Damien Koziol co-owns the franchise for The Alternative Board Basingstoke & North Downs, currently enabling over 30 companies to achieve and excel in their businesses. Damien has over 25 years of business experience principally in the areas of process and quality improvement and customer services in the airline and telecoms industries.
Most of Damien’s experience is in the corporate world having worked for British Airways Engineering and Nokia Mobile Phones. More recently he has worked with start-up businesses helping them build solid foundations which have enabled them to grow and develop.
Throughout Damien’s career he has coached and facilitated teams around the world which has helped them to improve performance, quality and their level of customer satisfaction, in each case generating greater shareholder value for their businesses.
Graduating in Mechanical Engineering has given Damien the ability to work in highly technical environments and has also given him an organised, methodical way of working, but it is his experience in working with people from a wide variety of backgrounds and cultures that has been most rewarding.
Damien’s passion is for working with individuals and businesses, helping them to focus on what matters most and to reach their full potential. The Alternative Board provides outstanding tools and resources that enable him to do just that.
Clare Chaney is a Facilitator with The Alternative Board North Downs. Having worked with both small and large businesses over many years helping to deliver owner and shareholder value, Clare is using that knowledge and expertise to help over 20 companies to achieve both their personal and company goals.
Clare has pursued a highly successful career in broadcasting and new media for over 25 years with a track record of developing start-up and SME businesses through strategic leadership and business transformation.
Clare became a key member of the founding executive team that won the contract to develop and launch the government funded start-up: Teachers TV, eventually becoming CEO. She went on to develop a model for a new business, creating a wholly online product, securing seed capital of £1.2 million and setting up a new company.
Leading complex tender negotiations, embedding effective business models and operational frameworks, managing and inspiring management teams and her stakeholder management experience provide Clare with the credentials for supporting the business owners that she works with at The Alternative Board. The Alternative Board is a great opportunity where her passion for sharing her knowledge and a desire to be more involved in the local business community can be united to help local business achieve their goals.
Andy Cecil has worked wonders for my business and me personally. Since 2015 Andy has been my business coach and my company has been reaping the rewards of his excellent work. Andy is a very professional, trustworthy and driven business coach. He has an obvious passion to help others succeed which is backed by extensive hands-on business management experience. Andy really understands both me and my business. He gently guides me to realise, define and achieve my goals. With his help I am developing my management team so the business can continue to grow in a sustainable way.
Quentin Lister, BitBox
Clare’s vast diversification of experience enables her to achieve a deep understanding of all businesses, whilst she delivers her support in a sympathetic and empathetic style, without ever passing judgement. She is able to cut to the real issues that we face and together we design and agree strategies to help us -whilst holding me to account as I progress to the agreed outcomes. I always conclude our meetings more energised, more optimistic and with my self-belief topped up.
Mark Hynes, Wealth Strategies
Since working with Andy at The Alternative Board, I have changed the way I am working for the better. His wealth of experience in business brings a new perspective on everyday issues that I come up against. Andy questions me in a way that gives me focus and confidence in decision making. His mentoring has helped to rapidly improve our business and I could not recommend Andy highly enough. If you want to grow your business and make positive changes you should have a chat with Andy.