Business Leader Coaching

A Coaching Programme For Business Leaders

Running A Business Can Be Tough...

Did you know 660,000 new companies are registered in the UK every year and 60 per cent of those new businesses will go-under within three years? 20 percent will close their doors within just 12 months!

 

Today, more than ever, Business Leaders and Entrepreneurs are under increasing pressure to continually innovate and grow their businesses in an ever-changing climate:

  • Many leaders feel isolated, and struggle to achieve the success they want in their life and business.

  • They face complex leadership challenges.

  • They often experience very high levels of stress - for some, this significantly affects both the performance of their business and home life.

How do you remain certain about the future of your business when there is so much uncertainty out there?

 

Technology is changing at an ever-increasing rate; predicting customer and market trends is becoming more complex and the economic environment is as unpredictable as ever!

 

This means the demands on you as a business leader get tougher year on year.

 

It's no wonder so many business leaders and entrepreneurs struggle!

 

On this page I'll introduce you to my Business Leader Coaching Programme that can help you to face these demands and take them in your ‘stride’.

 

But before I do that let's find out what coaching is and I'll share a little bit about my background and why I became coach...


What is Coaching?

There are many different types of coaching available: Life Coaching, Business Coaching, Executive Coaching, Sports Coaching, Well-being Coaching…and many more!

 

In general terms Coaching is a solution for growing and developing people.

 

It’s a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires the coaching client to develop their personal and professional potential - it facilitates their growth.

 

Coaching specifically tailored for Business Leaders can help them to develop their own performance as well as the performance of their business.

 

Coaching is not mentoring. A Mentor is someone with a specific set of skills or knowledge that passes on the skills and knowledge to their client.

 

I like to refer to the quote from Sir John Whitmore who sums up coaching, succinctly:

“Coaching is unlocking a person’s potential to maximise their own performance. It is helping them to learn rather than teaching them.”

It can be exciting and incredibly rewarding to be a Business Leader.

 

However, it can also be ‘lonely at the top’. Many Business Leaders don’t have anyone they can talk to confidentially.

 

They're often expected to have all the answers and know the next step to take in their business.

 

Many are also under intense pressure and experience high levels of stress.

 

Coaching is helping the coaching client (the Business Leader) to think differently.

 

Coaching is an opportunity for the coaching client to talk openly and honestly and be listened to without judgement.


It helps the coaching client to work through potential obstacles and explore solutions to overcome them. For example: these obstacles maybe physical barriers such as time, money, or mindset barriers such as confidence or self-belief.


Coaching is helping the coaching client to think more broadly.

It helps the client to discover any gaps in their logic. The coach is like their ‘Thinking Partner’.


It's about leveraging their strengths to overcome 'blind-spots'; helping them to see what they need to see; helping them to create a new perspective on the situations they encounter.


It's about helping the coaching client learn more about their strengths and how to better apply them; to learn more about their assumptions and beliefs and helping them to create new insights, and new actions to move forward.


It's about taking 'high-performers' and helping them to improve their performance.


Kevin Thomas - Executive Coach

My Journey Through Coaching

Before creating my coaching business: ‘New Perspectives’, I was co-founder and director of a successful mobile technology company. With my business partners, we developed the business from zero to an annual 8-figure turnover.

 

This all sounds ‘rosy’ but there have been tough times as well:

 

I struggled with high levels of stress; had to manage very challenging problems inside and outside of the business; dealt with problems in my personal life and had to ensure that the business revenue and profit increased year on year.

 

About 5 years ago, I experienced a lot of changes in my life: I was going through a painful divorce; I was working long hours; I struggled with my mindset and I had difficulty making decisions in my business.

 

Previously, I had been confident and was able to make important decisions easily. But suddenly I found that I had lost my confidence, I struggled to get motivated and I couldn't see a bright future for myself or my business.

 

Deep down I knew my life must not continue like this.

 

A 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 developed an inner strength that I didn't think was possible. I became confident, resourceful, focused and happy. I resolved each of the challenges that I faced. 

 

With my renewed focus, resourcefulness, energy and with my business partners, we developed the business to an annual 8-figure turnover and created jobs for more than 30 people.

 

Our customers were some of the largest companies in the UK and we won business awards.

 

4 years later we sold the business. 
 

Coaching changed my life and my business!

 

What a journey it’s been!

 

This journey helped me to appreciate how both rewarding and difficult it can be to run a business. 

I understand the pressure business leaders can experience running a business: 

How it can impact their relationships, quality time with their family, their emotional health and their physical health.

 

This experience also helped me to create the belief that although, business-life can be tough -

there is always a way to move forward.

