After working in law and HR in London for 10 years, I hopped on a plane to live in Madrid with a man I had met on a beach a few years earlier. I didn't speak Spanish so staying within my sector wasn't an option. Staying at home with a chilled glass of wine was fantastic but didn't seem like a long-term career plan, so I took a course to become an English teacher and started teaching business English. It was a means to an end initially but I ended up falling in love with teaching and training. I had vast experience in training and realised that I wanted to my own business. I set up my TEFL Training business in 2006 on a limited budget and a lot of enthusiasm. The company grew and I now own a range of brands under the umbrella of LETS Education. I married beach man, had a lovely son and got on with the insanity of juggling motherhood, owning a business, living abroad and being me.
I am a great trainer and teacher which was what fuelled me to set up my business. What I didn't realise was how much was involved with running a business, the skills and knowledge you need to make it successful. Beyond the marketing and the 'showing up' and the latest hashtag of #livingyourbestlife. The real nuts and bolts of how finance works, how to track your leads, how to use that information to make sensible decisions about investing in marketing, how to scale your business so that you don't leave yourself vulnerable when you hit the inevitable cash flow issues. How to get actual paying clients rather than another trade! There was SO much I didn't know and every mistake was a painful one but I have learnt from each and every mistake I have made and it is this knowledge and experience which makes me a really good business mentor and guide.
Every client I have worked with has been amazing at what they do, the artist, the lawyer, the teacher, the coach, the trainer - without exception amazing. And without exception, none of them have had experience of running a business and that is where I help. What I do is not the sexy end of mentoring, the believing in yourself, your positive mindset, the daily affirmations etc. It is the part that will make your passion into profit, that will help you launch successful programs, reach your audience and sell more. All the while, building it on solid foundations with sound business principles. I help you face those finances and help you to gain perspective. I don't need to question whether you are a good at what you do because if you doubted it, you wouldn't have set up your business - so let me help you shine and create a profitable, long lasting business.
Natasha is bursting with energy, creativity and helpful business insight. I have been on several of her mentoring courses to which she brings life back into my ideas, but with a reality check. She is a firm believer of getting back from what you invest; whether it be energy, time or money, it's all got a value and she reminds you of how to measure that and how to not loose sight of the end goal.
That said, she is one of the most generous top business people I know, always first to give something a shot if it's going to help another and often the spark that starts a service for others. She is an influencer in the best possible way.
Natasha's a great facilitator; demanding, challenging, encouraging and makes you accountable - no BS, no fluff! She is personable too; listens to your circumstances, gets a good feel for each client's personal challenges & specific business environment (which are often quite specific to us girls!) and helps you find the best strategy for you.
Natasha has built her own business from the ground up and is happy to share her learnings and pitfalls - you'll walk out of a session with Natasha with a strategy in your head, a smile on your face and ready to roll up your sleeves for action!
International Education Consultant, Director of Native English Experiences.
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The IWBB Business Map is a practical course to sort out your finances, marketing and sales to get more visibility and money. Small groups to ensure you get support and personalised advice.