Pinky Pal – Martin “The Warrior” Warrillow
I’m a massive believer that every business owner needs to have a mentor or coach to work with them. Over the years we have worked with different coaches and each time made some progress. Over the last two years, working with Doug D’Aubrey of Executive Training and Consultancy we have grown the business by 112% and that’s not all!
I have known Doug for over eight years, however, the time to work together was right in July 2015. We were struggling terribly with cash flow, stuck on 85 clients and unable to grow due to space constraints working from home. Doug talked to me about my goals, both for the business and personally, then he went away and came up with a three-year plan.
The last two years have been a blast! We changed our cash flow situation overnight with simple actions – that was the start! Within 18 months we had increased the client base to 130 clients, we are actually behind on our growth of the number of clients, however, because we now have clients that have bigger turnovers, we are on target with the growth. The business is more than double where we were, and I think that is pretty damn good!
Part of the plan was to find offices for the business with a goal of moving in by the end of the 36 month programme, however we achieved this after only 22 months and we are now in the process of purchasing a second unit of offices, part of which will be rented out, the rest will allow for further expansion of the business.
It is important to have the right coach, they have to be able to work with you and your team and Doug has made sure that he has always included key members of my team in the plans, this ensures we are always working together. One of the other massive changes in my business is the fact that I now have a good exit strategy which allows for the longevity of the business and an excellent retirement plan for me.
A great business coach is worth their weight in gold and we highly recommend Doug. For more information about Doug and his company, or to get a free business review contact Doug on
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