Momentum Club – Employer of Choice ?

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Date(s) - 20/02/2020
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm


As the owner of an independent or family small business, it is sometimes difficult to find someone you can talk to about your experiences, your issues, your wins or your challenges. Imagine if you had a group of like-minded people around you with similar issues and bucketloads of real-life experience to help you ?

Welcome to Momentum Club – the Level Up Business Mastermind Group.

Momentum Club is a select group of ambitious business owners from all across Somerset and Dorset who come together every month to learn, share and grow their businesses together.

Each month, there is an exclusive one-hour Business Growth Workshop led by leading West Country Business Coach Graeme Crosbie, covering topics as diverse as Sales, Leadership, Systems, Time Management, Marketing and People Management. In addition we have a monthly ‘Open Forum’ slot where group members share their questions and issues and get opinion, advice and support from their colleagues – just like having your own Business Advisory Board ! There’s homemade cake, tea, coffee and lots of great networking, as well as a monthly Business Book of the Month.

Momentum Club is a membership programme, with first-time visitors welcome at any time.  The cost of a single Momentum Club session is £100+VAT

This month’s Workshop Topic is “Employer of Choice?”


Bookings are closed for this event.


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