One to One Transformational Business Coaching

A 90-day programme designed for you to achieve transformation

In this programme, we work closely together so that

  • I can guide, encourage and support you
  • You have a safe space to be open and honest about your hopes and fears
  • You can overcome any obstacles that are in the way of you achieving business success
  • I can challenge you when you need to move out of your comfort zone
  • You can find new and better ways of working

If you’re ready to change, I’m ready to help you …

I’m Sharon Gaskin, I’m the founder of The Trainers Training Company which has now become the premier resource for freelance trainers who want to create and grow successful and profitable training businesses.

After a 13 year successful corporate training career I took the plunge and went freelance in 2001. In my early days as a freelance trainer, I found things incredibly hard. I hated the whole idea of marketing and selling, the constant pressure of trying to get work and the uncertainty of knowing if I would get any money from 1 month to the next. I got disillusioned with going to networking events that didn’t get me anywhere. I used to despair about how I would ever get corporate clients and breakaway from low value associate work.

Quite frankly – I was a good trainer but I didn’t know anything about running a training business. After a while I decided to put together a system that would help me turn my training business around. I wanted to breakaway from associate work and start getting my own corporate clients. I wanted to be able to get clients whenever I needed them. I wanted to create income streams that I could depend on.

Once I created my system, things changed. I started to enjoy marketing. I was able to get clients whenever I went to networking events. And my clients were willing to pay my fees, because they realized how much value they were getting by working with me! My system helped me build up a successful training business with clients such as Zurich, Huntswood, Europ Assistance and Lloyds.

I have mentored many freelance trainers over the years, using my experiences to help them change and move forward

If you are ready to experience change in a supportive and encouraging setting, then I am ready to be your guide and mentor.

Here are some trainers who have experienced the benefit of working directly with Sharon:

I’ve been working with Sharon as my mentor during the toughest period of my life, with major problems in both my personal life and business life. Sharon helped me come out of this period with a business, rather than going bust. Not only that, she has helped ensure that my business is better and stronger now than it was two years ago.

Now that the crisis is (I sincerely hope!) past its worst, I’m looking forward to working with Sharon for another extended period when I will have the time and energy to implement all of her ideas.

Whether your business is new or old established (I’ve been going for 24 years), Sharon will definitely add value. If you think you don’t need a mentor, think again! You won’t regret working with Sharon!

Alex Hewlett

Pete Scott

Mentoring from Sharon has made the difference between the success and failure of my business. She has the unique qualities of a good mentor.

She has walked alongside me as I ventured from a salaried NHS job into the new world of self employment and running my own training consultancy. She has let me make my own decisions and at the same time, anticipated and guided me away from pitfalls I would have had no knowledge of without her.

She has shown total belief in my ability and has helped me stay confident and focussed throughout the whole process. I can honestly say it was worth every penny and I would recommend her without reservation to anyone thinking about making that career move.

Trudy Johnson

I took Sharon’s 1-to-1 mentoring programme after a combination of national lockdown and personal events completely upended my training business. I told Sharon at the outset that I needed to find a new direction and create a plan that I could get on with implementing.

TLDR: If you want to build a sustainable training business and be accountable for actually doing it, TAKE SHARON’S PROGRAMME.

Longer version: Sharon is an expert at helping you find a path for your training business that is right for you. She knows how to guide each of the sessions so that you have the right balance between the larger strategic stuff (e.g. “which courses should I run?”; “who are my customer groups?”) and the nitty gritty of specific marketing techniques, or online learning platforms. Perhaps more importantly, Sharon knows how to get to the heart of what you really want out of your training business, and she’ll carefully guide you towards a plan to achieve that.  

Sharon has a strong focus on helping you to get things done and will gently remind you of action points you set out that have fallen by the wayside for one reason or another. She is also fantastic at helping you get ‘unstuck’ if, like me, you reach a point where your ‘to do’ list is exploding and you need help breaking through. I would highly recommend Sharon’s 1-to-1 mentoring programme to anybody who wants to energise their training business and position it for long-term success.

Thank you Sharon! 

Emily Hill

I recently took a life upgrade out of corporate life and into the world of freelance training. I was referred to Sharon my someone in my network and very quickly spotted her 90 Day Mentoring programme. This was exactly what I needed and Sharon’s experience and career in the industry gave me confidence that she was well positioned to help me onto my feet.

What I found was that not only does she have an elephantine knowledge of freelance trainer world but she is hugely supportive in terms of her resources and even her contacts. Her support was invaluable in terms of ensuring I have the bases covered to launch a freelance business , initially positioning me for associate work but also in encouraging me to have confidence and faith that I have what it takes.

