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Through our simple 6-step Sucess GPS program, we will help you get
clear on where you want to go, understand what you need in order to
get there and set goals to ensure we are moving in the right direction.
clear on where you want to go, understand what you need in order to
get there and set goals to ensure we are moving in the right direction.
After purchasing a business last September and knowing nothing about how to run a business or how to grow one I was put in contact with Andy. I wanted to gain confidence and knowledge and really make a ‘flying start’ at growing my business and making it a success. I had so many ideas but everything was jumbled up in my head and it had started to feel like I’d taken on something far too big to deal with. With Andy’s guidance and positivity, I completely grew in confidence in myself, my business and the knowledge that actually I can do this and my business WILL be a success. The course was informative, extremely worthwhile and a really enjoyable experience. It allowed me to pinpoint exactly what I wanted, how I was going to get there and to 100% believe in myself! Genuinely wasn’t just a journey for my business but for myself to. Thank you and I’ll definitely be recommending you to other friends and family who want to grow their businesses!
Where do I start with Success GPS delivered by Andy Henderson!! I was initially unsure of how much this course would help me as I am now coming to the end of a successful first year with plans for going into my second year. On starting the course, I thought I knew quite a lot about my how far I had come and where I was going. As I got further into the course and deeper into thinking about my business, I discovered that I hadn’t realised just how much I had to offer and what my niche was. I was trying to help everyone. The course and Andy’s delivery of it, made me think on a deep level about my services, what I had to offer and who I was trying to attract. In doing that I have found a new energy and self belief to take me into my second year! On top of that, Andy has taught me how to design a business that gives me the lifestyle I want to live. I now have a very clear 1 year, 3 year and 10 year goal but not only that, I have those BIG goals broken down into quarterly and monthly steps for each year. A clear map to get me straight to my destination! I now feel like I can’t fail to get to the place I want to be. Andy has not only taught me how to get there, but also the things I need to track on a weekly basis to make sure that I achieve all of my goals. These tools I have now for life!! I have met an incredible group of business owners and felt a huge amount of support within the group and a sense of community. I will be taking away a renewed confidence, a clear map to my ultimate business goal and lifelong friendships. If you are looking to build a business that works for you and gives you the lifestyle you dream of then you need to book onto this course!! I also need to thank Boost Lancashire for funding such an invaluable course to all business owners of any size business!
It was an amazing experience to complete the Success GPS Programme with Andy. I was initially a little apprehensive about taking part, but I am so pleased that I did! I now have a solid plan to take my business to the next level - and with Andy's help - this wasn't even difficult. Would definitely recommend to fellow small businesses looking to scale up.
Director at PropelU Ltd
Andy Henderson is a man who is truly passionate about what he teaches. He has the ability to turn a complex business topic into plain simple English. By asking you a set of questions he gets you to create your own business framework to fulfil you business goals and leaves you with a detailed plan as to how to build and monitor your business in the weeks, months and years ahead to ensure your success. If I could give higher than a 5* rating I would. Highly recommend working with Andy, you certainly wont regret it! Thank you to Boost Lancashire for making this possible!
Managing Director at Professional Sourcing Compliance (PSC) Ltd
Having reached a point of no growth through my businesses I was looking for other marketing ideas to take things to the next level. I came across Andy on Social Media (probably like you, seeing his cheeky little face appear here and there on your timeline), he seemed to be a man of experience and hold a confident and positive attitude towards life and business. After speaking with Andy a few times I took the plunge and signed up to his Success GPS Course. Andy provided me with a strategy to get where I want to get to through his GPS system. While I have not yet implemented this through both businesses yet, I have on smaller projects successfully. The thing I learnt the most about from this course is marketing, having been a businessman for many years I thought I knew the marketing game well, but Andy showed me another level of marketing which was simple, but very effective, this enabled me to increase the price of our product and aim to the right kind of clientele. Due to Covid and reduction in sales, this couldn't have come at a better time, I have now reduced overheads, do less turnover (so less problems) but make more than we have made when we were operating at a much level in production and sales.
"I had been looking for a business coach for a while and found Andy via Linkedin. The Success GPS course itself was great. It really helps you drill down to where you are at the moment and then work up an actionable plan in order to get you on the path towards your overall goals. Andy's delivery of the material was great. His prior experiences in business and enthusiasm for what he is doing really comes through. Exciting times ahead. Would highly recommend if you're feeling frustrated, a bit rudderless or just want some clarity in your business. Andy and the Success GPS course will certainly help you!"
