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Do you want to be?

It’s time for me to stick my neck out a tad here and say that in the field of Business Coaching and Mentoring I consider myself to be an expert. So what makes me an expert you may ask?

If you want to be an expert in your field, you’re going to need help to get there!

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It’s not just because I have been coaching most of my working life, (reflection is a beautiful thing), but it’s more about the fact that I have totally immersed myself in the field of Business Coaching. I’ve gathered as much knowledge as possible and applied it wherever possible.

I have 45 years experience of running a business, I hold a business degree and a degree in coaching and mentoring. I now feel that it’s really paying off with a level of skills, knowledge, expertise and qualifications that few others possess.

 

“What is expertise? Having a great deal of knowledge or skill in a particular area!”

 

So how does that make me feel? I experience an elevated level of respect from my colleagues and clients. When I am coaching I am taken seriously, I am sought out by others to add my two-penneth worth in topics for debate, I feel empowered and engage in deliberate practice.

 

“What is an expert? A person who is very knowledgeable about or skilful in a particular area!”

 

Experts know their stuff. They have vast pools of knowledge, built up over many years, and can be relied upon to provide accurate, insightful answers to even the toughest questions within their field of expertise.

They have an abundance of wisdom, experience, and capability-and they aren’t afraid to use it.

According to The Harvard Business Review, real expertise must pass three tests:

  1. It must lead to performance that is consistently superior to that of the expert’s peers.

  2. Real expertise produces concrete results.

  3. True expertise can be replicated and measured in the lab. “If you cannot measure it, you cannot improve it.”

Becoming an expert overnight just isn’t going to happen. You are going to have to put a lot of work and dedication into becoming an expert at anything.

 

“And it’s not all about talent!”

 

Thorough research has shown that individuals identified as ‘ordinary’ rather than ‘talented’ can become exceptionally skilled in many fields with the right coaching. However, continued improvement beyond a certain point takes motivation, time and know-how … and many people lack all three.

Once you are seen as an expert in your particular field, it can, of course, open up the door for bigger and better business opportunities.

Every article I have read about becoming an expert has one thing in common: they all say you must employ a mentor or coach. So if you would like to be an expert in your field start considering who would be your best mentor or coach and take action today.

Just imagine actually feeling like the confident authority you dream of becoming? See yourself talking to others and not feeling the slightest twinge of anxiety as you tell them why you are an expert in your field.

 

“Would you like to know more?”

 

I am an expert business coach and mentor who has enough knowledge, skills, expertise and qualifications to help others confidently.

If that resonates with you, call me on 01280 700405 or click here to ping me an email and let’s see how I can help you to become an expert too.

Until next time …

KATH BONNER-DUNHAM

 

PS:

If you’re looking for a partner to help grow your business, visit www.4pbusinessdevelopment.co.uk to discover how 4P Business Development can help you!

Working with you to create your vision …

There are all types of coaches: a tennis coach, golf coach, swim coach, music coach, executive coach, and, of course my personal favourite, a business coach …

If you’ve ever wondered how a business coach can help you, read on!

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I am sure there was no hesitation when you learnt to drive. You will have employed the best driving instructor and paid them to teach you how to handle a car safely.

 

“So why not hire the best coach and get them to teach you to ‘drive’ your business?”

 

A business coach never does the work for you, but here’s how a coach can help launch you and your business to the next level and to guide you to achieve your long term goals and aspirations.

”Why do I have a business coach? It’s quite simple: to have someone who understands my beliefs and can challenge my thinking by asking those powerful questions, as well as being there to brainstorm and bounce ideas off. Every Olympian has a coach to help them be at the top of their game, and I want to be at the top of mine”

Roger Eddowes – Chartered Accountant

A business coach is not a therapist yet a qualified business coach, one that is trained in a repeatable business-building methodology and had qualifications in business, coaching and mentoring really can make all the difference.

 

“No matter what stage your business is at, a business coach can get you to work harder and progress faster than you would on your own!”

 

From providing a much-needed ego check to helping expand your network, a business coach can give you both the tools and perspective you need to go from where you are now to where you aspire to be.

