THE BIGGEST RISK YOU CAN TAKE, IS TO DO NOTHING – Brad Sugars
- clarity about where they want to get to and the actions required to get there
- an ‘unreasonable friend’ who will support you, challenge them and keep them accountable
- the experience and wisdom of a mentor who has run multi-million pound businesses, managed large teams and consulted to some of the world’s leading companies
- access to the world’s most proven business growth system.
Our purpose is to grow the Norfolk economy by helping business owners take their companies from good to GREAT. We won’t take on clients that we don’t believe we can help, so we’re looking for people who:
- want to take their business to the next level
- are motivated to take action in the short-term to be successful in the long-term
- are open-minded enough to make some changes to achieve their goals.
If that sounds like you, click below to set up a no-obligation chat.
"I was introduced to Mark on a Zoom call with BNI Norfolk during The Great Coronavirus Lockdown of 2020 when he was kindly providing free of charge consultative calls to anyone in business to support our local business community.Tom Hayden - Director at Delocate, Norwich
I work routinely with business coaches to better myself and my business so I can say with authority that Mark is up there with the best. His approach is to pose patient, light-hearted, but deeply probing questions that lead one to realise all on their own (or so it seems) what approach they should take. To be able to do this, he clearly has an incredible ability to grasp what a business does and the opportunities for it, as well as understanding the owners of that business remarkably well.
For us, Mark teased out the realisation that the reason a lot of folks did not quite understand what we do, is because we had failed to frame it clearly and concisely. Moreover, he drove me to the realisation that the core thing we are good at and enjoy doing was conspicuous only by its absence in our services line-up!
With Mark’s painful, but oh-so-nourishing questions ringing in our ears we set about refining our ‘product suite’, customer journeys, and elevator pitches. Now done, we feel so much more in control, comfortable, and motivated.
There is no doubt Mark has made a great deal of impact to the fortunes of our business and I wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone looking to improve the prospects of theirs."
“Working with Mark has completely changed the way I think about my business and its potential. I have learnt more about running a business since working with him than I ever did before.
Before starting with Mark my business was successful but mostly through hard graft and working long hours. I was often in the office late and even when I was at home, my mind was partly on the business. When I met Mark, I quickly realised I would be better off with him alongside me, helping me to grow the business. Working with a coach has changed how I think about everything. I used to make decisions based on what I felt was right. Now we test and measure what we do, so we make decisions based on solid data and what works.
I also feel part of a bigger network of business owners now which makes running my company feel less lonely.
As well as feeling better about things, coaching is also bringing business results. Working with Mark has helped us to grow our revenue and profits in our existing business and we’re growing into new areas which could be a game-changer for us.
If you’d have asked me whether I needed business coaching a year ago, I wouldn’t have even considered it. But now I’m working with Action Coach I wish I’d done it years ago. I’ve got a clear plan for what to do, am much more focused on the future of the business and have someone who can support and challenge me to get where I want to be.
I would highly recommend having Mark as a coach to any Norfolk business, however big or small. It’s one of the best business decisions I ever made.”Liam Blofeld - LGB Plumbing and Heating Ltd
"Mark’s reputation precedes him - I was aware of him as a big hitter with leading international HR consultancy before we met in humble Norfolk. Recently Mark has been helping me with some business coaching. He quickly identified an issue or development area that I get side tracked in - it’s great seeing yourself on a poster or in the press but rarely translates to an enquiry for my business. Mark gave me a couple of tools to eat the frog - to focus on what is most important, which is providing excellent HR support to our clients and in that way build and grow the business. Highly recommended."Peter Lawrence - Human Capital Department
"I first started working with Mark when there was a change in management structure in my business. I felt the business had lost its way and had become less fun. I wanted some expert guidance, an objective view and to rekindle my enjoyment for the business while growing revenues and profits.
After just 4 months working with him, I have achieved all the objectives we set out to. Revenues have grown by around 50% since the start of coaching. Profits are up significantly (and have more than paid for the investment in coaching). Projects are running more smoothly and effectively and I have a clear sense of where we are heading and what we are doing.
Perhaps most important of all I have refound my passion for the business. I am really enjoying it again and am excited about what the future holds. When we started working together I scored a 3/10 for how much I was enjoying the business. Now I’m a 9/10!
