Nicky Read is the founder of The Camomile Rooms; a holistic therapy centre based in the heart of Cheltenham and its sister company, Nurture 4 Life, a specialist therapies centre for the various life stages: Pre-Conception, Pregnancy & Birth, Babies & Beyond.
Nicky has been working closely with Stephanie since January 2015 and here she shares her personal thoughts about the benefits of coaching and mentoring.
Nicky, what made you realise you needed help with your business?
I was busy and felt that things were going OK but I had no clear plan. I had a vision for the future for my business but didn’t know where to start!
What specific skills did you want to learn?
I needed to know how to effectively market my business to my target audience via social media and email and so far I have learnt, and am learning, so much more.
What made you choose Stephanie to help support you with your business development?
A colleague recommended Stephanie and I loved the benefits coaching and mentoring that was offered – straightforward, practical and effective advice and strategies that would enable me to seriously grow my business.
What do you like best about working with Stephanie?
Steph is completely focused and delivers exceptional client care going above and beyond expectations. Not only is she warm, friendly and takes the time to really understand business owners and their businesses but she is also totally committed to each client and her enthusiasm shines through!
What results have you seen over the past two years?
I’ve seen so many results including a brand new business which runs beautifully alongside my existing business! I have real clarity with a proper plan and a vision for the first time ever. I was definitely winging it before I began working with Steph.
Her expert advice enables me to make the best decisions both for me and my business. I have seen a serious increase in clients, sales and profits. I have a stronger hold on, and clearer understanding, of my business finances. The support is amazing and it’s so good to know I’m not doing this alone anymore – this has been invaluable and possibly the most important aspect for me.
I now understand what I want and how I’m going to get there. I’m able to make harder decisions in my businesses’ best interest, something I don’t think I’d have done before. I’m also much more confident – I’m finally willing to push myself forward and out of my comfort zone. I’ve definitely done things I wouldn’t have even entertained before working with Steph.
With more recommendations and referrals than ever my businesses are becoming renowned as the ‘go-to’ place for health, wellbeing and expert advice.
I continue to get A LOT of fantastic support, advice and encouragement, even two years on.
What would you say to someone else thinking of working with Stephanie?
Do it! It’ll be the best business decision you’ll ever make. Working with Steph has truly been a god-send as her knowledge, enthusiasm, commitment and experience is second to none! You will experience so many ‘light-bulb moments’!
As a result of working with Stephanie what changes have you implemented within your business?
- I’ve set up a sister company to my existing holistic business, Nurture4Life, which includes new branding and a new website.
- I’ve also re-branded my original business, The Camomile Rooms, including the creation of a new website.
- I have implemented so many new, effective marketing and business growth strategies in both businesses.
- I have a number of lead magnets in place to build my list.
- I now produce monthly ezines which are proving very popular.
- I’ve set up effective systems and processes that support my businesses.
So, how do you think Steph’s help will move your businesses further forward and what does the future hold Nicky?
There is so much more to focus on and I know that with help and support I will take both businesses to new heights and that’s an exciting prospect. Steph’s ideas, proven strategies and tools will be key to continuing success and really taking things forward.