the StartUp Sherpa Coaching Programme 

YES, IT’S TIME!

IT’S NOW YOUR TIME!

IT’S TIME TO BUILD THE BUSINESS OF YOUR DREAMS

JOIN THE 6 MONTH STARTUP SHERPA COACHING PROGRAMME 

This Coaching Programme will be suitable for you if:

ALL ABOUT YOU

You are so ready for a new exciting career challenge and/or a lifestyle change.

You have decided it’s now your time to utilise all your skills, experience, expertise and knowledge into starting your very own business. 

You have a great business idea and vision that you have been thinking about and really want to see it turned into a reality.  

You have the motivation and determination to make it a success. 

You know there is a great market out there for your business idea and you can provide a service that is needed. 

2021 is going to be your year! 

BUT

You definitely need the guidance and business know-how to make it work.

You need assurance and access to continued learning and personal development.

You want to feel supported and empowered so that your business confidence grows by the day.

You want to be made aware of the challenges so that you are prepared. 

You need financial parameters so that you don’t overspend at the outset.

You want to be kept to account so that you keep right on track and make progress. 

You would like to be in a vibrant community of other innovative people experiencing the same journey.

ALL ABOUT STARTUP SHERPA 

The StartUp Sherpa coaching programme is an innovation process created by Hugo Pickford-Wardle and Dan Roe who are two experienced entrepreneurs and business designers who have built businesses for companies like Vogue, The Times and Nectar. 

This programme is backed up by educational knowledge from working with EdTech giants like Pearson.  It’s a process that works and is used across global industry leaders – by large corporates and all the way to StartUps. 

As a Certified StartUp Sherpa Coach, I will be alongside you, all of the way, through your whole 6 month StartUp Sherpa journey so that you feel fully supported and empowered to get your business idea off the ground and real.  There will be an individual 1 hour coaching session with me after you have completed each Expedition, as well as weekly group meet ups on Fridays over Zoom.  Your progress diary, actions, any challenges or invisible barriers, your work-life balance, mental and physical wellbeing will all be discussed and reviewed individually with you so that your experience on the programme is manageable, doable and does not give you overwhelm.  Your StartUp Sherpa experience is designed to be business valuable, actionable, accountable, communicative and uniquely successful. 

By the end of the 6 month programme you will be well equipped with the best knowledge and StartUp skills to continue to grow and build the business of your dreams. 

ALL ABOUT THE PROGRAMME 

The programme journey takes place over 6 months.

The whole experience is broken down into 7 Expeditions, each guiding you towards getting your business idea out of your head and turning it into business reality. 

Each Expedition lasts 3.5 weeks and is made up of 14 missions for you to complete.

THE 7 EXPEDITIONS

  1. Getting cosy with your business idea
  2. Getting cosy with your ideal customer
  3. Does your customer care? 
  4. Creating your working brand
  5. Understanding the financials
  6. Delivering your business offering
  7. Setting up for sales success

ALL ABOUT THE MISSIONS

On Mondays through to Thursdays you will receive a daily email in the morning with a 25 minute task to action.  During the 6 month programme you will complete a total of 100 missions which will take you on a journey from Base Camp to the successful summit of your very own Business Mountain! 

Every day you will be able to share your progress and challenges with me as your certified StartUp Sherpa coach and also with your fellow business entrepreneurs in the StartUp Sherpa Slack Accountability Group. 

ALL ABOUT THE SHERPA COMMUNITY

You will be a part of a StartUp Sherpa cohort all with the same business and lifestyle vision who want to work on the programme.  It will be a vibrant community of entrepreneurs where you can collaborate, ask lots of questions and be accountable to each other.  Group coaching is extremely beneficial and gives you opportunity for serendipity and connection. 

ALL ABOUT THE Access Anyone Network™

At StartUp Sherpa, we know that who you know is as important as your idea. As part of StartUp Sherpa you can connect with anyone in our Access Anyone Network™ so that you can bring your business idea to life. The  Access Anyone Network™ connects the founders, all the current and past entrepreneurs who have completed the programme and all the StartUp Sherpa Coaches together, which brings an incredible global network like no other. 

ALL ABOUT SOME PAST AND CURRENT STARTUP SHERPEES

Sherpees from all backgrounds have started businesses in every possible sector with local, national, or global ambitions.  From local bakers to robotics engineering.  

We can support these variety of businesses because we take a process based approach to developing your idea.  We use #trusttheprocess. The process works.

“StartUp Sherpa is an excellent way to transform your business idea into your new reality.  I had no idea where to start, nor who to start with, to get to the next level.  StartUp Sherpa has been guiding me along the way with easy to follow exercises that take less than 30 minutes a day to complete.  I highly recommend StartUp Sherpa to help launch your StartUp.”

Phairis Sajan - Founder

“In 2019 I decided to channel my commitment to the climate cause with the launch of my own environmental and entrepreneurial venture, SitSpot, a platform for conscious travellers. I love how the programme breaks down each key phase into ‘expeditions’ and the trick of being assigned a daily task to be completed in 25 minutes.  The beauty is that you don’t even need to (and probably shouldn’t) quit your job before you take the plunge and start implementing your idea.”

Katia Hérault- Founder SITSPOT

 “Brilliant and valuable on many levels. It helped to create an energy and tangibility to my business that made me feel more confident and excited about it.”

Kerry Hart

From start up to funded!

“Dan & Hugo really helped me take an idea into an actual company. The great thing about Startup Sherpa is that you can start where you are. They made me believe that I didn’t need to wait for an investment, a team, or private equity. You can just get started and test the idea. It’s been an amazing experience. Now we’re an actual working startup, and that wouldn’t have happened without the help of Startup Sherpa”

Paus has just closed an oversubscribed round of funding on Crowdcube for £350k – £100k more than they had aimed for!

https://www.crowdcube.com/companies/paus/pitches/lKWJQl

RISHI KAPOOR

Rishi is the CEO and Founder of Paus (https://www.paus.tv/)

Disclaimer: These StartUp Sherpees have followed the Startup Sherpa coaching programme with the Founders. 

