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Home | Catalyst Coaching & Mentoring2018-12-17T18:24:26+00:00

‘Executive Coaching, Mentoring,

Team Coaching & Group Facilitation’

Every top athlete and sports team has a coach to help them be the best they can be. Business leaders, senior managers and business teams can now be afforded the same level of support through our Executive Coaching, Mentoring, Team Coaching and Group Facilitation. Our aim is to help clients ‘unlock insight and transform performance’, improving the personal performance of key individuals, their teams and the business, to be the best they can be.

Business leaders, senior managers and business teams regularly face stressful or challenging situations. They may be facing demanding growth or profit improvement targets, changes in competitor or market conditions, internal cultural or people issues, a merger or business exit or you may simply acknowledge that certain members of your senior team are stretched and would benefit from some targeted support that will really make a difference to them personally, and also to the business.

Our Executive Coaching, Mentoring, Team Coaching and Group Facilitation are all tailored to focus on your specific needs and objectives. Our team of qualified practitioners bring a powerful blend of seasoned and experienced practitioners, practical business experience and a toolkit of techniques to deliver demonstrable and tangible results.

Please call or email us to find out how we can help you and your business.

Why and when could Catalyst help you?

‘Clients tell us that our Executive Coaching, Mentoring, Team Coaching and Group Facilitation have delivered significant benefits for their organisation’s performance, particularly when exploring or developing new opportunities or experiencing change or  challenge. These opportunities and challenges are varied in nature, complexity and scope, and impact both the organisation as a whole and its people individually.’

People

  • Enhancing growth and performance of most valued colleagues
  • Role transitions – being prepared for promotion or recently promoted
  • Addressing specific performance issues with senior colleagues
  • Business leaders striving for the right ‘work-life’ balance
  • Enhancing collaboration
  • Managing periods of high stress
  • Challenging growth, profit or performance targets
  • Undertaking significant change
  • Prioritisation and time management
  • Improving feedback

Organisation

  • Changing culture and behaviours
  • Developing and exploring a vision for the business
  • Strategy and business planning
  • Generating new ideas
  • Business growth
  • Addressing complex business issues
  • Exploring and evaluation options
  • Gaining consensus in decision making
  • Business performance and profitability improvement
  • Fundraising / sale of business / change of control
  • Periods of major change
  • Improving team working and team dynamics

If you are looking to explore similar opportunities or facing any of these challenges, please call or email us to find out how we could help you

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How Can We Help?

Let Catalyst help you ‘Unlock Insights & Transform Performance’ through services tailored to meet your specific needs and objectives

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We Get Results

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definite improvement in business performance
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broad improvement in personal performance
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broad improvement in the way that they work
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exceeded their initial expectations (100% met or exceeded)
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What Our Clients Say

Businesses of all sizes and sectors across London and the South East
trust and value what we do

“He simplified the complex brilliantly and was very easy to work with!  We would have no hesitation in recommending him”

“We design and make jewellery, which we sell in our own two stores, online and to 150 jewellery retailers and department stores around the country. We both have a degree in jewellery design. Dan is also a qualified gemologist and diamond expert. Our interest and passion is in making great jewellery to be worn and treasured so we are not great business people.

Alan helped us dissect and understand the dynamics of our complex and growing business through our financial analysis and reporting.  This was absolutely critical for us to ensure we focused on the right areas and made the right investment decisions across our retail stores, concessions, mail-order and online businesses”.

Dan Dower & Diane Hall, Owners, Dower & Hall, Jewellery Design, Manufacture, Wholesale and Retail

“We uncovered extremely interesting insights and generated new perspectives and ideas – So refreshing!”

“It has been invaluable having an executive level confidant that I trust and can speak to openly. I have worked closely with Alan to explore many areas including how I get the best out of my senior team by aligning their roles with their personal strengths, as well as the market needs. This is driving fantastic results! We also worked on building stronger relationships with my peers and other board members with notable success. Alan helped me prepare for and facilitated for me an off-site ‘Strategy Day’ workshop with my Directors. Using Alan as the facilitator allowed me to contribute to the session and really listen to and understand the views of my team”.

