The new Business Doctor for Lincolnshire and Rutland is an old hand at supporting people to achieve their dreams.
David O’Brien came to Business Doctors with a strong background in operations, learning & development and people management.
He says: “Having spent the last 17 years in a variety of positions in healthcare technology, I have always found myself in roles where I am setting up something new or supporting others to succeed,” he says.”My strengths and motivations lie in helping and advising people to be the best they can be in business.”
David believes that all businesses, whatever their size or sector, experience similar issues and barriers to growth.”People who set up a company usually do so because they are great at doing something or because they have a passion for it, such as hairdressing, photography or health products. Very few people start a business because they are good at business,” he says.”Every company reaches a stumbling block where growth stagnates and the way forward seems unclear.”I help small and medium sized businesses to articulate their vision and create a practical road map for the next two to five years. The vision may be to grow by 50%, sell the business or just gain back a fulfilling work/life balance for the owner.”
Business Doctors work in a highly practical way with SMEs, getting under the skin of their businesses and working alongside business owners to achieve growth. This hands on approach, which lies somewhere between coaching and consultancy, really resonates with David.
He says: “We are not the ‘hand over a report and make our exit’ type of consultants. Our slogan says it all: We don’t just coach, we get on the pitch”.