Diamond Plus package

A fully comprehensive and intensive program of coaching to meet company recruitment requirements, with the option of Entrepreneurial Skills or further advanced professional coaching and skills development

Diamond + Entrepreneurial Skills Coaching

  • Unlimited Interview Preparation and Assessment Center Coaching
  • First Step Workshop
  • Resume Coaching
  • 50 hours of Personal Coaching, including 38 hours of Career Coaching (Job Application skills, Professional Development, Professional Insight) and 12 hours of optional Entrepreneurial Skills Coaching

One-to-one Personal Coaching – Optional Entrepreneurial Skills Coaching

Entrepreneurial Skills Coaching helps candidates to develop a basic understanding of the knowledge and skills needed to build a business. With the guidance of our professional coaches who have extensive knowledge of how businesses work, our candidates can develop these basic skills in order to start their own future business.

The coach will ask questions and discuss ideas, concerns and plans with the candidate. By the end of the program, candidates will feel better equipped and prepared to take on the exciting challenge of creating a new business.

Entrepreneurial Skills Coaching consists of 3 parts. The following topics are guidelines only; Personal Coaches will tailor the topics to the needs of the candidate.

1) Plan – Preparing for a successful business launch
  • Generating ideas – Gaining an understanding of how ideas are developed
  • Researching the market – Learning how market research is done for new businesses
  • Drawing up a strategy, business plans and budgets – Understanding these essential tools for starting a new business
  • Sourcing funding and finance – Exploring where to find possible sources of finance and choosing among them
  • Staffing – Understanding what is important in building a staff/team
  • Networking and learning business and social etiquette – Discussing skills to connect widely with others and improve the chances of success
  • Deciding on business location and premises – Exploring where to locate a business
  • Understanding legal requirements – Reviewing the need to comply with local regulations and laws
  • Seeking professional help – Developing an understanding of how to use lawyers, accountants and bankers
  • Building resilience – Developing the mindset, confidence and determination to deal with setbacks along the way
2) Build – Starting a business in practice
  • Designing a product or service – Thinking about getting the product developed
  • Manufacturing a product or preparing to deliver a service – Discussing preparation for the launch and gearing up to meet demand
  • Testing the product or service – Exploring how to ensure that the product or service is well-received by the customer
  • Setting up sales and distribution channels – Exploring how to efficiently get a product or service to the customer
  • Recruiting staff and building a skilled team – Understanding how to set up functions like HR, Finance, Marketing, IT, Legal and Operations
  • Finalizing budgets, costs and revenues – Discussing the importance of keeping a close eye on the finances
  • Marketing the launch and planning future campaigns – Learning about getting a business “off the ground” by generating awareness and demand
  • Building an online presence – Discussing taking a business online to raise its business profile and to generate sales
3) Operate – Managing and growing a business successfully
  • Manufacturing or delivering a service – Exploring how to produce an end-product or service while factoring in time, cost and quality
  • Managing the supply chain – Thinking about how a product or service reaches customers
  • Marketing and selling – Exploring how to generate ongoing interest and how to turn this interest into paying customers
  • Managing customer relationships – Exploring how to develop strong customer relationships
  • Developing leadership skills – Looking at developing the candidate’s skills as a business leader
  • Training and developing staff – Exploring how to ensure skills such as teamwork, communication and project management are in place within a business
  • Ongoing planning and budgeting – Understanding how to carry out ongoing planning and monitoring of performance, and then taking appropriate actions
  • Managing business expansion – Exploring how to expand by adding new markets, products and/or services