Last week I attended a business planning workshop facilitated by business coach and mentor John Drury.
I have attended similar workshops with other business coaches in the past who throw around suggested templates and ideas to set up a plan, but this is the first time I have attended a workshop where I actually completed my plan for each quarter and the year in under 4 hours. John provides an extensive planning workbook that even drills down to planning each week within the first quarter. I felt a real sense of achievement knowing that I walked out of the session with an ACTUAL and tangible plan.
I am sending this to you as John is planning to hold another workshop on 23 January, and I thought this is something that may interest you. If you need help with setting up your business plan, or perhaps already have a plan in place, this may be a good opportunity to re-assess it before the year kicks off.
I highly recommend this workshop!
It’s a pleasure of working with John for last few month. I admire his passion, dedication and professionalism. John help me to clarify basic and important things that put house in order. Having clarity of thought and bring right priority would help me greatly.
Hi John, I’ll be there again.
I need this regular break from working in the business to refocus and work on the business… and on me!
Thanks for breaking down into manageable chuncks what is a seeming impossible task to plan 12 months, 52 weeks, 365 days.
I attended my first quarterly planning day in June and it was exactly what I was looking for. I’m great at setting goals…but not-so-great at breaking them up into micro-actions. This workshop gave me the head space to plan it all out and feel that it’s all achievable!
If you find it difficult to make yourself sit down and plan for the next quarter, book yourself in for the next Planning Workshop on 19th September! I just completed the workshop that covers July-End Sep, and it gave me clarity and a guided path to work on goals set for that quarter AND the next financial year. Thanks John, I am now on a path to meet those goals set.
Through a group business mentoring program I started with John earlier this year, I have found his approach to business coaching and mentoring to be invaluable for both my own personal growth, and that of our business. His program and methods really dig down deep to give an understanding of why you are in business and how to succeed in everything you do. His approach is a holistic one whereby the focus is to get both your personal & business life in gear for success. I would highly recommend at least talking to John about how he can help.
John is an amazing business mentor. His knowledge around integrating work and life are insightful and often life changing for clients – he knows his stuff and practices what he preaches. This can be quite rare in the business world. On top of all that he’s a great guy to do business with.
John Drury has a wealth of experience as well an in depth knowledge and understanding of what it takes for business owners to succeed and their teams to operate effectively.
I’m very fortunate to regularly network with John Drury and I see few people in the business coaching industry walk the talk like John does. A highly respected business mentor in my business network and a genuine nice man. I recommend John’s book ‘Integrate’ it’s a great read for any business owner trying to find work-life balance.
John Drury is a powerhouse and smart Coach who loves helpingpeople win big. Known him for years and great guy. LOVE HISWORK!
I profiled John Drury on The Mentor List. The themes and inspiration of the recorded show titled Worklife Integration has been enjoyed immensely by the show listeners and remains to be one of our top rated recordings to date. Thanks for being a Mentor of the show and for sharing your wisdom with the audience. You can find the episode at https://www.mentorlist.com.au/john/.
I had the privilege of working with John on some key areas that were holding me back both on the job, and away from the job. What started as a process of tackling my seemingly overwhelming workload moved quickly but carefully into dealing with some of the fundamental aspects of work and life. We worked through some big ticket items like self-respect, confidence, my personality and capacity, my role in shaping organisational culture, delivering outcomes, and how I manage my team. Along the way we developed and practiced the plans and practical tools to underpin and strengthen those areas.
John is intuitive and insightful. He’s a great listener, good fun, and knows when and how to challenge. He also has a genuine care for the person behind the professional objectives.
I look forward to continuing the journey with John.
Working with John has helped our team understand each others natural working styles. The Extended DISC profiles we participated in were very insightful, and totally non judgemental. It simply highlighted areas in which we work effortlessly. Hence giving us clarity in assigning tasks. As a result the level of frustrations have been reduced and we have achieved better efficiency in our work process as the right tasks are being assigned to the right people.
The process John took us through was different to other Business Mentoring processes we have experienced. I felt it was very practical and we walked away with skills to be able to perform better at work. John was very hands on in the process and really helped us work through challenges until we found a resolution.
As a bonus the same skills learned, are also useful in personal life! I highly recommend John Drury if you are willing and open to personal growth.
After you have been in business for a while, It’s difficult to find a business mentor that truely adds real worth. John was one someone of real worth for us.
The extended disc profiling tool he used was far above the usual profiling tools I have experience. John was able to masterfully use this process as a surgeon would use a knife. He peeled back the layers of the way we worked and showed us how it could work better.
I feel this process alone was invaluable. It showed us insights that transformed the way we saw ourselves and our staff, and allowed us to overcome communication barriers that were stunting our potential for growth.
John has my highest recommendation and I welcome any enquiries regarding our time with him.
