Alan is an entrepreneur with over 30 years experience in early stage technology startups. He has been involved in all stages of early-stage technology businesses from business planning, fundraising, product development, marketing and sales to growth planning and acquisitions.
Is your business tight on cash? Wondering whether you can raise money fast? You may not need to go outside of your company to find the cash you need. I can help you to identify ways to generate more cash from your current operations faster and more inexpensively than raising outside funds.
Helping companies to identify business opportunities and guide in financing
All areas of Technology and cyber security from both a practitioner perspective (CIO/CISO) and from being a startup advisor (strategy, scale, funding, product)
You need to stand out from the crowd. You need to be seen and you need to be heard. You know your stuff, you just need to hone your skills so that your story helps others recognise your value. Executive Presence is an undervalued skill right up until you need it. University Education and traditional career paths spend all their time in the detail and no time on the big picture communication challenges associated with c-suite roles or VC rounds. I have worked with some of the largest organisations in the world to support their leaders to build their executive presence and tell their stories articulately and passionately. As a professionally trained actor who worked in Londons West End, I have a tool box of techniques to be shared that can give you the edge. With the right support, anyone can build their executive presence and make their mark on the world.
Effective leadership is based on a multiple set of skills that lead to high performance from the executive team and employees across the entire business. Its essential ingredients are trust which then leads to effective a defined mission with matching values, a vision, sound strategic planning, a consistent communication strategy, developing KPIs, following and publishing its metrics, implementing performance management systems, increasing safety, and ultimately influencing followers to perform in ways that advance the mission of the company. Coaching services focus on providing the training, brainstorming, consulting and accountability necessary to advance leaders to the next level helping them to: • Create space for strategic thinking • Delegate to their team more effectively • Improve their team and company engagement • Sustain high performance in their teams • Work in a more Agile way • Improve their time management • Enhance their communication skills for greater influence and impact • Find how they can overcome the ways they sabotage themselves • Improve trust within their team • Identify roadblocks and how to surmount them • Identify outcomes that are detrimental to their professional success