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Clear Ideas is a consultancy that brings real-world experience to support leaders of SMEs in growing their people and organisations.
“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.
So, they became a new 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 in my business journey:
Finding someone with real business experience who had encountered the everyday problems I was facing and was prepared to listen, understand and help me work through them from an objective perspective.
I look for people who really love what they are doing and are a bit stuck, just like I was in the early days.
Together we look at the current challenges and the possible ones further down the road.
My experience is focused on the areas of business that I enjoy most:
I use a very simple outcome-based framework: