Coaching for an unhappy & demotivated team in Business | Phil Drinkwater

Improve the happiness & motivation of your team

Business profit is made through your team and the processes they follow. If the team isn’t performing, or if they’re struggling to pull together, it can cause significant challenges.

As the business owner, it’s ultimately your responsibility to discover the solution, but if relationships and leadership aren’t within your strengths, it can a struggle to move forward.

Coaching can help you discover new paths which may provide you with more long-term solutions.

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5 potential reasons your team aren't performing

1. They aren't clear of their outcomes

Teams love to know what they're trying to accomplish, but communication challenges can mean that they don't get to hear how they are really helping the business, which can be confusing and cause demotivation and infighting.

2. They have interpersonal issues between themselves

People can have radically different personality types, with some enjoying solving problems as a team and others preferring to be left alone. These kinds of situations can cause significant friction.

3. Your recruitment processes are allowing the wrong people into your business

The people you allow into your business will either lift it up, or drop it down. Without an effective recruitment strategy, the wrong employees can cause a business to stagnate.

4. Your leadership and communication skills are weaker than desirable

Business owners aren't necessarily natural leaders, and yet they may feel this role must be on their shoulders. This can negatively affect the team. However, you can't be amazing at everything.

5. Something else... together let's discover the reason your team are underperforming

Let's discuss your unique situation and uncover what's happening for you.

Why is this happening?

Business owners are doing their best, but they aren't experts at everything

You've done incredibly well getting your business to this stage, but you don't know everything, nor are you the right person for every job.

However, for some, these kinds of interpersonal challenges can be extremely tricky

If relationships and communication aren't your strong points, it can be difficult to move forward.

And some business owners are embarrassed that they aren't doing their best

It's totally understandable, but you don't need to be everything to everyone. Together, let's move on from this and build your confidence.

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.”


Here's an example situation:

Let's presume that one of your teams always seems to move forward more slowly and you don't know why

Looking from the outside, there doesn't seem to be anything obvious wrong.

Their manager doesn't seem to be making headway with this

You've tasked their manager with solving the challenge, but they don't find anything particular wrong in the team.

You may have tried to talk to them, but they always seem defensive

You've spoken to several of the team, but they just seem concerned about their jobs, even though you don't think you've given them a feeling that they should be.

You don't know why that team in particular has got into this state and it's taking up time that could be spend moving the business forward

What could be wrong? Is it recruitment? Is it individuals within the team?

Together, we look at solutions, which include 360degree reviews

When tasked with finding new options for how to improve team performance, you discover 360degree reviews.

You mention that you're personally uncomfortable with 360degree

However, you don't like the idea of them since you have a relatively traditional view of running a business.

We work together on this discomfort, which leads to the first one happening

Through work together in coaching, you agree to try it once, to see what happens.

During this, we discover that your team and their manager are very uncertain of the way forward

The lack of 360degree reviews led the team to believing that they couldn't be honest; they were uncomfortable giving this feedback.

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 business owners in improving the performance of their teams

I'm a Certified Business Coach who has a unique way of helping you past the challenges that you're facing.

And I'll support you in your journey at every step of your growth, whether that's in gaining new knowledge, or in personal development.

I’ve run my own successful online small business with up to 20 employees for 22 years

My teams have experienced their own issues throughout the years and I’ve seen first hand how this has impacted the wider business. 

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.

How will we begin the coaching process?

What will happen in our Free Discovery Session?

In our first small business coaching session, I'll ask you about your small 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 small businesses as I can, because you all deserve success.

Get FREE access to my course "17 lessons to $20million" - my own small business journey

By booking your free discovery session, I'll give you access to my course which details key elements of my own 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.”


How will we continue?

Pricing for one to one coaching services, and discounted packages

Single sessions for business owners and entrepreneurs are £189 - with a 15% discount in your first year of business. Single sessions for executives are £300. Discounted packages are available.

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

When we're together, we can talk about anything you want, but the focus will be on solving the issue that you believe is causing the most challenge in your business.

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 for you.

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”.


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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