Running an extraordinary business can be hard and magical at the same time. The magic is you creating exactly what you want. And there is no better feeling. The tough times can leave you feeling alone and like you are wading through treacle.
We can’t promise that there won’t be tough times but we can help you maintain the magic. Work with us to develop a resilient mindset, disciplined thinking, increased creativity and problem solving and a committed and passionate team. Or hire us as an extended member of your team when you need extra resource, so that you can focus on where you are going rather than getting held back by the detail of the day to day.
In 2002 I left a pretty healthy career at Unilever in search of doing something remarkable with my life. Something where I could make a difference. Along the way I have worked with people in deprived communities to build a better future; facilitated youth development programmes; built a school in Africa (with a bunch of teenagers); studied psychotherapy, NLP, coaching, psychology and neuroscience: managed large stakeholder groups across multiple markets; reconnected with my creativity; helped teams to perform and spent 5 years in marketing multi million dollar global Healthcare businesses focused on improving people's lives.
In 2010 I set up Provadis with the aim of helping leaders create remarkable organisations where people thrive. My mission is simple. To restore humanity to business, helping you reconnect with passion and purpose. Fascinated by why we do what we do I help you access the power of your mind to create the business and life that you want.
Over the years I have met a few people who excel at what they do and have a shared mission to help other people be the best. Each one of my associates is the best in their field of expertise. They have the qualifications and the milage of experience to back it up.
Helen is a storyteller, writer and marketer extraordinaire! She is a master with words and helps business leaders and owners just like you build compelling and powerful brand narratives - stories that help you gain clarity, precision and most importantly results. She is a natural trainer and coach and I defy anyone to not feel uplifted and energised after working with Helen.
Phil is a brand geek who not only knows how to make design beautiful but also understands the importance of getting your message across and making people take action as a result. He is one of the few creatives who gets strategic marketing. Phil works with us to help clients visualise their communication whether that be bringing internal values and purpose to life or creating a brand that customers love.
Alison is a real change agent. Using a range of techniques underpinned by a unique blend of Neuro Linguistic Programming, coaching, clean language coaching and hypnosis Alison is able to free you of your mental limits and inspire you to achieve your dreams. Her vivaciousness and natural ability to engage people is unique. Whether working one to one or with teams Alison will leave you bursting with confidence, self-belief and motivation.
5 reasons you need us
We get asked to do all kinds of work for all types of companies from quirky business start ups to manufacturing organisations that have been going for over 140 years. We work with social businesses that are trying to change the world and commercial organisations that want to stand for something and create a more innovative and productive environment for their teams. These may be some of the reasons you need us.
1. Your business is not going where you want it to go and you don’t know where to start
2. You want to grow. You have plans and ideas but something is stopping you
3. Your team is not performing as well was you want, has lost their passion, drive or resilience
4. You know where you want to go and want some outside support to get there
5. You're already doing well but you just want to inject a bit more Awesomeness into your business
We believe every person and organisation can benefit from a set of principles which defines what they do and how they do it. Below we set out the principles that we live by, in business and personally, as a standard against which to be measured
- Anything can be done
- Don’t let adversity stand in the way of a good decision
- Say it as it is
- Be more passionate about clients success than they are
- Be human, be kind, be empathetic
- Don’t do it if you don’t believe in it - not for all the money in the world
- Be demanding