Scaredycat Skills

Business | Public Speaking

Scaredycat Skills to help you run your business Your way

“Only 1 in 3 UK entrepreneurs is female: a gender gap equivalent to ~1.1 million
missing businesses.

Female-led businesses are only 44% of the size of male-led businesses on average, in terms of their contribution to the economy, and male SMEs are five times more likely to scale up to £1million turnover than female SMEs.”

– The Alison Rose Review of Female Entrepreneurship, 2019 https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/the-alison-rose-review-of-female-entrepreneurship

Picture this. In 2011, a woman stands in her local Waterstones bookshop, looking at the Business section. Row upon row upon row of books written by men about their business journeys. Where are all the women?

Picture this. In 2012, the same woman (yes, you guessed it, me!) goes to networking events surrounded by men in suits and connects with the few other women in the room in the queue for coffee or in the loos.

Now, in 2021, there are some business books written by women BUT still so few in number compared to the blokes!

Now, in 2021, there are loads more networking opportunities for women business owners. Ask me and I’ll share some of them with you.

BUT, alongside a very low number of female business founders now sits all the stress and strain of a global pandemic. As the Alison Rose Review stated, there is no silver bullet to help female entrepreneurs but many of us can help to reduce that gender inequality.

I can help you:

= get confident in your public speaking, pitching and communication skills

= work through your initial business idea, including your values and your value proposition to your ideal customers, potential partnerships, adjusting your idea for these strange times, rates, purpose and packages.

= figure out what’s got you stuck in your business and how you can adapt and change. Here’s an Insight Paper on how Sarah C. did just that.

Please note that my background is in small business and the creative/digital industries (as well as public sector) so if you’re looking for other specific sector advice, a mentor rather than a coach might be what you’re looking for.

Business Blitz Session for Women

Don’t have the time to commit to regular business coaching?

This is a full 2 hour session of business coaching to work through one problem or issue that you have.

Business coaching is a mix of coaching and advice, great for women who are setting up their business or working through ideas.

Your Business Blitz Session involves 2 full hours of business coaching to work through one of these areas:

  • business ideas creation
  • where you’re stuck in your business
  • business values
  • selling with confidence and curiosity

Your investment in your Business Blitz Session is £355.

Business coaching for women freelancers and entrepreneurs

Run your business Your way with business coaching sessions every two weeks for 3, 6 or 12 months.

On your coaching journey, we’ll delve into:

  • where you’re at right now with your business and where you want to get to
  • your values and how you can embody your values in your business
  • reflecting on your successes and money mindset
  • ideas creation and planning
  • reflection/action worksheets for you to take away and use in your time between sessions.

Your investment in your Business Coaching journey is from £1,195 to £4,560.

photo of scaredycat workshop attendeesPublic speaking confidence

The big why for me?

I focus on helping women in business develop confidence so they can say yes to public speaking opportunities, leading meetings or project teams and being heard and understood in what is still a very male-dominated world. As women, we need to all work together to encourage, support and enable each other to feel confident and passionate about what we do and who we are. My aim for Scaredycat workshops is to help that happen.

I work with you in 1:1 sessions and I facilitate 2 hr, half day and whole day group workshops.

 

 

Group workshops for public speaking confidence

Scaredycat public speaking workshops are fun interactive workshops that help to build confidence in all things communication:

  • Presentation skills including voice coaching and body language
  • Business communication skills (including telephone and active listening skills)
  • Interview communication skills
  • Confidence building for leading meetings and project teams.

So many of us need help with our communication skills but even reaching out for advice can be scary! That’s where these workshops come in. Scaredycat workshops are suitable for team-building days, leadership and management programmes and groups.

 

 

 

Scaredycat Public Speaking 1:1 coaching & training

Got a presentation or pitch coming up OR you want to get more confident with presenting?

This is a full 2 hr session to work together on your vocal and body confidence, screen or in-person audience presence, clarity with your presentation deck.

Public speaking, presenting, pitching – call it what you want but it can be TERRIFYING!!

You might want to build your confidence with public speaking or you’ve got a presentation coming up in a couple of weeks and you are sh**tting it!

I’ll work with you on:

  • clarity of your slide deck
  • the story you’re telling
  • engagement with your virtual audience
  • confidence in your words and how you say them
  • confidence in your body language

Depending on your level of “oh sh*t, I need help with this”, you can book in for 1, 2 or 3 coaching sessions.

Each Scaredycat Public Speaking 1:1 2hr session is £355.

 

Public Speaking for Scaredycats Group Workshop (in-person only)

Helping women in tech, creative and media, finance get confident in front of an audience

Fun and very interactive workshop to help participants build confidence for presenting, pitching and conference presentations. This is an accessible workshop incorporating drama/acting exercises, breathwork and games.

Consists of:

  • Voice coaching
  • Storytelling and tips and tricks
  • Body language
  • Confidential discussion on presenting and public speaking issues.

This workshop is available to groups of women and those who identify as female.

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Get ready for that important presentation, pitch or meeting with the Empowered Voice = Empowered You guide

“Two hours focusing on two things was perfect – you didn’t try to change the world, just gave two keys skills and practice that moved me forward. Love your sense of humour too!!”

“I did a talk to 80 guests at a charity ball last week and did it without notes, just a couple of words on cards. People laughed in the right places, clapped at the end and said I was a ‘great and engaging speaker’. Hooray!! I couldn’t have done that three weeks ago so thank you again.”

“It was great to take a step back and think about how I use my voice and how I can improve. The part on breathing was great as was the introduction of face massage.”