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The Model FA

Nov 7, 2022

Kevin Stansfield is an award-winning business coach, author, and keen golfer. He is the Founder and Director of ActionCOACH Solent in the UK, a company offering business coaching to small to medium-sized organizations.  Their objective is to help clients clarify their dreams and goals for the future and make a plan to achieve those dreams and goals, whatever they may be. Before ActionCOACH, Kevin qualified as a Chartered Accountant, working with businesses, and helping them to grow successfully. After completing an MBA in 2006, he changed his career direction and focused more on business planning, growth and development and less on the financial aspects of business.


Kevin joins me today to discuss how ActionCOACH helps business owners and senior executives to realize their full potential and take their businesses to the next level of success. He explains the importance of working less so that you can spend more time doing what you love. Kevin highlights ideas around building a team and delegating the right way so that you don’t get overworked and ultimately burn out.


“If you want to work less, you got to be clear what work less looks like.”- Kevin Stansfield


This week on The Model FA Podcast:


  • How Kevin benefits from ARI; a business where he gets to do business networking while playing golf.
  • Kevin’s background and he got started in business coaching.
  • Common mistakes business owners do which lead them to overwork and burnout.
  • Kevin’s simple formula to help people start building a life to better leverage their time.
  • Kevin’s one nugget of advice for success.
  • The power of the Reticular Activating System (RAS) and its relationship with your goals.
  • Finding a mentorship that can lead to achieving your time leveraging goals.
  • The benefits of following through with the advice a mentor provides.
  • The differences between working with a mentor vs. a business coach
  • Building the confidence to delegate. 
  • How performing a time audit can help you assess what tasks need to be delegated.
  • The importance of taking time for self-care.
  • The commonality that people run their business as a technician and not as an entrepreneur.


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Our Favorite Quotes:


  • “You’ll learn more from failure than you do from success.” - David DeCelle
  • “You can work because you choose to work, …not because you have to work– Kevin Stansfield
  • “Successful people are good problem solvers because they’ve solved their problems to get where they are.” - David DeCelle


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About the Model FA Podcast


The Model FA podcast is a show for fiduciary financial advisors. In each episode, our host David DeCelle sits down with industry experts, strategic thinkers, and advisors to explore what it takes  to build a successful practice — and have an abundant life in the process. We believe in continuous learning, tactical advice, and strategies that work — no “gotchas” or BS. Join us to hear stories from successful financial advisors, get actionable ideas from experts, and re-discover your drive to build the practice of your dreams. 


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