 

I've had the privilege of:

 

>> Creating a Business 

>> Working with Business Partners 

>> Expanding the business into new markets 

>> Turning around business challenges 

>> Turning around personal challenges 

>> Winning large customer contracts 

>> Delivering excellent service to customers 

>> Winning business awards 

>> Preparing the business for acquisition and then selling the business

 

I've learnt that the journey through life as a Business Leader can be tough if you don't fully embrace ALL of your strengths (some of which may be hidden) and resolve the parts of you that hold you back from creating the impact that's possible for you in your Business and Life.

This discovery and my experiences provide me with a solid foundation to help ambitious Business Leaders like you through my Coaching Programme.

 

Today I’m a certified coach.

I can help you to:

>> DISCOVER what's really holding you back

>> EMBRACE your strengths
>> RESOLVE the challenges you face
>> FIND the right direction
>> MAKE a bold, more meaningful impact in your Business and Life
>> CREATE fulfilment and success without experiencing 'burn-out'

 

I combine my business knowledge, experience and training to help my clients develop their leadership; make the changes that they want in their business and life; turnaround challenges that they face and create the Business and Life that they desire.

How Could This Coaching Programme Help You?

Here are some of the many benefits of the coaching programme and what you'll experience during the coaching sessions. Watch the video or read below:


  • Time To Think

    It’s rare in business today to have time to think without any interruptions. In the coaching sessions there’s no phone to answer and no emails to respond to. This means you’ll have time to clear your head, see your priorities clearly and think about what you want for you and your business.

  • Extracting Your Ideas

    One of my clients mentioned that one of the main benefits of business coaching was the opportunity to extract all the ideas in his head which meant that he could ‘see’ them and then do something with them!

  • Problem Solving

    The coaching sessions are often used to help my clients resolve a business or life-related problem. We’ll explore any problems that you face in detail and look for options to resolve them which means you’ll be more resourceful to handle more complex problems in the future.

  • Developing Leadership

    My Business Coaching Programme encompasses all the benefits listed here which helps my clients develop their leadership by helping them become more resourceful, confident and capable leaders.

  • Manage Stress

    My clients  sometimes comment that they arrive at the coaching session, stressed and overwhelmed about a ‘calamity’ that’s going on with their business or in their life – but they leave the session with energy - feeling refreshed. The sessions give you an opportunity to step back from the ‘drama’ which means you’ll be able to look at it from a different perspective; feel less stress and leave the sessions feeling more resourceful.

  • Eliminating Limiting Beliefs

    Many business leaders and Entrepreneurs (at times) struggle with limiting assumptions and limiting beliefs that prevent them from making decisions; moving forward and resolving the challenges that they face - for example some leaders develop a limiting belief pattern where they say to themselves "I always mess this up" or "I just can’t do it" or "I'll never make it in business".

     

    These types of Limiting beliefs restrict the actions that you are prepared to take, which in turn affects the results you'll get. The limited results that you see re-enforce the limiting belief and then the cycle repeats again and again.

     

    Coaching will help you to break-free of this cycle by challenging any limiting assumptions and limiting beliefs that you have, so that you can make more informed choices and decisions and break-through what’s been holding you back in your life and business.

  • Confidential conversations

    Many of my clients don’t have anyone that they can talk to confidentially about the challenges that they face and the ideas they have for the future. I’m independent to your business and I have many years’ experience owning and running a business which means you’ll be able to talk to me freely and in confidence.

     

    The coaching programme is covered by a coaching agreement, with confidentiality underpinning everything I do. I subscribe to the International Coach Federation (ICF) Code of Ethics (details of which are available upon request).

  • Developing Strategy & Direction

    The coaching sessions can be used to create a strategy and direction for you and your business. Together we’ll focus on the desired outcomes you want and we’ll ‘brain-storm’ solutions to achieve them. I’ll help you to clarify goals and actions so that you’ll be able to create and implement a strategy to take you in the direction that you want to go.

  • I'm Your Sounding Board

    My discretion can be trusted. I’m 100% on your side. Being your ‘sounding board’ means that I’ll ‘test’ and challenge your ideas and any limiting beliefs that show up! I’m like your ‘ideas’ sparring partner!

Your Next Step...

Interested in working together?

Do you have any questions about coaching?

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“The type of person you are is usually reflected in your business. To improve your business, first improve yourself.” ― Idowu Koyenikan

What Does The Coaching Programme Include?

Here's what you'll get:


A strategic business leader coaching partnership...

  • Programme Duration - 3 months

    I've designed the coaching programme to support you for a 3-month term. You can extend this if required.

  • No. of Coaching Sessions - 7

    You'll have a coaching session approximately every 2 weeks.

