In this program, we’ll coach you through The 5 Steps to Freedom, our award-winning process for leading small to medium-sized business owners from business creation to financial freedom. We’ll help you implement our 21 Silver Bullets, business optimization strategies that will transform your business into a profit-making, lifestyle-enhancing investment.
Are you struggling to stay on top of all your daily business demands?
It’s exhausting, isn’t it? There’s not enough time in the day.” It feels like you’re busy all the time, but you’re not making any progress. You feel disorganised like things are slipping. You’re feeling guilty due to long hours and lack of family time.
You can’t seem to hire the right people. Sometimes it’s just easier to do the work yourself than manage your employees. In fact, managing employees has turned out to be one of the least favourite things about running your business.
Sleepless nights worried about cash flow and making payroll. Maybe some months you don’t get paid because everything else comes first. No matter how much is coming in, it’s never enough.
Imagine 12 months from now and you’re reflecting on your progress…
- It’s Friday lunchtime as you close the lid of your laptop, look at the window and feel a sense of elation as you reflect on what you have achieved.
- You’re smiling because you’ve had consistent growth in revenue since you systemised your lead generation and sales conversion.
- You are relieved that you now have stable cash flow and considerably more profit.
- You feel relaxed because your team are focused and on the same page, consistently driving execution and results.
- Not all day-to-day decisions are coming to you and you’re happy getting your life back.
- You’re reassured that you have a clear plan to build the value of your business.
- You are more energized and confident that you’re on track to building that business you always dreamed of.
Investing in coaching will be the best business decision you ever make for your business.
If you’d like to explore coaching, book a confidential 15-minute call so we can get to know each other.
Do any of these describe you?
You are a business owner /entrepreneur who wants to grow from around £1m to 5, 10, £20m+ revenue.
You’ve had some success in the startup and early stages but are now stuck.
You have a great product or service but the things that made you successful in the past now no longer seem to be working.
You’ve finally figured out that you are not going to grow your business through increasing your personal production. Working harder and longer isn’t the answer.
You can’t seem to hire the right people but you know you need people in order to expand and make your business profitable.
You never have enough money – you’re struggling with sales & marketing – it’s feast and famine, with potential customers and projects falling through the cracks.
You want to transform your business into something that is both more manageable and valuable.
The problem is you’re stuck! You’re doing all you can possibly do to grow the business but you’re not growing. You’ve tried working harder and longer but that hasn’t worked. You’ve tried a bunch of initiatives that haven’t worked and now you’re confused as to what are the most critical things you should be focused on.
You’re feeling stressed & overwhelmed. You know you should create systems and streamline processes, but you’re too busy putting out fires. You know you need to spend more time focusing on the bigger picture or to adapt and innovate, but you never find the time to do it. You know you need people in order to expand and make your business profitable but you can’t seem to hire the right people.
All of this leads to confusion and frustration: what am I doing wrong?
It’s time for you to step into your role as a business OWNER
Instead of being the person who works IN the business, you now have to step into your role as the LEADER of your team and spend your time working ON the business.
Here’s why you’re in this situation
In my experience of over 25 years of building successful businesses and coaching others do the same, the problem always boils down to 2 things.
You are awesome at what you DO. You have great customer service and an excellent product.
You’re less excellent at business – because you never got that education or training. You’ve managed to get this far without it…and now you’re faced with issues you’re not prepared to handle.
This leads to problems with managing time and money, developing business systems and, of course, sales and marketing.
You started off as a one or two person operation and now you have employees to manage.
Your team is growing and you need to make the adjustment from being the person who does the work into the person who leads the people who do the work.
You have spent so much time and effort to learn about the service or product your business provides. Now is the time to develop your leadership, delegation, recruiting and training skills. After all you don’t get the team you want, you get the team you deserve. If you want a better team, now is the time to grow YOUR skills so that you can get and keep better people to make your business flourish.
I’m tired of seeing so many business owners struggling with running and growing their businesses.
Typically, when I come into a business everyone’s busy doing ‘stuff’, mostly tactical initiatives without any clear plan as to where they’re going, or how all the work meshes together and if it is actually the most important thing to be doing right now.
When we get them clear on where they want to get to, build a plan for them to succeed and identify the first steps to take, it’s amazing to see the confidence and energy that emerges knowing they now have a plan and expert guidance to help implement it.
Perhaps the most powerful thing we do in our work together is the focus on personal growth and development. You see business problems are almost always personal problems in disguise. As I tell every client: “If the owner wants a better business, the business needs a better owner.
Or as Jim Rohn put’s it – Don’t wish that it was easier, wish you were better. Don’t wish for less problems, wish for more skills. Don’t wish for less challenge, wish for more wisdom.
You see when people think about business coaching they’re often only thinking about business growth, the systems, tools, and strategies around business. But business coaching is also about personal growth and that’s usually around leadership, communication and delegation.
Thirdly, it about the action and performance of you as leader of the business. It’s about being held accountable for the stuff you say you’re going to do.
At the intersection of those three things is where the results happen!
So what’s my story?
My first degree was in Valuation and Property Management. I managed large scale residential rental portfolios on behalf of institutional investors.
I then became part of a team that pioneered a new asset class in the property sector. As we experienced hyper-growth, I quickly realized that I had to work on myself as a leader as much as we did on the business to both drive and keep up with our business success. I completed a master’s degree in Coaching and Development.
The business grew 2000% in 8 years and as Managing Director of what became a £240m revenue per year operation, I led a team of 1200 employees serving 40,000 customers across 135 sites.
I went from there to become the CEO of a group of seven SME businesses with customers in both the private and public sectors. I managed the combined revenue growth of 300% in a single year and ultimately sold two of the companies for multi-million sums.
