What I offer

  • 1:1 flexible mentoring

  • An exclusive Facebook community with free training nuggets for everyone that I work with

  • Live and recorded workshops (free and paid)

Welcome from Sumantha

TAP Certified Business Trainer, 15 years

My journey is slightly unconventional!

I’ve been a certified business trainer since 2006. Having delivered training, designed courses and run projects, I eventually side-stepped into teaching (2011).

In 2017, I put my experience together to form The Upgrade Project.

Here’s a brief timeline:

2017 Formed The Upgrade Project
2018 Consistently fully booked for tuition, started my waiting list
2019 Transferred marketing to social media
2020 Exceeded my full-time teaching salary (UPS & TLR) by tutoring 3 days a week
2021 Created workshops and opened slots for mentoring educators wanting to establish, grow and scale their businesses

My Ethos We all have a different vision.

I’ll help you design your game plan so that you can embrace your vision - instead of being a replica of someone else.

Emma Cann

5 star rating

“I knew there was more I could be doing to automate and streamline my business, but I was unsure where to start. I had an excellent call with Sumantha who took time to show me what is possible and how different systems could work for my business in...”

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“I knew there was more I could be doing to automate and streamline my business, but I was unsure where to start. I had an excellent call with Sumantha who took time to show me what is possible and how different systems could work for my business in detail. She is very knowledgeable about creating and using systems to maximise the time spent running a business and by the end of our call, I felt empowered to research my own solutions, ask the right questions in my search and find my own way forward. Without this insight from Sumantha, I wouldn't have been in that position. I have found Sumantha incredibly supportive of others in business and very easy to chat to and share my thoughts, questions and worries. Whilst she shared a LOT of detailed information with me, I didn't feel overwhelmed by it as it was explained clearly and patiently. Rather than overwhelmed, I felt excited by the possibilities of what she showed me! I will definitely go back to Sumantha for more specific details on the software I know she is skilled at, as well as clarifying the systems I create to ensure they are streamlined and achieve the outcomes I want to achieve. I would highly recommend anyone looking to automate and streamline with technology talk to Sumantha as she has a lot of insight and knowledge to share!”

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Judy Brice

5 star rating

“Sumantha's advice, tips and strategies are spot on. I was able to implement a series of strategies and instantly my SM is more eye-catching, but also the copy is much better. Sumantha knows her stuff! ”

“Sumantha's advice, tips and strategies are spot on. I was able to implement a series of strategies and instantly my SM is more eye-catching, but also the copy is much better. Sumantha knows her stuff! ”

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Debbie Madeley

5 star rating

“I went into the workshop knowing that I would find it really useful because Sumantha has already helped me so much. I am a teacher, not a business oriented person but I know I have to be both to succeed. This workshop gave me much greater clarity ...”

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“I went into the workshop knowing that I would find it really useful because Sumantha has already helped me so much. I am a teacher, not a business oriented person but I know I have to be both to succeed. This workshop gave me much greater clarity of the business I want to portray and how it should be linked to my social media. It makes so much sense! My personality, my services and my ideal customers have to be at the forefront of my plan. Sumantha explains how, with practical advice and easy to understand examples. I will definitely be going on more workshops run by her!”

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Workshops & Resources

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Using Zoom Meetings For Online Teaching

EdTech

Here's a quick walkthrough.

If you would like access to the full course, please click the link below.

  • Each part of using Zoom is broken down into topics
  • Each video includes a list of timestamps so you can skip to parts that interest you


See the topics covered here.

Facebook Pages vs Groups

Business & Marketing

As an educator, it is completely possible to get enquiries through Facebook alone.

I say it with confidence because I do, and so do the tutors that I mentor.

Here is a quick walkthrough to help you ensure you are using Pages and Groups to attract business.