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The Gateway Suite

Start your independent career journey here…

Introduction to the topic

The Working Free Gateway Suite is the ideal starting point if you are considering an independent working lifestyle.

The Gateway Suite has been created for executives that are considering becoming independent and will help them to make the right career choices and guide them as they make the transition to self employment.

The Masterclass Suite contains 3 modules;

Becoming an Independent

  • Two ‘light bulb’ sayings that transformed our approach and possibly yours?
  • Top tips collected on our journey to date
  • Behaviour and mind-set – What are the characteristics of someone who is likely to do well as an independent, someone who can handle change and transition successfully?
  • Managing yourself as an Independent
  • Two diligence ‘Musts’!
  • A Working Free Checklist for Independents

Defining You / Career Options

  • Where am I?
  • Who am I?
  • What do I want to achieve?
  • What are the main options?
  • What do I need to do?
  • How am I doing?

Defining Your Business / Self Employment.

  • What you plan to offer
  • What you are setting out to achieve
  • How you will operate
  • How you will measure your success

Overview & Key Points from the Delivery Partner

Chris Dunn has been advising senior business people on career transition matters for over 30 years.

  • Chris Dunn
    Chris Dunn
    TDA Transitions & Learning Organisation Ltd

[email protected]

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Chris Dunn
TDA Transitions & Learning Organisation Ltd

Chris Dunn of The TDA Transitions & Learning Organisation Ltd has been advising senior business people on career transition matters for over 30 years.  He has a particular interest in releasing enterprise potential and he coaches, facilitates, consults and teaches in this sphere.

His original Entrepreneur Development Programme enabled 1,700+ executives to make the transition from corporate life into being their own boss.  Chris later applied his enterprise understanding in the franchise sector and worked with some of the biggest brands such as BP Connect, Boots Opticians, Pizza Hut, Costa Coffee and Snap-on Tools.

Chris manages this section of the Working Free website, pointing to what you need to know and where you can get it from.  He has a number of published works to his credit including Who Are Your Best People? (Kotze and Dunn – FT/Prentice Hall) and Starting a Business on a Shoestring (Penguin).  He is also the designer of a range of self-help training and development kits including Making Redundancy Work for You, Self-Marketing: A Guide to Creative Job Search and Business Success through People, a training analysis kit for small businesses.

To accompany his work in this section, Chris can make available chapters from Starting a Business on a Shoestring. He can also provide access to BASIS (Business Attitude Style Information System). This is an enterprise profile which provides insights into behaviour strengths and possible barriers to success for those wishing to set up their own business.  Further details are contained in Additional Resources at the end of this section.

Chris can be contacted at [email protected]www.tdatransitions.co.uk

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