Are you ready to stop
and start creating your own future...?
They're fed up of playing it small and are stepping up and putting themselves out there so they can finally start fulfilling their potential
They're fed up of being overlooked or treated differently at work and are standing up and reclaiming their worth
They're fed up of putting everyone else's needs and desires ahead of their own and have come to realise that putting themselves first doesn't just benefit them but others too
They feel they've lost their identity somewhere along the line and are ready to drop the labels they've hidden behind - wife, mother, daughter, lover, friend, employee, and are on a mission to rediscover who they are
They're fed up of being constrained by 'rules' and expectations, and are looking for more freedom and flexibility to start living life on their own terms
And I'm guessing by the fact you're reading this that you're ready to be one of them...!
But whilst running your own business may seem like the answer, the reality is that it's not for the faint-hearted.
Running your business can be full of challenges, pitfalls and wrong turns, and will test your resolve to the max...
You can run into trouble before you've even started by not being able to decide what you want to do, either because you're stuck for viable ideas, or because you have far too many of them swimming around in your head
You may dream of being able to wave goodbye to your 'day' job for good, but it can be hard to build up a consistent level of income that will allow you to do so when you only have limited time to focus on your business
You discover that business is about more than knowing your stuff and being able to deliver your products or services and suddenly realise just how much you don't know
You develop Shiny Freebie Syndrome, signing up for every opt-in in sight leaving you feeling overwhelmed and confused, and not knowing what to focus on first
You spend your time jumping from one thing to another, working long hours but not really making any real progress leaving you feeling burnt out and disillusioned
You suddenly realise that everything is now all on you, that there is no-one to bounce ideas off, to turn to for advice and guidance, or to hold you accountable for getting things done
You start comparing yourself to others, getting sucked into all the hype, which sends your mind monkeys into overdrive telling you "You're not good enough", "You're not qualified enough", "You're not experienced enough", and a whole myriad of other reasons why YOU can't do this
All those limiting beliefs you've unconsciously developed over the years start to come to the surface, knocking your confidence and causing self sabotaging behaviours to arise...procrastination, perfectionism and analysis paralysis, creating a self fulfilling prophesy
Becoming the face of your business and allowing complete strangers see parts of your life, and personality, you've never had to disclose before can leave you feeling vulnerable and exposed
Building a business really doesn't need to be so hard...
Starting a business can feel like a huge uphill struggle, a far cry from the idyllic entrepreneurial dream that is so often portrayed online.
But it IS possible to achieve your dreams!
With careful planning and the right support and guidance you can create a business that enables you to create the life you dream of.
create the freedom you desire to work when, where and how you want
have the flexibility to look after the kids when they're sick without being made to feel guity, be able to take time out to see their school plays or watch them play sports, to take a long lunch with friends, or have a long luxurious bubble bath in the middle of the day
be whatever you want to be, whether that's a bestselling author, an award winning event planner, a sought after designer, an artist, florist or crafter, a millionaire or a multi millionaire, or to be a stay at home mum
do whatever you want to do, whether that's running a retreat, living the laptop lifestyle as you travel the world, work part-time so you can spend more time with the ones you love, spend part of the year doing voluntary work, or even start your own charity
have whatever you desire...your dream house, dream car, designer clothes, a home by the beach, a family holiday (or even two) every year, or the ability to treat your loved ones whenever you want
Whatever success means to you...you can create it!
Are you ready to drop your mask and step into your power...?
