Kate Bacon

Kate Bacon

Certified Since:: August 2023

Expert Overview

Are you a business coach, consultant or service provider, working with change-maker clients who are transforming the world into a better place?
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Exhausted from doing everything, you’re wondering what happened to the excitement you felt when you first launched your venture, knowing that your work was making a real difference in the world.
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I understand what it feels like when you get stuck in the busyness of the day-to-day. Feeling trapped so far in the weeds and details, that you’ve started to lose the focus of your vision and no longer view your goals from the big picture perspective. You’re just trying to stay ahead of the most important things (quite frankly all the things) as you tread water.
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You need the support of someone you can trust, who “gets” your business and the importance of what you are trying to achieve.
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This is where I come in as your Certified Online Business Manager…
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My name is Kate and I’ve been supporting small businesses for 20+ years - helping solopreneurs focus on their zone of genius while ensuring the day-to-day is taken care of. My superpower is strategy AND implementation. As a qualified coach I know how to ask all the right questions to help you get clear on direction, and as a Certified Online Business Manager, I turn that into a plan, and with my laser-focus on details, we get things done.
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Having worked online since 2003, I grew my initial VA business working exclusively with coaches, consultants, and course providers. After a few years, I added a training arm to my offering, in the form of the “VA Business Start Up Course”, that helped aspiring VAs create their own businesses from scratch.
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Strategy meets implementation is my superpower
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I’ve found the biggest obstacle in growing your business is Solpreneur thinking “I AM my business” as opposed to CEO thinking “I am the CEO who runs my business”.
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This separation makes ALL the difference in the world and allows you to stay in your zone of genius instead of micromanaging all the different parts.
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Working with me you will get a gentle nudge to step fully into your role as CEO, knowing that you have a trusted partner in the business and don’t have to take responsibility for everything (even when you have a team!)
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What a relief not having to be ALL the things - and think of the energy you’ll get back into the bargain.
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Imagine…

💭Waking up in the morning looking forward to work and embracing your role as CEO
💭Feeling energised now you have someone onboard with whom to brainstorm strategy, develop the business direction, and create a plan to get there
💭Getting back your sense of fulfilment focused 100% on your top clients and THEIR business dreams
💭Trusting the day-to-day tasks are being completed as your plans are implemented
💭Letting go as the team are being seamlessly managed (all without you)
💭Feeling excited about where the business could go and how many other businesses YOU can empower to make the world a better place!
💭Finally knowing your business is in safe hands giving you space to switch off and really relax in your downtime
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The Details
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I’m sure you’re asking yourself what this will look like, right? These are the areas in which I can support you as CEO:
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Strategic Business Planning - Turning your vision into an annual plan, then breaking that down into 90 day chunks.
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Imagine the feeling of knowing you have a clear roadmap of where you want to go, the team is onboard with your vision, and implementing the day-to-day so you can focus on growing the business and your top 1-2-1 clients.
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Recruitment - Together we review your Organisational Chart to get clear on the next best hire, and clarify what’s needed in terms of not just skills, but the all important, culture and values fit. I then take ownership for finding and hiring the best person for the team.
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The relief of not having to wade through CVs, as the whole process to shortlist is taken off your hands! We’ll interview the top three candidates together, so you’re fully supported in choosing the new team member.
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Team management and training - No longer feeling you have to manage (let’s face it “micromanage”) the team on a daily basis. Getting out of the weeds, you have time and headspace to focus on your zone of genius as owner of the business, as I make sure the team is happy, on track and everything in the project management tool is being implemented. I can also take the responsibility of training new hires off your plate - ensuring they understand the business and culture, not just the day-to-day tasks of their role.
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Project management - The project management tool is being used efficiently, milestones are in place, the team’s tasks tracked, allowing you to relax knowing current projects are all on target.
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Metrics tracking - Finally the numbers are being reviewed and measured on a regular basis (something you never seem to have time to do!) We know immediately if things are going off track AND figure out the best steps to take to get back on the right trajectory.
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SOP creation - Business processes are all documented in detail, finally taking everything out of your head! Creating systems not only provides order in the business but allows any team member to easily step in and take over tasks if a colleague is away.
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Research - Ditch the overwhelm and confusion of comparing online tools, as your OBM does the legwork and comes back to you with a suggestion for what will work best, and simple next steps to get it implemented.
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Launches - Releasing a new product or programme into the world? I’ll take away the headache of fguring out everything that needs to be done, by creating a detailed Launch plan with every step assigned to a specific member of the team. Imagine a smooth launch with built in space for last minute pivots should the need arise.
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Coaching - Supporting you to get clear on strategy, and helping you work through the blocks where you are getting in your own way. Understanding mindset and beliefs are the biggest way we hold ourselves back.

You can work with me in two ways:
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Retainer OBM Service - I can partner with you on an ongoing basis helping you bring your vision into reality, by creating a strategic plan which I then manage your team to implement.
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VIP Days and Packages - You can work with me on a one-off basis:
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🌟Business Audit: Your Operations Review
🌟Business Strategy Intensive
🌟Hiring Package
🌟Get That One Thing Done - Business Coaching to get you unstuck
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💻 Click HERE to book your free 30-Minute Discovery Call to find out more


Skills & Training:

Certified Online Business Manager - IAOBM
Certificate of Coaching - Coaching Development
Accredited Diploma in Transformational Coaching - Animas Centre for Transformational Coaching
Graduate Self-Belief Coach - Self-Belief Coaching Academy
BA (Hons) Combined Studies - Middlesex University
Diploma in Photojournalism - London College of Printing



Languages:

English


Online tools & systems:

ActiveCampaign
Canva
Calendly
Google Suite
MailChimp
MailerLite
Microsoft Office Suite
Notion
Satori
Trello
Voxxer
WordPress
Zoho
Zoom