Tamsen Garrie

Member - North Somerset

Alpha Associates Ltd

WHERE are you taking your business? WHY do you want that? And HOW are you going to get there? Strategic Business Growth for small businesses.

A bit about me...

WHERE IS YOUR BUSINESS GOING?

As a business owner, I'm sure that you are committed to growing your business. I'm sure that you work hard and put in the hours and you're probably getting somewhere too.

But are you getting where you really want to be?


WHAT I DO

My business Alpha Associates Ltd specialises in Business Growth for micro, small and medium sized businesses, so whatever your business type, industry, challenge or budget, we have an option to suit!

Visit http://alpha-associates.biz/ to find out how we can support you with growing your business.

We provide:

  • Business Growth Coaching and Mentoring for accelerated business growth
  • Business Growth Mastermind Groups for consistent business results
  • Team Alignment facilitation and Leadership training & development for sustainable business growth
  • Online Personal and Business Growth Programme and book

WHY ME?

I have worked in the field of people, team and business development for over 18 years, initially in an Operational Management and HR capacity in the corporate sector and later in the SME sector, both as a business owner and as a consultant.

As well as being an HR Professional, a coach, mentor and trainer, I am qualified in psychology and that combined with my experience working with thousands of businesses, training hundreds of leaders and developing numerous teams (including the team that took the UK's largest joined-up business network national in 2 years) has resulted in a thorough understanding of the many challenges that are familiar to business owners and managers.

Because of this, I have a unique approach to business growth, combining sound business acumen with a deep understanding of how the human mind works to enable businesses and the people who work within them to create extraordinary business results.

I am the author of the book 'The Act Of Attraction In Business' and have developed an online personal and business development programme specifically for micro business and small business owners which enables them to create the business that they actually want: http://www.vmaforbusiness.com

I am also the founder of enACT - Real Masterminding for Small Businesses, a business growth platform that combines the principles of peer-to-peer coaching with the power of collaborative problem solving to enable small business owners to improve their business model and processes, automate their marketing and increase sales and profits:  http://www.en-act.co.uk

If your event needs an engaging and educational speaker I would love to hear from you too!
 

WHO I WORK WITH

I choose to work with businesses with significant growth aspirations who want to transform their approach both strategically and operationally and to create the vision, the mindset, the leadership and the strategy to enable both individual and collective success.
 

WHO I WANT TO CONNECT WITH

I am interested in connecting with small business owners who are serious about and committed to growing their business and who want to achieve greater results, but who recognise that they can't do it on their own and are prepared to invest in their business's success. If this is you, please get in touch to organise a 30-minute strategy call.

I'd also love to connect with professional service providers who serve these types of businesses as my clients often look to me for solutions first.

Recommendations

"If you are looking for a business coach and you are serious about growing your business, then I would not hesitate to recommend Tamsen At the time I met Tamsen, I was very clear on my vision for my business, and had ‘dream’ goals, but lacked the master plan that was going to really give me the traction to move my business forward and nearer to my goals. Tamsen has been working with me for the last 6 months, and has helped me to map out the plan for my business and I can really see a big difference already. Her experience and expertise in operations and team training has been invaluable, and she has helped to shape the structure for the business. As well, Tamsen is a joy to work with and has a very hands on approach. I have worked with many coaches, and know that Tamsen was the one who made ALL the difference in my business growth and direction. I cannot recommend her highly enough. I plan to continue to work with Tamsen on-going, and see her as an integral part of my team. If you are looking for a business coach and you are serious about growing your business, then I would not hesitate to recommend Tamsen."

Recommended by Philippa Constable Managing Director, Women Mean Biz

"It brought both clarity and focus to my personal vision and values I have found Tamsen so good to work with. Through a series of 1-2-1 sessions and exercises she has helped me take a fresh look at my role in the business as it moves forward, and to bring both clarity and focus to my personal vision and values. She is perceptive, genuine and positive – doing things in a way that is empathetic and motivational in equal measure."

Recommended by Tony Grady Design Director, Robson Dowry

"The work has enabled a consistent doubling every year for 3 years on the trot Tamsen has the rare ability to hold 4 elements in clear focus when interacting with people: 1, The organisation’s needs, 2, the person’s skills and attributes, 3, where these best fit, and importantly 4, what gaps need developing to get best performance. With her unusually good rapport building skills she is able to effortlessly work with these factors in a single conversation. The results are seriously impressive and have been instrumental in enabling a consistent doubling of 4Networking every year for 3 years on the trot."

