Business Profile: Meyler Performance

Name: Seanie Meyler
Business: Meyler Performance
L: 24 Castle Oaks, Omagh
T: 07967467552

Business Profile: Meyler Performance

Can you describe your business?

Assisting people to realise their fullest potential, find a health and well-being work/life balance whilst maximising their skills and talents to achieve their goals.

Why did you start your own business?

I got into coaching in 2011 as a way of improving the performance of individual members of my team when working as NI sales manager with Imperial Tobacco. When I finished with them in 2013, I went to Dublin to study for my diploma in personal and executive coaching. This got me even more interested. I have since achieved my certificate in team coaching and I am currently studying for my coaching diploma in health and wellbeing. I was really taken by the coaching process and how the performance of individuals can improve so much in comparison to the old methods of direction and instruction. In addition to this, employees are so much more engaged with managers or business owners when a Coaching approach is taken. Finally, it is very rewarding when you work alongside someone by helping, supporting and also challenging them in achieving a personal or work

What are the best things about running your own business?

The independence that it brings. Also doing something different every day. One day, I can be coaching a corporate client. The next day, I can be working with a sales rep on improving a particular skill set that will help him in achieving his targets. In addition to this, I have the freedom to learn in the areas that I believe is making me more knowledgeable in order to help my clients and secondly, in being a better, wiser person.

What are the main challenges facing the business? 

You always have to be attracting new clients. A standard coaching agreement with a client will last between four to six months, so you  must always be filling your pipeline with new clients.

What advice would you give to someone starting a business? 

You have to really be passionate about what you do. It’s not just a job. It’s not so much about ‘what’ and ‘how’ you do it, it’s more about your ‘why’. It is your ‘why’ that drives your behaviour to be successful. Also, ‘no man is an island’. You must have people to turn to for help and guidance when you find yourself stuck, as you inevitably will.

Can you describe your experience of running a business in three words or less?

Challenging and rewarding.