I work with entrepreneurs who run independent businesses - talented people with spark, drive and imagination who have chosen to set up on their own or in partnership. I offer one-to-one business coaching, mentoring and training for business owners, sole traders and self-employed people throughout Sussex. I help them develop confidence in their brand so they can communicate what they do with authenticity.

It can be hard to connect to the essence of your own brand whilst managing all the other areas of running a business. Putting heart and soul into your work isn’t always enough – sometimes we need strategic guidance to help our business continue flourishing.

Independent by nature

By choosing to work with me as your business coach or mentor, you will benefit from in-depth, tailored advice from a professional consultant with over 20 years business experience. Together, we’ll tackle the things you feel are holding you back and the areas you want to improve.

As a critical friend, I’ll offer a fresh perspective on ways for you to find success, on your terms. I provide valuable insight and practical tools to make even the most daunting business tasks achievable. Not only will you save time and money in the long-run, your customers will notice the benefits of your new approach – and they’re the lifeblood of your business.

Whether you’re a start-up fizzing with ideas or feeling burnt out after years of hard graft - or somewhere in between – my business consultancy skills will help you gain clarity and enthusiasm for your next steps.  Find out how coaching and mentoring can help your independent business with business planning, branding, leading effectively, ensuring sustainable growth or building confidence in your brand and business.


Thanks again for all of your help so far, you’ve been amazing, inspiring, encouraging and very informative. I really feel like I can move forward setting my business up now with a level of confidence I didn’t have before. What a gift you’ve given me.
— Gisele Cotton
Beautifully written Marisa. You outlined problem. You agitated it and provided a solution. I love your conversational style that enabled me to glide through the copy. Please accept a virtual gold star from me.
— Claire Hawes - Copywriter and Owner of The Content Boutique