Marketing for change

You have a message to get out into the world ...  

​...  something you want to sell

...  a message ​for people to hear  

... an action ​for them to take

But for some reason your marketing does not work ...

The most likely reason is you are using ​inapprop​riate marketing techniques for the stage your business is at.

​Marketing for Change ​helps you put in place the basic foundations you need to promote your business effectively.

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Marketing for Change is for you if you ...

  • ​are a coach, consultant or freelance; or else work for a charity, voluntary or community organisation or social enterprise
  • ​​find marketing frustrating because you are new to it or can't get it to work for you
  • ​enjoy ​participati​on and working collaboratively

Marketing for Chan​ge is ​NOT for you if ...

  • ​you cannot travel to Sheffield for a monthly meeting
  • ​you are happy with your current marketing plan
  • you get frustrated with participative approaches to learning

​This package will help you

  • design a ​local marketing strategy that integrates your in-person and online marketing
  • understand basic principles for a marketing design that plays to your strengths and passions
  • identify pote​ntial allies and work out how to collaborate with competitors
  • slow down your thinking so that you accelerate business growth
  • understand empathy to discern your market's needs and wants
  • find out how listening to your market enables their free speech, helps you hear and act on their deepest desires
  • use technical and adaptive solutions to your market's problems and so make genuine and welcome changes for your clients and for your wider community
  • take imp​erfect action, experience failure, learn from it and discover how to build a stronger marketing design
Chris Sissons

​Dr Chris Sissons helps coaches (and others) enjoy​ their marketing.

​​How Does this Package Work?

This ​package has taught and experiential elements.  

  • Reflect on your business experience as your work on the course materials
  • Learn through collaboration with your coach and other participants

​​For a monthly fee, you receive:

  • Monthly coaching session with other participants.  This roll-on, roll-off programme means numbers vary between a one-to-one with the coach to a full workshop.  There are advantages to both!  Dates, times and venues shall be arranged well in advance.
  • Monthly one-to-one 15 minute telephone or Skype conversation.  You decide the topic about any aspect of marketing your business.
  • Teaching materials in a variety of media, eg pdfs, videos, blog posts ...
  • ​Marketing design template.  We work on this together to build a personal basic design.
  • ​One-to-one feedback session, when you choose to leave the programme.  This helps you take stock and decide your next step.

There is a monthly fee, paid by standing order on the first of the month.  There will be 12 monthly sessions that cycle, so participants can hop on and off as they choose. 

There is a low price ​for the first year, as the programme develops. Those who hop on early play a  key role in developing the ​programme and materials.  Anyone who continues into the second year will ​still ​pay first year rates.  New joiners after the first 12 months may find fees are higher.

Dates for coaching meetings will be announced well in advance.  I ​offer an extra telephone conversation for those who cannot make sessions during their first 3 months.  If you cannot make a session, speak to me as soon as you can and we shall work out the best approach.  The teaching materials shall be available and there will be a telephone conversation later in the month.  You may be able to partner with other members and catch up that way.


​Arrange a meeting with me so that we can work out whether this programme is right for you.  It is also an opportunity to ask questions about the programme.

​Complete the form below.  This will sign you up to my mailing list and inform me of your interest.  If you prefer, you can call me on 07887 352841.

Yes I would like to find out more about Marketing for Change.  Please arrange a meeting face-to-face, by phone or Skype with Chris Sissons by ​entering your name and email address.

Yes, I would like to find out more about Marketing for Change.  Please arrange a meeting face-to-face, by phone or Skype ​with Chris Sissons by ​entering your name and email address.