COLAB: personal consultant

‘Colab.’ your ongoing personal consultant

‘COLAB’ is the alternative to a one-off Bespoke Training Plan and offers ongoing support and advice for retail professionals as they advance on their daily retail journeys. We are their personal consultant.

The fact is that every week brings new challenges and opportunities for busy professionals. Because we all want to do the best job that we can, and be as prepared and as professional as possible.

You may simply not have the time to do everything

You may lack internal support resources

The challenge may be something you don’t naturally excel in

The task might require additional specific knowledge or awareness

You need ‘eyes and ears’ on the ground in your shops

You would like someone the ‘brainstorm’ with and use to bounce new ideas off

You may just want someone out of the office to confer with

COLAB is your exclusive personal consultant club. Time, and therefore numbers are limited.

Exclusive dynamic support

For a monthly fee you will have direct access to your personal consultant. You will have a specific number of my days and access to my undivided attention, to my experience and retail skills. The time can be used to support you in whatever ways you need.

And in today’s world everything can be remote, even study tours. Geography is no barrier for a personal consultant.

Bespoke reports, insights & recommendations

‘Eyes and ears’ reports from your shops

Market analysis and advice

Latest news & thinking

Current best practice reports & visits

Advice ‘hotline’

Study tours – real & virtual

‘Brainstorming’ sessions

‘Ghost writing’

Blogs & newsletter writing

Editorial and corporate content creation

Marketing material creation

Business presentations and report development

Workshops development

Proof reading & sense checking

Collaborative, flexible & affordable

If you decide that ‘COLAB’ would be a valuable support in your ongoing retailing role, be assured that our assistance will be appropriate, workable, collaborative, affordable and achieve the goals you require.

The arrangement can be as open and corporate as you wish, part of your internal budget and programming. The support can also be as private and confidential as you wish.

Please take a look at our one-to-one consultancy overview…

If you are interested, then please get in touch. I’d be very happy to have a personal chat with you, to listen to your needs and requirements and to talk you through the possibilities, methods, and costs.

And why not take a look at our Bespoke Retail Training…

In the meantime…

In the meantime, if you’d like to read my book to understand where I’m coming from, then that’s an excellent idea.

How to be an Essential Retailer

It is hot off the press for 2021.

Available from September via sustainable POD (print on demand) with Amazon and your usual book retailers

I hope that the sections on how to flourish in the ‘The life and times of the Essential Retailer’ how to evolve ‘Agile Organisations’ and excel in ‘Astute Strategies’ may be sources of inspiration and guidance. You will also find 75 action plans and 100 retail best practice insights that may help you to assess your current weaknesses and opportunities.

If you are a new retail professional trying to find your place, then the sections on the ‘Retail Evolution Curve’ explaining the retail executive shift from ‘Deal-breakers’ to ‘Entrepreneurial disruptors’ quite interesting. Whilst in the ‘Agile Organisations’ page you’ll find plenty of relevance regarding organisational structures, digital-first mind-sets, innovation teams and managing the perpetually moving retail business.

Download some extracts from ‘Meaning in the Retail Madness’…

Enjoy your read.

Thank you for taking the time to get this far. It’s been my pleasure.

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