I’m Jon, I help professionals like you grow their firms from 5 to 50 employees – and do it sustainably, profitably, and whilst enjoying the ride. I think it’s really important not to sacrifice your soul to your work – read on for how I walk this talk!
I’ve worked with thousands of people in the accountancy and legal professions – from small businesses to large practices. Most of the time, I work one-to-one with owners of small firms, helping them improve their sales and marketing as well as their leadership skills.
I might not be what you expect from a business coach. I am on record for saying that coaching and training are a waste of time – unless they make a difference. (I love learning – but it has to have a practical purpose for me). My business blog is well known for its quirky take on accepted business practice.
I also contribute to Business Zone, and AccountingWeb, and DeferoLaw, and I co-authored The Go-To Expert with Heather Townsend. I am currently working on a new book: The Next Step – Growing Your Firm From 5 to 50 Employees.
Grow your firm, develop your team, and build your client portfolio
As well as being an MBA, I am a Master in NLP and have more than 30 years’ experience of managing, training, and leadership in business.
You can also call me on 01234 480123 or book a 20 minute phone call in my online diary.
What about the fun that I promised?
Well, I don’t to live to work – I don’t think anyone should. My aim is to get you to a place where you can enjoy the benefits of a successful professional practice without being chained to the office.
I spend most weekends underwater, scuba diving anywhere from the oceans in the Arctic to New Zealand. I am also a diving instructor (learning with a purpose again!)
Our offices are in the middle of a 60 acre country park – marvellous for clearing out mental cobwebs, and a great place for me to pick up my camera again after many years of disuse.
My out-of-work life appears a lot in my writing and presentations – I love metaphor and storytelling to get a point across. Some of the best parts of my work are seeing the audience laugh at my tales whilst nodding and making notes as a realisation sinks in.