Recommended by Tim Johnson Director Of Strategy, 4Networking

"If you are a big picture person or visionary like me, but find it difficult to map out the precise steps to take, or if you need any help around growing your business I strongly recommend you contact Tamsen Tamsen was recommended to me by one of the attendees of ‘Winning Women’ in West Sussex. I was intrigued and so I contacted Tamsen to find out exactly how she may be able to help with a specific area to expand my business. After an initial consultation with Tamsen I realised she was the very person to help me. I already had my vision and a clear ‘why’, but I was stuck in the detail of ‘how’ to bring this dream to fruition. The success I’d had up until meeting Tamsen was pure luck: I love connecting with people in business and I just seemed to be in the right place at the right time! Not the best of business models. After sharing my vision, Tamsen was easily able to point me in the right direction. Giving me a clear action plan of what my next steps should be, including the processes I needed to implement. We’ve now worked through these steps and are delighted with the results. Having the clear action steps has refueled my motivation. We are currently in talks with 3 new Winning Women Ambassadors around the country and ahead of our monthly target for our overall annual plan. If you are a big picture person or visionary like me, but find it difficult to map out the precise steps to take, or if you need any help around growing your business, I strongly recommend you contact Tamsen."

Recommended by Allison Marlowe, Owner, Global Winning Women

"The impact has been huge! Tamsen has worked with Elation in several ways over the last year, most recently helping my colleague and I redefine our roles within the business, our objectives for the business and our interaction with each other. Since joining Elation I have moved from a part-time intern through to Manager and now working directly alongside our MD. This has involved a lot of changes both to my job role and my working style: from having to be told what to do and how to do it to managing the MD. Working with Tamsen has boosted this development massively and as soon as the session ended we saw the results directly helping the business. The changes in the business have all been small, really easy to implement and have caused no disruption at all, but the impact has been huge! I now I have a really targeted approach to everything I do, taking ownership of it all, and the business has a really clear and achievable growth plan. Without working with Tamsen we’d still be moving forward, but the path would be a lot longer and a lot rougher. I can’t recommend Tamsen’s work enough!"

Recommended by Robin Mason Co-creator, Elation Sales

"If you are feeling stuck or not quite sure if your business is giving you the results you want then I strongly advise you get in touch with Tamsen Six months ago my business was growing but not in the way I wanted and I felt like I was being carried along by the tide, not really knowing where I was heading or what it was that I really wanted. I met Tamsen at a networking event and everything she said resonated with my situation. Together we came up with my vision of ‘what’ and ‘why’ and an action plan of ‘how’ to start things moving in that direction. Since doing this my business has changed direction and continues to grow organically but it is now heading for a place I want it to. This has all been achieved with very little additional work just a focus on an end goal. If you are feeling a little lost or not quite sure if your business is giving you the results you want then I strongly advise you get in touch with Tamsen, either to work with her directly 1-2-1, or to follow her online program ‘Twelve Steps To Traction’ – you won’t regret it!"

Recommended by Hannah Cook, Managing Director, Mendip Accounting Solutions

"Each session with Tamsen has resulted in a leap forward! Tamsen and I have been business contacts since 2012 and I have always been impressed by both her business experience and her energy. In early 2014 we identified that we had a significant opportunity for growth at Elation but I knew that without the right decision making and the right buy in from the team I would not achieve my goals. I thought immediately of bringing Tamsen on board to help. Since that time Tamsen has run several sessions in the business, we have worked on a 1-2-1 basis to firm up my personal vision for the business. Tamsen has worked with the team to help them align themselves to my vision and ensure that they are driving the business forward with passion and she has also facilitated some great senior planning meetings. Everyone in the business agrees that when Tamsen comes along things get done and each session has resulted in a leap forward. The size and profitability of my business has doubled since working with Tamsen and she is without doubt a part of our long term plans. If being the best you can possibly be is important to you – ring Tamsen!"

Recommended by Karen Dunne Squire Managing Director, Elation Sales

"We are aware of her in-depth understanding of her ability to develop infrastructures to enable them to grow Tamsen helped us to define our Vision for the business, create the business strategy, document our workflow and is now providing operational support, so that we can get on with developing the business. Having worked with Tamsen in a previous role, we were aware of her in-depth understanding of the needs and challenges of a growing business and her ability to develop infrastructures to enable them to grow. We look forward to working with her in the future as we develop Fair Contracts UK Ltd into different regions and industries."

