Look around, almost every successful business owner who has realised their dream has done so with the guidance of a coach or a strong team of strategist along the way. All too often small to medium size business owners lack this support to keep their dream alive and are too busy running their day to day business to have time to focus on the longer term growth and goals.
So if you are working longer hours than you want to or ever thought you would be or want to regain the vision and dream that led you to forming your own business in the first place, just given me a call.
We will work together to redefine your dreams and vision, and then we will put in to place the necessary systems, strategies and tactics that will allow you to turn your business venture in to a thriving, successful one.
As your coach, I will be working with you in five key areas. The emphasis on each area depends on your needs, the type of business you have and your goals. The key areas are; Sales; Marketing and Advertising; Team Building and Recruitment; Systems and Business Development; and Customer Service.
We define a successful business as: a commercial, profitable enterprise that works without you. As your Business Coach, I will function as an unreasonable friend who tells it like it is and keeps you working on the path towards your dreams.
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Hear business owners speak about how Stephen has helped their businesses grow.
Veronica Brown - Director & Co-Owner of Bollfilter UK Ltd
“ActionCOACH has changed the way we run our business. Previously we were working too many hours in the day and not moving forward . As owners with Stephen, we are now more focused on planning for the future, and we have become more forward thinking. The people within the team have changed also as we are working together towards a common goal.
The business has grown immensely, not only in profit and turnover, from memory turnover is up 200%, but the company itself has grown in that we have moved to a new premises and we are in to different industries. We are all focused on growth as well as having great fun doing it.”
John Dow - Director & Co-Owner of Bollfilter UK Ltd
“We didn’t think we actually needed a coach in fact we thought we were doing quite well but after the initial meeting we were realised that with coaching a lot could be achieved. We had fairly specific aims initially but the coaching process opened up our business in such a way that it has become part of our culture and business to use a coach to help us grow. It has helped us grow and continue to do so. Prior to coaching our business was on a flat line, up and down depending on market conditions, we weren’t actually driving our business. Stephen has changed our business across the board including our way of thinking and approaching what we do. In simplest terms our turnover has gone from just over £1-1.5 to £4 million and continues to grow.”
“The conditions in which we work have also changed phenomenally mainly due to the encouragement from the ActionCOACH process, that basically supports the attitude that if you want to do it you can. Previously we were in a cramped unit in an industrial environment but Stephen coached us to develop the systems to crank up the business to afford the larger premises for the growth we were enjoying and also deliver a better working environment. We have employed more people of quality who fit the business. We enjoy what we do, it’s a pleasure to go to work!” Stephen has been an excellent coach and our business continues to grow.”
Adam Clark - Managing Director of AV Unit & Greenspark Production Ltd
“Coaching has accelerated the rate at which we get things done. It has allowed me step back from the coal face and focus on the things that are important. In particular changing the way we work as a team and understanding the value of this and how we can make a difference. We have changed the way we work and think. Prior to coaching I was focused on generating sales and delivery side of things, working with Stephen has made me realise that all 6 aspects, i.e. niche, leverage,, mastery, team, synergy results are important. I realise now how they fit together to build a sound base and robust foundation for growth.”
Nick Grimwood - Owner of GreenEnergy Ltd Felixstowe
“We were like most business owners and thought we knew it all. When we got down to the nitty gritty we discovered we really didn’t know very much about our business If we hadn’t have taken on Stephen as our coach we would have stagnated as we had got to a point. where we had grown but didn’t have the systems in place to do this effectively. This process is on going in making us more efficient as well as giving us a vision of where we are going.”Read More
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I came to the world of coaching with 25 years of business experience behind me. This experience includes working as a business owner, director and senior manager in the fast moving consumer goods, supply manufacturing, and professional service sectors. I have also gained a wide range of management and practical skills across all business disciples working in family businesses, small and medium sized companies and an international corporations.
As Managing Director of Copella Fruit Juices during a period of fast company and brand growth in the 1990’s which led to the acquisition by Tropicana (Pepsico). I now have direct business interests as Managing Director of Cawston Press, a fast growing juice company, and also a small property development company.
My interest in business management and helping business owners achieve their full potential, together with personal self-development and learning, led to a Business Management Course at Cranfield University and my training and work as an Action Business Coach.10 years down the road, the hard work that this role requires continues to bring huge satisfaction in helping other business owners reach their goal.
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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