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Business Coach

During 20+ years in business the constant for Rob was always his love of training and inspiring people to develop their skills. Not content with skills in one area of business, Rob worked tirelessly at developing his knowledge across all areas. "I just love learning! When I meet someone really smart, or see a great idea, I have to understand it fully" says Rob. Of course knowing something and being able to teach it are two very different things. He has the patience and the focus to do whatever it takes to get the enthusiasm and knowledge across. Everyone learns differently and he understand that his role is to adapt to others. This is one of the skills of business coaching and mentoring that he really enjoys.

As an experienced Business Coach, Rob is committed to helping Business Owners achieve greater success. Regular topics include:

  • Plan for Growth - Long-term strategic planning, Quarterly planning, Achieving Goals
  • Profit - Maximise margin and profit, know the business value and increase it
  • Sales - Attract more customers and keep them. Increase conversion rate from leads to sales
  • Work-life balance - having to work too many hours in the business
  • Team - recruiting, training, teamwork... or dealing with staff that just don't care
  • Marketing - Build a Marketing Plan, Maximise Return on Investment, Increase leads

Most often Rob works with businesses that are already successful and profitable; Perhaps you're doing OK but wondering what the next step should be? How to get to the next level of growth, the next level of profit, or even wondering about exit options. As your coach, Rob will start by finding out what's really important to you. This can be harder to put into words than you'd imagine, but achieving it is liberating. The clarity of knowing where you're going makes it easy to work out what your options are.

Asked why business owners need a coach, Rob explains "I've yet to meet a business owner who has been trained to own and run a business! The chances are that they started out with a great idea, or a skill, a product, a trade or profession, and got straight down to making money. Pretty soon they discover the reality that the ideal business owner is some unattainable blend of born leader, financial expert, marketing guru, high-performance salesperson, and psychologist to understand how to handle staff. Isn't it amazing that to become any one of those things you'd need to study for upward of three years at university, yet you can become a business owner in three minutes that it takes to register a company and start employing staff.".

You can connect with Rob Pickering on LinkedIn here or follow on Twitter @robpickeringUK