  • Coaching Session Duration - 90 Minutes

     

  • Unlimited email support between Coaching Sessions

    I'm there to support you in-between your coaching sessions when you're implementing your actions.

  • Coaching session preparation form

    This will help you to prepare for each session so that you'll have clarity on your progress and next steps.

  • Coaching session recordings (upon request)

    Having a recording of your coaching session is incredibly valuable as you'll be able to capture and re-play the entire coaching session so you'll be able to review your thoughts and insights gained.

  • Post coaching-resources

    You'll get access to my tips and strategies to help create success in your life and business.

  • Follow-up call

    We'll book a call 6 weeks after the end of the Coaching Programme to follow-up on your actions and progress.

Coaching Programme Structure

Each of the 7 sessions are designed to help you to develop your leadership so that you learn, grow, and become a more confident, resourceful and capable leader.


Session #1

The Coaching Mindset

Duration: 90 minutes


Having the 'right mindset' is the most critical factor when it comes to running a business. In this session you'll learn what it takes to create success and how to develop a 'coaching mindset' which means you'll be able to prepare for each coaching session and make the most out of the coaching programme. We discuss in detail what you want to achieve from the coaching programme.

Session #2

Coaching

Duration: 90 minutes


We work together to define your goal for the session, explore, strategise, remove anything that's holding you back and create a clear action plan for you to implement.

Session #3

Coaching

Duration: 90 minutes


We review in detail how the implementation of your actions from the last session went. We work together to define your goal for the session, explore, strategise, remove anything that's holding you back and create a clear action plan for you to implement.

Session #4

Coaching

Duration: 90 minutes


We review in detail how the implementation of your actions from the last session went. We work together to define your goal for the session, explore, strategise, remove anything that's holding you back and create a clear action plan for you to implement.

Session #5

Coaching

Duration: 90 minutes


We review in detail how the implementation of your actions from the last session went. We work together to define your goal for the session, explore, strategise, remove anything that's holding you back and create a clear action plan for you to implement.

Session #6

Sustainability

Duration: 90 minutes


Much of this session focuses on how you'll sustain the progress you've made. How you'll notice if you go off-track. What you'll do to correct that should it happen. This further strengthens the 'self-coaching' approach so that you continue to 'grow' after the coaching programme finishes.

Session #7

The Next 12 Months

Duration: 90 minutes


This session focuses on what you want for the next 12 months, for you and your business. We'll explore what you need to put in place to achieve it, so that your momentum continues well beyond the coaching programme.

What My Clients Say

Here are testimonials from some of my clients...


Karen Anfield

3X Software Ltd


"I was a bit sceptical when I started Business Coaching. But now I am so pleased I did! Kev managed to bring out the business skills I had forgotten I had and gave me the confidence to tackle some issues I knew I had to address but had put off.

 

Our conversations allow me to bounce off ideas that I couldn’t digest during the normal working day and gave me food for thought. After each session I felt refreshed and ready to take on whatever was thrown at me.

 

He has a knack of asking questions that he knows you have the answers to if you dig deep enough and encourages you to find them and to believe in yourself."

Shelly Barratt

Coya Marketing


"Being coached by Kev has given me the opportunity to unashamedly think just about myself and the future and to get clarity about my own business development without feeling time-pressured.

 

It’s lonely at the top: I don’t have anyone to talk to about decisions affecting my businesses. No-one should be an island. I was an island before Kev.

 

Coaching is unlocking my blocks. Having the experience of someone else who is in business and speaking through solutions has been very beneficial to me.

 

Coming up with a list of achievable goals to deliver and knowing you need to deliver them is what I wanted out of the coach - and is what I am getting."

Alan Cheung

Costain Group plc


"Over the last 6 months Kevin has worked with me as my Executive Coach, during this time he has coached me through a number of key areas.

 

As a coach, he is very calm, knowledgeable and most importantly insightful, he has a great ability to ask the right question or use the right intervention just at the right moment.

 

Working with Kevin has been a very reinforcing and positive experience, where he has afforded me the time and space to allow me to work through the areas I brought to each session in a creative and supportive manner.

 

Kevin is a very natural Coach and I would highly recommend him."

Do You Want to Get a New Perspective on Your Business-Life?

If so, start your own journey to become the Leader you want to be; living the life you want to live and running a business that thrives, by scheduling a FREE Coaching 'Discovery' call with me.

Frequently Asked Questions

Read below to review frequently asked questions about my Coaching Programme:


Are the coaching sessions 1 to 1?

What sort of topics can I bring to the coaching session to work on?

What happens in the coaching session?

Who do I work with?

How long is each coaching session?

In what areas of my business can coaching help?

Are the coaching sessions confidential?

Does coaching work?


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