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Start-Up Business Coaching

Start-Up Business Coaching

More and more individuals in their 20s/early 30s are now attracted to starting their own business because of the freedom, autonomy, and ability to dedicate their career to their passions. Alice coaches individuals who want to start their own business, flesh out their ideas, and proactively work towards launching it. She helps them define the nature and vision of the business, and how to take those first steps.

Setting up your own business can be daunting and overwhelming at times. You have lots of ideas but you just can't seem to get started. What do you prioritise first? How should you structure your days to get the most done? One to one coaching sessions can really help you move forward with your ideas by giving you the time and space to get clear on your priorities, and how to start implementing your goals step by step.

By asking the right questions and using relevant, thought-provoking exercises, Alice can help you gain clarity and perspective on what's currently holding you back. Sessions aim to build your confidence, overcome fear of failure, beat procrastination, and improve your motivation in order to help you move forward and create a successful business.

Having started her coaching business six years ago whilst working full-time, Alice has hands-on experience of what it takes to set up a business and transition from being an employee to self-employed. Her personal experience provides a valuable backdrop to her coaching sessions in that clients can benefit hugely from Alice sharing her own advice, and mentoring them through the process.

Check out this interview with Alice detailing five reasons to try Business Coaching to give you further insight in to the benefits of Business Coaching.

What to Expect


Sessions are available Monday to Friday between (and including) 10am and 4pm. Alice is not currently offering after-work/evening sessions.

Attitude required:

Alice only works with those serious about making changes in their life, as sessions require an open mind, a willingness to take risks, accountability, and a sincere commitment to implementing the actions agreed between you and Alice. The more keen and ready you are to move forward in your life, the more you will get out of the sessions.

Coaching sessions are not a quick fix but an investment of time, commitment, energy, and acceptance of responsibility towards your future, and how it turns out. Investing in coaching is your first step in taking charge of your future, and carving out a happy, fulfilling, and enjoyable life. The coach can not wave a magic wand (unfortunately), nor can they tell you what to do. The responsibility for making decisions ultimately remains with you, which is good, as it's your business, not theirs. The coach is there to facilitate your self-awareness, and help you make sense of your answers to the challenging questions they ask you, so that you can draw concrete conclusions much more easily and objectively than you would if you were trying to figure it all out on your own.

Session format:

Coaching sessions last approximately one hour (1.5 hour sessions also available), taking place once every 2-3 weeks, or longer if required. Alice is based in South East London (Borough/London Bridge & Woolwich Arsenal) but if you're happy to meet in public then session location can be reasonably flexible across central London. Telephone and Skype sessions are also available, which can work just as well as face to face sessions.

Next Step? Introductory Session

For those keen to get started and know more about coaching, Alice will arrange a 45 to 60 minute introductory session to discuss your current situation, your goals, and what to expect from coaching. Introductory Sessions are free over the telephone/Skype, or £35 face to face. You can then decide whether Alice is the right coach for you and how you would like to proceed.

To arrange an introductory session, contact Alice or telephone/text +44 (0)754 559 2909 for details.

Alice really helped me to focus on where I am and how to get to where I want to be. Her positive attitude and approach was a breath of fresh air and exactly what I needed. Thanks very much!

Alice Stapleton

About Alice

Alice coaches those who want to change career but don’t know what they want to do instead. She offers Career Coaching designed to help graduates, early to mid-level career-changers, and parents returning to work gain a clear vision of what career is right for them, and how to achieve it. She is also a qualified Coach Supervisor.