The Term “Business Coach” Has Almost Become a Joke …
Every time that you open your Facebook newsfeed, you see adverts from so-called coaches and experts that have either attended a course and self-titled themselves as a “business expert” (yet have never actually run a business) or even worse, coaches that only have business experience from running their business coaching video.
I’m very different.
Call it old-school if you wish, but I believe it’s the way it should be done.
I’ve never attended a course to “teach” me how to be a business coach. Instead, I’ve been in your shoes, starting, growing, running and exiting four separate businesses for multi-millions of pounds.
Do I have a book of secrets? No. But I do have skills to know what it takes to systematically build businesses that have solid foundations, are built with the aim of exit and I’ve likely dealt with nearly every type of challenge that could ever be thrown at a business owner.
I don’t say this to try to boast or impress you, but I do want to impress upon you that I’ve walked the walk, I don’t just talk the talk.
Is The Business Coach Right For You?
The answer for many is no.
I can’t work miracles, I don’t have a magic wand and I can’t fix laziness.
However, if you have a business that is generating sales, has happy customers and has large growth plans … but it needs stabilisation, experience and to run more like a business rather than a continuous juggling act, then I may be able to help.
By helping you to develop systems, review your core foundations and identify your plan to either grow profit or develop your business for sale, I can help you to transform your fast-growing enterprise into a business that isn’t reliant on you.
Should You Trust Clive?
Business coaches lie, numbers don’t.
Here is some experiences from partners, clients and associates
Director, Scribble Mail
If you’re serious about your business then you need someone who isn’t going to wrap you and the reality of where you are in cotton wool but instead deliver it to you straight and drive results. Clive will delve deeply into the sticking points in your business, plug the leaks and significantly increase the value you deliver to your customers and your profitability. Don’t think twice about working with Clive.
Owner and CEO, H2O IT Solutions
I have known Clive for over ten years now and have always found him to be fair and ethical with not only myself but also his customers and staff. I was particularly impressed when he asked me to undertake some research amongst his customers and potential customers in order to understand what their experience of dealing with his company was like. It was a delight to be able to report back to Clive that his customers and potential customers all liked his products and would happily go back to him if the need arose for his products and services. The nature of his business meant that not only Clive, but also his team, had to demonstrate and deliver an empathetic approach whilst also maintaining a professional discipline with the customers’ creditors with whom they were dealing. Added to this, of course, was a strong technical capability to ensure that appropriate outcomes for his customers were achieved.
Business Consultant and Non-Executive Director
I have had several businesses in the high-tech, consulting and financial sectors. I have known Clive since 2000 and done business with him on all fronts – as a customer, a supplier and as a JV partner. I have had dealings with many business consultants and where Clive excels for me is his ability to cut through the usual BS and get straight to the point of what the problem is and the options around how it can be solved quickly, simply and cost effectively. If you are a business owner and are looking for no-nonsense, practical, ‘here is what I would do’ advice, I highly recommend Clive. He has been a business owner himself for many years and has been there, done it all, seen it all, fixed it all and risked his own money along the way. This, in my opinion, makes him a man worth listening to. In a crowded marketplace of so called business consultants, most of whom have either never had a business or done it with their own money, I trust Clive’s advice more than others. If you are looking for a fresh pair of eyes and ears with a pragmatic approach, I would strongly recommend you speak with Clive.
Managing Director, Kontango
I have worked with and known Clive for almost 30 years and have watched his career blossom from a young arrears administrator to a very successful businessman in his own right. His accomplishments during that period have left me full of admiration and he has impressed me greatly with his work ethic, attention to detail, and his dynamic approach to all the tasks and goals he sets himself whilst retaining a cool head and an ethical approach to business. If you want an insight into how to run and build a successful business through all the ups and downs through to its eventual sale, Clive will give you a very valuable insight into that journey.
Partner, Shakespeare Martinaeu