“One of the great overlooked superpowers we have is that, when we get up and walk, our senses are sharpened”
Shane O’Mara, Neuroscientist.
The day works for either owners who want to attend on their own, or a startup team who want some ‘neutral’ space and a stimulating environment (the great outdoors) to work through plans.
“Mark helped me cement my business ideas into a solid plan and make practical decisions on how to grow my business over the next few months. I’m brimmed with excitement and enthusiasm and can’t wait to get going!”
Jenni Tulip, Agency Owner
We’ll aim for the best part of a day but these can be run in tighter half day sessions if you have limited time e.g 9.30 am till 1pm.
We chat before the day itself and I find out what’s on your mind (and yes, probably keeping you up at night!).
Depending on the direction of that conversation, I’ll then shape the right kind of workshop element for the day.
That means we’ll use on one or more workshop techniques and tools (the ones most appropriate to you, to get to the ‘solution’ and the next-steps plan of action).
The workshop (complete with post-it notes, sharpies, flip charts et al) will typically be two to three hours.
Before the workshop, we’ll have kicked things off with a walk out into the lovely West Yorkshire countryside, to free up our thinking and to talk things through in broader terms.
We can focus on any blockage or indeed potential opportunity you want to address: whether that’s looking at your services, your marketing, your value proposition, your ideal clients, your plans for growth in the next 3 years, a rebrand …
You set the scene for the main focus of the day* when we first talk and I’ll arrange the rest (which includes getting to an end of day plan of action).
(* that’s the focus but we may uncover other things as the walk and conversation develops..)
For the walk element (and dependent on what you tell me about your level of fitness) we’ll walk one of 3 or 4 routes out from Marsden, West Yorkshire. They’re a mix of towpath, woodland, farmland and moorland walks .. ranging from 2 to 6 miles.
The 6 mile walks are more challenging and we’ll be out for around 3 hours, but you really will ‘get away from it all’ and have the chance to reflect on where you are with your business.
Marsden is close to the M62 and other major roads, and is easily accessible by rail from Manchester, Leeds and further afield.
Businesses with between 2 and 10 staff: £350 per delegate.
Businesses with 11+staff: £450 per delegate.
Not For Profits and some Start Up situations: please check with me on that.
The fee covers: