I was struggling to turn my business ideas into action that would have an impact. If I am truthful this had been going on for a while, months maybe years! (I’ve known Steve for about 4 years).
A workshop Steve ran was my tipping point, I realised that I needed a coach now in order to be successful, not wait until I was successful!
I’m really happy that I finally took the action that I needed (signing up for the Business Focus Programme), and since starting with Steve I have gained focus about where I’m going and how I achieve it. And importantly I now have the confidence and belief to know that I will achieve it.
Steve’s coaching is tailored to me as an individual, the specifics that my business needs and the way that I will be able to implement them. His coaching recognises the importance of an individual‘s personal qualities to make a business work. There’s no hiding from myself, or my excuses! (He is tough in a humorous, honest way!) My favourite bits of coaching have been when I get understanding and clarity around something I’ve been struggling with for a while. Also it’s about knowing there is someone who cares about me/my business, the work I do, and wants me to succeed. Knowing I have a sounding board who will give it me straight by asking me the ‘right’ questions to find my answers and quickly get me moving again. I’m enjoying the challenge that it gives me to work productively and with clear purpose.
As a professional coach I would recommend coaching. It holds me accountable to myself. For me, working on my own, to have the support to keep me focused and on track with what I really want to be doing in my business, the coaching work I love, being coached myself is a must. An outside perspective who supports my aims and who will call me out, not agree with everything to please me...challenging and rewarding, I enjoy it.
I value the support I get from business coaching with Steve and it’s part of my ongoing business model. I will definitely be renewing after my first six months as I know it will continue to be helpful in keeping me focused and clear about my goals in my business. I feel excited about where I’m going with my business, instead of feeling bogged down by parts of it and the process of getting there.
I chose to have some coaching as I needed to refocus.
I had planned a variety of networking events to engage my clients/potential clients but I was really unsure about what I was trying to get out of these events and who I wanted to promote it to.
By having some coaching (with Steve from AIM to Succeed) I was able to refine my plans and understand my market better so that I could direct my content and invitations to the right people to make these events a success.
I felt that Steve really showed that he understood me and what I was trying to achieve and he probed enough to really get me thinking in the right way. What I particularly liked was that Steve did not pretend to know my industry better than me, but helped provided some light bulb moments which reassured me that I did know the answers, I just needed the refocus.
I think the benefit of spending time with Steve was that I got real value for my business and left with a strategy of not just immediate steps but for future actions.
I think that this coaching would benefit all types of business, regardless of the industry or specific issue and I would encourage anyone who needs to find focus in their business to speak to Steve Wells at AIM to Succeed.