Running your own business wasn't meant to be like this. But, what if there was another way?


It started out with just a couple of plates.

And it was smooth sailing.  Nothing you couldn’t take in your stride.

But now, as time has gone on, you have become a plate-spinning master. In fact, you could write the book on it. If you had the time. Which you don't.

Bit by bit, new plates got thrown into the equation - new challenges, new demands, new opportunities, new responsibilities, new pressures.

Now, you're convinced that the only way to keep your head above water is to move from plate to plate without stopping, twisting the poles and keeping the plates safely spinning. Stop, and the whole thing is sure to crash around your ears.

But this wasn’t why you went into business.

Being your own boss was meant to be about freedom, flexibility, financial security.  And maybe even a bit of fun in the mix. 

Somewhere, in the back of your mind, you are convinced there’s a memory of a fleeting moment when you had all that.  But now it’s just a grind.

Trouble is, what else is there?  Working for someone else doesn’t even feel like the lesser of two evils, never mind the preferred option.  But, then, nor does working for yourself.

Talk about trapped in no-man’s land.

But here’s the thing: it doesn’t have to be like that.  You don’t need to figure out which is the lesser of two evils, or face every day mustering all your strength to drag yourself through the grind. 

You can rediscover (or maybe even discover for the first time) that buzz and passion you had when you first started out. 

Your business can go from the millstone round your neck it has become to the rocket beneath your feet that it once was.

IF you want it to.

AND you are prepared to do the work.

Don’t believe me? I get that.

You're in too deep.  It’s gone too far. 

It’s hard to see how things could be different from how they are.  

You just need to suck it up and get on with it.  Keep cranking the handle, spinning those plates, getting through each day.

But what if I could prove to you it could be different?

What if I could point at numerous examples of people who have been right where you are right now, and had gone on to rediscover that joy and nervous excitement they felt on day one of their business adventure?

Well, I can do just that.

Because, with Big Life Consulting, I’ve been helping people just like you know how to understand, tame and manage the stresses and strains of the business, so they can turn chaos into order and put themselves back in control.


Well, you can keep reading. Or, if you’ve heard enough and want a conversation right now, simply click the ‘TALK NOW!’ button and select a slot in my diary that works for you, and let’s get down to business (literally).

No sales pitches, no pressure, no obligation, just an open and frank exploration of how I can help throw off the shackles and build the business you set out to create in the first place.

Click or tap "LET'S TALK" and set up a FREE, no pressure, no-obligation call at a time convenient for you

It may not feel like it right now, but you are designed for success.

Whatever stage your business is at – from start-up, to long-established and proven – you have no intention of being a spectator, an also ran just making up the numbers. So, it’s time to put yourself back in the driving seat, to take your vision from dream to reality.

And for that to happen, you want solutions. You need results. You demand the best. And the good news is that Big Life Consulting delivers. Every time.

But everyone claims they give you what you need, when you need it.

So, I would say that, wouldn’t I?

Well, no, I wouldn't unless I could back it up

You see, the only reason I say that is because it’s true. I’ve been ‘doing’ consultancy for more than two decades.

And, not to toot my own horn, I’m good at it.

I’ve delivered powerful results for businesses of all shapes and sizes, from a wide spectrum of sectors, across a wide range of different projects.

From start-ups, to established businesses looking to go to the next level, I’ve helped entrepreneurs in the private and voluntary sectors unlock vision, uncover mission, unwrap strategy and unleash growth.

BASICALLY, I CREATE Solutions tHAT deliver THE success YOU WANT

And, a big part of that success you want, is to feel like you did when you first started out on your business adventure

Which is why, perhaps most importantly of all, I've helped those men and women rediscover joy, excitement, anticipation and passion in what they do.

Those men and women grappling with their business came to me with a problem.

I helped them fix it.

They brought me their obstacles.

I helped them to clear the path.

They trusted me with their dreams.

I helped them to make them a reality.

How did I do all that?

