It’s a big 2019 welcome to Nicky Lloyd Greame from business coaches and mentors People and Potential, who we met first in July 2014. and caught up with in September 2015, September 2016. and January 2018. When I asked her then where she wanted to be now, she replied, “To be honest, similar to where I am now but with a more consistent client base. More training being delivered and more schools as clients. I just want to help more people, especially children.” How’s she getting on? Let’s see!
Hello again, Nicky, and thanks for sharing your progress with us again. So, are you where you thought you’d be when you looked forward a year ago?
In many ways yes, and in others no – but I find that when you work for yourself that’s often the way – there’s rarely a straight clear road to success and that’s part of the excitement!
What has changed and what has stayed the same?
The Stress Specialist as a brand is most definitely on the map now. I am doing much more corporate work in addition to 1:1 coaching and my business model has expanded more than I could even imagine. I have online courses (live coaching using FB lives), an active FB group, companies are using me as an ongoing resource rather than just to deliver training. Its amazing 🙂
What have you learned? What do you wish you’d known a year ago?
How to harness the power of LinkedIn… this has made such a huge difference in my business this year. And I’ve also learned that I LOVE being on stage talking about mental health and stress and how everyone can help themselves just by learning a bit more. Its transformational.
Any more hints and tips for people?
Surround yourself with people who believe in you – I’ve been working with a business coach this year and along with my other coach and supporting friends and family – they have not only helped lift me but (and equally as important) they have been there to make sure I recognise and reward my successes.
And … where do you see yourself and your business in a(nother) year’s time?
For the first time ever I see the possibility of me needed to recruit to keep up with demand… and definitely much more speaking from the stage. The more people I can reach and share my positive message about mental health the better we all are.
What wonderful progress Nicky has made this year, and it’s interesting how she’s found LinkedIn helping her, as I personally ended up leaving the groups I was in on there as they descended into adverts and self-promotion with no real community and support. This shows it is still good for accessing corporate markets and it’s brilliant that Nicky’s been able to get her very important message in front of those companies.