Through this journey, I was privileged to experience coaching and mentoring from world-class leaders and coaches and wouldn’t have achieved nearly as much if I hadn’t had that development.
Now here I am back coaching business leaders to see their business as an investment, not a job. To systematically grow themselves, their operations and turn their businesses into cash-generating assets.
Let’s have introductory conversation to get to know each other better.
Business coaching can help you:
- Improve operations, implement systems and remove bottlenecks so that you get your time back
- Hire and train the right team and eliminate people problems.
- Grow your business with bigger and better clients.
- Overcome cash flow issues and improve your financial management.
- Make better decisions and become more profitable.
When your business runs well, you get your life back.
Once you focus on implementing the right strategies and systems for your stage of development, you can expect an increase in revenue and profits and of 25%-100% in the first year and then an additional 2x – 10x after.
Would you like to know what your top 3-4 areas you should be focused on right now? Would you like to have a plan that you have confidence in?
Our proven business coaching program has delivered results to clients across the globe.
I’ve coached in a broad range of sectors including, amongst others, agriculture, arts, healthcare, energy, professional services, real estate, construction, technology, and manufacturing.
We use a globally proven business coaching system developed by a network of the best of the best coaches working in 1000s of businesses around the world and our clients to date have been based in UK, North America, Middle East, Asia & Africa.
In 2020, Corporate Vision awarded me with UK’s Most Trusted SME Adviser and an Excellence Award in Performance Coaching.
We will work on the 3 things you need to do to take your business to the next level.
1. Become a Better Owner – Develop business and leadership skills, shift mindset and build confidence, develop habits that lead to success.
The most powerful thing we do in our work together is to focus on your personal growth and development. Business problems are almost always personal problems in disguise. As I tell every client: “If the owner wants a better business, the business needs a better owner.”
Our work in this area revolves around the following categories:
Developing Business and Leadership Skills
Most of my clients don’t have a formal business education and they’ve never been taught how to lead and manage a team. Together, we fill in the gaps in knowledge and skill. These might include some of the following:
- How to delegate effectively
- How to run team meetings
- How to hold crucial conversations
- How to read and understand financial statements
Confidence & Mindset Work
It’s normal to feel fear or discomfort when faced with learning something new or facing a challenging situation. I often provide support and guidance to help my clients:
- Shift their beliefs and limitations (especially around selling and marketing)
- Develop confidence in their pricing and the value of their work.
- Practice and prepare for challenging confrontations.
- Develop a manager’s mindset and looking for tasks to delegate.
Success Habits and Accountability
As the saying goes: “what got you here, won’t get you there!” Creating change requires building new habits. These may include:
- Managing time more effectively
- Committing to taking action and being accountable to your own plans
- Being proactive instead of reactive
- Taking time to work “on” your business instead of just “in” it
2. Plan, Act and Measure – Develop an overall strategic business plan and tactical plans for all areas of the business, identify and track KPIs.
Throughout our work together, we plan the work, work the plan and measure the results.
This includes developing an overall strategic plan, developing tactical plans for various areas of the business and identifying and measuring Key Performance Indicators. (KPIs
3. Create Systems – Develop and document systems for sales & marketing, team & operations, financials.
A well-managed business runs on systems. When you have systems in place: well-documented procedures, job descriptions, accounting and marketing systems – these systems run the business. You’re no longer the bottleneck (the only person who can make a decision or who knows what’s going on.)
Well-established systems mean that your team knows what to do and how to do it. They run the systems. Your job is to lead those people.
Together, we will create systems for the following areas of business:
- Sales and Marketing
- Team Management
Ready to start?
Here’s my promise:
I won’t tell you what you “should” do.
It’s your business and you get to decide what to do. I’ll provide feedback, perspective and ask questions to help you explore your options.
My role as a coach is to help you figure out the answer that is right for YOU. Since it is your answer and not mine you are much more likely to embrace and act on those ideas. And when you do, you’ll get results!
As your coach, I’ll help you in 3 different ways:
Systems, Process and Tools: We’ll work through a systematic process designed to move your business to the next level. I’ll also provide proven tools, strategies and techniques to help you get things done.
Perspective and Feedback: You can’t see the whole picture when you’re stuck inside the frame! Part of my role is to provide an outside perspective, a mirror to help you see things you may not be aware of.
Accountability for Action & Performance: While a coach can’t do your push-ups for you, the coach can help you to do more and better quality push ups! I will hold your feet to the fire to ensure delivery of the stuff you say you’re going to do.
The program begins the moment you commit to it.
Assessment & Plan
You will fill out a comprehensive assessment – so that we know exactly where you are, what the problems are and where we need to focus next. This way we can make the most efficient use of our time and get the fastest results for you.
At our first meeting, we will go over the assessment and create a 90-day plan.
Then we will meet every week to review your progress and work through any issues you are experiencing.
You will get one-on-one, personalized education on whatever you need: time management, goal setting, planning, sales and marketing, business systems, team management or success mindset strategies.
I won’t work with anyone who isn’t actively working on their business and therefore getting a return on their coaching investment. It’s a waste of time and money for both of us. I’m just as invested in the relationship as you are.
I don’t lock people into long-term contracts. Coaching only works if both parties work – if it’s not working out, either one of us can decide to pull the pin.
Return on investment guaranteed
Coaching is an investment that usually begins to pay off immediately and will continue paying off over the life of your business. Everything you learn today you can continue to apply in the future.
If you qualify – and do the work – I offer a guarantee:
If you don’t earn my fee over and above what you’re making now after 17 weeks or 4 months of coaching, I will work with you at no charge until that is true. I’ve worked with many, many clients, and not ONE of those people have ever asked me to make good on the guarantee.