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Double Trouble Shooting (3)

1. Trouble Shooting

The temptation to think that things will be better when you turn the next corner is huge when your company is in distress. False optimism or hiding under the covers will only come back to bite you, probably sooner rather than later. Recognising where you are right now is the first step toward stabilising your position and getting back in the black. This can be difficult when you are busy trying to keep your head above water.

During this session we will:

  • Consider The Five Whys – the brutal questions
  • Map your Business Model Canvas
  • Recognise when to call it a day
  • Explore the Stockdale Paradox and how best to effect a turnaround

2. Strategic Drift, Flux and How to Avoid It

January is usually a very positive time after the Winter break; we have set out new aims, goals and objectives, yet by March  the enthusiasm and activity has wained – why is that?  Whether it is your own personal goals or the more strategic aims for your business; drift happens when the basic day to day living mists the clear vision you once had of where you’d like to be.

During this session we will:

  • Consider why Strategic Drift happens (example video)
  • Complete a Business Environment Analysis 
  • Review Greiner’s Growth Curve 
  • Evaluate entrepreneurial examples for maintaining focus

3. Plan B – your contingency

Whilst fires, tornadoes and tsunamis are the things that we most connect with contingency planning, it is the more mundane and/or Brexit that is likely to knock us off course.  What if your main supplier goes bankrupt? Or, your best customer?  What if your sales team gets food poisoning?  Or your bank pulls the plug on your overdraft on payroll day? What if you get hacked???  These things can all cause confusion and disorder if you haven’t prepared for them properly. Contingency planning is a key part of business survival.

During this session we will:

  • Consider a PESTEL Analysis
  • Consider your Brexit Navigation route
  • Determine Durivage’s Contingency Plan
  • Plan your Crisis Management & Disaster Recovery


“Laura is an excellent facilitator, her easygoing appearance belying her dedication, hard work and sharp brain behind the scenes.  On a one to one basis she is incisive and focused and has been a most useful sounding board for business ideas and strategy.” Ian Jefferis

  1. Prices per session start from £500, for a tailored agenda, excludes handouts and workbooks
  2. Either session can be delivered as a webinar lasting 1 hour, with audience Q&As from £200
  3. This material can also be delivered as a series of coaching sessions over a period of 5 weeks via a one hour Skype or Google hangout



Not sure where to start?  Try profiling your staff and management with The Breakthrough Creativity inventory.  It assesses creative problem-solving skills, to develop the ability to be inventive and become more productive.


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