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M.O.B My Own Business by Nicola Moore

In this edition of My Own Business, we had the opportunity to interview Liz, a successful entrepreneur who shared her insights and tips on how to re-start and grow a business. Liz’s story is inspiring and motivating, as she overcame many challenges and obstacles to achieve her goals.

When did you start your business?
I have been working as a youth coach for over 20 years (working with aged 10 up to
university age), most recently becoming trauma informed and solution focussed/strength based coach.
I was lucky to receive an UnLtd award which launched my youth mental health first aid training business in February 2021. These skills enable you to spot the early signs of mental ill health and prevent a crisis.
Why did you start your business?
Having been interested in personal development later in life and not having the tools I needed to navigate my teenage life I decided to become a life coach for teenagers. I decided to become a Youth Mental Health First Aid Instructor member having undertaken my own training five years ago and thought providing training to the trusted adults in a young person’s life would be helpful for them to notice changes in their mental health and also
to be able to support in early intervention before it becomes a mental health crisis.
What training was required?
I have undertaken various youth coaching courses over the years. Last year I completed solution focussed coaching training and trauma informed skills training for coaches. I am a Mental Health First Aid England Instructor member for various youth mental health courses. Typical day at work Private practice online coaching I work
after school Monday, Wednesday, Thursday
4-8pm during the week and 10-1 on
As based in North London I can work in schools for half a day or a whole school day fitting into their Pastoral Care team and ensuring all students are safeguarded during our work together.
Challenges in the business?

Coming back to work having taken some personal time off work earlier in the year. Building up my social media presence and continuing to network again
Rewards in the business?
When I can see the difference the coaching has made to a young person and sometimes if I am lucky, when they give me a confidential testimonial to share with potential new clients who are at the start of their journey with me.
The best advice to me, given by another business?
Only one you, be you. Youth mental health first aid courses are run online currently quarterly. 2 day youth mental health first aid course is run online over 4 mornings. The next course is 20th and 21st and 27th and 28th September 10-1.30 at a special price of £240 as part of my first 100 YMHFA’s®.

M.O.B My Own Business by Nicola Moore
Liz Sorton (she/her), Youth Coach, Youth Mental Health First Aid England Instructor Member, Trainer

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