Entrepreneur coaching - experienced coach & owner | Phil Drinkwater

Business coaching for entrepreneurs

Available online throughout the UK and internationally.

As someone who has grown their own business to $20million sales, I help you get the most out of your journey

You’re full of drive, passion and excitement at times, but maybe you’re struggling too.

It’s OK. That’s part of the journey.

I’ll support you in making the right decisions for you and growing the business you’ll love to run that fits in with your life and who you are.

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Let's set a few things straight

Business coaching is for entrepreneurs

A good percentage of my business coaching clients are entrepreneurs and startups. They want to make the most they can and would like to benefit from the experience of others while their businesses are young and can go in any direction. 

And by the way, did you know that about 40% of entrepreneurs are ADHD? I support them too.

Growing into a small business

As you begin to grow, and you transition to being a small business owner who has staff and processes, we can switch to small business coaching, which tackles new challenges, like stagnation, recruitment and building processes. We can also incorporate leadership coaching to help you inspire your team.

Business coaching isn't stuffy

I'm anything but corporate; while the goal of coaching is serious, we'll aim to make the sessions enjoyable and fun.

Business coaching isn't pushy

I'm not in the habit of telling you off for anything you didn't achieve, but I will be interested in why you didn't, since that can help you find a new path that's better suited to you.

As an entrepreneur, is any of this familiar?

You’re stressed and don’t know what business tasks to sort out first

You've got a growing list of things you have to do. Where should you start? Is there an important order, or doesn't it matter?

You’re unsure if you have the skills and qualities to do everything you need

You might have only a small amount of knowledge on seemingly essential subjects like marketing, sales, admin, finance, delegation and management. This is starting to seem like a mammoth task!

You see all sorts of challenges way in the future, and they make you anxious

You don't even know what you need to know, and you're starting to focus on what you can't do tomorrow, rather than what you can do today.

You’re unsure how to take the right steps to move into the growth phase of business

You're sure there's a path forward into profitability, but it seems a long way away currently. Do you need a business plan? Should you look at outside investment? Do you need a marketing plan? What are these and how do they even work?

You’re not being as productive as you’d like, and are hard on yourself as a result

You're being unkind to yourself and are trying to force yourself to move forward, but it's not really working because you aren't sure if your actions will lead to anything useful.

Maybe being an entrepreneur is killing your social life

Maybe you're just stuck in a rut now and you don't know how to get out, but you're focusing your entire life on this.

You feel alone with no one to talk to

Your friends aren't entrepreneurial and you have no one to talk to about the challenges of building a business from scratch.

What they say..

“I’m doing really well. Probably the best I’ve been. I have to thank you for the tools you’ve given me to deal with issues.”

— BEA, MARKETING AGENCY OWNER

Case study:

Business coaching uncovers the real issue, and provides the lifelong solution

An entrepreneur client was still trying to start her business after 2 years

She had hardly moved past the "initial idea" phase of her business.

She was giving herself an increasingly hard time about her lack of productivity

She was frustrated and annoyed with herself. Why is this so hard to do? It seems simple in some ways, but it's ended up complicated and confusing.

She was starting to feel desperate about her lack of progress, but hated working for others

She wanted to change her live, but was starting to doubt herself and her ability to grow a business, and was feeling more and more like an imposter.

Entrepreneur coaching helped her discover she was worrying about tasks that were 12 months down the line

She was spending all of her efforts worrying about the future, rather than focusing on what to do today.

We re-focused on a Minimum Viable Product, which is the minimum you can launch

We started again and ripped all her task lists up. She said "this felt incredibly liberating" as she didn't have to do all of that work which was worrying her any more.

As she started to move forward, we tackled individual challenges each time we met

Each session we'd focus on very specific tasks, such as specific marketing or product challenges, and that started to build her self-confidence again.

3 months later, she had made more progress than in the previous 24 months

Her business started to take shape, and she was being productive and was clear again. She saw a future where she could achieve the growth she desired, particularly with the help of staff when she started recruiting.

Why is this happening?

You might be blaming a lack of knowledge or ability for your struggles

That's not the case. Your patterns are holding you back. As an entrepreneur coach, I've commonly see issues like lack of trust in yourself and your direction, fear of failure, fear of success (yes, it exists), overwhelm and much more.

In the case above, a perfectionist tendency killed progress.

