I went from small time entrepreneur, to SME business owner and finally onto Senior Executive in a multi-million pound corporation in just ten years – all without a single official business management qualification to my name.
Impressive right? Well, yes, I set-up my own business in 1991 using a little bit of office space lent to me by some friends, which despite not having a purpose, went on to successfully exit. And many years later I generated some impressive results as CEO at a multinational corporation, turning a loss of £250k per month to celebrating its first £1 of profit in just a matter of months.
BUT it took a lot of blood, sweat and tears. Literally. I’ve lived through the lows, the struggles, pains, long-hours and sleepless nights. And I’ve experienced the empowerment, pride, liberation and wealth that personal development and business transformation can bring. So, whatever stage you and your business are at, chances are I might understand, and certainly help.
I’ve developed a series of programs, systems, frameworks, products, Clubs, (and soon to be published book) to enable super-ambitious business owners translate “big business” thinking and apply it to small and medium-sized companies.
I have created my own unique SCALE Model to openly share and transfer to others. This model is a framework for how to rapidly grow your business enabling an exit and it has earned companies hundreds of millions and is applicable from start-ups to corporate giants.
I am now a Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI®) Qualified Practitioner which means I can help you understand your personality type and introduce it to your business to support many functions and situations including: managing others, development of leadership skills, conflict resolution, executive coaching and change management.
In April 2017, we formed a Partnership with Dent Global, the worldwide leaders in strategy and technology for entrepreneurial businesses, to support the rising numbers of entrepreneurial teams across Asia. As newly appointed Chairman of Dent Asia, my initial focus is on Dent Singapore. We’ve been working closely with the Dent team for over three years and having been through their Key Person of Influence, 24Assets and CDE programs first-hand as a business owner, I know the mountain of value entrepreneurs are sitting on, yet they simply don’t know it, or aren’t exploiting it. At the centre of everything we do at Advocate Business Services is balance; and giving business owners a choice of balance. Thanks to the success of our own Scale Model™ philosophies and methodologies, we are now in the unique position to support entrepreneurs and SMEs in both the UK, Singapore and across Asia – and at such an exciting time with the rapid growth of entrepreneurialism across Asia.