Business coaching was not something I had ever really considered before meeting Marco or reading ActionCOACH reviews. Most business coaches seemed to fall into the category of “kindly, retired professionals” who relied on a set of basic generic principles. Not so with Marco. From our first meeting, I could sense that there was something very different about his approach. The primary aim of our first meeting was for him to fully-understand my business and the issues that I was facing. Even having this conversation brought clarity, and made me realise that working in my business and on my business are two very different concepts.
I have a degree in Business Management, and had been running Larrytech for 11 years when I first spoke to Marco. As such, it was easy to wonder what somebody external to the business and industry could bring. Where to start? Working with Marco has given me a fresh perspective on everything I am doing. From the development of a series of 90-day-plans, I started to develop a real strategy with objectives. Additionally, I started to measure key areas of the business that were previously undocumented and ill understood.
Reflecting over the last year of coaching, it is amazing to realise the amount of progress that has been made. I can say now that I spend over half of my time working on the business, planning and driving things forward. I am much more careful with my time, and prioritise work accordingly. The knock-on benefit on the team is also very tangible, with everybody working towards much more clearly defined goals, with a real sense of purpose.
In pure financial terms, we have delivered a 20% increase in turnover in what has been a very difficult economic year. More impressively, this growth was exceeded by our 700% increase in profitability!
Coaching works. Any business owner with an ambition to grow and succeed should seriously consider taking on the level of guidance, support and accountability that Marco can bring. There are more reviews here Brad Sugars
Lawrence Hardcastle BSc (Hons)
managing director @ Larrytech