You do have what you need to become successful in business

As an entrepreneur it can be a challenge when you realise you don't know everything you need, but really you only need to get this started. You can hire your way to success later. That's what we all do.

How does entrepreneur coaching with me help?

I understand the patterns which are leading you to struggle

Having been there myself, and with my training and experience as coach, I can highlight the real challenges which are causing you to struggle.

You'll begin to see these patterns before they happen, allowing you to follow successful paths instead

Awareness will allow you to spot these before they happen: "Ahh! I'm being perfectionist again! Right, let's stop worrying about the future and get on with today".

Learn how I grew my business from nothing $20million with FREE access to my course

By booking your free discovery session, I'll give you access to my course which details key elements of my own entrepreneurial journey, worth £300.

What they say..

“The difference from my first session to now is life changing for me. The growth is so wonderful”.

— SARA,ENTREPRENEUR

Who am I?​

I'm Phil Drinkwater, a leading transformational business and life coach who supports entrepreneurial clients in maximising their potential

I'm a Certified Coach with a totally unique approach that will help you understand why you currently act and react how you do, and see why that leads to the challenges you're facing with your fledgling business.

I'll support you in your journey using both life coaching and entrepreneur coaching, so we can ensure your business fits your life.

I built my own business from nothing to 20 staff

I understand how it is when you have so many possible paths forward, and you don't know which is right to take. My mistakes over the years will help you learn, and my questions and insights will help you to choose. Together, we can build a set of life and business goals that suit you.

I'm also psychology trained

I'm aware that our needs, thoughts and emotions determine whether we succeed or fail, and how we can use these to produce a more success-oriented mindset.

How will we begin coaching?

What will happen in our Free Discovery Session?

I'll listen to your business journey so far, and help you to uncover the real reason you're not moving forward. We should have a fairly clear idea in that first session.

If you're nervous - I'm incredibly kind

We'll go at your speed and, at the end of the session, you'll be feeling very comfortable with the process. However, if you'd like, we can take a more gentle start

All coaching is done online to keep costs accessible to all

I want to be available to businesses of all sizes, including new businesses, and online business coaching allows me to do that.

Learn how I grew my business from nothing $20million with FREE access to my course

By booking your free discovery session, I'll give you access to my course which details key elements of my own entrepreneurial journey, worth £300.

What they say..

“Before business coaching, I didn’t believe I could have what I really wanted, and I settled for second, third and fourth best. Now I’m moving forward with what I really want.”

— CHELSEA, EVENTS BUSINESS OWNER

How will we continue?

Purchase single sessions, or a discounted package of 6 or 12 sessions

I'm flexible to fit in with your needs. Single sessions are £179.

In each coaching session, we'll look at how you can move toward building the business you want

We can talk through anything you need to, and I have a set of tools and exercises that will help you to uncover the right path for you.

We'll meet every 2 to 3 weeks, usually

I suggest we meet every few weeks, depending on schedules. This allows you to take actions so we can evaluate the effectiveness of this new path for you.

How does your future look?

What have you tried so far to successfully start your business?

How successful have you been with taking the first steps?

Do you want this enough to try new ideas?

Out of ten, how much do you want success in your business?
Out ten, how certain are that you will achieve success?

Where will you be if this isn't successful?

If you carry on as you are, where will you be in 5 to 10 years, and are you happy with that?

What is the "writing on the wall" about your business growth?

How does this end for you, if you continue down your current path?

Learn how I grew my business from nothing $20million with FREE access to my course

By booking your free discovery session, I'll give you access to my course which details key elements of my own entrepreneurial journey, worth £300.

What they say..

“In just one session, Phil took me from a place of apprehension to one of clarity and confidence. We spent time working out what things I need in order to achieve job satisfaction”.

— MARA, NEW MANAGER

I'm a leading transformational business & life coach who helps clients maximise their potential

I'm trained and Certified and have a totally unique approach to solving your business challenges.

For 22 years, I’ve built my own successful business

And throughout, my failures have been my greatest learnings.

I'm psychology trained

Our thoughts, emotions and needs are where we'll win the battle for success in business.

If you're nervous about coaching, let's chat on email a bit first, before booking a discovery call.

Not everyone is comfortable with the idea of coaching, and, if that's you, maybe you'd like to know a bit more about the process before booking an online call.
That's OK!
Let's chat a bit on email before taking the next step. And, honestly, you'll be fine since I'm incredibly kind.
Or email phil@phildrinkwater.coach

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