Why I need to Coach

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There is a Coach living (deep) within every-one of us, affirming our purpose though often-times, the voice is strained, drained and muffled by the daily struggles we encounter. We often strive to overcome obstacles, and in my case this was done through achievements in qualifications, certifications and trainings.

I have stumbled and fumbled to find myself, being stiff necked and proud, refused to bend my knees and became a prisoner to logic.  A wise man said “And I set my heart to know wisdom and to know madness and folly. I perceived that this is also is grasping for the wind.” Continue reading

Alexandre Mars Epic event with TLA

Alexandre Mars Epic event with TLA

Russ Shaw (TLA) with Alexandre Mars (Epic)

This was a call for drastic and systemic action. Epic is leading a call for large corporates to “pledge 1% of their profit”.  Alexandre also advocated for a 2% pledge from founders of tech companies! He is leading Epic on a worldwide movement and reaching out to the “15 cities of money hubs”.

Alexandre Mars, Founder/CEO of Epic Foundation was in London on 22nd March. He addressed “Tech London Advocates (TLA)” group about his disruptive vision on philanthropy. Continue reading

London Business Academy Executive Launch

 

lonba-bannerLonBA Executive Launch – 8 March 2017

London Business Academy provides Executive Business Programmes in London. We  support senior business executives to share their experience and expertise to develop professionally and improve performance of their companies both on a local market as well as globally.

Are you a growth-oriented business seeking know-how, connections and inspiration? Hear from the Panel who are actively supporting UK companies to scale-up and grow.

Register now for LonBA Executive Launch,  takes place 8 March 2017, NatWest HQ London

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The World is your Oyster

export strategy mapAs new technologies bring the world closer together, companies are tempted to go global. The bright lights of international markets are attractive both to Startups and the established brands.

It is alluring as it offers plenty of opportunities; however this venture can also be unsuccessful. Therefore, the ability to skilfully navigate in a global environment is essential. In order to minimise the risk of failure or falling into too many pitfalls on the way, ask yourself some questions before preparing your strategy.

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Attend the FREE LonBa Meetup Event on 2 Sept

IMG_20150721_082835Trust this meets you well (sunbathing) on your August Break!!
We are holding the LonBa Meetup Event on Friday 6pm, 2 September at The Fence Pub. This is just round the corner from Farringdon station.

There will be BBQ Platters with Cash bar and a raffle draw for FREE ticket to our 29 Sept Business Gym workshop!  No need for booking confirmation and you are welcome with guests.

Location: 67-69 Cowcross Street, Farringdon, London, EC1M 6BP    Please phone me 07985213071 should you need further information.   Enjoy your August Break and see you at the Meetup! Continue reading

How to find your Tribe

tribe1How to find your Tribe (or musings of a divergent)

I should simply say …Go where you are wanted!
Maslow’s law has fulfillment as the apex once we have food, shelter, material belongings satisfied. Fulfillment then would be about satisfying your ego and then you need to find followers which then equates to finding your tribe. So definitely who wouldn’t want to be Leader of the Tribe (pack)? Continue reading

Map your Business Growth Strategy

Map your Business Growth Strategy

Microsoft Map your Business Strategy

It is always necessary to re-evaluate and refocus your business growth plans. Refresh your business model and increase your profit margin – and you’ll want to do this with as little cost as possible.

We sometimes forget that our businesses are affected by external factors – things that are out of our control. It’s a good idea to prepare, with these factors in mind, as you start to grow your business – and a good approach is the PESTLE approach. Continue reading