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INSIGHT - Creating An Online Training Product for your Busienss

insight inspiration women Jun 07, 2020

In March this year I run a live training session for my coaching clients taking them behind the scenes and showing them how we had set up a hugely successful Online Training Programme for my business Goal 17. 

Our award-winning training now generates more revenues for the business than any other product or service and has proved hugely popular.

To help others emulate this success I took them through a step-by-step process to start their own online training.

We are now offering a recording of this training for FREE, which you can download. 

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In this training you will learn:

  • Find out how to design the right course for your market that customers will want to buy
  • Discover the step-by-step process to quickly producing a profitable online course using just your phone and some basic software.
  • How to get help and take the next steps and start building your online course today.

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INSIGHT - Might you be losing confidence through lockdown?

insight inspiration women May 24, 2020

Might you be losing confidence through lockdown?

Anyone else got that funny feeling that you can’t wait for social distancing to be over yet at the same time the thought of it completely petrifies you!?

As we end Mental Health Awareness Week the impact on our mental fitness is at the forefront of my mind.

Social Distancing is going to leave its mark in so many ways. Not least the confidence of some of us #femalefounders.
Putting ourselves out there at the best of times can be daunting enough... now after months of limited adult contact, the thought could be sending shivers down your spine! 

So here are 5 ways that I am trying to keep my confidence high and that you can try too:

 Sounds silly but still getting dressed and putting makeup on (well dressed top half at least!). Amazing how you present yourself can give you a confidence boost.

 despite zoom fatigue kicking in, I am making sure I still have video face to face meetings where I can....

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INSIGHT - Mentoring Vs Coaching – Avoid letting value to leak away from YOUR organisation?

insight mentoring Apr 06, 2020

Mentoring and Coaching are two disciplines with very similar skill-sets, both having the shared goal of improving the people within your organisation in order to better achieve your commercial objectives.

However, there are significant differences and applications. Are you making the common mistake of just focusing on Coaching and allowing value to leak away from your organisation? In this article we explore a cost and benefit comparison of Mentoring and Coaching and guide you towards unlocking your organisations hidden potential.


Coaching – A significant ongoing investment for a small number of beneficiaries

 Coaching Costs

A good coach can make a huge difference to an individual. However, getting a good quality coach often takes a significant investment. A 2019 report into UK Executive Coaching fees found that the mean average cost for a 2-hour coaching session was £1110. A basic level coach (only suitable for graduates and junior managers) costs from...

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INSIGHT - Surviving Coronavirus forced Agile Working

insight mentoring Mar 09, 2020

How do organisations keep their people engaged and motivated when they are working from home and social distancing? How do we keep the essential human connection and culture if everyone is dispersed? When emails and awkward online meetings won’t quite cut it, how are we all going to look out for each other and make sure we are all still working as a team?

The solution lies in a carefully designed mentoring programmes that becomes the web to connect people, in a way that still feels human. Good mentoring is more than just a natter over coffee, it is about employees looking out for each other, holding each other accountable, setting and achieving goals together and staying connected.

Imagine a workforce where, without having to invest in expensive coaches and motivators;

  • Every employee knows that someone is invested in their progress.
  • They have a written action plan and are working towards a set goal that is aligned with their organisation’s goal. Those goals are tracked...
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INSIGHT - The Intersection of Diversity and Mentoring to Survive the UK Skills Crisis

insight mentoring Dec 09, 2019

There is a skills crisis in the UK – Companies are finding it increasingly difficult to recruit  and hold onto the talent they need. Key shifts in human trends are beginning to threaten the sustainability of so many businesses.


  • The UK skills gap has now reached over 870,000 unfilled jobs

  • Staff attrition cost the UK economy £6.3bn last year

  • The job tenure of younger works has plummeted – Gen Z’s average is just 2.4 years and Gen Y’s just 1.2 years


Only those who act now will survive. In our modern world, attracting, retaining and engaging the precious resource of human skills requires a whole new paradigm. It requires a framework that supports new pools of talent and new ways of working.



Companies need to spread their recruitment nets further. Many are beginning to recruit from increasingly diverse backgrounds. This brings the benefits of opening roles to new...

