Jez added significant value to our business.
The input put into one of our MD's contributed to a turn round in a division losing over £1million a year to generating a profit of plus £1million the following year, I would put at least a third of this turn round down to Jez, I should know it was me!
I took over one of our business areas, this area had been poorly run over the last two years and was losing money, I quickly got a handle on what I thought needed to be done and cracked on with it, results didn't come through as quickly as I would have expected.
I approached Jez, he helped in two areas, firstly he helped me understand the impact that my style and values had on others and how to flex this style to achieve far more from others, secondly he helped me refine my business priorities to ensure I was focusing on the areas that would move the business forward, as result of this the business moved forward, we retained all the key staff (vital in our business) that we wanted to and we went on to have our best year, followed by an even better year the following year, with a different more productive (productivity up 20%) style of working in the business.
A side from this Jez also looked at some issues in my personal life and historical values that impacted on my work performance, by helping me solve these issues I became more productive and motivated and effective, this resulted significantly in my retention in the business, I have subsequently gone on to run the businesses biggest division.
We have used Jez tactically to help facilitate difficult staff issues, I am sure that his involvement has helped the business come to reasonable and realistic conclusions avoiding unnecessary costs and complications.
Finally Jez aided the business through a merger. By working with Jez we were better able to balance share holder and senior manager needs and aspirations resulting in a successful merger.
In my opinion Jez adds significant value to a companies bottom line in our own case I would put this in the region of £2.5 - £3 million over a 3 year period. This is equivalent to about 15% of our profit over this time, Jez is not for the faint hearted and you have to be prepared to commit to it, if you do I believe you will see a similar up lift in performance.
I met Jez when he was guest speaker at a small group of CEO 's of which I am a member.
He introduced himself and asked each of us to give a brief intro about ourselves. Following this brief intro he gave us all some feedback - he was frightfully insightful on each of us re our personality and management styles.
He summed me up exactly. A month after the session I engaged Jez to work with me as a coach on the areas where I felt I could improve.
After very few sessions I could see the progress that I was making and decided to bring Jez into the organisation to work with my executive board with a specific remit to help develop each of the other 4 members personally and to help to bring the board together to be a high performing team.
We are now in our second year and have made some difficult decisions including one board member agreeing that we needed to combine 2 roles leading to her leaving the business. We would not have made such a decisive decision without the support and guidance of Jez plus the environment he helped create enabled this to be amicably resolved.
I would highly recommend Jez to any CEO to develop their skills.