After many years in a long-standing family business, with accepting survival and minimal profits as “good enough” we decided to seek professional help in the area of business management. For years we had considered hard work, long hours and loyalty to sub-contractors was the formula to a good business (wrong). We realised the business had more potential but did not know how to capitalise on this, we approached Nick Ikonomou with a wish list of where we would like to be, and in a few short months, Nick has helped turn this business around, and turned our personal lives and positivity around as well. We would use the similarity of a football team that has been chasing a flag for a lifetime and finally have a coach to carry them through to the final. He has done the preparation and teaching, now we have the ability to win the prize. With the introduction of new systems and ideas we can already see a huge turnaround in the development of our company, and with the goals set by Nick at our monthly meetings, makes us more accountable and can finally see profits and success looming. We will be forever grateful for our connection with Nick Ikonomou and his services.
We knew we had a fabulous business but lacked some of the skills required when you start a business and it takes off! Coach Nick has given us the knowledge and tools to change much of the running of the business as well as understand and get on top of all of the financial aspects of a growing business. Without him I'm not sure our business would have survived. He has shown us how to have a thriving business and work/life balance.
Thanks for your support Nick. Great to get the direction we were lacking with your guidance.
Nick really knows what he is doing. If you want to expand your business, he is the guy to speak to.
Amazing coach for all types of businesses. I know many businesses Nick has helped, including ours.
I met Nick through a networking group called BNI. Nick has worked in the field long enough and has the expertise to help businesses achieve success. One thing I am super impressed with Nick is how organised he is with his work and when you are a business owner trying to get millions of things done at once, the qualities you need in a business coach is someone who is experienced, organised, punctual and whom you can rely on. Nick ticks all these boxes and I would recommend anyday.
Nick is a very seasoned business coach. I have met a few business owners who have Nick's services over the years to grow their businesses. His coaching strategies, across all facets of business, work very well and he is very professional to deal with.
Nick is highly experience and one of the best business coaches available today, if you want your business to grow, and continue to build contact Nick.
Thanks for your assistance with myself and our clients Nick
Nick is one of the most experienced and successful business coaches going around. If you are looking for someone who lives the talk and has plenty of integrity, drive and knowledge, Nick is your guy.
Nick has been an amazing help to the growth of my business, he has been coaching me for 3 years and could not recommend him highly enough.
I was a client of Nick's for 3 years across 4 different businesses. Firstly, I owned two medical centres which Nick coached myself and my business partner on. He helped us learn many new skills in addition to helping us make the decisions we knew we needed to make (but were scared to) that allowed us to ultimately enjoy the businesses better. He has also helped me and my staff coaching in regards to a mobile business I own and an online business that I used to own.
I recommend Nick highly if you're looking to grow and improve your business and the life it allows you to lead! Thanks again Nick!
I have been working with Nick for several months now and have so far managed to learn much from his years of experience in the business world. He continues to introduce me to new ideas and ways of thinking and has provided me with the tools and knowledge to further myself both professionally and personally. Nick not only teaches skills and techniques specific to one industry or business but teaches different ways to approach or analysis situation which can be applied across a wide array fields.
Seeing Nick has been great for our business, it has grown far quicker than it would have without his help. Nick gets us to do the on the business stuff we should be doing but wouldn't without his coaching, it's also a great thing for a husband and wife team as Nick acts like a mediator between us and we don't end up in an argument!
Nick is a true master of business development and coaching. His easy-going style is complimented by his proven technique and broad knowledge base. Nick has helped me understand the difference of working in the business and on the business. This mind set has allowed me to step away from your traditional blue collar approach and start developing it as a true white collar business. In the last two years of having Nick’s guidance the business has grown from a small team of one employee and me, into a proper company with a supervisor and a team of employees. This has allowed me time to move away from being on the tools and focus on building an empire. Thanks Nick!!
Nick has been my business coach for about 3 years. In that time our business has almost doubled in size, become quite profitable and I am personally living a much more balanced life. These huge improvements are in no small part to the guidance I have received from Nick that I have put into action. Nick's calm, thoughtful, strategic guidance on a huge range of topics has been invaluable. He also has a great sense of humour! I would strongly recommend Nick's services to anyone who wants to take their business and life to the next level. His offices are easily accessed with good facilities and parking.
Nick is a passionate and experienced business coach, with experience across many business categories. Nick's understanding of the challenges faced by SME business owners together with his skills and discipline gained in his past "corporate life" make him a great asset to any business.
Nick is an excellent business coach providing expert advice, relevant ideas and clear accountability for action. His coaching is certainly helping me take my business to the next level.
Nick was my Business Coach for 6 months when I needed some direction and help with a new business venture. His advice and expert knowledge was a great help to me and my business during that period. I will definitely be going back to Nick in the near future, as I am further down the track, at a different stage and in need of some more of his creative out-of-the-box ideas and advice within the business.
I have been coached by Nick & he has been great in helping me work on the business & set goals to achieve results to grow my team.
