Work with me
This is a shout out to the soul led creatives who feel stifled by bland boring strategies for growth.
Let’s face it, you started your creative business because you are an artistic soul with a passion for beauty, style and all things creative. You LOVE what you do; you provide high value for your clients and strive to provide the best possible service for them.
Innovation is at your very core but you didn’t anticipate negative beliefs stopping you in your tracks. Or being overwhelmed with your ideas, not knowing which one to launch next.
The truth is, creativity will only get you so far when you have big dreamy goals to reach. You have to know how to run a sustainable and profitable business. How do you do this? A clear strategy and positive mindset.
I know the word strategy makes you shudder but here’s the thing, it doesn’t have to be boring. Let’s get creative with bespoke strategies that work for YOUR business and personality. Perhaps you are feeling unmotivated, you’ve reached a crossroads, you want to scale but you literally don’t have the energy to do so.
So let me ask you…
Are you ready to up level your creative business and go beyond the pretty with me by your side?
I work with creative entrepreneurs just like you to build a sustainable business for now and the future. We go beyond the pretty into strategy, creating a system that brings you joy, freedom and profit. I want you to embrace your creativity, I want to hear all the innovative ideas you have but then I’ll help you focus.
I do this by reviewing the foundations of your business and creating a bespoke strategy for growth. Rest assured this will be aligned to your values, we lead with integrity always. No more being forced to follow formulas that just don’t work for you.
I offer a range of services designed to give clients the exact support they desire right now.
I work with a range of businesses but primarily in the wedding and creative industries. A typical client is incredibly talented at what they do, their creativity and passion is beautiful to watch. But they struggle with choosing which idea to promote, which one will bring them joy and profit? Having ideas is never the issue, it’s which one to sell and what method to use.
They LOVE what they do and ADORE their clients. But being typical people pleasers they often over promise and over deliver to the detriment of their availability and profitability.
As is typical in the creative industry, my clients are often soul led, introverted entrepreneurs who are fabulously talented but struggle with what is needed in order to scale. As an introvert myself I share techniques to show up confidently but in a way that feels aligned to their soul.
I believe strongly that in order to scale you need to work in your zone of genius, what brings you joy and lights your soul? Once this is aligned you will master not only the strategy but your mindset as well.
The framework I use works on all 3 areas:
SOUL + STRATEGY + MINDSET
Beyond the pretty
Sometimes we can lose the joy in business. Especially if you hit a creative businesses plateau.
Together we will bring the joy back by creating a business structure that brings light to your soul.
Next up is getting down to the nitty gritty. I get you find this side of business tedious but it doesn’t have to be. We will review our business foundations and strengthen
ready for you to scale to new exciting heights
I will dig deep to discover what negative beliefs are holding you back right now.
I will use a mixture of energy clearing and specific empowerment tasks to calm and challenge you.
My style is a mix of coaching and consulting providing practical solutions to problems you may have alongside intuitive analysis of limiting blocks and beliefs. I am renowned for some tough love and accountability.
I am a certified Business Consultant and Energy healer so at times we will combine energy healing alongside the strategy.
Strategy Beyond The Pretty
1:1 Signature Service (4 month service)
If you are ready to change your business, and willing to invest in some serious time and hard work, this is the one for you.
Together, let’s transform your creative business and increase your joy, freedom and profit.
VIP Strategy Day
1:1 VIP Day at a beautiful location
My VIP Strategy Day is a fully immersive experience allowing you the space to embrace your business right NOW, and visualise the FUTURE.
Having a day set aside to work just on your business can bring forth such powerful transformations.
No emails. No distractions. No procrastination.
Strategise & Energise
Is perfect for providing clarity and strategy in your creative business, whilst focussing on YOU at all times.
Together we will review your struggles and concerns, in order to create a plan for the future whilst making positive changes to your business and life if needed.
Are you fed up with guessing how to grow your business?
Wouldn’t it be lovely to have a report pinpointing the areas of business that need some love and attention?
During this 45 minute I will analyse your business before sending you a report of findings.
Business Mindset Shift
Ready to shift your mindset and increase your confidence AND profit in your creative business?
Mindset is the foundation of your business, without it, no amount of strategy will help you succeed. Both are needed if you wish to reach those big scary goals.
Enrol on this 4 module mini course and learn exactly how to shift your mindset in order to scale your business.
Create & Scale Mastermind
This is for creatives ready to infuse freedom, joy, creativity and profit into their business as they scale.
Specifically for Soul Led Creatives this mastermind combines group training alongside 121 consultancy.
This mastermind is a hybrid of group calls, 121 coaching and an in person event. As an introvert no one will be forced into the spotlight if they prefer to quietly absorb instead.
This journey I’ve been on has been hard work, challenging at times, sometimes scary, but so rewarding and enjoyable - it’s the best thing I’ve ever done for my business.