Then let me introduce you to
My signature programme isn't about giving you a tried and tested, foolproof strategy for success because the truth is...there'e no such thing!
giving you a clear roadmap to keep you moving forwards and avoid the confusion and overwhelm
helping you lay solid foundations on which to build a successful business that will stand the test of time
encouraging and inspiring you, keeping you motivated even when challenges arise
teaching you to use your creativity to find a way to run your business in a way that suits you
helping you to identify what is holding you back, recognise the signs of sabotaging behaviours and give you the tools to overcome them
providing you with a sounding board so you can test out your ideas in a safe space and get the feedback you need to refine them
helping you to design a business that best suits you and your personality, as well as supporting the life you want to create
supporting and guiding you along your journey, helping you to overcome any challenges or obstacles that arise
helping you to stand out from the crowd, even in a crowded market, and attract your ideal customer
helping you create raving fans who will not only keep coming back but will also recommend you to others
So whether you're at the stage where you...
want to start a business but have no idea what you could be doing
have a great business idea but no idea how to bring it to life
have started a business but are finding it hard to build it up while juggling it with a job and all the demands life throws at you
are solely focused on your business but are struggling to get it off the ground
this programme is perfect for you!
I wanted to create a programme that would provide you with all the information you need to get started and be able to make informed decisions about your business, as well as all the support, guidance, advice, encouragement and inspiration you need.
On top of that, I wanted to make sure that you had access to personalised support to help you gain clarity, find solutions to problems that arise and brainstorm new ideas, without the price tag of 1:1 coaching.
The programme consists of 8 modules packed full of videos, workbooks, guides, tools and templates, plus access to a private FB group, live Q&As and group coaching calls.
Laying your Business Foundations
I will take you through the foundations you need to put in place to create a solid platform on which to plan and design a business that can stand the test of time and support the life of your dreams
Designing your Brand
We will be looking at your key brand elements that will help you to stand out from the crowd, and be recognised and remembered for all the right reasons
Planning your Business
We will be going through all things planning, from developing a business plan to defining your vision, and from building your business alongside a job/raising children to setting and achieving goals
Getting yourself Customer Ready
Promoting your Business
Making your Business Scalable
I will help you get inside your customer's head as they journey through the buying process, highlighting all the areas you can subconsciously sabotage yourself and making sure you're making it as easy as possible for your customers to buy from you
We will be looking at the various ways you can attract your ideal customer so that you can make an informed decision about what will work best for both you and your customers
I will be getting you to look at where in your business you can define your processes, streamline and automate so that you're not constantly reinventing the wheel and wasting valuable time and energy
Creating Raving Fans
Setting yourself up for Long Term Success
We will be looking at the ways you can not just meet but exceed your customers' expectations to create raving fans who will keep coming back and recommend you to others
We will explore the different ways in which you can get in your own way or even sabotage your success, and I will teach you how to recognise the signs that this is what you're doing and give you the tools to overcome these challenges
Help and Advice
You're bound to have a whole host of questions bubbling up to the surface, which is why you will also have access to a monthly live Q&A session where you get to ask anything you want.
And if you have a question but aren't able to make the live session you can send the question through in advance and then watch the replay for the answer
You will have access to monthly live coaching calls where you can get the personalised support you need to catapult your business forwards.
During every session I aim to give advice tailored specifically to your business and particular needs to as many people as possible.
Replays will be available for those not able to make the call
Support and Encouragement
You will have access to a private FB community where you can ask any burning questions you have and get quick answers.
As well as having access to me from Mon-Fri, you will also be able to network with like-minded women, sharing your experiences and holding each other accountable.
And as a community, we will also be there to inspire, encourage and celebrate with you
BUT...unlike similar programmes that end just as you're starting to implement and could really do with the support, I wanted to create a programme that will give you as much support as you need for as long as you need it. And this is why I've added these amazing bonuses...
Lifetime Access to Private FB Group
Whether they're at the same stage as you or a few steps ahead, having a community of like-minded ladies around you who can support, encourage, inspire and network with is really important at any stage of business.
You will have access to this private community for as you long as you feel you need it, with no cut-off deadline
Lifetime Access to Live Monthly Coaching Calls
Everyone's journey is different, from the time it takes to get up and running to the challenges you face.
I want you to have access to the personalised help you need for as long as you need it. Plus you will have access to the replays so you don't have to worry about missing anything
Lifetime Access to Live Monthly Q&A Sessions
When you're setting up and running a business there will always be questions. Lots and lots and lots of them...
