We have all been through recessions before, but this one is a right ‘doozy’.

There has always been ‘boom and bust’ (driven by the greedy and the incompetent), but this one also featured COVID-19 and the first European War since 1945.

One positive outcome has been more working from home. Many of us now have a better relationship with our children, pets, gardens, neighbours, local shops, pubs – and Amazon.

This year’s graduates have a different view. They have spent three years in grimy bedsits. They aspire to change the world and be emotionally engaged with their work. They yearn to go to an office 50 hours a week and engage with similarly enthusiastic people around the water cooler. But they can’t.

The solution is Beermat Alchemy, delivered by Guardian Angels.

This involves unleashing of creativity, inspired by the alchemists of the past, such as Pythagoras, Shakespeare, Marie Curie, Alan Turing, and The Beatles.

Guardian Angels are mentors with a good moral compass. Their aim is to be good, their desire is to be humble and their study is to be wise.

Step 1:

We take 30 staff and 3 bosses on a two-day Company Retreat.

There will be no ‘death by PowerPoint’ or infantile exercises with Lego.

This will be an immersive, non-threatening experience, showing how to improvise, work together and be creative, all under expert guidance.

There will be two real and measurable deliverables:

o   A business idea that could save the organisation £1M.

o   A business idea that could generate £1M of new revenue.

Step 2

We will help organisations to create a Top-Secret Venture Unit, away from the main company activity. This recreates the positive and energetic hothouse atmosphere of the best start-ups. There will be a water cooler. And plenty of Beermats.

I am putting together a team of 72 Guardian Angels.

If this is of interest, please WhatsApp me on 07802 483834.

Mike Southon is a serially successful entrepreneur, best-selling business author and one of the world’s top business keynote speakers on entrepreneurship, intrapreneurship and sales. He specialises in teaching entrepreneurship to University students.

The Beermat Entrepreneur

Mike is co-author with Chris West of The Beermat Entrepreneur, The Boardroom Entrepreneur and Sales on a Beermat.

He has spoken at over 1,000 live events all over the world and provided face-to-face mentoring to over 1,000 entrepreneurs.

Find out more at www.beermat.biz

Mike is also expert in helping local government to be more commercial and entrepreneurial.

He has developed a practical road-map for how councils can move from dependency on grants and taxes to becoming a self-sufficient, profitable social enterprise.

Since 2011 he has been helping Aylesbury Vale District Council develop their vision (“Council Tax Free in 2023”) and new revenue models.

Click here for detail on Mike’s work and an article by former Minister of State for Housing and Local Government, Mark Prisk MP: Could your council become a social enterprise?

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