You know you're phenomenal. Deep down. So now is the time to rise!





Have you ever wondered what life would be like as your own boss? No-one to answer to and in complete control of the way you fill your days, weeks and months.

Becoming an entrepreneur is not for the weak hearted. Its full of highs and lows that you might never have experienced in your life before. But it is a ride worth taking.


Phoenix Rising helps first time entrepreneurs with the hardest part of starting a business - going from nothing to something.


It's a 6 month personal development programme delivered digitally to budding entrepreneurs. Alongside the training, Sherpees receive 1:1 and group coaching support to help develop their entrepreneurial mindset and cheer them along the way.


  • 2 Life Audit Coaching Sessions

  • 25 Weekly Challenges

  • 6 Personal Development Books

  • VIP Day & Welcome Pack

  • 10 Bespoke Coaching Sessions

Helen Unwin Coaching Start Up Business Package



Here's the Phoenix Rising Coaching programme and a brief overview of each element and the outcomes.

Phoenix Rising Highlights:

  • Test & validate your idea with real customers before spending lots of money & time 

  • Access to world class training and tools used by global start ups

  • Easy to fit around your life and current career - just 25 minutes a day

  • Learn business and mindset tools & techniques to support your life as an entrepreneur

  • Supportive community of other Sherpees going through the same experience

How does it work?​

What does it cover?

  • Refining your business idea & creating your pitch

  • Identifying your ideal customers and finding where they hang out

  • Talking and pitching to potential customers

  • Setting up your brand's visual identity & archetype

  • Creating your Business Model Canvas 

  • Getting to grips with business finances 

  • Honing your Selling techniques 

Are you ready to take the first step on your PHOENIX RISING JOURNEY?


Helen Unwin - ICF ACC Certified Life Coach

Although I’m a start up and business development coach now, I previously worked in large organisations including British Gas, Talk Talk & Hertz managing digital products and teams. In 2019 I left the corporate world to set up my own coaching business, but really missed the product development side.


Now I'm able combine two of my passions: Coaching and Product Development in Phoenix Rising. I help entrepreneurs and existing business owners to create a business that comes from the heart, and is well and truly validated by real customers. I also do a lot of coaching around entrepreneurial mindset, to help push through when there's no-one else around watching.

As an ICF ACC Certified Coach, I lead my Phoenixes through the 7 Expeditions, with group and 1:1 coaching touchpoints. That way we're all in it together, we share our wins and our failures and celebrate them equally. Then get back on the horse and go at it again.

Helen Unwin Start Up Sherpa Coach


The Phoenix Rising programme has been designed by Helen drawing from NLP, CBT, deep coaching techniques and Digital Product Development (but this time optimising your life, not a website)

Your Life Under the Microscope - 2 x Life Audits

I’ve always had grand ambitions.  At 3 I wanted to be a Horse when I was older. At 6 I became an Entrepreneur. I told the career advisor at school I wanted to be a concept designer.

I was told that job didn’t exist. 


Its All About You - The VIP Day

Since then I have had a wild ride bringing to life game changing products for the worlds most loved brands including recently launching the first global digital title for the iconic Vogue brand. 


What's Going On in There? 10 Coaching Sessions

I now share my knowledge and passion for entrepreneurship through Startup Sherpa and I am on a mission to create a generation of kids with the innovation skills and financial freedom to save the world - through 16x16.


6 Monthly Personal Development Books

An ex Corporate type who has had a career of careers, but got to a point where he'd had enough and wanted to try something new. 

25 Weekly Challenges

Trained as an Engineer, he likes to take the complex and make it simple, but in a way that makes sense. With his ability to communicate complexity in a simple way, 

Welcome Pack filled with Lovely Things

Trained as an Engineer, he likes to take the complex and make it simple, but in a way that makes sense. With his ability to communicate complexity in a simple way, and ability to 'codify' things into clear steps and instructions, he is the Yang to Hugo's Ying.


If you're ready for monumental change in your life, book a free Coaching Discovery Call with Helen so she can answer any questions you have and tell you more about Phoenix Rising.



I visited Helen last year when I needed some guidance and helpful techniques with managing my work/life balance and she worked her magic! She's amazing! Being able to discuss and brainstorm ideas and priorities with her has made such an impact on my day to day life, I no longer have that regular feeling of being overwhelmed. Almost a year on and I still use the advice on a daily basis. 


When I decided to start coaching I was all over the place. I was overwhelmed professionally and personally. A full time working mother of a toddler I was feeling pulled in all directions. Helen helped me on multiple levels.  Her techniques and ways of working gave me a framework to organise my thoughts, clarity on what I really wanted, my priorities and my goals and helped me achieve them. 


Helen as a coach has been enlightening. I have learnt more about myself than I ever thought possible. With every dead end, Helen gently provides the entrance to a path through, that she has encouraged me to widen and lengthen as I travel down it. Helping me navigate through challenging times, even if it’s just realising I have the knowledge within, I needed someone to help me find and use it.


How do I find out more?

Before you can join Phoenix Rising, we'll have a chat, so I can tell you more, answer any questions you have and get to know you and your expectations. I'm going to say something controversial now. This might not be the right programme for you. You might not be ready right now, or it just might not be what you're after. But let's talk about it. To arrange a call, email me and we can arrange a good time to talk. After the initial call, and you're ready to go ahead I'll send you a contract and an invoice for payment. 

Can I pay by instalments? 

Yes. I offer a payment plan. The programme cost of £1,249 can be divided into an upfront deposit of £499 and 3 monthly payments. If you are interested in a payment plan, just let me know.

Does it have to be completed in 6 months? 

Sort of. The programme is designed to be a bit like a sheep dip. Its immersion therapy. So if you start and stop along the way, you won't have the same effects. But its your journey, and I understand life (and lockdown) gets in the way.

What's included in the welcome pack? 

Now that would be telling! As I say to my 5 year old daughter, if I told you it wouldn't be a surprise! Be still my pretty the hour is nigh! What I can tell you is that I've included products from some of my very favourite brands.

Why is the programme called Phoenix Rising? 

Its all about leaving your old ways of being, beliefs and patterns of thinking behind, and like a phoenix rising from the ashes anew. A bit dramatic maybe. But all the same, that's what we're going for here. No hiding, no wimping out. Go hard or go home.

I have another question that hasn't been covered. 

No problem. Send me an email with your question, and I'll answer it for you, or if you'd rather book a discovery call to ask as many questions as you can fit in an hour! 



25 Weekly Challenges, 10 Deep Coaching Sessions, 6 Books, 2 Life Audits, 1 VIP Day