Rob Pickering

Rob Pickering

Director & Coach

Rob Pickering

During 20+ years in business the constant for Rob was always his love of training and inspiring people to develop their skills. Not content with skills in one area of business, Rob worked tirelessly at developing his knowledge across all areas. Of course knowing something and being able to teach it are two very different things. Rob has the patience and the focus to do whatever it takes to get the enthusiasm and knowledge across.

As an experienced Business Coach, Rob is committed to helping Business Owners achieve greater success. His expertise span sales, marketing, strategic planning, training, recruiting, team management and much more

Most often Rob works with businesses that are already successful and profitable. Perhaps you’re doing OK but wondering what the next step should be? How to get to the next level of growth, the next level of profit, or even wondering about exit options. As your coach, Rob will start by finding out what’s really important to you. This can be harder to put into words than you’d imagine, but achieving it is liberating. The clarity of knowing where you’re going makes it easy to work out what your options are.

You can connect with Rob on Linked In here or follow on him on Twitter @robpickeringUK.

Peter Loverdos

Peter Loverdos

Director & Coach

Peter Loverdos

An accomplished business leader ‘who’s walked the walk’.

Peter has over 25 years’ experience of building and working with fast growing, high performing businesses, He is a certified professional business coach  specialising in helping entrepreneurs build better businesses.  He works closely with his clients to help move them and their companies forwards and to ensure they are prepared for the opportunities and challenges presented by rapid growth and change.

Peter’s experience ranges from running and selling start-ups, completing a series of management buy-outs and as Company Director and Chief Operating Officer on numerous Boards.

As a business coach, this is his point of differentiation – he has walked the walk!

I ensure I am coached, all the time, In fact I’ve been coached for 15 years and currently have 2 coaches – a performance and accountability coach and a mindset coach.

I now work with business owners of local SMEs to help them build better businesses and navigate periods of rapid growth. I also help owners with business acquisitions, mergers and how to develop and execute exit plans so they can reap the rewards of their entrepreneurial endeavors.

I live in Wokingham and spend my time with my family, travelling, golfing and reading a lot!

You can connect with Peter on LinkedIn here  and follow him on Twitter here

Russell Munday

Russell Munday

Business Coach

Russell Munday

Russell is a specialist strategic Business Coach, Mentor, and Sales trainer.

With over 25 years of commercial experience, starting with opening a start-up specialist recruitment contract division in 1995 within technology and Engineering. Russell successfully turned these into multi-million-pound turnover divisions and became a director in the business.

Russell then went on to set up and started his own consultancy business in 2006 which he successfully sold in 2013.

Since then, Russell has been working with organisations on a consultancy basis and supporting with a whole host of services:

  • Supporting Manager Directors with business growth
  • Leadership teams in creating business strategies
  • Building and training sales teams from rookies through to senior consultants and team leaders
  • Sales boot camps
  • Writing business plans
  • Creating and coaching winning company cultures
  • Setting up a host of mentoring programmes

With a passion for coaching / mentoring, Russell is inspired by helping business owners to achieve their goals and aspirations and loves nothing more than working with companies transform their sales, revenue, business goals and methodologies.

His mission is to inspire like-minded, self-motivated individuals to maximise their abilities through motivational techniques, sales skills, process, strategy through exceptional coaching and mentoring.

Doug Pudney

Doug Pudney

Business Coach

Doug Pudney

Who is Doug?

Doug’s career spans several countries and multiple industries serving in C-level leadership positions, leading high-performance SME’s, rolling out start-ups, executing recoveries, mergers, disposals and acquisitions.

Business and high-performance metrics are in his DNA. His clients benefit from his successes, his hard knocks, hard miles and hard lessons learnt. He now has the intimate knowledge and understanding of what different businesses require to mitigate against risk whilst achieving revenue and profitability growth.

