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 mindset you’re currently going through right now, chances are I might understand, and certainly help.
My experience has enabled me to bring ‘Big Business Thinking’ to the SME world, helping business owners who want to get to that next stage but are stuck and don’t know where to go next.
I have created my own unique SCALE Model® to openly share and transfer to others. This model (and philosophy) is a framework for how to scale your business (without growing broke) enabling an Exit. By Exit, I mean more time, financial freedom, the opportunity to invest in other ventures, or to simply take the summer holidays off to spend with friends and family.
I’m 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 was on Dent Singapore.