Are you dreaming of escaping a corporate 9-to-5 job that leaves you feeling unfulfilled and stuck? Trying to figure out what you actually want to do and find your way back to your real interests and passions? Longing to create something that matters and that really makes an impact?
Maybe you already have a fledgling business idea and you're looking to build it into something that can eventually replace your full-time income?
This is your roadmap to creating a meaningful business that will bring you more freedom, flexibility and fulfilment outside of the corporate 9 to 5.
It's an intimate 6-month programme that will guide you from a position of frustration and stagnation towards a place of clarity and conviction.
You'll get clear on what you really want to do, overcome that fear of failure and judgement from other people, build both your confidence and your skills as you figure out how you can build a viable business, and get the support and structure that you need to actually go about implementing your plan and take that one step outside the 9 to 5.
This programme is perfect for you if...
What is 'One Step Outside the 9 to 5'?
***Starting 16th February***
This is a 6-month online programme and community designed to help you figure out what you really want and come up with a workable plan for how to achieve it. You'll be encouraged to dream big while getting practical and pragmatic advice and strategies to help you navigate your career and life transition.
The commitment is for a 6-month period to allow us to really work through the process and so that you can follow this programme at your own pace alongside your full-time job and other priorities in your life. You'll also have the option at the end of the 6 months to extend the programme to get additional support as you work towards building your business with more advanced strategies.
Yes! I'm ready to take my ONE STEP OUTSIDE THE 9 TO 5!
The first cohort has already kicked off! Join the waiting list to get news when we open up again.
What you'll get:
I'll help you to...
- 1Lay the groundwork for your transition: define what success looks like for you and address any fears or barriers that might be stopping you from achieving it
- 2Plan the right business and how you're going to build it: narrow down your options and come up with a viable business proposition that works for you and helps you reach your goals
- 3Get into action and build your business: set yourself up for success with the structures and systems you need to actually implement your plan, launch your business and live the life that you've dreamed of!
Here's a sneak preview of the programme content:
- MODULE 1
- MODULE 2
- MODULE 3
- MODULE 4
- MODULE 5
- MODULE 6
VISION: Defining what success looks like for you
When you're thinking about launching your own business, it's easy to get lost in all your day-to-day tasks or get caught up in worrying about money and making the financials work. The first step, however, has to be understanding what's important to you, what your overall vision is for your life and business and how that fits into your personal lifestyle and priorities.
Get clear on what’s important to you and what exactly it is that you want from your work and life, allowing you to reimagine what success could look like for you in a broader sense than the typical conventional focus on just corporate progression and financial rewards
OUTCOME: an understanding of what you really want so you can go about creating it
MINDSET: Addressing your fears and concerns
When you set out on your own, there will inevitably be challenges that arise. Understanding potential obstacles in terms of your mindset - as well as the practical side of running your business independently - will allow you to prepare for these challenges. Fears and concerns about money and possible failure can be debilitating and you need to address these head on and as soon as possible.
Confront and address your fears and concerns and learn tools and techniques to build your confidence as you move past these fears, once and for all.
OUTCOME: developing the right mindset and building your confidence as you build your business
STRATEGY: Developing your business proposition
Any business starts with an idea that offers a solution to a problem. This involves understanding who your target client or customer is and what their needs and desires are. It also means getting clear on the benefits that you're providing and how you're different (and ideally better!) to your competition. And, of course, you need to understand how you're going to reach your clients with your message.
Develop a solid business model, value proposition and understanding of your ideal client that will fit with your individual personal and professional situation and deliver on your specific goals.
OUTCOME: a robust business idea and a business model that will bring it to life
PLANNING: Coming up with a course of action
Setting up clear goals and anchoring these in what's really important to you will ensure that you are genuinely motivated but also that success in achieving those goals will be rewarding and meaningful to you. Once you have these goals, you can work out the actions you need to take in order to achieve your goals in the next three months, six months, and one year (and beyond!).
Come up with a transition plan and learn marketing and sales strategies to help you build your credibility and authority in this new space as you get ready to take the one step outside the 9 to 5.
OUTCOME: specific objectives for what you want to achieve and strategies to help you achieve them
IMPLEMENTATION: Getting into action
We can spend a lot of time dreaming up ambitious visions and plans for our business. Still, a lot of people end up failing because they lose their focus, getting distracted by 'life'. In order to realise our goals, especially the bigger, long-term ones, we need to anchor them in our daily routine and ensure we're consistently taking action.
Create systems and support structures that will help you to hold yourself accountable and ensure that you stay focused on your goals as you start to implement your plan.
OUTCOME: tools and techniques to effectively manage your time and balance your priorities, as well as real results as you take action!
TACTICS: Building your business
As you start to implement your plan, we'll look at the skills and tools you need to have a successful business. This will include how to build your personal brand and establish your credibility in this new space, how to develop an effective brand and content strategy, and how to come up with a pricing strategy that reflects the value of your products and/or services and the specific target customer that you're serving.
Expand your skillset and get the latest guidance on how to market your business and sell your products and services.
OUTCOME: skills and resources that you need to start building and growing your business
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What are people saying?
Working with Anna, I have learnt that I can habitually reach beyond my comfort zone and stretch myself to explore the lifestyle and career possibilities I really want for myself. This has been nothing short of transformative, enabling me to navigate a significant shift in lifestyle after ten years working in full-time roles to my own portfolio career based around my creative strengths and passions.
Laura - Innovation Specialist & Artist
Anna's depth of knowledge about the realities of building and sustaining a profitable business is invaluable as the practical context for her effective brand of professional coaching. Anna's keen listening and insightful questions allowed me to discover the specific actions I could take to achieve my goals. I recommend Anna to all business professionals who have an interest in elevating their performance.
Marcia - Educator & Coach
I think Anna is naturally intuitive and curious about people, which meant she asked thought provoking, relevant questions and that she really understood my goals and also my challenges. I wanted a compassionate sounding board with the intelligence to understand me and the life coaching experience to make the time and energy investment worthwhile, and this was certainly Anna.
Sarah - Shiatsu practitioner & PR consultant
You might be saying to yourself, “I’d love to do this but…” or “Maybe next year…” But why are you putting this off? Do you want to live another year feeling stagnant and frustrated? What’s the default future that will unfold if you don’t do anything to change your situation, and at what cost to your health and happiness?
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What if you gave yourself permission to dream big, imagine how your life and career could be different – and start creating that as a reality, right now?
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