focus and thrive
it’s time to focus and thrive
There’s something so magical about an inspired entrepreneur on a mission. That infectious energy lifts those around them, elevates their offering and captures the imagination of their audience. When you harness your vitality and focus your energy on the things that matter most, it sustains, empowers and ensures that business becomes a joy.
Focus and Thrive is an intimate and intensive two-day workshop with Elizabeth Cairns and Fiona Humberstone, The Brand Stylist. Designed to help you get to the very heart of what it takes to make your unique business thrive it will give you the confidence and framework to achieve your goals for 2018.
Based on more than thirty years’ combined entrepreneurial experience, this is the perfect workshop to get you focused, motivated and ready to take the new year by storm. You’ll leave feeling inspired, energised and with just what you need to take your business to the next level.
Following the overwhelming popularity of our November workshop, we’ve added new dates for February. Ideally timed to capture the energy and optimism of spring and steal a march on the new year.
The Focus and Thrive Workshop. The House at Beaverbrook, Surrey, 21-22nd February 2018.
make 2018 your best year yet
As a modern entrepreneur you know you need an incisive vision: for what your brand stands for and where it’s headed. You know that for your business to truly thrive, you need to refine that vision, align it with what matters right now and plan for making it a reality.
And you’re smart enough to realise that this simply won’t happen unless you dedicate the time and the space for it.
Planning for the future is an essential part of leading a successful business: let’s make your session something to savour.
Guided by two experienced entrepreneurs, this workshop has been designed to make your business planning your most effective session yet. One that puts fire in your belly, ignites your passion and feeds your creativity.
Together we’ll clarify your goals, tackle what’s holding you back and unlock the potential within your business. We’ll encourage you to think big, be brave and create a plan that’s perfectly aligned with your own values. This is business planning redefined.
‘2018 is going to be the year of fearless action!’ Kim Balasubramaniam
What you'll gain
A powerful session that'll get to the very heart of where you want to take your business next year. Far more than a simple 'planning session', this is about connecting your personal values and your inspiration with your brilliant brand to create a set of unshakeable goals for the year ahead.
Unlock the habits that'll enable your business to thrive and over-deliver on your goals for 2018. Recognise your blind spots and move past what's holding you back. Take a closer look and prepare for a thoroughly inspirational and freeing year.
You'll leave with a simple and easy to execute plan that's inspirational, realistic and flexible. In the workshop we'll focus on the headlines and priorities that'll give you the comfort and confidence that comes with a clear sense of direction.
We’ll head to Beaverbrook's screening room for a masterclass from Fiona in the practical steps you can take to win more of the right sort of work. Throughout the workshop we'll explore what feeds your inspiration and how to bring your clients along on your inspired journey.
Elizabeth and I have been working together for years now and I’m thrilled to be delivering this workshop with her again. Her wisdom, energy and compassion are invaluable and I know you’re going to get so much from spending time with us both for the two days.
Founder of The Brand Stylist, Fiona is an experienced entrepreneur, an exacting Creative Director and a commercially minded Brand Consultant. She loves nothing more than to inspire and empower entrepreneurs to create their very best businesses. Fiona is the bestselling author and publisher of How to Style your Brand and Brand Brilliance.
Elizabeth is a highly successful coach, mentor and editor. She can bring crystal clarity in moments and empowers her clients to live and work more authentically, the secret to a thriving business. Working with Elizabeth always gets me inspired and raring to go in the right direction. Her sessions will unlock the vitality of your business and align you with what really matters. More at elizabethcairns.com
Hailed as ‘the coolest country house hotel’ by The Telegraph, The House at Beaverbrook in Surrey blends cutting-edge luxuries with serious respect for the past. Former home of newspaper tycoon Lord Beaverbrook, the house has hosted Sir Winston Churchill (we’ll be sitting in the very screening room he viewed the war despatches) James Bond author Ian Flemming and society darling Elizabeth Taylor.
The house is grand, and you can’t fail to be inspired by the scale of things. The mile and a half drive up through the 400 acre estate is pretty epic. And the house doesn’t disappoint on arrival- ideal for those of us ready to think big about what we’ll achieve in 2018.
