Meet Karen

Karen Knott | Prime Time BusinessHi there!

I’m Karen Knott and I’m so pleased to meet you.

I’m the founder of Prime Time Business where it is my absolute privilege to work with women in their 50’s and beyond who are enthusiastically creating first-time businesses as a new way of making a living and a life. They are women who crave something different… something which taps into their energy, something which excites and fulfils them AND importantly, enables them to make a solid living in the process.

My job is helping YOU bring YOUR first-time business to life

It’s not only my job… it’s also my mission and my passion! Helping you use your unique skills, talents and experience to make a difference, make an impact and make a solid income is what really floats my boat.

It’s about so much MORE than ‘business’ for the prime-preneur… it’s about creating something personally transformational and meaningful on your own terms. It’s about creating prosperity doing what you do best and doing what you love.

It’s also about kick-starting a dynamic new chapter in your life.

Who I love to work with

I love working with solo business owners who are hell bent on creating bespoke businesses built around their passion and skills. They’re service professionals who offer their unique talents, experience and knowledge serving others…. coaches, holistic therapists, consultants,
creatives, stylists, trainers and designers to name but a few!  And thanks to the wonders of Skype, I
work with women from all over the world –  although whenever possible I love meeting up and working face to face, either in central London or at a mutually accessible location.

My clients arrive at the start of their entrepreneurial journey from a variety of different paths; some through circumstances like redundancy, early retirement or changing family commitments. Some come looking for a better, more balanced and fulfilling way to live and work and others come eager to start a new chapter, sensing a ‘now or never’ opportunity for change, growth, adventure and expansion. What they all have in common, is something I can only describe as an internal fire.

They are all VERY good at what they do but when it comes to figuring out how to turn it into a thriving business, well, that’s the point where they come to me for some support and guidance. After all, no-one is born knowing how to do ‘business’ but it IS easy to learn… and like most things, it’s one heck of lot easier when someone’s showing you HOW! And not only is it easier… when you DO get some guidance, you progress SO much faster.

So that’s where I come in

My role is to guide you along the simplest and most productive path to achieve your personal and professional goals.

I’m here to help you….

  • use all the strengths and talents you’ve developed over the years and turn them into an authentic, purpose-driven, rewarding business you love.
  • tap into that sweet spot of what really matters to you, what you’re really great at AND what will make you money.
  • unlock your potential, unleash your dreams and kick-start a brilliant new way of living and earning through the creation of a business of your own.
  • take all the ideas you’ve had buzzing around in your head for such a long time and present them to the world with clarity, confidence and excitement.

I’ve spent many years studying, training, taking courses and learning the how-to’s of business – strategy, mindset, marketing, products, prices, packages – you name it, I’ve studied it!

But having sifted through all the ‘noise’ I know now that much of it was useless, much of it irrelevant and some of it…. just some of it, totally invaluable!

So, I’ve discarded the useless and the irrelevant and built my signature programme around the ‘invaluable’ gems to create a simple, practical, holistic approach that works!

Because it’s not just a business you’re creating…. you’re also embarking on a personal development journey and that calls for more than just strategy and ‘how to’

I’m a qualified teacher, personal development and business coach, and I’ve used all these skills to create the Prime Time Programme – an integrated head, heart and mind process! Combining inner clarity and confidence with focused action is THE simplest, most effective way I know to make your aspirations a reality.

Your story is my story

If you’re reading this, chances are you already know deep down that you have something of value to share with the world. You may not think of yourself as an entrepreneur or businesswoman – you’re simply looking for a way to make a difference – YOUR difference – doing what you love, on your own terms and earn a decent living while you’re doing it.

My own journey to find work that both satisfies and sustains, like yours, has been totally absorbing – full of adventure and, at times, strengthened by necessary challenges too.

Not that long ago, I stood exactly where you’re standing today. I remember the yearning…. not just to ‘do something different’ but to do something deeply purposeful and meaningful; something that harnessed my eclectic collection of skills and experience. Something I felt passionate about, that lit me up. Something that made a difference. (If you listen to the interview here on this page (top right) you can hear the whole story!)

I still remember standing there and thinking, ‘Can I REALLY do this? Do I go with my gut instinct, or am I mad to start something like a business at this stage in my life?’

Having read this far you’ll know I decided to trust my instinct and take a new path! And it’ll probably come as no surprise to learn that it was one of the BEST decisions I’ve ever made and I only share this with you to illustrate how our dreams and desires can become an enormously powerful catalyst for creation.

You are oh-so-ready for this…and I’d love to help you

I’ve been working exclusively with midlife women for over 10 years now. I am blessed to be able to combine my instinct to teach, inspire and empower with my passion for coaching as a powerful way of helping women succeed and thrive on their own terms.
It’s the combination of these skills which enables me to bring something unique to the table –  an approach which addresses both the personal and strategic aspects of creating a business, because quite frankly, strategy only gets you part-way there, the other (and arguably MOST important) part of the work is to do with the stuff that goes on INSIDE our own heads – things such as self-belief, motivation, confidence (and the lack of). Yes, THOSE things!

If I had to distill the essence of my work into 3 words, they would be simplicityclarity and encouragement; simplicity to cut through all the ‘fluff’, clarity to know exactly WHAT to do and HOW to do it and the encouragement to believe in yourself, to be who you are and to be courageous. We are lucky to have choices denied to previous generations of older women; we just have to be brave enough to make them.

As Brené Brown says, “You can choose courage, or you can choose comfort, but you cannot choose both.”

It’s okay to feel scared – perfectly okay…. because venturing into any new territory IS scary. But committing to something that scares you a little bit, and then doing it with unwavering support and encouragement is completely different than trying to do it all on your own.

There are unprecedented opportunities out there right now for us as older women. I’ve learned first-hand what it feels like to embrace fear and uncertainty and to take the leap of faith required to create and build two businesses from scratch and it’s this which gives me the experience, credibility and skills to help you do the same.

Personal bits ‘n bobs

Home is in north London, UK, where I live with my partner and our 21 year old son (who having left University last year is temporarily back at home!), not forgetting Jude the cat and Griff the Mini Schnauzer – one can usually be found lying by my feet and the other stretched along the radiator in my home office!

I get a bit twitchy if I don’t do some form of exercise most days and I really enjoy walking, Zumba and Bokwa, but most of all I love Yoga, which over the years has become an integral part not just of my exercise regime but of my life.

And I’m a HUGE fan of Bruce Springsteen who has been the soundtrack to my life for more years than I care to admit and his live concerts are permanently etched in my memory. Slightly obsessed, it has to be said!

So what now?

Thank you for showing an interest in me and what I do and please, now that you’re here, why not take me up on my offer of support:

 

The support you’re looking for is right here.