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Does your Business Serve You as Well as You Serve your Customers?

  • Are you working longer hours than you want to or ever thought you would be?
  • Do you want to regain the vision and dream that led you to forming your own business in the first place?
  • What would you do to regain control of your life and spend more time with family and friends?
  • Do you own a business in Newcastle upon Tyne, North Tyneside or Northumberland?

I am a certified Business Coach with ActionCOACH, the World’s Number 1 Business Coaching Franchise, serving business owners in Newcastle upon Tyne, North Tyneside and Northumberland.

As your coach, I will work with you in five key areas. The emphasis on each area depends on your needs, the type of business you have, and your goals. The key areas are: Sales; Marketing and Advertising; Team Building and Recruitment; Systems and Business Development; and, Customer Service.

My goal is to help small business owners, such as yourself, spend less time working in your business and more time working on your business. In the end, you’ll be spending less total time working and will be making more money. A recent independent study has demonstrated that ActionCOACH business coaching can deliver a return on investment of £10.80 for every pound spent.

As a small business owner myself, I know what it is like to worry about the day-to-day survival of the business and making the amount of money needed to run my business and personal life. I understand what it’s like to put in long hours and wonder what happened to the dreams and vision I had for my life and future.

I am here to help you change all of that. We will work together to redefine your dreams and vision, and then we will put into place the necessary systems, strategies, and tactics that will allow you to turn your business venture into a thriving, successful one.

We define a successful business as: a commercial, profitable enterprise that works without you. As your Business Coach, I will function as an unreasonable friend who tells it like it is and keeps you working on the path toward your dreams.

There is no time like the present, right now, to get started on your dreams and goals. If you are ready to move your business to the next level, contact me today for a FREE, NO OBLIGATION consultation. Find out how you can change the way you do business to achieve the results you deserve!

To Your Success,


P.S. If you are a business owner, the first step to getting your business going is to take the “Business Health Check”.

Why you need a Coach

A Business Coach is better than a consultant for many reasons. With years of successful experience that can provide valuable insight, your Business Coach will help you develop long-term and short term goals and strategies, as well as improve your business in areas that you might have overlooked. You may be able to survive in business without the help of a Coach, but it's almost impossible to thrive...

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Paul McSkimmings

I am writing to express my thanks to Gareth Shackleton of ActionCOACH for the recent business coaching which he delivered to Edward Watson Associates. We met Gareth for a complimentary discussion so that he could find out where we were at and where we wanted to go. Following this initial meeting, Gareth came to see us for a day of intensive training to map out a 90 day plan with a detailed strategy.   Having implemented the ideas and strategies Gareth help us come up with, I am pleased to say that following the 90 day plan our lead generation, conversion rates, turnover and profits have increased significantly. I would not hesitate to recommend Gareth to any of my friends, family, clients or business contacts.

Paul McSkimmings, Edward Watson Associates

Helen McSkimmings

The day was well planned out with a specific agenda. Our coach, Gareth, offered some useful advice and guidance – I kept his notes and have stuck them up in our office!

We gained an insight into how setting specific goals can focus your mind, and how planning and setting targets can help you to achieve those goals.  We gained a purpose and focus that had been lacking in our business. The planning day was very effective, as was Gareth's facilitation and we would recommend him to any business needing to get clarity about the goals and a plan to achieve them.

Helen McSkimmings, Edward Watson Associates

Lorna Watkinson

Thank you for a fantastic session this morning – I’ve come away clear on what I need to do and getting stuck into it this afternoon...

Lorna Watkinson, Rainbow Pottery

Nigel King Quest UAV

It is always helpful to get professional opinion from someone who can stand a little bit away from the business, yet still observe it accurately.

Nigel King, QuestUAV

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Who is Gareth Shackleton

Owning a business can be the best way to achieve financial freedom and the freedom to enjoy it.

However, there is a problem. Most businesses never achieve the levels of profitability and sustainability to deliver this to their owners.

Shortly after making this realisation, I came acrossActionCOACH. I quickly saw that the systems and culture of ActionCOACH were consistent with my belief. More than that though, ActionCOACH has a track record of helping thousands of businesses to achieve financial and time freedom!

As a result I became an ActionCOACH. You see I also believe that if I can help enough other people to achieve financial freedom and the time to enjoy it, then I can achieve that for myself too.

So, if you’ve got a good business, but you can’t quite see how it can deliver your financial freedom and the time to enjoy it today and in the future, then give me a call. I’d love to talk with you about finding the way to unlock the potential in your business and achieve your dreams.

Let’s schedule a Free Business Coaching session to get started …