Whether it is practical support and know-how, the need for resources and network or just some encouragement to crack on, I couldn’t recommend Sharon and The Trainers Training Company enough.  Thanks Sharon, here’s to an ongoing and happy association.

Dave Freeman

Sharon and I spent a few sessions mentoring with ideas, plans and implementing strategies for my business. She is someone that I trust implicitly, always ensuring she has my best intentions at the heart of every conversation.Sharon really excelled in pushing me towards challenging myself and who the best people are to work with. Great ways of re-approaching social media, business ideas, marketing and future opportunities.

A real genuine lady who is expert in her field I would thoroughly recommend Sharon’s services even if you have been freelance for years.

Sally Smith

Now that my business is growing I needed specialist help to move a level up, specifically to keep on top of marketing, introduce systems, tools and outsource. Sharon worked with me on a 90 day plan to achieve this. She quickly detected which actions would help me most, kept me accountable, and managed to swiftly see any mindset issues and ironed them out. Her support has been invaluable and has led to real tangible results in sales. So much so that I booked a subsequent 90 days to ensure my new habits and systems were embedded. Sharon is very knowledgeable and down-to-earth. I would wholeheartedly recommend her as a mentor to anyone setting up or professionalising their training business. She is easy to work with, always positive and focused on action that works for you in your training business.

Inge Woudstra-Van Grondelle

I’ve been in contact with Sharon Gaskin through a number of social platforms over a number of years and I’ve attended a number of her courses. As a trainer I can really recommend all these courses. She is a trainer so she understands  the concerns of freelance trainers.

She is warm, kind and delivers superb value for money. It’s really clear she loves what she does and she loves trainers … I am really looking forward to continue working with her over the next number of years and she will be a key part of building my freelance business. She offers clear practical advice that is eminently easy to implement! Thank you, Sharon.

Anne Walsh

This 90-day programme is ideal for you if:

Tick Mark You are not really sure how to get clients for your training business and you need advice for how to make it happen

Tick Mark  You are full of ideas, but struggle to take action and put them into practice – you procrastinate and get easily side-tracked

Tick Mark You are indecisive, drifting from thing to thing and worrying all the while about the consequences

Tick Mark You work best through talking things through and having someone else to bounce ideas off of

Tick Mark You feel overwhelmed and you’re not sure what to focus on first to get the best results

How it works

Virtual meetings

Each session is conducted via Zoom, so you don’t have to travel anywhere

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6 sessions

One 60 minute session every two weeks for 3 months. These are scheduled in advance at the beginning of the programme.

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Action Planning

We will agree your action plan at the end of every session. This is really important for both accountability and momentum.

Continued contact

In between sessions you can email or message me as much as you like for any help you need.

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Weekly update

I’ll also ask you to send me a weekly update on your progress – more accountability and momentum!

Some more trainers who have worked directly with Sharon:

One of the best business decisions I’ve made this year was to invest in Sharon’s one to one mentoring programme. Sharon’s wealth of experience in all aspects of owning and running a successful development business is obvious as soon as you connect with The Trainers Training Company. Working one to one with Sharon you quickly get to the heart of your own business issues, where your focus should be and how to get there.

I was seeking a mentor who would be supportive, honest and challenging as necessary and that’s just what Sharon delivered. Our sessions were well-structured, energising and great fun! Sharon is a very skilled facilitator, able to create a trusting environment where new ideas can be explored safely.. From working with Sharon I have gained clients in a new market, redefined my product offering and my own pricing model. I would strongly recommend Sharon as a mentor; her generosity with her experience and advice is invaluable. Thank you, Sharon.

Jennifer Devine

Sharon provides excellent resources and training for independent freelance trainers. Her workshops and events are thought provoking, really helpful and good value.

She is also an excellent Mentor, working with her clients to get the best out of them and is encouraging and supportive. She has a wealth of knowledge about the world of independent trainers, and is full of sound ideas and advice

Sue Parsons

I have worked with Sharon as my Mentor in order for her to support me in building my training and coaching business.

She has an empathetic manner which is gentle yet tough. She listened, explored issues with me, encouraged me to set goals and held me accountable for moving forward.

During the time of the Mentoring I found the process to be extremely motivating and supportive and it helped me to work though difficult issues. I would not hesitate to recommend Sharon as a Mentor.

Barbara Wilson

Sharon is an excellent mentor. She has been a major factor in my business success in the past year.

Sharon understands the hidden blocks to success. She encourages and supports you to move past these and move ahead with your business.

In addition her insight and knowledge of the training industry is second to none. I would recommend Sharon to any trainer looking to take their business to the next level.

Emer O'Leary

Sharon is a superb Mentor and expert on the training industry.

