Willem Gous Business Coach and Mentor | Small to Medium Businesses

Willem Gous Business Coaching

A Human-Centric Approach to Entrepreneurship

OWN YOUR BUSINESS, don’t let your business own you.

“Ask not what you can do for your business, but what your business can do for you” – Willem Gous

Entrepreneurship doesn’t work! Have you noticed?

Below is my perspective on entrepreneurship, if you agree with this, then I suggest you work with me. 

Speakers, books and politicians tell you that entrepreneurship is the answer if you:

  • Want to escape poverty (Have enough money to do what you want)
  • Reduce inequality (A better life for yourself and your family)
  • Have control over your future
  • Control your time
  • Help others
  • and leave a legacy.

But this is a lie! Entrepreneurship does not work.

NOT for you that is.

Entrepreneurship ONLY looks after the needs of the customer, not you, the entrepreneur. You are not on the business model, the financial plan or part of the strategy. 

Look at the life and working conditions of a typical business owner, and you see I speak the truth. So you end up working harder and harder without getting anywhere. 

You feel you have less control, less financial stability, less time and your relationships suffer as a result. 

Let’s not talk about health for now. All I can say is that I know of many guys who got heart attacks at ages they were not supposed too. 

How do you fix this? 

Start with yourself. You come first, then the business and then the customer. OWN YOUR BUSINESS, don’t let your business own you.

I put YOU front and centre and help you to achieve the following:

  • Design a business that serves your needs as much as the customer
  • Create financial stability within your business and your income.
  • Live the life you thought you would when you started your business
  • Get control over your time and your business.
  • Improve your relationships and marriage
  • Have a clear financial plan for you and your business.
  • Have a clear growth plan for yourself and your business
  • Heave a clear plan for your life and your loved ones
  • Get more productive using my tools and processes I use on myself
  • Be more focused
  • Enjoy what you do

“I couldn’t have met Willem at a worst time in my life. Stressed, working long hours, neglecting my family and very unhappy. Willem can cut through layers and find truths in a way that I have not seen before. The results of this sometimes painful, but an absolutely amazing journey of self-discovery is far-reaching. It extends way beyond only your business life.

The effect on my business has been fantastic. We have changed my management style to enhance and grow the business. Willem’s experience and unique approach to innovation assisted us in changing the business structure to an innovative and forward-looking company. We are operating much more efficient, serving clients better and providing solutions that are innovative and client-centric. Thanks to this approach, the Covid-19 lockdown had no effect on the business and offered additional opportunities.

The changed mindset also filtered to home life and family. Due to better management, corporate structure and processes, I have time to spend with my family. I can attend school and sports events the kids participate in. Family holidays are now holidays and mere remote working opportunities, as was the case in the past.

Willem’s goal-driven approach assisted me in reaching several goals which I have not thought possible in the time frame it happened. Working with Willem was one of the best business and personal decisions I have made.

Wessie van Westhuizen

Business Owner, Willems & Van Der Westhuizen

Whom I work with:

  • Business owners who have been in business for 3 years or more
  • People who are in business partnerships. I help you avoid your partnership, becoming a sinking ship.
  • Business owners between the ages of 35 and 55
  • Lives anywhere in the world
  • Have a business that has an annual revenue (turnover) of between $300,000 (R5mil) up to $5mil (R100mil) – In some cases, I work with new startups if the owner has built businesses previously
  • Business owners who have a wife and kids who wants to see them more

How I work:

  • One on one sessions with me
  • Online sessions unless you are in Johannesburg, South Africa, and social distancing rules apply.
  • You follow my Life Design for Business Owners Process
  • I help you find out what your business should give you
  • I help you design a business that can give it to you
  • I help you create a strategy to execute on that business plan
  • I help you grow with your business and overcome the obstacles that stand in your way of success.
  • My work is customised to your situation and business.
  • I am BRUTALLY honest.

What I need you to do:

  1. Keep to your appointments
  2. Do the work
  3. Own your results

Book a Qualifying Call Now

  1. Email me at info@willemgous.com
  2. We will have a free 30 minute session on the phone or video conferencing.
  3. I will make sure I can help you
  4. You can see if you can work with me
  5. I can see if I can work with you
  6. If we are both happy, then we plan how we will move forward
  7. DON’T: Wait until tomorrow, if you feel you need help with your business contact me now. If you don’t take action now, then maybe it is not that big a problem and you are fine living with it for another week, month or year.
  8. NOT taking action now will mean whatever issue you are facing will simply persist, do you really want another week, monht or year like that in your business?

