The Well-Managed Practice
from W5 Coaching, Business Coaching for Small Business
"I feel like I'm in over my head and treading water to keep from drowning."
"Everyone is looking to me for leadership, to tell them what to do - nothing gets done without me - I'm the bottleneck at the centre of everything."
"I can't take time off. The place would fall apart without me."
"I get statements from my accountant, but I don't really understand them. It seems like the business is making money but I'm not really sure."
"They didn't teach us about running a business in school. I don't really know what I'm doing."
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Do any of the above statements sound familiar to you? Are you looking for a business coaching for small business to support in creating a well-managed practice of your own?
You are not alone.
I wrote this guide for the small business owner who is feeling stressed out and overwhelmed ("in over their head" is how clients often describe it) with a practice that has grown beyond their ability to comfortably manage. Download your free copy today to learn what's happening in your business, why it's happening, and what you need to do to turn it around.
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From Sinking to Swimming
It was my wife's idea for me to get a business coach. The business was doing fine financially. We'd been in business for 13 years, turning a profit every year, growing every year, adding people to it. But I felt like I was sinking.
She was seeing that I was struggling so badly out of my depth. The company needed leadership. People were looking up to me for direction and for their livelihood and for their safety. That's where I was out of my depth and sinking rather than swimming.
John stepped in and taught me some good backstrokes and we got going in the area of leadership skills, management, administration of human resources, payroll management. John provided a very efficient, effective, accelerated learning process to get me up to speed in things that are not my background yet are essential to achieving my goals for my company.
I've made some significant structural changes to the company. I've been able to delegate the key functions effectively. I now have people dealing with those things that I was trying to juggle. I hear John's voice: "Isn't there somebody else who can do that?"
Working with John has been unbelievably helpful. He helped me to identify the roles, to have the right people doing the right tasks. People have stepped up to the challenge and blossomed. It's been a very positive experience for everybody, not just for me.
~Hendre Viljoen, Headwise Rehabilitation
Who is John Nieuwenburg?
John is a small business coach and mentor based out of Vancouver, Canada and has been helping business owners from various industries to grow successful businesses for the last 15 years. John is the owner of W5 Coaching, which offers small business coaching services to business owners and entrepreneurs. As a small business coach, John believes in 'teaching clients to fish' so that they may know what to do next time they run into a problem, rather than holding a business owner's hand and creating a reliance on continued business coaching.
JOHN, WHAT MAKES YOU QUALIFIED TO BE A BUSINESS COACH?
Unfortunately, the business coaching industry is unregulated and these days “everyone is a coach.”
Although I was trained and certified by an international certification body, I don’t believe that certification is the best way to determine the quality of a business development coach. Results are.
I’ve worked with more than 200 clients over the past 15 years. Many of their stories appear on my testimonials page and on my LinkedIn profile. I invite you to call any one of them and ask about their experiences.