Working with Andy was a real eye-opener, especially for a complete beginner in business. His powerful training incorporates his knowledge of growing a business with psychology; marketing; finance and many others, but in a simple, accessible and fun way, with simple tasks to be completed each week, and which wasn't at any time overwhelming. His friendly and easy manner instantly put me at my ease, and I finished the course with the precise knowledge and tools needed to move forward. In addition, Andy is always available at the end of the phone or email and happy to help and support if anything comes up in the future. I recommend Andy and his methods wholeheartedly.
Andy has his own personal story and experience and has used this to develop something quite special that takes you on a journey. A real journey into goals, obstacles, ideal clients including some tough conversations and decisions - all leading to painting that picture so the team is aligned, feeling the same buzz, knowing and understanding not only what the aim is but also how they can get there. Andy is definitely a Sherpa guide, he's brought us to our mountain and we've worked now to determine what our path is - and we're all on the same path working together (with Andy!) Andy's not afraid to share his vulnerabilities, his experiences to show that we're not designed to be perfect - we're designed to grow from every experience and utilise it to make life even better. Thank you!!
I have used the Success GPS system in two of the businesses I own. I love it. I was initially sceptical as I thought “just another goal setting program” but this program is more about the execution and even more importantly, the psychology of taking action and staying accountable. I grew one business 2.7X in revenues and 4.4X in profit using these principles. I highly recommend it for anyone who wants to grow a business and getting total clarity on where you currently are and how you get to the next level.
Founder at Ninja Acquisitions
Before I spoke with Andrew, I was just stuck in first gear, the business was all over the place and I was spinning so many plates, and sometimes I just did not want to face work. After day 1 everything I needed to do made sense, within 7 days I’d totally restructured my business, and just knew what action I needed to take. Andrew gave me the confidence to do it, and I did. In 3 months I’m so focused, I’ve dramatically increased my earnings, I’m cruising in 6th gear, and I wake up every morning, positive and energised about what the day will bring. I feel like a different person.
Director, Power Solutions UK
“Andy has without a doubt helped me turn my business around for the better!! I took part in the Success GPS course earlier this year when I was working 50+ hours a week and just could not see the end to it all! I needed a new plan, structure and goals and Andy helped me achieve all of these and more! The investment I made in his course was one of the best business decisions I have made, and I know that I can call on Andy at any point for help or advice. If anyone is looking to make changes to their business for the better and get that work/life balance back the Andy is your person 100%!!”
Show me the mountain top, help me get there and I will send you a photo from the summit, with a heartfelt thank you, and an admiration for the person I have shared my life, my business and my soul with. From watching me and following my successes, you will realise and learn how instrumental you have been in that success, its my legacy for my son, my timestamp on the world, my opportunity seized, my dream complete. Andrew Henderson, my Sherpa guide, mentor, advisor, observer, colleague, but most of all a friend for life.
Lee Roe - Ribble FM
Looking to take your life and business to the next level? Andrew Henderson is your man! Taking the time away from the day to day to sit down and really, and I mean REALLY decide exactly what you want in your life and how your business will help you get it was a refreshing experience and that got my head buzzing but for all the right reasons. Day 1 was amazing, onwards to day 2 in July! Any is a friendly guy who just wants to help others, reach out to him to get on the waiting list for the next “Day 1” – you won’t regret it!
Director, Chasing Flags Digital
As a Owner of a 3 well established businesses and a Property Investor, COVID19 created mixed emotions! Some worrying but mostly being excitement of the business challenges ahead. Obviously this is an absolute health crisis and I don’t want anyone to think I’m overlooking that! Like everyone, I am worried for the health of family and friends! But we decided to use the time wisely and look at where we are in our business and where we want to go! I am a believer in things happen for a reason and I started chatting with Andy Henderson from Forward Thinking who offers the Business Sherpa Guide! I speak for me and my co-directors when I say it is the best thing we have ever done for our business. Analysing where we are, where we are going and EXACTLY how we are going to do it! It was such a refreshing new way of looking at things! We are well on the way to implementing improved strategies and the results are already happening! The future is bright if you plan for it! Thanks Andy from The Straight talking: Sustainable Design and Building Energy People! Looking forward to that beer! #positivity #constructionindustry #propertyinvestment #recruiting #developments
Any business owners serious about growing their business and having a clear plan to do so NEED to do this. Amazing content clearly mapped out to get you and your business where you want to be by someone who has lived the business owner life with all the ups and downs it brings, walked the walk, smashed it and now sharing that knowledge. Don't miss out, book on Success GPS.
