Experience, results, champion of entrepreneurs and small businesses, business strategist, innovator and thought leader – all these describe Yvette.
She works with businesses with a heart helping them unlock their potential, grow, and excel with a sustainable revived and renewed mindset. This woman is authentic, passionate, true, and real all of which form the foundation on which she built The Business Locksmith.
The Business Locksmith is all about People, the heart of every business. Yvette and her company are well known and respected in the Milton Keynes and surrounding areas where she has worked with, coached, mentored, and helped develop over 50 companies. A natural connector who connects the right businesses and the right people together.
The Business Locksmith is a professional service that is a must have for businesses of every size. The value proposition is simple - unlocking potential in people and business! The company supports business owners and leaders, to grow their businesses and reignite their passion for their business.
With solid experience from both the corporate and public sectors, Yvette works as a business coach, mentor, and consultant, ensuring regaining focus particularly in scenarios where business leaders and owners have lost theirs. Change, innovative approaches, empowerment, and leadership are some of the attributes that Yvette brings to the table.
She has added value to my journey as a business owner for which I am sincerely grateful, and I have also had the pleasure of working alongside her on a public sector project where her understanding of the business community, and it’s need as well as her extensive network contributed to the project’s success and the detail of its findings.
I have found Yvette a complete pleasure to work with – not only is she incredibly professional and capable, but she is funny, irreverent at times and the perfect foil for a rounded discussion.
Jane Horridge, Founder and Consulting Director, Responsa
I asked Yvette to be my accountability mentor while I made decisions about my business. Yvette is attentive and thinks of ideas that you, as a business owner, may not have thought of. Her support has helped me gain clarity and focus on moving forward. I wholly recommend Yvette's mentoring and coaching skills.
Debbie Jakeman, business owner and social entrepreneur
A professional business and service that has the championing of entrepreneurs and SMEs at its heart and core. With a founder who is courageous, not afraid to challenge the status quo, an ethical disruptor who constantly and consistently adds value with integrity, courage and passion.
Shalom Lloyd founder and MD of Naturally Tribal
Yvette has worked with us for several years, providing confidential coaching support to myself and all our employees. She has delivered a key part of our benefits package for employees, designed to provide every individual with the bespoke, personal, one-to-one support they need to become the very best version of themselves and to maximise the extensive opportunities for personal and professional growth we provide. She has run tailored training workshops for group learning and has also helped us challenge and tackle under-performers through our performance management process. Her influence cannot be over-stated.
Yvette has attended my quarterly business strategy meetings as a trusted adviser who can help me shape the business for the future, and her wise counsel and personal support to me and my team has helped us achieve our ambitious growth targets. Yvette is a natural networker, someone whom people quickly warm towards, and she always is thinking of ways to introduce like-minded people for their mutual benefit.
CEO and founder of an award winning PR agency
Yvette is like the wise sage of a community. She’s kind, insightful and full of wisdom. I was recently stuck on an idea for my business and she’s the first person I immediately turned to for help and advice. Yvette skilfully shines a light on you and your business in a way that only a person with that much life and business experience can, to unlock, motivate and inspire you to find the answers you need within yourself. I’m honoured to have her in my friendship circle and for her wise counsel.
Wordsmith and Story Teller
Yvette has a very deep understanding of the public and private sector, and a wealth of business and organisational experience, which is why I asked her if she would mentor me. I was very fortunate that Yvette agreed, and since then I've been more driven, more focused, and I make better decisions. Yvette's great to work with and I'd highly recommend her to others.
Co-founder of Ashridge Group
The changes in Team HR have also been hard emotionally and it is still rocky but we are making progress. I'm very appreciative of all your help and guidance through the past few months.
HR Director, Leading Advertising Agency
I wish to express my sincere gratefulness to Yvette for mentoring me and all the contribution you have given me over the years. You truly are a gift, Tim
Tim Gillis, Payroll Manager
Yvette can unlock the potential in your team and your business. Her advice, insight and expert knowledge can help any business owner. She mixes common sense, practical experience and creative thinking to help you and your team. You get clarity, focus and a new perspective. If you own a business and want to “see the wood for the trees” or develop your team to the next level then you need chat with Yvette. She will help you grow
Adam Moore, Partner Moore Feakins
Your stewardship has been greatly appreciated; your input and direction has increased our profile and visibility, both in the business world and within ourselves. The resulting recognition has become an asset to Festive Road; and the relationships you have fostered within the Milton Keynes community will help to ensure our prosperity and continued growth. By all measures, Festive Road has progressed under your direction, your energy and devotion to the role is missed, but you leave Festive Road a better organization and on a strong footing for those who follow you.
Simon Tipping, Director Festive Road
I decided to use Yvette's services when I needed to grow my business and "see the wood form the trees" Yvette takes a great amount of time understanding clients requirements then offers a truly bespoke solution. When I was searching for some help, I gravitated to Yvette because of her vast experience as Director level and continued self development. If you want to take your business forward, I can highly recommend you use Yvette's services. Quite simply the methods and tools work!
Mike Corbridge, MD
I attended one of Yvette’s 'How to easily Unlock hidden profit' events - it was well structured and interactive and really made me think hard about my business and my behaviours. I came away with several new tools that I know will be of real value to me. Two simple but highly effective planning tools I have already implemented which I know will have a disproportionate impact on my busines
Jo Thurman, Career, Outplacement and Executive Coach
I was very pleased with the work you did for us - both in terms of your final report and the experience you brought to bare. As you may recall, I would have like to use you on a further project, but your diary commitments made that impossible - but I would not hesitate to use your services again and would gladly recommend them to others.
David Bruce, Finance Director, Cunningham Lindsey UK
I recently spent some time with Yvette on some overriding issues which unearthed more stuff! Thanks Yvette... but actually this brought clarity and allowed me to focus on what really needed to be done rather than what I thought had to be done. Yvette's style is very low key and thoughtful, and she brings all of her experience to the table. Got issues? Share them with Yvette. Highly recommended.
Steve Axtell, Owner at It'seeze Northampton-Bedford
Just 10 minutes with Yvette and I feel better and less stressed what would an hour do?
One of the things i love about working with you is that you challenge and say stuff neutrally. I hear it and its not personal and so can do it.
Anthony Davis Founder and Performance Director at Headstuff Ltd
A passionate and inspirational speaker with the objective to help individuals and businesses to be the very best they can be to achieve the very most they can. A friendly and unique approach which will appeal to everyone.
Vivienne Allum, MD and Founder ViviCo recruitment
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