The true essence of entrepreneurship is about leadership. Anyone can start a business but that doesn’t make them an entrepreneur. Most start-ups don’t make it past 3 years and there are good reasons for that.Most entrepreneurs don’t deal with the issue of leadership. Leadership starts with you – if you are the boss then you have to learn to lead YOU first. Leading YOU requires a whole lot of disciplines that you are probably ill-equipped to handle. You don’t have the knowledge or experience for starters! Then, of course, looking critically at YOURSELF is THE MOST difficult thing to do and generally doesn’t get done until you face some very large and very real life issues – issues that would be best avoided!That’s where I come in. Having studied leadership from many angles, experienced some of the worst managers on the planet and walked the entrepreneurial road myself several times I have both the knowledge and experience to help you deliver, to help you become the best you that you can be.Leadership is not a mysterious gift. It is a skill and like all skills it can be learned. The problem is that most leaders learn by mistake rather than by intention! One of the best quotes I ever heard was “learn from the mistakes of others because you won’t live long enough to make them all yourself!” (Eleanor Roosevelt was, I believe, the source of that)My coaching gives you an independent but friendly view of yourself. I will praise you when you deserve it and moan at you when you deserve it. I will encourage you, uplift you and motivate you for most of the time. Then on the odd occasion, I will berate you! That’s what you pay me for and that’s how you will grow.When you need some growth input I will provide it to you but at least you know it’s coming from someone who cares – cares for you and cares that you become MUCH more than you are! I believe we all have a divinely created destiny and persona that we need to become in order to be all we can be – my goal is to help you become that person and reach that destiny.And then, of course, the other benefit of working me as an entrepreneurial coach is I know a LOT about the mechanics of business. Trained and qualified as a Chartered Accountant and having spent a large portion of my career working with entrepreneurs there is not too much I haven’t seen. So I can also give you input on financial, HR, IT, tax, structuring, strategy, marketing, sales and relationship management matters.So, if you are looking for a coach who has “walked the road” call me. All great people, from Richard Branson to Tiger Woods, employ the services of coaches! Why do you think they do this? There’s a thing called “unconscious incompetence”! Another way of saying this is “you don’t know what you don’t know”. The only way you find out is to have someone outside of you observing, identifying, prodding and counselling you. This brings the awareness you need to take your performance to the next level! It’s not an easy process for you or me but it’s rewards are tremendous.
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