Monday Mumpreneur with Kath Lord-Green
They share with us their motivation, their challenges and their proudest moments in business and they also tell us how they take time to nurture themselves.
If you’re looking for inspiration, then our featured business mums show you what’s possible. Our message is “If we can do it ~ then so can you!”
This week's featured mum certainly 'Walks her Talk' ~ I first met her at a networking event and since then I have been seeing her popping up everywhere. This is a good sign! When we work for ourselves, getting the word out is a priority. She certainly does that with her lovely bubbly personality .... I think you're going to like her.
Your name: Kath Lord-Green
Insight provides tailored training, diagnostics and coaching for businesses, as well as Life Coaching for Individuals. Also freelance Media work/presenting/radio/magazines
Tell me about your children:
I have four children (I can’t believe it myself sometimes) Martin is 27 and now a resident of Australia (Perth) and married last year, Emily is 25 and departmental head and English teacher in a local secondary school, Rhianna is 22 and a Beauty Therapist and the only one left at home is Jamie who is 14 and a keen footballer and drummer!
Where do you live?
I was born in Lancashire but have spent most of my life in Dumfries and Galloway – currently Dalbeattie!
PC or Mac?
PC but I’ve always had MAC dreams!
My business is varied and based around motivational coaching within Training, Business and Individual Coaching.
I design and deliver tailored training to fit the business I am working with from “team building” and “communication” to “partnership working” and “involving your service users”.
I work one to one with clients for individual coaching in relationships, substance misuse, weight management, health issues, debt and careers.
Business benefits from my diagnostics and tailored training e.g., I developed “Salon Sense” for hair/beauty salons who are fantastic on the creative side but wanted the business/team/marketing input.
Media trained I also do a monthly business slot for a local community radio station, host events and have just taken on the role of “Regional Editor” for Scotland for “Pretty Nostalgic” a vintage magazine.
What motivated you to become a mumpreneur?
I had always worked full time for large organisations and hankered after “doing my own thing” I wanted to work for myself and felt that whilst I still have a child at home it would be nice to be around sometimes after school before it’s too late! I also love variety and flexibility and being a mumpreneur has given me this.
What’s been your biggest challenge in business?
Most definitely switching off! (Both me and my laptop) Although I’m at home now for parts of the week I would forget it was the end of the day and regularly worked into the night and at weekends.
How have you overcome it?
I do a weekly timetable – much the same as my work dairy, so I know what I’m doing and when, I have to dedicate different days to the varied work I do!
What’s been your proudest business moment?
I've only been self-employed for a few months – so being accepted as a member of the Association for Coaching UK meant I could prove my credentials in Coaching from the start and I’ve just been asked to be the Scotland Editor for a Vintage Magazine so I’m quite excited about that too!
What’s your catchphrase or favourite quote?
“Today is the first day of the rest of your life” so true, I feel everyone should feel able to wake up and start afresh – new day, new start!
What do you do to relax or nurture yourself?
I like to exercise, I love walking and running in the forest, I think the fresh air and changing seasons always feels refreshing.
What was the last treat you bought for yourself?
My favourite perfume Coco Chanel Mademoiselle!
Favourite colour: Pink, I’m a girl!!!!!
Favourite flowers: Tulips and Bluebells
What one piece of advice would you like to give to a new mumpreneur?
Communicate, communicate, communicate…network, network, network… you can feel isolated – if you are self-employed and working from home… and you just don’t know what path the next person/contact you meet can lead you!
Fancy featuring as one of our amazing mumpreneurs? Drop me an email over on the contact page - and I’ll be in touch. Or let me know in a comment below. And remember to drop by every Monday to welcome our latest profiled mum.