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INSIGHT - Mentoring: The Solder That Connects The Wires On Your Organisational Circuit Board

insight mentoring Aug 07, 2019

Creating effective teams in a business is like getting an electronic circuit board working. If the leader is the spark that creates the energy, then the people are the conductive wires that shoot that force around the organisation to the different functioning components. For our theoretical ‘organisational circuit board’ to function, every wire needs to be connected. As soon as one wire is not transmitting electricity effectively the circuit board breaks down. So, what is the solder that is holding these wires and components together, ensuring a strong and reliable connection? It is Mentoring.


When most people think of mentoring the image of a seasoned executive supporting a rising star fills their imagination. However, this is like just connecting one or two of the wires on your circuit board. To experience the real benefits of mentoring a company must go beyond individual relationships and have mentoring become part of the culture – where everyone is...

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INSIGHT - Fran Presents at the Shard for Warwick Uni Business School - How to Win Multi-Million Pound Contracts

The public sector offers huge opportunities to businesses of all sizes, spending over £200bn annually on goods and services from third parties. But how does your business stand out from the crowd and win a piece of this pie?

In September 2019 Goal 17 were invited by The Institute of Directors and Warwick Business School to present at the Shard to a select group of business leaders; all wanting to learn how they too can tender and win. Presented alongside clients who had successfully won multi-million pound contracts, Goal 17’s founder, Fran Boorman, shared insights into how others can achieve similar success.

“Winning bids is like entering any other form of competitive environment - you have to find ways to stand out from the crowd, whilst also giving the procurement teams complete confidence that you have the ability to successful deliver the contract.” explains Fran, “Supporting our clients in demonstrating that they invest in the best human capital...

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INSIGHT - Network Marketing: From Wealth Creation to Social Mobility, From Milk Cart to Tesla

insight network marketing May 04, 2019

Network Marketing, it's a global industry generating $180bn of revenues every year and engaging 130 million people, yet most don't even understand what it is, including many of those who are involved in it. Perhaps it's because Network Marketing was ahead of its time, and perhaps because it's now playing catch up!


All across the world, every day, millions of Network Marketers are talking to people they know about wealth creation. Like over excited puppies they are sharing with their friends and acquaintances how they have found a vehicle that enables them to make money – but something doesn’t add up. Why are they so excited? You don’t see ‘normal people’ jumping up and down with the same enthusiasm when their employer announces a new vacant position at their firm.


No, this excitement is because Network Marketing is not about wealth creation, it is about social mobility and understanding this important shift changes they way we all perceive...

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INSIGHT - How Theresa May – a Female PM - Showed Why Women Fail at Equality

insight women Mar 08, 2019

It's International Women’s day 2019 and we have a female Prime minister. We should feel proud but we end up disappointed and frustrated, again! Why? Because May is more focused on fighting for her own female power that raising up other women. How can expect men to support equality when we can’t even support ourselves.


Let’s set the scene, its 8th March, a press conference in Grimsby and the room is packed full of workers and press. Theresa May gets to choose from an array of journalists to take questions. 6 are male, and just 1 female is invited to speak. May is publicly challenged on this and her response is “they were answered by a female Prime-minister”. She is applauded. Her response is understandable, but wrong. The audience’s applause in understandable, but wrong.


The struggle to achieve and maintain a leadership role as a female is brutal. Just look at the abuse May - or “stupid woman” as Jeremy Corbyn likes to...

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INSIGHT - The Rise of Multi Level Marketing / Network Marketing in India

insight network marketing Feb 18, 2019

China is often thought of as the fastest growing economy in the world. However, in the latter part of 2017 Forbes magazine reported that the growth of the Indian economy was overtaking China. India is beginning to boom and the Network Marketing / Multi-Level Marketing / MLM industry needs to take note.


Over the last 12 months the number one ‘query search’ on Google relating to MLM was “Top MLM companies in India”. This specific search grew in excess of 5000% over that period


The search for ‘Network Marketing’ saw the second top ‘query search’ being “Future of Network Marketing in India”.

For Network Marketing companies working in foreign territories, now is the time to step up and take note of India. With a population of 1.35 billion people, what an exciting economy to be part of.


What should you do about this?

If you already have a Network Marketing business, firstly, don’t get swept...

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