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You've probably landed here because you're a business owner who needs help.

Are you an 'accidental entrepreneur' at heart, with a business that's gone from strength to strength faster than you imagined?

Do you feel overwhelmed with everything you now need to get in place to grow your company and the stress is keeping you up at night?

Maybe you know there's a ton of stuff that needs doing but you don't have the skills, time or desire to try and figure it all out yourself?

Or you recognise that you simply don't know...what you don't know.

Do you want to get back to doing just the things you love, and work on your business rather than just in it?

Do you want to fall back in love with the company you worked so hard to create?

If so I can help.

​I love creating order from chaos.


I love solving problems and improving processes.

I love helping people and businesses become everything they can possibly become.

If it's clarity, confidence and results you need, then you've come to the right place.

So why choose to work with me? 

I strongly believe you need both a small business coach and a small business consultant to achieve results fast. It's optimal if you can find both these sets in one person.

Why both?

Well a coach works on bringing out the best that's already inside you. A consultant is an expert and can teach you the skills that you lack.

My unique combination of consulting, coaching and practical support is everything you need to establish a rock-solid foundation for growth. You'll get a bespoke, prioritised plan of what needs doing, and the confidence, support and accountability to make it

No two businesses are the same.

No two leaders are the same.

So everything I do is bespoke and tailored to where I can have the biggest impact with you and your organisation.

Maybe you're struggling with figuring out your people strategy? Which roles do you need, in which order, and help with the recruitment process?

Or you don't have time for the nuts and bolts of building your business foundation - policies, procedures and all that essential but dull stuff?

Do you want to free up time to work on what's important, whilst feeling more organised and less stressed?

From people to processes, performance to planning, I can help.

I am an experienced (20+ years) coach and leader of people and processes, driven to help both businesses and individuals achieve their true potential. I am passionate about solving real-life problems through providing the focus, clarity and skills to inspire action and results. 

After many years working for one of the largest global multinationals in the world, I've seen how the big guys do it...

...and with time working across SMEs as well as running my own successful business, I know how to adapt those big ideas to work for you.

Whatever your starting point, and wherever the destination, I'll work with you to get you to think clearly, act confidently and ultimately create the transformation you deserve.

Let's have a chat if you'd like to be our next success story.

Are you frustrated with feeling like this...?

I feel completely overwhelmed with everything there is to do in the business. I need clarity

I haven't slept properly in months - I'm so worried about letting my family down

Life feels like a juggling act all the time - I'm not giving my best to my family or business

i used to love my little business. Now I'm scared I might just have to sell up

I seem to run around in circles doing bits of everything, but never finishing anything!

I want to get back to working on the things that I'm good at and  love - not everything!

I'm sick of fire-fighting - I have no time to be creative and grow the business anymore

How do I get back control? The business is running me and my life right now

I don't have the skills to take the business forward. I don't know what I don't know

If so, then you've come to the right place. 

My unique blend of consulting and coaching supports and
challenges you to achieve the transformation you need with clarity, confidence and action.

Here's how it works...

All my consulting and coaching programmes are built with the same goals in mind.

To quickly get you feeling focused, back in control and with a clear plan for the way forward.

You'll understand what you don't know, and how to learn.

You'll get back to doing the things you love, and sleeping at night.

You'll find the blend between work and the rest of life that is right for you.

You choose the level of support you need, how much you want me to personally coach you through the process and how much you're ready to invest.

Then leave the rest to me.

Here's how I can help...

No two businesses are the same. No two leaders are the same. So everything I do is bespoke and tailored to where I can have the biggest impact with you and your organisation. But to give you an idea of what we might look at together, some of the most common 'problem' areas I work with clients on are:


strategy | priorities | actions


income | costs | productivity


skills | recruitment | HR strategy


processes | procedures | technology


insurance | IP | compliance

Personal Coaching

confidence | skills | balance


strategy | priorities | actions


income | costs | productivity


skills | recruitment | HR strategy


processes | procedures | technology


insurance | IP | compliance

Personal Coaching

confidence | skills | balance

"Clarity comes from action, not thought"

Marie Forleo

Don't just take my word for it...

...diligent, reliable, easy to work with

As a new business that is scaling incredibly fast, we had a need to recruit 32 roles within a month, with no dedicated HR support yet within the company. We reached out to Holly and were delighted with the support she gave us. She took time to understand the business and its core values and what we were looking for in our team, advertised a number of roles, screened hundreds of CVs, carried out bespoke screening interviews and arranged the final interview stage. The candidates we saw at final interview stage exceeded our expectations, both in terms of quality and fit for the company, and are now employed with us and working hard to scale Vivify.

