"Stephen is so good at what he does because of his realism and his honesty."- JS - Scotland
A Few Of Our Happy Clients
"He keeps it simple and sticks with it til you get there too. He's not afraid to persist, keeps his eye on the prize and doesn't care about being liked (unless that's part of how to get there). He's good at seeing what is going on and is prepared to say it how it is."- LF - London
"Stephen is an invaluable guide and catalyst for change, just the ticket if you need to adjust your direction and upgrade yourself."- SG - Dubai
”I really enjoyed the course. I found it gave me a deeper insight into how we make decisions and the role of emotions in our thinking. It's given me the tools to help my clients/customers even more and helped me understand my own behaviour. Well worth the three days – you get so much out of it”. – MP
"He listens and gets results."- BC - London
"A complex subject is described in an easy and understandable way and so it all makes sense."- PG - Lancashire
"He has a very professional manner and a very high degree of integrity."- AB - Buckinghamshire
What Is An Alpha?
Alpha is the term we give to business leaders who don't like to be followers.
Alphas are found in businesses of every size, sometimes the Alpha is already leading the whole business; often they are at C-suite level, they may be ready to break through to a leadership level and of course, are ready to start their own business.
They take more risks than most, and they like to define how they want to live.
Alphas are very strong-minded, highly driven and frequently very stubborn.
These are some of the core qualities which make an Alpha an Alpha, though they frequently have trouble asking for help.
But, if you are an Alpha who prizes results over being 'right' we can help you be even more successful.
Are You A Trapped Alpha?
We use the term Trapped Alpha when an Alpha is not hitting the heights and goals they are capable of achieving.
Alphas can become trapped in many different ways. If you recognise at least one of the situations below, please get in touch, we can help you.
What Traps An Alpha?
Alphas are human too.
They can doubt their abilities, just like anyone else. But because of their high ambitions, the internal conflict in their thinking can be stronger than average.
These doubts and fears often surface when it is time to make an important career or business decision.
We are very experienced at helping unblock Alphas trapped by their doubts and fears. You only need to ask for our help, and we can explain how we can do this for you.
Skills and Knowledge
Sometimes an Alpha becomes trapped because they are missing essential skills and knowledge which their career pathway up to this point has not given them.
This often happens when they are rising through the ranks or are starting or scaling their own business.
We assess what skills you need and create a plan to help you quickly gain them.
Company Structure and Organisation
It is not uncommon for Alphas to be trapped by the structure and operation processes of the business they are in, whether it is their own business or as a leader within a corporation.
We have helped many Alphas reorganise the structure of their organisation to allow them to work at their correct level.
The Skills Of The Team
One of the most frustrating and common traps that Alphas face occurs when the skills and knowledge of their staff are not sufficient to allow the Alpha to stay above the day to day running of the company.
To release the Alpha to work at their true level, they need to be fully supported by the people around them.
We help the Alpha solve this problem by making sure their key people are part of the Alpha's development plan when needed.
Who in your team needs developing so you don't have to deal with tasks and decisions below the level you should be working at?
Work / Life Balance
Balance is not a word that most Alphas like.
Balance to most Alphas means compromising or even failing.
The Alpha mentality to strive to achieve big results means that they frequently but accidentally neglect or damage other important areas of their lives.
This is why we challenge them to create what we call Alpha Balance.
This means to be successful in all areas of their life, not just one.