I worked with her for a number of sessions and found her insightful, engaging and thoroughly knowledgeable about every aspect of the training world.

I’d fully recommend her to anyone considering using her services!

Duncan Lewin

Sharon has been an excellent mentor to me – challenging me to look beyond the immediate and focus on the goals of my business. She has helped me develop marketing strategies designed to overcome the ‘feast and famine’ challenges that are common in freelance Pay In Fulltraining.

I would recommend Sharon’s Mentoring sessions to anyone working as a freelance trainer and will likely use Sharon’s services again in the future when my business expands further.

Natalie Britt

Working with Sharon as my business mentor was fun and uplifting. Her upbeat and positive approach gave me confidence when I felt unsure about how I could grow my business.

She has a lot of knowledge and helped me with marketing and networking to the right audiences.

She is a great mentor and I would recommend her to anyone who is setting out or who wants supporting in growing their own training business.

Sara Rawstron

Are you READY to take ACTION and CREATE positive and lasting CHANGE?

After you sign up, I will send you an email with details of how to book your first session

Pay In Full

£4,970 + VAT

Payment Plan

5 x £994 + VAT

Not sure if this is the right move for you?

I completely understand that you may want to get more information before committing to the programme. Just book yourself into my calendar for 30 minutes and I’ll be able to answer any questions you may have.

Here are some recommendations

Sharon has recently mentored me to help to develop my business further, and I cannot recommend her highly enough. She has the perfect balance of listening and supporting whilst also challenging my thinking and encouraging me to step outside of my comfort zone. Sharon is incredibly knowledgeable and experienced, and she brought this to our sessions, but mainly her mentoring was about helping me to really hone what I wanted with my business and how to approach this. Her blend of kindness, humour and insight helped me to open up and be really honest. I would recommend Sharon to anyone looking to develop their business further, and no doubt I will be calling on her again in the future.

Kate Smith

Sharon’s course was fantastic. She is a true professional in every sense of the word and her knowledge about training businesses is vast. Sharon has the ability to get the best out of those on her courses. Sharon gives so much information, advice and help to everyone on her course.es. I left feeling so much more confident in my ability to develop my nutrition training business as well as with a plan of what I needed to go to achieve my goals.
Thankyou Sharon

 

Helen Kimber

Sharon’s incredible network was an invaluable support during a recent project. You are officially my ‘go to’ contact for freelance trainers! Thank you again.

Zoë Wilson

Working with Sharon as my business mentor was fun and uplifting. Her upbeat and positive approach gave me confidence when I felt unsure about how I could grow my business.

She has a lot of knowledge and helped me with marketing and networking to the right audiences.

She is a great mentor and I would recommend her to anyone who is setting out or who wants supporting in growing their own training business.

Sara Rawstron

Sharon was a pleasure to talk to and was always well-prepared for our meetings. I came away with a lot of insight and actionable suggestions that I could realistically see myself implementing. I would recommend working with Sharon to anyone looking to take their training business to the next level.

Alanna Beach

Sharon’s course was fantastic. She is a true professional in every sense of the word and her knowledge about training businesses is vast. Sharon has the ability to get the best out of those on her courses. Sharon gives so much information, advice and help to everyone on her course.es. I left feeling so much more confident in my ability to develop my nutrition training business as well as with a plan of what I needed to go to achieve my goals.
Thankyou Sharon

 

Helen Kimber

Sharon’s incredible network was an invaluable support during a recent project. You are officially my ‘go to’ contact for freelance trainers! Thank you again.

Zoë Wilson

Working with Sharon as my business mentor was fun and uplifting. Her upbeat and positive approach gave me confidence when I felt unsure about how I could grow my business.

She has a lot of knowledge and helped me with marketing and networking to the right audiences.

She is a great mentor and I would recommend her to anyone who is setting out or who wants supporting in growing their own training business.

Sara Rawstron

I have thoroughly enjoyed being part of Sharon’s “How to launch a training business in 30 days” programme. She took us through a thorough list of things to take into account, analyse and decide for our business, guiding and challenging us everyday to envision where we want ourselves and our business to be
Magda Tabac

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Caryn Douglas

Having recently completed the 30 Days Programme with Sharon, I’m now confident I have the knowledge I need to make my business a success. Before the programme, I felt I was on a dark, foggy road with no streetlights and so many turnings and junctions it’d be easy to get totally lost with false start
Denise Whiskin

I signed up for How to launch a training business in 30 days and this course completely exceeded my expectations. I was hoping for a little guidance on how to run a business and this course gave me so much more than that. It covered a huge range of topics, some of which I had a good idea about already but he
Zoe Wildey

