Before creating my coaching business, I was co-founder and director of an I.T. company.
With my business partners, we developed the business from zero to an annual 8-figure turnover and created jobs for more than 30 people.
This all sounds ‘rosy’ but I experienced tough times as well:
I struggled with high-levels of stress; had to manage challenging business problems; deal with problems in my personal life and on top of that I had to ensure that the business revenue and profit increased year on year.
Years ago, I was not in a good place: I was going through divorce, working very hours, stressed and 'burnt-out'.
I had always been confident and was able to make decisions easily, but I found that my confidence and energy had dropped. I struggled to get motivated and I couldn't see a bright future for myself or my business.
I knew I couldn't continue like that.
A close friend suggested that I hire a coach to help me. So I did, I found a coach, purchased a coaching programme and worked closely with my coach over the next few months.
Through the coaching process I became more confident, resourceful, focused and happier than I had ever been before.
My energy increased and I was able to create solutions to the challenges that I faced. I resolved each of the challenges.
I also created a vision for my life, which included a growth strategy for my I.T. business; an exit strategy from my I.T business and a plan to make an impact in other peoples' lives through coaching.
With my renewed focus, resourcefulness, and energy, my business partners and I developed the business to an annual 8-figure turnover.
Our customers were some of the largest companies in the UK and we won business awards.
I've had the privilege of:
> Creating a Business
> Working with Business Partners
> Expanding the business into new markets
> Winning large contracts
> Delivering excellent service to customers
> Winning business awards
> Preparing the business for acquisition, then selling the business
Although I am proud of this, I am most proud of the ‘rock bottoms’ that I turned around in my business and personal life.
Times when people around me didn’t think it was possible.
I found my way to break-through each of the challenges that I faced and create new possibilities for me, my family and my businesses.
I learnt that much of what holds us back comes from how we see the world, so I learned to see things differently.
My journey helps me to appreciate how fun, but also how tough it can be to run a business.
Years later, I still regularly review and update my 5-year vision. For me, it's a proven process to guide my life in the direction that's important to me.
It's enabled me to become a certified Executive Coach and to help people define their vision; over-come challenges that they face and ultimately make their vision real.
I have two wonderful children.
I love to walk the beaches, hills and mountains where I live with my partner in North Wales.
I'm a self-confessed technology and space exploration geek 🚀 and I also challenge myself by learning Welsh!
I'm a certified Executive Coach and have the following accreditations:
- Associate Certified Coach - International Coaching Federation (ICF)
- Practitioner Diploma in Executive Coaching - Academy of Executive Coaching (AOEC)
- Coach Certification - Robbins Madanes Training (RMT)
- Enhanced Practitioner - World Business & Executive Coach Summit (WBECS)
I subscribe to the ICF code of ethics (details of which are available upon request)
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