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.

Get in touch with me via this website, or on LinkedIn, Twitter, Google+.

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.