I was put in contact with Stuart at a time when we, as a company, were going through some major strategic changes. I was having concerns with how this change of direction would affect my team in Europe. After a number of sessions with Stuart my fears were released and my anxiety over these significant changes were put at ease. I regained clarity and a sense of direction to which was successfully transferred over to the European operation. I cannot thank Stuart enough for his professionalism, his ability to listen, to not only what I was saying, but more importantly to what I wasn't saying. His enthusiasm and drive was exactly what I needed at this time of uncertainty. I would not hesitate to recommend Stuart to anyone at an 'executive level' needing help when going through any changes that has an affect at a senior management level
European Regional Manager/ Air New Zealand
I wanted to thank you for all the help you gave me during the period we worked together. It was great to bounce ideas around and then come up with plans to gain greater insight into the operations and financials of the business and as a result watch the profits rise. We have recently submitted our accounts for the last year and I am pleased to say we exceeded the targets we set together; this is the ultimate proof that your coaching can add value to any business. With this in mind I highly recommend Stuart to any business that wants to grow.
Roy Steward-Owner & Managing Director
When I contacted Stuart, I wanted to find out what he could get out of Advance Digital Graphics, this is not what I got! Instead Stuart showed me what I could get out of my company, this was a much more powerful tool.
I was uneasy before our first meeting, waiting to be told what I had been doing wrong for the last 19 years and preparing myself to be belittled. The approach Stuart takes couldn’t be further from this image. The guidance and support Stuart gives is based on his many years of running his own business and he shares the challenges and trials of that business which echo all to well the frustrations we were having. Taking advise from someone who has been there and done it, makes a huge difference. I don’t have a business partner and have made all the tough decisions in the last 19 years alone, but working with Stuart has given me the sounding board and partner that is needed to help us grow Advance into the company I have always wanted to.
Each and every 2 hour meeting was packed with useful information, techniques and tools to help understand and grow my business. Whilst there was a set structure to the process, we were able to go off track and tackle specific challenges we were facing as a company at the time, this was a great help and showed us how flexible and knowledgeable Stuart actually is. The process is enlightening and invigorating, I have gained confidence in the areas that I previously shied away from and have gained plenty of new skills.
If the motivation this process gave me was the only thing I had gained, it would have been well worth every penny, in reality we gained much, much more.
Would I recommend Stuart? I have done, many times!
Dan Harman - Managing Director - Advanced Digital Graphics Ltd
Having grown the business for 10 years I felt we needed additional experience and a different perspective as to the future planning for the next 5 years. Our sales had levelled off, and although we had happy customers, we were in need of some sound analysis and thinking about the possibilities and opportunities open to the business.
In a number of meetings we explored the current position and Stuart quickly understood the key points that we needed to concentrate on and had an excellent grasp of our business position and the choices available to us.
His wealth of own business experience in key decision making and areas of competence has been a real asset in our own decision making process and his knowledge and understanding of what’s needed has been invaluable.
We’ll continue to tap into his many skills as we implement the plans we have for the business and I thoroughly recommend him if you are looking for guidance or another perspective.
Robin Reid - Managing Director - Rosenflex