3 Key Questions You Should Ask a Coach...
BEFORE you hire one.
Clarity in Your IT Business, Better Profits, Improved Quality of Life?
This IS achievable through commitment and a willingness to change your current situation for the better. It's not for everyone, but if you have the drive to succeed, then please read on.
When you started out in the IT industry, you were more than likely excited of the road ahead, passionate about your new venture, had a clear direction of what the business would look like and determined to make it a success.
And running your own business sounded great. Being your own boss, nobody to answer to and able to plan the day as you pleased.
The reality of running a business is that it can be challenging at times.
So now you're further on down the path, are you still excited? Is the vision still clear, or has it got a big foggy?
I assume that building a successful IT business is something you aspire to and you're reading this as you clearly want to better your current situation, and that’s a great quality to have by the way.
Looking to improve yourself and your business for a better life is a very healthy place to be.
Success though has a different meaning to us all. It's the steady progress towards YOUR personal goals.
Maybe it's having a million in your bank account,
Having x number of new clients,
Having a better work / life balance,
Or maybe it’s having more freedom by building a team of people that'll free you up from the day-to-day running of your business.
To achieve entrepreneurial success, it's about doing things that unsuccessful business owners are not willing to do.
The main problem though, is that most entrepreneurs in the IT game do business in exactly the same way as most entrepreneurs do business. And that’s why the vast majority struggle.
Don’t take my word for it; the statistics speak for themselves.
8 out of 10 IT businesses fail in the first 5 years.
The majority of business owners are so consumed in improving their business that they're neglecting the most important thing – the owner.
Your business will never outgrow the quality of thinking you bring to it and that’s why it's so important to…
Develop the owner, not the business.
When you change and improve the quality of your thinking, only then can your business improve.
People quite often associate entrepreneurship with Richard Branson, Steve Jobs and Bill Gates but there's one thing they all have in common…
They’ve all had a team of people to support them on their journey because doing it alone can be a lonely place and an impossibility to achieve great success.
Having the right support is critical, but in my experience as the owner of an IT business, there are 5 key areas for achieving success in this industry…
And none of these include working your socks off for 60 to 70 hours a week.
Every entrepreneur is a business owner, but not every business owner is an entrepreneur. Most business owners don’t think entrepreneurially.
The secrets I'll share with you will transform your thinking and your life. And I don’t say that lightly. It does come with a but…
This is not for every business owner.
There are plenty of business owners who use the ‘I know that’ line but fail to act on it.
Remember that taking action is what really matters; that’s where things will start to happen for you.
Do the things today that others won't, so tomorrow you can accomplish what others can't - Jerry Rice.
And be mindful of your decisions, as the decisions you make will determine your future.
SO HOW CAN I HELP YOU...
My name is Hefin Harries, a professional coach to business owners and entrepreneurs in the technology sector.
Think of me as your pilot; taking you from where you are now to where you want to be.
Since 1993, I've started and grown four very different businesses, and that has given me a wealth of experience in the challenges, pitfalls and the attitude needed to run a successful business.
If you're looking to start a new business, improve the results or grow your current business, want a change of direction or feel lost in your professional life, then I can help you.
And because the business owner’s so close to the fire, they're often blinded to the avenues and possibilities open to them.
My focus is helping you discover and achieve your full potential.
HOW I CANNOT HELP YOU
I'm not a counsellor or therapist, so if you're very much focused on the past, have a negative outlook on life, then we won't be a good fit.
I help people to focus on the present and fill the gap of where they are now to where they want to be. Think of me as your personal pilot.
IF YOU’D LIKE TO:
* Improve Your Clarity and Focus *
* Have Impartial Support *
* Increase Your Confidence *
* Have a Healthier Work / Life Balance *
* And get the Results YOU'RE After… *
Then get in touch today for a no obligation chat.
What Other People Say…
I really like Hefin's coaching style. Anyone new to coaching, who may be nervous about the process, will quickly feel at ease with his calm but assured approach. During our coaching session, Hefin used some excellent questions to draw out a couple of issues that I needed to deal with. Issues that I hadn't consciously previously been aware of! We then looked at some actions I would take to resolve these points. Finally, we put a timescale on it and I know that Hefin will hold me accountable at our next meeting, which will make sure I get them done! Like all good coaches, Hefin didn't tell me what to do, but asked insightful questions that helped me become aware of things that I hadn't previously noticed. If you haven't experienced coaching before, I strongly recommend you have an initial session with Hefin, so that you can experience the powerful benefits it provides.
I had a very productive session with Hefin. He managed to ask the right questions that lead me to solid decisions. Hefin helped me to focus and prioritise. He did not make decisions for me but instead helped me to develop a plan of action to deal with situations using my own knowledge and self-awareness. Thank you Hefin for your time and a great session.
I have used Hefin’s services and I can honestly say it opened my eyes and completely changed my perception on business coaches. I would certainly recommend that you talk to him. The first free consultation is very useful as a "try before you buy" tool. It only serves to enhance the confidence you will have in Hefin’s ability to help you.
Having closed my retail business after 17 years, I was struggling to identify what direction I wanted my future career path to take. I had a series of 6 coaching sessions with Hefin which really helped me add some clarity as to what I did and didn't want to do. He asked questions that really made me dig deep and think about things in a way that I hadn't before. Everyone can benefit from coaching, on a personal or a business level and I would highly recommend Hefin. I felt comfortable and at ease during our coaching sessions and at the end of my sessions I felt inspired and clearer on the path I wanted to take.
Once again thank you for the coaching session which was an amazing and very inspirational experience for me. I really appreciate the help I got from you in realizing how many ideas and solutions I already had in my mind. The guidance you offer through your service is something I believe everyone should use in any type of business. I highly recommend booking a coaching session with you!
Working with Hefin over the past few months has had such a positive impact on me both personally and professionally. The process has helped to raise my awareness and has improved my focus on the business. The 80/20 approach has benefited me so that I now delegate less important tasks which allows me to spend more time on growing the business. Coaching has also been a great way of holding me accountable to my actions.
I found Hefin's coaching to be extremely professional. He helped me break down my goals into smaller chunks and as I'm a visual learner, I found that writing down things on paper helped me by having something concrete that I could reflect on to hold myself to account. He ensured that I reiterated my goals and actions, when I wanted to achieve them by and challenged me in a very appropriate manner. With effective questioning by Hefin, it helped me explore a range of options for me to think and reflect on. Each session ended with me having a clear goal and an agreed action plan with firm timescales. He started every session by getting me to review previous actions and praised me for my achievements. This really encouraged me to take action as I did not want to let Hefin or myself down. It has been a great pleasure working with such a committed and professional coach!
I have achieved a great deal through my coaching sessions with Hefin. Not only have I now expanded my client base, but I have also tackled issues such as confidence, assertiveness and procrastination as well as making headway on discovering my niche. The biggest impact however was dealing with my assertiveness. I found this very powerful and I was able to deal with a situation which I had been ‘putting off’ for weeks. The relief of dealing with the situation has had a direct positive effect on my life. Found Hefin to be very professional and gave me plenty of thinking time which often resulted in new ideas.
Hefin had a great rapport and made me feel at ease. He pointed out my strengths, encouraged me to delve deeper with ideas for actions and really got me out of my comfort zone. With his powerful questioning, he explored my lack of self-belief and challenged me when it was needed. There's been a significant shift in the way I see myself now and I enjoyed my time being coached by Hefin. I found him to be very competent in coaching in any topic area.