Business Coaching

Business Coaching

from 26,250.00

This business coaching program will inspire and guide you to design, visualize, develop and evaluate your next project, especially if you are willing to run a sustainable small-scaled business around pure plant food and/or healthy and eco-conscious lifestyle.

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Course Description

This one-weeek business coaching program is all about inspiring and guiding you to design, visualize, develop and evaluate your next project, especially if you are willing to run a sustainable small-scaled business around your passion for pure plant food and/or healthy, active and eco-conscious lifestyle. The lectures are based on a Case Study “Managing a Vegan Café”.  

This course is open to any person thinking about launching, developing or transforming a project (from vegan café, cooking studio, catering, artisan organic products, private chef to freelancing, consulting or coaching…). During this intense 5-day Opportunity Study, you will define your concept, goal and mission, brainstorm on solutions, map-out your concept, understand key success factors, learn some tools and helpful project management methods while visualizing and developing your own idea.

You will be in the right context in our calm resort to take the time to reflect, tackle recurring issues, see things from a different angle and figure-out what could be your next moves.

Content 

  • Kick-start meeting, organization of Opportunity Study

  • Define, map-out your concept, clarify your aspirations, vision and values.

  • Define your main target audience. Visualize the challenge you are looking to tackle, scoping the project, evaluate risks, looking at issues to translate them into opportunities and solutions.

  • Case Study of a Vegan Café or Juice/Smoothie Bar. Lectures on Project Management methods applied to small scale projects and solo-entrepreneurship.

  • Learn key concepts and techniques to organize your project.

  • Hands-on cooking workshops to get inspired while getting your hands dirty

  • Overview on essential tools and concepts to define your planning, budget, cash flow, P&L, food costs, setup and recurring costs… Case studies, Business Assumptions, Survival Budget, Reverse Business Plan.

  • Stress your idea to strengthen your project. Outline a tactic and an action plan (critical path, tasks breakdown, exit rules, resources management, minimal viable product…)

  • Outline a communication plan (storytelling, core values, online presence, crowdfunding… )

  • Outline your Project Map, your Manifesto and a short presentation to pitch your Concept.

  • Debriefing and feedback. Certification by Blue Lotus.

Package includes:    

  • 6 nights accommodation in an individual Evason Room (incl. breakfast buffet)

  • Cooking demos, lunch at the bar

  • 5-day brains-on workshops from Monday to Friday (from 10am to 4pm)

  • 2 hands-on cooking workshops

  • 50% discount for personal laundry

  • 20% discount on food & beverage at all restaurants

  • Free Wi-Fi in your room and the classroom

  • Complimentary activities: tennis, fitness, and bicycles

  • Field trips and personal research time

About the Instructor:

For 20 years, Christophe worked as an entrepreneur, freelance digital project manager and game designer. He has a Master of Science degree, in Mathematics and Computer Science, with a specialization in Project Management from La Rochelle University (France). He has been teaching project management and creative design as a guest lecturer for 10 years in France (Master of Video Games), the Netherlands (Utrecht School of Arts) and Singapore (Ngee Ann Polytechnics). 

As an avid-trail-runner, he became motivated to explore plant-based cuisine for active people. While running a cooking studio in Haarlem, he wrote 12 books on plant-based cuisine for active people and specialized in raw food in Santa Monica. He worked as a Project Manager and Executive Chef to launch Yi Athens Raw Vegan Café in Greece, MK Culinary Academy in Thailand and TOM's Juice Bar in St Barth.

Christophe is the Director of Education at Blue Lotus,

«Sadly enough, I witnessed quite some failures in the plant-based food sector. It was almost never by a lack of talent, motivation or the quality of the recipes. More frequently it was due to over-dimensioned expectations, unrealistic business assumptions, bad management, poor organization, lack of business understanding and even failing on simple details like food costing or stock rotation… It’s unfortunately not enough to be crazy talented and imagine a sumptuous project, you need some basic project management skills and pragmatic business understanding in order to develop a sustainable business. So I coach people to develop viable projects aligned with a sustainable lifestyle» - Christophe

More info about Christophe: kristofberg.com  or on social media @kristofberg

Linked-in Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kristofberg/   

PRICE: 52,500 THB (tuition fee + accommodation included)

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