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build the confidence to charge what you are worth
grow and develop your business skills
work less, earn more, live more fully
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.
What my clients think
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.
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.
”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. ”