Business Coaching & Mentoring

Do you want to reach new heights? Are you open to being challenged in order to Elevate? 

Managing a business successfully is a challenge and sometimes the challenges become difficult. Making informed decisions is the only way to grow your business and you will at times be faced with uncertainty. Identifying the best way forward needs to be done in a structured, proactive and balanced way. Making business decisions is all part of the journey, however, without good quality business mentoring, you put the business and yourself at risk. Read More!

“Creating your dream may take time and patience, so remember to be gentle on yourself”. Eileen Hutchinson 2020.

Developing a New Business Idea? Once you decide to develop your business idea, you will engage in a journey of immense personal and professional development.  Having a mentor is one of the initial steps towards making your business become a reality! A business mentor will challenge you and also keep you on track, as mentoring is about elevating you to the next level.

The support I will give you will help you to face any fears and enables you to develop the right skillset, achieving your business goals at a pace that is right for you.

What qualifies me to help you?

As a qualified business mentor, SFEDI Adviser, and Assessor, my work has included working on a variety of business enterprise courses throughout the UK. Initiating business mentoring training and workforce development with partners to deliver government contracts, mainly working with TCHC.

I was part of a team who assessed Business Link Advisers in East Anglia, working with Luton and Bedfordshire Chamber of Commerce.

I have a portfolio of clients ranging from Sole Traders, Directors of Ltd Companies, Partnerships, Social Enterprises, Charity Managers, and Executives. My current portfolio includes a mixture of commercially available training courses as well as partnership funded training, which include, The Cabinet Office, World Vision, Crossroads Care, Cruise Maritime, Huxloe Logistics, and International women’s networks.

It is such a privilege to work with businesses and business start-ups, some of my clients have an international market and I continuously work with leadership teams, Individuals and CEO’s to help shape the direction of their businesses.

If you feel like I am the kind of person you would like to work with, then please contact me!

The cost for the Business Mentoring one to one programme is £150.00 per session per hour which is via video conference call, email, and phone. Face to face sessions will be either half a day or a full day dependent on the mentoring required.

Additional Coaching & Mentoring!

I offer additional coaching and training in “Enterprise and Entrepreneurship” with options to create a bespoke programme. I have outlined two of examples of the kind of business mentoring programmes.  you can expect to receive from me. However, I know and understand that each client is different with unique needs, so together we will develop the best mentoring package that is right for you.

Business Skills Kick Start Programme!

The Business Skills Kick Start programme is a 3-month mentoring intervention, with you at the heart of the plan. You will receive the essential materials to develop your skills in order to get your new business venture off the ground. You will work at a pace that is right for you, with a monthly face to face meeting and weekly conference calls, including business planning sessions.

Or you can sign up for the six-month plan which is designed around your specific long-term results. This will include an in-depth Personal review, Business development strategy, Leadership review covering all 7 elements of your business and personal life. I have achieved the SFEDI Gold Award in Business advising and assessing and I have a wealth of business experience.

“Do you want a qualified business mentor who knows what it takes to make it happen”?

Mentoring gives you the opportunity to talk about your business in a safe and confidential environment. My business mentoring is from a position of real understanding of what it takes to Start, Run and Develop a successful business. I know the pitfalls you may face, and I will help you overcome hurdles and turn threats into opportunities.

Testimonials

“I had the pleasure of meeting Eileen recently on a Practical Skills for Business course. I went into the course not really knowing what to expect but passionate and confident about my business. Eileen’s encouragement, knowledge and support was amazing and I am so honoured to have had the pleasure of meeting her. I hope to work with her again in the future.

Heidi Setchtfield PA Services 

Business Coaching & Mentoring

Business Skills Kick Start Programme

The Business Skills Kick Start programme is a 3-month mentoring intervention with you at the heart of the agenda. You will receive the essential materials to develop your skills in order to get your new business venture off the ground. You will work at an accelerated pace with a monthly face to face meeting and weekly conference calls including business planning sessions. Or you can sign up for the six-month plan which is designed around your specific long-term results. This will include an in-depth Personal review, Business development strategy, Leadership review covering all 7 elements of your business and life. Click on each button below to get a full overview of what you will receive.

This mentoring package is flexible to meet your needs and it will give you the kick-start in order to achieve the results you desire.

The accelerated 3-month plan, incorporating a range business skill, workbooks, social media tools and techniques with 12 one to one mentoring sessions, is only £1,800.00, equating to £150.00 per session.

If you wish to add on the ILM level 3 Enterprise & Entrepreneurship Course, at a discounted rate of £645.00, then this will give you a saving of £300.00 and you will become qualified in Entrepreneurship.

This special package is only £2,445.00 and we will work together at a dedicated time each week via video conferencing calls. You will also have access to my private LinkedIn group which includes weekly and daily insights to keep you motivated.

