In this fast changing world, more and more people are finding it difficult to keep up with new demands.
To overcome this, I provide ‘just in time’ one-on-one support to challenge, encourage and enable individuals to achieve their key objectives, meet new expectations and fulfill their potential.
I work on a retained or project basis. I work one-on-one to restore clarity and focus, rebuild balance and introduce new perspectives into your everyday working and personal life.
My approach is tailored to suit your specific needs and my aim is to challenge and support you to achieve your own and your team's commercial AND personal goals.
Working with you to build a clear picture of "What Success Looks Like".
The world after the Covid-19 crisis is a different place. Businesses from every sector are adapting to a ‘new normal’ with greater expectations, increased competition for reducing space and certainly more remote presentations.
Major retailers and suppliers will be flexing their financial muscles to salvage as much 2020 business as they can and everyone will face even greater commercial challenges.
Do YOU have what it takes to get the best deal for YOUR business?
"I worked with Vance on numerous development programmes and his practical approach combined with his personal energy brought consistent results." Richard Cornwell, Managing Director
"Vance mentored me as I began a new role as Sales Controller and helped me make the transition from being one of the team to managing and leading the team. He helped me have confidence in my ability and gave me sound advice on positioning, managing upwards, planning the team restructure to grow our business. His advice, help and support has been invaluable." Lucy Gilbert, Sales Controller
" I worked with Vance over a period of time when we implemented a new Selling Skills programme to our sales team. He was a pleasure to work with and always happy to challenge my thinking to make sure we got the best possible outcomes for our teams. He also introduced us to the concept of running Development Centres for teams and although there was resistance initially because it was different...he encouraged me to be brave and keep going with it. These development centres became an integral part of how we worked and people found them incredibly valuable. Great for coming up with new ideas and adapting them to the workplace you are working in." Helen Sandilands, Head of Sales Effectiveness
"Vance is a true all rounder when it comes to everything and anything you look for in a coach, mentor, motivator and thought leader. I’m lucky to have been on the receiving end of a good few years of sound business and leadership coaching from Vance whilst working in the same industry together. Always inspiring creativity, always teaching others to think and act outside the square...Vance is a genuine, humble and fun loving coach to be around." Mark Zimmerman, Sales Director
Coaching and mentoring people to realise their potential is what drives me everyday. Working with talented individuals is a privilege and I love every moment of it!
I'm a highly accomplished sales and management professional with an extensive experience of commercial, people and relationship development. I'm focused on mentoring and coaching individuals in areas where I have practical and relevant experience.
Challenge and change excite me - finding new ways to solve old problems is both exciting and rewarding. Mentoring and coaching individuals to be able to clearly define what the end game looks like and supporting them to achieve it is hugely rewarding - there is always a way to get something done.
My latest book - Cooking for Business - is now available to buy or download on Amazon. It looks at the ingredients needed for sustainable success in key areas of business and within key roles.
"An excellent read.
Great reminder of some business basics and some interesting new techniques and ideas.
" Easy to read and understand the key principles. Great for bench-marking what you're already doing and gaining some new perspectives. 5 stars!"
The 496 Partnership was born out of my belief that too many talented people are not given the support they need to allow them to fully develop their skills and achieve everything that they're capable of.
My approach is focused and tailored - working with you to unleash your potential.
Very much 'just in time' rather than 'just in case'. We will cover what we need to, when we need to.
My passion is 'Making People Count'
496 is a ‘perfect number’ – it’s divisible by: 1, 2, 4, 8, 16, 31, 62, 124 and 248. If you take all of those individual component numbers and add them together, the total is 496.
Just as the number 496 is made up of different components, organisations also consist of a number of different components - departments, teams and individuals. Indeed, our own lives have many different 'components'.
With any one of the numbers missing, any members of the team not performing or if we feel incomplete in any aspects of our own lives, we cannot get to 100%.
Mentoring and coaching support targets key areas to help you deliver 100% of your potential.
I am totally committed to mentoring and coaching you and your team to ensure that you reach your full potential - both on a personal and commercial level.
To me, working one on one with talented people is such a privilege. I love working 'up close' and in real time to 'stretch' and challenge individuals to unleash their true potential.
The Coaching work that I do falls into three areas:
1 Performance Coaching - helping individuals unleash their full potential
2 Development Coaching - helping high-performing individuals become more rounded contributors
3 Career Coaching - helping individuals to plan their next career moves
The Mentoring work that I do is long term and focuses on 'big picture' thinking. Mentoring is about more than just goal achievement, it's also about life planning.
My role is not to 'rescue' individuals. My role is to enable, challenge and support individuals to give them the confidence to deliver 100% of their potential. It's all about 'Making People Count'.
Why not get in touch to see how we could work together.
A key part of the mentoring and coaching support that I provide is to help you define what you're trying to achieve and supporting you in taking the key steps to make sure that your goals are fully achieved.
Achieving your goals, your dreams and your ambitions IS within your reach
All of us have ideas and dreams but for many people everyday life can get in the way of realising them. Too many distractions means that these dreams fall into the ‘too difficult' pile, detailed plans are not built and motivation is lost.
It’s often easier to leave things as they are rather than making changes that carry the risk of failure and disappointment. Without the clarity in our own minds and a defined plan, it’s difficult (if not virtually impossible) to communicate precisely what we're trying to achieve and why.
I make this easier for you.
“If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always got”
Working with our proven template, I'll help and support you to identify the key areas for change and the key steps to drive that change. I'll work with you to build the plans that will ensure that actions are completed, required changes are implemented and success is attained.
It’s easy to find reasons not to change but truly understanding WHAT DOES SUCCESS LOOK LIKE® will provide the clarity and motivation to help you get started on making the changes that you want and move you closer to getting the results that you deserve.
Why not get in touch and let's see how we can realise your goals and ambitions.
Welcome to the 496 Kitchen - the place with all the ingredients to develop more engaged people, build successful teams and create successful businesses.
It's not often that you get to combine two of your great passions into one area but I've managed to do it with my new series of video shorts.
This is the first video in my series 'Cooking for Business' - please check out my YouTube channel for more content!
Take time to think how members of your team could benefit from mentoring and coaching support and get in touch for a NO OBLIGATION discussion.
496 Partnership - working one on one to deliver outstanding results
'Making People Count'