Mike Phillips: Serious Play
Since the workshop in March 2019 his business has grown by leaps and bounds. He has generated a dedicated following on LinkedIn and increased his client base.
Mike started his business ‘LEGO Serious Play Works’ that helps other organizations to unlock their true potential. This is done through the medium of LEGO! Mike believes that it can be used to innovate, ideate, create & encourage diversity; achieve conflict resolution; develop deeper understanding of cultures; and coach teams. Mike stands out with his colorful shirts, loves talking about his work and is keen to do an activity with you involving LEGO. Below is a video of Mike on how the PopUp Business School Aotearoa workshop changed his life and business journey.
Josie Askin: Spring coaching
Josie Askin runs Spring Coaching, a holistic wellness coaching and pilates practice; that supports driven and ambitious people to have more balance, energy, joy and kindness in their life.
Until the PopUp Business School(PUBSA) Josie compared running her business to like building a plane in the sky. Attending PUBSA helped her plug some business gaps and taught her to "Feel the fear and do it anyway".
Since attending PUBSA, Spring Coaching has gone from strength to strength. Spring Coaching is a registered provider through the Covid-19 Business Advisory Funding, a recognised Professional Coach (ANZCAL), and an approved provider through the Ignite Wellbeing Platform. The business is a generous giver to the Applause Aroha Charity supporting Kaimahi.
If you're in need of inspiration for some small and mighty tips to improve your physical and mental wellbeing as we go into the silly season, sign up to Spring Coaching's Wellness Wednesday email course. The course is complementary to Pop Up Business School Alumni.
Stacey Williams - Stacey's Cakes
Staceys Cakes is recognised for her extraordinary skill in cake artistry, providing custom cakes tailored to your desire. " I joined the PopUp School to expand my knowledge of running and managing an already established business.
What I learnt from the PopUp School Aotearoa has been invaluable to running any business and I have potentially saved thousands of dollars avoiding business mistakes I would not have seen, had I not attended the course. e.g. Advertising to the wrong demographic and understanding location and property lease contracts. Being able to design one's own website and opening the door to the right people for the right job. Biggest lesson was to understand my own weaknesses and search to hire the right people for that job and learn how to fire well. Those are just a few examples."
Thank you so much to the PopUp Business School team for all your support.
Jessie Thatcher - Jeseas Charters
Jessie Thatcher who was Tairawhiti’s sole entrant in the New Zealand Maori Tourism Dragons’ Den 2019 Wow Us award. She was the joint winner of the Bring Your Idea to Life category, taking out a prize of $10,000. She was one of 9 finalists, selected from about 176 entries from around Aotearoa.
The prize money, along with the wrap around support from the Tolaga Innovation hub means Jessie's business could be up and running by summer 2019. Jeseas Charter is a family run boat business and in Jessie's own words it is "a Maori tikanga-based business that shares our stories, local knowledge and gathering aroha Tangaroa (love of the sea) to share with visitors from all over.”
On behalf of us here at PUBSA, well done Jessie. We are looking forward to seeing the business thrive and grow!! We at PUBSA are all about providing strong and sustained support to Alumni entrepreneurs.
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