I found Nick to be a fantastic help for my business and I. Having worked in my business for 20 years I found myself working long hours for little return. Nick presented some great ideas and made me more accountable for my actions. He showed me the way and to this day I am striving to follow his methods.
Nick has excellent coaching skills and has been most helpful. I have no hesitation in highly recommending his services. Hi knowledge and application of his skills are exceptional and he is a true professional.
Nick is a fantastic business coach and mentor. His ability to enlighten the root cause of failure and implement strategies for positive outcomes is second to none. I recommend Nick to all the lonely business owners out there.
Nick has been an outstanding Coach to both my husband and me, often clarifying each other’s roles and responsibilities. The more sessions we had the more I saw the depth of his knowledge and see our Pest Control Business moving forward. He gave us the confidence to take a leap of faith and achieve things that we hadn’t even considered. We found him extremely insightful and inspirational. He is what we call a “Real Coach” Thanks Nick for your constant encouragement, support and pushing us in the right direction.
Speaking as an employee at Advanced Life Photography, one of the many businesses under the guidance of ActionCOACH, I can honestly report a huge increase in job satisfaction for all staff and customer satisfaction for our clients due to work flow practices implemented through Nick Ikonomou. My employer Clint Dickenson started with Nick last year after toying with the idea of business coaching for quite a while. The biggest hurdle we needed to get past was the understanding that we needed to have someone steering the ship, so to speak. Someone working on the business, instead of everyone working in the business. It’s a hard process to comprehend when you are an expert at what you have done for 25 years. We now have systemized procedures for every aspect of our job so someone else can also do our job as our business grows (up 16% so far). With Nick there to guide us, we can see the big picture and implement changes that are needed, instead of being so busy doing a job the same, flaws get repeated year after year. Jobs are now delegated out, improving individual job satisfaction. Staff turnover has decreased, as we now have the ability to learn and grow with the job and not feel that Clint can do it better, so why bother trying. Clint now has even more free time to do what he loves doing best, promote his business and socialize, as less staff training is required. We are all happier with a boss that smiles instead of frowns. Thank You.
Working with Nick is an effective way to progress the business and learn new skills. His input has been invaluable.
Since working with Nick we have boasted several sales and conversion rate records. It’s great to have someone to bounce ideas with to our marketing and general business systems. I recommend working with Nick, as for us at Candlewick, it has brought a lot of direction and purpose to our work, an investment which has and will continue to pay for itself many times over.
Before ActionCOACH we were waiting for life to happen. Now we are making it happen. We have just realised that to get our dreams we have to do more than just dream them. Nick has helped us realise this and assisted us with the first steps.
Even though we have only started recently, what the mentoring program and Nick’s involvement means to me is that I have the ability to talk to someone outside the business who is totally removed from it and I can bounce ideas off and receive a different perspective. The regular contact I have is far more than the meetings I had with my previous business partners.
It has been a whole year since Nick and I had our first coaching session. A lot has changed in my business in that time. Nick has helped me identify areas for improvement, then provided the tools to make the improvement and guided me through the implementation. In these 12 months, Sales have increased 18% and Gross Profit 23%.
Toplock Locksmiths used Nick Ikonomou from ActionCOACH business coaching for over 15 months as our business coach and we have found that with his guidance we have increased our business tremendously over this time. Especially with the internal structure of the business. After being sceptical of business coaches in the past, I found Nick to be first class in what he does and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him to other business owners that need to take that step forward. Once again, thanks Nick
Nick is a great business coach and encourages clients to work on their business rather than in it. During the 2 years I worked with Nick as my business coach, I hired a business manager to run day-to-day operations and managed to reduce my hours working in the business to 2 days a week. I have managed to maintain this, grow my business and have time off for my young family which has been GREAT!
Nick is a motivated business coach who has worked with me to understand and improve my knowledge of running a business. Nick is trustworthy and experienced in his field.
I have been in business for a number of years and thought that I didn't need a coach. On meeting Nick and getting to know him I decided to see what business coaching was all about. After a few discussions with Nick and putting a plan in place I can do nothing but highly recommend his services. He has made me accountable and set me on my way to achieving far more than I ever imagined.
I wanted to thank you for all the advice you have given me and helping us get our business to the stage it is now. When we began coaching I was almost ready to give up but now I’m at the stage where I am moving overseas for 9 months to operate our business from there. Our business structure is so good now that I have confidence that it can operate with less input from me.
The best money Colourtech spends is on our business coach Nick Ikonomou. Last year, despite the effects of a global recession, our turnover increased by 45%, we are 20% more profitable and we have 50% more free time! We’re not sure where we’d be today if we hadn’t made that investment in Nick Ikonomou. Even our wives love what Nick has done for our business because now we get to see each other. It’s really been a life changing experience for us. In just two years we’ve grown and learned that it really is possible for a good business to work without us constantly feeling the pressure of having to keep control. We now have good team on board with the right people and we have the time we need to be in an objective position to work on the business, not being weighed down by having to work so hard in it. The place really works heaps better and we know that’s because Nick keeps us on track and accountable with weekly meetings that focus on making our business and our lives even better.