By applying the tools, techniques, knowledge and experience that flows from a background spanning two decades, and is rooted in corporate restructuring, change and project management, and business development.

Put simply, Big Life Consulting helps you to shape your business, organisation or project to deliver the success you dreamed of – the success that was the whole reason you started out in the first place. 

Whatever that success looks like for you.

FIND OUT how I can help you create order out of chaos...

How I can help you to spin plates those plates efficiently and effectively, and get back to loving running your business, every single day?

Just click (or tap) the button below, and select a time and date that works for you, and let’s have a no-obligation, no pressure (and absolutely no sales-pitch) conversation.

All that sounds enticing. Maybe even too good to be true.

Especially as I haven’t told you what it is that I actually do. After all, while achieving the outcomes you want is great, how exactly do I deliver them?

Well, let me explain...

Over the years, I have refined my process into what I refer to as ‘U4’.

(and yes, I was a big U2 fan back in the day, so this may be a subconscious hat-tip in their direction).

‘U4’ is about Unlocking Vision, Uncovering Mission, Unpacking Strategy, and Unleashing Potential.

Let me show you how that shakes out on the ground…



Your vision is what drives you

It's why you started on this adventure in the first place. It's what has made you keep spinning those plates, no matter what.

Your vision what simply will not let you quit, in spite of everything

Whether you are just starting out, or have been blazing your trail for years, your vision is the key to your success.

My proven approach to unlocking vision will ensure that you gain (or regain) the clarity you need to build a true picture of the organisation you truly set out to build.


Where your vision drives you, your mission guides you

Without a mission that lines up with your vision, you quickly become like a ship without a rudder, drifting from one channel to another.

And you are done drifting. You are done spinning plates that shouldn't even been there in the first place

Bottom line - you are done not being where you are supposed to be.

With my help, you will uncover and define a razor-sharp mission that will carry you towards turning that picture you saw in your vision from a dream to a reality.



Strategy is the route map that will keep you on track

Without a clear and deliverable strategy, your vision and mission will only ever amount to words and pictures. Nothing more than an empty dream.

And you haven't come this far to satisfy yourself with empty dreams. You haven't weathered the storms for all of this to be about words and pictures

You want that vision that drove you forward on day one to become a living, breathing reality. All this plate spinning needs to be for something, right?

Whether you are deep into pursuing your mission and realising your vision, or just taking your first steps, I’ll help you to unpack a strategy that will deliver the outcomes you need to achieve the success you want.


Whatever it looks like for you - profits, turnover, size, social or industry impact, reach, influence, or something else altogether - you want to see growth

You didn't get into this to be an also-ran. You got into this to make your mark.

And, no matter what stage your business, organisation or project is at, you don’t want to stand still

Which is good news, because Big Life Consulting is all about helping you to discover the full potential that you have within your grasp.

And to unleash growth that will see your hopes and dreams for what you have created become a living, breathing reality.


Whether you are just starting out, well into your business adventure,  or even just wondering if going it alone is the right next step for you, one thing is for sure: it all starts with talking.

So, let’s have a no-obligation, no pressure (and absolutely no sales-pitch) conversation to figure out what needs to happen to put you firmly back in control of your future.

Just click (or tap) the button below, and select a time and date that works for you,

U4 is a process uniquely tailored to fit you

The power of U4 lies in its focus on you, with each step tailored to deliver the solutions you need for the results you want

I don’t need to tell you that no two businesses, organisations or projects are the same. You know that all too well.

Which is why I don’t go for the easy win and sell you short by offering you an ‘off-the-shelf’ product, or force what you are creating into a ready-made ‘solution’.

Instead, we work with you to develop an approach and a solution that fits. That fits you, and your business.

It’s an approach and a solution that is designed by understanding the what, why and how of your business, flows out of knowledge and experience, is built using the right tools and materials, and stands on firm foundations.

So that’s the process, but what’s actually involved?


No-one understands your business like you do...

