About Marisa Guthrie
What is your higher purpose? This is a question I often ask clients when trying to establish what is at the heart of their business. Identifying the essence of your business helps give clarity to everything you do and enables you to communicate this to your customers. When I think about my higher purpose, it comes down to my belief that business should be a force for good and this underpins everything I do.
I am also fascinated in your business story and the personal and professional journey you have been on. My aim is to help you tell your story and communicate what you do with authenticity.
For me the independent business and social enterprise sector is where a lot of exciting innovation is taking place. I want to be a part of that and continue to help businesses believe in themselves using my skills to improve society and how we do business.
While I work with a variety of businesses of all sizes and across all sectors, the thing that links them together is their values. All the businesses I work with have some ethical element to what they do, either in the way in they employ their staff, the sustainability of their products, the communities they serve and how they are trying to help them.
I know that you are passionate about what you do. Together let us look at how we can do business better.
How I became a business leader
I have been running businesses for over 20 years, mainly in the retail and healthcare industries. The organisations I have worked with include Neal’s Yard Remedies and Planet Organic. I was also the Executive Director of a charity for several years.
In addition to this, I have also set up and developed several social enterprises and a cross party think tank called the Mindful Policy Group. In 2016 I helped to set up Lewes Women In Business, a not-for-profit peer to peer support network for local business women and am a fully signed up member of the Charter for Women In Business.
I am currently involved with policy makers from local government helping to shape the services available to small business owners and start-ups in the Lewes area and was recently voted one of the Top 100 Business Coach Bloggers.
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