”We chose to work with Kath and the impact of her coaching is game changing. It can bring clarity to what seem like impossible situations, an increase in the ability to communicate in a productive and effective manner, and confidence in areas where it is needed most.”

Kate Cross – Wedding Venue Owner

Based on their own experiences, 10 successful founders from the Young Entrepreneur Council determined the top 10 benefits to hiring a business coach:

  1. You’ll go outside your comfort zone.

  2. You’ll get personal attention from someone who knows your business inside and out

  3. You’ll finally have someone who isn’t afraid of correcting you

  4. You’ll learn how to make your ideas a reality

  5. You’ll gain a needed confidante

  6. Your networking opportunities will skyrocket

  7. You’ll make more money

  8. You’ll develop self-confidence

  9. You’ll be held accountable for what really matters

  10. You’ll hear unbiased opinions

One great thing about having a business coach is that they know more about you than your business and will likely have no biases without your industry or company. This provides a great sounding board for unbiased discussions based on your concerns as a business owner.

”Working with Kath on our business is like having another Director on the Board who brings a huge wealth of experience, without the emotions attached to running your own business.

Having worked with Kath for over 5 years, we not only make much better business decisions and are better employers as a result of her guidance, but also refer to her if we need a second opinion.

I know that we would not be running the professional and dynamic companies that we are today without her input and her role has evolved as we have developed our businesses and our business acumen. ”

Jo & Anthony Robinson – Boutique Catering

Good business coaches can lead founders to Aha! moments and uncover solutions that people close to the business may overlook. Chose the right coach, one with business experience and coaching qualifications, and they will:

  • Be your confidant. You can tell your coach things you wouldn’t tell others, because a coach is trained to understand and be non-judgmental.

  • Encourage you to see your blind spots. A coach is perfectly poised to perform this critical function.

  • Question the status quo and provide objective feedback. A coach has your best interests in mind in providing feedback and counsel to you.

  • Provide an alternative set of eyes. Even the top performers in the world have coaches to help them see what they themselves can’t see.

  • Hold you accountable. Your coach can help you take on more responsibility by having you report weekly on your accomplishments and initiatives.

  • Be that alternative sounding board. As you hear yourself have a conversation new personal realizations emerge.

  • Be source of creative ideas. You can brainstorm and try out new ideas, behaviours and mental processes as your coach provides a safe place to experiment.

  • Work with you to create your vision. Your coach can assist you in developing your medium and long term plans for success based on your personal values, personal strengths, background and assets.

  • Celebrate your successes and be a source of strength when you fail. Your coach can be a supportive and nurturing source of energy.

  • Help you process life. Life is a process and a good coach can assist you in reviewing and reframing what happens in your business and your life!

”Kath gets results. She has the powerful ability to cut through the distraction, noise, and chaos that beset so many business owners today. If you want results in your business and are sick of empty motivation, then you owe it to yourself and your business to work with Kath Bonner-Dunham.”

Michael C Cody – Certified Coaches’ Coach

If you feel motivated to learn about how coaching can help you in your business then do give me a call on 01280 700405 or click here to ping me an email and let’s see how I can help you.

Until next time …

KATH BONNER-DUNHAM

 

PS:

If you’re looking for a partner to help grow your business, visit www.4pbusinessdevelopment.co.uk to discover how 4P Business Development can help you!

And a new website too …

Wow! I have a new brand and a new website to go with it. It’s the same company name and I’m still using a red/grey/black colour palette, so it’s still ‘brand me’. How exciting …

I’m pleased that my trusted partners came together to create ‘brand me’!

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I have to thank so many people for all of their hard work, attention to detail and support to get me to this stage. And yes, I am very happy with the end result.

 

“So, why are so many people so often unhappy with their new website?”

 

They moan about this thing being in the wrong place, about that function not doing what they want it to do, about the level of service they are getting (or not getting) and how much it costs to build and maintain it online.

Well, it’s my personal opinion that it is so very often their own fault. They may not have communicated their needs fully. They probably haven’t explained all about them and their business and maybe not even employed the correct people to do the job for them.

So, who do you need in order to get the brand, website and printed materials you aspire to, in the time you would like it, and ensure it all fits the core values of you and your business?

  • Web designer?

  • Graphic designer?

  • Photographer?

