So, I have built and run a successful, profitable business for many years. Cashflow is and was positive. The sales pipeline keeps growing , customer retention was high and growth continued. I should have been happy, but I wasn’t. I wanted more, but couldn’t quantify it. I wanted to develop my business into new areas. I didn’t know what the next steps looked like, I had ideas but they swirled. I had to resolve the direction of my business and get going – I kept questioning my confidence and ability – I didn’t want to fail.
Step in Linda.
I had met Linda at a few finance and business events – it takes time but I grew to trust her and started to listen more. Then I engaged her. An excellent decision, probably the best one I made in 2016
Linda listens, seeks to understand, challenges my thinking and has helped me see opportunities and possibilities that i had never considered before. Linda does not “hold back” in coming forward – she has become and remains a very trusted ally in my business.
I currently have at least four new ventures that have come out of 2017, they are all at advanced stages of development, one has already resulted in invoices, another in five new clients so far and a new comprehensive website (2017) and plan of action for 2018 is in development – I hope you get the picture!
Linda is a credit to her profession and I highly recommend her. Thanks Linda.
- John Mckeown - Director
Through working with Linda, my business has literally been transformed. She has helped me understand the different roles of being the head of a small business, the importance of having effective systems in place and to drive the practice forward in the direction I wanted it to go, all whilst still maintaining a good work/life balance. Linda is always supportive, non-judgmental and a pleasure to work with. I highly recommend her services to anyone seeking to improve on their performance, whether in their business or personal life.
- Liz Coombs - Owner of E.J. Coombs Solicitors
My coaching sessions with Linda produced phenomenal results within a very short space of time. We quickly identified areas for development and implemented solutions …but, it hasn’t stopped there! My sessions with Linda continue to build on the strong foundations that were laid at the start, and I now find her invaluable as a confidential and impartial sounding board, helping me to reach the right professional decisions and making sure that as my business grows, I continue to keep my work / life balance in harmony.
- D.S. - CEO Database Vision
The coaching sessions I’ve had with Linda have been incredibly motivating. Her coaching has restored my confidence after a difficult time at work, plus moved me up a level as I have identified strengths that will enable me to make the move to a board position. I also really want to start my own business and coaching has given me the power to get it going. On the practical side, Linda’s coaching has improved my communication and meeting preparation, enabling me to get the results I want. I am enjoying working again and am looking forward to what I can make happen in the future.
- J.T. - Director of Development
Owning and running a small marketing consultancy, I began working with Linda because I needed to carve some time out for myself. It felt like all work and no play – and yes, I was feeling rather tired and dull. What I hadn’t expected was Linda’s holistic and insightful approach to our coaching sessions. Linda helped me to realise that I had grown quite hard on myself, yet had set no boundaries for others. Executive coaching has helped me in business too. It has been great to have someone with whom to discuss new ideas – really work on them and gain some fantastic feedback and guidance. I learnt to focus on my business, yet lighten up and get some balance back into my life. I work hard, but now I have time to go out and see friends as well as enjoy my numerous hobbies. I am happier and I think the family are too.I can heartily recommend working with Linda. I can’t tell you what you will learn on your journey but you will get further than you ever thought and make numerous discoveries along the way. If you are serious about raising your game and not just moaning about the chaos that is your life, talk to Linda.
- Lesley Lant - M.D. Perennial Marketing
Coaching has helped me to shift my whole approach to my working life and relationships at work. I have learnt a lot about effectively communicating to get what I want and now regularly put it into practice. I have adopted effective strategies to cope with my workload and my boss, with the aim of carrying out my role in a professional and efficient manner. I am feeling less stressed than before, I rarely feel overwhelmed by my workload and others at work have remarked on the changes within me. Overall, I think the regular coaching sessions have boosted my confidence and self-esteem. I never once came off the phone and felt disheartened, but incredibly motivated. Apart from the obvious benefits and changes stated earlier that coaching has brought to my life, I have thoroughly I enjoyed working with Linda and would have no hesitation in recommending her services to individuals who are seeking improvement in their personal or working lives
- M.L. - Financial Director
Since starting coaching sessions with Linda over a year ago, I have been able to identify and implement significant changes to my working and personal life. Coaching has given me an opportunity to focus on areas that I want to change but otherwise, would not give time to consider in a busy working day with staff to look after. We discuss issues relevant to architectural practice in confidence, review previous ideas and promote a better work / life balance. My initial scepticism has been replaced with tangible results and a positive approach to the future.
- P.R. - Partner and Architect
As a business adviser very much focussed on the importance of organisation and planning, I became aware that, as a result of being pulled in too many directions I was not achieving my goals. I felt that I knew what I needed to do and even how to do it and anticipated making the necessary corrections by the end of the year. I was frustrated about the ‘obstacles’ standing between me and success. With Linda’s help, in only three weeks, most of my planned changes have already been made and all the frustrations/burdens removed. It’s great to feel back in control of my business and I have calculated that the financial benefits from implementing the changes so quickly will cover the cost of Linda’s service many times over. I’m actually quite exited about what lies ahead
- A.N. - Expense Reduction Analyst
I would like to thank you for the difference coaching has made to my personal and professional life. I found myself at a point in my life where I didn’t know how to move forward. Our coaching sessions have helped me to identify a path forward and establish a clear definition of the way I want to live my life. Coaching has allowed me to develop the confidence to trust my own judgement and instincts. I have established my own set of rules by which I now live my life. I have become the person I always wanted to be, but didn’t know how. The results have been fantastic and can be seen in all aspects of my life whether in increased confidence, growth of my business or my personal relationships.Thank you again for your support and inspiration
- K.C. - Property Developer
If I am honest, I was extremely uneasy about starting coaching. It seemed self-indulgent and a little weak. But it has proved an enlightening and beneficial process.I came to coaching because I was unhappy with my career and wanted to achieve clarity about my direction. What it revealed is that my sense of unhappiness had much more to do with me. I have turned around how I see my career, because I have turned around how I see myself. The unhappiness is gone. Coaching has challenged and altered long-held belief systems and has helped me to recognise that I am able to affect changes in my life, rather than just feeling frustrated. It has made me more positive about my past and future. Put more simply, I have for the first time started to truly believe in myself and my abilities. It is like being given a new window into your own world.
- S.W. - Public Relations Executive
I never appreciated the power that coaching would have on my goal to be made an Associate of my professional practice. Thank you, Linda. With your help and support, I got the promotion!
- S.E. - Associate
I would like you to know what an enormous difference your coaching has made on my life. I have developed more confidence and self-esteem, have a clearer definition of how I want to live my life, am happier and more comfortable with my relationships and have more time for the things I want to do. Most importantly, I now have many tools to help me with challenges I may encounter in the future. I have enjoyed every moment of my coaching with you.