Catrina – Finflukra Testimonial
Catrina, Finflukra Weddings
Susie Evans Weddings
I am now in full control of my business and have achieved so much with my new mindset as well as my goals for 2018, worked on my SEO, have a greater understanding of my business and who my ideal client is and more importantly how to get them. I have now recognised how I am a great wedding and party planner and have some amazing contacts and support in the industry and feel very inspired.
So, a big thank you to Bernadette!
Susie - Susie Evans Weddings
Catrina - FinFlukra (2022 VIP Strategy Day)
Creative Business Consultancy Testimonial
When I received my report from Bernadette following our meeting, not only was it full of fabulous points and findings but also tools to enable me to put my steps into place. In a busy world, you need to avoid overwhelm and I felt Bernadette had thoroughly thought this through enabling you to confidently start to change you business in an order that would ensure nothing would be left out
I most definitely recommend Bernadette. She is sincere, kind, approachable, confident and extremely knowledgeable in her field. Everyone needs Bernadette in their life. I cannot thank her enough - in a time when I felt lost those few precious hours together not only change my business but found me again
Wedding Business Consultancy – VIP Day Testimonial
Expert guidance, some tough love and lots of support is exactly how I found working with Bernadette. Armed with a renewed sense of enthusiasm and direction and mostly clarity is how I left the days proceedings. It went so quickly and I must say although I started the day not knowing which way to turn. I know I definitely skipped out of the meeting with a renewed sense of direction and purpose and with a smile on my face - I was back in the driving seat!!!
Mary – Weddings by Mary
Mary, Weddings by Mary
Sonia Marie Loves
Sonia Marie - Soniamarie Consulting
Wura, Manola Luxe Weddings( Signature 1:1 Consultancy)
Not only was Bernadette incredibly helpful in transforming my business but she transformed me as an entrepreneur with amazing tips and advice on mindset, time management, productivity, self care and work/life/balance. I have truly never met someone with so much knowledge. The best thing about Bernadette's consulting programme is that she doesn't just care about your business, she truly cares about you, constantly checking in with your wellbeing.
Bernadette's programme is not just a one-off she is the type of coach you need long term.
Wura , Manola Luxe Weddings
As a result of working with Bernadette I have already made inroads into getting the new business idea off the ground. At a time that I was struggling financially as a single parent and not in a position where my income covered the outgoings, paying for coaching seemed a luxury I couldn’t justify, however I believe that it was actually a necessary investment, to enable me to get to the next stage and out for the financial situation I was in.
Weddings by Zoe & Zoe Binnings Wedding Consultant
Natalie Hewitt Weddings
I am feeling so motivated, more astute and focused on getting the balance right between work, family and relaxation.
Frequently asked questions
Do you have a question you’d love to ask, but are perhaps too shy to do so? Then don’t worry I have collated a collection of questions I am often asked.
Have a different question? Please do just drop me a line on email@example.com
How does the Strategy Beyond the Pretty work?
This is for those clients really ready to up-level. It is intensive and I require commitment from you , I’ll be going all in and I expect clients to do the same. This is a very hands-on experience with ongoing 1:1 support from me, so if you’re ready to up-level your business and invest in some serious time and hard work, this is the perfect service for you.
• 2 hour on boarding call to delve into your business
• 8 x 1 hour zoom calls (bi-weekly)
• Concise report detailing the areas I feel we should work on to bring the results you desire
• Free access to any courses available
• Voxer support
How much access do I get from you?
Quite a lot. As well as our calls you have unlimited access to me on the voice note app voxer. This is perfect for instant answers to your questions. I am also around to review your goal setting, proof reading, giving advice. I get very involved with my clients. If however you wanted additional calls outside of the agreement this is an extra charge.
What if I want to carry on working with you?
This is not unusual. Many clients either book an intensive day with me once a year or go onto a maintenance package, which is monthly calls after our contract is finished.
How much time do I need to commit?
I suggest between 2-3 hours per week for calls and doing the work in between the calls. We have 2 x 1 hour calls per month but of course there will be “homework” to do in between.
What if I need to move a session?
I completely understand what it is like to run a seasonal business. I know sometimes your well planned schedule goes a little wrong. So yes if you can’t make a session I am happy to move it. I just ask for as much notice as possible. If you are wanting to move every session we will have a talk about your commitment.
I’m a wedding planner, can you train me?
Yes of course! Although I have now closed the UKAWP I am still able to train new wedding planners, a bespoke price will be determined after our initial discussion. Or can be weaved in with a 1:1 consultancy service.
Can you provide a tailored service?
Absolutely , if you need support but feel the services I offer don’t quite match your needs then I can create a bespoke offering for you instead. Lets jump on a call to decide how best I can support you.
I don’t want people to know I’ve hired you
Our time together is kept confidential unless you give me express permission to announce you as a client, or when you provide me with a testimonial.