I started my own accountancy business when I was 22 and sold it twenty years later for a six-figure sum.
My role was to start and grow the business, attract clients, recruit and manage staff, and help and support our small business clients with the same issues, particularly their finances. I was fortunate to enjoy part-time Finance Director roles and relationships – often for many years – with UK entrepreneurs and small businesses, many of whom went on to become household names.
Over and above accounting and small business issues, the vital lifeline I provided to my clients was advice, support and wisdom of a self-development nature, encouraging them to grow as business people as part of having a wonderful life. My raison d’etre is to empower, inspire and uplift so that running your own business and/or having a wonderful life becomes lighter and easier, and your happiness and success come sooner.
Next I discovered coaching and during the ensuing fifteen years I have built another business which has been challenging yet terrifically good fun. I have partnered with some of the most stimulating personal development colleagues who have eased and enlightened my own journey. I consider myself very fortunate indeed in this regard, well connected and supported. Theirs is often the wisdom I share, alongside my own which is born of real-life experience at the coalface of small business ownership for nearly forty years.
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