Tell us about your company?
Mentor Corporate Coaching has three Directors, all specialising in the training and coaching of business people. Our clients range in all size from SMEs to global businesses. With a vast experience - we have all held senior positions in industry - we can come at things and solutions from the angle of having 'been there and done it', rather than from a theoretical standpoint. Our business philsophy is simple - we don’t have your technical knowledge and won’t tell you how to run your business. What we do know is people: how to get them to think more clearly and help them develop the attitudes and behaviours to help you get the results you want.
Where do you want the business to be in two years?
In two years we would like to have further developed our relationships with our many existing North West clients and we will also be looking to add more to our growing client portfolio. Certainly it is great to have worked with so many individuals and companies and that we have seen them move to another level.
"We will also be looking to add more to our growing client portfolio. Certainly it is great to have worked with so many individuals and companies and to see that that we’ve seen them move to another level."
What is your background?
I spent 20 years in senior leadership roles in the Tate and Lyle Group and in major American bulk liquid storage companies. I’ve worked 'on the ground' in over 30 countries worldwide. As well as working in the USA, Europe and all over Africa, my work has also taken me to countries such as Iran and Syria. All of this has given me a wealth of experience of business and businesses in different cultures.
If you could suggest one thing to Government to help business growth what would it be?
There is no doubt that running an SME is hard. Focus on helping owner managers to improve themselves and their teams and to make their companies more successful. Many brilliant people out there haven’t had the benefit of any 'formal' management training or coaching, and could achieve so much more if they were given more help to do it.
What do you do to relax away from the office?
Watching rugby union (Caldy), football (Liverpool), and golf - plus a lot of dog walking.
What hobbies do you have?
Golf and singing in Caldy Rugby Club’s choir, the fabulously-named “Off Pitch.”
Have you any hidden talents that we don’t know about?
Impressions ranging from competent to very poor.
What one piece of advice would you give an 18 years old Paul Reynolds starting out today?
Try to find something you enjoy doing and get paid for it – and don’t be afraid to fail.
Any final thoughts?
Something someone said to me a long time ago – remember, this is not a dress rehearsal.
If you would like to find out more about how Mentor Corporate Coaching can work with you and your business then please feel free to check out www.mentorcorporatecoaching.co.uk/