As a “slasher” — a life design trainer / business startup coach / creativity mentor / web developer / social media expert / film maker / musician / performer — I have a unique set of communication and business skills.
I know how to communicate ideas and stories in a way that is entertaining and interesting.
I know how to show you the way to create the life you want and how to make it happen.
I’d love to use those skills to help you or your company succeed.
Here are the services I offer through my business:
Life Design Training
I am an expert at developing inspiring, step by step programmes that help solve the problems of small businesses, creatives, and wannabe career changers.
I show you everything from how to reconnect with your passions, through to how to make a living from them, how to explode your creativity, and how to stay stress free while doing it!
I am one of the few people delivering training in the revolutionary Lean Startup business modelling and business testing methodology. I will show you how to reach success without expensive failures along the way – and without writing a godawful “business plan” at the beginning.
I specialise too in courses that unleash your own creativity. They work and are tons of fun!
For a more tailored service, I provide one-to-one creativity and business mentoring. This is a great way to keep you and your goals on track, especially if you are a creative person or solopreneur.
As an independent musician, I have been using social media for years to generate a fan base able to sustain a successful music career.
You know you should be using social media. Everybody tells you that. But how? And where do you find the time? That’s where I come in.
I will show you how to build your own brand online in order to bring in clients.
I can either build you a social media plan for you to follow, or I can do it for you.
Blogs, mailing lists, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube?! Don’t fret. I can guide you through it, or even manage it all for you, stress free.
Before the World Wide Web was the household name it is now, I was lecturing about it at the University of Liverpool in their Computer Science Department.
I create websites that work and that you can manage yourself if you want to.
Allied with my experience as a business trainer and mentor, I tailor websites so that they do a job for your business.
Too many businesses focus just on design issues, when what you really want is a website that is built around what you need to happen for your business.
Films and Podcasts
Digital broadcast media like films and podcasts are increasingly popular online and in social media campaigns.
Recent industry figures showed that you are 53 times more likely to end up on Google’s front page with a film than a web page.
Plus they are very easily shared using the likes of Twitter and Facebook too.
Podcasts (internet radio shows) are also a great way of reaching a new audience and showing off your expertise, developing trust.
I am a songwriter and performer with a specialism in songs of social history. I deliver inspirational creativity workshops, such as my popular songwriting course, or my course on How To Tell Your Own Life Story.
These are excellent ways of engaging people, and can even be used for strategic purposes like gathering meaningful feedback on your service from people who don’t tend to fill in your forms.
I’m available to speak to groups about these topics:
- how to discover the life you are meant to live
- how to create your own career (or become a “slasher” or solopreneur)
- how to get your first clients without a single cold call
- lessons for business from the music industry
- how to be creative, even if you think you’re not
- how to use social media to make your own luck
- how to cut your workload and focus on the good stuff
I’m new on the speaker circuit, which means I’m affordable.
If what you need falls outside these categories, that doesn’t mean I can’t help you! Drop me a note and let me know what you’re looking for.
Get in touch with me here on my contact page.
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