One to one Business Mentoring with Sharon Gaskin

Bespoke advice over 90 days

 

A programme designed for you to achieve more

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

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

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

£900 + VAT

Payment Plan

3 x £300 + 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.

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