About Emma & Mindsetup Ltd

The power of 15

15 is a really significant number to me and it gave me clarity.  Not in a superstitious or spiritual sense, but in a practical, let’s get stuff done sort of way.

There was a 15-year age gap between my sister and I, but after her passing when I was in my early twenties, I didn’t know how it would shape what I chose to do in the future.  Then 15 years later, I knew I could use the experience I’ve built up since to help others.  Having become stronger and more focused because of this experience, I started Mindsetup, to help others find focus and clarity too. When we understand that life is short, why spend too long doing the work we don’t want to do? Let’s get more productive and get sh*t done.

Because I understand that every day is a gift, I make it count.

15-minute activities

There’ll be many things you can do in 15 minutes to be productive and I’ve created many tasks and activities for clients in 15 minutes chunks. They’re challenging but ultimately achievable which is what matters when working productively.

You might choose to take 15 minutes of exercise or mindful thought to keep yourself balanced, and in 15 minutes there’ll be something really great you can do to help someone else.

What can you do today to make it count? This is something I work with my clients on to help them make every day count.

Business consultant Emma Mills-Sheffield

Emma Mills-Sheffield

Emma’s experience

Over the last 15 years, I’ve gained experience in sales related project management, process improvement, training delivery and coaching in the financial services sector, creative and digital industries and engineering consultancy typically based in Brighton and London. I’ve experienced working with public sector organisations, FTSE100 and Fortune500 companies, charities and start-ups. Although they all operate very differently, what they’ve all got in common is… people!

It’s a passion of mine to empower people and to look beyond pure profit and business efficiency. A successful business is more than just the bottom line.

Having had a long and obsessive love of planning, organisation, project management, leadership and team development and working with really good people, I use all these skills with Mindsetup, to help you become productive with a purpose.

But more importantly it’s mixing these skills with the experiences of resilience, growth, empathy and knowing that life is short, which makes Mindsetup different. It’s from my experience here that I can offer a very different approach to coaching and business consultancy.

Awards & associations

In January 2020 Emma was named as one of 100 female entrepreneurs in the UK as part of the small business campaign f:Entrepreneur. The campaign including #ialso Top 100 is a collection of women who inspire their peers and communities through their businesses and wider activities.

She is also a Fellow of the RSA – an organisation with a global community of 30,000 proactive problem solvers who share the RSA’s vision and values.

Mentoring & charity work

Emma’s charity involvement includes being the Chair of the Board for Brighton based charity Grassroots Suicide Prevention and she enjoys putting on afternoon teas for Contact the Elderly (Re-Engage).

She regularly mentors small businesses and scale ups through various national business support programmes and business students at the University of Sussex.


Executive Coaching & Development

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Workshop facilitation,
panels & seminars