I’m Jo Lee –
The No Stress Success Coach 
I help ambitious small business owners improve their financial success without sacrificing their work life balance, by helping them develop focussed, strategic plans for their business AND the confidence, know-how and time to deliver them.
Jo Lee, business coaching, life coaching and career coaching for women in Derbyshire, Leicestershire and across the Midlands

I love working with people like you. You’re not alone, you know, to want BOTH a financially successful business AND a good work life balance. And don’t let anyone tell you it’s not achievable, because it is. You don’t have to work yourself into a ball of stress, unable to switch off and with no time to live your actual life, to run a successful business.

I have worked with lots of people who’ve proved it.

I’ve done it.

And you have it within you to prove it to yourself too, with my help.

So you’ve been running your business for a while now, and have had some successes.

You’re making some money, but not as much as you’d like.  And not knowing whether you’re going to be able to continually grow and sustain your success and make the kind of money that you and your family rely on for your lifestyle probably leaves you feeling anxious at times.

You love working for yourself and not being answerable to anyone. You love what you do (and I bet you’re brilliant at it).

But if you’re honest, working for yourself can feel a bit lonely at times and it can certainly be hard to feel clear about what the current priority is, to get really focused and to spend time on making plans and changes for the future when there’s so many potential distractions, possibilities and things to do RIGHT NOW.

And you’re so busy juggling the eleventy-billion different hats that a small business owner has to wear to run their business, that much of the time you haven’t got the time or energy left for the kind of life you want outside of work, even though you keep telling people that one of the big reasons you work for yourself is for flexibility and a better work life balance.

And this is a problem, because business success and having a great work life balance are equally important to you.

You’re an expert when it comes to delivering your product or service but, with no previous business experience, I’ll bet you don’t feel like an expert in business.

And I guess that means:

You feel like you’re winging it – which makes you feel anxious about whether this is all down to luck and about to go bang

You feel overwhelmed, uncertain and confused about what to do next to grow your financial success to the next level – unsure which of the multitude of advice out there from so-called experts and coaches to listen to.

If you’re completely honest, secretly you worry you aren’t really good enough to be doing what you’re doing or don’t really deserve a successful business. So although you’ve got loads of ideas, you put off doing important stuff that might make a difference in case they don’t work, which will just prove it.

With so much to do, you get heads down and just keep doing the stuff you’re already doing, without taking much time to come up for air to review what’s working and what isn’t; to plan, prioritise and identify changes for the future.

And you aren’t totally sure why you aren’t making the kind of money you’d hoped to, and wish someone could please just wave a magic wand to give you a solution to this that feels exciting as well as possible to achieve.

Without having to work 15 hours a day.

So you’re here because what you REALLY want is:

For running your business to feel simpler.

A clear plan you believe in, which excites you, feels achievable, plays to your strengths and brings the financial results you want.

To feel confident about your ability to deliver that plan – no self-doubt or procrastination, no fear of failure taking over, and all the know-how you need to make it happen.

To know you aren’t missing a trick with your business, and that you really are an effective business owner.

To feel more certain, with a sense of direction, and know that you are focussing on priorities that will get you the outcomes you want.

To be working confidently your way, able to let go of comparison-itis, because you know you’re doing the right things for you and your business (regardless of what works for someone else).

To be running your business in a way that brings you the financial success you want, but also the time, space and wellbeing to live a happy, relaxed family life at the same time.

To feel less lonely in your business, so when things are tough you don’t have to tough it out by yourself and can get through difficulties and over hurdles more quickly and easily, with less stress.

To know you can have and maintain this, year in, year out, because you know what you’re doing and how to keep it going.

I can help you get those things

When we work together, we work both ON your business; to dig deep, solve problems, reduce confusion and develop strategic goals with actions plans that will work. And I work WITH you, as a business owner (and perfectly imperfect human being!) to help you develop the mindset, confidence and know-how you need, and reduce the stress, overwhelm and uncertainty you don’t, to make sure you are able to deliver those plans and are not the thing in the way of your own success.

Because I believe it’s this kind of joined-up work that underpins the route to real and sustained success.

Working together:
  • I’ll guide and help you to develop strategic business plans and solutions that are specific and personalised to you and your business and the challenges you face – and which take into account the lifestyle and work life balance that’s right for you.
  • I’ll help you learn more about what makes your business tick and work with you to get to the root cause of the things that aren’t working (without chucking out the things that are), so you understand your own business better, create solutions that will actually work and develop more effective ways of managing your workload, monitoring progress and making your money work.
  • I’ll coach you to become a business owner that feels confident and in control, by helping you develop the know-how, self-belief and confidence to be able to deliver your strategic plans,
  • I’ll help you learn how to establish and maintain boundaries, manage your time more effectively and juggle the different responsibilities you have in a way that allows you to deliver your plans without the kind of overwhelm, stress and exhaustion you really don’t want.
  • And I’ll act as your trusted, virtual business partner – someone to bounce ideas around with,  to lean on for support when there are tricky decisions to make or curved balls to deal with, to hold you accountable – in a friendly but firm way – for the things you’ve said you want to do and, of course, to celebrate successes with!

My coaching practice is based on the border of Leicestershire and Derbyshire and serves clients from around the Midlands and beyond, including Birmingham, Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire, Staffordshire and Derbyshire.

We can work face to face or online using Zoom – the choice is yours. I will be as flexible as I can, because I know you are busy!

Hope is not a strategy.
If things aren’t working as you’d like them to, it’s time to make a change. And I’m here to help you work out what to change and how to do it to get the success you want. 
 I’m on 07947 623211 when you’re ready to take the first step, and have an informal, initial consultation to talk about where you are now and where you’d like to get to, and to find out more about how coaching works.
No pressure, no sales, no time limit, no charge.
Just talking.