John is an intuitive business mentor and he is extremely easy to engage with. Through out my transformative learning journey, I am thankful I had John, guiding me through a very vulnerable time of my life with authenticity, kindness, wisdom and empathy. I have not only learnt practical work skills but skills for life. I am very thankful to have met John and learnt from him. I am delighted to recommend John to anyone from novice (like me) to CEO, who would benefit from a mindful and an empathic mentor, to support them through their challenging and rewarding learning journey
John has been working with myself and my team for the last two years. He has helped me specifically in team structure and getting to the key issues very quickly… which have led to making strategic and wise decisions.
With a complex operation, John also is an invaluable part of my team now by keeping myself on track with my bigger picture goals.
I’ve no hesitation in recommending John for coaching and mentoring in team, management and leadership training and solutions.
I had the opportunity to attend a planning workshop with John. I found it to be really informative and gave me a much clearer picture with my quarterly planning and goal setting.
I highly recommend it and in fact have registered to attend another workshop with John.
John is an incredible Leader that is qualified to impart his stuff. He is an inspiration and certainly knows how to mentor and take you further than you can see. He gets right beside you, he gives you belief to pursue and endure the challenges that life and work posses. More than a Coach, but rather someone that taps into your heart which therefore enables you to make an impact in your world. A must for any individual or organisation no matter the size.
Whilst working with John in a large community organisation I saw how he motivated people and the ability he has to inspire others to reach for their best. I have personally witnessed the power of belief in others that he possesses and his genuine regard for people.
I would recommend him to anyone who is considering stepping out on a limb to reap not only financial rewards but personal rewards as well.
After 10 years of hard work with only modest success, we decided it may be time to get an outside perspective on our business.
After our initial consultation, we found that John would be a good match for our business and decided to hire him as our business consultant, after 6 months working with John and a lot of hard work, we have doubled our turnover, identified our strengths, weaknesses, and our target market. Our business is now heading in the right direction.
John helps you step outside your comfort zone and can assist you to take your business to the next level.
I asked John to work with me over a 3 month period, in relation to some business and family issues.
I found John’s assistance exemplary.
John is a lantern of clarity and action. He was able to cut through, when I could not.
John’s abilty to get to the core of an issue for a Purple Co client has resulted in a dramatic positive change in behaviour and motivation. Service provision was time efficent and cost effective. I look forward to the opportunity to work with John again.
John is an excellent communicator and listener who possesses a wealth of experience and insight. He has forced me to step outside the daily grind and do more strategic thinking for Gen YQ and myself.
He is fantastic at defining roles and improving communication. The passion he shows for his field enables people and teams to reach their potential and rise to new levels of productivity.
John Drury and I are both members of BNI Nepean Valley. I Have had the opportunity to get to know John and his very well. He is always passing on great advice and motivating us to be our best. John offers a great service to businesses and is determined, motivated, and I believe his business will be very succsessful.
Having worked with John in the not-for-profit sector for many years I have experienced firsthand his passionate teaching on Leadership. I owe him a lot for all that he imparted to me during that time. It has definitely contributed significantly to the success in I enjoy in both my life and current work role .
John is a very clear communicator who is skilled at adapting his presentation to diverse audiences and taking them on the journey from a conceptual idea to practical implementation.
I have no hesitation in recommending John as a man who can help any individual, business or organisation to grow and flourish.
John is one of those rare folks that you occasionally find who has the knack of getting to the heart of an issue quickly, respectfully and with a true appreciation for his clients best interests. John’s approach means he is at home in any environment from a board room, adressing senior business people to a one-on-one personal coaching session. John is energetic, encouraging and diplomatic, I have no hesitation in recommending John to any potential client.
John Drury for Summit Leadership Solutions facilitated a 3 day workshop for the PSI Management team in March 2011.
The workshop included one day of structured team building and organizational strengthening and two days, building on the work of the first day, reviewing the organizations core values and strategic directions. This culminated in the development of a revised document reflecting the above.
I can highly recommend John’s approach, style, process and the outcomes we achieved.
The managers all enjoyed the experience and found it highly valuable.
From an organizational and value for money perspective the investment we made in John’s services will I am sure serve us for years to come, and we look forward to working with him in the future .
I have benefited greatly from my coaching sessions withJohn Drury both professionally and personally. He has helped improve my effectiveness as a manager by identifying areas for greater focus and solutions for overcoming what at times previously felt like impossible demands on my time and energy. With John’s fantastic encouragement and astute insight, I feel far better equipped to deal with the daily challenges of my increased responsibilities at work. I can thoroughly recommend John as a coach who will reinvigorate your approach to many things in your life, whether that be at work or at home.
