THE ALCHEMY EXPERIENCE
A Deeper Kind of Business Consulting and Coaching
This is Business Consulting and Coaching through individual transformation by challenging belief systems and the concept of self. The experience helps business leaders find clarity and make the right choices for their businesses and their lives. When I am called up, my clients are usually at a fork in the road and it is time for the “big” decisions.
The approach is not formulaic. However, every new case is developed through innate knowing and intuition about people’s and group’s energies. This flexibility and non-expectant approach quickly gets to the core of your issues to find solutions to your challenges. You will be challenged to be uncomfortable and by being uncomfortable you will progress. Below are some of the results from my clients being challenged in the right way:
- Organic expansion achieving 100% growth in a niche market in 4 years
- Moving from a local market foot print to national leader in their sector by eliminating unnecessary resources and focusing on their online presence
- Moving forward with major reorganisation to prepare the business for sale
- Identifying a key investor in a traditional service oriented sector reaching a valuation of 24 times profits
- Creative idea lead to my client buying a supplier. The investment was recuperated within 12 months with an additional profit to the company of 10%
- Not moving ahead with a strategy that would have meant more resources and less profit.
You have big decisions you need to make. Do you have the clarity and the sharpness to know that you are making the right one? Might your ego be clouding your judgement?
It is the people in your organisation that ultimately contribute their energy to the success or failure of your business. Do you know who brings in what energy and why? Where is your organisation leaking energy? How will you go about shoring up those leaks and bolstering those individuals that need help? The work we do brings answers to all the preceding questions..
You cannot solve a problem with one magical bullet, it is done by addressing the root causes and it requires change over time. I point your attention in the right direction and give you the tools to anchor the change within your entire existence. We look at life/work balance, diet, exercise, mental aptitude, mental agility, mental flexibility, self reliance/acceptance, etc, to ensure that you realise your own power. With this shift in your and your groups energy you cannot stop the positive changes that will take root and emerge.
What I Do and Can Offer
Profile & Process
Client profile: Entrepreneur or other type of business leader who have been established in their current business for at least 5 years.
Company/group profile: 1 – 25 people
Project length: My involvement will vary greatly; expect 4 days or more. Most businesses I stay with continuously to help with “maintenance”.
Process: After assessing the situation through discussions and interviews, I take a “look” at the energy in the group and work out where the challenges lie and what needs to change and how. The third phase is to work with you to explore how best to implement the changes. At this stage we will also determine if any further resources need to brought in to assist in creating sustainable change. Old habits die hard, so often after implementation, I come back regularly to check in on progress and re-emphasise the changes that were implemented.
You’re at a crossroads and confusion is at an all time high. Can you guide yourself and/or your organisation through changes when you have baggage of your own history and might be the one who needs to change?
You are faced with some tough decisions and you are unsure which are the right ones. You need someone with a innate “knowing” that can support you in the decision that is the right one. If it is the time to move out of your comfort zone, then you need to accumulate that courage and be supported. You need an end in order to find a beginning for you to continue evolving.
Personal coaching is bespoke so the length of engagement will vary. However, you can expect us to spend at the very least 5 hours working together over a period of time. I charge £100 per hour for coaching.
Business intuition is a little explored concept in the very “physical” world of business (here is an interesting study of the subject from the University of New Wales: LINK) . All great business leaders have it, yet business coaches tend to stay away from it and will only talk about habits of a great business person. Habits mean nothing if you cannot tap into your inner intuition to know what is the best move for your business and how it will affect it years from now.
I offer my services on a daily or hourly rate for this type of coaching and consulting. I charge £500 per day or £100 per hour plus travel and overnight expenses (if applicable).
It is my obligation to challenge you! Change can be uncomfortable, but I will coach you through it and make you thrive outside your comfort zone. You will have to leave "stuff" behind to prepare space for what's new.
One unique ability I bring to my consulting work is that I assess groups and individuals energy. We all do this subconsciously, but I actively read energy. It allows us to discover the underlying and hidden values and challenges.
We will together assess the business in every area; management accounts, HR, group dynamics, systems, databases, management, employee & manager relations, etc. They all have an impact on the flow of your business.
I hold you accountable for driving the change that is necessary. We have agreed on the change and you will follow it through. Most entrepreneurs find this step the most difficult, which is why accountability is important in change.
A key tool I bring with me is meditation. I usually coach all staff and managers in meditation. This is where you will get your mind to shut up so that you can think clearly. You won't believe how things flow when you let go.
Change never ends, but once we get you back on track you will be able to work towards new goals with a reinvigorated enthusiasm and clarity. You will have my full report as we conclude our work together for this time.
Introducing Christopher Lembke
Since my first stock market investment at the age of 12 I have been a super entrepreneur. However, as an employee I cut my teeth as an account executive in New York City. Within three years I was in charge of $30M in sales and 8 staff. Coming back to Europe I focused on the stock market as a day trader until I “saw” where the market was heading and cashed out in April of 2007. In September that same year we moved from Spain to Sweden where I bought half the shares in a boutique corporate letting agency. During the next four and a half years we moved the company from bricks and mortar agency to the first one, in Sweden, with a true digital presence. Within 5 years it was fighting for the top spot nationally. Since 2012 I have been a fully independent consultant with change management and business coaching as my focuses.
My current continuous business involvements as a consultant and adviser are as Director of Operations for Project 100 Ltd. (UK) and Member of the Board of Directors of Residensportalen AB (Sweden). I live outside Oxford in England, .
Tel: +44 1993 222 221
Mob: +44 7583 198 683