Working with a business coach felt like a big step to begin with, but it has really helped me to get control of the business and have a clear vision for the future. The next step is to grow the team and really ramp up to allow more clients to get a great online presence.
I would highly recommend working with Mark if you want to grow and improve your business and yourself. As long as you’re willing to implement the ideas and recommendations, it’s a no-brainer."Ryan Seymour - West Norfolk Web Design
"As a new company the advice we received was immeasurably helpful, talking with Mark really helped us focus on moving the business past the planning stage and helped get the ball rolling. I'm sure without his advice we would still be pondering how to start.
He had a wide range of knowledge on everything from businesses management to advice about advertising and social media, as well as going above and beyond to connect us with some fantastic local business who can help us create our brand into something amazing.
Mark also gave me the personal confidence to push the business to the next stage and not get stuck over planning every element.
The process of starting a new company is daunting at the best of times but when
lockdown came into the mix the challenge was even harder, Mark helped me push through the challenges and break down the elements of business to help me put my focus in the right places and get things moving in the right direction.
I feel that any business large or small, established or new, can benefit from his expert coaching.
I can't thank him enough for his time and would recommend him to any business owner."Bethan Odgers - Fenland Hampers
"Mark has been supporting me in my transition into my role as a Managing Director during very difficult times.
By providing me with thinking and working strategies his support is allowing me to have a wider vision of the business, concentrating efforts in those specific areas which are essential for business growth.
At a more personal level his coaching is helping me focus thoughts and deal with daily problems in a much more practical way, improving time management. I am very grateful to have someone like Mark as a coach and sounding board, and would recommend him to anyone else looking to improve their business."Alex Carazo Zuurmond - Director at Luxoom
"Mark William’s business coaching has helped me to refocus on the priorities of my business. I had never needed a coach before and felt unsure what I was letting myself in for. Lockdown has brought my project to a standstill and I couldn’t find a way to get it off the ground. Mark has this wonderful way of asking questions that made me think of possibilities, helping me gradually to think outside the box. As an Action Coach, he has provoked me to be accountable for my own actions and the hour of coaching was the best decision I had made for a long time. I would highly recommend him."Miriam Blyth - Director at mirbly.com
"Mark helped me take more control of difficult situations and be proactive in dealing with conflict. The lessons and advice I took from the coaching still serve me well today. I am happy to recommend coaching with Mark for anyone who wants to make a change and get better results in their business and advance their careers.”Rashid Abdulla - CEO, DP World, Europe and Russia
"As a project of national economic importance, at times it was stressful, but Mark adopted an ever-present professional, agile and calming approach that ensured a highly successful outcome. I would always recommend Mark and I will continue to work with him in other engagements.”Jon Morton - Leadership and Learning Director
"Mark never held back when he could see that I could do better. He pushed me to achieve levels of performance that I didn’t believe I was capable of. His guidance and advice has stuck with me throughout the years. Most impressively, Mark manages to do all of this with a brilliant sense of humour which makes it a pleasure to work with and be coached by him.”Nicole Richardson - Al Ghurair Group
“Before I worked with Mark I was always a little sceptical about business coaching and I couldn’t really understand how someone who wasn’t from my industry would be able to help me. The business had been growing really well and getting great feedback so I questioned why I would need any help.
What I hadn’t thought about though was how the business was working for me. How happy I was working every hour I could find to grow the business, support my staff and keep increasing our profits year on year. Like most business owners, I worked long hours but didn’t really have a vision of where we were heading. Without Mark I still wouldn’t know where I was heading. He has really helped me identify where I want to be at certain stages over the coming years and I’m now on track to achieve in 6 months what I assumed would take several years. The coaching has helped get me really focused, and I’m now really excited to be able to work a 4 day week for the first time in my life.
Since starting coaching I have a clear vision of the future, have a plan in place to get there, and feel more in control of our destiny. And on top of all that we’re achieving our best results ever and have been voted Best Estate Agent Office in the UK.
For anyone considering coaching I honestly would say to jump right in, have a conversation with Mark and go from there. There is no reason why any business shouldn’t have some form of coaching and Mark is very friendly, approachable and without him I would still be working long hours and have no plan for how to start ticking off those life dreams. He helps you get the best out of yourself and I would 100% recommend him.”Mark Ewin - Mark Ewin Estate Egents