Why did you become an ActionCOACH?
I loved business and business challenges and would often talk for hours with friends and people I came into contact with about their business and ideas that might help their businesses. I loved this aspect of business and felt I wanted to do more to support more businesses across the country.
What do you love about being an ActionCOACH?
Every day is different. Every call with every client is different. As an ActionCOACH I invest hours of my time on strategically growing businesses and supporting business owners to transform their businesses and their lives. Having started my working life under the tutelage of Feargal Quinn in Superquinn, The ethos, values and approach of ActionCOACH was an amazing fit and a great next step for me in my career.
How has being an ActionCOACH impacted you most?
My confidence and competence levels have changed dramatically since joining ActionCOACH. From spending a majority of my working time “In” the business as a retail manager, to investing time “On” the strategic growth of our client’s businesses as well as our own business has been life changing. The other huge impact has been on work / life balance. Retail can be relentless, long hours, weekends with very little time off around the busy retail seasonal times, especially
Christmas. Since joining ActionCOACH, I have spent the last 2 New Years Days on a beach in Spain with my wife and some really good friends.
What has been you biggest impact on your clients?
Generally, the biggest impact has been clarity. The realisation, not always suddenly, that they can work a little bit smarter and not have to work so hard. The change on people’s mindsets is also a huge impact, helping to shift from a Can’t to a Can do attitude. Of Course, increasing profitability is also really important, but this generally follows the clarity and focus generation.
What has been your greatest Highlight to date?
Helping to improve the position of a business year on year, from €25k to €142k and to see the effect this has on the business owner is incredible. Equally so is to see the change in a business owner, who was so overwhelmed by the business they could hardly breath at times, to see the same person in such control of their business now, WOW, so rewarding as a Coach.