Mulberry Bush Consulting, based in Woking, Surrey, works with the leaders of small businesses who are struggling to build their teams. We can help you build a successful team so you can take your business to the next level. We specialize in helping businesses with 2 to 20 staff get their teams working effectively so the business owner can focus their time and energy on growing the business.

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What our clients say

Working with Nikki has made all the difference as it means I now spend less time managing my people and more time managing my business! I feel much more able to trust the team to do a great job without me, meaning I can walk away when I need to which has made an important difference in terms of my ability to bring in more clients.
I would highly recommend the Accelerate to Team Success program which is affordable, invaluable and an asset to any business.

Claire Connolly – Business Additions Download a case study

We enjoyed the 1-2-1 interactivity and focus of this 1-day Team Success Intensive session in which we looked at recruitment. It helped us understand the importance of job descriptions and how we can write good ones as well as the importance of using good interview questions and then digging deep in interviews to find out what we need to know. We would recommend a session like this to the owners of small and medium businesses because you can learn about recruitment quickly and in detail – a topic not generally taught in courses and which will otherwise have to be learnt slowly through experience – and time for most of us is in very short supply.

Dr Candy Leighton and David Leighton – Honest Properties

I enjoyed how specific the Team Success Intensive Day session was to our company and the interactive way in which were able to approach our own current recruiting issue, which is the topic we chose to focus on during the session. It was hugely beneficial and I would recommend it to others, particularly anyone looking to recruit and retain the right staff.

Stacey Body – Chapter Place Associates

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What we do

Are you in the situation where you need a team to be able to grow your business further, but you are struggling to build a successful team that will support you growing your business? You are not alone and we can help. Using our exclusive 7-Step System, we will assist you in building an effective team, freeing up time and energy for you to focus on growing your business.

Mulberry Bush Consulting Team Success

Our Team Success program will ensure you become a successful leader who has time and energy available to spend on activities that will grow your business because your team is working effectively to support you. You will:

  • Have an engaged team who want to help you take your company to the next level.
  • Be able to confidently interview candidates to build the right team.
  • Get your new hires to be productive fast by using a consistent induction process.
  • Motivate your team to achieve SMART goals that also ensure company success.
  • Use continual feedback to reduce time and stress spent managing performance.
  • Easily be able to handle any difficult conversation with your team.
  • Use exit interviews to unearth problems that might be damaging your company.
  • Have a team that trusts you and respects your leadership.

Our 7-step System

We offer a series of options using our 7-step system.

The Discovery Session is offered face to face over a day.

All other options are delivered:

  • Remotely – wherever you are
  • In ‘bite-sized’ pieces
  • Over several months
  • Build a successful team while you continue to run your business.

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Begin Customisation of Engagement – Set Action Plan

Step 1. Examine your company’s current state & future goals. Set an action plan.

Further Customisation of Engagement

Step 2. Conduct free employee engagement survey to collect data.
Step 3. Launch free exit interview program to collect additional data.

Create Customised Value

Step 4. Learn using bite-sized training videos while you run your business.
Step 5. Apply what you’ve learned immediately through directed assignments.
Step 6. Implement customised tools and processes as you develop them.

Continual Improvement

Step 7. Ensure all implemented processes are working for you.

Mulberry Bush Consulting
Maximizing Business Capability through your PEOPLE
Nikki Faulkner, PhD.

I founded Mulberry Bush Consulting in 2015 to share all the People Management experience I have built up since 2001 with managers who want to make their teams, however small, more effective. I have a BA from Cambridge University, and a PhD from Stanford University in the USA.

My passion is to see managers grow. I’ve helped develop and mentor team leaders’ right from day one of my management career, and I love to see managers get satisfaction from getting a team working well together so that the entire team, including its leader, can achieve their goals.
With Mulberry Bush Consulting I’m passionate about helping the leaders of small businesses, who often miss out on the mentoring and training available to those in the corporate world, get access to the information, tools and processes that will help them get their teams working well. Once that is happening they can focus on growing their businesses rather than on managing their people. I have been told more than once that I’m very direct and very efficient. I see that as a benefit to make sure that we (me and my clients) get to what matters and make changes that make a difference. As my strapline says – Mulberry Bush Consulting: Maximizing Business Capability through your PEOPLE.

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