What’s the difference between ‘Contractor’ and ‘Consultant’? Thousands of dollars more in your bank! After 15 years working as a freelancer in the worlds of IT and Business & Data Modelling throughout Europe, I started branding myself as a ‘Consultant’ rather than as a ‘Contractor’. After I made this change many of my peers and… Read more »
Your BRAND is much, much more than just a Logo and a Name. In fact, your brand, encapsulates everything about your business. Your Brand says everything about your business. To begin with, it will say who you work with; who your ideal customers are. Do you work with young people, aged 18 to 30 or… Read more »
There’s no such thing as a one-man business. It’s a one-man job. This was something that I discovered over 35 years ago when I first went freelance. If I was going to in business, I would need a team, because if I didn’t have a team, I wouldn’t have a business, I would merely have… Read more »
There’s No Such Thing as a Complicated Business In this article, I introduce Step 2 of my Seven-Step Process for creating a Winning, Conscious Enterprise, which is all about harnessing the Power of Simplicity. Why does simplicity matter? Over the past three-and-a-half decades, I have worked with hundreds of different companies of all sizes, from… Read more »
The World Needs MORE Conscious Enterprises The world needs more conscious entrepreneurs running conscious enterprises. Because I am passionate about this, in June I’ll be running a Master Class in which I unveil a simple, yet powerful, seven-step process that I have developed for creating viable conscious enterprises of any size in any business area…. Read more »
I just may not be your cup of tea! Over the past four decades I have learned so much from so many great guides and mentors; learning that has made both my business and personal lives so much richer and rewarding. I am so grateful for all these people and this learning and I am… Read more »
There’s no such thing as a complicated business, only businesses run in complicated ways! Having worked with hundreds of different businesses in nine different countries on both sides of the globe, I can tell you I have never come across a complicated business. I have, however, come across businesses, far too many of them, run… Read more »
Looking After Yourself Your business is important and you spend all your time looking after it. However, without you, your business wouldn’t exist. Your business is a vehicle to carry your promise to the world. To be able to carry that promise to the world, you need to look after you and make sure… Read more »
What is Control and Accountability? In your business, would you have problems answering any of these questions: who should do what? when should it be done? when was it actually done? how was it done? who did it? If so, you need control and accountability. But just what are these and do you avoid getting confused… Read more »
Passion & Purpose In a previous article, we talked about how your Passion and Purpose. Passion being what you love doing and purpose being the difference you want to make in the world using your passion. In this article, I’m going to describe how your Passion and Purpose in life become your Values and Standards in… Read more »
What are Vision, Mission and Strategy? Vision, Mission, and Strategy are terms that are bandied about a lot in the business world but it’s not always clear what the person using these terms means. In this article I give clear definitions for each of the terms and explain why knowing what these are is important… Read more »
One thing that will make business easy for you is if you know what your passion is, so what is ‘passion’? Your passion is, as the name suggests, something that you feel passionate about. Something you love doing. Something that you’d get up in the morning to do even if you weren’t paid to do… Read more »
Working with John has been one of the best business decisions I have made.
I have been working with John for almost 12 months now and my business has grown much quicker than it ever would have without his help.
John has kept me accountable, helped me stay on track with my goals and discover and clarify my vision; as well as providing valuable guidance.
In addition, John really cares and it is great working with someone who shares my values.
I would highly recommend John to any business owner looking to take their business to the next level or just wanting to reach their goals faster.
Working with John Owens International (JOI) has been immensely beneficial to our business.
Using the JOI Board Advisory service has helped our Board and senior executive team to gain significant new insights into innovative strategies and structures that have presented new and profitable business opportunities both domestically and internationally.
Using JOI as mentors to our divisional managers has enabled these managers to significantly grow in their roles, resulting in higher performance for their division both organisationally and commercially.
I have no reservations in recommending JOI to any organisation that wants to have the thinking, systems and structures to take itself to the next level.
Working with John as a coach and mentor has been transformational.
John has a gift for enabling people to view challenging situations, both business and personal, from completely new perspectives that remove blockages and provide a way forward to simple, elegant solutions.
John is committed to achieving the very best for his clients, but they have to be prepared to work for it. Do not work with John unless you are prepared to be stretched and challenged. However, if you are prepared, the results will be amazing.
I have no reservations in recommending John to anyone who wants to achieve real transformation both in their personal and professional lives.
John’s reputation for bringing rapid change through the power of simplicity to businesses is well deserved.
I first met John when he did consultancy for a business of which I was a director and major shareholder. His techniques enabled John to do the work quickly and get right to the core of our challenges. His keen analysis enabled him to provide the board and executive with some great insights and outstanding recommendations.
His work, both as an enterprise consultant work and a personal mentor, is first class.
Here exists a brilliant and powerful mind in business. John Owens skills as a business consultant scream one word for every business: transformation.
Since having John on my of directors for my brand – Emily Gowor, Word Artist – I have resolved challenges in the flow of daily and monthly business, devised a company structure that will be put into place in the new year, and brought a significant and clear distinction to the role that I ought and ought not to be playing in my own company.
Without the clarity that John bring to a business, you will not know where you stand within your own enterprise – and your enterprise may very become the owner of you instead of the other around.
The opportunity to have John consult for your business – whether your are an individual with a growing personal brand, a small enterprise or a large corporation (and no matter where you are globally) – is priceless. It will double your revenue at the very least, and bring forward with crystal the most optimal and long-term profitable structure for your business to follow.
Build your success the right way. Take advice form John Owens – he is a genius in business, and will care about your enterprise;s success as much, and in moments, even more fiercely than you do. It’s his commitment every single day to stand for people’s financial and vocational prosperity. Thank you John.