Elevated Elephant Deliver Results You Can Count On
Harriet trained as a commercial solicitor, and worked in the profession for over 20 years, including top regional corporate law firms. She ran her own niche property law firm specialising in all aspects of real estate, commercial contracts , acquisitions and sale of businesses, shareholders & partnership agreements & joint ventures. With hands on experience of operating her own business she understands what it is like to do the job, manage staff, run the business and keep the customer happy whilst raising a family.
Harriet works closely with Lisa Smith of LS improve in deliverying these unique training courses, Lisa has a diverse background, she understands all sectors. Starting in retail, Lisa has learned the art of valuing customers and delivering their requirements and exceeding their expectations. Managing finances, she absorbed the value of the balance sheet, profit and loss statement and cash flow forecasts. In junior admin roles at a multi-million food processing company she learned the importance of systems, processes and compliance. As a clinician and senior manager in the NHS for 30 years she transferred the skills from the private commercial sector into the public sector and led National Transformation Projects across a number of specialties.
Both Harriet and Lisa are trainers , speakers & mentors and combine their skills hard earned over many years to help you build a succesful business they both enjoy working with businesses and building lasting relationships of confidence and support.
Harriet has been described in many ways as a Coach / Consultant. She brings her extensive knowledge and experience, a unique mix of flair, knowledge, awareness, sensitivity, intelligence, temperament and enthusiasm. And she cares!
There are opportunities for everyone to choose our own destinies through business, commerce and investments, grab that opportunity and with the support from Elevated Elephant and the will to triumph you can succeed in whatever enterprise you choose.
Why the name Elevated Elephant ?, its meaning is to lift you and your business with determination and strength ensuring luck and prosperity to all your new projects.
"Members of the elephant herd show loyalty, sympathy and an extreme sense of cooperation with one another. This is particularly evident when the herd needs to defend itself against attackers or rival herds, in major decisions that need to be made on the herd's behalf.... There is a definite sense of mutual altruism, even among elephants who are not family members"
This is the support that you will receive when joining our herd, be part of the Elevated Elephant business community. We have at our heart ethics and the desire to create a happier less stressful working environment for business owners enabling all of us to enjoy our work lives and find personal success and prosperity.
Contact Harriet to find out more about how we can help with growing your business or Book on to our Taster Course to find out how to launch your successful new business
Frequently Asked Questions
We cater for all types of business – and all lengths of business maturity – from ‘not yet off the ground’ through ‘fledgling’ and ‘floundering.’
Our courses are designed with the expectation that people with a business idea will need help to get things off the ground, people with a new business (1-3 years) will require some additional support as their business is growing and those with older businesses that find themselves stuck will need some bespoke pointers to set them back on track.
Taster sessions start from £35 where you’ll spend the afternoon with us in a small group of likeminded people. This is an introduction to starting a profitable enterprise or business. Then its’s up you: our Build Your Business Full Day Workshop starts from £250.
We then have courses for different areas of running your business from £250 right up to £500.
If your business needs bespoke training for the entire team, we can do this at a location of your choice, tailored to your needs.
Depending on the course you sign up to you will be with like minded people in either a small group setting or have personalised, individual one to one training. The sessions are relaxed, informative and, importantly, very practical for you to start running your business the right way!
There is an element of ‘teaching’ style classroom collaboration and ‘sharing’ style from peers on challenges and successes. Rest assured, no one is further ahead than you and you probably have more to offer others than you think!
A half day may be all you require. There are no ‘tie ins’ and we will not recommend a further course if we don’t think it will help you! In fact, quite the opposite: we will discourage you signing up for stuff you simply do not need!
If you would like the additional support of monthly sessions we hold regular sessions in small groups. With a monthly subscription you can receive the support and growth from working with a small group to brainstorm ideas that pose you imminent conundrums or issues. If working with a group of ‘masterminds’ isn’t your style and you prefer one-to-one coaching, we hold frequent drop in sessions.
The workshops run from various locations to make it easier for those relying on public transport to attend and those arriving by car to park with ease.
Recognising schedules are tight, we offer flexibility. Week day and Saturday workshops are run regularly.
That’s OK. Most people are like you – they have an idea but haven’t yet committed it to paper or taken the first step to exploring it. Some of our clients have not even said their idea out loud to anyone!
You don’t have to have a clear idea, that’s what we are here for. We help you find your feet.
Yes we have a network of contacts to help find the start-up capital (however small) to get you started.
Yes, we understand how daunting it can be to find the right people who match our needs. We are also mindful that, until you start trading well, you have little finance to throw at these experts. We have all the connections to help you find the right fit with a local power team.
Yes , you may be an established business and just need some extra help with your systems, cash flow, time management etc. We have specific courses to get you back on track.
We work with any size of business and any industry or sector: from sole trader - to - large corporate; from making products, components and parts - to - delivering services, experiences and functions.
So, if you have an idea that your crafts could turn from being a hobby to being a lucrative business, or that your skills and knowledge could be put to better use by working for yourself, then we can help fan the flames to your success.