- You want to grow but you’re not exactly sure where to go, you have LOTS of ideas
- You’d love to do a course to learn new things, but you just don’t have the time
- You think you might be at the point where you might need a non-executive director but you’re not exactly sure what that is
- It frustrates you that your competition are continually copying you
- You want to learn but at the coalface, you don’t need spoon feeding, you need the time to think it through, a bit of unblocking here and there and then reminding to keep on track
- Nobody realises how tough it is at the top, how lonely it is and how nice it would be if someone just said that you’ve done a great job every now and again.
My prediction is that you probably saw the words Boundary Scout and popped to the Boundary Scout page and have a bit of an idea about me now – but you’re still not quite sure who I am and what I can do for you.
So let’s resolve that for you right now.
First and foremost I’m an entrepreneur, I’m running my own businesses and advising a couple of others.
I love to find innovative solutions and ways forward, (see where the boundary scout is coming from?? ;)) and helping others nail their vision and focus on delivering it is where I feel I can add the best value for people.
So I’m most certainly an entrepreneur who mentors others, rather than a mentor who used to be an entrepreneur – and that means that when you work with me, you get the things I am thinking about learning in the field right now.
I’ve worked in corporate companies and smaller entrepreneurial ones, across most departments in the companies I’ve been with and this has given me a really wide range of experience and as your guide, that makes me invaluable to you.
Let’s have a quick tot up.
Current live directorships : 3
Companies currently owned : 5
Companies currently advising : 2
Current markets : Jewellery retail, hospitality, manufacturing, precision engineering
Special powers : I help ambitious entrepreneurs see a clear path for their businesses that they can’t see and I keep them focused on delivering it, profitably.
What have I been through?
I’ve lived through a few recessions now, so I know how to bake resilience into your company. I’ve done a start-up, I’ve worked for big corporate companies. I’ve raised millions of pounds in funding and I’ve had to run a business with zero funds to speak of. I’ve grown companies and employed people and I’ve lost business and had to lay them off. I’ve had more sleepless nights than I care to remember and I’ve sold companies and made really good returns on investment for shareholders and employees. I’ve made big mistakes and sorted out how to move forward and I’ve come up with life changing business ideas and designs. I discovered my love for business paths here – setting course and heading off into the wild blue yonder!
To keep ahead in business, you ideally need to have innovative solutions for growth and at least a Plan B in case things don’t work out – and it’s hard to develop these in the cut and thrust of busy running the business time. So I’ll help you to get up and out of the business, to look where you don’t normally look and to think about the things you don’t normally consider and then you’ll come up with your next steps, put a plan together and then focus on delivering it.
Learning-wise, I think doing things, making mistakes and moving on from them is one of the best schools you can go to – but I do also like to check out book learning as well, so I’m a qualified management accountant and I have an MBA with a side of Operations Management qualification, I’ve also been an Executive and a non-Executive Director on a number of boards. I’ve been an honorary Fellow at the Exeter University Centre for Leadership which is where I absolutely fell in love with innovation and having the courage to move ahead of the pack. I’ve coached entrepreneurs when I ran my consultancy business and now I just love doing business, thinking about business, thinking about where business needs to change – I’m just a bit obsessed about helping businesses move forward really!
I know that inviting someone in to help you look at your company is sometimes hard, so although I don’t sugar coat things, I am respectful and empathetic because I know how hard you will have worked to get to where you are now.
What difference will working with me make?
Getting up and out of your business is liberating, it reconnects you to that vibrant entrepreneurial energy, it allows you to build a resilient business that is focused on going forward. The business will be less reliant on you to run on a day-to-day basis and you will have more freedom to explore future potential and gain some time back for yourself. It’s a taster session of my full programme but will actually deliver you results.
Any entrepreneur worth their salt checks people out before they commit, All of my social media links are below, I’m most active on InstagramTM and LinkedIn TM – tune in for a while and see what you think. Connect with me and say hi or ask any questions.
To save you some time, here are the links for my current business interests:-
www.ukprecision.co.uk (Hubby runs this one, I do the strategy development)
Plus I do the Strategy & business development for www.blackdownshepherdhuts.co.uk and a confidential client.
I’m also a wife, mum and a lover of cake 😉
I know this looks a lot, but I can assure you, I’m not Superwoman, I have a fab team and I work on, not in my businesses and I use the same framework to run all of them – the one that I will share with you if you sign up.
How can you work with me?
If you like what you see and want to journey with me for a while – you can sign up for my ‘Stride Out to Success’ Masterclass.
This consists of an e-workbook that you can work through at your own pace, it’s not a freebie but it is jam-packed with things I’ve learnt that will help you make valuable changes, moving you ahead of your competition and will generate you way more money than the £49 investment.
When you’re ready, you can join one of my zoom calls and we can chat through any issues that are still puzzling you.
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Thanks so much for reading.