nature can transform the work you do
... and the business you create
YOU’VE GOT A GREAT BUSINESS IDEA AND YOU’RE PASSIONATE ABOUT IT.
You know the way business operates has to change…
… and you want your business to be part of that change.
How amazing would it be to build a business as part of the cosmos, part of that vast and inter-connected universe? Not something that just takes and never gives back…
… and along the way transform your own thinking too.
You want to do it right. But you don’t know where to start.
BUSINESS COACHING & TRAINING
I had a business idea, but I knew that right from the word ‘go’, I wanted to place nature at the heart of its development.
I wasn’t interested in building a business and then retro-fitting it with an environmental conscience down the track.
I wanted to do things right.
My business is small. Artisanal. I mostly work alone. All my raw materials are natural. I formulate and make all the products I sell. Plus, I have to manage my production, marketing, accounts, social media, distribution, export…. sound familiar?
But before I did this I worked on a bigger stage. One with a global reach. I was part of a team of economists, ecologists, scientists, businesses and policy makers at the cutting edge of climate and biodiversity issues. We were diving deep into the issues and challenges our world faces. And looking for ways to create change.
Before all that I worked in cultural communications.
Now I’m bringing all this together. To help you be even more brilliant. To help your business be the change.
I started building my business six years ago. The business has been on shortlists for awards. And has won awards. I still sell online. But I also export. I’ve made some bad decisions. And some good ones. I’ve learnt from all of them.
And every purchase someone makes, helps me invest in plant conservation and habitat restoration work. Imagine your business giving back like that too.
I understand the effort. The money. The stress. The loneliness. The exhilaration. The grind. The fear and the fabulousness of building a business.
So let’s talk. Let’s build you a business. A nature-based business for the 21st Century.
I CAN HELP YOU WITH
- Identifying environmental and climate risks and dependencies
- Understanding ecosystem services
- Your own sense of well-being
- Identifying your niche
- Supply chain
- Online platforms and integration
- Skin care production
- Contract manufacturing
WAYS OF WORKING TOGETHER
ONLINE TRAINING – I’ll be launching a range of single-topic online courses that you can study anytime and anywhere.
BEAUTY BUSINESS & NATURE – book your place on a 12 week guide to building a sustainable natural beauty brand for the 21st century. Places are strictly limited to ensure you get the most out of the experience. This workshop is for artisans, and in particular those with a dream to create a natural skincare business. We’ll cover a different topic each week in online tutorials and with a live Q&A session. You’ll receive a range of resources. There’ll be assignments to help you develop your thinking and a private FB group to help connect to a community of other creative change makers. Beauty Business & Nature starts January 15 2020. Book your place early!
ONE-ON-ONE COACHING & MENTORING – let’s go deep and really see how working with the wisdom of the ancients and nature’s intelligence can help you grow as an entrepreneur, a manager, a leader. Book a free introductory session with me to discuss how we can work together in a truly transformational way.
TEAM RETREATS – let’s bring a nature-based approach to planning and team-building sessions. Or maybe you’d like me to bring concepts from our one-on-one training to your team to transform, inspire and support them. Send me an email and let’s see what magic we can make happen.
PLACE NATURE AT THE HEART OF YOUR BUSINESS
YOU CAN USE OUR TIME TOGETHER TO:
Really get to grips with what you’ll need to know and do to run a sustainable natural beauty business.
Identify your climate and environmental risks and dependencies
Apply ancient wisdom and nature intelligence to modern problems (and opportunities!)
Find ways to tell your authentic brand story
Identify ways your business can give back to nature
Get your head around online apps and integration
See how your business potential is written in the cosmos
Feel less alone
Identify your strengths
Find your plant allies and learn how to work with them
AND MUCH MORE
It makes so much sense to work with rather than against nature and I loved learning about the properties of different plants around us.