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A project that turned into much more

"Everyone should have an Ian"

Jim Baker - Managing Director James A Baker


Background

Clients often approach Sandlea Associates with a general idea of what they need, and this project was no different.

What was the issue?

Jim was first introduced to Ian in 2014 as James A Baker were at a crossroads in terms of business strategy and people development.

What did Ian do to help?

Since that date Ian has become a valuable member of the James A Baker team providing in the first instance support to the directors in setting the future strategic direction, identifying the risks and opportunities, and recognising the strengths and areas of development of the people within the business.

Jim said 'Following the sharing of the strategic aims with the team, I asked Ian to support the people and teams within the business through regular coaching and mentoring support. Ian’s role as our non-executive people director is now well established and accepted by the whole team.'


What was the outcome?

He went onto say 'his general management and property experience have been invaluable to me in supporting my leadership and challenging the team to be the best they can be through coaching and mentoring of individuals and teams where required. I have no doubt that without his influence and assistance the business and the people within it would not be in the position it is today.'


Ian added 'We were able to jump right in with our expertise and really helped the company grow and evolve. Today, their business is doing exceptionally well, and we’re proud to have been part of the process.'