  • Videographer?

  • Wordsmith?

  • Printer?

Always use trusted partners or experts that have been referred to you. You will find the list of my own trusted partners on my website by clicking here.

A brand can be defined as a seller’s promise to consistently provide a unique set of characteristics, advantages, and services to the buyer. It is a name, term, sign, symbol or a combination of all these planned to differentiate the goods/services of one seller or group of sellers from those of competitors.

And remember that every human being is a brand too. The way you socialize, who you know, what you say in real life and online, how you present yourself to the outside world, as well as the beliefs and values you project.

Don’t forget to click through to visit my new website to see my new branding and leave a comment below with your thoughts.

 

“Would you like to know more?”

 

If you’d like to talk about creating your own ‘brand me’ and how it can help with your business’ profitability, do call me on 01280 700405 or click here to ping over an email and let’s see how I can help you.

Until next time …

KATH BONNER-DUNHAM

 

PS:

If you’re looking for a partner to help grow your business, visit www.4pbusinessdevelopment.co.uk to discover how 4P Business Development can help you!

What our clients say

“Kath takes an interest in your business, and is excellent at identifying key areas for development. She’s wonderfully positive, full of enthusiasm and good ideas, and has a huge network of contacts that she shares to create positive outcomes for all involved. I would thoroughly recommend Kath to anyone wanting to develop or grow their business who needs a solid sounding board and progress monitor.”

Sophie Breslin
Athensis

2017-07-20T14:01:55+00:00

Sophie Breslin
Athensis

“Kath takes an interest in your business, and is excellent at identifying key areas for development. She’s wonderfully positive, full of enthusiasm and good ideas, and has a huge network of contacts that she shares to create positive outcomes for all involved. I would thoroughly recommend Kath to anyone wanting to develop or grow their business who needs a solid sounding board and progress monitor.”
“Kath’s support has meant we have many more business ideas and avenues to explore and her input has been motivational, relevant and very insightful. For anyone looking for some sound business advice, I would recommend Kath very highly indeed.”

Duncan Cooper
Selection Matters

2017-07-20T13:49:43+00:00

Duncan Cooper
Selection Matters

“Kath’s support has meant we have many more business ideas and avenues to explore and her input has been motivational, relevant and very insightful. For anyone looking for some sound business advice, I would recommend Kath very highly indeed.”
“Kath Bonner-Dunham is the ultimate networker – always on the look-out for how she can help the people with whom she comes into contact. Her entire focus is to help others find the solutions which work for them, and she will go well out of her way to find them the right support. People are drawn to Kath’s commitment, energy and integrity, and I am delighted to recommend her and the services she provides.”

Kate Mercer
Shine Consulting

2017-07-20T13:59:01+00:00

Kate Mercer
Shine Consulting

“Kath Bonner-Dunham is the ultimate networker – always on the look-out for how she can help the people with whom she comes into contact. Her entire focus is to help others find the solutions which work for them, and she will go well out of her way to find them the right support. People are drawn to Kath’s commitment, energy and integrity, and I am delighted to recommend her and the services she provides.”
"Marshes know, like and trust Kath and have benefited immensely from her wisdom, experience, and encouragement. If you're looking for a professional, personal and honest intervention that will help kick your business into its next vital stage of development then arrange to meet with Kath."

Phil Cockayne & Danny Jones
Marshes

2017-07-16T23:51:54+00:00

Phil Cockayne & Danny Jones
Marshes

"Marshes know, like and trust Kath and have benefited immensely from her wisdom, experience, and encouragement. If you're looking for a professional, personal and honest intervention that will help kick your business into its next vital stage of development then arrange to meet with Kath."
“Kath is a dynamic, inventive and challenging business coach able to adapt her style to suit her client’s needs and their preferred way of working. With Kath’s help I was able to push aside limiting beliefs that were holding me back and form a clearer vision of what I want for my business and myself. I now have a game plan in place and am working steadily to put it into place.”

