"In 6 months, our turnover had increased by 33%. Working with John has completely transformed our business.
Whilst he has enabled us to analyse and take steps to really drive the business, the impact has not just been on the business. We now have time to step back and evaluate our personal goals too.
Take the plunge – it is the best thing that has happened to us and we’d recommend it to anyone!"Luke Drewery & Pete Hewes, Owners, Know Media
"Working with ActionCOACH has turned me from being ‘someone who owns a coffee shop’ into an ‘Award winning business owner’.Nic Till, Owner, Riverhead Coffee
John helped me to see that through implementing systems and procedures and getting the right team behind me, I can confidently work on my business instead of in it."
"Before working with John, my business lacked direction and goals. With John’s advice and support, we have smashed our targets and now have aspirational goals in place.Simon Jeffrey, MD, Techie Monkey Computer Recycling Ltd
We have a future and financial security now!"
"When John first engaged with me, I backed off but quickly learned that he knew what he was talking about and made sense. He holds me to account and sets me weekly challenges which then impacts on the business. He has made me want to develop myself personally and this has impacted both the business and my life. He is a really great guy and working with him has surpassed all expectations."Thomas Perks, Director, Ground Support Services Ltd
"My first workshop with John inspired me to think bigger, and think about what could be. Talking through my business progress with John made me realise I was doing better than I thought, giving me the confidence to apply for the Hull & Humber Chamber of Commerce New Business Award 2019, of which I was thrilled to be a finalist. I am now taking part in the 90 day planning workshops which have been helping me develop as a business and plan the future growth of Hats & Tiaras."Isabel Wallis, Business Owner, Hats & Tiaras
"The importance of setting goalsNicky Thomas, MD, The Growth Community
Thank you so much for your support with planning. I thoroughly enjoyed it and found it incredibly useful. Getting a few goals down in that level of detail feels really empowering and a lot more real now! I will definitely be recommending this session to my members."
"Working with John and ActionCOACH has been a great learning experience, helping to improve our business systems, strategy and management. John always knows the right questions to ask in order to help you get the best out of yourself. He's got a great way of looking at problems and working with you to help you find the right solution. He pushes you to think bigger and further than you might otherwise do alone."Liam O'Leary, MD, Laser Red
"I've attended both the face to face and on-line 90 day planning sessions and both have their advantages. At the recent on-line session we had a small group and were able to bounce ideas off each other. It made me think about my business and how I can grow it rather than just surviving through this difficult time. It changed my way of thinking and my biggest learning was about the 5 ways numbers and what a difference an increase of just 10% can make to a business."Pippa Mell, Owner, Diamond Office Support
John has given us a lot of advice about what to do in business. Instead of focussing just on money in the bank and stock on the shelves, we now have a better understanding of our numbers and can make more informed decisions. We've got systems in place and practices that we work with daily that have had a big impact on improving the business. One of the things that coaching has had on me personally is to reduce my stress levels but the biggest thing regarding the buisiness is that I now have a goal and endgame that there wasn't before.Richard and Michelle Smith, Owner, The Shoe Room
When we started coaching the first focus was on our direction and once we understood what needed to be done and why, taking these steps really started to make an impact on the business.
From out starting point, we had managed to grow to consistently achieving £100,000 per year. Coaching has brought rapid growth and within 6 months of coaching we were turning over £1.5 million! This has been a huge growth journey for us as a team and as a business and a key part of managing that was by focusing on the systems. The business actually runs easier than it did back in the early days because of the impact coaching has had.Dean Johnson, Co founder, Hewlett & Co
I do feel more confident in what I can achieve as well as more knowledgeable when I'm around other business owners.
I now have a clear vision of what the company should look like and clear plans to achieve it.
John holds you accountable for everything and constantly pushes and challenges you so whatever goal you set initially are stretched. When we started working with him we thought we could do 24 weddings a year but we were very quickly pushed towards 36 and even 40 weddings! Particularly through lockdown our business has been massively affected but Johns continued to be there every single step and has always being at the end of the phone for support.
Before we started coaching with John, we had a turnover of just under £200,000 but we are on track for £500,000 for each of the next two years, even though the pandemic has resulted in the business being closed for nearly a year. This success is as a direct result from coaching and being pushed and challenged.Hazel Wheatley, MD, Hirst Priory
We were taking on work with no direction and it was becoming overwhelming. Work was coming in but I was going home from work every day exhausted after working long hours and trying to do everything myself.
The impact of coaching has been huge. We are now in our own offices and have recruitment systems, payroll system and a very clear structure where everyone knows what they need to do, I wouldn’t have been able to do any of this without coaching.
We always come away from group coaching with new ideas and fresh excitement for the business. We leave with a clear plan of what we need to do over the next week or two and this really drives us on as John will hold us to account at the next session.Jo Hicks, Director, No Worries Cleaning
From a turnover of £1.9 million in 2019 we achieved £3.2 million in 2020.
All the way through, John has been very supportive and has always been there for us. We value his opinion highly. If you are looking to improve your business or even just improve yourself, he’s the guy to talk to.
2020 was somewhat of a record year for the business but even so, we are already planning to stretch our goals for next year. We have lots of exciting plans and are looking to make it another record year with the team and with John’s help.Melanie Tillett, Co Founder, Tilletts Clothing
Since starting coaching with John, we have gone from having just an idea to actually having a business that works. In our coaching, we have weekly 1:1 sessions but have also done 90 day planning and a 5 year long term planning session too. We have gone from having a few ideas that would take me through the week, to where I can now see what I will be doing in the next 90 days and so can my team.Ben Smith, Director, Tutela Networks
It is an absolute joy having sessions where my ability and experience is complemented and lifted by someone who has such credibility. The impact on how we run the business has been profound. We are now much more structured and more focussed in tactical and long-term planning, and our internal reporting processes have improved dramatically. We are in a position where investments have been made in processes and people for long term growth and we have a better focus on aligning our long-term business goals with our personal aspirational goals. Our self-belief has definitely increased and I am much better informed.Jonathan and Ann Cozens, Directors, IT Services