Posted: Fri 15th Jan 2016
The Enterprise Nation Marketplace is home to over 13,500 advisers and this week we are spotlighting Enterprise Nation pro member Phillip Collins. Phillip founded Action and Theory, an executive coaching and management and leadership training company.
**Company name: ** Action and Theory
Year company founded: 2011
Favourite business book.
The Personal MBA by Josh Kaufman. This book is great to dip in and out of and it really crystallised the thinking that as sole directors we have to wear the hats of five different directors. Value creation (innovation), marketing, sales, value delivery (operations) and finance.
Who is your business hero?
My tailor Jason Regent. I just love his sales technique, which include the uncomfortable truth.
Describe your business in a tweet.
Providing executive coaching, management and leadership training and facilitation to business leaders. Helping you to deal with all your stuff
What has been your biggest challenge?
To balance the various elements of life whilst growing the business
What has been your greatest success?
Successfully applying a three year high growth plan to my own business.
What piece of advice do you wish you had known when starting out?
Follow your intuition with the execution of your plan (yes, you actually need to have a plan!)
Why do you consider long-term strategic advice important to business success?
Whether it's someone giving us advice or support, most of us need someone to be accountable to because at one stage or another, we all try to cheat The Guy in the Glass.
If you had a superpower what would it be and why?
The ability to fix punctures on a bicycle without getting my hands dirty.
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