Phil Drinkwater

London Business & executive coach

London centre

London business coaching via online meeting

With the advent of popular online meeting technologies like Zoom & Google Meet, there’s no need to meet face to face, allowing me to provide business and executive coaching to business owners, executives, directors of an SME – plus freelancers and entrepreneurs – within London, while minimising disruption to your day.

What's my background?

I’ve been a successful entrepreneur who has built an online business which made over £15 million in sales and is still growing today. However, I didn’t have the opportunity to benefit from a business coach.

As a result, I felt that I was missing out on vital business skills, and had no support when times were tough. Today, times are even harder for executives in London, with saturated markets and massive competition.

What can you expect from coaching?

Gain a clearer vision  |  Build a plan  |  Receive support  |  Be accountable

A business coach helps a business by encouraging, inspiring and motivating the owner of the company to take control of their business. The success coach will help to give clarity and focus on what needs to be done and help achieve targets, reduce stress levels and reach goals quicker.

Business coaching is an ideal solution for any companies within London that are looking for ways to grow, or which have stagnated. A business coach will work with you to understand what you want from your business and will help you to prioritise what needs to be done. Some areas for a coaching programme incude:

1. What is your goal?

Although this sounds basic, most companies fail to set a clear goal for themselves.  A London business coach will help you come up with a clear strategy for achieving your goals and implement it by discussing the best possible steps and how best to achieve them.

2. How well do you understand your business?

Many business owners don’t fully understand their own business, which results in many missed opportunities for growth. A London business coach can help you to understand what makes your business tick and how you can improve it in order to grow and develop.

3. How can you manage the elements of your firm?

From people management, to finances and strategies, a London executive coach will help to understand how to manage the various components of a flourishing company. Many small businesses fail because they don’t have an effective strategy for managing their employees or maximising their profits and growth.

4. How can I improve my business?

Whether you have a small online business or a large firm, there are always areas to be improved. Clients are fickle, market conditions change and people come and go. A London business coach will help you to understand the ways you can meet these changing markets, by considering sales, marketing, profits and teamwork.

5. How does leadership affect my company?

Sometimes lack of leadership from within a company is the reason for a lack of focus and clear goals. A business coach will help give this crucial element to your business by helping you to develop strong leadership skills which will encourage other members of staff to follow your example.

6. How can I create the right spirit?

Many businesses fail because they don’t have enough team spirit or spend too much time trying to micromanage staff. A London business coach will work with you to truly understand the strengths and weaknesses of your team so that you can create a well-functioning unit who each work together.

Popular coaching packages

4 weeks

Succeed with a goal that’s just ahead of you.

Online chat: 4 X WEEK
Online exercises: Yes

12 weeks

Work with more clarity toward your goals.

VIDEO CALL: weekly 
Online chat: 2 x week
Online exercises: Yes

26 weeks

Create meaningful change in your life and work.

VIDEO CALL: weekly 
Online chat: 2 x week
Online exercises: Yes

26 weeks

Skip the coaching sessions and just use the chat app.

Online chat: 4 X WEEK
Online exercises: Yes

Convenient online meetings

I work online with Zoom or Google Meet. This allows coaching to take the least time away from your busy day.

Succeed inbetween sessions

I set regular online coaching exercises to complete in order to ensure progress is steady and continuous. 

Regular check-in

All customers check in regularly using a private online chat app, so we can evaluate what’s happening.

If your London-based business is struggling, a new set of eyes can help you discover a new path.

There’s always a way forward.

#analysis #mindset #compassion

How we work together

I work closely with my fantastic clients to create an individualised plan for their successful future.

1. Where are you right now?

To start, I ask you to fill out a detailed onboarding form, so we both understand where you are right now. This is truly working on your business!

2. What do you need?

The next question, then, is … how can I help to empower you to live the life, and have the business, that you want? We’ll look at what will help you achieve your goals.

What will we work on?

My approach is to look at the whole business and person. We’ll typically work on some of these:

Phil quickly honed in on the reasons that my online events business wasn’t achieving the success that I know it’s capable of. We worked together to clarify my vision and improve the areas which we discovered were causing difficulty.

I now have a clear path forwards and a sense of hope that was missing before.


Business & executive coaching in London

One definition of coaching is a one-to-one coaching relationship between a coach and someone who wants to improve their performance in an area of life. Within this, there are always an element of personal development, as the coachee learns more about their responses to situations. While coaching isn’t counselling, a trusted and confidential relationship is essential.

More specifically, business & executive coaching will focus on the growth of your London based company, although with business owners there will often be an element of life coaching too, as the individual attempts to gain a more effective work-life balance, or career coaching if the executive is unhappy. However, a life coach focuses purely on this aspect, whereas a business coach primarily looks at the company.

The coaching journey will challenge your thinking, give you new perspectives and ideas based on prior experience of the executive coach, help achieve what you want and make it easier to get there.

Coaches are impartial listeners who don’t judge; they take an active interest in helping someone to develop skills faster or encourage them to see situations from a different perspective.

Within your business, a London executive coach will act as a sounding board who will help to evaluate strengths and weaknesses. This is important because it can be easy for us to get used to the way we operate and stop noticing areas that could be improved.

Coaching is not mentoring or consulting though; I’m not here to tell you what to do – just to provide you with an effective sounding board for decision making. While I have extensive experience in the online marketing sector, this doesn’t limit my coaching areas.