A Live One Day Training With Karen Skidmore
Friday 24th November 2017
9.30am until 5pm
The Elvetham, Hampshire, UK
How to play a bigger game with the right business model, marketing systems & team in place
Want to take your business to the next level but wondering whether you’ve really got what it takes to do it?
Find out how to stop playing small and what structure and systems will allow to you to be more without the stress, long hours and struggle of doing it all on your own.
Ticket Regular Price: £245 (+VAT)
Includes coffee/tea & pastries on arrival, a delicious hot and cold lunch whilst you network with the other guests and afternoon tea.
Early Bird Tickets Available Right Now – Just £145 +VAT
Save £100 when you book today
What got you here, won’t get you there
Whatever success you’ve had in recent months and years, the actions you took and the person you were to get you to this point today won’t necessarily be the same actions and choices to make in the future.
With each month passing, your vision and goals can change, new target markets appear to you, your business grows (both up and down), external factors change (seasons, interest rates, even EU memberships!) … you feel the clock ticking but you’re not moving up and realising your true potential.
Plus when you feel alone, hidden away in your office and behind your screens, it’s easy to let your Inner Critic talk you out of stepping forward to become more visible and play bigger.
You may have been told that your future success is all about mindset; dream big, believe in yourself and let your self-motivation carry you forward. But for most regular folk, people like you and me who don’t have Instagram #perfectlives, meditating on your vision board will only get you so far.
And when those abundance mantras don’t work, the default is often to “just work harder” at whatever marketing tactic or business idea you’re focusing on … which ultimately burns you out.
Focus your time on creating the right business model, marketing systems and team for each stage of your business growth, and you allow yourself to have the right environment for you to step up and play bigger.
Let’s put a stop to “work harder” and doing the stuff that keeps you small.
Discover how you can play bigger with the right business structure and processes in place.
Your Business Model
Discover how to design the right business model to support your values, business vision and well-being, and ensure you can create a profitable, sustainable and scalable business.
Discover how to delegate and recruit the right people who will support and create your vision with you.
Be shown how to create simple processes and automate your lead generation, sales conversion and delivery of your products & programmes
Coaches, Consultants, Experts & Service Professionals
Why should you attend this event?
Have you created a Frankenstein Business? You’ve flip flopped from one project to another, got a dozen tech tools you’re paying for & you’ve followed all the guru advice but it feels like you’ve created a mess and you’re lost what to try next.
Perhaps you’ve simply run out steam (energy, motivation, money). You’ve gone hard at marketing your business, but you’re not getting the results you expected. You’ve lost your confidence and wonder why you can’t make it happen like everyone else that you see on your Facebook newsfeed.
Are you about to hit your ceiling? You’ve got an almost full diary, clients that love you but you’re about to reach your full capacity & you haven’t got the time (or energy!) to shift up any more gears to reach your full potential.
Fed up with feeling as if your only goal in life should be to create 6 or 7 figures? There’s nothing wrong with wanting to make money but you want to step up and create something bigger and being driven by money goals just doesn’t do it for you.
If you’ve resonated with one or more of these situations, you’re not alone.
Getting a business up and running can be tough so it’s easy to bootstrap and do as much as possible yourself. And you’re probably realising now that trying to be everything in your business – from accountant to secretary to web designer – as well as delivering what is you are selling, well it’s not surprising that you’re stressed, overworked and feel underpaid.
And this is why you have to come this event. What got you here, won’t get you there … you have to change the way you are working and prioritise creating the success environment that will enable you to grow and play your bigger game, without the stress.
Early Bird Ticket Offer – book before Friday 3rd November and tickets are just £145 (+VAT)
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What we’re covering during the day
1) Playing the Money Game
- The critical numbers to know in your business
- What Profit Levers are and how you can using your pricing as one of them
- The 5 profitable business models for coaches, consultants and professionals to leverage your expertise and avoid impacting your health, stress, freedom or fun factor
2) Your Customer Journey
- Understand the importance of every step your client takes before saying yes to you
- How to map the Customer Journey in your business and what action to take to improve your conversions
- What follow up systems to set up so you never miss a potential sale
- How to easily identify your leads and prospects so you make sure you are selling to the right people and increase your chances of getting a yes
3) Simple, Powerful Planning
- Never the sexiest of topics and yet planning can make all the difference to your profitability and business growth
- How to create your Big Vision – a really simple exercise to capture what you really want to focus your time and energy on
- How to use GID Energy to get the right things done in your business so you can grow and play bigger
Meet Your Host For The Day
Hi, I’m Karen Skidmore, and my mission is to love and play our way to profitable, sustainable and scalable business.
I’ve been running my own coaching and consulting company since 2004. After an 11-year fast track career with Hays Plc, as Regional Director in the accountancy recruitment division and then Operations Director for Hays.com online recruitment, 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 knackered 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 reach my full potential, 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.
Through GID School, Momentum and The Academy, I’ve now created the framework and community to allow entrepreneurs, professionals, creatives and boutique business owners to simplify their businesses; to show them how to love and play their way to a profitable, sustainable and scalable business without the process impacting their health, wellbeing or family commitments.
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Feedback from our Playing Your Bigger Game event in June
“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.
Where exactly is the venue?
Elvetham isn’t simply a stunning events venue in Hampshire, Elvetham is actually a region of approximately 8,000 acres in the Hampshire countryside.
Situated in the heart of the Hampshire countryside, it’s also incredibly easy to find and get to.
Just 10 minutes drive from Junction 5 of the M3 and 5 minutes from Fleet train station that is serviced by a fast service out of London Waterloo.
The nearest airport is Southampton, 45 minutes taxi away.
What the logistics for the day?
Want to get there early and avoid the morning traffic?
The Elvetham has a lovely lounge area so if you wanted to avoid the Friday morning traffic, you’d be welcome to arrive early to hang out, enjoy the free wifi and soak up the atmosphere.
Food and Refreshments
Coffee, tea & morning goodies are being served from 9 am, ready for us to get going at 9.30am.
You are being fully catered for as we are giving you morning goodies, lunch and afternoon tea. And yes, they can cater for all dietary requirements. We’ll be asking you to confirm this before you arrive on the day.
Although we plan to finish the day by 5 pm, if you did absolutely have to leave at the afternoon tea break because of a school pick-up, we can arrange for you to do your end-of-day session as homework.
Staying on after the event
If you are worried about getting caught in Friday night traffic, stay on and join me and my team in the bar. We will be winding down and enjoying a glass of “something” in front of the log fire.
Are you covering the same content as your event in June?
If you came to our Playing Your Bigger Game event in June, then you’d be very welcome to come back for more.
Although the themes of business model, marketing systems and small, strategic teams are still the focus of the day, we are creating fresh content in some of the sections and bringing you new ideas on what you can implement.
No two Playing Your Bigger Game events will ever be exactly the same.
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What Clients Say About Karen
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
Joining The Academy 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 and the rest of the group to help, support, challenge and motivate me has been invaluable in helping me make this year my best year yet. Since joining 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. This is a Mastermind Group that will really make you think differently about your business and it’s potential.Gail Morgan