About Joanne and SMART Support for Business

I have worked for over 15 years coaching business owners and helping them to improve their businesses, their teams and ultimately their lives.

The purpose behind starting SMART Support for Business in 2013 was because I am passionate about supporting business owners throughout the UK to maximise their potential. Whether that is their own individual potential, their team potential or their business potential. This enhances motivation and increases return on the investment they make in their people.  I do this through business coaching and team development processes.

I am one of those rare people that understands how to run an efficient and effective business but also understands people. My passion has always been about the power of a team which is why when I studied for my degree in Business and Management, my specialist focus was around people and leadership including an independent research project into the motivation of individuals in a small business.

Finally, I am experienced in Emotional Intelligence and have a Masters degree in Developmental Psychology and specialise in how relationship skills influence our emotional intelligence and team engagement. Fundamentally I get what makes people tick and how to get the best out of your people.

Some of the ways that I have worked with business owners in the past are through: conducting individual analysis, or DISC profiling, to assess employee core strengths; carrying out regular appraisals for their employees so they don’t have to find the time; mediation or dispute resolution to solve issues between employees or in some cases the owner and an employee; or conducting independent team feedback sessions to uncover what is really affecting the teams motivation.

This has also given me a strong understanding of the common frustrations of business owners themselves.

They are sometimes lonely, with nobody to talk to or guide them; often they are overwhelmed and working too many hours, for not enough return: with a team of people that aren’t working as effectively as they could.  As a result of the amount of time invested in their business, often they miss out of the important family events, or spend little time with their partners or for just for themselves to relax.  Holidays are a thing of the past and sometimes even their health suffers.

If you resonated with any of what I just described, then I am pleased to say that it doesn’t have to be like that!

I have worked with many firms who have turned their businesses around and are now reaching the levels of success they deserve; some have even gone on to win business awards. 

So if you are feeling challenged and/or overwhelmed then get in touch and we can explore how I could help you to get the results you deserve.

Connect with me on LinkedIn today and see what others say about how I have supported them to overcome their challenges, have a business that is less dependent on them and have more choices about how they spend their time.

Or for specific help and advice for you and your business contact me on 0114 221 9054 or by email at joanne@smartsupportforbusiness.co.uk.