Services

Cross-cultural Career Coaching

Diamond Plus package

A fully comprehensive and intensive programme of coaching and skills development, to meet company recruitment requirements and gain insight into Entrepreneurial Skills

  • Unlimited Interview and Assessment Centre Coaching
  • First Step Coaching
  • CV Coaching
  • 50 hours of Personal Coaching to include 38 hours of Career Coaching (Job Application Skills Coaching, Advanced Interview and Assessment Centre Coaching, Professional Development Coaching and Professional Insight Coaching) and 12 hours of Entrepreneurial Skills Coaching

Diamond + Entrepreneurial Skills Coaching

One-to-one Personal Coaching – Entrepreneurial Skills Coaching

Entrepreneurial Skills Coaching helps candidates to develop a basic understanding of the knowledge and skills needed to build a business. With the guidance of our professional coaches who have extensive knowledge of how businesses work, our candidates can develop these basic skills in order to start their own future business.

The coach will ask questions and discuss ideas, concerns and plans with the candidate. By the end of the programme, candidates will feel better equipped and prepared to take on the exciting challenge of creating a new business.

Entrepreneurial Skills Coaching consists of 3 parts, each of which can be coached by a different coach. The following topics are guidelines only; Personal Coaches will tailor the topics to the needs of the candidate.

1) Plan – Preparing for a successful business launch
  • Generating ideas – Gaining an understanding of how ideas are developed
  • Researching the market – Learning how market research is done for new businesses
  • Drawing up a strategy, business plans and budgets – Understanding these essential tools for starting a new business
  • Sourcing funding and finance – Exploring where to find possible sources of finance and choosing between them
  • Staffing – Understanding what is important in building a staff team
  • Networking and learning business and social etiquette – Discussing skills to connect widely with others and improve the chances of success
  • Deciding on business location and premises – Exploring where to locate a business
  • Understanding legal requirements – Reviewing the need to comply with local regulations and laws
  • Seeking professional help – Developing an understanding of how to use lawyers, accountants and bankers
  • Building resilience – Developing the mind set, confidence and determination to deal with setbacks along the way
2) Build – Starting a business in practice
  • Designing a product or service – Thinking about getting the product developed
  • Manufacturing a product or preparing to deliver a service – Discussing preparation for launch and gearing up to meet demand
  • Testing the product or service – Exploring how to make sure the product or service is well received by the customer
  • Setting up sales and distribution channels – Exploring how to get a product or service to the customer efficiently
  • Recruiting staff and building a skilled team – Understanding how to set up functions like HR, Finance, Marketing, IT, Legal and Operations
  • Finalising budgets, costs and revenues – Discussing the importance of keeping a close eye on the finances
  • Marketing the launch and planning future campaigns – Learning about getting a business off the ground by generating awareness and demand
  • Building an on-line presence – Discussing taking a business on-line to raise business profile and generate sales
3) Operate – Managing and growing a business successfully
  • Manufacturing or delivering a service – Exploring how to produce an end product or service to time, cost and quality
  • Managing the supply chain – Thinking about how a product or service reaches customers
  • Marketing and selling – Exploring how to generate on-going interest and turn this into paying customers
  • Managing customer relationships – Exploring how to develop strong customer relationships
  • Developing leadership skills – Looking at developing the candidate’s skills as a business leader
  • Training and developing staff – Exploring how to ensure skills such as teamwork, communication and project management are in place in a business
  • On-going planning and budgeting – Understanding how to carry out on-going planning and monitoring of performance and take appropriate actions
  • Managing business expansion – Exploring how to expand by adding new markets, products or services