From building sites to building business – Len inspires entrepreneurs to reach new heights

A former construction industry worker is going back to the future to provide inspiration to Staffordshire and Cheshire business executives.

Stoke-on-Trent based Len Foster gave up a successful career in the building industry for self employment as a business and life coach.

Now Len is returning to the site of one of his most prestigious construction projects to inspire delegates to grow their own businesses.

“I was Construction Manager on the team that worked on the bistro at Crewe Hall where we had to come up with innovative features like the well known revolving bar.

“Now I’m going back there to run a Reaching New Heights workshop on Thursday, 29 September and I plan to use these real life stories to help inspire delegates.”

Len, of Milton, Stoke-on-Trent, started work as an apprentice joiner with Norman Hancock in Longport and worked on building sites for several years before going back to college in his mid 30s to gain the necessary qualifications to become a manager.

He went on to work as a site manager, contracts manager and senior planner for large construction companies including Henry Boot and Balfour Beatty.

Len added: “Around four years ago I decided I needed a new challenge and came across a book called “The Success Principles” that changed everything. I trained and qualified as a life coach and started to build up a business.

“I wrote my first book on Time Management in 2008 and completed my first speaking engagement to over 100 people in London in 2010.

“I now provide Reaching New Heights workshops across the Midlands and North West. They are designed to help business people improve their sales skills so that they have a tried and tested system to help them get more clients.”

For further information contact Len Foster on 01782 580595.
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