Managing Director, Jets GPS
I stumbled across Andrew by chance, and to be honest was very sceptical at first. I have since enrolled in the online GPS course and couldn’t be happier. My favourite part was the term “laser focused” this was a real eye opener for me or as Andrew likes to call it “lightbulb moment” ! Just a different perspective on your business does wonders and really helps you see what you can improve or tweek. I genuinely feel I have got a focus now and can take my small business to the next level. Also as a side note, I did this during the recent pandemic and honestly Andrew took all the stress away by giving me a purpose...daily videos and updates. A members group where you can network with other likeminded people. Literally worth his weight in gold and would not hesitate to recommend. 100% thank you for your help now and in advance for the future ! Craig Atkinson removals
I was lucky enough to be selected by Andy & Lee to take part in a beta test career GPS session. Andy was fantastic at getting me to dig dipper in to what I wanted and where I wanted to be in life and career. I enjoyed every session as they made it enjoyable and I was always looking forward to the next one. When I started I was in a place where I didn't know where to go next with my career, lacked self-confidence and belief in myself on what I was capable off. While I was doing the sessions, I gained the confidence I needed to take a leap into the right direction and managed to secure a new job in a new company heading to the right direction I want to be in. They both have your best interests at heart and they work with you to make sure you are getting best out of yourself. I truly enjoyed witty/joker Andy who worked so hard to make sure by the end of the beta test that we all had positive outcome, which we all did. I know I did. Lee was also a fantastic listener and always had a way of knowing the right words you needed when you are stuck with no words. Thank you very much, Rose Gathumbi
I was introduced to Andy through Ben Duckworth in the summer. I found out he was doing a course called Career GPS which I found really interesting and useful! Career GPS is a great course to go on if you are looking for clarity in your career, I personally felt it helped put other things into perspective too and help me find my spark again. It has also given me my spring in my step and boot up backside and realised actually being my own boss is very much possible and achievable! Andy made the course really enjoyable and exciting, I really wish I could pocket his enthusiasm up and carry it with me all the time! Andy is the go-to man to help unlock your hidden potential and give you self belief! He has definitely done that for me and I am excited to see what the future holds. If you are feeling lost and unsure what career or where you want to be, Andy is the man to speak to! He can definitely help you find clarity and reach the top of your mountain. Thank you again Andy! Laura Mullinder
I've recently completed the GPS course with Andy. He's really friendly, down to earth and understands people from various backgrounds, be it sales, IT or a trade like myself. I really looked forwards to my Tuesday morning sessions. They really were the highlight of my week. I would happily recommend Andy and his Sherpa Guide System to anybody at any level.
Andy was an unbelievable help in focusing how I want the next 5-10 years to be shaped. My career, financials and lifestyle has completely changed and his GPS programme was a revelation. I would recommend it to anyone looking to improve your whole life and career
Giles Hamilton Jones
The Success GPS programme that Andy runs brings together loads of the leading systems and methods of building a successful business in an easy to understand and enjoyable way. This, coupled with Andy's passion and enthusiasm makes this a great investment for any new business owner or anyone who just needs to refocus!
Really enjoyed the course. It is simple, clear and easy to follow without being overly intense. The structure and content has given me a clear vision and strategy for the next ten years. I really recommend this course to anyone, especially those just starting their journey as well of those in the midst of it who seek further clarity, focus and direction. Fantastic value for money plus Andy continues to offer free of charge guidance, support and advice following its completion. Thank you Sherpa! Scott Chapman Scope Fire & Security Ltd
Who we are
We help you develop and reconnect with your destination
Where are you going? No really….where are you going? If you want to go somewhere, if you want to achieve success in your business and your life wouldn’t it make sense to know exactly what you want your life to be like in the future, and how you want your business to perform in order to give you that future life? Through my coaching, I will help you develop and reconnect with your destination, we’ll set the right goals for the right reasons to get there, and together with me as your “Sherpa” guide, we’ll climb your mountain and find your inner confidence, self-belief and self-fulfilment, together.