What our Business/Executive Coaching Clients say about Coaching 4 Success

We have had the pleasure of working with many business owners, CEO’s, managing directors, directors, senior managers, managing partners, partners, ’emerging leaders’, team players and teams in over 40 business sectors.

Some of the sectors in which we have coached include:

*Professional Services: Consultancy Companies, Coaching Companies, Accountants, Solicitors
*Financial Services: Banking, Building Societies, Fund Management, Insurance Companies
*Business Services: Cleaning, IT, Telecommunications, Training, Recruitment
*Engineering: Electronics , Fabrication, Marine, Precision Engineering, Security, High Performance Pumps
*Manufacturing: Chemicals, Food, Packaging – Plastic and Cardboard, Plastics, Engineering, Furniture
*Logistics: Distribution, Warehousing, Fulfillment
*Printing: Screen, Digital, Signage, Publishing
*Retail: Food, Toys, Hardware, Motor Dealerships,Business Banking, Building Society, Financial Services
*Wholesale: Food, Fragrance & Chemicals
*Power: Utilities, Waste Management, Lighting
*Construction: New Build, Turnkey, Restoration, Fit out, Housing, Management Services, Civil, Piling, Property Development
*Enterprise: Charity
*Healthcare: Care Homes, Products
*Size of Organisation: Start up to £2500m

Corporate and SME:

Barclays Bank Plc, ISG Plc, K Com Plc, Barnes Construction Ltd, Ipswich Building Society, Sir Robert McAlpine Ltd, D S Smith (Packaging) Ltd, Premier Foods Ltd, Fyffes Ltd, Keir Group, C I Photonics Ltd, GTC (UK) Ltd, Advanced Power Ltd, Healthcare Homes Ltd, Thomas Ridley & Son Ltd, Tobar Ltd, MR King & Sons Ltd, Hammonds of Halesworth, Lovewell Blake Accountancy, Jackaman Smith and Mulley Solicitors, Barker Gotelee Solicitors, Clean Quest Ltd, Piling Solutions Ltd, Jackson Civil Engineering Ltd, Alstons Ltd, Hoseasons Holidays Ltd, V C Cooke Ltd, Century Logistics Ltd, Ultra Precision Engineering Ltd, FSM Engineering Ltd, Smith & Pinching Insurance Services Ltd, Saffron Insurance Services Ltd, Saffron Building Society, Huntleigh Healthcare, The Morton Partnership, CPI William Clowes Ltd, Hotel Victoria, Small and Co Marine Engineering Ltd, SSDM Ltd, Multicolor Ltd, Sanctuary Personnel, IP Four Ltd, Light Blue Software Ltd, Magstar Ltd, Results Consortium Ltd, Global Power and Controls Ltd, St John’s Housing Association, Evolved Networks Ltd, Signs Express Ltd, Cambridge Printers Ltd, Must Have Ltd, SRS Aromatics Ltd …

Public Sector:

Norfolk County Council Education, Suffolk County Council Education, SMRE.


“As Managing Director there are times when you need external business support despite thinking that you can always do it on your own. When I first met John I wasn’t sure what to expect but very soon recognised the value not just for me but also for my team. John has certainly challenged us by asking the difficult questions that others would not ask. John rapidly understood the business and the dynamic within the team. He has provided us the focus necessary to grow from a business that traditionally has been commodity driven to become one focused on growth and performance. As a result we have seen our most successful performance since the business was first founded, seventy years ago. I would strongly recommend John to any business leader seeking to take themselves, their team and their business to the next level.”

Allan Eastwood – Managing Director – Lignacite Ltd

“Before we met John of Coaching 4 Success we were a very small team and the company was experiencing rapid growth it was all hands on deck. The key challenge that was facing me and the business before I met with John was time management and focus. As John was recommended to me I had no hesitation in engaging him. The results we got from working with him speak for themselves. We now have an increased focus on areas that needed improvement with recommendations on resources that would help us achieve our goals. The company has since continued to grow at a pace of over 25 per cent a year and this year moved to new larger premises.

The key things that I most liked about working with John were the mapping out the company’s strength and weaknesses and also ways to implement a growth strategy with key milestones/targets. John combines his prior experience of running businesses, networking, with up to date theory and delivers this in his coaching with crystal clear communication.

I would certainly recommend him to anyone wishing to grow their business. He is professional, resourceful, knowledgeable, independent and really likeable. I won’t hesitate to be using John again in the future”

Alex Godfrey – Director – Foso Vending (Twyfords To You Ltd)

John quickly absorbed the concepts of our complex and very unusual business and, using his wealth of experience, was able to challenge my ideas and practices.  This enabled me to sanity-check what I was doing and where I was heading with our business.  John was also able to spot the logic and sense in lots of the things I was doing and so, didn’t waste time asking “why?” or “what?” because he could join the dots himself.

In less than 12 months our turnover has doubled, John has undoubtedly played a part in our success and I would recommend him to any business.

Chris Billings – MD – ETP Card Processing Ltd

“As a CEO there are times you need external business support;  a sounding board and someone who can challenge by asking the difficult questions that others may shy away from. John is an astute listener who can help you get to the crux of an issue quickly, using subtle but skilled coaching techniques.   He was able to assist both me and several members of my team as they took on new roles and experienced a large period of change in the organisation. I would recommend John to anyone who is keen to identify personal and professional goals, and those who wish to achieve at the highest level.”

Paul Winter – CEO – Ipswich Building Society

“Coaching has helped me improve my leadership skills to a level I never thought I could achieve. It has also helped me look at many aspects of the business that I had overlooked and is improving customer service and business performance.”

Rupert Marlow – Operations Manager – Leisure

“I have been helped to resolve some tricky issues regarding relationships with the board, managing some of the managers and how best to move certain situations forward. I have noticed I am more confident in how I perform at board meetings and how I relate to my site director. My work life balance has greatly improved.”

Paul Cornell – General Manager – Housing Association

“John’s coaching exceeded my expectations in all ways. He helped me gain a clear understanding of where I was within the business and helped me to make decisions I had put off, and not been confident enough to make before. I really benefited from John’s coaching and would happily recommend him as a coach. He has been a great asset to the company.”

Charlotte Gibbs – Operations Director – IT Company

“He has encouraged me to look at Business Strategy, processes and more importantly my influence over them. The result has been ‘Journey Starting’ with a new clearer destination.”

Paul Marjoram – General Manager – Motor Dealership

“This was the first time that I had received personal coaching and although apprehensive at first its benefits soon became apparent. It has given me more confidence in presentations, helped me with time management and has made me aware of areas I can improve upon and the techniques and thought processes I can use to achieve my own personal and business goals.”

Nigel Wade – Operations Manager – Training Company

“John has encouraged me to have the confidence in my decision making process to share information with others who would benefit with such knowledge. He has also helped me break down my role as MD into achievable targets that can be met with short and medium term aims.”

Simon Rees – Managing Director – Healthcare Products

“Thanks for some very interesting sessions. You have given me lots to think about and provided lots of ideas to help build our excellent team. In exploring our personal and business values and beliefs it won’t be long before the company vision will be published.”

Simon Cooper – Associate – Accountancy

“We focused very effectively on determining key personal and business objectives over the next six months. The sessions were thought provoking, enjoyable and productive in establishing and reviewing appropriate business targets.”

John Mellis – Chief Technology Officer – Evolved Networks

“This has been of great value to the Managing Director and the company as a whole. The company is now better placed to grow, and retain good staff.”

David Hill – Manager – Recruitment

“We explored strategies for my own personal development in my new role. I will be using John on the development of my team during 2006.”

Michael Manning – Director – Construction

“I have had an excellent relationship with John in a very short space of time. John is understanding of my concerns and never judgemental. The methods of behaviour I have learnt have benefited both my personal and professional life. I would recommend business coaching at any level.”

Glen Bardwell-Doughty – Aftersales Manager – Motor Dealership

“I found that the time spent to be most worthwhile. It has proven invaluable and enabled me to achieve a higher level of business management. My self-confidence has been boosted and this in turn has enhanced certain leadership qualities. I would not hesitate to recommend these sessions.”

David Cranfield – MD, Screen Printing and Signage

“I have really enjoyed my coaching sessions with John. I felt that through his help and guidance I have moved to the next level of management. John is an excellent coach, he certainly makes you think about issues and find the solutions for yourself. I would not hesitate to recommend his services to anyone.”

Sue Piper – HR Manager, Utilities – Gas and Electric

“John is an excellent coach. He is an excellent listener and really encourages his clients to move out of their current space to the one where he and they know where to be. He is friendly and helpful, supportive and proactive. Would thoroughly recommend him to anyone.”

John Scales – MD, Cleaning Company