My sessions with John Drury have been very valuable. It was great to have a fresh perspective on my business and insight into other ways I might achieve my goals. It was also very helpful to talk about where my business is at right now and to gain more insight into myself in relation to my business. During the sessions we generated many ideas that I will take into my planning for the future in my business. Thanks John
I asked John Drury to work with me over 6 months ago and in that time we have identified areas that I need to work on in order to achieve my next major goal of opening another branch of my business. Empowering my team has been the specific area so far and it is still a work in progress.
I have asked John to help set goals for me to achieve (tick off) before our next meeting and this works well for me (most of the time) as it sets a timeframe and an accountability. The accountability to John is a constant reminder each time I feel myself falling back into the “old ways” of micro-managing.
We still have a way to go but we have a plan and have set some specific and reachable goals in order to achieve this.
I would highly recommend John’s services to anyone who wants help in finding a pathway to the next level of their business.
Thank you for coaching me over the past 3 months. I believe the strategies and tools you have given me so far have helped me gain an insight and clarity both on a personal and business level.
You have done this by;
Making me set realistic goals on a personal and business level
Keeping me accountable to my goals and decisions
Helping me clarify the wants, needs and direction of my life and prioritise these
Help me recognise negative or limiting beliefs – excuses
I like having you available over the phone and via email to discuss anything that comes up between meetings or to keep me on track.
I look forward to the future and seeing how this venture has an effect on my personal life and career
From the first session of working with John I knew that I was in for a challenging and hopefully rewarding time to come. I worked with John over a period of a year and through his guidance and insights he helped me immensely to gain clarity about where I wanted to be, where I needed to focus my energy and importantly, what I needed to let go of. With this anchor firmly in place, John moved on from the ‘headspace’ work and down to the nitty gritty of defining and then holding me accountable to taking action to get me closer to where I wanted to be – I can’t highlight how important this is to achieve real outcomes, which is exactly what happened as a result! I highly recommend John to anyone who is seeking to achieve more in any aspect of life, whether that be career, wealth, health and wellbeing or relationships.
John Drury facilitated a workshop focusing on work-life integration at our business group’s annual retreat in August 2017. The topic was of real interest to our members as they planned their personal objectives for the coming year.
John ‘s central premise (that work-life balance is a myth) really resonated. He shared his thoughts on the subject and took us through interactive exercises to prompt deeper reflection about healthier ways to integrate work into our lives. Our dialogue with him and subsequent internal discussions were very beneficial in promoting more meaningful goal setting.
I can heartily recommend John as a speaker or workshop leader for any business setting. He relates well to his audience delivering a message that is clear and relevant to busy people doing business in the 21st Century marketplace.
John has spoken at multiple events of mine and has always added exceptional value to the audience.
With an easy-going style combined with expert knowledge on behavioural profiling tools and ways of getting the best out of yourself, he was always well received by my clients.
I would thoroughly recommend him to anyone.
John from Summit Leadership Solutions is a great leadership trainer and coach who through his warm and friendly personality easily and effortlessly connects with individuals and groups. It is this strength which allows him to gain excellent results sorting-out the people issues which can hinder the growth of a business. If you are looking to get great results through facilitated leadership team training then I highly recommend John to you.
John is an enthusiast person with vast life experiences that I believe will be a benefit to any person prepared to lift their life and business to a new level. Ring John now.
John is both a student and a practitioner of leadership. I have great respect for his ability to bring out the best in leaders and to “cut to the chase” when it comes to helping people become more effective. He’s a straight shooter, and in the fast-moving world of business that’s exactly the sort of trusted adviser you need.
I have known John Drury for over 30 years and observed his ability as an enterprising leader that has developed over all these years. He is now in the position to be able to help others develop those skills as well.
John is totally committed to serving his clients and helping them achieve phenomenal results. His integrity and passion in helping others is truly commendable. I would highly recommend John’s services for anyone wanting to reach their true potential.
John made a great impact on our church, by his teachings and his person. He is very good to encourage and to get your focus in the right direction. His person makes You feel good and you can relax, and this helps a lot to receive knowledge and information. By his visit something new happened with us, and is still there.
John always demonstrates a passion to create positive change in his own life and the lives around him. John continues to display a high level of integrity and has a “can do” attitude at all times. His many years of developing his Leadership Expertise makes him an ideal coaching client. I would love to recommend John to any individual or organisation who is looking to move forward and achieve their desired outcomes in every area of life.
I have known John Drury for some sixteen years, and worked with him on many occasions. John has a successful track record in raising, developing. and working with leaders both in Australia and overseas, and possesses valuable insight into the dynamics of leadership.
John is a man of great integrity with excellent coaching skills. His many years of leadership experience are evident in his assurance and ease in working with and guiding others. Any organisation that engaged him would be making a smart move.
I’ve known John for over 15 years. He is a dynamic leader, and an excellent communicator. He possesses a natural ability to connect with and relate to people quickly.