ABI – The Birth!

As some of you may know, back in January I found myself on notice from my shiny new job.  Sometimes life changes direction really quickly!  But I am a firm believer that everything happens for a reason, and for a while now I have had a desire to focus on the things that I feel I can specialise in and add value to others.  After 23 years working in large Insurers at such a high and specialised level & running my own small businesses locally, I have learnt way too much to just walk away to the seaside! (although tempting).

After a lot of brainstorming walks and coffees (and wine) I finally have a business.  I am sure that will develop organically as the business grows – as every good business should, and as I work out what fits each Client separately.  Because that is going to be the focus – Individually tailored programs to give you what you need.  One size never fits all.

So what is it I hear you ask? Tourist advice for Whitstable?  Yes, I am slowly becoming an expert in where I live I am not quite at the peak yet, so its back to my first love – Insurance and Business.  Named ABI Consultancy Ltd, registered, Insured and OPEN FOR BUSINESS!

The aim is to use my skills from the last few decades for Businesses, Insurers and the people in it.  I do believe there is a cross over there – obviously some are specialised areas and I can fill those gaps for teams, but some of the best lessons I have learned are more in planning, strategies, trouble shooting and training.  

I love a problem. No problem is too big and everything can be solved.  I love a puzzle (not Sudoko though, absolutely rubbish at that) – I’m a tenacious little thing at times and I will find a solution – always.

Another one of my real passions is to train and mentor people, spending the time with them sometimes managers do not have, to nurture their knowledge and give them the confidence to be leaders if they wish, or to be the best at whatever their goal is – no matter what that is. Always be your best self!  

Why would people need me?  So what if I can do all this?  

All Companies are battling costs – headcount is almost impossible to get.  The work doesn’t go away, Managements don’t stop setting deadlines and targets, teams are dumbed down to save costs and we see people leave and retire off early as the Business world starts to become more automated and less skilled – but more importantly they leave because they feel they can’t succeed.  

 People need support, they need training and someone to mentor and guide – no matter if you are a large Corporate or a 1 person small business.  Most people have to learn on the job and when the heat gets turned up sometimes they can get lost in it all.  That leads to stress, anxiety, lack of confidence and brain fog.  You can’t see the wood for the trees, and you just end up not being your best person for your Company.  Don’t let that happen to your staff or yourself.  We all need people to lean on professionally, no one is perfect at all aspects of their jobs and its important to recognise that and ask for help.  A problem shared really is a problem solved.

From larger projects and plans, to the jobs that are seen to be the more mundane ones – all are important and need doing.  Need a plan writing?  Backlogs to clear?  Staff to motivate?  Need a bill paying?  Need a trip booked?  Need a system organising? ABI is happy to take on anything to help GET IT DONE.  

Why? I’m more than happy to do those in order to help people meet their targets – both personally and professionally. The lesser tasks lead to the bigger ones, so start from the bottom and see where you end up. You might suprise yourself!

Happy Staff and a clear plan and process leads to happy customers.  Happy Customers equals more business.  More Business equals more profits and rewards.  And lets face it, thats what we are all trying to achieve – whatever level we are at.

So lets get a meeting booked in – face to face, video, FaceTime, calls or email – all options are there.  Whatever works best.  Lets just GET IT DONE.

Al xx