Business Profile: Una Davey Consultancy

Name: Una Davey
Company: Una Davey Consultancy
Contact details: 07715 010770

Business Profile: Una Davey Consultancy

Can you describe your business?

I run a leadership coaching business partnering with leaders, business owners and senior teams to facilitate sustained behavioural change. We work together to understand the impact their actions may have on themselves and others, challenge current thinking and practice ways to use alternative behaviours and communication options. For group coaching and team
building sessions, I develop exercises and formats tailored to reflect company values. My professional facilitation services enable meetings and projects to be handled with objectivity and efficiency from annual planning meetings to long-term project delivery. All voices are heard, ideas are captured, challenges are made, and all preparation and follow-up governance are taken care of.

Finally, I’m excited to share that I have developed a Positive Thinking event, the first of which is taking place on September 15 at the Omagh Enterprise Centre. It’s a great opportunity to engage our minds to cultivate more positive ways to manage our own thinking and to positively re-programme.

Why did you start your own business?

I wanted to offer services which supported positive change in others and I knew I could draw upon my own senior leadership  experience and training as well as my Executive Coaching qualifications to make a real difference to businesses and individuals. I also recognised that starting my own business was one of the best options for me to use my skill set whilst living in the West of this beautiful region. Finally, flexibility to be the best mum I can be was a deciding factor in taking the plunge to self-employment!

What are the best things about running your own business?

Seeing that I have made a difference; I can be more flexible with work hours; my ideas are being realised; I’m learning more than I could ever have imagined.

What are the main challenges facing the business?

Getting recognised for talent, experience and capability above the perceived limits of being a sole trader; managing social media on top of traditional business tasks; not having someone at hand to bounce ideas off.

What advice would you give to someone starting a business?

Take time to reflect on the reasons you want to start. Ask yourself ‘How realistic is my business idea and model?’ Plan well and practically, then do, do, do. Try to remember to enjoy this exciting time too. Also, try not to take ages procrastinating about your business name (only to go with your own name after all that research and review time!).

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

Stimulating; Satisfying; Ubiquitous.