Selected mentor

Our online mentors offer free advice, coaching and mentoring support based on their own personal experiences. You can get in touch by using the contact button below. If you can't find a mentor on the topic you're interested in, try searching for a related topic or send out a call for help.

brockton aged 60
Tags: Add tags
Sign in / join horsesmouth




3 words

successful , experienced , realistic

Self description

Female , 60

I am a business mentor and trainer at the moment, though I do many things. I have successfully built a business from nothing to a <£1m t/o and sold it. Since then I have counselled many MD's through the same process. I am now researching and training my self in retail (not an area I have worked in before) I am passionate about start ups, women in business and selling.
I have two independent daughters, one who still lives at home, both have the work ethic. I have a personal passion for travel, houses and gardens. I like keeping healthy by walking and being in the open air. I would love to give up smoking!

Life experiences

Business Planning

You have heard the expression "Fail to Plan, Plan to Fail" well I have seen so many business plans and reviewed them. I have seen business's grow on the back of a table napkin and I have seen business fail because too much work has gone into internal paper work. So speak to me if you would like some advice. Actions speak louder than words!


In my area, I find people are happy to think they can create a brand. They like the marketing, but then they fail to sell. They think selling just happens and are maybe a little embarrassed by it. I can show people the difference between marketing and selling.

Risk Taking

Being in business is a risk and there are laws in the UK that sometimes seem to be there to stop your business growing. Breaking them is not expensive in terms of cash, however they create a fear that can stop people moving forward. Understanding the risks and taking them is part of moving forward.

Why mentor on horsesmouth?

The internet is part of our every day lives and people use it and trust it. Horsesmouth is an excellent site and a great way of sharing experience which helps me 'be heard' and helps others by benefiting from my experience and knowledge. I believe by telling people how I overcame my personal challenges, it helps me focus on my next challenge and because I have learnt from other people in the past I know that my help will reassure people that they are not alone. I also hope to benefit from listening to the stories of others on the site.

Add to contacts
Contact mentor
Invite to group

advert - horsesmouth

Similar mentors

These mentors have similar life experiences - they could possibly help you

No mentors with similiar experiences were found 

Didn't find the mentor you were looking for?

Why not send out a general call for help to everyone

What is online mentoring?

If you've lived, you've learned...and you've probably got a story to tell. Mentoring online is the perfect way to share your hard earned-wisdom with those who can benefit from your experiences and knowledge, all in a supportive, safe and secure online environment. It takes seconds to sign up and you never know who you might meet!

Other users say...


I am very lucky to have found your website. Recently I wrote about a problem which I face very often.... There were 10 responses from 10 mentors. They have really explained to me and made me understand that I do not have any problem. Your services are wonderful and I am very much thankful to all of you.

I have been mentoring on HM for 18 months. I really enjoy it & hopefully I am helping other people. Recently I posted my my first 'request for a mentor'. I have been completely bowled over by the response. So many people taking their time & making the effort to offer constructive advice in a friendly polite manner. For me it completely validates the intent behind HM. It reminds me how many good, helpful people there are out there. Thanks for providing such a great service.
'I called out for mentor assistance a week or so ago.

I have been inundated with unbelievably helpful replies, and now have a toolkit to draw on to start turning around behaviours and mind-sets that have been detrimental in my life.

I just want to thank Horsesmouth and all the amazing people who reached out to me.  Each and every one of you has given me something to think about, and some have given me heaps of material with which to start working.  Now I need to do the work! Thank you so much!' 

advert - horsesmouth