Conrad Lohr - I work with Finance Directors and Chief Financial Officers to lift their confidence, performance and overall effectiveness to higher levels.
As a Finance Director or a Chief Financial Officer you are expected to be much more than a good accountant and administrator. You have to be technically competent, possess strategic awareness, have good communication skills, leadership capabilities and be commercially and sales aware. You are also expected to contribute to the organisation as a business partner with the Managing Director or Chief Executive Officer.
However, you often also face the challenges raised by management restructures, especially as a new appointee. The result is that you struggle with the expectations of your role. Some of the reasons I have found in the past that affect Finance Directors or Chief Financial Officer’s include fear, doubt, a lack of trust, lack of confidence or motivation as well as credibility issues with colleagues and fellow directors. The results are real feelings of frustration and increasing pressure which meant their levels of performance and effectiveness fell well short of their potential. In turn they were unable to offer their Managing Director or Chief Executive Officer the necessary levels of support.
How I will help you
After working with me you will be able to:
• Play a key role in driving your business forward
• Take a confident approach to issues from a new and strategic perspective
• Be able to make the best possible decisions with confidence
• Work and communicate confidentially with other directors and colleagues
• Challenge decisions and individuals when required
• Feel more fulfilled as you progress towards improved performance and effectiveness
• Create an effective vision, goals and objectives for your department that support the company’s
• More effectively manage your staff and team while inspiring and motivating them
I use Business Coaching techniques and methods that are flexible to suit your needs and focus on your specific issues. I ask challenging questions, offer a fresh perspective on situations based on my experience as well as new strategies and ways of working. All coaching is done strictly confidentially and is conducted via Skype or telephone.
Why choose me?
I am a Chartered Accountant with a great deal of financial management experience. Many of the challenges and scenarios I have outlined I have experienced first-hand. I believe that I could have achieved even more and been more successful had I had a Business Coach working with me.
I have also recently worked for a UK based SME for ten years giving me first-hand experience of a small business and the very different challenges they present. After joining the company as Financial Controller, I progressed to Finance Director and then Managing Director helping to grow the business and make it more profitable. I can offer understanding, empathy and support as well as new ways of working that will have long lasting value and affect.
For a confidential discussion on how I can help you, please call me on 01980 630799 or email me: email@example.com