They say it’s tough at the top, but in fact every step taken towards that pinnacle can be one of relentless stress and unremitting pressure. One man who knows all about this is Mike Bowden, the man behind Changing Outcomes, which aims to, “help clients to manage change, plan succession and become the very best version of themselves”.
The reason that Mike is able to help others so successfully, is that he is not paraphrasing empty words and promises, or even merely speaking the words his clients need to hear; he himself is living proof of those words, testimony to the many tactics he has at his disposal. Prior to his epiphany, he lived a life full of strife and discord and has seen firsthand how this affects both the mind and the spirit, making people feel isolated and dejected.
It was when Mike was at his lowest ebb, with his family unit disintegrated, his brother terminally ill and his own life in pieces, seemingly regardless of how hard he worked, that he made the decision to turn his life around and trained as a Life Coach, gaining his diplomas and valuable insight into how to make positive changes. But it’s his troubled history which makes him so empathetic to the issues of others. “I have already been there and done it. And I fully believe that we all deserve to be remembered in a positive way,” he explains. “Through Changing Outcomes, I am able to give people permission to talk about their problems and not hide behind a mask. I can provide workable strategies to ease the pressures my clients are under.”
And it seems anyone can benefit from the service. “Some people are not even aware of quite how much they need my help. So when we begin to work together, they are quite astounded at how quickly and radically things improve for them,” Mike states. “Some of my clients use me as a sounding board, to bounce ideas off of. For others, I provide approaches for how they can more successfully manage their time, or integrate changes which have to be incorporated into their businesses and/or lives.
In order to further help his clients, Mike has written a book, ‘Understanding The Mirror’, which aims to give his clients an additional understanding of how his strategies can help them achieve their goals.
“I don’t coach people by reading textbook advice to them. I understand that we all have very similar touchpoints and that the small business owner can feel very lost and alone.
“I have been completely honest in the book about who I am and how this has given me the skills to coach others through their difficulties.”
Over the coming months Mike will be providing an insight into achieving better time management, improving change management and effective succession planning.
To contact Mike to discuss how he could help you, email
firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 07810 522173
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