The Level Up Kickstart Programme does precisely what it says on the tin – gives you and your business an accelerated first push towards your future success. Whether you’ve been in business one year or thirty, there will come a time when you might lose sight of where you are heading – why you are doing what you are doing as a business. The Kickstart Programme gives you the opportunity to sit back and reflect on what is most important to you and your business, and to plot an exciting and motivational route towards achieving it.

Business Planning & Coaching

As an introduction to how business coaching and mentoring can move you and your business to the next level, then the Level Up Kickstart programme is a hard one to beat.

Kickstart is a 12-to-16 week programme which gives you clarity of direction, a plan of action and all the support needed to get moving.

Kickstart involves

– Working to define and write down your Business Vision and Business Goals
– Plotting a roadmap over the next 1 to 3 years on how you can achieve the success you want
– A detailed financial and action plan for the year ahead to get you moving in the right direction
– Up to six coaching sessions one-to-one or with your whole management team to start the implementation of your plan

To find out if Kickstart could work for you, contact us today for a free initial consultation.

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I was introduced to Level Up through a local business networking group about 18 months ago.  Transitioning from an HR career to Executive Search in 1997, I set up my own partnership over five years ago.  Although loving what I do, I couldn’t help feeling that we needed a bit of a refresh and have more focus on why our offering was different in a very crowded marketplace.

As an HR professional by background, I have met many business coaches; some better than others.  Although admittedly a little sceptical, I met Graeme Crosbie for coffee and soon felt that he ‘got me’ and understood why I was at a crossroads. We talked about how we might work together and what his kick start programme could offer. 

Having spent my whole career In the corporate world, I found I missed having a variety of people to brainstorm with.  Graeme has proved to be a strong business mentor.  The fact he also had a corporate background and had not worked with any other search firms proved to be a real asset.  He challenged my thinking and assumptions; we went back to basics and talked extensively about business and personal goals and how these could be achieved within realistic timelines.  

The kickstart programme was extremely useful.  For the first time in years, I found I actually dedicated quality time to thinking about what it was I wanted Theron to be.  We focused on what actually made us different; I stopped apologising for being a “small boutique” but learnt to embrace the good things about offering a bespoke, personal service to a few quality clients.  Of course I already knew the theory, but having to articulate USP’s and strategy to someone else makes it more ‘real’ and something you do as opposed to just having good intentions and never getting round to it because work takes over.  

Apart from growing revenue, we have had many successes including the redesign and relaunch of the website with genuine USP’s; extending our client base; recruiting a new Partner and maintaining focus and momentum.  

We are now on an Ontrack programme; meetings are less frequent, but they prove a useful medium for staying focused and doing the things I committed to do.  Some things continue to stay at the bottom of the pile, but I’m not sure that will ever change.  

Some of my network did not understand why I needed to see a business coach, especially with my background.  I have found it incredibly refreshing, not least because Graeme has helped me to look at things differently and has help me to add real value to my business.  I would absolutely have no hesitation in recommend him to other business professionals but only on the basis you want to take a cold hard look at yourself and realise that growth and change will only happen if you want it to.  Graeme can help, challenge and give an alternative perspective, but it’s down to you to do it.  

Fiona Makowski Managing Partner, Theron LLP March 18, 2018