Business Profile: Natasha McCreesh - Founder Of Pip To Grow Strong
Laura Batchelor, Features Writer
Natasha McCreesh is the Founder of PIP to Grow Strong, her coaching, mentoring and collaboration business.
I love laughing. You could even say that my smile is my superpower. Why is that important? Because most likely you or your business needs it. You are looking for an injection of energy, a fresh burst of inspiration. I believe in growth, your growth. I'm not afraid to challenge your norms in order for you to grow strong. I am for inspired business leaders and public figures who want to create greater impact and a difference in the world.
What is your business motto?
Do only what brings you joy! My company name PiP to Grow Strong stands for Passion into Perspective to Grow Strong and I believe in that wholeheartedly. Passion alone is not enough to grow strong; we need our perspective to be continually challenged and sharpened.
What makes your business different?
I’m not constrained by the label Business Coach; coaching is just one of the powerful tools I use to support my clients. I believe my business is different because the focus is collaboration, partnering with my client, being with them beyond our calls and connecting them with who they need to connect with to grow strong.
What do you always have with you?
My phone and my passion planner, I love having a week to view handwritten diary, it helps me to both connect with my work and switch off from it. The passion planner also has nice motivational quotes and space to reflect and focus on priorities.
Which person has inspired you most in your business life and in what way?
Absolutely all of my clients inspire me! They make choices and take action towards the life they want to lead, and they trust me to go on their journey with them. That to me is truly inspiring! Since starting my own business, I have been most inspired by David Taylor, an incredible coach who consistently shows up with integrity and authenticity.
What's your proudest achievement in business?
Doubling my turnover year one to two and then by 150% in year three. Growing strong is what I stand for and so far, I’m walking that talk.
What's your company's greatest asset?
My clients. How they talk about me and believe in me is critical to the strength and resilience of my business.
Do you use social media and if so with how much success?
Yes, I do use social media, and whilst there isn’t a direct link between my business growth and my social media use, I have enjoyed using the different platforms to develop relationships with and learn from my peers. I’m also acutely aware that I am my business and so how I show up on social media is very much like a shop window, people have to warm to me online as well as offline.
If you hadn't gone down your chosen career path, what would you be doing?
There was a time when I was younger that I had aspirations to be Kate Adie, so I guess being a journalist is an ambition unrealised so far, but there is time yet!
Give us one tip for a successful business.
Let go of attachment to the outcome.
How do you relax away from work?
I’m a cultural explorer; I love art, music and film. Exploring an exhibition, browsing in a record shop or watching a movie are my favourite ways to switch off as well as spending quality time with my family.
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Business Profile: Natasha McCreesh - Founder Of Pip To Grow Strong, 8th June 2018, 8:09 AM