Founder, Akkie Bosje
"When I met Alan, I was lacking in confidence and I was feeling overwhelmed by work and my business. But doing the Business of Business™ Accelerator Programme opened my eyes to what was possible. It has made me braver; it gave me confidence. Alan has so many insights, not least that business can be fun. Alan’s approach is gentle and he made me feel safe, and operating with love as the basis – is beautiful. He helped make me see that the world waiting and is full of opportunities."
Entrepreneur and Investor
"I work with Alan when I’m faced with difficult decisions and the stakes are high. I prize his insight, coaching and mentoring very highly; he is direct, scrupulous, sees the big picture and all the detail. Alan fights my corner and challenges me hard to think differently — as an entrepreneur, that's my top combination! He also meets me (conceptually) at a place that leaves me energised, not overwhelmed."
MD, Orbital Sound
"When Alan started working with us, we needed to change the business radically. Alan was very good at getting me to dream and think out of the box. No one else has managed that! Then he helped us work out how to achieve what I dreamt of. We've since been running the business in a way that's given me the brain-space to think about the future. That's a first for me! Alan is brilliant. I wouldn't want to work with anybody else."
Founder, Gearbox Records
"I needed help with development of funding plans and projections. Working with Alan enabled us to successfully raise the funds required. He also guided me on who and where we should go for the funding, and how we should approach it politically. Alan is an unusual combination of being both analytical and creative. He has a holistic and distinct approach. Alan is very good! He's a solid chap, funny and listens."
Partner, Wilson Stevens
"Our business had organisational issues and I needed help in sorting them out. As soon as Alan became involved, he quickly gained valuable insight into the business and identified the key issues immediately. In his own controlled and considered way, he was unafraid to have uncomfortable but necessary conversations. Not only has he helped my business, but also my own personal business development since I first started working with him. I have thoroughly enjoyed working with Alan. I trust his opinion and value him greatly."
Dr Rachel Morris
Founder, Wild Monday
"Before taking part in The Business of Business™ Accelerator Programme I knew I was missing some basic business understanding. Alan taught us about how to run a business in the most effective way. The Programme helped me to focus and to delegate more. It's been really beneficial because it’s made me constantly challenge myself and question my actions. I would definitely recommend the Programme to other entrepreneurs.”
Founder, Delicious Alchemy
"I was running a high growth organisation that was heaving on its keel. I needed help to restructure the business when I met Alan. We worked closely together and he helped transform the organisation into a more relaxed, happy place, in which I'm doing far less with no loss of growth or standards. He's very perceptive, with excellent timing during the tussle of boardroom discussions. Alan is a great business coach."
CEO & CTO, Atheon Analytics
"I was faced with a range of issues in my business when I was recommended to Alan. He helped me analyse them and turn them into opportunities. In addition, Alan helped us grow a new revenue stream by 600%. He is a first-class business coach / advisor / consultant (all three are different), and he steps between them with ease. Alan's a genuinely great guy and an invaluable sounding board."
Relationship Dir., Magus Wealth
"One of our biggest issues was how to grow our business. Alan has been instrumental helping us do that. My clients are typically successful business owners working towards exiting their business. Alan knows when to encourage them to push through, and when they need to do things differently. Having owned and sold businesses himself, he has been 'in their shoes' and has the perfect credentials and experience to help my clients along their journey."
CEO, Morrison Ward
"We didn't have a clear strategy for our business when we engaged Alan. He helped us create strategy papers for three key areas of our business. He was a rock of support, offering his expert guidance and assistance throughout each step of the process. Over time, as the papers took shape, he helped us knit the whole project together to achieve the most effective outcome for our business. He's made a huge positive impact on our business."
CEO, Bowles & Wyer
"When we started with Alan, we were struggling to grow the business; we were focussing on the operational stuff. He changed the way we look at the world. He has helped us see things differently from the outside in, and evaluate our internal environment with a fresh perspective, so we’ve been able to restructure effectively. Through his business coaching, Alan helps people to understand their own businesses better than they could before, and he has helped transform ours."
