Chris has enjoyed a varied business career principally in sales and marketing. Generally working for small family run organisations, he has been involved in developing sales teams and distributor networks worldwide, and consequently has great experience in growing businesses and turning them around.
Right from the start Chris developed a passion for coaching and he has a long track record of successfully building teams and systemising processes resulting in improved efficiency. To underpin his 21 years’ practical experience, Chris took an MBA at Cranfield School of Management in 1991, helping him to further his career, and creating more opportunities to stretch and fine-tune his skills. Ultimately he outgrew his job and realized that he ran the risk of stagnating unless he was able to find a more challenging business to take him out of his comfort zone, and to help him to live life to the full.
In 2002 he was looking for an opportunity that would allow him to apply his business and coaching skills. So he took on a coaching franchise which gave him a chance to develop his skills, and at the same time help business owners to achieve their business goals and enjoy a more balanced life.
Alongside his coaching business, in his spare time he was also able to coach the local mini rugby team and colts cricket team, which he found to have similar challenges, although as he says “business owners are generally considerably easier to work with!”
Married with a son and two daughters, he still makes time to play the sport he loves, principally cricket, golf and tennis and swimming on a regular basis.
Chris says “In 2009 I found that I had outgrown the franchise, and wanted the challenge of going it alone, so established Business Life Ltd, as a consultancy/training business with a difference. We don’t just tell people what is wrong with their business and leave them to their own devices, we offer training and support to ensure they know how to change things”.
I passionately believe that “being in business should be fun, not as many find, a millstone around your neck…and Business Life Ltd is focused on doing just that.