You will be supported in a professional mentoring relationship which is non-judgmental, balanced, open and honest. The mentoring will help you define, quantify and focus on the business skills you want to develop.

My aim is to help you will feel more confident and motivated while developing comprehensive action plans. Together we will bring about real business results and I will encourage you to learn new techniques, increasing your inner resources which will support you to succeed in the marketplace.

You will have the opportunity to enhance your personal development skills and achieve your business goals.

The benefits: You will understand the process of setting up a business. You will become clear about your expectations, motivations and the risks involved.

You will be able to define your business idea and assess its viability. You will work on your business plan, budget and cash flow forecast. You will know what you need to do to comply with the law and deal with the red tape.

You will build skills and knowledge in key areas, including marketing, customer service and finance. You will be able to set up your own social media with your own brand.

Modules and interactive exercises to help you with carrying out market research. Workbooks and reference materials to work through. You will be able to identify your customer needs and deliver excellent customer service.

You will receive support to marketing and promote your business. You will be guided through the requirements and legal implications of setting up a business.

We will cover the investments required, any financial issues, including cash flow and sourcing capital, legal and regulatory issues will be covered too, this will all help to develop the business plan.

Business Leadership Programme

The Business Leadership programme is a 6-month plan incorporating the full accelerated Kick Start plan and moves on to developing your leadership styles, entrepreneurial skills, characteristics and personality profiling.  You will undertake a review covering 7 dimensions of leadership, learn key ways to impact and influence the direction of the business, learn how to use NLP tools to master sales and negotiations. The cost of the programme is £4,200.00. If you wish to add on the ILM Enterprise and Entrepreneurship course the cost is £4,695.00 This is a special rate for those of you on the 6-month plan. Click on each button below to get a full overview of what you will receive.

In addition to the accelerated programme, I will mentor you for a dedicated time each week with a monthly face to face meeting for a 6 month period and you will have access to my LinkedIn online group, which includes daily Insights and quotes to keep you motivated.

As you will be working on all elements of entrepreneurship you may wish to become qualified as an expert by studying level 3 ILM enterprise & entrepreneurship certificate. 

In addition to carrying out market research, identifying customer needs and delivering excellent customer service, while marketing and promoting your business, as in the kick start package, you will move on to developing your leadership skills, style and be able to use NLP tools and techniques to pitch your business to customers and partners.

In addition to the kick start package, you will learn and understand the process of communicating and selling your business products and services, by using NLP tools and techniques. You will undertake a leadership review and know your strengths weakness, and personality style, ensuring you overcome any blind spots which may sabotage your progress in the business market.

All the tool within the kick start package, along with a leadership review, personality profile, leadership audit, including key tools & models. 6 months membership to ILM (Institute of leadership & management) with access to online libraries, management journals, and white papers.

Copy of my published book Understanding Coaching and Mentoring (Insight Coaching & Mentoring Programme) Publisher: MX Publishing ISBN-10: 178092108X.

Copy of a publication I’m referenced in The Little Big Book of Coaching Models (76 Ways to help Managers get the best out of people) By Bob Bates ISBN 978-1-292-08146-6

The coaching sessions are delivered via face to face or video conference calls and you have access to my LinkedIn Entrepreneurs group too.

Enterprise & Entrepreneurship ILM Level 3 Certificate

Develop your business idea further by studying this distance learning course which is practical and hands-on. The ILM level 3 Enterprise and Entrepreneurship course will help you to learn how to turn your ideas into reality and how to write your own business plan. There are eight modules full of the essential skills you need for developing your new business venture. The cost is £995.00

  • Enterprise training modules featuring workbooks with interactive exercises.
  • Tutor support via 1 tutorial and feedback on your assignments. The tutorial will be via video conferencing.
  • Access to our LinkedIn Entrepreneurship group.
  • Online coaching and support at an additional cost if required.
  • CPD and access to a pool of entrepreneurs, mentors and a study group, which is available at the start of your training.

At Award level there are two mandatory units which focus on preparing for the personal and practical challenges of starting a business and assessing the viability of your business idea. At Certificate level there are seven more mandatory units to give you a comprehensive understanding of what you need to do to get your business off the ground.

Understand the process of setting up a business.

Be clear about your expectations and motivations and the risks involved.

Define your business idea and assess its viability.

Work on your business plan, budget and cash flow forecast.

Know what you need to do to comply with the law and deal with the red tape.

Build skills and knowledge in key areas, including marketing, customer service and finance.

The criteria are set by ILM and you will need to ensure you stick to the guidelines to achieve accreditation. You will:

Carrying out market research.

Identifying customer needs and delivering excellent customer service.

Marketing and promoting your business.

Resource requirements and legal implications.

Finance issues, including cash flow and sourcing capital.

Legal and regulatory issues.

Developing a business plan.