Managing Director, Private Banking

“Alan’s insight was invaluable from the outset… I would happily recommend Alan to anyone wishing to step up their game!”

He helped me quickly change how I am perceived by colleague’s, injected real clarity and conciseness in my style of communication. He also helped me address the biggest challenges facing my team – product visioning and the prioritisation and management of complex technology R&D projects. The latter being so effective that similar processes are already adopted elsewhere in my organisation. Alan is very easy to work with and his relaxed but professional style is both supportive and challenging. I very quickly became comfortable with sharing both personal and business challenges with him, enabling me to be more confident in my work abilities“.

Research & Integration Manager, International High Tech Engineering Company

“We worked closely to resolve a significant fundamental barrier to growing our sales, which I had been aware of for years”

“I work at the sharp end (sales) in a very competitive and challenging sector. A mentor was offered to support me in achieving a very challenging increase in sales targets. The mentoring sessions were probing but sensitive and caused me to look at my actions and behaviours very differently. Whilst I would regard myself as a seasoned sales professional, Alan shared with me different approaches to sales and marketing. We worked closely to resolve a significant fundamental barrier to growing our sales, which I had been aware of for years. We built a compelling business case to articulate the barrier and outlined the recommended solution. My Managing Director really liked my recommendations and I am in the process of implementing them”.

Head of Sales, Major UK Structural Steel Company

“I have really enjoyed having a seasoned businessman to share and explore my challenges and find structured solutions”

“Prior to commencing this arrangement I had a successful business but needed guidance and support to take it to the next level. Alan has helped me to identify and prioritise opportunities and services which will be the basis of taking the business to the next level whilst clarifying focus on both personal and professional objectives”.

Robert McCartney, Managing Director, Specialist Healthcare Consultancy

“Would I recommend Alan to somebody looking for a coach or mentor? Without hesitation!”

“Alan provided fresh new perspectives on my business. Working together we repositioned the business in the market, and developed and clarified our core services and business focus. Alan provides both encouragement and firm challenge both in a relaxed and supportive manner”.

Jason Rainbird, Director, Flowbird Ltd, Customer Growth Consultancy

“I have highly valued his opinions, guidance and support and the openness and integrity with which he delivers them”

“I needed to start shaping my business, ultimately for sale. Alan quickly understood our complex sector and provided clear and practical guidance on what a purchaser would be looking for and importantly, what would make a difference to the valuation. He introduced me to some of his corporate finance and private equity contacts to get some independent and professional feedback, which was really interesting”.

Owner, Leading UK Soft Fruit Propagation Company

“Alan is a very sharp strategist… I now have a business that is better, more profitable and has a sustainable future”

“My original business model was beginning to stifle my ongoing growth and Alan helped me to address this by developing new services that built naturally on the businesses’ core competencies”.

James Jones, Owner & Managing Director, Carisbrook Ltd, Property Business

“…valuable commercial guidance and many productivity improvement ideas”

“Alan is a well-seasoned and accomplished businessman with a passion for sharing his experience and expertise. Working together he gave me valuable commercial guidance and many productivity improvement ideas. I couldn’t have wanted for a more affable individual to work with!”

Mike Heselden, Director, Premium Surveyors Ltd, Chartered Building Surveyors

“He is a very knowledgeable guy and very easy to work with!”

“Alan’s style is great for helping me think through some of the more important and complex day-to-day and people challenges in running my business. We have worked on how to get the best from my senior people and he demonstrated considerable expertise looking at the potential for entering a new market”.

Managing Director, National Medical Product Provider

“I had hit a plateau in growing my online business, which operates in a small niche of a competitive market”.

“After talking over my business with me, Alan articulated a core contradiction in the business model which I had yet to realise. Having Alan’s expert outside input was crucial in helping me take a step back from the day-to-day of running the business and see the bigger picture, which has in turn help me adapt”.

Francis Holmer, Owner, Ripped-Kit, Sports foods on-line retailer

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