Working with James

Who is James Akin-Smith?

Entrepreneurial and driven, James Akin-Smith took the step to business coaching after 30 years of running his own businesses.

James has experienced the highs and lows of building 7 different companies first hand:

“I know just how challenging and lonely building a business can be. I also know that it can be difficult, and in some cases almost impossible to stand back from the business and spend sufficient time working ON it rather than IN it. Dealing with the day to day ‘stuff’ just gets in the way. The consequences of this can be reduced financial performance, personal frustration and missed opportunities. Running your own business should be rewarding and exciting – which it can be – with good foundations in place and strategies for future growth.”

James and clients collecting awards at the 2016 Business Excellence Forum

Do I need a Coach?


As your business coach, I will bring clarity and focus, with a fresh perspective to support you and your business to grow and succeed beyond your expectations.

I will inspire you to achieve financial and personal freedom, for you and your family. 

My Commitment to You

I am committed to providing you with world-class coaching. There is nothing more rewarding than seeing a business owner succeed.

Being able to aid the change, growth and expansion of my client’s companies is why I became a business coach in the first place.

I work closely with business owners and entrepreneurs to help them grow their business. By coaching them to increase their profits, improve their leadership abilities and free up their diary to enjoy their well-deserved free time.

As a serial business owner myself (having built 7 businesses over the past 30 years), I really do understand the daily struggles a business owner goes through, not to mention just how hard it is to work ON your business instead of IN it.

I’ve also made all of those mistakes, scrambled to fix them and learnt how to avoid them, so I can pass all of that knowledge on to you. But I also understand just how lonely it can be, even if you have dozens of people working for you, trying to fight your way through the waves of ‘stuff’ that just gets in the way of your progress. So my role in every business I work with is to mentor business owners through these challenges, prompt ideas and help put them into practice, becoming the catalyst that enables them to finally achieve their goals.

I have access to resources and tools that can make a significant difference to your operations, workflow and most importantly, your profits. In fact, I offer my personal guarantee that if you don’t see enough increased profit to cover my costs, then I will coach you for free until you do.

Take action and take control of your business future – contact me today for your complimentary business strategy session, call 01202 946 300.

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