I offer a variety of business consulting services when I am certain that I can add value to businesses and business owners. I do not accept an engagement unless I am sure that there is a fit with the business owner and that the business owner will invest the time and energy into our work to ensure a successful outcome.
Develop a one page 12 month strategic plan with buy-in from your senior teamRead more
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Steve McLeod has been an excellent source of constant inspiration, positivity and encouragement. It was thanks to him and the many training sessions of his I’ve attended, that I found the courage to move out of my comfort zone and attempt to explore and conquer unknown territories. As challenging as my journey as an entrepreneur has been; Steve’s training enabled me to cope with constant stress by analyzing my goals; through an objective and prudent assessment of their merits and requisite resources. Today I am adept at keeping my emotions out of my business dealings and setting clearer and more achievable goals for myself and my company.
Steve is an amazing mentor! He was incredibly generous when I was going through some major business challenges with the buyout of a business partner, subsequent growth and eventually the sale of the business. Steve helped me identify the top key areas to focus which have had dramatic effects on the bottom line. One change implemented after a session with Steve resulted in a 15% increase in gross profit. I cannot recommend Steve more highly and hope to use his services in future businesses.
Steve isn’t just another strategy consultant. It’s like a discussion of everything he has ever read and learned, tried and tested through practice with an acknowledgement that your business has its own set of intricacies. We learn from our mistakes as much as our successes and Steve is humble enough to admit he has learnt from both. He talks from experience and that’s why I listen with trusting ears.
Steve recently ran a Strategy Day for our leadership team. I cannot think of a better person to have helped our leadership team establish goals, actions, accountabilities and most importantly achieved alignment. Importantly Steve ensured that we implemented our actions following the Strategy Day so it was not just another bottom draw planning document as so many other companies do. With his enthusiasm and firsthand experience as a CEO of a high growth business to share, I would highly recommend Steve if you want to rapidly grow your business.
Since we completed the strategic planning process with Steve, there has been an immediate and noticeable improvement in communication and alignment in our senior team. We have seen action on growth opportunities we just never got around to previously. Steve has a knack of breaking down and reverse engineering success, regardless of the type of business.
We have known Steve for many years now and his passion, commitment and drive is second to none. He always goes the extra mile and genuinely cares about the success of our business. Recently we attended a workshop with Steve to discuss growing our business for the purposes of selling for the best price. We walked away feeling very motivated and inspired. The level of professionalism and constructive advice was first class. I would recommend Steve and Courage for Profit to anyone.