Updated: Communities Within Communities
A new take on business communities ...
POSTED BY JACKY SHERMAN ON 28/08/2019 @ 8:00AM
I originally wrote the blog post about communities within communities in September 2016 when we first launched our new brand, Asentiv ...
Both Northamptonshire and Milton Keynes are built on communities within communities!
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The emphasis back then was about finding our place within this diversity of business support, coaching and mentoring. Three years in and it's time to reflect on what's gone well and where the priorities are now.
We want to honour our mission to create communities of like-minded entrepreneurs and professionals who generate amazing business and aspire to a spectacular life!
Locally, we are now firmly established within the business scene. We have expanded and now include Milton Keynes within our operating area where Sue Garner has joined me. Sue specialises in addressing the special challenges and contribution that women have in developing their own business.
We have already helped many business owners and their teams increase business by developing their referral relationships. However, it is fair to say that the concept of building real business communities within the wider local, national and international business world is still a work in progress.
It may be a work in progress, but it's certainly found its time. Across Asentiv worldwide, we have been developing a new take on the concept of business communities. Not just isolated groups of businesses meeting to learn and share knowledge, but a dynamic network of peer collaboration, learning, support and practical help locally and across the globe,
Over the next few months, we will be rolling out the details of this and inviting you as our loyal readers to be amongst the first to explore how you might engage with this exciting new initiative.
"All this will culminate in our first International Conference in Dubai in the early New Year!"
If you'd like to be kept informed about this then do give me a call on 07970 638857 or click here to ping me an email and I'll make sure you're updated as soon as I have more information.
Until next time ...
More about Jacky Sherman ...
I help people build and maintain productive working relationships both with their work colleagues and with a wider network to win more business. I do this by combining my skills in coaching, mediation and training with my extensive experience in senior management.
What I love most about my work is when my clients get those a-ha moments because I know they have seen for themselves the way that they want to move forward. Then they will achieve their ambitions.
Helping people who are having challenges with their working relationships gives me enormous pleasure. It was my privilege when working in health care to see how people working together can make the impossible seem easy and accomplish miracles as a result.
So helping people build or restore strong relationship with their colleagues makes even the hardest work easier, alleviates distress for the individual and reduces problems for the whole organisation.
In all this work trust is an essential ingredient to winning business so most of my work comes through referrals. Referrals come through strong business relationships so it was a natural extension for me to work with Ascentiv and train others in how to get consistent and predictable referrals from their network.
What a fantastic way to earn a living!
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