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WHEN YOU ENROL IN THIS COACHING PROGRAMME YOU ALSO HELP TO CONTRIBUTE TO AN INNOVATIVE SOCIAL ENTERPRISE: 16 X 16 

Hugo Pickford-Wardle and Dan Roe, the StartUp Sherpas Founders, have the vision of ‘creating a generation of financially-free innovators that will save the world’. They wanted to help others in the same situation by providing a guiding hand to starting something new, but in a way that fits with real life, and doesn’t burn you out. StartUp Sherpa was born.

They then set up Startup Sherpa as a social enterprise: using the money from the grown-up programmes, they train entrepreneurial 12 to 16-year olds on how to innovate, with the aim of providing them a personal revenue of £16,000 a year by the time they are 16.

“We aim to supplement education in the UK to provide training, support and coaching for 12-16 year olds to give them the skills, experience, and confidence to launch a ‘livelihood’ business. Just imagine a 16 year old independently making £16,000 per year – pretty awesome right?”

Click here to find out more about the 16 X 16 programme

1ALL ABOUT ME – WHY DID I BECOME A STARTUP SHERPA COACH?

My name is Kay and I am a Career and Lifestyle Coach to the over 50s who are facing career and lifestyle challenges and invisible barriers to realising their future personal success.  I am keen to offer this programme to anyone over the age of 50 who has their own exciting business idea and is looking to spearhead their business journey in 2021.  Additionally, if you have an Administrative Professional background this programme is perfect for setting up a business where you can use all of your inherent Business and Strategic Administrative skills in the most effective way.

WHY WORK WITH ME? 

Harnessing more than 35 years of Business Assistant experience and change across many industries and sectors, both in the UK and abroad, plus 15 years qualified and accredited Coaching experience, I have successfully worked with many clients to achieve new mapped out and successful, personal and career areas which has meant happier and more fulfilled lives.  I have also always had second line careers alongside my Administrative Professional roles for financial stability, development and interest.  I want to share my entrepreneurial spirit, business acumen and personal focus with you. I am a Senior Member of the Association of Counsellors, Coaches, Psychotherapists and Hypnotherapists (SMACCPH) and also a Fellow of the Institute of Administrative Management (FInst.Am).  

I was approached directly by the Founder, Hugo Pickford-Wardle, to join this innovative Coaching programme and become a Certified StartUp Sherpa Coach since my own Expert Admin Coaching and coachees are so aligned with the entrepreneurial spirit and have the already required business acumen from working in diverse corporate and other business environments. 

My specialist coaching has always been to help my fellow entrepreneurs bring their exciting business ideas to life and create the lifestyle that is right for them.  

I genuinely believe that the StartUp Sherpa Programme can help entrepreneurs avoid making costly and demotivational mistakes, wasting their valuable time and energy. Through my specialised coaching and with this programme, I can help you grow your business and make an impact in your life, your community and in the world.

YOUR COMMITMENT

You will need to set aside 25 minutes per day, Mondays through to Thursdays, to complete a task that will be emailed to you, plus 1 hour on Fridays for the Group Coaching meetup that I will hold over Zoom.

The Programme uses the Pomodoro method because it is a revolutionary time management system, it is at once deceptively simple to learn and life-changing to use.

Why 1 task per day? Because breaking down big jobs into small tasks reduces the overwhelm of starting a business from scratch. Also, it gives you time between each task to reflect and progress your ideas. You could play catch up and complete all 4 daily missions in one day – but that means setting aside 2 hours, and not giving you that reflection time in between. There will also be a daily accountability group in Slack.

The 2021 cohort starts on 25th January 2021 and finishes on 16th July 2021.

THE PROGRAMME COST 

The 6 month programme costs £1,800 in total

If you wish to pay monthly, the cost is £300 per month

  • Payment 1 – Month 1
  • Payment 2 – 1st of Month 2
  • Payment 3 – 1st of Month 3
  • Payment 4 – 1st of Month 4
  • Payment 5 – 1st of Month 5
  • Payment 6 – 1st of Month 6

We can also agree to a different monthly payment date but please note the payment date will have to be collected within the first 10 days of the month.

If you decide to stop before the end of the programme, I will cancel the payments for the remaining months but I will not refund the payment for the current month.

 

For every participant in the programme, I donate £50 a month to StartUp Sherpa 16×16 to facilitate a 12 – 16 year old working on the social enterprise programme with their own business idea. 

CAN I TAKE A BREAK FROM THE PROGRAMME AND RESTART AT A LATER DATE?

I understand life can become manic and overwhelming, and that you may want to take a break from the programme. Before making a break, I will contact you to understand your reasons and how you could be able to re-balance your priorities to enable you to continue the programme.

If, after we have discussed your situation you still wish to take a break, you will continue to receive the emails and pay for the remaining months, and you can complete the Missions later in the year when your priorities are settled. 

I guarantee you that you will still have the individual coaching sessions after completing each Expedition, however you will miss on the group coaching call and the daily accountability catch-ups.  

 

WHAT HAPPENS IF I WANT TO COMPLETELY STOP?

If you want to stop the programme, we can discuss why you have reached this decision and I will ensure that you are fully aware of the advantages and disadvantages of not completing the programme before you finalise your choice. 

If after this discussion, you still want to end your participation in the programme, and you are paying monthly, I will not send you an invoice for the following month.  If you have paid in full for the 6 months, I will refund the months that you will not complete the programme in full.

FAQ The StartUp Sherpa Programme