You won’t find Michael on the LinkedIn list of 779,000+ UK Coaches as he hasn’t a single letter of coaching accreditation to his name; but his structured approach and emotional intelligence, combined with decades of leadership experience and strategic delivery, along with knowing when to ask the right questions at the right time, have enabled him to inspire, instil and mentor individual performance.
It might help to think of a mentor as an experienced and trusted advisor, with whom you have an enduring relationship based on confidentiality and respect, that enables you to tap into their experience and expertise. As The Value Innovator Michael’s purpose is to add value to businesses and their people; he has mentored executives in start-ups, scale-ups and larger established businesses; where he has been able to share his extensive experience, knowledge and expertise.
“Mentoring is a brain to pick, an ear to listen and a push in the right direction.”
John C. Crosby – Politician, Solicitor & Banker (1859-1943)
The agenda is set by the client with Michael providing bespoke support and guidance to help them develop specific skills, deal with particular challenges, transition into new roles, realise potential and generally make a greater value contribution to the business. The sessions tend to address the immediate issues and challenges facing the individual in their business, at the outset of each session; in a structured, relevant and deliverable process that leaves them better equipped and more confident about facing future challenges – as well as more focused on the remaining session.
“Just a very quick note to thank you so much for your time over our two sessions. It was (and will be) a huge help and was extremely thought provoking. What is so great is that it has given me a clear line of actions and opportunities. As you say, strategies do not need to be complicated! So, thank you again”.
Edward Theakston – Managing Director in Licensed Trade
“Interestingly what I arranged to see you for, we didn’t get round to discussing as you raised something I didn’t expect and it proved to be worth more to me than what I was hoping to get out of the meeting, thank you !”
Greta Hegedus- Founder in Nutrition
“In a very short space of time, Michael got to the heart of my issues. This was a monumental shift in my mindset and one that will create huge value within my business and focus for the next quarter. A highly recommended value creator and communicator!”
Paul Rhodes – Managing Director in Software
“Michael, really appreciate your time and feedback. Sometimes you get so caught up in the business you lose grasp on the basics, it was a much-needed eye-opener!”
Anthony Green – Operations Director in Animation
“I can personally highly recommend Michael for 1-2-1 mentoring. His advice was absolutely invaluable to us in our family business. It is interesting how an outside set of eyes can put a different take on things. We were so pleased we asked him to help, it was money well spent for us”
Sophie – Owner of a 3rd Generation Family Business in West Sussex
Mentoring sessions are usually face to face in person, however the impact of lockdown during Covid19, transitioned some of the sessions to face to face online, which proved successful and are now being offered to suit individual needs and requirements.
If you are considering a Mentor for your business call Michael on 07817 305 122 to discuss what you’re looking for and how you’d like to progress – in person or online.