Jo Thompson

Wye Forest Retreats Ltd

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How would you describe the position of your business prior to signing up for support via Miranda’s strategic business forum, Adeptio?

Prior to attending one of Miranda’s courses for new businesses, I really didn’t have a shape or focus to my plan. I had an embryonic idea, but lacked the clarity to write clear objectives for the next twelve months.

What was the reason you decided to commit to joining Adeptio (strategic business forum)?

Coming from an academic background I was used to working collaboratively and I missed that as an entrepreneur. Adeptio allows me to work with others, meet likeminded businesses owners, develop ideas from the challenges Miranda sets and take inspiration from my peers. I need momentum to succeed and Adeptio gives me that.

What are the best things you learned as a result of being part of Adeptio – or the best things that have happened to your business since working with Miranda?

That I can achieve anything, I am only limited by my own imagination and inefficiency!

What makes Miranda stand out as a business mentor?

Miranda has the ability to get to the heart of an issue and engender in her mentees the capacity to find their own answers. She is also not afraid to help you confront difficult truths, but by pulling out the future positives. All rare skills.

How much has your business grown as a result of taking part regularly in Adeptio strategic forum?

It is still early days, but I have taken my first bookings and implemented a second phase for opening a shop in the New Year. More than that, I have also found personal validation by submitting a book proposal.