At its heart, being strategic is about taking the time to THINK, ask questions, and explore the possibilities until we hit the one that makes sense for us and our business.
It's all well and good having your strategy in place but now you need to figure out the steps to get there and ultimately ACT to make this vision a reality - no excuses!
My clients and I apply my formula of strategy, structure and systems to make sure our businesses work for us and so that we have the freedom to LIVE a life that makes us happy.
Save yourself time and energy, and have a stronger business, by clearing all that noise and focusing on what matters.
This checklist helps you to evaluate what you REALLY need to focus on to have a business that is primed for performance, while giving you the space and freedom to live your life. Isn't that why you started your business in the first place?
97% of 10,000 business leaders (HBR) said being strategic is the most important leadership behaviour.
Yet 96%* of leaders said they lacked time for strategic thinking. That the day-to-day got in the way.
Where do you fit in?
What if you were in the 4%?
How would that make you feel?
What would that do for your business?
In June 2021, I won Network Wicklow Businesswoman of the Year - Emerging New Business category and finalist in the Power Within category. The judges comments included 'Her solid financial projections and her knowledge of her market was very impressive. She knows exactly where she wants her business to go and how she's going to achieve her goals.' Walking the walk, not just talking the talk!Read more here - Wicklow News Listen to EastCoastFM Interview
"Gemma is a total pro and is one of, if not THE most productive person I know. Gemma is a powerhouse; excellent at productivity, project management and helping business owners get their life together! Use her services and watch your business become so much more productive and much easier to manage. What she offers is pure gold! "
"I genuinely don't have the words to describe to you fully what it feels like, for me to know that I am finally putting the structure that I've always wanted on my business. And as it's happening, and as it's playing out in front of my face and my mind, and the way that you present things to me, I feel so safe, secure, in control. It's a really, really exciting time, I can feel like the gears are shifting every single day. And I genuinely would not be able to do this on my own. I am so excited for where we are going to take my business. "
"Gemma thank you so much for creating Goal Master. For me, it landed into my lap at the right time when I needed to get that focus back on my time management and prioritisation. What I really liked is that all your workshops were super practical and I felt I was gaining something from each one. It was also so lovely to connect with business owners to just talk. "
"I recently signed up for Gemma's Goal Master Programme. It was a really worthwhile programme. Lots of good tips and practical advice for setting goals and putting robust systems into place to help me achieve them, The Goal Mapping process and its visual output was particularly valuable. Gemma has a great coaching style - fun and enthusiastic, but insightful and focused as well."
" was struggling to move forward and needed guidance on next steps. Gemma helped me fine tune my goals and then break them down bit by bit so I could focus on all the small things that needed to be done in order to achieve each goal. Gemma’s guidance with timeframes and suggestions on business solutions was really helpful. I attended her accountability club after so I could follow on with my goals focus."
"Thanks so much for such fantastic sessions Gemma! I found the information on time management, prioritisation of workload and breaking down the steps to reach my business goals really useful. But most importantly, it was really helpful to connect with other small business owners and share our ideas, concerns and goals for our business."
"I was reaching my goals and my business doubled in a short period of time however this left me feeling quite overwhelmed. I felt that parts of my business had gotten more complicated and my vision blurred. Gemma's sessions helped me to strip it right back, to simplify my structure and offers and get a clear focus again. ...Gemma is a wealth of knowledge, and a super human way of creating systems and structure I would highly recommend Gemma services. "
"Gemma was a pleasure to work with in the lead up to the opening of Pearse Lyons Distillery. She is a passionate and energetic project manager. With her help we our achieved targets and opened to the public seamlessly. Gemma has strong communication skills, which also assisted with the teams delivery on the project. "
"Working with Gemma on a recent project was a pleasure, she is highly organised, flexible and brings extensive knowledge to the table."
"From the first briefing Gemma grasped what we were trying to achieve, embraced the challenge and ran with it. A problem shared with Gemma is a problem forgotten. "
"What if the business and lifestyle that you've always wanted is buried under being 'busy'? Success is in the preparation. Simplify your actions and thoughts to get what you actually want. Think. Act. Live. "