The Top 7 Mistakes You’ll Make Trying to Fix Your Business Without a Coach #3

Andrew Priestley is a qualified, award winning business leadership coach. He talks about seven mistakes that impact the performance of your business.

Mistake 3. Thinking this is just how it is and as good as it gets and nothing different will ever work – anyway.

This is such a common mistake! Its in the same category as not even knowing you have a problem or denying a problem exists or rejecting the idea that things could ever improve. Continue reading

The Top 7 Mistakes You’ll Make Trying to Fix Your Business Without a Coach #2

Mistake 2. Thinking you can sort this out quickly and cheaply.

I met Archie in 2013, and he agreed he needed a coach but in 2015 he was still trying to resolve issues – himself – we’d identified two years prior. Continue reading

The Top 7 Mistakes You’ll Make Trying to Fix Your Business Without a Coach #1

Andrew Priestley is a qualified, award winning business leadership coach. He talks about seven mistakes that impact the performance of your business.

Mistake 1. Too hands-on.
By hands-on I mean on-the-tools or too involved in the day-to-day operational running of the business. Continue reading

Black Monday (the other one!) … this January 19!!!

2010

Happy New Year.

This year I recognised I need to lose 7kgs. I need to improve my sight reading for piano. And I need to launch new products and meet sales targets. And over Christmas I set those goals.

Like me if you made any New Years personal or professional resolutions like losing weight or getting fit or meeting your business targets then be aware that Black Monday in 2015, falls on Monday 19 January.   Continue reading

Businesses that do lunch – London!

2014 AP Training

Happy New Year.

Do you want to hear the most amusing trend that is occurring worldwide? People are going back to face-to-face! Rather then email – phone. Rather than phone – meet. It seems we still are social creatures that want to connect real time and live.

In 2014, I started to trial a monthly ‘lunch and learn’ format at my local pub in Kent  – for our #kentrepreneurs! – the combo of business development and burgers! Our first one was a brilliant three hours on film on websites/social media. Continue reading

The Art of the Quick Pitch

How do you answer the question, “What do you do?” One of your key frontline selling skills is pitching and the ability to pitch what you do clearly and concisely. I recently compiled a review of five very common pitching mistakes. They are:

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