The Rise Business Blog
During Covid, we were encouraged to look at how we can “pivot” our business to online work and opportunities.  The coaching industry was no different.

Many coaches switched to delivering group sessions online. But as we all know, each business has different needs so you may ask, how to a cookie-cutter, one-size-fits-all group coaching help YOUR business?

In my view, it doesn’t.  Sure, there are some things that are common to all businesses like making sure your books balance and that you are receiving payment for your invoices on time. But that is what a bookkeeper does. It’s not what a business coach does.

One-on-one Coaching

Anyone who has worked with me over the years, will know how I talk and analyze each of my clients as their own specific entity. Together we look at your goals, ambitions, your current practices, sales and profits.

We assess what you can do in the short-term for some quick wins and plan how you and your team can help you achieve your own particular aims.

Personalized Follow-up

Again, my existing clients know that after each meeting, I send you a short email summarizes our progress and the next action steps.  This is based only on your own needs and aims. It is not an out-of-the-box response for everyone in the group.

Why Do I Do 1-2-1Coaching?

The answer is easy.

In all conscience, I cannot suggest the same aims, plans or actions, for all of my clients.  Some may want to sell their business in five years, others might want to double sales, while yet more are looking to increase their team so they can step back a bit from the day-to-day work. Each is different, so my suggestions and your actions must be different.

Does The 1-on-1 Approach Work?

Rather than me tell you how good it is, I will leave it to a client to give his experience of working 1-on-1 with me.

“I am a straight shooter – so, it is important to have a business advisor on my team that understands and can support the speed I work through things. When you have a clear focus on who your clients are and invest in the right tools (equipment – software), coupled up with the ability to effect task delegation, remarkable outcomes can result. Partnering with Jerome has allowed us to completely review and structure our business for growth and with solid controls in place to go to the next level of management, while driving the budgeting function for profit to maintain and grow shareholder equity, since we all know that growth takes cash.

I would recommend owner managers that are wanting to shift gears and want become business owners in the true sense, to get in touch and you will not look back.”

Sean Gibbons, Frontline Group

If you are concerned about how to achieve stability through having great controls in place or focusing on more growth, higher profits, improve your team, increase the sale value of your business or any other issue you have with your company, I’d love to have a no obligation 1-on-1 chat so we can work together to identify what you need and how we can deliver that.

You can simply book online, click here to book a 15-minute meeting on my Calendar.

Let us make it easy for you

Since, there's no one shoe that fits all and that's why we customize each of our programs to align with your goals and outcomes.

Or, feel free to call Jerome and give him a call now on 0800 747 323.


Imagine if you are taking the family on driving holiday to a part of the country you’ve never been to before.  You all get in the car, set off and after an hour’s driving, your partners asks if you know where you are going. That can be a difficult question but if you say, trust me, we’ll get there, that might keep them quiet.
An hour later, the children are getting restless, your spouse is asking again, you are getting frazzled because you don’t really know.  Hmm, the stress starts to build.
Come lunchtime, the family is starting to get annoyed, arguments start and tensions build. Your family is becoming unsure about your capabilities and losing faith in you.
Your business is just the same.
If you don’t have a clear plan or direction to take your business and your staff, just like the family above, will lose confidence in you. There will be in-fighting and the business will suffer.



STEP #1 - Money makes the world go round, Let’s make sure you have enough cash to carry you through the next six months ahead. As we all know that cash in the bank takes the pressure off, gives you money to pay your bills, and room to deal with anything else unexpected. Read More...


From leading in a crisis to business development, considering all that happens daily, weekly, monthly and yearly in your business, business owners always need to be clear on the direction they are going in (a planned road trip is important to the people on the bus, no matter what the circumstances), especially as the leader behind the wheel.

Taking ownership, by consistently managing/minimizing the fuel leakage in the way profits by knowing exactly what your dash board/gauges are feeding back to you eg. wastage/productivity etc.

This can be improved by having standard operating procedures with accurate data that allows for informed decision making, given confidence and adding real business value. However, this is short lived if you are not relentless in choosing your crew, those on board to support the direction the owner driver has chosen. Time and distance means that you have the best people to go the distance knowing that they have both abilities/capabilities make it happen.

As a business driver, having your hands on the steering wheel,

  • Do you have a clear road map that your crew engages in?
  • Do you have the skills needed to go the distance or will you need some upskilling and make the journey more pleasant for those onboard?
  • Do you understand what your business gauges are telling you?
  • What about your crew, are they confident and trust goes both ways to make effective decisions that best suits the business road map?

Just some questions of importance to a better journey, planning for progress is a way forward and I am here to help review/structure a plan together as we move into the new financial year..

As a business owner, how well will you finish this financial year, being 31 March 2021? 

I totally understand the challenges 2020 has created for most companies and that managing directors had to navigate people and financial situations like never before.

Planning for 2021 and beyond, what does your business need from you most and why? Remember, having controls in place always provides significant value for business growth and success.

Some points to consider at this moment in time,

  • Do you have SOP's (standard operating procedures in place that allows for consistency and measurable results in all the right seats?
  • With your people, do you have effective reviews in place that allows for career aspirations and links in with your business plans?
  • How clean is your balance sheet with stock, assets and do you have good working capital?
  • Does your procing function need review?
  • What about you're cost/profit centers, have you reviewed your suppliers/contractors and alliance partner rates?
  • Loose agreements, since the last thing you need is distraction (minimize your risk).
  • As a business owner, what specifically must your time be focused on?????

The list goes on, however it best to think from a place of what to stop, keep and start doing in order to achieve your goals.

Our intention is to review your current and future goals with you and your team, then together working through the key objectives and be clear on implementing for measured results. Since we are here to help decision makers get in control of their business growth and success. Read More...