Lesley Long
Women Go Wild Outdoors

2017-07-16T23:50:27+00:00

Lesley Long
Women Go Wild Outdoors

“Kath is a dynamic, inventive and challenging business coach able to adapt her style to suit her client’s needs and their preferred way of working. With Kath’s help I was able to push aside limiting beliefs that were holding me back and form a clearer vision of what I want for my business and myself. I now have a game plan in place and am working steadily to put it into place.”
“Kath listened to my situation and gave me some surprising suggestions. Although I was well qualified, with an MSc and an MBA, Kath pointed out that my sales and marketing knowledge was practically non-existent. Kath is exactly the kind of Business Mentor I needed – straight talking and not afraid to tell uncomfortable truths. It is precisely this style that produces the brilliant results Kath gets for her clients. In summary, if you want results, not platitudes, go to Kath.”

Sue Priest
Ems2

2017-07-20T14:00:58+00:00

Sue Priest
Ems2

“Kath listened to my situation and gave me some surprising suggestions. Although I was well qualified, with an MSc and an MBA, Kath pointed out that my sales and marketing knowledge was practically non-existent. Kath is exactly the kind of Business Mentor I needed – straight talking and not afraid to tell uncomfortable truths. It is precisely this style that produces the brilliant results Kath gets for her clients. In summary, if you want results, not platitudes, go to Kath.”
“Kath gave us just the encouragement we needed when we started out in business and then continued to be on hand when we needed further advice. Kath understands the needs of small businesses and has a huge network of very useful contacts. She is a firm, no nonsense person and we have great confidence in the excellent service she provides.”

Jeremy Sacha
Sacha Barnes

2017-07-20T14:05:25+00:00

Jeremy Sacha
Sacha Barnes

“Kath gave us just the encouragement we needed when we started out in business and then continued to be on hand when we needed further advice. Kath understands the needs of small businesses and has a huge network of very useful contacts. She is a firm, no nonsense person and we have great confidence in the excellent service she provides.”
“Kath is a skilled and experienced Business Coach, Mentor and Adviser who will always go the extra mile to bring value to her clients.”

Charles Briggs
CMC Partnership

2017-07-20T14:07:00+00:00

Charles Briggs
CMC Partnership

“Kath is a skilled and experienced Business Coach, Mentor and Adviser who will always go the extra mile to bring value to her clients.”
“Kath is a highly committed and energetic Business Mentor with a strong focus on providing a high quality client service. Armed with a wide ranging support and resources she is well placed to support the needs of SME’s.”

Bernard Goodchild

2017-07-16T23:32:41+00:00

Bernard Goodchild

“Kath is a highly committed and energetic Business Mentor with a strong focus on providing a high quality client service. Armed with a wide ranging support and resources she is well placed to support the needs of SME’s.”
“Kath is an inspiring Business Mentor. Selection Matters has been using Kath on ongoing basis for more than two years and she has added real value to our business. She is full of ideas and an expert in her field. I would highly recommend Kath to any business owner who wants to accelerate the growth of their business!”

Izabela Cooper
Selection Matters

2017-07-20T13:56:45+00:00

Izabela Cooper
Selection Matters

“Kath is an inspiring Business Mentor. Selection Matters has been using Kath on ongoing basis for more than two years and she has added real value to our business. She is full of ideas and an expert in her field. I would highly recommend Kath to any business owner who wants to accelerate the growth of their business!”
“Kath has very good work ethics, she delivers a high standard of coaching and has mentored my staff and I on a specific project with great results.”

Sali Brown
Chelton Brown

2017-07-20T14:02:49+00:00

Sali Brown
Chelton Brown

“Kath has very good work ethics, she delivers a high standard of coaching and has mentored my staff and I on a specific project with great results.”
“Kath is a very personal Business Mentor who has provided us with valuable information and contacts. Kath is very reliable and always ready to answer any questions we may have for her. She has a wealth of knowledge regarding marketing and business development idea’s and has really pushed our company in the right direction. Her enthusiasm and drive is really inspiring and she has played an important role in helping our venture become a reality.”

Bryony Brice
Betty Brice

2017-07-20T13:54:59+00:00

Bryony Brice
Betty Brice

“Kath is a very personal Business Mentor who has provided us with valuable information and contacts. Kath is very reliable and always ready to answer any questions we may have for her. She has a wealth of knowledge regarding marketing and business development idea’s and has really pushed our company in the right direction. Her enthusiasm and drive is really inspiring and she has played an important role in helping our venture become a reality.”
“Kath is an amazing woman. Kath can get to the root cause of the ‘blockage’ which is mostly in us. If you thought you were good, you will be 10 times better after meeting Kath.”

