Tag Archives: coaching

Problems and the Power Within 2

Posted on July 13, 2021

Confrontation's third chair solution

Nobody likes confrontation. Actually, that’s not true, some people seem to seek out confrontations especially on social media. But generally, most people do not set out to create a confrontation in order to avoid the escalation; where feelings take over from logical thought and the slanging match or fight begins. Yet as a business solutions […]

Problems and the Power Within Organisations 1

Posted on June 25, 2021

Brainstorming is a powerful tool

As a business coach and marketing strategist working with SMEs, I often work as a fresh pair of eyes on existing problems. Here through the simple act of discussion, the individual or group gains insight and solutions for the things that are worrying them. Sometimes it’s also the things that they are unaware of, which […]

Coaching is a Waste of Time

Posted on April 30, 2021

coaching is a waste of time or a springboard to success

Sometimes you read an article that you half agree with and half don’t. For me that was a piece on Forbes last year, headlined Why Most Business Coaching Is a Waste of Time. It seems that anyone can now be a business coach regardless of experience or training. Most then focus on the wrong things […]

How Fast? How Good?

Posted on June 25, 2019

Perception underpins business

The How Fast? How Good? project running in the Forest of Dean has got me thinking about how much of what I do in my business relates to perception. Marketing, innovation and coaching are all about perceptions. Business planning also has a healthy dose of perception about what the business actually is and what it […]

Growth Coach, a Tautology or an Oxymoron

Posted on October 31, 2018

Business Coach

More people describe themselves as a Growth Coach and I wonder sometimes what they think the term means. For me, there are times when the words Growth Coach mean the same and for others that the words are completely opposed. What does a Coach Do? Any coach fulfils five roles for the person they are […]

Why Mentoring is not Coaching

Posted on June 26, 2018

Aimed Business Opinion

As a Gloucestershire Growth Hub and Warwick Business School Alumni mentor, I’m often in conversations about the differences between coaching, mentoring and consulting. Some believe each of these to be distinctly different. Yet often the skills and methodologies that might be deployed can seem the same. This in practice those distinctions are blurred. My own […]

Why Do Coached Businesses Thrive

Posted on June 18, 2018

Business Coach

Research shows that coached businesses thrive. Over 90% of coached senior teams have clarity on their business vision compared to only 14% of un-coached organisations. Moreover 56% had increased staff and on average report a 700% ROI on their coaching investment. With start-up and growth companies the statistics are even stronger in terms of survival […]

10 Key Things to Look for in a Business Coach

Posted on March 05, 2018

Business Coach

Choosing a business coach is not easy. Firstly you have to agree that getting one is a proven way to improve your business and achieve the goals that you want. Secondly you have to sort through all the business coaches on the web, social media and networking to find the one for you. And then […]

No-one Works Alone in Business

Posted on February 20, 2018

Business practicalities

As a runner, I often train alone when I’m preparing for longer races. This is necessary and good. But it’s much more enjoyable when there’s the chance to run with others. Not only is the running easier with company to keep you going, but also you can have a good chat about truly anything. My […]

All Forest Business GAINS

Posted on January 16, 2018

GAINS Assured coach

If you are a business in the Forest of Dean ask yourself the following, have I decided to grow my business in 2018? If so my sales or profit will grow by say 20% this year, next year and the year after? Or I will be getting more members of staff? Because I will be […]