It’s time to think about you. Stop tolerating anything but the best for you and your business … Book a trial marketing mentoring session with our expert marketing mentor and experience tangible benefits and timely transformation. Phone 01903 898977 to find out more.


Top five reasons why our clients said they needed a marketing mentor

  1. My business is (or I am) stuck in a rut – I need help with marketing.
  2. I need help to compete and stand out in such a saturated market.
  3. I am seeking support with web based marketing of my consultancy services.
  4. We don’t have in-house marketing expertise and I need to get our name out there
  5. My clients have started using my competitors.

The purpose of my role as a marketing mentor is to give you the skills to enable you to reach your goal. I will notice what you can’t see; I am trained to spot where clients are holding themselves back through limiting assumptions and poor marketing practice. I will help you to fine-tune your current marketing strategies. Doing the same thing every day can dull your senses and simply being in a different thinking space with a non-judgemental mentor will help you see blind spots. Mentoring enables you to look at the bits you might normally ignore and we shine a torch on important matters that may get missed.


You will be in a safe place to explore and fine-tune ideas

Time with a Marketing Mentor allows you a safe space to think ‘outside’ of your normal hectic life. As an experienced business marketing mentor, I will guide your development and improve your strategic marketing skills. This will give you confidence in making important business decisions. Our session will involve me focusing on you – when was the last time someone really listened to you – without interrupting?

I work with professionals, business owners, coaches and marketing professionals. Whether you are looking to improve your personal or business marketing skills – or maybe you are deciding which is the most important issue to focus on … you have come to the right place. Together, we will fill any marketing skill gaps you may have. Maybe you have internal marketing resources in your organisation, but  require a non-biased, confidential, sounding board outside of work?

I will help you to create a workplace where creativity and reflection are welcomed– this is critical for for engaging employees and growing your brand.


What will you gain from working with a CPD accredited marketing mentor?

  • You will gain one confident you can trust to share your marketing ideas with
  • You will be gaining new insights and acting on them
  • You will watch your personal development and business grow in a timely fashion
  • I will also issue you with a CPD certificate for our mentoring sessions

There will be elements of marketing you already know, however, after just one session with a marketing mentor, your current knowledge will be underpinned with new insights – giving you a powerful advantage. I notice what you can’t see and I give you what you need for learning. I ensure best practice and will support you through experiential learning.

I will help you problem solve and aid your professional development. How? Because I am an executive coach and my framework for client care is infused with the very best professional standards; I am a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing which places me in the top 3% of marketers worldwide.


Book a free chemistry coaching session

Message from your marketing mentor, Victoria Vaughan FCIM FInstLM

“Hello and welcome.The Limited Offer trial mentoring session lasts approximately 70 minutes. The session will mainly explore the context of your challenge and to establish if we click in a coaching and mentoring relationship. I will notice what you can’t see and will re-energise you. I am trained to spot where clients are holding themselves back through limiting assumptions and poor marketing practice. Sessions work best if clients are ‘open to inspection’ and to learning new ways of doing things. Not everyone is open for fine-tuning and opportunities that coaching offers – our Limited Offer trial mentoring session will reveal if coaching and mentoring is for you. Call me now on 01903 898977 to find out more. No strings attached.”

“A mentor is someone who sees more talent and ability within you, than you see in yourself, and helps bring it out of you.”  Bob Proctor 

“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.”  Benjamin Franklin

“The mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be kindled.”  Plutarch

We all carry the seeds of greatness within us, but we need an image as a point of focus in order that they may sprout.”  Epictetus


What happens in a coaching / mentoring session?

In a mentoring or coaching session, you are entering into a safe space which means you are open for learning. Each session is tailored to your needs and therefore, we will step into the most useful space for your development. The aim of all sessions is to venture into a reflective space which enables you to generate insights and self-awareness.

All my mentoring sessions have the following features and tangible benefits in common:

  • You will be in a safe, non-blaming reflective space where we explore hidden assumptions and blind spots
  • I will ask questions to facilitate reflection and to bring knowledge to your situation, creating self awareness
  • The sessions are generally set in the context of your current situation and we will work on real life scenarios and challenges, with tangible solutions
  • With your permission, we may use marketing tools to take mentoring sessions to a deeper level
  • We will be deliberately mindful and pay attention to your thoughts
  • You will enjoy non-biased, non-judgemental session where you are free to discuss anything without fear of reprimand
  • We will work together and begin brainstorming and problem solving once we are happy that all assumptions have been explored
  • I am a member of the European Mentoring and Coaching Council and am governed by their Code of Ethics.
  • I am qualified to Masters Level in both Marketing, Mentoring and Executive Coaching.
  • I am a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing and a Fellow of the Institute of Leadership and Management.
  • I am CPD accredited and you will receive CPD certificates showing the time you are mentored or coached by me.

Before reflection can take place ...

There are a few situations which may prevent learning and we will overcome these before entering into reflection space.

  • Honesty about all feelings and emotions is essential at all times from both coach and client.
  • If you are feeling troubled about a matter, it is important that we restore balance before reflection.
  • There may be gaps in your marketing knowledge which are limiting your development. Therefore with your permission, I shall offer marketing knowledge to take the session to a deeper level. I will always ask you how you can fit the new knowledge into your personal or business challenge to help you remember the information. This is where coaching is far superior to consultancy.
  • We need to ensure that everyone is safe in the way you are conducting business. 
  • Similarly, if you don’t feel safe enough to trust a coach or mentor with information, the number of insights is limited. A coaching contract will be in place before any coaching takes place.
  • I have an important role to safeguard the public. If anything you are doing is dangerous or illegal which cause harm to your business, employees or public life. I will give you clear directions to rectify the problems.
  • You need to feel confident and safe that any assessment is there to help you progress and develop your skills. If you feel defensive, then insights will be limited.
  • Clients must be open to inspection and learning new ways of doing things. Not everyone is open for the fine-tuning that coaching offers and my free chemistry session will tell if coaching is for you.

Call me now on 01903 898977 to find out more.

What is the value of values?

What is the value of values?

My New Year’s gift to you is a valuable secret I learned which keeps bringing me the best in life and in business …

Have you ever experienced a time when you felt out-of-sync with those around you?
Or ever felt as if you are constantly heading up-hill or fighting fire?
Or worked in organisation where the leaders ignored your ideas or treated them with suspicion?
Are your employees / team not on the same wavelength as you?
Well many years ago I experienced these struggles. Then I discovered the power of exploring and promoting core values. Ever since, I have attracted like-minded clients and dear friends – in business and in my personal life.

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Chartered Marketer - Fellow Member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing
Member of the European Mentoring and Coaching Council
Member of the Institute of Leadership and Management