participant and sometimes on the organising team, and have sometimes come away with my energy utterly depleted. This event didn’t do that to me; the energy was very different and very ‘right’.” Mary McNeil

“It’s a great event to learn how you can upscale your business.” Mark Terrell

“This event has re-energised me and helped me make connections with people who can help me on the journey.” Lindsey Burrows

“So many insights and takeaways. The one that really springs out was the session about the heartbeat of the business: sales, prospects and leads with campaigns adding/boosting revenue.” Karen Sieben

Frequently Asked Questions

What are your booking terms and conditions?

The full terms and conditions of your booking can be viewed over on this page here: https://karenskidmore.com/event-terms-conditions/

In a nutshell, all tickets are non-refundable two weeks before the event, although if you can’t attend at short notice, you’d be welcome to pass your ticket to friend or colleague (simply let us know their name before the event so we know to expect them). In an unlikely situation that we have to cancel, full refunds will be issued to everyone.

What the logistics for the day?

We are running this event via Zoom and currently in the process of working out excatly the information you need to enable to participate fully in the day. Before the event, you will be getting a workbook to help you get the most of the day and a comprehensive joining pack, including instructions on how to use zoom. 

Are you covering the same content as your previous Play Bigger events?

If you’ve come to one of previous Playing Your Bigger Game events, you will find this event is very different from previous events. 

Not only are we changing our delivery and running this day via our brand new home TV studio, we have completely re-vamped our agenda and created a day unique to what we are experiencing. So although the principles of True Profit remain the same, we think you will love the way we are applying them for your business right now.

Is it an only women event?

Not at all. We welcome both men and women, although, as you can gather from our photos, we find that it is predominately women who attend. But don’t get put off by this.

Because a large percentage of business growth seminars focused on topics such as business models and the mechanics of starting up and growing a business are dominated by male coaches and digital internet marketers, there are very few practical business training events delivered for those entrepreneurs who have ambitions to grow, but without the hustle-and-grind push to succeed or the sole focus of digital options.

As we find ourselves in a brand new decade, you and I don’t need business dumbing down or being made pinker or softer, so you won’t find this event ever being positioned as a female only event. What we need is to fundamentally change the way we all – men and women of all ages – approach business growth to create a purpose-led and sustainable economy.we need to fundamentally change the way we all – men and women of all ages – approach business growth to create a purpose-led and sustainable economy.

Is there a recording I can watch if I can't make it live on the day?

PLEASE NOTE: This is a live event and we are not recording this event to be accessed as a recording at this time. 

Need to ask us a question first before booking?

If we didn’t answer all of your questions here on this page, please email Alexia on [email protected] or click the contact us button below.

What Clients Say About Karen

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

My work/life balance changed almost immediately. My goal was to work less hours so that I would have time to focus on my well being and just under a year later, I have achieved this.  I now rarely have to travel as I have two associates who were former colleagues during my time working for the NHS and they work closely with me and present on my behalf. This is something I would never have dreamed possible before meeting Karen.  I have now also been able to free up valuable time to work on my online courses and to develop and engage with my client list.

Jen Nash

The Eating Blueprint

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

Working with Karen has really made me up my game this year. I have been on a steep learning curve with my business marketing journey and having Karen to help, support, challenge and motivate me has been invaluable in helping me make this year my best year yet. I have finally launched my signature programme “The Wardrobe That Works” (after 2 years in my head!); I have a realistic plan for my business growth as well as the support of a great team of colleagues who will give me honest and constructive feedback.

Gail Morgan

The Image Trainer

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

Working with Karen I was able to grow and expand my business awareness in a small setting with people I have got to know, and whom I trust. I felt we have pushed ourselves more in this environment, but it is also very supportive. It has also enabled me to make some big shifts in my mental attitude about things at work which I was avoiding and finding uncomfortable to deal with, and this shift has and will make a big impact on my business function and profitability.

I love working with Karen as she is tough but with silk gloves, she never makes you feel small but she also knows that you can do more than you are so, it encourages you to raise your game.

Tone Tellesfen Hughes

MD of Luck Yard’s Clinic & Chiropractic Connections

Thursday April 2nd 2020

Tickets available right now from just £125 +VAT

We start the day at 9.30am and finish at 5pm (UK Time).

Your ticket includes all day access to our interactive training day which is being live streamed from our brand new home TV studio.

You will be getting the opportunity to speak directly with Karen Skidmore and her True Profit Team, work in smaller breakout groups during the day and network over lunch and coffee breaks. No need to travel - you simply need a web cam, mic and a wifi connection.

PLEASE NOTE: This is a live event and we are NOT recording this event to be accessed as a recording at this time.

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