I'M AN ENTREPRENEUR/ LAWYER/ NURSE/ CREATIVE/ RETURNING MOTHER/ CAREER CHANGER (FILL IN THE BLANK) IS THIS COURSE FOR ME?
Here’s the good news. Step Up School is for any woman who feels stuck and wants to create change in her career. The unique combination of personal and professional growth you will go through as part of the programme will change up your career or business, no matter your industry or career stage. So far in Step Up School we’ve had brilliant results for everyone from corporate lawyers to growth entrepreneurs, make-up artists to architects, public sector workers to stylists, as well as many women returning from career breaks. Each of them has grown as a result of the programme and achieved incredible results. In fact, lots of them have told us how much they love Step Up School. Scroll down for their stories.
I’VE DONE PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT COURSES BEFORE. I’M WORRIED THIS IS “JUST ANOTHER COURSE.” HOW IS YOURS DIFFERENT?
Step Up School is based on our deep expertise and experience running courses and coaching women to achieve their dreams.
The course is action-oriented, practical and transformative. We both care deeply care about you — our students. But we are also true experts in our field with many hours of coaching and training under our belts, as well as Phanella’s Accredited Executive Coach status. You get access to us for a whole day face to face each month, bi-weekly #AskStepUp sessions in the closed Facebook group and lots of support to help you make the most of the learning and community along the way. Step Up Inner Circle has been running since September 2017. Here are some of our students’ takes on how the Step Up School experience has changed their lives:
"I first met Alice and Phanella during one of their events in London and decided to buy the book right away. Fast forward a few months and while I enjoyed it, I had only read about 20%. I decided to join Step Up School instead. Since then, the sessions have been my monthly dose of inspiration and I leave feeling more positive about my business every time. I have gained the confidence to reach out to brands that I find inspiring and am currently discussing several exciting partnerships. I also just found out that we are shortlisted for an award alongside a brand that is about 10 years ahead of us and that we had on our original inspiration board when we first conceived the business. I am beyond happy with the current state of the business and can't wait to see what's next. Thank you, Step Up School for helping get to this point!"
- MILLEN WOLDE-SELASSIE, FOUNDER OF NO+MI
"Wow, Step Up School.....where do I start?! Back in the summer, I had recently started a new job, kids were about to start school, I was pretty content but felt like the timing was right for a little career boost after the all too common post kids plateau. When Step Up School was announced I leapt at the chance. What did I get from it? A wake up call that I can still strive for more, see the kids and enjoy my career. I could talk for hours about the brilliance of it but to keep it short I’ve pinpointed my favourite things about the magic of Step Up School: Alice and Phanella are passionate, genuine, challenging, and supportive. Best of all, they practice what they preach and are incredibly open and honest about their own experiences. Secondly, our group is made up of wonderful women with all kinds of backgrounds, careers, and ambitions. The result - refreshing discussions that challenge our preconceptions and really make you think. There hasn’t been a single topic where I haven’t left the session with a clear idea of next steps / how to implement the strategies discussed. What’s changed for me since joining Step Up School? I’ve negotiated part-time working with my current employer, obtained my first Non-Executive Director role, and I have a clear plan of where I want my career to go and how to get there. Now I’m nearing the end of the year I genuinely cannot believe what a huge impact it has had on my life, career and family. I would recommend it to anyone who’s looking for some rocket fuel for their career."
- HEATHER MCSTAY, HEAD OF CONTRACT MANAGEMENT
"Step Up School is a brilliant combination of networking, personal development and shared learning, all with like-minded women. The time each month is just for me, away from being a business owner and mum is so precious and much-needed... I have found the sessions incredibly useful as a way to build my confidence and craft my story about my business and my personal brand as part of that business. Phanella and Alice have thought carefully about pulling together a set of sessions that allow us to build on what we learn each month, using a powerful combination of theory and practical work, whilst sharing their own experiences. I always walk away from each session with something that I can practically use in developing my own business. I am now much clearer about what is really important to me, what I have to offer and how I present that to the outside world. It is also fantastic to be around women from varied backgrounds and careers. We get lots of opportunity for peer-to-peer learning and that is so brilliant as I have learned a lot from hearing other people's perspectives and experiences. Whether you are thinking about a career change, starting a new business or just interested in some time for your own development with a great group of ladies, I would definitely recommend Step Up School"
- EMMA THOMPSON, LEADERSHIP & CAREER COACH
"Step Up School has been a significant part of my journey to becoming more resilient and a stronger woman all round. The incredible career, business and personal insights from Phanella and Alice have helped me hone leadership and entrepreneurial skills there isn't always time to focus on during my busy workday. I have left every single session of this programme inspired and improved"
- NNENNA EZEIKE, LAWYER & EMPLOYEE RELATIONS LEADER
I WANT TO MAKE SURE I CAN DO THE COURSE. WHAT ARE THE LOGISTICS?
Step Up School Inner Circle will run across three full days: 28th January 2019; 25th February 2019; 25th March 2019. These sessions will run from 9:30am-5:00pm but we request you arrive at the venue for 9:20am for a prompt 9:30am start. If you have any difficulty arriving at this time or have any appointments or clashes that may cause you to arrive late, please just let us know before the session.
Each day coffee, snacks and lunch will be provided for you by the venue on behalf of Step Up School. If you have any dietary requirements or allergies, please do let us know by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org ahead of the beginning of the sessions. If you fail to notify us before the course begins, we're afraid we cannot guarantee that we will be able to accomodate any dietary/ allergy requirement you have.
The sessions will be held at The Saloon Bar (1st Floor), The Marylebone Bar, 93 Marylebone High Street , W1U 4RE. The nearest underground tube stations are Bond Street (640m), Baker Street (640m) and Regents Park (800m).
If you would like to contact the venue directly for any reason, you can reach them on +44 (0) 20 7486 5800 or email them at email@example.com.
WHAT WILL I ACTUALLY GET BY THE END OF THE COURSE?
At the end of Step Up School, we promise you will have:
But the power of Step Up School isn’t just in our accredited content. Nor is it, like so many courses, in secret formulas or systems. Step Up School is a transformative experience. It’s proven and practical. In Step Up School there are no gimmicks, just a powerful journey that will take you to a place where you can leverage your strengths, grow your career and find the success you want and deserve. You’ll do this through learning, yes, but also through the relationships you forge. We know that Step Up School is the first step to a career you love: one that pays you well, works around your life and brings you happiness every day.