Led by experienced Business Coach Kevin Stansfield, the team at ActionCOACH Solent are passionate about helping local business owners in the Southampton area to grow their businesses successfully, and lead the lives that they desire.
Kevin qualified as a Chartered Accountant within an accountancy practice, subsequently working with owner run businesses and helping them to grow successfully. After completing an MBA in 2006, he had a changed of direction, with the aim to focus more on business planning, growth and development, and less on just the financial aspects of businesses.
After much research, he decided to join ActionCOACH, and undertook their extensive training programme to become a certified business coach. For the last 13 years he has been coaching and training business owners to excel at growing and running their businesses, so that they can make more money and have more time to enjoy it.
Kevin loves what he does, and it gives him enormous satisfaction to see the benefits that coaching, training and mentoring brings to clients. In addition to coaching, he has written two business books that he hopes will help even more business owners to build and grow successful organisations.
We've worked with Colin and Kevin a number of times over recent years and always find their guidance reassuring that we are doing the right thing - we wouldn't hesitate to recommend themAdrian F
The right words at the right time can set your business on a different path, avoiding costly mistakes, or seizing valuable opportunities. A good coach will help to keep you on the right path and that's invaluable. Being coached by Kevin is a constant education, a source of motivation, a means of self-reflection, a sympathetic ear when you need it and a voice of experience.Andy C
As a small business owner I found the workshop extremely useful, with plenty of advice that I could easily apply to my own marketing and sales strategies. A relaxed atmosphere (with plenty of coffee and biscuits!) also made the afternoon more enjoyable. Thoroughly recommended.Ben S
My business today is almost unrecognisable from when we started working together, and while there is plenty of room for improvement, I'm proud of what has been achieved, and grateful for your input and direction in getting me on track and helping me learn to focus on the important rather than the urgent tasks. I would happily recommend any business owner who feels stuck in a rut, is in need of an exit plan, or needs help getting their business to the next level to TAKE ACTION TODAY and get in touch with you immediately!Rupert W
I thoroughly recommend anyone getting coaching. I think I have been incredibly lucky with Kevin. He brings tried and tested techniques, and they work. There are so many measures I can give to what you get back from coaching, but I think you should look at the cost of failure to act. Recently a business not too dissimilar to ours closed its doors. It could easily have happened to us. Don'st stand by and let it happen - take Action!Chi Y
Marketing can cover so many areas and end up a little daunting but Colin structured the workshop well and it was made better with the input from others there. We're all doing it day in day out, so being able to understand what other businesses are trying to do and feeding back is useful. Came away with some useful ideas.Phil M
So far it's all about confidence and accountability. I have finally laid the good, the bad and the ugly out on the table, and simply talking those things through has made a huge difference. My attitude has changed, and I am starting to look forward rather than back. I have a PT to help me manage my fitness, so why on earth has it taken me so long to acknowledge that I need training to run my business as well? I wish I had done it sooner.Anna E