Andre van Rooyen
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Setting up a business is like riding a roller coaster without a safety harness. It’s a tough call, growing a business into a successful enterprise; it requires leadership skills, critical thinking and perseverance. Running a business is both exhilarating and scary at the same time. During the bad times, you cannot do much except to…

Who is Andre Van Rooyen

Introduction

I provide business coaching services to the Small Business environment. I show business owners how to maximise profits whilst at the same time freeing up more time. Far too often business owners are slaves to their businesses and instead of running a business, they end up occupying a job, self-employed with no boss, no support and often having to support an expensive work force. My goal is for business owners to achieve the ActionCOACH definition of a business:

"A commercial, profitable enterprise that works without you".

My motivation for becoming a Business Coach is my desire to help the community. After leaving the corporate world and completing my MBA in 2013, I wanted to help business owners.

My Background…

During my corporate career I was responsible for individual and team coaching, something I found myself to be good at and something that I enjoyed. Coaching seemed to offer a good second career. As a life-long Banker I dealt with numerous businesses ranging from massive corporates to small one man operations. Whilst South African corporates are typically in excellent financial shape and cash flush, the same does not necessarily hold for Small Business. It often struck me how some small businesses appear to thrive despite mistakes and poor decisions being made by the business owners. These businesses invariably had no life of its own and often had to wind down when the business owner was no longer able to run it.


During my career as a banker I found that the owners of small and medium size businesses often lacked formal business training and learnt “on the job”. They were invariably entirely on their own with nobody with whom they could discuss practical business issues and problems. Whilst Accountants, Lawyers and Bankers do provide business owners with advice when asked to do so, such advice is often more beneficial to the relevant Accountant, Lawyer or Banker than to the business itself.


The late Nelson Mandela once commented that unemployment and poverty was the curse of Africa. If business owners could be shown how to grow and expand their businesses, opportunities will be created for increased employment and this will contribute towards poverty alleviation. As a Business Coach I will have the opportunity to help rid South Africa of the aforementioned curse, one business at a time, as well as making a difference in the lives of my clients.

 

“If you can run one business successfully, then there is no reason you can’t run any number of businesses at the same time”RICHARD BRANSON

As your Business Coach and advisor, I will help you deliver the results you desire using proven tools, methodologies and systems, tested and perfected over tens of thousands of businesses worldwide for over more than two decades. I will hold you accountable for your results and just like a sports coach, push you to perform at optimal levels.

 

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