1:1 mentoring for small business owners who want a slow, gentle + profitable business

topics I can support you with

  • forging a business and life away from the norm
  • marketing in a non-icky, slow and gentle way, with or without social media, that doesn’t require you to be ‘on’ all the time 
  • prioritizing + planning
  • how to make time for your business consistently next to a 9-to-5, family demands or other obligations 
  • how to have a life outside of your business
  • making time for rest + recharging, including if your hobby has become your business 
  • running your business from a place of energy
  • setting boundaries in and around your business
  • overcoming ingrained 9-to-5 habits, productivity stories and presenteeism 
  • self-doubt
  • dealing with the mental load of owning your own business

‘Astrid has an uncanny ability to simplify muddled messes and tease out practical solutions.’

Vanessa Simpson, photographer

focus and follow through

A focus + follow-through session gives you my support when you need it without the long-term commitment.

Clients have used these sessions to make a plan for the next steps in their business, reviewed their marketing strategy with me, gained focus on the boundaries they need to set and more.

Feel focused, calm + ready to make immediate changes. 

A 60-minute call followed by a 30-minute check-in a few weeks later. The check-in is perfect for added gentle accountability, to celebrate your wins, tweak strategies and plans where needed. 

£150 | €170

Includes a 1-hour call, a pre-call questionnaire, notes afterwards + a 30-minute check-in. You’re free to book as many of these calls as you want.


Freya Lines, paper artist & designer

“I felt like I had a much better understanding of my work/life/balance issues, seeing them clearly with steps to take to organise them better, with aims to more forward which felt exciting. I really liked that Astrid championed the way I work, working gently, there was no element of applying more pressure or more tasks.”

Ruth Werwai, Raincloud & Sage

“I felt much more clear-headed about what I want and what I need to do to make that happen. I got a lot of clarity from some of the pointed questions Astrid asked – both around what practical steps I would take (ex: what’s my plan to spend less time on IG) but also on why I wanted something (ex: why I want to hire help etc). The fact that I had to communicate both my reasons for feeling a certain way AND my plan of action around that feeling really helped me to get clear myself on what exactly needs to happen.” 

Sarah Robertson, these are the days

“Before my call with Astrid I felt uneasy about using social media and had some concerns about continuing with Facebook and Twitter. I felt quite overwhelmed by the ‘need’ to show up everywhere. But our call helped to relay my fears around letting go of those channels in order to make more room for other marketing opportunities. I was amazed by how much we covered in one hour. Astrid was so well prepared, which really put me at ease and help me enjoy the process!” 

frequently asked questions

How do I know you’re the right mentor for me?

I’d invite you to browse my blog and read my newsletter to get a sense of my style. My aim is to support you to create a slow, gentle + profitable business. I don’t believe in the hustle, ten-step plans, productivity hacks and get rich quick schemes. I do believe that we can all create and run businesses that deeply support the lives we want to live, in a pressure-free + aligned way. Read more about my thoughts on a slow, gentle and profitable business here.

I’d be happy to have a chat if you have further questions (no strings attached): send me a message at astrid [at] astridbracke [dot] com, or book a discovery call if you’re interested in a package.

Who do you work with?

I work with all kinds of small business owners, from creatives of varying kinds to product-based business owners and service providers. Most of them have an online business. All of them want to create and run a business that’s different from the norm.

I’m just starting out. Is working with you suitable?

Absolutely: I’ve got experience working with small business owners who are just starting out, and those with years of experience (+ my own experience as a small business owner).

I’ve got several years of experience working in my business. Is working with you suitable?

Absolutely: I’ve got experience working with small business owners who are just starting out, and those with years of experience (+ my own experience as a small business owner).

How do I book a call?

You can immediately book a focus-and-follow through call by booking the one-hour session here. You can book the package by contacting me (see the form below). If you’re interested in the package, we can have a discovery call, free of charge, to help you decide. Book your discovery call through my Fantastical calendar here.

Do all calls have to be 60 minutes long?

No. For my package clients, I’ve been experimenting with shorter calls in between longer calls, so for instance 3 30-minute calls, followed by a 1-hour call, followed by 3 more 30-minute calls. I’m happy to discuss options. 

Can I pay for the package in instalments?

Yes, you can pay in three instalments for the package. You’ll pay the first third before our first call, and the other two thirds in monthly instalments.

How and when do I pay?

I prefer payment through Paypal or Stripe (credit card), and will send you a link with the invoice. For the brainstorm + 30-minute calls, please pay in full before our call. For the package, you can pay either in full before the first call, or in three instalments. If you can’t pay using Paypal or Stripe, we can set up a bank transfer.

In what currency can I pay?

You can pay in either Pound sterling, Euro or US dollar. When booking your call, please specify the currency you’d like to pay in so that I can send you the correct link.

Do you offer a referral discount?

If you’ve worked with me, and then refer me to a friend who also books a call, you get a free 30-minute check-in call. Please make sure that your friend mentions your name when they book, so I can get in touch with you.

Do you donate part of your proceeds to charity?

I donate 5% of every call and every package to the Blurt Foundation. Blurt do amazing work educating people about depression, and supporting those who suffer from it.

work with me

I’d love to know more about you! If it looks like you’ve found the small business mentor you’ve been looking for (yay!), do get in touch about working together.