Doug has three main business obsessions which will be an asset to your business:

  • Build long term value by leveraging recurring income and actions, repeatable processes and systems
  • Coaching you to use performance metrics to engage with your team, creating a culture of accountability, allowing you to attain financial and time freedom as he gently but firmly holds your feet to the fire. It is his passion for performance metrics and team building that has seen him performance coach professional sports teams, many C-suites and senior leadership teams.
  • Guiding you, in this post-Covid era, to embrace relevant technology and digital marketing channels relevant to your business, reduce costs, increase revenues and stand tall in the densely populated digital arena.

Doug’s coaching approach:

First and foremost, Doug is not a teacher or a preacher – and never will be.

In the middle 90’s his first coaching workshops were delivered to SME owners selling their businesses, to estate agents, mortgage originators, solicitors and hotel owners. Time has allowed Doug to hone his craft whilst he morphed from being a business consultant to an experienced business coach.

Now he is literally at home, coaching CEO’s of businesses ranging from start-ups to £30 million and more, bring entrepreneurs practical and actionable strategies that are less theory and all about substance.

He recognises that business ownership can be a lonely experience and that many of his clients are experts in their field of expertise but need support in the actual running of their business.

His approach is to coach you to release your own chains holding you back by supporting you with knowledge and systems. His diverse range of ActionCOACH coaching products will elevate your confidence and re-ignite the fire in your belly.

Doug arrives with buckets of energy, vitality and resilience. Having thrived through two economic depressions Doug will help you see this Covid era a positive opportunity to outperform your competitors and partner with you to transform your business performance.

The success his client’s dream about become a reality when he coaches you, matching your business skills with your industry expertise, bringing clarity to your goals and holding you accountable, guiding you to pull the right levers with perfect timing, taking positive action and creating evergreen success.

Doug’s is focused on your success but whether you are part of a group workshop or a 1-2-1 client you will feel Doug’s empathy, his care and enjoy his sincere, yet fun loving approach to both business and life.

Josh Littler

Josh Littler

Business Development Executive

Josh Littler

Josh has been a part of the team since 2020. He came from the tech industry but prior to that his background lies in psychology – specifically the field of Developmental Psychopathology. Josh currently holds a BSc and an MSc in psychology and developmental psychopathology respectively. After his academic studies, Josh became a published researcher in the Journal of Cyberpsychology, Behaviour and Social Networking (J.A.B.Littler et al., 2020).

As well as psychology, Josh has had experience working in the sales team for a UK Based technology company. During his time there, he brought on and looked after one of the Top 15 financial institutions in the world as well as a large religious organisation.

Currently, Josh is a Mental Health and Wellbeing Advisor on the Mental Health and Wellbeing Advisory Board of Bath Spa University; he is also a guest lecturer at the university. Before joining ActionCOACH Josh conducted seminars for businesses focussing on mental health at work. Finally, in 2017, Josh founded Stridi – a non-profit organisation focussed on mental health and wellbeing.

Charlie Louise Lock

Charlie Lock

Marketing Manager

Charlie Louise Lock

A highly motivated Marketing Manager with an extensive background in marketing and creative design.

I’ve worked for over 10 years in the creative and marketing industry, firstly qualifying in graphic design at university and then moving into the wonderful world of marketing, completing a number of marketing and social media qualifications along the way.

My expertise is in working with SME’s to really maximise the benefits of marketing and social media for them, I’m able to work through sticking problems they may have and then learn how to use the tools and tricks of the trade to make their business visible and attract new customers.

I enjoy nothing more than working with people and making meaningful connections between customer and client through different marketing mediums. Working with the team at ActionCOACH Reading & Wokingham I can support Rob & Peter and their clients in getting the best out of their coaching journey.

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Digital Marketing Apprentice

An ambitious and hard-working apprentice with a creative mindset, tech-savvy and interested in digital marketing and business generally! 

Due to continued growth, we have an exciting opportunity for a Digital Marketing Apprentice to join our small successful, award-winning team based at our office in Goring on Thames.

This is a brand new position that will suit an ambitious and hard-working apprentice who has a creative mindset, is tech-savvy and has an interest in digital marketing and business generally, who wants to grow and flourish within a business with huge but realistic growth plans.

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