Chamber member Veronica covers every event-uality

Veronica Baldwin from sole trader business Baldwin Coaching Ltd advises members to invest effort into a variety of our events to reap long term benefits.

Veronica formed Baldwin Coaching Ltd April 2010 after 20 years experience working within the food manufacturing industry working in a number of roles focusing on getting the best out of people through employee engagement and most recently as learning and development manager.

Acting as a coach, mentor and facilitator to local businesses, Veronica told us "Baldwin Coaching Ltd aims to improve the performance of businesses by improving the performance of people within them. By focusing on capability, skills, attitude and motivation businesses can become much more efficient." Baldwin Coaching Ltd have doubled its sales every year to date so continue to use this as a target to achieve and now aim to bring in sales expertise to move the offer into improving performance of sales teams as well as the operational teams Veronica currently works with. Veronica also plans to expand the offering to open courses and she also helps mentor a number of start up business owners on our West Yorkshire Enterprise Agency’s New Enterprise Allowance scheme. Veronica tells us how she gets the most out of Mid Yorkshire Chamber membership "It is vital that local businesses support each other and the Chamber connects businesses, giving us a stronger voice as a collective unit. If you want to be part of the business community you should be part of your local Chamber and you need to invest effort to reap rewards."

By attending a number of our networking and training events, Veronica tells us how you get out of it what you put in to it "Whilst it is good to have an idea in mind of what you want to get out of networking, you should go with an open mind with what you can learn. As well as receiving some direct business through relationships I’ve built with people at Chamber events, you always learn something too and it’s a great place to share best practice with likeminded businesses and engage in some problem solving which can help you in the long run."

Veronica has hosted 2 of our ‘60 Useful Minutes’ training events and hosted a speaker session at a Connections Count event, as well as attending many of the networking events. "For me the speaker opportunities are a great way for people to understand what it is I do and can help businesses with in an approachable manner."

Veronica also makes use of the free editorial opportunities within Close Up for Business and through our active social media platforms to ensure she is kept in contact with as well as kept abreast of what is happening in the local business community.

Whilst Veronica makes best use of the connections, Chamber events provide, she knows she could make better use of the member directory and whilst she has yet to experience the free legal helpline included in membership and the representation that our policy team offer, she feels reassured that those benefits are there should she need to make use of these in the future.

Find out more about Baldwin Coaching Ltd at follow on Twitter @BaldwinCoaching; Facebook or connect with Veronica on Linkedin

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