Meet the Team
“As one of the UK’s top business coaches, mentors and trainers, my passion is to help business owners and senior executives to realise their full potential and take their businesses to the next level of success.
I have lived and breathed business all my life, starting as a child with parents who both owned their own businesses and so I saw first-hand the successes and challenges that are part of everyday life for business owners. After University, I trained and qualified as a Chartered Accountant, working with owner run businesses and helping them to grow successfully. This taught me what it takes to build and run a great business. Later, I moved on to run my own businesses and build a team to work with me.
After completing an MBA in 2006, I had a change of direction in my career as I wanted to focus more on business planning, growth and development and less on just the finances aspects of businesses. After much research, I decided to join ActionCOACH and undertook their extensive training to become a certified business coach.
For the last 13 years, I have been coaching and training business owners to excel at growing and running their businesses, so that they can make more money and have more time to enjoy it. I am fortunate enough to love what I do, and it gives me enormous satisfaction to see the benefits that coaching, training and mentoring brings to my clients.
In addition to coaching, I have written two business books that I hope will help even more business owners to build and grow successful organisations.
I have been married to Jane for 25 years, and we have a cat and two horses to keep us busy. Outside of work, I enjoy playing golf, tennis and riding my motorcycle.”
Mobile: 0772 0292 032
“I’m passionate about profit. Let’s be honest – that’s really what it all comes down to. I find it really exciting when I help fellow business owners to grow and improve their businesses, which really means … more profit.
I do this by applying my experience and learnings gained from working in the privately owned commercial sector, both in the UK and overseas, and from my 10 years’ coaching experience. Before training as an ActionCOACH Business Coach, I worked for many years as Commercial Director and Arbitrator, and have run my own successful businesses for more than a decade.
The three great things I do for my clients that increase their profits:
- Planning – start with a plan that identifies their required profits and the timeframe for realisation.
- Education – transfer the knowledge and tools to get their required results.
- Implementation – provide accountability to ensure they take the actions to make their plan a reality.
In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my wife Jo and our two grown up sons and our two young grandsons. I also play the ukulele with a local band!”
Mobile: 07966 612235
The Support Team
Jane Reeves ACA – Office Manager & Finance Director
“I am a qualified Chartered Accountant and worked for many years as a public sector auditor, initially with the Audit Commission, which is more interesting than it sounds! I left employment with PricewaterhouseCoopers in 2008 to work with Kevin and help build the coaching business. I am now responsible for looking after the finances and making sure things run as smoothly as possible at our coaching and training centre.
I own 2 horses (or more accurately, they own me), so most of my time outside of work, I’m messing around with them. When not covered in mud, I like going to the cinema or theatre, reading and eating. Oh, and also sky-diving, of course.”
Tel: 02380 560833
Laura Read – PA
“I have worked with the team at ActionCOACH Solent for three years. I am responsible for managing Kevin and Colin’s diaries, liaising with our clients and organising the many events that we run here at the coaching and training centre in Southampton.
Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my 3 children, and supporting the Red Box Project as a local co-ordinator.”
Tel: 02380 560833