I would thoroughly recommend Holly as someone who is diligent, reliable, easy to work with and takes time to provide a bespoke service.

Andy Mellor

Co-Founder/Finance Director, Vivify 

Holly really is amazing, she knows what we need...

If we didn’t employ someone there would be no business…Holly really is amazing, she knows what we need . . .She just came and just did loads of sessions where she took everything out of my brain and put it on a post-it note and I just felt so free, and then she put it in order. I've never known anything like it.

Entrepreneurial Leader,

Nov 2020 (Eve Bell, Baba+Boo)

...pivotal in helping me go from overwhelmed to in control

Holly has been pivotal in helping me go from overwhelmed to in control. She has coached me and improved my self-confidence, as well as providing practical advice, resources and additional contacts to help me. I now have a clear, prioritised action plan of what I need to do next in order to develop my business. My confidence has been reinvigorated and I am now ready to grow my business.

Kate Holbrook

Music & Mindfulness Teacher

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Your questions answered...

What is the difference between coaching and consulting?

Simply put, coaching is about growing the person, the business owner, from the inside out. Coaching helps you to determine goals that match your highest potential, create a realistic plan to achieve those goals, discover how you self-sabotage your business, and be accountable for achieving goals within a planned time frame. While your coach might offer you insight and advice, the primary purpose of coaching is to empower YOU to learn how to create the business of your dreams.

Consulting brings the expertise of the consultant into the mix. A consultant offers information, advice, brainstorming and training. Working with me will get you 25 years of experience and lessons learned in growing a business, managing operational teams, improving processes and the customer experience, mitigating business risk and recruiting and leading an A team around you.

How do I know if I need coaching, consulting, or both?

You need a coach if you want help:

- organising your thoughts
- creating a practical and effective plan
- prioritising goals and tasks
- being more accountable for following through on tasks
- maintaining high motivation even in the face of difficulties
- understanding how you sabotage your efforts (and figuring out what to do about this self-sabotage)

- blending work and home lives

You need a consultant if you want:

- the advice and experience of someone who is successful at what you're missing
- to understand the basics of business planning and marketing
- to learn business and marketing skills in a rapid fashion
- to find ways to manage and follow-up on your business success

If you want help in both areas (which is almost always the case in my experience), you need both coaching and consulting. I strongly encourage my clients to use me as a coach-consultant - the best of both worlds.

In all cases, I will:

- ask thought-provoking questions to stimulate you to look at things in new ways
- really listen to what you say. Not only to the surface content of what you are saying, but also listening for the patterns, beliefs and feelings behind content
- give honest feedback on what I observe
- hold you accountable for the action plans we agree together!

What kind of people do you work with?

The types of companies I work with vary wildly, but I coach people who know that they're not getting what they want from their businesses. I coach business leaders who know they don't have the skills, time, confidence or motivation to figure this out by themselves. I coach people who are just starting their journey as entrepreneurs, as well as those who are already running successful businesses. I coach business owners who look like they have it all together on the outside, but on the inside they feel all over the place. I work with people who understand themselves well enough to know that they need help, and recognise that without it they will remain stuck. I work with people who are ready and willing to do whatever it takes (within reason) to make it happen!

I'm probably not for you if you expect me to do all the work for you. I'll play many roles as we work together: personal sat-nav, cheerleader and kick-ass accountability partner (to name just a few!) - I put everything into the coaching and consulting process and I expect my clients to do 100% the same.

Do you serve a particular geographic area?

I'm based near Knutsford in the North West of the UK, so can work in-person with anyone local to me. However, my clients are from all over where sessions can be conducted via Zoom.

Don't just take my word for it...

Holly has been invaluable to me over the last year...

Holly is a great person to have on your side when thinking about your career. I decided to start my own business and Holly has been a fantastic support. She will always challenge me and coax me out of my comfort zone, she's very astute at identifying when I am just trying to avoid a situation I'm not very confident about. She is pragmatic and will help me to admit something is not working and identify an alternative. Holly has been invaluable to me over the last year.

Diana Bowden

Highbow Limited

The value she brings to our business is second to none...

Working with Holly in securing talented candidates was an absolute pleasure. She grasped the requirements of the roles, qualities of candidates and our needs as a business very quickly. I was kept informed at every stage of the recruitment process and Holly fully managed from start to finish.

I would highly recommend any employer to approach and take advantage of Holly’s knowledge and expertise. The value she brings to our business is second to none.

Glenn Carroll

Operations Manager

Vivify Venues

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"We don't have to do all of it alone. We were never meant to"

Brene Brown