Business School snaps up Britain's top female coach to help business owners
York St John University Business School is
looking for business owners who are willing to be challenged and
stretched by their peers - and by the country’s top female coach -
to help them take their businesses forward.
York-based Jules Wyman was voted Britain’s
best female coach in 2009. She’ll be working with the business
owners to help them help each other develop their businesses in the
popular Learning Through Business Leaders programme, which
starts this week at the Business School.
Irma Gomez, business development manager,
explains: “The programme provides a confidential environment in
which business owners can discuss the issues and challenges
associated with running a business with other non-competing
owners. We’re thrilled that Jules has agreed to facilitate the
sessions, and she’ll give each member the opportunity to bring a
discussion topic to the table at every meeting.
“The focus is very much on strategic problem
solving, and it’s particularly popular with people who are running
businesses alone and are looking for external input, insights and
Owen Turner runs growing York graphic design
firm, United By Design. He has been part of the York St John
Acorns programme, which provides support for business start-ups,
and he feels Learning Through Business Leaders is a
logical next step to help take his business forward.
He says the main benefit to his business will
be the opportunity to talk in confidence and bounce ideas off
people at a senior and strategic level about real issues relating
to business ownership:
“I know it won’t always be easy, but it’s incredibly valuable,” he
says. “I know from working with Jules in the past that the
group will challenge me to think about things in a different way,
and getting that objective view from peers who aren’t embroiled in
the day-to-day running of your business is invaluable.”
The new programme is open to business owners
in the Yorkshire and Humber region and there are six places
available for a series of five evening sessions, which start on
Wednesday 13 January.
York St John Business School is subsidising
the programme through the Economic Challenge Investment Fund
(ECIF), The Learning & Skills Council Enhancement Fund and
support from Yorkshire Forward, which makes the price to
participants £240 for five, four-hour sessions. For more
information or to register your interest, contact Irma Gomez at
York St John University Business School on 01904 876339.
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