The BSP Mentoring Packages

8 Great Mentoring Benefits

  1. Expert advice to help you grow
  2. Motivational and inspiring
  3. A safe environment to bounce ideas, share ups and downs
  4. Reduces the loneliness of running your own business
  5. Builds confidence
  6. Become better informed
  7. Provides quality time out of your business for reflection
  8. Review your progress and make future plans

1. Individual Business Mentoring

* One-to-one just for you: face-to-face or remotely

* In between meetings you can get further support online and by phone/Skype

* Weekly prompts. action plan for success -your own business toolbox

* Emergency support

"It's a good way to break away from the business and reflect on where you are.  Each meeting seems to offer something new, I leave the meeting feeling much more confident, empowered and look forward to the next meeting!" Optician - mentoring participant

Book Your Individual Mentoring Today:

Call 07973 361 994 or email

 A Faster Way to Profitable Development

"Mentoring is a brain to pick, an ear to listen, and a push in the right direction." John C. Crosby

Do you know what Richard Branson, Larry Page and Steve Jobs have in common?  They all, at some time or another, had support from a mentor.  Larry Page, executive chairman of Google, said that the best advice he ever received was to hire a mentor. Top performers, whether in sport or business, often have someone they can turn to. They understand that they do not know it all.

Secure Your Future

Are you looking to grow your business profitably?

"It can be painful learning where I'm going wrong but this mentoring is truly inspirational for business strategy and problem solving. Laurie delivers with humour, aplomb and lots of great advice!" Brad Francis - Media Public Relations Agency

2.      Mentoring Review Day

We'll meet in a convenient, quality location for a whole day.  Enjoy lunch and spend undivided time working together.  A perfect way to work "on your business and not in your business".

* Meeting just for you
* Exclusive attention
* Review your business and skills
* Identify the gaps
* Build your Action Plan for Success

Call about our great packages.

Here's your chance to secure your future and my time

Book today - spaces are limited

Call 07973 361 994 or

Who needs a critic?  Is a mentor your Critical Friend?

 This concept of a "critical friend" grew in academic circles and has now been extended successfully to business.

The definition: "A critical friend can be defined as a trusted person who asks provocative questions, provides data to be examined through another lens, and offers critiques of a person’s work as a friend. A critical friend takes the time to fully understand the context of the work presented and the outcomes that the person or group is working toward. The friend is an advocate for the success of that work”. A Costa and B Kallick

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 What will your critical friend do for you?

* Listen to what is said and notices what is unsaid
* Takes the time to understand the context
* Tells the truth, without agenda or subtext
* Gives undivided attention
* Acts with wholly positive motives
* Allows you to test ideas and develop your thinking in a safe environment

Yes, your "Critical Friend" is: 

* A listener and observer
* Considers the context
* Confidential, truthful and gives you impartial feedback
* Provides a sounding board in a safe environment to explore your ideas and thoughts
* Acts as a catalyst.  

Choose us as your "Critical Friend" for:

* An external perspective
* A safe platform to air ideas
* Business support
* Trusted advice
* An accountability partner
* Total confidentiality
And much, much more!

Well here's a deal

Try us.  Test us out.  Invite us to attend just one of your meetings - typically around one hour.  We'll charge you just £199 and provide you with the feedback.  Not entirely happy and we'll refund the fee.


Laurie Bernard on 07973 361 994 or email

Want more?

We offer a flexible and intuitive service to suit your needs.  Please call us to discuss further. 

What's the Evidence?

In fact, my own experience confirms this type of support makes for more successful businesses.  For instance, over 80% of the business I helped start, were still in business 12 months later!

John MacBeath; Professor of Education Leadership, Cambridge University explains this concept.  "Critical Friends can be difficult to find as friends give praise but often aren’t very good at criticising, whereas people who aren’t friends are good at criticising but not very good at being supportive." 

Please contact us on 07973 361 994 or email