David Cheek - specialist Coach for Small Businesses
Business Coaching for small businesses
Having run my own small business for 20 years I understand that running your own business is a challenging role. Usually you are having to juggle lots of different roles, let alone get the service delivered.
The problems often seem insurmountable and range from needing more sales and staffing issues to not enough time in the day to think ahead or, in the case of family businesses, relationships.
Unlike many other business coaches I do not force you through a 'set process'. With my lengthy business experience, I create a tailored approach to help you identify the key issues, discover the best way forward and create a pragmatic plan for you to succeed. And then as your ‘thinking partner’, I will hold you accountable to achieving your plan.
My clients often find this helps bring them clarity, successful business growth and a better work-life balance.
I am also an accredited DiSC personality profiler, which helps you understand your own personality and then how you can flex that to improve team, client and prospect communications.
Coaching 'challenges' have ranged from starting a business, lack of growth, developing a business plan and problems with sales conversions to leadership development, career development, confidence building, team communications and family relationships and retirement.
Contact me for a free Business Coaching session to see how my coaching could help you – www.davidcheek.co.uk
Training, qualifications & experience
The Coaching Academy qualified coach - Small Business & Personal Coaching
Accredited DiSC personality profiler
Fellow Institute of Direct & Digital Marketing
Owner of David Cheek & Associates – direct & digital marketing consultancy for 20 years
Head of fundraising for Isle of Wight Hospice
Director of leading international advertising and direct marketing agencies
Areas of coaching I deal with
A good rapport is crucial for coaching success, so your Initial coaching session is free so that we can discuss your goals, develop a programme that’s right for you and you can discover how we get on.
The costs from that point depend on the length of sessions that you want and whether you want phone/skype or face to face sessions. And these we can discuss after we have agreed what you want during your initial free session.
Linked-In entry - https://uk.linkedin.com/in/david-cheek
Small Business: David was very helpful and insight during the coaching sessions and his feedback and summaries really helped me identify where I needed to go and what actions l had to take to achieve this. He was empathetic and very thoughtful in his questions which were open, astute and appropriately thought-provoking at times.
Business Start-up: David was easy to talk to and built great rapport from the start, he made me feel very much at ease. His questioning has become more challenging and insightful, which has been very useful for me and his encouragement has been very beneficial in allowing me to move forward and take action on my goals.
I feel that I have benefitted from David’s coaching sessions enormously and have thoroughly enjoyed working with him. I have achieved all that I set out to whilst working with David and through the sessions, David has helped me to look at finding solutions in a simpler way.
Retirement: The coaching sessions with David were truly enlightening and particularly useful following my retirement in career issues, health and decision making. Setting clear and achievable goals has helped significantly.
Entrepreneur: David creates a safe environment for me to define my goals, explore what was holding me back, find clarity in my reality, look at my options and then hold me accountable for doing those actions and yet leaving me feeling excited about the way forward.
I really appreciate the level of non-judgemental questions and observations. He is able to stretch me where appropriate, educate when relevant and help me find powerful strategies and tools to support my growth and empower me to set my intuition free. He really makes you feel that he is your advocate and that I can trust the process for powerful, tangible results
Career coaching: "David first started running life coaching sessions with me in January 2016, where I was casually looking for pointers to a new career and outlook on what I wanted to get out of life. I'm not sure what I was truly expecting – but I was overjoyed that the outcome of a few months' work ended up with me in a university course in the subject that I love by September this same year.
In the first few weeks of us meeting, in his very relaxed, friendly – but focused – attitude, he did a very good job of asking me the right questions of what I wanted to achieve in life. And in doing so he helped trigger something and motivated me towards a university degree in the subject of computing – a field I had an active career in for nearly one and a half years by that time, after leaving school and taking up an apprenticeship placement straight away unlike many of my peers who pursued university instead.
It was a relatively bold move that I would not have properly considered, yet alone pursued, without his help and support, and one that I know I will not regret and will make the absolute most that I can.
So I really have nothing but praise for David after all the time he spent with me and the genuine consideration he offered in all of our near-enough weekly sessions. Importantly, he would never let any worthwhile idea or trail of thought slip; if there was something worth discussing or challenging, he would make sure that’s just what would happen.
I am so grateful for all his life coaching work, and look forward to working with him in the future, including during my degree years which he helped me gain a place on in the first place!
I would very highly recommend David for anyone who is looking for a change in career, or needs a push towards something new and worthwhile in their lives. Even for those who are hesitant or not knowing what to expect (like I was), you might surprise yourself at what you can achieve. "
Type of session
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Weekdays and evenings by agreement with you