Business and Mindset Coaching for ELT Freelance Professionals

Earn

build the confidence to charge what you are worth

Learn

grow and develop your business skills

Thrive

work less, earn more, live more fully

Are you an ELT freelance professional or business owner?

You probably went freelance for flexibility and freedom, and  even though you’re getting work and clients, you don’t always know where the next job is coming from.

You tend to get stuck in the feast or famine cycle: you’re either taking on too much (often low-paid ) work, or you may not be getting anything at all.

You may feel that you have to sit around and wait for work to come your way.

So, how’s that flexibility and freedom  actually working out for you?

I can help you take back control of your business, and your life, by teaching you the steps you need to take to generate decently paid work, as and when you need it.

How I can help you

Create more clarity about your priorities, so you don’t waste precious time on work that doesn’t bring in enough money and doesn’t give you joy.

Learn how to market yourself better, and therefore get better offers or rates, meaning you can work fewer hours and get more money, rather than less.

Learn how getting enough rest and exercise (and fun) actually makes you more productive running your business, not less.

Start working smarter rather than harder, with better systems, meaning that you can get more done in less time.

Get better at being appropriately assertive, saying no and setting boundaries so you don’t end up taking on poorly paid work or massively over-delivering.

Create or grow a business which you love, and which pays you what you’re worth.

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Group Programme

Flourishing Foundations is my  3 month small group business foundations programme.

This is for you if you’re an ELT freelance professional, entrepreneur, or business owner: teacher, trainer, writer, editor, school owner, consultant, and you know you need help with clarifying your ideas, creating a business model which really works, and marketing to get consistent work or clients. 

Within a small supportive group you’ll be able to develop or even come up with your business idea, learn all the foundational business skills you need, and overcome any mindset blocks which may be holding you back.

What my clients think

When the group programme started I had only recently become 100% freelance and I was finding myself grabbing at job offers regardless of conditions. As a result, I had taken on too many badly paid, ‘bitty’ jobs and I was still working 7 days a week. I didn’t really have an approach to negotiation, fees or conditions. I think I just accepted anything that I could do.

I now see myself as running a business, and as this is a business, I no longer have to do things for ‘charity’ – e.g. give free seminars (or poorly paid ones) if there’s no real benefit to me. I can say no, on behalf of the ‘health of the business’ – it doesn’t need to be personal. I’m now not afraid to negotiate and/or turn down work.

I loved everything about the programme but if I had to choose one thing, I would say feeling part of a really supportive group who showed their unconditional ‘love’ and support throughout. Now when I talk to potential clients, I can hear the group shouting ‘ask for more! Don’t say ‘yes’ to that! etc’.

(Rachael, your sessions were also wonderfully practical, it was great to experience being a student again and have such a superb trainer. You are a star!)

Many thanks for everything, you really have helped me turn my life around, made me realise that I am in control and it really can be up to me to decide which direction I should move in. I hope we get the opportunity to meet so that I can thank you in person.

Emma Heyderman, 1-2-1 Coaching and Group Programme 2021

ELT Writer, Trainer and Consultant

Before I started the group programme I was sometimes doing eighty hour working weeks. The project always dictated my day, or rather, I let them dictate my day. I was accepting a low (sometimes very low) hourly rate for quite specialised writing/editing work.

I didn’t really know what to expect from the programme. I thought I might be asked to share more of myself with the group than I was comfortable with, and the cost was a big investment for me.

However, I’ve learned a really good mix of practical things about starting a business, as well as the kind of mindsets and behaviours that hold me back. The shift is…I feel like more is possible. I felt very trapped. Now I feel like there are all kinds of doors open for me. I also value myself more, and recognise my strengths as well as my weaknesses.

For someone on the fence about this programme, I would say ‘Do it.’ The course is life-changing from a business and a personal perspective. I think any ELT people who are struggling with work, looking to change careers, or start a business would all benefit from working with you.

You know what you’re talking about. You clearly enjoy learning and sharing that. You know how to teach and structure a course. You understand people. You’re trustworthy.

Thank you!

Lottie Galpin, Group Programme, 2020

Diversity and Inclusion in ELT & Educational materials | Consultant, Trainer, Editor & Writer

”I’ve learned a huge amount during the programme and I probably still haven’t actually internalised how much I have learned and changed. It far exceeded my expectations in terms of the effect the programme has had on me, and although I still have a lot of work to do on many aspects of the programme, I am much more confident about what I am doing.

The programme helped me make decisions about how I could take control of my career and while I was on the programme, I developed a whole new business idea which I am currently putting into practice.

I’ve created a new website, designed and launched a live course and I have plans for another more extended course and a series of resources. But the biggest change is motivational. I’m now really excited about what I’m doing, which I think is one of the most important things in a career.

I loved the community aspect and the group coaching sessions. These were really important for me as they gave me the opportunity to share my ideas in a small group and get useful feedback and advice from Rachael.

The programme may seem like a large investment both in terms of time and money, but it is easily worth it. I have got so much value from the programme and I’m really excited about what the future will bring. ”

Michelle Worgan, Group Programme, 2022

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