Spread the Word

Making the shift to self-employment

attracting customers and getting paid

with Nigel Rawlins

"Standing in possibility... means rejecting impossibility and imagining and creating what can be, instead of stewing over what was or settling for what is.

Benjamin Zander

Future possibilities

  • You are going to live longer, and your retirement could last for 30 years or more
  • Retirement without meaningful work can lead to  cognitive decline and ageing faster
  • By using your expertise and enhancing your capability  you can create a better future for yourself and others.

Focus on the possible

It’s not easy to start a business in order to exploit your know how and expertise. You need to be brave...

You've already done a lot of things in your life. And when you've spent a few years in the work-force there's less time for learning the ins-and-outs of starting a business.

Twenty years ago I tried to make the shift and failed.  I had no idea what to do or how.  Luckily I found a guide who helped me transform what I do, and  get a better understanding of how it all works.

For the last 15 years I have been running a marketing company  working with over 50 clients.  I've learnt a thing or two about business and how to market and position yourself as an expert. I can do the same for you.

We do this through exploring a range of possible futures and  making some choice about what you would like to do.  
To become who you would like to be. Then I help you make it happen in your own business.

A practical business that excites you and gives you purpose, focus, and a reason to bounce out of bed in the morning.

The journey begins...

getting started

"If we look around in middle age at the people who are happy and successful we see it is because they have found what they are good at and are doing it.

Charles Handy

It's easy to get lost and distracted with  the less important aspects of starting out,  paying for services, such as logos, websites, business cards.  Don't.

Most people starting out do the same.  However, it is the wrong focus to start with. You'll end up spending a lot of hard earned money, and in many cases waste it. You need your money to help make the transition.

The transition can start while you are working in your current employment.  This is often a better way to move forward into your possible future. My clients who have followed this path have found renewed interest in their work and their capability.

We start with a conversation

I have recently sought Nigel Rawlins advice in establishing a new business idea. I can highly recommend his services. I was struggling to filter my ideas into a feasible concept. After a workshop with Nigel I sought his advice in a one to one setting. Nigel is very intuitive, experienced and sensitive. He gave me a very interesting summation of what I could possibly do to develop a business/service opportunity using my background and experience. He hit on an area I am passionate about and that released that creative energy one gets when ideas resonate with our instincts. In the one on one work we explored ideas and concepts in that core subject area of work to see what was possibly a business concept that had traction. I am now working on the first steps to build that concept into a business.

Nigel brings clarity, empathy, a deep understanding of business and very constructive support. He puts a great deal of work into his sessions and offers very generously of his reading and research. He gave me hints and leads that would have taken me hours to find. I will be going back to him as I reach various key milestones in the development of the concept. I think he can add value to anyone who wants to move on or change pathways in their career.

Anthea Green

Non-Executive Director and Chief Executive of various Healthcare and Disability organisations over 30 years.

Anthea Green

Start your journey now

Introductory Offer— Exploring The Possibilities
To get started I am offering an introductory exploration of your expertise via an initial questionnaire, my follow up questions,
an initial 90 minute conversation via zoom (like skype), follow up emails and a final 40 minute conversation.
This allows us a chance to explore your expertise and where you might like to take it,
along with answering any questions you may have in the time allocated.
I will do some initial research and provide a follow up email with my thoughts.
Price: $799 payable in advance.

Please note, due to the time involved I can only work with one person per week

Future collaboration & getting things done

If we decide to work together. The collaboration component comes in the form of meetings,
phone calls, emails or online meetings to suit your location.

There is work to be done, research to undertake, planning and focus required. It won't happen overnight and won't be handed to you on a plate,  but I will hold your hand and guide you in the direction you seek and help you get the results you want.

This way you can stay focused on what you do best and  know that all the important bases are covered.

  • saving you time, money and digital know-how while you grow your business
  • helping you connect with the customers you want to work with and who need you
  • gaining you recognition from your customers and peers for your expertise and ability to get things done
  • focusing on the steps to help your business survive, grow and thrive
  • using your expertise to make your community and world a better place

This way you can stay focused on what you do best and  know that all the important bases are covered.


While you are still working. We explore and take a fresh, strategic approach to your current work. Then look at options to shift to self-employment in the near future. Coaching sessions with a long term planning and focus.

From $300-$600pm

Shifting now—practical know-how and how-to. This means a serious, focused start. We work together to build on your expertise, and to continue growing your influence in your field.

We set things up, get moving with the marketing, adopt practical systems and tools to stay focused and get things done.
This includes implementation​—done for you and with you.

From $800-$1200pm