“Thanks for the chat yesterday Nick; I have a really clear idea about what to do next.”
And that was how it started, an hour with a friend and business owner. I lent her my ears, we worked out a simple plan and I received this grateful message the next day.
I really liked how those two words sounded: clear idea.
This expression was the starting point for me. Having worked for 16 years in a start-up, growing it to a multi-million-pound position (and then gradually admitting I was falling out of love with it), I created Clear Ideas to solve a problem that I came across from Day One of my business journey:
Finding someone with real business experience who had encountered the everyday problems that I was facing and was prepared to listen, understand and help me work through those problems objectively.
I look for people who love what they’re doing and yet find themselves a bit stuck, just like I was in the early days.
Together we look at current challenges and the ones that might come along down the road.
My experience is focused on the areas of business that I enjoy most:
Getting a business to the next step can be extremely challenging.
I get directly involved and work with you and your teams to understand exactly where you are, where you want to get to and what is required to get you there.
I use a very simple outcome-based framework: