Having had experience of being coached on a personal level I was aware of the impact a similar process could have on my business. I also felt I needed an independent experienced sounding board to make sure I was heading in the right direction. Clare and I got on well from the start, and she was quick to remind me of my past achievements and how my wide and varied experience would assist me in my quest to build a business from nothing. Her own experience of starting out alone, having been in a large organisation mirrored my own and she clearly understood the panic, scariness and trepidation I was feeling at the time.
Once we had set out our expectations and goals for the sessions, Clare challenged and questioned my own objectives and business goals. This was an excellent way of making me focus on what I was hoping to achieve; both intrinsically and extrinsically from the business. When two unexpected opportunities came along which changed my original plans, Clare was able to help me analyse whether the opportunities were what I wanted to do and right for the business as a whole.
We are now focusing on long term goals to ensure that the day to day fire fighting does not cloud the need for planning for the future, both for the business and for me. It has been a very thought provoking process and extremely worthwhile. I would recommend Clare without hesitation.