Like Minds U

Like Minds U.

Like Minds U is the Like Minds consultancy arm delivering in depth learning programs, taught by carefully selected business experts in their chosen field. They have been devised to help individuals or small businesses create frame-works and tool-sets for them to help develop their business profile and growth.

In partnership with our course leaders we have developed three programs to choose from; Marketing Strategy, Business Growth and Thought Leadership.  We will be adding to these courses over the next year. To subscribe for news on current and future courses and events in your area please check the relevant boxes on the right hand side of the page.

Marketing Strategy.

Led by Jonathan Slobom, founder of Peppered Moth, this one day course focusses on actionable marketing strategy. Jonathan’s passion is to make you or your business more successful through using this strategy. He has a deep understanding of scale up businesses. His expertise is gained from developing a high performing ambitious consultancy based on a proprietary methodology called the INSPIRE strategy cycle; Isight, Needs analysis, Segmentation, Prioritisation, Intended positioning, Readiness and Execution.

All businesses have a marketing strategy in some shape or form whether they recognise it or not. The problem for many businesses is that developing marketing strategy can seem less important than the day to day to-do list and even if time is made available it is not a simple process. It is therefore often avoided.
But as a business leader you should have a robust and informed process to help you confidently and reliably plan for the future growth of your business. Particularly as the company grows and the market gets more complicated.

Business Growth.

Led by Vic Williams this one day course focusses on business growth. It’s from his daily use and constantly looking for new ways to use the platform, that Vic’s created this course. ‘How to use LinkedIn for Business Growth’ is not designed from a trainers perspective. It is designed from a users perspective, including all of the frustrations and work-arounds.

He has used LinkedIn to grow his network to over 6000, highly targeted, relevant connections and as a result get in excess of 85% of all his new business directly from LinkedIn.

The workshop is aimed at communications agency professionals, SME’s in house marketing departments, business development executives and entrepreneurs.

Thought Leadership.

Led by Dan Simmons, founder of Propelia. In recent years the role of the ‘Thought Leader’ – the person recognised as having authentic future expertise over their field and the ability to communicate that expertise to others – has become well established in the international marketplace.

With Thought Leadership communities and platforms like Like Minds and TED.com gaining influence and reach on global stages, Thought Leadership has never been more current. It’s recognised and ripe commercially as a sector, desired by brands and organisations to help create market differentiation and competitive difference.

If we think of Thought Leadership as simply another ‘Talent Sector’, it becomes apparent that in every other talent sector, dedicated agencies provide strategic, creative and commercial expertise, as well as logistical support and resource to enable that top talent in that sector to develop. This is the case for music, fashion, publishing, modelling, sports and recently comedy but not widely implemented for Thought Leadership.

Like Minds is proud to partner with Propelia, who since launching in 2012 are recognised as the first and leading UK agency of its kind. Propelia uniquely launches new types of Thought Leaders – either as an individual or someone in an organisation – who through their ongoing curiosity, work and expertise are recognised as able to open paths into emerging markets and sectors.

With a growing and diverse client list, covering over 30+ market sectors, launching the first Thought Leader in the £9bn global Sharing Economy and helping a leading UK tech VC to develop the UK equivalent of The Lean Startup, Like Minds U and Propelia have partnered to enable you to explore, engage and launch your own Thought Leadership journey.