Kim is a local businesswoman who runs jewellery-making courses in Kingswood. In the first wave of Covid-19 she had to close down her teaching studio and even after lockdown measures were eased, she found herself unable to make a living as social distancing measures restricted the number of students she could teach.
That was when Kim turned to Future Bright for support. Our career progression coaching have been working with local residents throughout the pandemic, helping those like Kim whose jobs or businesses have been impacted by social distancing and lockdown.
Kim worked with her career progression coach, Chris to plan how she could adjust her business model to make it profitable while following to Covid restrictions. Chris was a valuable support and sounding board to help Kim make changes to her business, allowing her to run Covid-secure workshops. Also Chris directed Kim to funding and training, and with his support, she is now planning how she can set up an online teaching offer.
Kim said: “My entire experience with Future Bright was friendly, supportive and non-judgmental. I have a number of learning disabilities, but Chris took the time to listen and understand what I wanted to achieve and was flexible, accessible and responsive in the support he offered.”
“While we have just entered another lockdown, I feel calm and relaxed in the knowledge that everything is now in place ready for when workshops can resume. This clearer outlook frees me up to work on developing my online course, to make my business more future proof.”
If you or someone you know could benefit from Future Bright’s career coaching and support, visit www.futurebright.org.uk to find out more and get in touch.
“My entire experience with Future Bright was friendly, supportive and non-judgmental. I have a number of learning disabilities, but Chris took the time to listen and understand what I wanted to achieve and was flexible, accessible and responsive in the support he offered.”