Great to meet you
You’ve on this page because we met networking. Firstly thank you; it was good to meet you and also thanks for taking the time to ‘check me out’.
I help business owners grow their firms, sustainably, profitably, and while they stay sane. I think it’s really important not to sacrifice your soul to your work – read on for how I walk this talk!
I coach people that convince me that they want my support to grow their firms. This is mainly the owners of small businesses, but often involves clients getting more benefit from their teams and strategy.
Things that get me excited:
~ Helping people burst through their own brick walls and get more from running their own firm.
~ Being on stage while the audience laugh, make notes and decide to take action.
~ Being 30 metres under the water, relaxing with the fish.
I’ve worked with thousands of people in the accountancy and legal professions – from small businesses to large practices, but having recently moved and adjusted my life I now focus on working with with owners of small firms, helping them improve their sales and marketing as well as their leadership skills.
I might not be what you expect from a business coach. I am on record for saying that coaching and training are a waste of time – unless they make a difference. (I love learning – but it has to have a practical purpose for me). My business blog is well known for its quirky take on accepted business practice.
I co-authored The Go-To Expert with Heather Townsend. I am currently working on a new book: The Next Step in growing Your Firm.
Get in touch
As well as having an MBA, and being a Master Practitioner in NLP, I have more than 30 years’ experience of managing, training, and leadership in business.
You can also call me on 07803 082 724 or book a 20 minute phone call in my online diary.
Drop me a message
What about the fun that I promised?
Well, I don’t to live to work – I don’t think anyone should. My aim is to get you to a place where you can enjoy the benefits of a successful professional practice without being chained to the office.
I spend most weekends underwater, scuba diving anywhere from the oceans in the Arctic to New Zealand, or walking around in Snowdonia. I am also a diving instructor (learning with a purpose again!)
My out-of-work life appears a lot in my writing and presentations – I love metaphor and storytelling to get a point across. Some of the best parts of my work are seeing the audience laugh at my tales whilst nodding and making notes as a realisation sinks in.