Dan Kaye
Smith Kennedy Ltd

2017-07-20T14:04:40+00:00

Dan Kaye
Smith Kennedy Ltd

“Kath is an amazing woman. Kath can get to the root cause of the ‘blockage’ which is mostly in us. If you thought you were good, you will be 10 times better after meeting Kath.”
“Kath worked with me over a period of time as a Coach to help me get my business back on track after I had decided to part company with my Business Partner. Kath was very good at helping me to see the way forward myself and to understand what I had to do and why. Anyone wishing to build a successful business would find Kath’s help and skills a golden opportunity to help them succeed. She is highly recommended.”

Rona Cant
Explorer, Author & International Speaker

2017-07-20T13:57:41+00:00

Rona Cant
Explorer, Author & International Speaker

“Kath worked with me over a period of time as a Coach to help me get my business back on track after I had decided to part company with my Business Partner. Kath was very good at helping me to see the way forward myself and to understand what I had to do and why. Anyone wishing to build a successful business would find Kath’s help and skills a golden opportunity to help them succeed. She is highly recommended.”
“In few words Kath is a highly motivated, professional and results driven mentor with great experience and know how. A must for all business people in need of mentoring/coaching to get the best out of you. I recommend her enthusiasm and warmth to anyone looking to improve their management skills.”

Alan Cooper
Westmoreland Mechanical Testing and Research Ltd

2017-07-20T13:55:59+00:00

Alan Cooper
Westmoreland Mechanical Testing and Research Ltd

“In few words Kath is a highly motivated, professional and results driven mentor with great experience and know how. A must for all business people in need of mentoring/coaching to get the best out of you. I recommend her enthusiasm and warmth to anyone looking to improve their management skills.”
“Kath is just a person you need to know! She can help you on many levels and she helped me as a Mentor and the results were fabulous!”

Raine Hilson
Banbury-Cross.co.uk

2017-07-16T23:48:54+00:00

Raine Hilson
Banbury-Cross.co.uk

“Kath is just a person you need to know! She can help you on many levels and she helped me as a Mentor and the results were fabulous!”
“I cannot recommend Kath highly enough. I hired Kath to work with us as a business mentor last year and in addition has subsequently been working with our management team and staff on a monthly basis. Kath is an excellent mentor, has great rapport with all our staff who have responded to her advice and mentoring in a very productive and positive way. I am sure that we will continue to use her invaluable services for many years to come.”

Jo Robinson
Indulgence Bespoke Catering

2017-07-20T13:51:44+00:00

Jo Robinson
Indulgence Bespoke Catering

“I cannot recommend Kath highly enough. I hired Kath to work with us as a business mentor last year and in addition has subsequently been working with our management team and staff on a monthly basis. Kath is an excellent mentor, has great rapport with all our staff who have responded to her advice and mentoring in a very productive and positive way. I am sure that we will continue to use her invaluable services for many years to come.”
“Kath is a superb Business Mentor. She asks perceptive questions that enable her to gain a rapid grasp of the key issues in a business so that she can provide exactly the right resources to support the business in the way that is right for them.”

Elaine Whittaker
Marketing Being

2017-07-20T14:03:52+00:00

Elaine Whittaker
Marketing Being

“Kath is a superb Business Mentor. She asks perceptive questions that enable her to gain a rapid grasp of the key issues in a business so that she can provide exactly the right resources to support the business in the way that is right for them.”
"Kath Bonner-Dunham gets results. She has the powerful ability to cut through the distraction, noise, and chaos that beset so many business owners today. Her refreshingly clear communication and straight-to-the-heart approach are a gift to her clients."

Michael C. Cody
My Coaches Coach

2017-07-16T23:19:04+00:00

Michael C. Cody
My Coaches Coach

"Kath Bonner-Dunham gets results. She has the powerful ability to cut through the distraction, noise, and chaos that beset so many business owners today. Her refreshingly clear communication and straight-to-the-heart approach are a gift to her clients."

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