Throughout my life I have had roles that might appear completely diverse to others looking on, only one thing has never changed and that is the idea of helping people in the way they think. In the corporate world this resulted in being motivated to gain promotion and thus gain more influence. This worked well for me until the culture changed and I could no longer operate in my way. This motivated me to become self employed, some six years ago, and it was something I had to do.
You could probably say ‘having influence’ motivates me so this is why I am active within the FSB as a Branch chair and a Regional Treasurer and involved with 4Networking. You see people do fascinate me in the way that they approach life and business and so when I network with others I am looking to help people that are already thinking about what really motivates them.
What is my business philosophy?
Quite often people will say to me ‘so you are a business coach then Adrian’ my answer to them is always ‘What I actually do is coach people that happen to have a business’. For me it is always people first and business second. I see my job as helping my clients to be in a better position to help others. I am very honest with myself in terms of who I can help which means I choose who I work with. I am proud of what my clients achieve and when I work with people I impress upon them the need to make themselves their number one priority and in that way will be in a powerful position to be able to help others. What I actually do is ‘remove resistance’ for people that have put up their own ‘thought barriers’.
When I work with people I get them to know themselves really well which means they bring their behaviour and habits in line with who they are. This allows their confidence to grow and to start achieving the goals they desire in life.
If you feel you need to make a change for the better, my With Your Success in Mind ladder to success may be just what you are looking for.
I'm married and live in Chippenham with my lovely wife, Linda.
I've lived in Chippenham for over seventeen years now and we are very happy here.
I started my bookkeeping business in 2009 after spending 28 years working for Martin McColl which is one of the largest NEWSAGENT/CONVENIENCE retailers in the country. While working for Martin McColl I gained considerable experience in all the aspects of operating sucessful retail units in many shapes and sizes. I spent over five years at their Head Office in Brentwood dealing with merchandising, newspapers and magazines, wholesalers and purchasing products.
I knew eventually I would want to operate my own business and now can quite successfully combine my retail consultancy skills alongside my understanding of bookkeeping and accounts.
I realised a while ago that what I really enjoyed was being able to help people move forwards and become more successful.
I will always try and help someone, if I can.
I am always happy to talk, so if you, or someone you know needs advice please do not hesitate to contact me.
I am also the treasurer for the Somerset & Wiltshire Region for the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) and actively play my part in supporting local businesses as Chair of the North & West Wilts FSB Committee
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