Before taking part in Sharon’s 30 day programme I was so confused, had created so many to do lists, plans, and was really over the place. Sharon’s approach in guiding you to identifying what you really need to do, why this is so important to explore (trust me there will be things you haven’t considered), 
Caroline Williamson

I found my time with Sharon extremely helpful. In all the confusion of setting up a new business at the time of a global pandemic, Sharon’s advice and guidance brought much need clarity and calmness. Sharon understands her clients and she uses her years of experience to bring tried and tested meth
Stephen Brunt

Having recently completed the 30 Days Programme with Sharon, I’m now confident I have the knowledge I need to make my business a success. Before the programme, I felt I was on a dark, foggy road with no streetlights and so many turnings and junctions it’d be easy to get totally lost with false start
Denise Whiskin

I took Sharon’s course about building a successful training business at the end of 2019, and joined Trainer Talk this year. These are probably the two best investments I’ve made in my business and in myself. Her knowledge about positioning a training business with clients is hugely valuable, and h
Neil Shorney

I have worked with Sharon on 2 fronts. Firstly as a business coach for my training business and secondly as part of Trainer Talk. As a business coach, Sharon provided the challenge and support I required in year 2 of my business to help me get it established and developed. She worked with me to ensure I was c
Angela Mitchell

I took Sharon’s 1-to-1 mentoring programme after a combination of national lockdown and personal events completely upended my training business. I told Sharon at the outset that I needed to find a new direction and create a plan that I could get on with implementing. TLDR: If you want to build a sustainabl
Emily Hill

Sharon’s associate alert service has been invaluable to me and our business. Finding great trainers and designers isn’t easy, yet Sharon’s network has linked me with other great people in the training community in a way that other networks cannot provide. Thank you Sharon
Pete Starr FF.ISP

Sharon is the queen of training business, she has built a great community. All her events are full of value and insights. I am so greatful to be part of her community. She really helps trainers around the country who otherwise will be lost.

 

Jasbir Arora

This was a great programme lots of interesting insights loved it

 

Sarah Massie

Sharon Gaskin is certainly very unique and a gift from the gods to support training delivery businesses. Since last year, she has influenced and mentored in an amazing way to enable positive change. My business model needed a review and without a doubt, this amazing person has been instrumental in signpost
Renford Marsden

I have used Sharon services to find a couple of trainers to date. The service she gives is very professional and the results we got was overwhelming. The trainer we picked in the end for our last project was a very professional personal development trainer, and as a result of this we have now used that trainer again 
Lisa Johnson

I used Sharon’s Associate Alert Service to find someone for quite a specific strategic training project. Sharon was really helpful, put the brief out to her community and I immediately got a number of strong applications from training consultants. After speaking and then meeting with a shortlist of applicants, we have no
Rowan Atkins

I have been signed up with the Associate Alert for a little over a year, and some very good opportunities come up quite often. I have recently secured two major projects through one of the alerts, that I would otherwise have had no idea about, which has completely justified the investment in the alerts to say 
Nick Jerome

Having been made redundant in February I decided to fulfill a long held dream and start my own freelance L&D consultancy. I came across Sharon and the Trainers Training Company through a Google search and once I started reviewing the content of the website soon realised that here was something that w
Matt Brown

This course came at exactly the right time for me as I handed my notice in at work. I feel more confident that I can make my business succeed and have had to think really hard about my niche and how I will market effectively. I have already enjoyed my first trainer talk local meeting so have my new networ
Julie Sinclair

I joined the online programme “How to Launch a Training Business in 30 days” to reassure myself I was doing the right activities to develop and grow my business. What a worthwhile use of my time! Sharon provided valuable insight based on her own experience and expertise. This learning has given 
Kate Stranks

Sharon is one of the most selfless and kindhearted people that I have met in business over the past 20 years. She has created a wonderful community of trainers who openly share best practice, offer sincere encouragement and provide a resolute sounding board. I have been a self employed trainer for 20 year
Nick Horton

The Associate alert service provided by Sharon Gaskin is excellent, I am very glad I took the decision to join. Opportunities for training design and delivery arrive by email several times a week- sometimes daily. These opportunities are many and varied. Sharon provides an effective, efficient, friendly and pro
Deryl Dix

Sharon is brilliant – she has created the most wonderful platform in The Trainers Training Company – a place were trainers from all over the UK can get together to share best practice and feel like a proper community. I value this group so much. Thank you Sharon!

 

Janet Efere

Sharon’s programme has been truly magnificent. It not only reminded me of key element to help me build my business that I’d let slip but, and more importantly, there were new ideas and tips. Just what I needed. Sharon’s supporting material was helpful too. Because of this programme I’m now on a firmer f

 

Richard Burkard

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