Testimonials

“Meeting Willem through LinkedIn was probably the best thing that has happened to my business in the last 9 months.  Not only does he understand the challenges of an entrepreneur, but he has valuable solutions to offer.
Unlike other people I have met who has Master’s degrees,  he connects with each individual on their level of expertise, never causing you to feel that “you’re not enough”.  He also does not hesitate to open doors for others, without expecting anything in return.
He is a brilliant public speaker, bringing value in an entertaining manner.
If you are not getting out of your business what you deserve, then sign up for Willem’s workshops and coaching immediately – you won’t regret it!”
Christa Fourie

Founder, Keesta HR Solutions

“I’ve been working with Willem since late 2018 on a couple of initiatives to assist startup entrepreneurs improve on their business model, value propositions, and solution. As an experienced IT professional and solutions advisor, I have come to appreciate working with Willem Gous. As a business coach and mentor he has the ability to effortlessly bring his message across to aspiring entrepreneurs. He has a positive energy and is always willing to share his knowledge and experience with others, which is great for collaboration.”

Ridewaan Hanslo

Entrepreneur | Mentor | Solutions Advisor | Software Engineer

“Willem is amazing at what he does. He has excellent mentoring skills and creates scenarios that allow you to perceive situations from various angles. This helped me to get out of my comfort zone and start to think of all the possibilities of what the outcomes of my initiatives could be. After speaking with him, I noticed how a small mindset change could make everyday more productive and fulfilling.

He is calm and collected with much wisdom and compassion. He is also very humble and approachable. He taught me how to believe in myself and always put my own goals first. His ability to gently nudge your mindset into the correct path is great. Choosing Willem Gous as a mentor is one of the most beneficial life decisions anyone could make!”.

Kirashni Bidassey

Who am I?

I am a father, and I love my son deeply. I have been an entrepreneur since 1999. I have owned many businesses, some successful, making me millions per annum, but I have also destroyed many of those businesses. I have paid the price and learnt the lessons so you can avoid it.

I have been in the online industry since 1996 (24 years).

I am involved in three businesses.

Insiderisk Leadership Development, which teaches the leaders of companies like Airbus and Nestle how to lead in high stakes environments. I am one of 12 moderators in the world of this prestigious program.

Venture Designers, results-driven innovation that capacitates your teams and grows your bottom line. We have a simple process that you can use to improve your business by 1% per week (70% per annum), and we teach you how to do it without us, saving you money and growing your profits.

The Human Entrepreneur where I work to keep entrepreneurs in the game. I help you build your business around YOUR needs because too many entrepreneurs do not get what they thought they would. What would you like to get from your business today? Let me help you get it.

Your input in my life at the webinar was God sent. I shall never forget you and I thank you for the slap in the face as I say “I have nothing to start with” ………..I know I do but my concept was thinking I needed the money first to start a business! I now know I have ME, my resources and my ability to get connected with other people and invite them to come do business with me with their “two” ingredients. Well done – You have raised another one from the pit of despair.!!

Sonia Sobers

Canada

Education

I hold a Masters degree in Information Systems Management from the University of Liverpool U.K. I hold various other diplomas in production management, accounting, computers and coaching.

Advisory Boards

I serve on the International advisory boards of Customer Experience World and the Professional Interest Network of the University of Liverpool Management School U.K.

Some fun stuff

You will never find me walking barefoot; I cannot stand being without sock or shoes on my feet, yet, I am a certified firewalking instructor with a few hundred firewalks under my belt.

I have done the Cape Epic mountain bike race, I ran the Comrades ultra-marathon (90km) and hiked 330km in Namibia.

Book a Qualifying Call Now

  1. Email me at info@willemgous.com
  2. We will have a free 30 minute session on the phone or video conferencing.
  3. I will make sure I can help you
  4. You can see if you can work with me
  5. I can see if I can work with you
  6. If we are both happy, then we plan how we will move forward
  7. DON’T: Wait until tomorrow, if you feel you need help with your business contact me now. If you don’t take action now, then maybe it is not that big a problem and you are fine living with it for another week, month or year.
  8. NOT taking action now will mean whatever issue you are facing will simply persist, do you really want another week, monht or year like that in your business?

“Your approach is very logical and well structured. It’s a practical, hands on system of good questions. In my case it strengthened me in the action I’m already taking but in that it gave me confidence and motivated me to keep going. The little exercises demonstrate the power of the lessons you explained. It was definitely worth the time! Something I can rarely say after a webinar.”

Pauline Jongmans MSc

The Netherlands

“Thank you for speaking at the 10th Annual Joburg Secretaries Day Conference which took place on 6 – 7 September 2017.

I was really impressed that you met with a few of the delegates before the conference and that you sat in for the entire 2 day conference, so that you could customise your presentation and make it as relevant as possible, to our audience. You went the extra mile for us and helped add value to our clients, which I really appreciate.

We were hoping that as the final speaker, your presentation would end the conference off with a bang, which it absolutely did. You brought so much energy to the last session, the music was great and your message was powerful. From the delegate feedback we received, you were rated one of the top speakers over the 2 days. I would not hesitate to recommend you as a conference speaker and would definitely consider using you as a speaker again at our own events. Thank you for your positive attitude and professionalism, which made working with you a pleasure.”

Catarina Allison

Director, KumaloGreen

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