What Our Clients Say
Here’s what some of our members have said about Strategic Mentors…
I was having coffee with a friend and we were sharing our experiences so far from Financial Security Program.
Suddenly she said, “I know what’s different about you! In the whole time we’ve been sitting here your lazy eye hasn’t flickered once! Since I last saw you a month ago, you literally can see things more clearly.”
I hadn’t even realised but it makes sense because I am definitely carrying around less emotional baggage and so my brain isn’t working on overtime trying to process everything.
I feel less tired, more energised and have more space to think clearly. It’s funny what a few changes to your thinking habits and lifestyle can do.
Sarah Crowther, Strategic Marketing Consultant (just 4 weeks into her Program at time of writing this feedback)
Before I hired Chris as my mentor I had a huge breakdown in my business because I had a lot of huge challenges in my life and business.
I felt bored, broke and depressed. My clients where very successful but I felt not successful at all.
I had a 15k debt and my brain was in the survival mode.
I made the decision to hire Chris as my mentor.
That was a good decision, because in the same month I made 15k, and after that another 40k in just a couple of weeks. And now 12 months later I made almost 6 figures without a lot of effort.
Amber da Silva, Coach
When we started with you two months ago we’d been running aps Fitness for just over 6 years. In that time we’d managed to get it off the ground and earn enough money to get by but that’s about as far as it had got in terms of financial success. We were proud to have kept it alive and running for this long but we were looking at a way to not live month to month and really start to elevate the business to a higher level.
We instantly resonated with the idea of the 3 F’s as this is why we started our own company in the first place. To have freedom and control over our lives but also help the world with a subject we think is vitally important. What we hadn’t been able to do though was get financially secure. Since starting the programme we have realised all the areas where we were making things hard for ourselves and for our clients. We realise we’ve been undervaluing our service, meaning that estimating cash flow and actually generating enough money would always be tricky.
We’re fixing this and reaping the rewards!
Matt Lovett, Personal Trainer
Since starting on the Strategic Mentors Financial Security Program I have had clarity and confidence about how to build my business. Whenever I have felt overwhelmed or confused support has been there. This means that I don’t waste any emotional energy thinking about other options such as taking a part-time job/ branching out into something different.
Thalia Carr, Coach
Over the past 20 years my business has been successful at attracting new clients by word of mouth. That’s gratifying, but the reality is that most of those already recognise they have a problem and believe we can solve it. Now, through developing our offering using what we’re learning in the Financial Security Program, we are bringing in new clients who we are converting from scratch. And we haven’t finished the course yet!
Dan Sager, PR company
“Since Strategic Mentors worked with us they have presented valuable financial information on the business, that has changed the way we not only look at the business day to day, but has enabled us to improve the way the company is funded, and relations with those funders. They have also been creative in looking at the way we market ourselves, offering some fresh ideas, that take us away from traditional motor trade marketing, giving us an advantage over other businesses. I can honestly say they could make the difference in any industry.”
Ian Redding, Motor dealerships
“I have known my mentor for many years and have used their undoubted ability in facilitating some acquisitions we were contemplating. They were expert in their ability to get to the right people at the right time and we found their services invaluable and will certainly use them again.”
Stuart McLean, IT and POS company
“Strategic Mentors helped us as the board of a software development company and their attention to detail and meticulous nature was crucial in highlighting problem areas within the organisation. Chris was a pleasure to work alongside, utterly trustworthy and I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone.”
John Cartlidge, Software company
“I just didn’t focus on what was right before working with them.”
Paul Milne, Logistics company
“Over the last 12 months, we have seen a significant increase in our business, which is up 131% on 2010. Our mentor is very encouraging and supportive and offers a wealth of knowledge of business and marketing. He is a great mentor and has been paramount in the success we have achieved in the past 12 months.”
Adrian Poynter, Network company
“I spent some time with Strategic Mentors where they shared with me 3 valuable marketing strategies that I could use to improve the profile and process for attracting more clients to use my company services at ‘Expat Know How’. I would recommend that anyone looking for marketing support to contact them.”
Claire Snowdon, Publishing company
“I could see we needed to change what we were doing, but everything seemed to be top priority. Strategic Mentors helped us identify that if we didn’t get the system change right it could be the end of the business. That certainly focused the mind! We’ve come through a hard time, but now the future’s looking better than ever. And best of all, I spend far less time getting stressed about the bank.”
Dianne King, Marketing company
“An eye opening experience – how you can get so much information from numbers is beyond me. It makes me wonder what I’ve missed in the last 3 years that would put me in a very different position now.”
Ben Flood, Communications company
“Although initially I felt the workload had increased, it has in fact enabled me to reduce it by taking a couple of hours out of my schedule to “think” about things and then identify the objectives for a project that is important to this business. I think for the very first time, I’m in control and we’re going to have a great year.”
Sam Cross, Architects practice
“When we first put my original objectives down I never thought they’d be achievable. I can’t believe that I’ve done them all. It just goes to show what is possible if you go about it the right way and have the best support in place.”
George Mason, IT company