What got you here, is not going to get you there
Hi, I’m Karen Skidmore. I know that whatever path you’ve taken already, it’s probably not the path you need to take for your next stage in your business growth.
At every stage of your business growth, you need to adjust, refresh and sometimes knock everything down in order to rebuild a bigger, better and more fun version of what you want.
And this is where I can help you …
One day with me and you’ll discover exactly where your leverage points are, what systems you can create and the team to build to achieve your business vision.
Discover your Profit Levers
The good news is that you probably have got everything you need to get the business you want. But you need help in seeing where the bottlenecks are and where to focus so you get the best results on the terms you want.
Design a business central to your vitality
It’s easy to simply work harder and push through but over time, your health and wellbeing are going to suffer. Let’s get you re-connected with your core values and focus on building your business that will fuel your vitality, rather than suck your energy dry.
Design the right marketing systems & processes
Behind every successful business is a solid foundation of lead generation, conversion and delivery systems. Plus you need a small, strategic team to put this in place and manage it for you.
Who is Karen Skidmore?
If we’ve not met yet, my name is Karen Skidmore. 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 career.
I had high hopes in my first year and my bright eyes and bushy tail meant that I threw myself into my new life of self-employment. After a rocky start, I created my European Social Funded Women’s Enterprise Programme which was instrumental in helping hundreds of women start up their own businesses. I founded a regional women’s networking group in 2005, created & ran a 100+ membership site for 3 years, wrote my first book in 2012 and launched dozens of online courses and group programmes over the past 13 years.
But four years ago, struggling with peri-menopausal systems and adrenal fatigue, I was knackered from constantly launching new programmes and marketing campaigns. The stop-start was exhausting and I knew I had to get off the roller coaster.
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 my business worked.
I now work with clients to help simplify their businesses; to show them how to get profitable growth without it impacting their health, wellbeing, family commitments or core values. I firmly believe that with the right tech, team and systems in place, you too can create your own profit and growth on your terms, too.
Book your Strategy Day with Karen right now
The day with Karen is £1,500 +VAT which will be payable once a date has been confirmed and accepted. Here’s what you need to do start the booking process.
1. Email Alexia@KarenSkidmore.com to request an initial phone conversation
2. If both you and Karen feel this is right for you, a day will be scheduled and timings confirmed.
3. Answer and return the business audit questionnaire before your day together to allow Karen to review your current offers, marketing assets and processes before you meet.
The day is £1,500 +VAT
This includes a minimum of 4 hours consulting time as well as lunch and refreshments.
Plus guaranteed satisfaction. Your investment back at the end of the day if you don’t feel you’ve come away with a different perspective, insight and/or plan that you feel will grow your business.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where does this session take place?
Usually, these sessions take place at Tylney Hall in Hook, Hampshire which has an accessible train station and only 5 minutes from M3 junction 4.
What do I need to do to prepare for my Strategy Day?
There isn’t much that you need to do before the day as much of the pre-day information is gathered in your initial call with Karen to discuss whether this is the right option for you.
What we do recommend is that you spend some planned time a few days before your scheduled Strategy Day reflecting on your journey so far as well as playing with the vision you have for your business.
There’s no need to have total clarity as this is what your day with Karen is all about. But plan some time to be playful and open up your mind to possibilities, rather than work flat out right up to the morning.
On the day, you’ll need a notebook and pen for taking your own notes. Karen does write up your session and sends you a report after the day, but your note taking will be just as important to reflect upon as you start your next level business journey.
We’d also recommend you plan a morning or afternoon shortly after your day together to reflect and play with your plan. Often your subconscious will have been working away silently in the background and the ideas and strategy you’ve come up with Karen may evolve further. After working with Karen, you will discover that creating this space for you and your business to grow and evolve is critical for your sustainable success.
How long is the session?
The day is scheduled to run for a minimum of 4 hours of consulting time and a maximum of 6, depending on how discussions go. We usually meet at 9.30 am, have lunch at around 12.30 pm and then can carry on until 3 or 4 pm depending on our discussions and planning.
The grounds at Tylney Hall are truly magnificent so if the weather is kind, a stroll around the Water Garden or around the lake can be a wonderful way to open up thinking about a new business model or marketing strategy.
Full refreshments, including lunch in the main restaurant, will be offered during the session to keep you fully nourished and energised.
How do I pay?
Rosie Letts, Nutritional Therapist
“What’s really interesting is that I am now getting LESS enquiries than I did before joining GID School but as almost 100% of people contacting me for a consultation are now saying YES to my newly priced programmes, my business is better than ever.”
Pennie Pearce, founder of Acorn To Oak
“Once you have a good foundation in place for your business, you can fly. But without that structure, you risk toppling your oak when the winds of change shift."
Dr Jen Nash, Sussex, UK
“I immediately had that gut feeling that it was the right thing for me to work with Karen. She’s honest and pushes me out of my comfort zone to do the things that have made my business the success I only hoped it could me.”
Tone Tellesfen Hughes, Luck Yard's Clinic
“Karen has inspired me to be the leader that I am and it’s through her, that I’ve now got the confidence to help others achieve what I’ve created at Luck Yard’s Clinic.”
Adele Stickland, Get Gorgeous
“Karen’s strategy and process has come from a holistic and universal view, which I love. Although I am obviously selling my courses, it doesn’t feel salesy and Karen’s teachings and support have helped me make webinars a critical part of my future business success.”
Ability to laser in and identify precisely what needs to be done
“Working 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 Chapamn
I worked with Karen Skidmore to help me create a successful and profitable web business, with as many tasks as possible automated. Her skill in breaking down what seems to be a rather daunting task into extremely manageable bite size chunks. As a result you finish the session confident that it’s all very manageable.Mary Waring
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
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.
Simple things like critiqued a sales page, focussing on one goal and planning for the year ahead have all helped to 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.
Karen has a great knack of being able to find the right words and tactics to make your marketing work and attract your ideal clients. This is a Mastermind Group that will really make you think differently about your business and it's potential.Gail Morgan
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
Karen is simply fantastic to work with. She’s focussed, enthusiastic, energetic and a lovely person. Karen is very genuine and honest. If she doesn’t think something will work, she will make positive suggestions on how to improve it. I am looking forward to working with her on an ongoing basis to achieve my other goals. With Karen I know my chances are significantly higher.Lisa Turner
If this feels right, you'll know. This call could be the catalyst that you need right now.
If you still have a question before you book, then email me direct at Karen@KarenSkidmore.com or call my office number to speak to my assistant, Alexia, on +44(0)1428 607745.