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Kath is a highly motivated, professional and results driven mentor with great experience and know how. She writes a regular blog about all aspects of business and via social media discusses her latest top tips.

Here are her latest blogs.

Trusted Partners: Roger Eddowes, Essendon Accounts

I work with some great trusted partners and this week I wanted to showcase Roger Eddowes from Essendon Accounts and Tax ...

The Performance Appraisal

The performance appraisal is your chance to find out the causes of worker inefficiency and reward those who perform well ...

Trusted Partners: Ellen Willoughby, All About Quality

It is important to understand that when you delegate something to your team that you keep hold of some of the responsibility ...

The 10 Commandments Of Effective Leadership

What are the characteristics of effective leadership? What makes you more than just another manager?

Authority, Responsibility and Accountability

Authority, responsibility and accountability for the task changes hands when a superior employee delegates a task downward ...

Top 10 Steps For Successful Delegation

Have you ever asked yourself the question: why do so many business owners and managers fail at successful delegation?

Top 7 Reasons Your Marketing Strategy Will Fail

It's common for people to confuse the difference between a marketing strategy and a marketing plan. Don't make the same mistake ...

Do Your Clients Perceive You As Professional?

Do your clients perceive you as professional? If you use one of those free email services, then possibly not. You could be losing business ...

10 Top Tips For Taking Time Out From Your Business

Business owners work longer hours than ever before and often for less financial reward. Are you taking time out from your business?

Married To Your Work Partner

If you're married to your work partner, there's a good chance that you can succeed in business. But you need to do it properly ...

GDPR: Will You Be Caught Out By The New Laws?

GDPR comes into force in May. If you hold data on EU individuals then you must get their consent to receive your communications ...

How You Can Communicate More Effectively

I notice many different styles of communication with clients and in this blog post explain how you can communicate more effectively ...

What Is Your Level Of Strategic Intent?

Business owners will spend hours telling me that they have a plan, however, I usually find there is little strategic intent ...

Do You Have A Robust Marketing Strategy?

I have lost count how many times I have asked my clients about their marketing strategy only to find that they don't have one ...

Making Time For Self Reflection

As a business owner and leader, one of the most important skills you need is that of reflection. And not just self-reflection ...

An Introduction To Intellectual Property

I work with clients across many varied business sectors and often uncover issues. A common one is that of intellectual property ...

4 Steps For A Successful And Profitable 2018

If you're looking for a successful and profitable 2018 for your business then you should follow my 4 simple steps ...

The Psychology Of Workplace Collaboration

For most, workplace collaboration is an integral part of our day. We get into the office and within a few minutes it starts ...

The Peter Principle And The Promotion To Management

The Peter Principle reveals that companies consistently choose the wrong people for management roles. Why is this?

Is Your Customer Base Growing But Your Profits Shrinking?

More and more businesses, both small and large, are in trouble. It appears that they have all made one grave error ...

Core Team Values To Create Business Excellence

If you instil core team values into your teams, you can create business excellence in everything they do ...

Merry Christmas From 4P Business Development

I and my associates at 4P Business Development would like to wish you all a happy and healthy Christmas ...

People Management And Empowerment

Conscious and rigorous people management and empowerment is a priority that helps you to develop your organisation's culture ...

Are Your Limiting Beliefs Holding You Back?

Have you ever considered that you may have a number of limiting beliefs, learned at a young age, that are holding you back?

The Right Processes And Systems Create Profitability

How efficient is your business? You'll be surprised at what I discover with my approach to your process improvement ...

The Fine Art Of Business Coaching And Mentoring

For the past 40 years, I've been growing my own businesses. Now I help passionate business owners to grow theirs ...

Customer Delight For A Competitive Advantage

Do you really know just how happy your clients are? Customer delight gives you a competitive advantage ...

Growth Through Employee Engagement

One of the reasons people give for quitting is that they have stopped growing. Employee engagement can mitigate this ...

Are You Losing Money Because Your Price Isn't Right?

One of the secrets to business success is the right pricing. Price your products for your target market and watch your business grow ...

A Goal Without A Plan Is Just A Wish

You may dream of what your business could be like, but have you taken any steps towards that dream?

Are You An Expert In Your Field?

Are you an expert in your field? I can honestly say I am after so many years mentoring and coaching my clients ...

Top Reasons To Hire A Business Coach

There are all types of coaches: a tennis coach, golf coach, swim coach, music coach, executive coach and, of course, business coach ...

Introductions, Referrals and Recommendations

What is one of the most successful ways to find a new client? Introductions, Referrals and Recommendations are one way ...

Brand Me: The Launch Of My New Brand

Wow! I have a new brand and a new website to go with it. Same company name, same colours, so it's still 'brand me' ...

The Importance Of Teams

Wherever you look, the importance of teams is obvious. Motivated people who work together well is all important ...

Top 6 Ways To Delegate More Effectively

If you want to grow your business, you need to learn to delegate more effectively, strategically and intentionally ...

Emotional Intelligence In A Business Environment

The Trait Emotional Intelligence Programme explains how your team manages and understand emotions and relationships ...

The Importance Of Personal Profile Analysis

Recruiting the right people is all important if you want to build a successful business. Personal Profile Analysis can really help ...

TOWS: Beyond The SWOT Matrix

When I discuss business models with my clients, they all look at me with a blank face. Why on Earth would they want to do that?

How To Apply PESTLE Analysis To Your Strategic Planning

Today we are going to look at PESTLE Analysis to understand how you can minimise risks, eliminate threats and maximise opportunities ...

Network Your Business To Success

Networking is simply about connecting with people, yet walking into a room where you don't know anyone can be terrifying ...

How To Be Far More Productive

You can regain control of your time by eliminating the things that get in the way of your productivity and profitability ...

The Art Of Proper Positioning

Positioning is a powerful marketing concept to do with the place your brand occupies in the mind of your target audience ...

Profitability: How Profitable Is Your Business?

It's a question every business owner must ask themselves regularly: what's my business' profitability?

Goals And Objectives: Planning For Continued Success

When you have written goals and objectives, you will find that you are able to spend time managing your business ...

Do You Know What The 4P's Of Business Are?

One of the first things I teach people who work with me is that comprehensive business goals and objectives are key ...

What our clients say

“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!”
“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 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.”
“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 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 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 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 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’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.”
“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 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."
“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 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.”
"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 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.”
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