When I grow up I want to be…… my Career Journey

Every month on Savvy Guest we feature a business of the month. To start the new year we wish to introduce Kathryn Orange from The Future Ltd who tells us about her journey to self employment.

January is a time of reflection and consideration of next steps in your career and business.  I’ve been thinking about what I wanted to do in my career from a child when I grew up.  We all dream – today in business its called business vision and I always wanted to work for myself and I thought I’d share my journey.

Today it’s very different for individuals starting out on your career.  I believe there is a great deal of support and guidance to enable you to leapfrog you into your next step and career.

Remember to think about what you enjoy doing and ensure you are building on new skills whilst utilising existing skills and experience.

Today I help business leaders to leapfrog their business forward and individuals to identify the right business and career.  In brief, I listen first then look and identify what they are good at and also in business ensure there journey is profitable.  For individuals I believe it’s  important to be very clear on communicating to customers / future employers on what you do (CV) or what services or products you sell (Business i.e. website, social media) that way you will be certain to drive forward your career successfully with both support from others and building towards your goals/dream career.

I own my business and have chosen to have a mixture of things that I do (utilising my skills and vast experience) another name for this is a portfolio career.

Business Coach – Helping a business to develop, change and grow profitably

  1. Franchise Coach and Mentor – Helping business leaders to systemise their business and develop a franchise model for national growth
  2. NED – Work with other businesses to improve as a non executive director

I would like to share some hints and tips I’ve learnt along on my journey:-

  •  PLAN – think about what you want to do and ensure you match your skillsLEARNING – Continue to push yourself and business forward ongoing
  • BELIEVE in what you are doing and Yourself
  • CHECK – If it’s not working, understand why fix or change direction
  • VALUE – Understand who receives the value in what you do
  • CUSTOMERS – Always are King and Queen every time
  • RELIABLE – Do what you say you will do and exceed expectations, everyday
  • CONTACTS – Treat every person as your next big customer / job / strategic partner

MY CAREER JOURNEY & When I grow up I want to be……


 My motto is let’s do it – 80% Action | 15% Positioning | 5% Strategy

If you would like to chat to Kathryn please register on our website savvyguest.com

Kathryn Orange is the founder of The Future Ltd which was established in 2013 and based in Greater Manchester & Cheshire, UK. She is a strategic thinker, business builder, and a great listener.  She helps her clients to identify growth opportunities, and to build great businesses that understand their customers’ needs and importantly helps them to deliver new revenues and improved margins, including sustainable growth.  An outstanding track record and her diverse experience has been gained in senior roles across a range of industries in the private sector with SME, National and International major PLCs, within the services and voluntary sector as  NED and in leading franchise organisations.

In effect Kathryn can aid relationships to deliver future business growth and fuel executive dreams.

If you would like to chat to Kathryn please register on our website savvyguest.com

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