Beaverbrook, Reigate Road, Leatherhead, Surrey KT22 8QX
We’ll be lunching in The Garden House restaurant on day one: my favourite place to bring clients, the restaurant is light-filled and puts seasonality at the heart of its menus.
Day two is all about the glamour. Lunch in the Japanese restaurant and cocktails in the Parrot Room – think tropical palms, plush velvet and pink walls. Honestly, it’s an Instagrammers’ dream.
unlock the vitality within your business and prepare to thrive
There are just twelve spaces available for this unique and intimate workshop on 21-22nd February 2018. To secure your place amongst this years’ visionaries book below.
Your investment includes all course materials, a two day workshop with Elizabeth Cairns and yours truly, The Brand Styist as well as and delicious lunches on both days and cocktails. We are negotiating special rates with Beaverbrook and the Garden House should you wish to treat yourself to a super-luxe stay (see below for details).
focus and thrive workshop
Your investment in this two day workshop is £1195 + VAT. VAT is chargeable for those of you based within the EU. Share the cost across two instalments or settle now, the choice is yours.
This workshop is now sold out.
terms of booking
We’re so excited to welcome you to the workshop! Please do read the following carefully because by booking your place, you agree to the workshop terms and conditions.
You agree to the cancellation policy – please see below.
Copyright content and course materials
All course material, workshop content and marketing literature is protected copyright. What that means in simple terms is that you may not copy it. You can’t take it and adapt it for your own clients. You can’t take it, or part of it, and reproduce it on your website, in your brochures, on your blog or anywhere else in the public domain. And you most certainly can’t take it, reskin it using your own brand identity, change a word or two and pass it off as your own. Because that would totally go against the spirit in which this was created. This has been created as a workshop to empower you to grow your business. It may only be used by you, for your own business. If you have a friend, colleague or client you feel may benefit, please encourage them to sign up for themselves.
Should you choose to pay in instalments, it’s down to you to make a note of payment dates and to be sure you have adequate funds in your account to cover the transfer. If for any reason you don’t have adequate funds, Paypal will automatically try again in five days. If your payment fails again, they will try once more, usually five days later. If after that, the balance still isn’t settled, then your place will be forfeit but your deposit will not be refunded.
Please note, the five day thing is automatically done via PayPal, if they change their timings we can’t be held responsible, it’s down to you to make sure that you have the funds to pay and communicate with us if you don’t. The main point here is that you make sure you pay on time, then we are all happy.
As you know, Brand Stylist events are incredible, inspirational and highly sought-after and often sell out very quickly. It’s important to us that when you book, you’re serious about taking up your place. Because if you’re not, that prevents someone else experiencing the magic, which doesn’t feel very fair.
We have a very strict and transparent cancellation policy.
We do understand that very, very occasionally you may need to cancel your place. If you cancel within one month of the workshop and are unable to send someone in your place, you will incur a 100% charge and your payment will not be refunded.
Whilst we often keep a waiting list, we will not refund your course fee if you are unable to attend: even if we fill the place.
It’s essential you are committed to attending this workshop and that you only sign up with this commitment in mind.
Getting to and from the workshop
The easiest way is probably to drive. There’s plenty of free parking onsite and the hotel is moments drive from Junction 9 of the M25.
There’s a train station at Leatherhead which is a ten minute taxi ride from the hotel. Trains run regularly from London Waterloo and Victoria stations – it’s around half an hour from the city.
You can fly into nearby Heathrow or Gatwick airports and taxi from there. Both are around 40 minutes drive away so it’s very possible to attend from overseas with a little planning.
We are in the midst of negotiating special rates for those of you who would like to stay either at The House or The Garden House and will update you via email just as soon as we have the deal.
There are gazillions of other lovely hotels and bed and breakfasts nearby if you prefer something different.
Not at all. Workshop sessions run between 9.30am and 4.30pm where we’ll spill into the well-stocked bar for a celebratory cocktail.
There is absolutely no obligation to join us outside of these hours so if you’d prefer to stay at home, or with family and friends, that will work really well.
Is this for me?
Probably not. This workshop is designed for experienced entrepreneurs who understand their business and are looking to take things to the next level for 2018.