Only four years ago, Laurie Burrows, 29 who was born and bred in Norwich, Norfolk, left the corporate world behind to start up her own coaching, mentoring and academy training business – she went from £700 to generating a 7 figure revenue in 2.5 years and is now helping clients hit 10K cash days, 30K cash months, 100K launches and celebrate their biggest ever profit months. But, Laurie isn’t just about the big money, she is passionate about supporting businesses across the UK to scale their businesses and incomes in a way that suits their lives, having done it herself, as a new mum, working around her baby. Passionate about helping others to grow their businesses, whilst also scaling back the number of hours they are working she’s on a mission to give more entrepreneurs more time to spend with the people they love.
This is why Laurie, an international trainer and mentor, marketing strategist and sales expert is delighted to be stepping up and sharing her story on stage at the forthcoming entrepreneurial event Bee Inspired LIVE – a two-day empowering Event at Manchester United Stadium (28th and 29th of September).
This sell out event, which is making its mark in the business calendar, attracts entrepreneurs from across the globe, from the US to Inverness, described as “inspirational, motivational and transformational, opening up conversations that matter” and Laurie is excited to be taking to the stage in front of 300 business people coming together to network, connect and learn how to move their business forward.
Laurie knows how it feels to nearly give up and wants to offer support to anyone else you might be struggling. She said; “After just 6 months of leaving my corporate career as a Head of Marketing, and launching my business, I nearly gave up, because I was so burnt out from the endless sales calls and 121 coaching. But, in 2020, I found out I was unexpectedly pregnant and this meant I had to plan for the future and so I looked at how I could do business differently – I turned my expertise into a course and as a result, I hit multiple 6 figures that year.”
Whilst navigating the world of being a new mum, Laurie’s business has boomed. She explains; “Despite all the sleepless nights, I have gone from working in my bedroom hiring my first employee in February 2021, to now having a 7 figure business, 100k sales months, an entire building floor as my office and a huge team of full-time employed members. I now want to show others the same is possible for them too- no matter where they are in their business right now!”
On a mission to show others that business can be the vehicle for changing the cards dealt to you, Laurie is delighted to be sponsoring this year’s Bee Inspired, created by International-speaking coach and No.1 Best-selling author, Dani Wallace.
Laurie said; “I am delighted to be sponsoring this event and so excited to be taking to the stage to share my success story and guidance. Giving back is so important to me as I know what it’s like to struggle in business and I want to play my part in making being successful in business easier, and more fun, and am looking forward to getting the audience thinking about changes they could potential make to enable this for them“
Bee Inspired aims to “start conversations that matter,” says Dani; “as we continue to witness the demise of many big recognised mainstream brands with liquidations and business closures it makes me value what we are able to do as entrepreneurs – we get to be nimble and agile, and we get to implement new knowledge quickly. We get to build wealth flexibly, around our families from our laptops in our homes -but this way of working can be lonely. Having come from a busy corporate career and having worked in the entertainment industry for the past 20 years I thrive off people, and connection, and it can feel lonely being an online entrepreneur. I feel incredibly lucky that I have such a strong network of other online business owners who I respect and love to work alongside -but not everyone has this. Bee Inspired is my opportunity to bring this to others and to share the support around, so we can all grow together – because the online space is a little goldmine of brilliance -a micro-economy that I believe without a doubt is the future of the UK economy. Anything I can do to fuel this I will. My whole ethos is around bringing people together to help them rise up, offering a hand to those who need it, so they can come with us. I have been that person who needed the hand offering so many times, for many years, and I’m determined to use my business to empower others. I am so proud to have Laurie as our headline sponsor as her values align so closely with my own”.
Other speakers joining Laurie include Coronation Street actors, social media experts, podcasters, best selling authors, psychologists, global business strategists, journalists, and other leading mentors from every walk of life. Also joining the lineup is Queen Mojo, a TV personality and dancer who’s performed with American Grammy winner Lizzo at Glastonbury and recently took to the red carpet interviewing celeb guests for the Attitude Magazine awards which she hosted. She will be sharing her inspiration around growing a personal brand, self-confidence and self-love.
There are a couple of exhibitor spaces left for anyone interested in attending (regular tickets have sold out but online access can be purchased post event) – https://www.iamthequeenbee.co.uk
Laurie has created The Academy of Coaching, Mentoring and Training (ACMT) to help others scale their businesses. https://theacmt.com/ It’s designed to help coaches, mentors and trainers thrive in the online space and build a sustainable, ethical business to six figures and beyond. Laurie said; “ACMT was created because we want to be the change we want to see in the industry… so many coaches and mentors have no certification, limited experience, and they don’t actually know how to get client results. We are here to change that and help regulate the industry.”