If you have come to this page, more than likely it's because your business is not performing the way you would like it to. Perhaps you want your business to be more profitable, more dynamic, or more effective? Or maybe your own role within your business is, in someway, falling short of your desires and expectations? As a business coach and mentor – specialising in helping small business owners – I can help you move to the place you want to be.
As a business coach, I weave together my own experience of running small businesses for the last 20+ years with my business coaching skills to help you create the changes you desire. My first business, Impressions Design, was a Graphic Design Studio. This I started, grew and then after 13 years sold it to another, larger company. I personally know the cycles of growth, how to attract the right employees, the heartache of having to give someone the sack, how cash flow can really sabotage growth and of course the joy of landing a big order and the delight and satisfaction that comes from seeing your product or service helping your client do well. In short, I've been in your shoes and this with my business coaching skills helps me help you get to where you want to go faster and smarter. See my bio to read more about my business background.
Typically, I work with my clients on:
Creating a vision. What is it you REALLY want to do, achieve?
Profitability. Making a good profit is essential to success, but as a spiritual entrepreneur I will show you how to do this in a holistic way. I will help you plug your profit holes. I will help you make changes that to increase your profit margins so both you and your business will have more money to reinvest, spend and grow.
Strategic planning: to get your business to where you want to be.
Keeping you on track: I'll keep you accountable to what you say you are going to do :-)
Work/life balance and having fun. Enjoying what you do is the key to becoming successful.
MY STYLE OF business COACHING
I am a caring, challenging and cheerful business coach. My business coaching style is from the place of a Spiritual Entrepreneur: holistic, fair and honest. I help my clients build better relationships with employees, clients and suppliers: for I believe a sustainable business in the 21st Century is built in this way. I'm both practical and intuitive – both will help you move forward.
My aim is to help you get really clear on what you are doing; to become focused on your goals and to motivate you. I will also keep you accountable to what you have promised to do. My style and the tools I use will be chosen to best meet your needs and your personality preferences.
WHO ARE MY business COACHING & mentoring CLIENTS?
I work with small business owners right across the UK (the advantage of telephone coaching is we don't need to be local to one another). My clients are running businesses in many different sectors. I don't need to be an expert in your business: you are the expert in this. My expertise is in human nature, people, communication, marketing, business planning, motivation and finding creative solutions to business dilemmas. And of course I have a lot of knowledge and wisdom in the Graphic Design and marketing arena. Rather than telling you what to do, I work with you to find solutions, mostly through coaching, but also mentoring when appropriate. By empowering you, then you will grow into a stronger leader and manager of your business.
Most of my business coaching clients are small business owners who have achieved a level of success, but they haven't reached the place they want to be. They frequently have a lot on their plate and are juggling the demands of work and family life. Often my business coaching clients have have no-one with whom they can bounce their ideas on – and this is part of the role I play for them.
my business coaching & Mentoring format
I coach my clients on the phone – telephone coaching. I will call you. This is a very convenient way to be coached as you don't need to waste time travelling to see me and I can call you even if you are 'on the road' in the UK or abroad. My clients have 2 x 45 minute sessions a month. We will work on whatever you need to work on.
TELEPHONE COACHING & MENTORING VS FACE-TO-FACE
Most people assume that telephone coaching is inferior to face-to-face work. Yet my experience is that telephone coaching is often better than in person. By focusing solely on your words, tonality and energy in your voice, I can 'read' far more of what is going on for you. If you are unsure about telephone coaching, I encourage you to take a Trial Session which costs just £35. There is no obligation to book more sessions. I don't 'sell' my services. I genuinely only work with people who really want and choose to work with me.
HOW LONG does it take to make the changes?
How long do you need me to 'walk' with you and support you? Some business owners just a need to get over a specific hurdle, whilst others need ongoing support. I ask my business clients to commit to an initial 6 months coaching to ensure they get the maximum from their investment in my services. In this time, I expect—yes, 'expect'—you to make many times your investment in me. This means increasing your turnover, improving your profit margins and for you and your team to become more effective and efficient. I want for all of my clients to do really well; and the vast majority of my clients are experiencing growth and success despite the current economic climate.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
Although I am very business oriented, my own payment methods are based on a spiritual tradition that combines value received and ability to pay. The amounts I suggest are between £160–190 a month. To read how this works, please click paying for coaching to read more.
Call me for a chat or book a trial business coaching session for just £35. To book, call me on 01305 821799 or 0845 83 86 733 (lo call rate or for free) or email me. You can pay by credit card, bank transfer or cheque. There is no obligation to book more sessions. I don't 'sell' my services. I genuinely only work with people who really want and choose to work with me.