Sure, maybe things haven't been going to plan. Maybe things aren't all that they could be. Maybe you feel like you can't see the wood for the trees and that the whole house of cards could come tumbling down around you at any moment.

But. whether you feel like that, or whether you feel like things are going along nicely, one thing is not up for debate: when it comes to knowing what your business is all about, no-one can answer that question better than you

Which is why the first step to getting you where you want to be is to understand where that actually is, and why you want to be there

Or, in other words: getting a full and uncompromising understanding of your business - the good, the bad, and the ugly.

You see, you are creating something unique.  It's flowing out of who you are.  You have hopes and dreams for how things will turn out.  And those hopes and dreams lie at the heart of why you are doing what you are doing.

So, no matter what the nature of our assignment, we take the time to really get to grips with the what, why and how of what you are building.

And that understanding means that we can provide a solution that truly fits the situation you face.


They say there's no substitute for experience and the knowledge it brings. And it's true.

Over the last two decades and more, I have worked with business men and women from all walks of life across a range of sectors. And each of those experiences has equipped me in new ways

So, armed with a full understanding of your business, organisation or project, I am able to apply all of that knowledge and experience, built over those two decades, to get to the root of the challenges and blockages you face, figure out, with you, what needs to change to enable you to move forward, and what you need in order to not just achieve the outcomes you want in the short-term, but to make sure those outcomes keep on coming long into the future.

But, no man (or woman) is an island.

Which is why I make sure that you don't just get my knowledge and experience.

You see, as part of an extensive network of associates, no matter what your challenge or need, if I don't have the answers, or if there are gaps in my knowledge and experience that means we just aren't quite getting to exactly where we need to be, I guarantee I know someone who does, and can add that missing piece of the jigsaw to get the solution over the line.

And that's not an added extra, it's all part of what you get when you work with big Life Consulting

And all that combined knowledge and experience ensures that the solution you and I design together is complete, deliverable and, most importantly, perfectly aligned with your aims.


It's not about how many tools you've got, it's about having the right tool for the right job at the right time

And, as you might imagine, over twenty years of working with different people in different sectors, with different types of businesses, facing different kinds of challenges, I’ve built up a vast array of tools and techniques.

But you didn't come to me so that I’d throw the kitchen sink at the situation. You came to me because you know that I don't do kitchen-sink solutions: I do targeted, focused and effective solutions

So it's a good thing that I've also built up the experience to tell me which tool fits each and every job - no smashing in a screw with a hammer, or using a screwdriver on a nail. The right tool for every job, every time.

And, together, as we design and implement the solutions that will deliver the outcomes you want, we’ll dip into that array of tools and techniques and apply the right ones, at the right time, to give you the results you want.


You aren't looking for a one-off fix, you want a solution that lasts

And, just like if you were building a house, you'd make sure there were good, deep, solid foundations to make sure that house was still standing in centuries to come, so it is with the solutions we create as we work towards delivering the outcomes you want.

You see, solutions built on flimsy foundations may (or may not) deliver what you were hoping for in the here and now, but at the first hint of trouble - the first storm that brews on the horizon - all that good work begins to crumble and you find yourself, at best, back where you started.

But, dig out some solid foundations, and the solutions you build on them will not only guarantee you the outcomes you want in the short-term, they'll keep on supporting those outcomes long, long into the future.

And, because I start out by gaining a true understanding of you and your business, bring twenty years' knowledge and experience to the mix, and apply the right tools and techniques at the right time, those foundations get put in place from the very beginning of our work together

Which is why I deliver solutions that last. Solutions built on a solid foundation that not only provides what you need and want today, but also stands the test of time.

All that sounds great, and sets a pretty compelling scene. But, you've still got questions.

Or, maybe you haven't.

Maybe you've heard all you need to hear and you’re ready to get started. Either way, let’s have a conversation to explore where you are, where you want to be, and how I can help you get there.

Simply click or tap ‘LET’S TALK!’, select a time in my diary that works for you and let’s sit down and get to grips with what you want and figure out if, and how, I can help you get it.