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    As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic fallout, the number of UK redundancies this year is estimated at 134,000 so far, though many more positions are expected to head that way over the coming months, too.

     If you’ve been made redundant during 2020, you’re not alone.

     But you’re probably wondering - what next?

     Sadly, at a time of increased redundancy, employment opportunities are fewer.

     Times like this are made from a cruel mix of less full-time employment positions available, and many more people scrambling to win them. Not a position any jobseeker wishes to find themselves in.

     I know this all sounds bleak, but bear with me because there is a solution to your problems.

     As the saying goes; ‘when life gives you lemons, make lemonade’.

    For those willing to step outside of their comfort zone, there are a lot of opportunities available.

    Though many full-time jobs no longer exist, it doesn’t mean that the requirements of those jobs have disappeared altogether.

    It’s common that companies no longer need someone for 8 hours a day, 5 days a week but that they instead need someone to step in and take care of a few of the former-role responsibilities.

     Enter: Consultants.

     A consultant’s role is increasingly important during times like this, and companies are clambering over each other to find the right person.

    That person could be you in as little as 6 weeks’ time if you take the right, and relevant, steps today.

    My 6 week fast-track bootcamp will have you ready to work as an HR Consultant in just 6 weeks. We work through everything from company set up through to how to find clients in just 6 short weeks. The course is intense, at times, but it will get you where you need to be.

    I know, taking the Leap into Consulting™ can seem intimidating. There is a lot to think about but my tried and tested method gets results.

    Think of it this way: in 6 weeks’ time, what are your chances of finding - and landing - your perfect new job?

     If you join my Bootcamp, alongside it’s other go-getter delegates, I’m sure you’ll find your chances are better than you ever could have hoped for.

     See you there? Book a call with me to chat through logistics. 

     

     
  2. Life after redundancy

    I’ve chosen to title this article ‘Life after Redundancy’ because life after redundancy is something that exists, but something that can easily be forgotten in the midst of going through one.

     Immediate reactions after a redundancy swing from fear of finances to sadness at losing a large part of your life. But as time passes and these feelings get weaker and weaker, you may find yourself thinking, ‘what next?’.

     What comes after a redundancy?

     For many, a natural reaction after being made redundant is to start frantically looking for new roles online. You may start searching within your field but as time goes by, and applications go unanswered, begin to look for something else - anything else - just to pay the bills. This is particularly true at a time when redundancies are common and jobs are scarce, such as during the time of a recession or, as the world has recently learned, during a global pandemic.

     But you didn’t spend years of your life perfecting your chosen profession and craft simply to fall into something unrelated, or something that doesn’t pay well, did you?

     It doesn’t have to be this way.

     For some, a redundancy signals a chance to assess your lifestyle. To spend more time with family. To think about the things you really want in life.

     Redundancy or not, this pandemic has done the same. I've had many conversations with people over the past few months who have realised that the 9-5 (or 9-9 in many cases) simply doesn’t work for them anymore, but who have been unsure what other options are available to them.

     I understand, the early days of my career were spent working a full-time job, making money for companies that weren’t my own. Then I realised that this wasn’t what I wanted from life. I wanted a more flexible lifestyle, one that I could design, one in which I could chose who I wanted to work with, and when I wanted to work. On top of all of this, I wanted a lifestyle that was more financially stable.

     In 1994, I began my own consultancy business and I can honestly say that I’ve never looked back. It’s allowed me to be own boss and, importantly these days, to weather any storms along the way and come out sailing. I’m also privileged to have shown many, many, others exactly how to do the same thing.

     I know that you’re thinking - what does this have to do with my recent redundancy?

     The answer is everything. 

    If you want to get back to work quickly but don’t want to have to pick up ‘just any old role’, I’m running a fast-track bootcamp to show you exactly how to move into consultancy in just 6 weeks. 

    Six weeks is all it takes to understand where you fit as a consultant, the process to get yourself there, and lots of incredibly helpful insider tips to ensure you make the move successfully.

     Many who have taken my course have told me that at first they were hesitant about spending the money but that the money spent on it was earned back in just one day as a successful consultant!

     So - where will you place yourself post redundancy. Where do you see yourself in 6 weeks’ time?

    If you don’t want to answer this question with ‘working a mundane job just to pay the bills’ then let’s chat. You can book a free call in my diary where I’ll be happy to take you through the process in more detail.

     

     
  3. Your 6 week guide to better busines success

    Are you serious about building your business and generating more income than ever? If so, then I’ll let you in on a secret. You can make it happen in just 6 weeks.

    When building a business many people focus on the end result - the income. They want to move from start-up to six figures in a matter of days.

    The bad news? It doesn’t work like this. There are so many steps you, the business owner, need to take to get there.

     But I have good news too. In just 6 weeks you can take your business to the next level by focusing attention on a few specific steps that will get you there.

    What does it take to become a successful business owner?

    To be a successful business owner you must be confident and have crystal-clear clarity. You must be credible in your field but be open to widening your scope for income from multiple sources. You must be courageous.

    I have a small exercise for you to take part in, right now.

    I want you to take a look at yourself and your business as it stands today and answer the below questions with honesty:

     •       Are you confident in yourself and in your business ability?

    •       Are you clear on what you want to achieve?

    •       Are you a go-to source of information in your line of work?

    •       Do you have wide-reaching income sources?

    •       Are you daring, determined and brave when it comes to business decisions?

    How many of these questions did you answer ‘yes’ to? If you want to, let me know via a DM.

    Now you have your number, let’s do something about increasing it.

    How do I become a successful business owner?

    My 6-week Virtual Bootcamp will ensure you can answer a resounding ‘yes!’ To all of these questions, and more.

    I run modules focusing on them, guiding you to analyse the elements of each that make up the whole.

     Among other things, we’ll:

    •  Identify your strengths in order to build your confidence.

    •  Pinpoint your niche along with your ideal customer and how to find them.

    •  Develop you as an expert via social media as well as other online and offline networks.

    •  Look at balanced income sources to work for you. 

    •  Build your courage as a business owner by showing you how to tie it all together.

     Are you ready to take your business up a level? Message me to find out more and I’ll be in touch very soon.

     

  4. Do you want to earn more money while working from home?
    Do you want to earn more money while working from home?
    You're not alone...

    I know what you’re thinking - it doesn't sound real. But I promise you it can be.

    In fact, I set out on this very journey 26 years ago and found I could make it happen much more easily than I had imagined. Since then, I have helped countless people do the same.

    The good news? You can do it too. The answer lies in consulting. Consultants often out-earn salaried workers within the first couple of years.

    The bad news? Making the Leap into Consulting™ can be a bit of a minefield. New consultants often find themselves lost for a few years; losing money while they try to figure out the business side of things, how to price themselves, or how to find clients.

    But, as it’s 2020 and I think we all need a little more good news in our lives, I’m here to tell you that becoming a consultant doesn’t have to take years to figure out. Many new consultants just need a helping hand and some robust advice to ensure the entire process happens much quicker.

    In fact, I can help you do it in just 6 weeks.

    My 6-week Fast Track HR Consultants Bootcamp focusses on a few specific steps you need to take in order to reach success. Many others have been through the Bootcamp and come out as successful owners of a consultancy business.

    Have a look at some of our recent 5 star reviews here.

    We focus on mindset, motivation and yes - money.

    Six weeks is all it takes to change your life. If you’re serious about making it happen, join us.

    Our next Bootcamp starts mid September - it's self paced with group coaching once a week.

    Find out more about the virtual bootcamp here.

    If you'd like a chat with me about how this might work for you just book a time in my diary, I'd love to help you become a consultant.