I mentor numerous entrepreneurs who, from nothing have built high street brands (see testimonials below) and I have loved every minute of it. I currently have over 20 products that I formulated and nurtured on sale in stores such as Harrods, Fortnum and Masons, Selfridges and Waitrose.
All this experience allows me to step back, look at the bigger picture and to define exactly what I did right and what I did wrong and I have come up with a step by step working practice that will help anyone who is serious about their own success, build a brilliant natural skincare business and to side step the banana skins I slipped on along the way.
Melinda has provided mentoring and consultancy from the time I decided to take the leap. Her wealth of practical experience and knowledge in the cosmetic industry has been invaluable.
Established in selective distribution in: Baltics, Hong Kong, Taiwan (Eslite – New Banqiao), Russian (Kengru Stores), Iceland, Malta, Scandinavia, Slovenia, South Korea, Singapore and most recently UAE (Aster Pharmacy).
Melinda Coss worked with Tropical Wholefoods in the development of our Clean Fair Trade Soap range providing excellent, valuable training & advice to our overseas partner in Tanzania in manufacturing techniques and quality control requirements ... she made significant improvements to our partners level of knowledge & understanding of the processes involved and developed a significantly improved soap product for us to market in the UK.
The first step I took on my soap-making adventures was buying Melinda Coss "The Handmade Soap Book". I was hooked immediately... The next step was for me to fly over to London to attend a weekend of Melinda's workshops. It was the best investment I ever made.
Handmade soap may be purchased on their web store or in Ireland at House of Fraser, Avoca, Kilkenny, Carraig Donn and Harvey Nichols.
As featured in Irish Tatler, Farmers Journal - Country Living Magazine, The Gloss - The Irish Times Magazine, RTE Guide.....
The Handmade Soap Company Ireland
Back to Beautiful You
Melinda has provided invaluable guidance to us in all areas of our business, from direction of the company to product design. We would not be where we are without her expert assistance. Thanks Melinda!
The Camel Milk Soap Factory - Dubai
Thank you for connecting like-minded women together. You do so much more than just coaching & mentoring. You help women build their confidence and
challenge us to dream bigger. You help women find their path to achievement & success. You are incredible, and I'm so grateful to have you as my coach. You are
doing really amazing things for women... keep it up, because we need you.
Hunaskin - Natural Apothecary
Ms Lindsey Hedges
The Mentoring experience, pushed me to take actionable steps, manyof which I was not aware I needed to take.
I particularly needed the kick to finalise the main product formula and to complete, very painful steps needed to get ready for retail. Melinda’s no nonsense style also resonated with my goals of getting the best product for the market out there.
I look forward to future coaching!
Melinda has a huge knowledge of the industry, and more importantly is able to strategically distill that wisdom into actionable insights. Melinda personally supported me, challenging and encouraging me in equal measures allowing me to drive forward the business. I can't recommend highly enough!
The Rose Tree
Melinda took the best elements of where my company was, and kicked it up to another level entirely. Working with her was motivating and inspiring, and totally changed the way I viewed myself and what I was capable of.
Barefaced & Bee products may be purchased from their web store
Barefaced + Bee
We visited Melinda's courses in France and had such a good experience that we knew she was the right person to have as a mentor.
She is not great only because she has a vast knowledge in the industry, but because she really chooses her projects and help develops each of them in a very unique way.
With Melinda we are also learning how to be independent and to make our own decisions, very important when you are total beginners like us.
Luly & Stefan Gaudiano
I only take on a very limited number of clients - those entrepreneurs whose projects I totally believe in and those who I really feel will be committed to success. I will not take on clients in competitive niches and it is also important that we feel we will enjoy working together!
If you are interested in my programme lets start by getting to know each other via Skype.
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