Initially, I was hesitant about business coaches in general due to the cost. Then, as our business grew, I started to feel swamped, trying to cope with everything on my own: sales, marketing, NPD, distribution, with financials always being pushed to the bottom of the pile. I decided to revisit the coaching idea and looked into a few options but many didn’t feel particularly relevant to our business or the stage of growth we are at.

A fellow food manufacturer recommended Steve at Summit SCALE® Coaching so I arranged an initial consultation call. Right from the start I could tell Steve was very experienced – he had previously run a similar business and could relate first hand to all the hurdles we had before us. After a couple of sessions I realised I had struck gold – Steve is as passionate and enthusiastic about my business as I am!

In a few sessions he has helped me organise the financials and made me realise burying your head in the sand is far more stressful than getting a grip, understanding what you need and then creating a solid plan to achieve your goals. He has also helped us to get our products in front of several buyers which would have taken months, if not years to achieve, if we struggled on alone. We have also created a brand new product which shows exciting promise.

Since working with Steve our projected yearly turnover has trebled, not in a pie in the sky way, but in a completely realistic and achievable way, which will more than cover the cost of the coaching. If you are an ambitious startup/SME then Steve is the man with the plan, he can take your business to the next level while saving your sanity and re-igniting your passion.

Anna Gorman
Founder, The Plantside Company Ltd

After a few months of working with Shane, I am really encouraged by how things are beginning to line up. I have a new lease of life for my business after having plateaued for a while. Having the accountability of Shane as my coach has made a remarkable difference to our momentum. With a refined business model and some real marketing in place, I am excited about the direction of growth. Shane’s way of working has ensured the coaching journey hasn’t been overwhelming, and my confidence in my business’s future is growing more every day.

Henry Samson
Owner, Samson Safety Solutions Ltd, New Zealand

Shane has helped us transform our small business into a healthy, profitable, fast-growth company. The powerful strategies that he has given us have improved every aspect of our business. Shane has become an important part of our support network. He has really helped us to keep on track and make sense of what we need to do next.

Pietra Mello-Pittman & Ella Spira
Founders & Owners, Sisters Grimm, London & New York

We have been working with Shane over the last six months. We have really appreciated his insight into the business; having a fresh set of eyes has been invaluable. We would have never put together the new service plan or started the new marketing streams without him, and we know going forward, this will have a huge impact on the business.

Joe Robinson & James Walker
Founders & Owners, Sustain Nutrition

I had met a lot of business coaches, and to be honest, I thought they wouldn’t be of any help to me. Having met Shane, I could tell he was different. He has a way of explaining things that just makes perfect sense. Having conversations with Shane, his insights, and the questions he asks, prompts me to think about my business in completely different ways. Shane has helped me understand the value of systems to expanding my business and learn the value of my time so that I have become a lot more productive and focused. I can highly recommend Shane as a business coach.

Tara Couzens
Managing Director, TLC Property, UK

Shane has helped me take my business to the next level. I can say without hesitation that he is one of the most valuable resources for my business and me personally. When I met Shane it happened when I was at a point of transition in my business. I wanted to go from being a good business to a great business and beyond. Shane really understands the issues that a business owner goes through. I’m excited about the future more and more every day.

Sam Bisgrove
Owner, Proactive People, UK

Shane has helped me truly step into my role as a business owner. He’s enabled me to move out of continually working in the weeds, where it is difficult to see what is most important, to working on the things that are most helpful to the running and growing my business right now. He takes me out of the firefighting and lifts me up to see clearly what my business needs next of me. Shane’s style has been a mix of honesty and straightforwardly meeting my development needs.

Tyna Collins
Director, Fred and Jean's, UK

Shane demonstrated great skill in working with our management team to build a very clear business growth plan and then holding us to account in the delivery of that plan. Our team has performed at their very best and delivered outstanding results.

Nihal Singh
MD, Pavitramenthe Organic, India

As well as supporting me develop the management teams of the businesses I am responsible for, Shane has helped me personally develop over the time we’ve been working together particularly in the areas of communication, leadership and delegation. This has enabled me to have more effective discussions with colleagues, to help them focus on the issues that need solving, to generate their own ideas and commit to action. Shane has a way of opening things up, to examine issues from different perspectives, which gives me confidence in the actions I am taking. I highly recommend him.

Rob Hardy
Organic and Fair Trade Manager, Dr Bronner's, USA

Shane’s real industry leadership experience along with his amazing coaching system have given me both the capability and the self-belief that I needed to build my business. I now have more focus and time to work ‘on’ my business instead of continually ‘in’ it and are implementing the proven systems Shane has taught me to accelerate the growth of my business.

Gavin Pereira
Managing Director, Check-in London, UK

What does the next level of your business look like? Would you like a plan that you have confidence in?