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Covid-19 Update 26th July 2020
For 20 weeks – 140 days – most of the people I work with have been in lockdown.
For most of those days I’ve been in touch with them on Zoom calls.
I’ve heard what each of them has been through. How they’ve coped with the fear and panic of the early days. How they’ve coped with isolation or being cooped up with family members. How they’ve cared for elderly parents or homeschooling children – often both. How they’ve managed to keep their businesses going while struggling with lack of concentration, exhaustion, loss of purpose and the ever present fear of uncertainty.
More than anything I’ve seen how they’ve cared for each other, turning up on calls when they didn’t feel like talking, just to smile and say a friendly word to each other and to listen to what others had to say. This generosity of my community has blown me away.
The whole experience has been life changing. None of us will ever be the same again and our relationships with each other has deepened in a way that only shared experiences can have.
Now we’re starting to think about what comes next and there’s one thing I’m sure of: there’s no going back. By running our own businesses we have chances that many people don’t. We have a chance to make every day count, to work on things that bring us joy, to work with clients and associates that enrich all of our lives and in our own small ways to make the world a better place.
The way I work with people won’t change but by understanding what you’ve just been through and what differences you want to make I’ll be an even better mentor and coach than I was before. You can read about the changes I’ve experienced here on my personal blog.
I’ve helped hundreds of business owners create the sort of life that’s worth living and the sort of businesses that are enjoyable to run, using the most up-to-date business thinking and techniques.
I believe that understanding your own motivation and having a clear idea of your worth is the key to finding clients who really appreciate you and work with you as a valued partner, not a needy supplier.
I would like to say a huge thank you for being wonderfully generous with your time, support and advice. I would not still be in business if it wasn’t for you patiently pointing me in the right direction. Rachel Extance – Communications Consultant
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The great thing about working with Ann is that she combines the ‘hard’ business aspects of getting the right processes and systems in place in business with the ‘soft’ aspects of how we manage and overcome our internal challenges and listen to what we need personally to help our businesses grow. I don’t think I’ve ever met anyone who can facilitate both of these quite so skillfully. Ruth Farenga, Founder, Mindful Pathway
Because I work with people who share my values, want to have fun, and explore possibities, my clients often become friends and work together or support each other. Being part of a wider network is incredibly valuable and powerful and enhances businesses and lives in many ways.
I’ve made a handful of really important decisions for my business and working with Ann as a business mentor has been one of the best. She’s great to work with, with a refreshing no-nonsense approach and huge integrity. This cuts out any time-wasting faff and helps move things on quickly, which is key when you’re learning so much, quickly. Jo Twiselton, Change Management Consultant