Small business chat update – Nicky Lloyd Greame

08 Oct
Small business chat update – Nicky Lloyd Greame

Here’s a Small Business Update with Nicky Lloyd Greame from the business coaching and mentoring company People and Potential, who we met first in July 2014. and caught up with in September 2015. At that point, she’d been in business for a couple of years and was settling in: this was her plan for the upcoming year – “I have just developed a new concept which will launch in the next few months, all about healthy, daily exercises for the mind.  I have a series of courses and products around it and I plan on rolling them all out throughout the next 6 months to a year. I now also have a new member of the team who will be helping me deliver all this new training to corporate clients and members of the public alike. Oh, and watch this space for the new improved website launch”. Let’s find out how she’s doing now!

Hello Nicky! Are you where you thought you’d be when you looked forward a year ago?

Yes, I actually think I am – only with bonuses.  Business is still growing: both my personal and corporate client base is growing.  I have just started designing a new online stress management course, which is really exciting.  I now have an amazing associate who I’m looking forward to expanding my business with – he specialises in hypnotherapy (amongst other things), so we plan on merging our skills to offer a variety of unique solutions for those struggling with their mental health – but for whom for some reason the NHS offering is not working.

What has changed and what has stayed the same?

My niche has remained Mental Health – particularly helping people with stress and anxiety.  I’ve started helping children a lot more, too, so I’m hoping to start doing that in a more group-based setting (offering workshops in schools and academies, etc.)… oh, and I have a book almost finished – the no-sweat guide to less stress (working title!!).  Exciting times!

What have you learned? What do you wish you’d known a year ago?

I’ve invested a lot in my practical learning this year – I feel it is really important to keep learning – so this past year has been skills such as creating online courses, writing a book and generally how to position myself as the go-to person in my field.  As for what I wish I’d known last year – to be honest, it’s that its OK to invest in yourself – in fact its better for your business.  A year ago, I was plagued with guilt about spending that kind of money on my learning – now I recognise that it’s an essential investment into myself, ny business and my clients.  It allows me to deliver the best service possible.

Any more hints and tips for people?

Keep learning – diarise at least an hour or two a week for research and learning.  Make it a priority – feeding your mind helps feed your soul.

BONUS NEW QUESTION: What question would YOU like to ask other small business owners?

How do you measure your success?  And how do you reward it?

And … where do you see yourself and your business in a(nother) year’s time?

I would like to have a best-selling book, at least two online courses and to have been able to have helped many more clients – particularly children and teenagers – through workshops in schools.

I love the way that Nicky’s gradually developing her offering while sticking to the core area that she wants to focus on, and having an associate who can add in extra services is a real bonus, too. I look forward to being able to link to her book next time!

You can find Nicky and People & Potential onlline at and you can email Nicky, find her on LinkedIn, or call her on 01924 361738.

If you’ve enjoyed this interview, please see more small business chat, the index to all the interviewees, and information on how you can have your business featured (I have a full roster of interviewees now so am only taking on a very few new ones). If you’re considering setting up a new business or have recently done so, why not take a look at my books, all available now, in print and e-book formats, from a variety of sources. 


Posted by on October 8, 2016 in Business, Small Business Chat


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