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When you want more certainty about the future

If we learned anything from 2020 it’s that unpredictable risks can and do happen and the impact can be catastrophic.  Too many business owners had no risk plan and many had no idea how to manage and recover from the fallout.   

Managing Risk & Opportunity in Business is a 6-step practical course that will steer you through the uncertainty still ahead.  Support to learn and apply the content is on-hand so don’t let the belief you won’t ‘get it’ hold you back.  This is a skill for any business, any job, any career, any project, and the most valuable training you could do this year.

When the business is new or has lost direction.

Many new businesses are starting up while others are pivoting to adapt to changing conditions.  Either way, a quick ‘regroup’ to focus on where you are now, and where you want to go will save valuable time and money as you plan for your your future. 

Check out our Create a Compelling Vision course so you can clear a path directly to that goal.


When your confidence could use a reboot

No matter where 2020 took you, the toll might be showing in your self-confidence.  Many businesses, particularly those female-owned, have struggled to survive and many have closed.   

The Claim your Confidence course was not developed for Covid, but it offers a place to reflect on the unhelpful beliefs that may have risen to the surface because of it.  The aim is to strengthen the helpful beliefs that help you recover more quickly, so you can decide on a new path forward.



Managing Risk & Opportunity in Business

There has never been a more important time to manage the risks facing your business, and discover how to source and assess new opportunities that will keep you in business for as long as you choose to be there.

This course is a foundational step towards business survival, regardless of the size of your business or industry.  Based on the International Standard of Risk Management, you will quickly learn where your business is most vulnerable and how to protect it.   As you implement the actions needed to assess and respond to risks, you can plan for the future more confidently.

Woman choosing between risk and opportunity

Claim Your Confidence

The Claim Your Confidence Online Course explores the beliefs that impact on your confidence as you build your business, do exciting business projects and find meaning in your work.  We support women in solo operations, social enterprises, not for profit organisations and entrepreneurial ventures to create the resilient thoughts and beliefs that you need to be successful in business today.  Eight modules self-paced with online support.

“For me, the strength of the program has been the ability (I would also say the permission) to tune into the good stuff and filter out the negative. I now hear how many successful business women talk about the self-saboteur, about visualising who you want to be and giving yourself permission to be that person, about understanding that friends and family may find it hard to accept who you are becoming, and may unconsciously try to hold you back.  It’s been a wonderful course Irene.  Well balanced, easy to read, grounded in research.  A gift.  Thank you.”

Dr Elizabeth Kirk (PhD)

Founder, Beyond Ergo

Create a Compelling Vision

Creating a vision for your business is about using your power to create something from nothing and to ‘see it’ at a point in the future, fully formed and doing what you believed it would or could do.

Once you ‘see’ your vision, your commitment to it increases. An inspiring and emotionally driven vision statement provides the motivation for you and your employees to focus your energy on reaching this destination. Without a vision to focus and guide you, you could invest many years working at strategies that never quite align to the ideals that got you into business in the first place.

This short course will step you through a simple process to imagine a vision, check its alignment with your current business activities and branding, and help you communicate your vision effectively to others. It is the first step to any further business strategy you might develop and will set you on the way to aligning your intentions with your actions.

A Growth Mindset helps people to see prejudice for what it is ...

someone else’s view of them – and to confront it with their confidence and abilities in tact.”

Dr Carol S. Dweck from Mindset (2018)

"It is almost as if women are conditioned to believe that they will never have a role to play in business.

We women in business are actually measured by how many male characteristics we have.  All this reflects the stereotypical male thinking that our emotions and our caring and our sensitivity and our intuition are not to be brought to the workplace.  And yet it is these very ingredients that will change the notion of business.
Anita Roddick, founder of The Body Shop

"Throughout my life, I've been on the receiving end of many 'no's..

I believe that each of us has the power to choose what role, if any, our past experiences will play in our future. I’ve chosen to make them a big part as I know they’ve shaped who I am today.”

Naomi Simson, Founder of Red Balloon Days

"How can we tame those voices in our heads that say we're not smart enough, forceful enough or polished enough to go big or attract capital?

These limiting beliefs are like invisible jugs of water we carry around on our head.  We have to concentrate so much on not spilling any water that we wind up taking baby steps.  And because we move forward gingerly and cautiously, we keep looking down at our feet instead of up, toward the future.”
Julia Pimsleur, Million Dollar Women (2019)