It’s not only tough at the top - but can also be a lonely place
If you’re running a business there’s often no one to talk with, share
your problems as a peer, at an equal level, nor to tell you how good you’re
Many managers get value from business coaching but for most,
they’re too busy, wary of the cost involved, or need to focus on today’s
problem as well as the one coming up - and need someone who can understand the
what, how and why of what your business does.
As a result I come across too many business owners feeling
stressed, not valued and on a downward spiral of demotivation.
Often the answer is to slog on
alone as you are the boss. But then nothing seems to change. Stress levels
The answer is to know you’ve got
someone to talk to about your problems.
Someone who offers many years of
experience running real businesses. Your own right hand man.
Someone you can share your problems
with and get you the best answers.
Take James for example. He had a
great team behind him. He felt the current business performance was a financial
success yet the company’s financial position was plagued by historical debt
which their foreign business owners demanded they repaid, along with a large,
but uncertain, legal claim.
The legacy of the debt and the legal
claim muddied the current business performance with their owners insisting that
they weren’t in fact making any money…the relationship with the foreign business
owner was fraught…
Mentoring discussions helped share
the burden and revealed a plan of action which was subsequently put in place to
remove the stress.
Or the example of Nick; he was
unhappy; business performance seemed to be declining and running the business
was no longer fun.
Nick decided that the business no
longer delivered a good enough service level; maybe they were in the wrong
market? Nick decided to close the business.
Acting as his mentor, helped him to
think through the issues and come up with an action plan to wind everything up
in the best way.
And I remember Mark. He sometimes
felt alone despite having his team around him. Mark enjoyed our regular catch-up
meeting to help him sort out his next steps, encouraging him to focus on the massive
recent changes within the business.
Our many clients including James,
Nick and Mark were feeling stressed in their work as Managing Director and
found through our mentoring service, that they can find a solution to their
So how can we help?
As well as saving tax, time and
worry, we work with business leaders to help them grow their business in the
way they want.
One way we do this, is through
meeting with our clients on a regular basis and act not just as a financial
advisor but also as a business mentor, someone to talk to, share problems and
consequently come up with concrete actions to sort out those problems.
If you would like to find out more,
or want to put our mentoring to the test with a free informal call or meet,
then contact me, Jan on 07890 239442