With lifetime access to monthly Q&As you can ask away to your hearts content, getting all the answers you need to your burning questions
Ready to unleash your creativity and start creating the business and life of your dreams?
The next round of From Business Novice to Business Goddess starts on Monday 23 April
But don't just take my word for it...
“Before working with Melanie, I was feeling a bit confused and lacked clarity on the next steps I should take for my business. The main thing holding me back was a lack of clarity around my target customer.
I really loved the energy Melanie brought to the session and the sincere way she helped me. I really loved the feedback that she gave me and she helped me realise that I can have more than one target customer and helped me see that things can be easier than I think they are!
Melanie has helped me to develop a clear, structured way forward and I now feel much more energised about my business again, and excited about working towards the next step.
Just two weeks after our session, I had a discovery call following the structure Melanie gave me and I landed my first paying client!"
Sherina Shamdasani | Free to Feel |
“I had been getting overwhelmed by the enormity of what I wanted to achieve, and was struggling with the financing and planning aspects of my business.
After talking to Melanie I now have a much clearer idea of what I need to do, have started planning properly and feel like my business goals are now much more achievable. I’ve realised that I need to slow down and take more time to plan my business properly.
Melanie is knowledgeable, friendly and very easy to talk to, and she put me at ease straight away. She was always happy to explain things to me and I felt comfortable asking her anything."
Emma Debben | Wild Forest Wool | www.wildforestwool.com
"Where do I start! Before I worked with Melanie I felt as if I had reached a huge stop point in my business. I was struggling to translate what my brand meant and how it translated into a viable proposition, so finding the right clients was a struggle.
Melanie is personable and friendly but isn't afraid of giving you the message you need. I can't tell you how many times I finished my call with Melanie and said to my other half - Melanie suggested this and I've been thinking about that for ages - why haven't I done it?
Melanie also came up with some fantastic ideas for my business which I have actively taken forward
After working with Melanie, I'm definitely more positive. I feel proud of my website and the changes we made and it now feels like the website reflects my brand. I couldn't have made those steps without Melanie's help!
The biggest gift Melanie has given me is learning not to hide my potential behind my insecurities.
Melanie is worth every penny - don't hesitate!
If you’ve reached a standstill in your business or have fallen out of love with it - Melanie will re-energise you and get you back on track."
Linzi Barford | Black & White Cat Weddings | www.thatblackandwhitecat.co.uk
Melanie is a business coach and strategist who works with creative women helping them to build a business around their talents.
She uses her creativity to solve problems and overcome challenges, come up with out of the box ideas, identify ways to stand out from the crowd, design experiences that will WOW customers, and redefine how business is done to make it more enjoyable and less time consuming.
As a fellow creative and business owner, she fully understands the trials and challenges both of setting up a business, and trying to curb your creative urges to focus on the more practical aspects of business.
Before finally taking the leap and becoming an entrepreneur she spent many years day dreaming of following her dreams from the security of her job. She understands how difficult it can be to find a business that will work for you and the fears that can hold you back from making that leap.
She knows been through all the struggles of starting a business and the frustration of not knowing what to focus on. And she knows just how hard it is to keep creating whilst also trying to attract new customers.
Melanie is friendly and easy to talk to but doesn’t pull any punches when it comes to giving you the feedback you need to catapult your business forwards. She believes in being open and honest about the realities of being an entrepreneur so those choosing to do so go into it with their eyes wide open.
Melanie is passionate about helping you to create a successful business which enables you to achieve your life goals. A business that makes your heart sing and makes you want to jump out of bed every morning.
She helps her clients get clear on what they want to do, who they want to help and how they are going to do that. She makes them rethink what is possible for them and encourages them to challenge the way things have always been done to create a business that suits them as well as meeting their customer’s needs and expectations. And she helps her clients to look for creative solutions to their challenges and get quick results.
Melanie has combined over 20 years of skills, knowledge and experience developed in a corporate environment with those she’s developed building her own business and her natural ability to come up creative new ideas to help other women step up and fulfill their potential.