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Find out why Agela Belassie (The Write Way) decided to use a business coach

Richard Tidswell, UK based business coach, worked with Angela to identity who she liked working with and why - then how to get in front of them.

He worked with her over several sessions to put together a business strategy, a better pricing plan and adjust marketing material to attract her ideal client. In just a few months she found she had a steadier flow of work, was more confident about her pricing and in a position to turn work away if did not suit her values.

Angela credits the mentoring with tripling her profit within a year.

1. Why did you decide to use a business coach?

I felt as if my business had started to stagnate. Also, I was extremely busy, a little stressed, and didn’t feel as if my achievements or income reflected my efforts. I decided I needed clearer direction and that a good business coach would help me to achieve this.

2.Why did use Richard Tidswell and Business Drs?

The Business Drs had been recommended to me by other business contacts. I had met Richard at several events and always found him easy to talk to. I explained my situation and he agreed to meet for a coffee. I researched his work and found he had over two decades’ experience in launching and developing businesses. But, more importantly, I found him to be insightful, knowledgeable and he quickly understood the issues I was facing. He also told me about Growth Voucher funding for business coaching, which I applied for and was awarded.

3.How did you find the coaching?

After just one session I came away with a much clearer vision of what I wanted from my business and who I wanted to work with. I looked forward to our meetings and it was an opportunity to raise concerns with a neutral party. I also had homework, which meant I got on with many things I’d been planning to do for my own business but tended to put on a back burner. As well as working together to put a strategy in place, it was an opportunity to put things into perspective.

4.How has the work benefited you?

I feel as if I have regained control. Before I was overly busy and didn’t have time to set out clear objectives. We are still working on an overall strategy, but already I have a clearer business vision and understanding of how to achieve it. I now feel more comfortable turning work away, if appropriate, but my income is more stable than before.

5. Would you recommend Richard?

Definitely. He has a wealth of knowledge and expertise, but a down-to-earth approach.

6. Anything to add?

Richard is easy to talk to and helped put me in touch with various useful contacts, which was outside of his remit as a business coach. Business coaching has been extremely valuable for me and I believe many business owners could benefit from it. To get the most out of it, it helps to do your homework and take the advice on board.

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