Small business coaching - achieve new growth | Phil Drinkwater

Business coaching for small business owners

Available online throughout London, the UK and internationally.

I help you uncover the challenges that are the root cause of your challenges or stagnation, and support you in moving past them.

As someone who has grown their own non-coaching small business, I get the challenges you’re facing day to day.

It’s difficult when you feel stuck or stagnate, or if you’re suffering stress or uncertainty.

As a business coach, my unique process helps you tackle the root cause of your challenges, so you can enjoy owning your business and using it to build the life you want.

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What small business coaching isn't...

Business coaching isn't stuffy

We're having a genuine coaching conversation about your business, your goals and desires, and how you'd like it to fit into your life. And we're both human, so we'll laugh too!

Business coaching isn't pushy

If you've not completed something you wanted to, I won't be disappointed. I'll be very curious about why though, since it will help you understand yourself and how it impacts your growing business.

Do you see anything here that seems familiar?

You got through the startup phase, but growth has stagnated

I hope you're proud of your achievement, but I know you want to move on to the next phase, but you feel stuck.

You’re finding your small business stressful to handle

It's frustrating you that your business isn't running as smoothly as you'd like, and it's starting to affect your life too.

You have business plans, but they don’t always seem to happen

You're not achieving the plans you'd like, and you end up back at the same point time and time again. What's going wrong?

You’ve a huge list of work to do, but some of it stays on the list and you lack accountability

You've got an ever growing list of "need to's" and "should's" that you never seem to tackle, and you don't know why.

Your decisions are sometimes in line with your goals, but not always, and you’re hard on yourself

You manage to move forward, and maybe you have a business plan, but you're not as consistent as you'd like.

Your business doesn’t really have a clear strategy for moving forward

If you were asked, honestly, you just don't know how to take the next step and create the business success you want.

You’re aware of online business coaching, and life coaching to help you make the most of the time outside of work, but will it they help?

By booking your free discovery session, we can find out if my unique coaching programme will be effective for you.

Common challenges for small business owners

Finances or cashflow issues

Most smaller businesses will find they have some issues with finances, which can cause significant stress and anxiety for the business owner. It may take thinking of the challenge in a new way to find a solution.

Team building and hiring

As you move out of the early entrepreneur phase, you may start to hire people, but this can be unsuccessful if you aren't used to hiring or being clear about what personality type, qualities and skills are essential in your new employees.

Leadership, processes and management

As businesses become a little larger, they need to think about delegation and processes, which allow other people to work in your business effectively and efficiently. Managing these people and the processes can be essential but poorly understood.

Procrastination, indecision and poor motivation

We all have tasks we prefer to do, and paths we'd rather take. These can lead to delaying certain types of tasks, being unclear about how to move forward and a general feeling that you don't want to move forward.

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.”


Business case study:

Small business coaching uncovers the real issue, and provides the lifelong solution

A client was struggling with growing her small marketing business

She'd done really well to get her business off the ground and was creating amazing marketing strategies, but was spending more and more time just fighting fires.

She was finding that some customers were far from ideal

Some of the people she was working with were causing her more stress than was appropriate, which took even more time.

Employees were leaving, and seemed to be struggling with motivation

Her staff turnover was higher than it should be for a business that had a focus on happiness.

Over time, we uncovered the real issue; she was struggling with motivation herself

A small business is intimate and the feelings of the owner will be aware to everyone who works there.

She wanted a life where she’s travel more, but wasn’t allowing herself to do this

When we don't allow ourselves to have what we want, it negatively affects our own performance.

She fought against her desires in order to appear committed

Her mind was often elsewhere dreaming of her needs, rather than focused on the business growth.

We worked together on allowing herself to have the freedom she craved, guilt free

We unpacked her feelings of guilt and built a plan to allow her to travel as much as she wanted. At the same time, we handled the people pleasing that caused her to take on the wrong customers.

Within a year, her staff count had doubled and everyone was happier

The plateau she had been struggling with evaporated, and her business is has been growing significantly since. She's also loving her travel!

What's causing this?

You might think you need more knowledge or a new skill, but your business isn't held back by those

What is holding you back are the patterns that you use time and again, which lead you to the same unsuccessful place.

You do have the capacity and skills to develop and expand your company

If we can break you out of these patterns, you can move you on to the next phase of your business.

How does coaching with me help?

As a professional coach, I have a keen eye for spotting patterns in your behaviour and words

Currently, you'll not be aware of the patterns that are leading you to the same place time and again. It's my job to help you with awareness.

You'll eventually learn to recognise your tendencies before they even happen

As you practice, you'll start to see the same patterns appear throughout your business - and life - allowing you to evaluate what's causing this.

Then, you can decide to try out other avenues that might lead to success

Once your patterns are more clear, you can develop new ways to move forward and experiment with approaches to see what works for you. It's up to you, the business leader, to drive your company forward.

What they say..

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


Who am I?​

I'm Phil Drinkwater, a leading transformational coach who supports small business clients in discovering how to maximise their potential

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

I'll support you in your journey at every step of your growth. And when your successful business grows, we can look at leadership coaching to help you inspire your team.

I'm a business owner too; I’ve run my own successful online small business with up to 20 employees for 22 years

I know what it’s like being a business owner, because I’ve done it too. My non-coaching business made over £15million. If you need help taking the first steps to starting your small business, we can look at that too.

I'm also psychology trained

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

In our coaching sessions we will...

.. discover what you really want, like growing Marketing Agency Owner Bea ..

..and discover how to get there, like Entrepreneur Sara.

How will we begin the coaching process?

What will happen in our Free Discovery Session?

In our first coaching session, I'll ask you about your business and what challenges you're facing. Over that hour, I'll get a picture for what's going on, and let you know whether and how I can help.

If you're nervous, I'm incredibly kind

Some people are nervous, some aren't. Either way, I'll treat you with respect and, within that hour, you'll become comfortable. However, if you'd prefer a more gentle way to start coaching, we can do that.

All coaching is done online to keep costs accessible to all

I want to be able to support as many businesses as I can, because you all deserve success.

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.”


How will we continue?

Pricing for one to one coaching services, and discounted packages

Single sessions for business coaching for owners are £189 - with a 15% discount in your first year of business. Discounted packages are available.

In coaching we'll discuss challenges, resistance and how to design an amazing life and business

We can talk about anything that's useful to you, such as your marketing strategy (such as seo and paid advertising), but we'll focus on what's challenging and why you're resistant to certain paths that would lead to your business goal.

We'll also determine how you work best, and how all of this fits into the life you truly want.

We'll meet every 2 to 3 weeks, usually

I suggest we meet every 2 to 3 weeks, depending on schedules. This allows you to take actions so we can evaluate the effectiveness for you.

How does your future look?

What have you tried thus far to address the problems facing your business?

You've probably tried a few things to advance. Describe them. How successful have they been?

Are you truly committed to changing your circumstances?

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

How will your business grow if you continue on as you are?

Will you solve your challenges in the next 5 to 10 years? Or will you not?

If there was some "writing on the wall", what would it say about your business?

Do you make it to the next phase? Or do you not?

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”.


Book a Free Discovery Session

to discuss your business challenges

Available online throughout the UK and internationally

What's a Discovery Session?

Uncertain? Resisting?

Let's do a little bit of coaching to help you make a decision.

What date & time suit you?

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.
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