So I was excited to join the mentoring programme at Northern Power Women. And have the pleasure of a brilliant, powerful weekly mentoring session with Shiraz and Anita Frost.
Just having someone to share thoughts, ideas and push the plan forward has already expedited the brand refresh.
So it's good to have people around you who keep you going. For the last few years I've had a business coach or mentor the whole way through each part of business development. (And it often helps with localising every time we move.
I've been working on a refresh of Another Door for the last few months. Fresh programmes, workshops and courses, based on our expertise but delivered in ways that meet the needs of our members and corporate customers.
Sometimes it's felt too much, and I have to fight not going back to what we know, running back to the comfortable zone.
Sometimes I'm not really sure if it's exactly right.
Sometimes I think I'm not enough to get this done.
When we are trying to do hard things, we need people around us that help to push us along (but not push us over though, thin lines!).
Thank you Shiraz and Anita (and all the Northern Power team) really enjoying the experience.
Eleanor Tweddell After 23 years of corporate life, working for brands such as Costa Coffee, RAC, Virgin Atlantic and Vodafone, and having clients like Channel 4 and Trinity Mirror, and a book published by Penguin Random House, I understand the highs and lows of starting something new. I’m here to help you restart well.
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