A more creative, fulfilled, impactful you
I work with founders and CEOs who are growing purposeful businesses and non-profits to create a positive impact in the world. I also work as an associate with other coaches and consultancies to deliver these services to their clients.
If any of these needs resonate with you then we should talk:
- Learning how to step into the creative role of holding a purposeful vision as well as the leadership role of CEO;
- Building a progressive organisation structure and culture which drives autonomy, responsibility, transparency and creativity in service of the vision;
- Getting money flowing into and around the initiative (and your life) sustainably in support of a creative vision and not allowing money to become a distraction;
- Maintaining the startup passion and dynamism as the company grows;
- Ensuring co-founders have a creative, flowing relationship and resolving any unhelpful tensions or struggles;
- Creative succession planning, mergers and acquisitions.
The heart of my approach is coaching. This means a focus on the present and future. Exploring where you are, where you want to get to, and how to get there. We’ll spend some time early on in our relationship to clarify your vision which gives us a master brief to work from and a direction to head.
I am also trained to help you look deeply at who you are and where you have come from. How your upbringing and the stories you have developed about yourself impact your life today. I use techniques that are powerful and often great fun to explore your identity: who you want to be and who you are suppressing. This ‘inner work’ can create the conditions for deep personal transformation.
I combine all of this with very practical advisory services, to give you the benefit of almost 20 years experience of the rollercoaster ride of being a founder, together with advising many other entrepreneurs, founders and CEOs, as well giving you the benefit of research with many hundreds more.
So most of the time my job is to guide you towards finding your own answers, but sometimes my experience will help you shortcut a lot of time and experimentation and get to results that work, faster.
How I work
Most clients work with me on a monthly retainer which works like this:
- We meet either in person or virtually regularly, typically every fortnight;
- We stay in touch in-between by email, text, whatsapp or whatever suits you;
- There is no fixed amount of monthly time. We flex up and down based on your needs without a ‘taxi meter’ running. When the shit is hitting the fan I am there for you;
- If the arrangement isn’t working for either of us we can review and adjust it at any time – you’re not tied into a long contract.
If you have a specific challenge or other need, you can also engage me on a project basis.
I lead every client engagement personally and have a trusted network of associates and partners who assist me with delivery when that’s needed.
Your investment and return
You should expect my input to be valuable from the very first conversation and to see results in your business in 3-6 months. For us to make significant progress you should be ready to work together for at least nine months, but you are not tied into that.
I focus on clients who are at a stage in their growth where they can make a £2000 per month investment for support in their personal and business growth and expect to see a very clear return on this investment as they become more creative, fulfilled and impactful, and see their initiative grow in line with their vision.
I have space for a small number of clients on lower levels of investment if you are earlier on in your journey and we can both see the potential for growth. Or if you have a lower budget for now we can work on a lighter-touch arrangement to help you get to the next stage of growth. If there’s good work we can do together, let’s not let money get in the way.
How billing works, and my guarantee
My first monthly invoice will be sent to you when we agree to work together. This can be paid at your discretion any time during the first month when you feel like you can see the value and are ready to pay it. If that moment never arrives it prompts a useful conversation to change how we’re working, or perhaps I’ll refer you to a different coach. The guarantee is that if it doesn’t feel right to pay, I’ll simply credit the invoice. This means there’s no financial risk for you in getting started.
How to get started
Let’s have a conversation. We’ll jump straight in and talk about your situation and needs and test whether I can help you. I also recommend you talk to one of my other clients to ask them about their experience of working with me.
You can book a call directly into my calendar for a time that suits you. If you happen to also be based in Brighton, UK, you can book a time to meet for coffee. Or feel free to contact me by email if you’d prefer to start a conversation that way.
What my clients say
“Tom has become invaluable support for me and my business. He has provided me with the clarity, insight and perspective to help me see where I want to take the studio. Tom’s approach is genuinely supportive, but he will always challenge me when necessary.” – Hamish Makgill.
“Tom is a truly inspirational independent thinker who comes from an authentic and loving space. Tom challenges and inspires in such a way that it feels fun to talk about scary stuff and act on uncomfortable insights. All of it leads to more competence, confidence and courage. Thanks Tom for your coaxing coaching!” — Asa Silfverberg.