Amanda Overs, Founder of I Can Make Shoes, is more than just a shoemaker / workshop superstar! She's also packed her 10+ years of industry experience into becoming a footwear mentor and a start-up mentor for the British Library.
The mentoring / consulting normally starts off with a 1 hour initial Skype call to discuss your goals and how she may be able to support you going forward.
Amanda only works with people who are serious about getting into the industry, so yes there is a charge for the initial Skype call (It's £100 for the hour).
If you decide not to work together right away, this call will still be very worthwhile for you as she will jam-pack it with valuable contacts and advice on the next steps for you.
If you do decide to get started and work together, she will be available for either one-off appointments (£70 per hour) or you can set up a monthly retainer where you can have a few appointments per month at a discounted rate.
Here's what some of her current clients have to say:
"Amanda has helped me in all aspects of my work and has gone above and beyond. She has an incredible ability to guide her clients to find their desired outcome, her wealth of knowledge has allowed me to grow not only with design but with business. I am so grateful for finding a brilliant mentor and beautiful friend."
- Chloé, BDM for Archies Footwear and a new top secret project
"Amanda has helped me see my business in a holistic manner with full cycle of vision, strategy and finance. On top of that she is just a genuinely lovely person to be with. I love the positive energy and optimism I feel every time I see her."
- June, Mamimu - through British Library mentoring program