Coaching & Mentoring
Dr Christopher Nankervis
Business Owner WeatherLogistics.com
Stephen has proved invaluable in lifting several barriers to success. At the start of the coaching, I needed more direction. The balance of coaching and mentoring, presented with a clear distinction, steered me on course.
Realisation of my future, delivered through an effective visualisation exercise, gave me a positive outlook. With vision, the business gained focus, providing me a broader purpose to achieve goals. Stephen also established my values, ensuring that these aligned with this vision.
Over the period of just a few months, Stephen has helped me develop several business leadership skills, self-confidence and empowerment.
SMS Electronics Beeston Purchasing Team Leader
We have recently started our sessions with Steve, but the personal and business benefits gained from coaching with him are already invaluable. It has been great to have someone external to coach and mentor me, as I am able to talk confidentially about any issues I face on a day-to-day basis and I can also have an outside opinion (mentoring), which sometimes helps a lot more.
We are going through coaching tools that will help me become a better leader. In fact, I already feel more confident and looking forward to put the skills I learn from Steve into place and will definitely change my management style as a result of our time spent together.
Steve has the ability to keep the sessions enjoyable, significant and knowledgeable and also the ability to listen.
Our sessions will take the company, the team and myself to the next level.
Geoffrey M. Price
September 10th 2010
I have known Steve Walker for more than five years, during which time he held the position of Managing Director of Barton Precision Engineers of Bulwell, Nottingham. In this role, the owners of the company delegated to him full responsibility for its strategic management and he was very much the driving force for growth and profitability in the business, setting strategy and taking capital investment decisions. He was the main focus for liaison with major customers and installed strong customer service and quality principles.
Steve was with Barton’s for 30 years, 12 of them as MD. He built a strong board and also developed a senior management team, encouraging managers to contribute more and take responsibility for their actions.
He modernised the company in many ways; achieving ISO 9000 and AS9100 Aircraft Accreditation, and introducing computerised systems and management performance indicators.
At all times he protected the company’s assets and reputation and maintained its Vision, mission and values. I know him to be honest, hard-working and totally reliable and have no hesitation of recommending him to a future employer for a senior and responsible role in engineering.