Neva Gladman – Calm Store

I have Rebecca to thank for the success of my business. Her words of encouragement always came at exactly the right time, whenever I was doubting my ability to start an e-commerce store and was considering throwing it all in! Twelve months after beginning this journey, I am now proud to say I own a successful business, that is earning me more profit than I’d dared hope it would.

Compared to another business mentor, who I’d received some coaching from, Rebecca doesn’t provide ‘one size fits all’ advice. She takes the time to get to know your individual business as well as your target customers. Rebecca also really listens to you and considers your personal circumstances, such as finance and family commitments, when providing advice.

Rebecca is very patient and never made me feel embarrassed about my lack of experience, or the fact I was probably asking silly questions! Compared to an advertising agency, that just does the work for you, Rebecca explains why I should consider certain activities to promote my business, and she teaches me how to implement them. This gives me much more knowledge and confidence about running my business.

The coaching sessions provide invaluable support, from technical advice about using WordPress, to strategic advice about advertising. Having Rebecca as my coach also gives me peace of mind between sessions, because I know if I get stuck, there is always someone there to help me. I just keep a running document where I note down questions as I think of them, between sessions.

If you’re wondering whether money spent on coaching sessions is worthwhile, I can tell you it is worth every cent, as long as you choose your coach wisely. Luckily for me, Rebecca has been the perfect choice!