Business owners love to work with clever coaching
"It liberates you to see better ways of doing things and of growing your business"
We’re real, we’re coaches, we’re do-ers
Founded on fact and substance
Our clients don’t want us to tell them what to do. But nor do they want "it depends" or a coach who doesn’t deliver anything tangible. We find the right balance of support and challenge; of listening and providing concrete business methodology.
Antony rowett is a world-experienced business entrepreneur with hands on experience in setting up a multi million pound business from scratch and developed companies abroad ,successfully running staff and teams to achieve goals and targets. Sure he has made mistakes along the way in business life but he has learned from these experiences and passes on he's expert valuable knowledge of the pitfalls of running a demanding and busy business to achieve work life healthy balance for a great exciting future!
We’re a family. We treat our clients like family and they treat us the same. It’s about much more than business.
We’re enthusiasts and motivators
Our curiosity for business and our infatuation with helping our clients transform their businesses and their lives is infectious. You can’t sit next to a Clever coach for long without feeling excited about the opportunities for your business.
You need fact and substance
Our clients don’t want us to tell them what to do. But nor do they want "it depends" or a coach who doesn’t deliver anything tangible. We find the right balance of support and challenge; of listening and providing concrete solutions.
How can a business coach help me?
A business clever coach could help you by offering an external, objective and constructive perspective of your situation. Business is an incredibly diverse subject and, as such, different clever coaches specialise in different subjects. Where one might be an expert in public speaking techniques, another might be more accomplished in strategy and management. Here at clever coaching we over the right coach for the task requested.
You want to develop further public speaking skills
Whether you suffer from stage-fright (sweaty palms, tight throat, debilitating nerves), or simply want to turn an interesting presentation into an inspiring one - a business clever coach with a solid background in public speaking could teach you the specialist techniques required to give an excellent and effective pitch, conference, or presentation.
You want to improve communication skills
Communication skills are paramount in business. How do you negotiate a good deal, get colleagues to like you and impress seniors if you can't communicate properly? Good communication skills don't come naturally to all of us by any means. Shyness, awkwardness, low self-confidence and feelings of inferiority can hold people back in business, no matter how intelligent or innovative they are.
You want to start a new business
Start-up business coaches offer much-needed support, guidance and expertise for new entrepreneurs looking to start a business. Start-ups are notoriously risky - about half fail within the first three years due to misjudged markets, overestimated forecasts, underestimated liabilities and so on - all easy mistakes to make for a first-timer. With an experienced business clever coach on-board, those fatal mistakes could be seriously minimised.
You need help managing a team
Managing a team of people can be incredibly hard work. Firstly you have to be very perceptive - how do you identify and utilise everybody's strengths? How do you get everyone to work as well as they possibly can together? Secondly you have to be confident - there's no use worrying that no one likes you. If you appear unconfident and uncertain then you're unlikely to gain the trust and respect of your team. Clever business coaches specialise in coaching the skills required to be an excellent leader.
You need to make key changes and decisions
For businesses planning to merge, expand, relocate or change in structure, making careful decisions at this transitional point is paramount. Often, it can be hard to see your business as a whole, especially if you have an emotional bond with the business. Staying true to your original aims is important, but recognising when changes need to be made is essential. Some business owners and partners try to resist change for private reasons and end up jeopardising the future success of their business. Although business clever coaches should never work as mediators, they do aim to offer an unbiased, completely objective outlook. Sometimes a decision is much easier to make if an impartial perspective can be considered.
Preparing a CV
Whether you're looking for part-time work, you've just graduated from University and need help, or you're looking to change you career path altogether, a business coach could help you to construct, write and optimise your CV to offer you the best possible chances of getting that all-important interview.
You want to improve your interviewee or interviewer skills
There are certain techniques that make a good interviewer and interviewee. If you are a prospective interviewee looking to increase your chances of getting the job you want, hiring a business coach specialising in career coaching could significantly boost your chances. From learning how to speak in a clear, confident manner, to constructing full, informative and convincing answers - could be invaluable.
Interviewing potential employees can be just as daunting. How do you know how to get the best out of someone? What are the right questions to ask? How do you know if an individual really will fit into your company? A business coach will be able to make the whole process clearer and less nerve-wracking by teaching you practical skills to become an effective interviewer.
You need help with work/life balance
It's easy to get carried away at work, especially if a tough project demands lots of time and effort. If you're finding it difficult to find a healthy balance between work and home-life, then a business coach could help. By prioritising tasks, implementing time-frames and coaching time-management skills, you could soon find you finally have time to give your family, friends, hobbies and work the attention they're due.
You need motivation
The problem with motivation is that it's often short-lived. We might wake up on a Monday raring to go and get started on new projects and exciting ideas, but by Wednesday that enthusiasm can begin to wain. For new entrepreneurs, having the motivation to keep going even when everything starts to go wrong can be incredibly difficult.
Clever Business coaches can help motivate you to keep going by introducing short-term goals and encouraging you to see the daily successes you might otherwise have dismissed as unimportant. A clever coach will also teach you ways to motivate yourself, so when things become really rough and you don't even want to get out of bed in the morning, you can find the strength to get up, get out and get going with the day!
How long does business coaching take?
Clever coaches practice different methods, so the number of sessions needed will vary from coach to coach. The number of sessions you have will also vary according to the subject you wish to address. For instance, help with your CV will take significantly less time than help with managing a new team.
Generally though, business coaches work with their clients from between 1 week to 18 months. The sessions end when all the goals have been reached, or whenever the client wishes.
Clever Coaches aim to work at their client's pace and will never rush any decisions, or take longer than necessary working on a project.
Types of business coach
The term business coaching also covers the following more specific areas:
- Career coaching
- Leadership coaching
- Executive coaching
- Start-up business coaching
- Interview coaching
- Management coaching.
- Building a successful business