As a trained coach and mentor I like to share tools and life skills with others without any expectation of compensation. I dedicate 1 working day a week to various volunteering programmes.
Bank Stores Coaching was created and named in tribute to someone I grew up with that always put others ahead of themselves, challenging the way I thought and learning about myself.
I love doing volunteer mentoring along with pro bono workshops which I deliver over Zoom along with in-person if you are based in Greater Manchester or Lancashire.
Getting pragmatic and honest feedback isn't easy to come by. Being honest with and open with yourself is almost as hard as it is to be with others.
That is either by our design or because those people can't or won't have people challenging you in the way which comes from understanding your goals and abilities.
I provide free personal mentoring via various local programmes for marginalised individuals and groups seeking help with personal challenges, securing work, and adapting to modern work environments.
Eligible business owners can take part in several state funded business support initiatives and gain free 1:1 mentoring and training. These sessions are often delivered via Zoom for individuals and small groups of like minded business owners.
As long as you are committed to making a change and finding new ways to grow your business there is a service available to you. You will receive a free business diagnostic and strategic business plan.
If you are not eligible to take part in these state funded programmes you can join me on regular group mentoring sessions I run outside these projects. We cover the topics pivotal to the success of your business.
If you are thinking about starting your own business or are struggling financially and looking to achieve growth, I can support you for free via various funded business mentoring programmes.
In the past I had the luxury of launching services/business on a salary and when you're only accountable to yourself you have to create plans, structures, and goals, and motivate yourself to do things outside your comfort zone. Having mentored, advised, and nurtured the launch, of businesses across Manchester, Wales, and Lancashire, I've support startups in various way;
COVID showed us all that operating the way we always have simply doesn't work and those less able or willing to adapt will struggle the most. No one person has all the answers and this is just 1 important step of many.
I will make recommendations and direct you to different funded programmes alongside our time together. My role is to help you achieve sales through business development, marketing and graphic design, or financial planning and funding to achieve growth.
The first meeting is free regardless not only for your benefit but also so I can be confident I am best placed to support you.
If we click and see the opportunity to make a difference together, you will receive a lean strategic business plan for us to then agree regular in person or virtual meetings to make your goals a reality.
At this pivotal stage I want you to grow with minimal financial investment so that can go back in to your growing business. We mutually commit regular times to meet which work around your existing commitments.
Should your business or idea not be viable we will be pragmatic in finding solutions to adapt. My aim is to support your success but is has to be achievable and benefit both your personal circumstances and your business business aspirations.