In 2010, after 20 years in business, I approached Charlotte to help us deal with some changes in our business and to gain objective advice on how to improve our staff management and develop our own skills. I wasn’t sure of the outcome as I was confident that we had systems in place. However, once the conversation started we realised where we could change to get better results. We worked on improving our internal systems; getting more out of our staff by listening and observing their skills and noticing the quiet achievers who were able to take more responsibility. This enabled us to delegate and gain more from our staff meetings and planning. I personally highly recommend Charlotte as a business consultant to help grow and develop a successful business and would love to have her permanently on my team. I realised that I was too comfortable and also how important it is to change with new staff, to continue to gain respect, and to improve communication with staff and partners. When you’re comfortable in your business is when you need a business consultant because you stop trying so hard. I’ve learnt a lot and gained better life balance so thank you Charlotte for reminding me what I wanted in the first place and showing me how to achieve it.