The Business Coach That Lost and Found a Secret

Have you ever felt that the business you’re running just isn’t quite working? Or certainly not as well as it could be and certainly not the business your hard work truly deserves.

Are you spinning way too many plates, working long hours, don’t have enough time, you’re feeling overwhelmed and not really sure where to go next?

Or there’s a frustration that you aren’t getting the money that we deserve for all the hard work and effort we are constantly putting in.

Maybe your business and personal relationships are just starting to get in a bit of a mess because the business you HAVE is not the business you WANTED. It’s not what you signed up for when you started your businesses, is it?

I know exactly how you feel. Been there, got the T-shirt.

And I had to find the better ways and the secret ways to running a business I could be proud of the hard way.

Marc Ford Business Coach in Oadby, Leicestershire East Midlands. Not Your Typical Business Coach - Over 20 Years Experience, Business Owner, Author of 5 Business Books - find out more here

Your Best Kept Business Secret… if you’d like him to be.

As you may have gathered from the title of this website, I’m Marc Ford MBA and I’d love to be Your Best Kept Business Secret when it comes to getting you the business your hard work truly deserves. Having started on the shop floor of a supermarket at the age of 16, I went on to find myself in the board room of one the UK’s largest 20 years later.

Bravely (or stupidly depending on how you look at it), I left and started, ran and sold my own business in one the UK’s most competitive spaces. It’s here that I learned how to really manage people, smash targets, truly coach and motivate people to get the business, the clients, the rewards and the life that their hard work truly deserves. 

I’m an author of 5 business books and work with trusted partners like the BBC, Hitachi and Mercedes Benz. I aim to work with and help over 100+ small businesses every year to not only become ‘game-changers’ in their industry or niche, but also become ‘life changing’ for them and their teams. 

I combine my business growth experience with honesty, motivation, accountability and my hunger to find better ways to makes sure that nothing is left to chance, guesswork or luck, because you will have the real and rewarding control of your business, your work life and your vision… and the money to go with it!

So if you’d like to know more just ask! You can contact me through my contact page,  follow me on the social media links down below, or even book a FREE 30 Minute Focus Call and I can say “Hi!” to you personally.

I genuinely hope to speak to you soon,


Just a few words from some of my clients…

Dr Andy Cope
Best Selling Author and Happiness Expert at Art of Brilliance

What can I say? Marc has a set of skills that nobody in our team has. We’re not a bad lot, but business acumen, hunger to exceed customer expectations and the ability to shout about the good stuff we’re doing were somehow lacking.So we’re lucky that we are now tapping into his skills. We see Marc as a very rare talent and are working with him on all sorts of happiness, wellbeing and ‘brilliant’ projects. He has a lovely mix of technical skills, business nouse, drive, enthusiasm and (most crucially) he’s a thoroughly nice bloke who wants to make a difference

James Blacklaws
CEO of JB Commercial Finance

Marc has a unique style of business coaching. Rather than wear a cheap suit and hide behind a franchise, Marc wears a white t-shirt, swears a bit and tells you what he really believes, rather than what a ‘one size fits all’ model tells him to say. As well as being a client of Marc’s, I have recommended several local business people consider using his coaching. While some initially were concerned having been used to the ‘C&A suit brigade’ of business coaches they were quickly won over by the results they saw produced by Marc’s coaching. The bottom line spoke loudest.

Margot Clarke
Clarke Consultancy

Marc’s approach is very different to that of a “normal” business coach. Goodness, he doesn’t even dress the way you’d expect a business coach to dress. But that’s what’s so great about him. He’s his own man and is brave enough to do things his own way. And it works! He’s got me to step out of my comfort zone (with a lot of nagging on his part!) and do things that I would rather not do but am glad I’ve done. And the best thing is that he cares. He really believes in the people he works with and is always at the end of a phone if ever you need to talk. Having that support is invaluable when you’re a small business owner.

Beatriz Meireles
Owner, BEA Fitness

Yes, I would definitely recommend Marc and your are the best kept business secret!

Thank you so much Marc for your help and I love the ideas and challenges you put in place. You’re definitely helping to make things look and feel a lot easier to me business. Can’t wait for the next 12 months!

Paul Horne
Owner CoolGoldfish Designs

Marc offers the best advice around – and unlike many he won’t sugarcoat the pill! If you ask for his advice and want him to check out what you’re doing, then expect a very honest response. That said Marc will go out of his way to ensure you minimise mistakes and is a font of knowledge on what works and what doesn’t in business. He really is the Best Kept Business Secret!

Hannah Benyon

You share valuable lessons and tools alongside real life examples, whilst managing to keep the atmosphere of the room fun and energised throughout the day. I learnt the importance of developing strong alliances and partnerships, and how to reach new clients by understanding who they are and how to find them. You also gave specific advice to each of the attendees, offering each of us ideas on how to market ourselves differently, or offering new services, by helping us to think outside the box.