MD, The Sound Agency
"When we began working with Alan, our business needed a better internal structure, and clarity in the marketplace. He helped us create a clear and focussed plan, and enabled us to position our business clearly. He also advised us on our international distribution strategy. He brings creative rigour and business acumen, and helps with whatever the business is challenged by, producing the right tools to help it succeed. He is obsessed with business excellence!"
Founder, The Sound Agency
"Alan changed the way we look at the world. He has helped us see things differently from the outside in, and evaluate our internal environment with a fresh perspective, so we’ve been able to restructure effectively. Through his business coaching, Alan helps people to understand their own businesses better than they could before, and he has helped transform ours. I'm at least 50% more effective as a result."
"I’d been running my business for 25 years and it was time to sell. We worked with Alan for two years to get the business ready. He not only identified a hidden asset in the business, but he helped us sell it for more than we ever imagined. He has helped us to understand the value of our business and its added value to our clients, as well as the financial value. I’m so grateful to him for what he’s done for us."
Principal, Peter Backman
"Before working with Alan, I led the business on my own, which was hard. But over the many years I’ve worked with Alan, he has helped us through our whole business cycle. He has an innate ability to distil things down to the key points. Ultimately Alan has brought clarity and purpose to my business at a time when it's been undergoing extensive transformation. Also, he's been instrumental in helping me negotiate a number of key deals that have been very lucrative."
FD, Delicious Alchemy
"Before working with Alan we faced the challenge of taking the business to the next level in a controlled manner. Alan has been instrumental in helping us grow, derived from his years of business experience; all done in a diplomatic, knowledgeable and passionate manner. Alan is a tremendous asset to our business, adding huge value by providing methodologies and structures to apply, while asking probing questions about our next steps. I highly recommend Alan’s services."
Regional Director, Leumi ABL
"Stress and porr work life balance were issues I was facing when I started to work with Alan. He's bloody wonderful. He has helped me be clear and consistent for what is relevant; to perform better with less stress. He's given me a really good balance of working as a human being in business. He paints a picture of structure and you focus on the right message and it will pay dividends for you."
Founder, Sarah Bellorini
"Before meeting Alan and joining The Business of Business™ Accelerator Programme, I’d thrown so much money at other coaches and I wasn’t getting results. Then I joined the Programme. It was excellent and comprehensive. Alan has such a unique combination of intuition, insight and analytical expertise, with a solid business background. He’s totally changed my business, and my life as a result. I've now got my purpose. I feel very passionate that everybody needs to do it. I think he's got something very, very special.”
Founder, Sarah-Linda Forrer
"Before joining Alan’s Business of Business Programme™ I wasn’t as confident with how to run my business as I needed. It was amazing and the content was great. He gave me the confidence to understand what my business is, how to structure it and how to be more goal driven; starting with a clear vision and going from there. I learned a lot about the basics of running a business, and it was an eye opener to understand that everyone involved with your business is part of your team."
Partner, Chester & Aldgate
"I’m not a fan of coaches, but Alan is the exception. He’s open and honest, someone I learned I could trust. He cares deeply about people; is calm, focussed, considered and is able to give an objective assessment. He's not afraid to probe and ask challenging, and uncomfortable questions. Working with Alan gives you a deeper insight into your own strengths and especially weaknesses. If you want proper business advice with purpose, he'll give it to you."
Founder, Metamorph Law
"I've worked with Alan on various occasions over the years and he has constantly impressed with his ability to get straight to the heart of any issue and the clarity of thought and communication he brings to bear. I've recently had the benefit of his coaching and have no hesitation in recommending him. He's also one of the most genuine people I know!"
CEO, Book That In
"Before I took part in the Business of Business™ Accelerator Programme we were running our business with a lack of a clear future goal. Alan showed us how that was key and the foundation of everything. The Programme gives you clarity on where you are, where you want to be, and how to get there. I’m so glad I took part. It was full of excellent content, and I would recommend it."
Director, Bowles & Wyer
"When Alan started working with us, we were facing a tumultuous period in our business development. He guided us through it, while helping us build a strong strategy for the future. He worked with us on our purpose and values, vision and direction, functionality and capacity, as well as teaching us many valuable ways of selling, facilitating meetings and managing people. He is supportive, encouraging, knowledgeable, patient, committed and generous with his time and energy. He’s a pleasure to work with."