Group business coaching at skillslocal
Peer Networks Overview

Learn with Other Local Businesses

  • Learn from your peers

  • All it takes is your time

  • Varied delivery, real results

  • Non-competitive

Learn. Share. Grow.

Learn from your peers. Share and discuss new ideas. Grow your business by working through challenges.

There’s never been a more important time to invest in the future of your business by working with people who know business best. Other business leaders. Join forces to find your strength with Peer Networks.

Peer Networks are FREE. They are a fully-funded peer-to-peer networking programme for SMEs that is delivered locally by the network of Growth Hubs across England. The Peer Networks will be held virtually in 2 or 3 hour sessions.

I highly recommend taking up this fantastic opportunity! Tracy provides excellent facilitation and coaching and you will meet some amazing people with diverse expertise and experiences who can challenge and support you, it’s a completely safe environment to share ideas, become more self aware and empowered. The sessions are inclusive and interactive and whatever mood I join the session in I leave it feeling inspired and motivated! Make sure you don’t miss out.
Rebekah Wright, Cheeky Bambini, Belper

How You Can Benefit from Peer Networks Support

  • Learn from your peers: Find solutions to the real issues your business is facing by working with other local business leaders facing similar challenges.
  • All it takes is your time: Peer Networks is a completely free programme, all it takes is a few hours of your time each month. You can join virtual sessions from the comfort of your home or office.
  • Varied delivery, real results: Activities take place in structured, small-group sessions, led by a skilled professional facilitator to make sure you see real results in return for the investment of your time. You will also benefit from access to 1:1 mentoring, coaching or advice depending on the support you need.
  • Non-competitive: Peer Networks brings together business leaders working collaboratively to find solutions to common problems. You will not be placed in a group with any competitors, so you can share your expertise and benefit from others.

Ready to Grow Your Business?

Numbers are limited to a maximum of ten businesses. Tracy will call you for an informal chat to provide you with all the details and any additional information you may require.

The Programme

Peer Networks is delivered through a series of online high impact group sessions, with a trained facilitator. The programme includes:

  • Interactive Action Learning
    The opportunity to overcome real-life problems by enquiring and reflecting before developing tangible actions and solutions.
  • Trained Facilitators
    Every session is supported by a trained facilitator to ensure consistency, efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Small Cohorts
    Small participant groups to ensure that every member of the cohort can share their challenges, problems and opportunities.
  • Flexible Topic Selection
    The topics of discussion are decided by the participants, enabling you to focus on your own challenges while taking learnings from other group members.
  • One to One Support
    In addition to the group session, you will have access to one to one support matched to your specific needs, building on your learning experience.

The Benefits

Businesses that seek external advice or undertake formal training are more likely to improve their overall performance, but many prefer to take advice from trusted sources, such as their peers, when presented with external challenges and opportunities.

Peer Networks enable you to make connections that go far beyond networking. By completing Peer Networks, you will:

  • Overcome business challenges, recognise and act on new opportunities
  • Build a trusted network of connections to support you now and in the future
  • Improve your long-term personal and business performance
  • Achieve higher turnover, employment levels and productivity growth – as research indicates for businesses adopting formal management practices
  • Use the Peer Network to help overcome challenges or implement change in your business

Our Role As Facilitator

Tracy is delighted to have been selected to deliver three of the peer networks in the East Midlands.

Developing strong networks with others is so important right now.  In the group sessions I will help you to connect and learn from each other. By sharing challenges, opportunities,  knowledge and experience you’ll support one another to make significant progress on your goals in a short space of time.

In the 1-1 coaching sessions we will have more in-depth conversations about your goals and what might be holding you back. We will work together to highlight solutions.

Action learning will bring our collective experience together to ensure you put the learning into action.

  • Tracy is an ACC accredited coach as well as a licensed Investors in People Practitioner.
  • She is a fellow of the Chartered Management Institute and an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development.
  • She has over 20 years experience of advising and supporting small and medium sized businesses and has won a number of awards for her work.
  • She looks forward to helping you achieve your business ambition.