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ActionCOACH celebrates European Business Excellence

April 25th, 2017

Over 1000 business owners and coaches from all over Europe gathered in Harrogate in April  for the 2017 Business Excellence Forum and Awards.  Attendees enjoyed 2 days of world class speakers and a prestigious awards ceremony, where top level business performance was recognised and celebrated.

This year’s conference speakers were:

Professor Steve Peters, author of the best-selling personal development book, ‘The Chimp Paradox,’ a simple yet innovative method for understanding how the brain functions.  He has worked with Liverpool Football Club, England Football, Team GB Cycling, England Rugby and snooker star Ronnie O’Sullivan.  Visit Steve’s website

Baroness Michelle Mone, entrepreneur, mentor and adviser to the UK Government on start up businesses. In her 20 year career, she has gone from designing lingerie to becoming a global entrepreneur and public speaker.  Visit Michelle’s website

Richard Maloney, the pioneer behind the Engage & Grow programme, designed to activate employees and business teams to become fully engaged and more profitable.  He leads a team of employee engagement experts across 52 countries and is also personally associated with 8 elite sports teams throughout Australia.  Visit Richard’s website

Brad Sugars, founder and Chairman of ActionCOACH.  Recognised as the world’s number 1 business coach, he has a string of best selling business books to his name, and it is his mission to deliver education and training to as many people as possible, with the ultimate goal of a coach in every business.  Visit Brad’s Profitmasters website

Dr Marshall Goldsmith, a world authority in helping successful leaders get even better.  He was recently recognised as the world’s number 1 leadership thinker and the number 7 business thinker and is the million selling author/editor of 31 books and a the leading expert in his field.  Visit Marshall’s website

Matthew Syed, one of the world’s most influential thinkers on the science of high performance, having advised the likes of Google, Goldman Sachs, Arsenal FC and the Harvard School of Government. In addition, Matthew is a columnist for the Times, the author of two acclaimed books and won Gold at the 2002 Commonwealth Games for table tennis.  Visit Matthew’s website

Philip Hesketh, extremely entertaining professional speaker on The Psychology of Persuasion and Influence. He sold his own advertising agency after 16 years of consecutive growth, with the agency billing £48 million and employing 150 people.  Visit Philip’s website

To join us for the 2018 Business Excellence Forum in Liverpool, you can secure your tickets here: BOOK NOW


Relationship Marketing – the Ladder of Loyalty

April 25th, 2017

In this video, Kevin gives some ideas on how to develop customer loyalty, so that your customers stay with you long term and spend more money with you!

How to get 12 hours of work into 5 hours per day

April 22nd, 2017


Many business owners I meet have the same wish:

“ If only I had a few more hours each day to get things done!”

The reality is that there’s only ever going to be 24 hours in a day and frankly, if you are working for more than 50 hours per week, some part of your life is going to be suffering, whether it be your health, family, fitness or enjoyment.  Now, putting up with this for the first few years of your business is a must – nothing is built without some hard work to get it going.  However, if after year 3 there is not an improvement and you’re working long hours because you have to and not because you want to, then something is wrong. Continue reading “How to get 12 hours of work into 5 hours per day” »

How to Target your Marketing

April 18th, 2017


Within any business, marketing is one of the most important but least understood skills for a business owner to master.  Many businesses manage to grow without any knowledge of what their marketing really consists of, what aspects of what they do actually work and what alternatives they have to maintain that growth, even when the market place in which they are trading is flat or in decline. Continue reading “How to Target your Marketing” »

Customer Feedback – the Breakfast of Champions!

April 13th, 2017


The great thing about playing competitive sport at a high enough level is that you get instantaneous feedback from the crowd.  Do something good and you are rewarded with cheers and shouts of joy and excitement.  Do something bad, and the result will be just as quick, although not as enjoyable.  If only the results were so obvious in our business! Continue reading “Customer Feedback – the Breakfast of Champions!” »

Client Retention – Climbing the Ladder of Loyalty

April 12th, 2017

In this brief video, business coach Kevin Stansfield will show you how to build customer loyalty and how this will benefit your business.

Why Culture is the Foundation of a Great Business

March 28th, 2017

The ability to attract, retain and develop a successful team is absolutely vital if a business is to grow.  In fact, for some smaller businesses, being unable to build a good team prevents any growth at all.  I regularly hear comments like “I employed people once but it was a nightmare, what with all the regulations and tax implications and the need to supervise and train them, so I got rid of them and am happier on my own.” Continue reading “Why Culture is the Foundation of a Great Business” »

Why Being a Company Director is so Hard

March 15th, 2017

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Have you ever wondered why reaching the top is not all that you hoped it would be, when you were lower down the ladder?  The biggest reason that managers and directors find life at the top so hard is that the skills that got them into that position can act against them when they are there.  It’s not like a sport, where you just get better at one thing.  Everything changes when you get to the top of your business, and you are actually playing a completely different game. Continue reading “Why Being a Company Director is so Hard” »

Local Business Coaches Become Published Authors!

March 14th, 2017

Business coaches Kevin Stansfield and Colin Harding from ActionCOACH Solent have both just published their first business books!  Kevin and Colin have spent the last 5 years working with business owners in Hampshire to grow and improve their businesses, and with the publication of their new books, will be able to help even more business owners to take their businesses to the next level.

Kevin’s book “Profit Builders” is available to buy now from the ActionCOACH Solent offices for just £10.  Contact us to secure your copy!

Colin is currently looking for local business owners to provide case studies for the second edition of his book, “Up Your Business Profits.”  If you’d like to help Colin by having a 45 minute meeting with him to review areas of your business where profitability can be improved and allowing him to use the results in his book, please contact Colin at the ActionCOACH Solent offices on 02380 560833.

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Kevin’s second book “The Big Dipper” will be published later this year and is available for pre-order now!

Make Social Media Marketing Work for Your Business!

March 9th, 2017

Does your business “do” social media and digital marketing?  If so, do you know what your return on investment is?  If you’ve not got to grips with making social media work for your business, you’re not alone.  Maybe you don’t know where to start, you lack the skills or the time, you tried it once and it didn’t work, or you just don’t really see the benefits for your business.  Well, here are some statistics for you that may make you want to try again! Continue reading “Make Social Media Marketing Work for Your Business!” »