Award-delivering coach now honoured himself
John McHale, centre, with James Vincent, managing director of Action Coach UK, left, and Ian Christelow, owner and founder of Action Coach UK.
By Scunthorpe Telegraph | Posted: 23 Mar 2018
A BUSINESS coach who has seen his client’s businesses flourish with great results, has now won a major accolade of his own.
John McHale, from Scawby, scooped the award for ActionCOACH UK Growth Awards 2018 Yorkshire and Lincolnshire Best Client Results at a ceremony in London after the businesses he coaches all wrote glowing testimonials.
The award was described as testament to his hard work and means his clients’ results were the best in the region, as all have continued to grow over the last 12 months – many with record turnovers and record profits for their businesses.
The results are astronomical, as one Cleethorpes business, Tilletts Clothing has expanded rapidly due to John’s coaching and expertise, while another Urban Feather Design Agency, Scunthorpe, saw the owner, Kate Kerr, take three family holidays last year for the first time, because the business allowed her to do so.
Europa Industries, of Louth, took on external sales staff for the first time, and expanded their operation to other geographical regions, while yet another increased their net profit by 482 per cent. Between all John’s clients, an additional 24 jobs were created in the region over the last year.
John puts his successes down to the owner’s mindset and having a world class toolkit – the ActionCOACH Coaching Programme. He said: “It’s about collaboration. Essentially, I am a conduit to the process, but I do hold all the business owners to account.
“The owner has to want to do this and be in the right mindset, I just help them achieve it through positivity and coaching.
This hard work is paying off with the growth they’re seeing and the awards they’re winning themselves and, for many, business has become fun again.”
Already in 2018, John has one client who has been shortlisted for the Lincolnshire Tourism Awards, and four have entered the Northern Lincolnshire Business Awards. Three others have also been put forward for the Business Excellence Forum (Europe) Awards in April.
Last year, as well as Tilletts Clothing winning the European-wide award for Best Marketing Campaign, John had four businesses shortlisted for categories in the Northern Lincolnshire Business Awards. Two won, Liam O’Leary at Laser Red, taking Young Entrepreneur of the Year, while GS Kelsey won the Forrester Boyd Award for Business Excellence.
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