Recommended by Chas Jordan Managing Director, Fair Contract Associates

"If you need to move your business forward Tamsen will not only get you moving – she will propel you and your business to the next level! Before making the decision to work with Tamsen, I was in overwhelm. I was receiving lots of conflicting advice and felt like I was being bombarded with information from many sources. My VMA session with Tamsen was amazing! I was expecting clarity which is what I needed and wanted, but what I got was much more than that. I got revelations about my vision for the future – things that I had never really allowed myself to consider before. I left the session knowing what my long term vision for my business felt and looked like and for the first time, I was clear on what had been holding me back until that point. If you are considering working with Tamsen, just do it! If you need clarity or to overcome overwhelm, or if you just need to move your business forward Tamsen will not only get you moving, but she will propel you and your business to the next level. That’s what she did for me."

Recommended by Deborah Turner Owner, YOU Image Consultancy

"We worked on my overall business model and made some very fast progress Tamsen is a very smart and switched on coach. I work quickly and I get frustrated when coaches can’t keep up with me or want to slow me down. Tamsen understands what works best for each individual and then how to apply that to the problem at hand. We worked on my overall business model and made some very fast progress and flagged some actions to be made with immediate effect. She has a bright, energetic personality too so the sessions are always fun! I would highly recommend her work!"

Recommended by Karen Hardie Brand Strategist, Ugly Duckling Communications

"If you don’t work with Tamsen, then you are wasting valuable time in which you could be creating magic in your business – just go for it! Before I met Tamsen I was overwhelmed by my ideas and the way my brain had butterfly tendencies. I flitted from one thought to the other with no clear plan of how to bring it all together. Tamsen has a talent which gets right to the core of the issue, un-tangles it and sets your ideas free. What I REALLY love is that Tamsen has many strengths and while she has a wealth of business expertise, she also has a first class coaching skills. She looks at the person behind the business (you) and ensures everything is in alignment to ensure success. Quite simply, when you work with Tamsen, magic happens. The last call I had with Tamsen is going to be worth so much to my business as together we created a framework which pulls everything I believe in and teach together into a simple program. I don’t think I would have ever have developed the program without her but every time I think about it, and what the future holds, I get butterflies in my stomach (not my brain) which is an amazing feeling. If you are considering working with Tamsen please do not think about it too much longer – you are wasting valuable time in which you could be creating magic in your business – just go for it!"

Recommended by Victoria Casebourne, The Keepsake Company

"Since working with Tamsen, everything has changed and improved. No longer am I being told that my prices are too expensive and in fact, I’m selling packages that are earning me MORE money. If you’re not making the progress you want in your business, if you are struggling to talk about it and don’t know where you want your business to go then work with Tamsen! You will receive expert guidance, creative thinking and powerful insight that will help you to take the steps you need to have a successful business. It is only me in my business and I just didn’t have the knowledge of what to do or how to do it on my own and you don’t have to either – that is what Tamsen is for! She made this work exciting and rewarding and I now have a mentor who I will continue to work with in the future, I know that there is more that she can help me with! "

Recommended by Carol Seaborne, enLITEned Weightloss

My blogs

SIX Reasons To Collaborate

by Tamsen Garrie on 8th Jul 2017

  Whilst collaborating with competitors may sometimes feel counter-intuitive, in this modern business world where clients are increasingly demanding and competitors increasingly innovative, it has become a necessity for a successful...

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What Does Acceptance Have To Do With Accountability?

by Tamsen Garrie on 25th Jan 2016

I talk a lot about the importance of accountability in business and often I am asked specifically what I mean. Well, firstly, accountability is often thought of as being responsible for something, but that's what responsibility...

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A bit more about me

What's the most enjoyable thing about your work?
For me, there is nothing more enjoyable or personally satisfying than enabling people to grow, both personaly and professionally.

What is your vision for your business?
A national business growth platform for the smaller end of the business market where people are able to stand on their own two feet and build a business that supports their purpose and desired lifestyle.

If you could give one single piece of advice to a new start up business, what would it be?
Strategy is not for startups! Just go out there and get on with it initially. Network, network, network. Talk to people, work pro quo, get feedback and hone your message and product. Once you have some clients and some results and a reputation of sorts, seek out a business coach and mentor who has been there and done it and invest some time, energy and money in developing a strategy for growth.