What is business coaching?
Business coaching can take many forms
Start-up advice – exploring your idea, what it takes to run your own business and all of the steps to get it off the ground. Help with creating a focused and realistic business plan. Business mentoring (ongoing one-to-one advice). Business coaching – to help overcome specific issues.
How I can help and my approach
I firmly believe the fundamentals of running a business are the same, irrespective of what your business is. What defines our unique enterprise is what we do on a daily basis.
I work through the key areas with you, to ensure you have addressed all of the fundamentals, whilst I also take time to understand your business model and its own idiosyncrasies. Therefore, any advice I give and plans devised can be tailored for your own specific scenario.
I structure the advice and teachings in such a way to make even the most daunting of subject understandable to even a complete novice or guide more experienced entrepreneurs.
Background and experience
In my earlier working life, I spent 15 years working in a High Street Bank, with the final 5 years working as a Small Business Manager. As part of my Institute of Bankers qualifications, I also undertook a Business Diploma.
Throughout my banking career, I gained a thorough understanding of what it takes to set up a business properly and how to run it effectively.
Latterly, I have been involved in setting up and then running my own businesses for a number of years, as well as both mentoring and coaching others through the process.
Lecturing and business seminars
I lecture widely on the subject for several organisations, both on a broad, general level, as well as on more generic aspects, such as business plans, goal setting and finance.
I have been described as a motivating person and empowering speaker, who is honest about the pitfalls and I am very open with the level of information I give.
Articles & Testimonials
‘I wanted a business mentor who could help guide me and my new business through its first year. I was looking for sound business advice, someone who could help to refine my ideas and ideally someone who would be happy and able to...
Start-Up advice £60 per hour (meeting either face to face or on Skype. Taking you through the basics of setting up your enterprise).
Business Plan coaching £60 per hour (this includes an initial consultation by Skype or face to face to help you get started, reading through your draft plan and making suggestions for expansion and improvement, through to helping you complete your document)
Ongoing Business mentoring £60 per hour
Business seminars and lecturing £100 per hour (within London) £150 (plus travel expenses further afield)