Marc brings a fun approach to a serious business message. A true edutainer.
I rarely give speaker testimonials because speakers can be very up and down with their message and content, however in Marcs’ case I am going to make an exception. When I first heard Marc speak I was impressed with his depth of knowledge and passion, he actually was speaking from experience. Marc is a very special speaker and he has the ability to communicate on many levels. I have no hesitation in recommending him
Marc entertained and informed over 100 colleagues for us. Not only were there some valuable ‘take-aways’ for the audience, we noticed a remarkable change in attitude towards their aspect of the business; increasing value, appointments and in-turn, sales.
We had heard Marc speak at national conferences and events which is why we approached him to deliver training workshops to our employees. The workshops got our employees fully engaged and up to speed with the latest developments in our industry. Marc’s energy, enthusiasm and drive make him an excellent public speaker and a must-have for anyone running an event who wants an impactful session within the programme.
Making small businesses more businesslike is what Marc Ford excels at. Marc works with a diverse range of businesses to help them build a structure for success so they can not only grow, but grow profitably and sustainably. Ideas you can turn into action, actions which will turn a profit, Marc offers practical and pragmatic advice-rather than buzzwords and BS.
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
What can I say Marc Ford MBA super genius. I have worked with Marc on my business. Tapping him up for business advice and attending various one-day courses. I can’t recommend him enough. He has helped me untangle lots of business ideas and focus on what I do best. If he thinks your barking up the wrong tree he will tell you and point you in the right direction. He isn’t your typical business coach do this and that, his first focus is you, as you are the business.
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.
Marc says it as it is and is usually correct. He has a keen business brain. He can take an idea from concept to completion. He creates workshops that drive ideas in teams and individuals. He’s a business coach who is different from the usual suspects. His honest and straightforward approach is refreshing in an industry that all too often follows the same old lines.
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.
Since working with Marc I have a much clearer idea of what I’m doing and (more importantly) why I’m doing it.
My marketing is much improved, in terms of what we’re doing and where. My mindset has improved and I feel more confident than ever about growing the business.
I really value Marc’s No-BS approach to how business should work and have no problem in recommending Marc to anyone who is serious about growing their business.
When it comes to coaching, Marc offers a no-nonsense approach to where you are at now, where you want to go, or where you must go! Sometimes he tells you things you don’t want to hear. Sometimes he’ll tell you the truth which is a reality and not the fluff that some would resort to just to keep things comfortable.
Coaching is a speciality. Understanding concepts and strategies Marc is constantly updating his skills and knowledge, openly talks about his own struggles and aims higher within his own business. Success is a measure of the mindset and it means different things to different people. Success to Marc is the ability to put systems in place that help your business grow develop and expand. Not only is he a coach, his vast knowledge of the business sector, marketing and advertising and content creation makes him a resourceful educator.
What makes him stand out to me, is his ability to recognise weaknesses and challenge your thoughts and ideas (belief systems) and give you a different perspective on your own map of the world. His engaging content and consistency proves his worth, his tenacity and determination to serve the wider community. Working with Marc is fun, engaging and rewarding and I enjoy our mastermind groups and look ahead constantly pushing myself and my business forward. Joining a mastermind group was the best thing I’ve done. And this last one was a wake up call!
The commitment and accountability I get from this pushes me out of my comfort zone and into a positive go getting mindset. Having a business coach is not a luxury it is essential. I would absolutely recommend Marc and his services to any business owner wanting to grow and get to the next one, two or three levels.
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!
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!
Attending Marc’s workshops have really helped my business development. He tells it how it is and to the point but really helps. It makes you accountable to someone and actually get the work done and improve.
Best thing you could do if you want to improve your business.
Marc has been my business coach for a good number of years now. He has picked me up when I’ve been low and supported me when flying high.
I have had many things that have challenged me over these years and tough decisions to close and start again. Closing and failing is not a good place to be. But Marc tells it as it is and you know where you are with him. He makes the hard choices you battle with seem like they are easier because he gives that ‘third party’ look at the situation without the emotional link, so you get that clear look and know what you must do. There is no step by step guide. If you’re in need of guidance and clarity and your business is not where it should be, ask Marc for help. Get him to be your coach to success. Thank you Marc for being there for me.
If you are a small business owner struggling to motivate yourself or feel like you are just running around in circles without actually ever achieving anything then this man and his events are definitely for you. Marc is one of the most honest and supportive people I have had the pleasure of dealing with and he certainly knows his stuff! He’s been there, done it an got the (very white ) t-shirt and will help you in any way he can to move your business forward and find ways for you to not only save money but to increase your profit and actually get you back to loving what you do. His events and mastermind groups are all designed to make you think and you come away feeling stimulated and full of ideas for your business.
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.
Absolutely brilliant meeting with amazing inspirational people. Already looking forward to next months!
Just attended one of the most enlightening, transparent and worthwhile business networking events ever! There was a lot of unjustified grief aimed at Marc Ford for organising this, but what a fantastic venture it turned out to be! We’ll definitely be attending this event again, and will support it wholeheartedly. Thank you gentlemen for being so open, honest and a great bunch of people. It’s been an absolute honour to meet and talk with you!
The most remarkable networking meeting ever. Nay the most remarkable meeting of blokes ever.