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Hi I'm Kev, I'm a Business & Life Coach.
I help small Business Owners to find direction in their life and work, and help them to develop their confidence, focus and drive.
Creating a small business is an achievement and can be exciting and rewarding.
However, as you develop your business over the years, business-life can become complex.
I guess you probably have a lot more to THINK about today, than you did when you first created your business.
I also imagine that you probably DO a lot more in your day-to-day business-life than you did before.
This increased complexity in your thinking and doing can be demanding and can cause problems.
It’s quite common for business owners to lose sight of where they want to be in their life and work.
- Do you feel 'stagnated' or ‘stuck’ in your business?
- Are you struggling to resolve a problem in your business or personal life?
- Is there a decision that need to make and you've been ruminating about it for weeks or months and still haven't taken action?
- Do you feel more stress or lose your temper more often these days?
- Perhaps you find yourself getting tied up with lots of 'stuff' but rarely get time to focus on what's most important to you?
Well, that was me some years back.
In my last business I was Co-founder and Director of an IT company. Although the business was successful, I found that as the business developed, the increased complexity in what I had to think about and what I had to do in my day-to-day business-life caused problems.
So, I hired a Coach and I learnt, developed, and applied strategies that helped me to simplify how I was thinking and what I was doing.
This ‘inner work’ helped me to see clearly where and who I wanted to be, and what I needed to do to get there. I found direction and developed my confidence, focus, and drive.
With my business partners we developed the business to an annual 8-figure turnover; we supplied our services to leading companies across the UK; and won awards for service excellence. The business was acquired some years back and continues to grow well.
I don't mention this to try and impress you - I mention this to show how it's possible to turn around situations in business, even when you feel like you've hit 'rock bottom'.
Today, I work with business owners that are in a similar place of complexity in their business-life, like I was.
My new clients tend to contact me when they have a problem that they are seeking help to resolve.
Below is a list of some of the challenges that I have helped my clients to resolve, as described in my clients' words:
- "I feel 'stagnated' in my business and need to find a way forward"
- "I'm a partner in my business, I'm not happy - I'm at the point of leaving the business"
- "I've started a new business but I'm feeling like I have 'imposter syndrome' - I'm not sure this business is for me"
- "I have hit a wall of procrastination, and feel stuck in my business"
- "I have set a goal for my business but I'm struggling to stick to the plan that I have created”
- "I am working long hours and feel 'burnt-out'"
I created the 'Simplify' Coaching Programme, specifically for small business owners to help them resolves challenges like this.
The 'Simplify' programme can help you to:
- Find direction for you and your business.
- Resolve the challenges that you are facing.
- Develop focus and implement solid steps to get where you want to be.
- Reduce stress and develop confidence.
- Make clear, more informed decisions as you develop your business.
- Implement practical, easy to use strategies to help increase your ‘drive’; optimise your time and focus on what’s most important to you every day.
Interested in working together?
Contact me to arrange a call to discuss your current situation; where you want to be; and learn about my ‘Simplify’ Coaching Programme.
Training, qualifications & experience
I'm a qualified Coach, I have the following accreditations:
- Federation Member - International Coach Federation (ICF)
- Practitioner Graduate - Academy of Executive Coaching
- Trained Coach - Robbins-Madanes Training
- Mindfulness for Coaches - workshop completed - Academy of Executive Coaching
- Challenging Coaching Master Class - Academy of Executive Coaching
- Breakthrough Coaching Enhanced Practitioner - World Business & Executive Coaching
The International Coach Federation is the professional association for personal and business coaches worldwide.
Coaches can become accredited by the ICF, who have three grades of membership: Associate Certified Coach (ACC), Professional Certified Coach (PCC) and Master Certified Coach (MCC), with the different categories standing for different levels of training and experience. Master Certified Coach's have achieved a substantial level of training and experience.
Members of ICF are accountable to a professional code of ethics.
Areas of coaching I deal with
£95.00 per session
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session
Session duration: 90 minutes
When I work
Here is a small selection of my recent testimonials:
"Kev is a very talented coach for business and life. I look forward to my sessions and always come away feeling refreshed and invigorated. He has helped me hugely over the last 12 months, and my business is in a better place for it. Thank you Kev." - Karen Anfield - Director, 3X Software Ltd, UK
"Being coached by Kev has given me the opportunity to unashamedly think just about myself and the future and to get clarity about my own business development without feeling time-pressured. It’s lonely at the top: I don’t have anyone to talk to about decisions affecting my businesses. No-one should be an island. I was an island before Kev. Coaching is unlocking my blocks. Having the experience of someone else who is in business and speaking through solutions has been very beneficial to me. Coming up with a list of achievable goals to deliver and knowing you need to deliver them is what I wanted out of the coach - and is what I am getting." - Shelly Barratt, Founder and Director, Coya Marketing, UK
"I hired Kevin as my Business Coach while I was starting my new business and also going through a divorce. Kevin's compassionate nature and solution-focused approach helped me move forward with my business while experiencing a great deal of personal transition. Kevin allowed me to discover clarity and focus while providing me with excellent accountability through our coaching together." - Carla Kerner - Business Owner, Seattle, U.S.
"I started my life coaching journey with Kev 12 months ago now and I can say with all honesty that it's been life changing. He's given me the space and guidance I needed to look at my own thoughts and actions and it's lead to me being able to manage my anxiety and find a drive and ambition I didn't know existed! I'd recommend Kev to anyone!" - Nia Baker - Conservation Officer, UK
"The reason I decided to look for a coach was to become unstuck in my career, within one session I gained the confidence to apply for a new job and got it! I needed clarity on what I wanted in my working life which inevitably with Kevin’s coaching style bumped into other areas of my life that needed fine tuning. I seemed to have a gap between the real me and the outdated story I was telling myself. With Kevin’s help I was able to realise I didn’t need to be more, less, better or worse, that I was resourceful already, can use my intuition to good effect and that it was OK being me. Kevin’s relaxed style made it easy for me to move forward and I left each session feeling positive. I would thoroughly recommend giving Coaching a go." - J.A. - Manager, North Wales
"I found Kevin an incredibly talented as a coach. From the first session I had with him, I could tell the deep knowledge and passion he has toward helping his clients. His uplifting skills and positive energy helped me to open up in many aspects of my life and business path. I enjoyed his new approach that he used in every coaching session. You will be thinking that he is done with you, then he'll surprise you about a challenge that will stretch your brain in many ways. Kevin is a coach by nature, and by many other natural traits that he demonstrates during his sessions. I would highly recommend Kevin as both a career and personal coach. In fact his broad experience in both life and business is what makes him a wonderful coach and a human being to work with." - Sairan Aqrawi - Engineer, U.S.
"Kevin was fully committed to me as his client, this projected an extraordinary positive energy in the sessions which created a trustful and empowering environment to enable me to find my path for my goals. During my journey of coaching with Kevin I was in one of those “life crash moments”, he helped me to understand who I am and what I want, which has been an extraordinary remedy to bring me peace and happiness. Thank you, Kevin!" - Isabel Rodriguez - Manager, Luxembourg