Founding & Growing a successful business

Whether you are just starting out, or have many years of business leading experience under your belt – running your own business can sometimes be a lonely experience. Challenges can arise that hold you back, or slow down your growth. 

Coaching can help to deal with these issues, and put you back on the right track. 

I greatly enjoy working with entrepreneurs and business builders, whatever the stage of growth of their business, and over the years have coached and mentored clients in a wide range of sectors including travel, design, construction, management consultancy, financial, wealth and insurance on a wide variety of issues including:

  • The next steps to grow the business
  • Leading and managing teams
  • Business development, marketing & sales
  • Developing and implementing new strategies
  • Work life balance: reducing stress by being in control
  • Prioritising, time management & execution
  • Confidence, self-esteem and promoting your business & brand
  • Improving efficiency

Below are some case studies of coaching for entrepreneurs & business leaders, or get in touch if you’d like to explore how coaching can help your business to grow.

Moving from sales to CEO of the subsidiary of a large multinational company can be daunting at the best of times. Having to move from your home country, relocate and adapt to living and working in a new culture doubles the challenge. The ambitious, highly talented executive in question then met the love of his life and started a family. His new role combined with reporting to the US head office, placed pressures on his time that were almost unmanageable. I helped him re calibrate his priorities and manage his day and accessibility more efficiently, so as to free up time to leave work at a reasonable hour and enjoy his home life.

Armed with incredible enthusiasm and ability, my 28 year old management consultant client set up his own consultancy. I helped him by providing a perspective on the issues he was facing and how to prioritise the next steps. He had to confront some difficult and uncomfortable areas. After having unravelled these issues and having challenged himself on the various options and outcomes, he was able to make the appropriate decisions and move ahead confidently and quickly.

  • My client runs his own communications business and has been pulled from pillar to post. His instinct was to always say “yes” to new work and requests from charities and friends for help. This made him very stressed as he had insufficient control of his time and direction. We worked on how he could free up time by calculating how much work he needed a month, how much time he could therefore spend on his charitable causes, how planning his time and prioritising his activities created space, setting up new routines to plan, being careful about accepting new work and clients and work how to delegate the administration aspects of his business.
  • A highly successful 53-year-old communications consultant was exhausted and struggling to get the right work life balance. He invariably said “yes” to new work and had difficulty planning his working life. He reassessed his priorities and his overarching objective and then started to plan and to manage his time thereby reducing his stress and increasing his enjoyment of life. 
  • A successful art gallery owner was exhausted and realised that there were more parts to his business than he needed. His focus had drifted out of quilter with his beliefs, his role as a father and husband to a successful businesswoman. During the sessions he re established his priorities and goals for his business and their alignment with his home life and set objectives and plans to achieve a more balanced working life.

The CEO of a building and design company reached a crossroads where he had to decide whether the two sides of the company would be more efficient and profitable if they were run and managed separately. After several sessions he worked out which part of the business he enjoyed most and wanted to continue to lead. He then developed a plan for dividing the business into two separate operating divisions.