Business Consultants & Strategists Based in Portsmouth, UK

 Kaizen Effect is a Business Strategy Consultancy supporting companies in the South of England, UK, with growth, planning and development.

We work with founders, directors, and managing directors that want to change and improve their company, develop new ideas and find a fresh approach.

If you feel frustrated with your direction, or have reached a ceiling, it may be time for some outside help.

“Don’t wish it was easier wish you were better.”

-Jim Rohn

“What I and my business gets from our work beats any ROI I can measure.”
Lee West, Managing DirectorM-Brain, UK

The challenge

Leading a company brings rewards, but also stress and pressure. You don’t want to falter because your staff, your company and your family rely upon you.

It can feel like scaling a mountain in the dark, carrying a 50kg backpack, with little support, which is frustrating and in moments overwhelming.

Sometimes you just want to give up.

Problems this causes

Underperformance of targets, frayed relationships, and health problems.

Which are ultimately unfulfilling. Even though you tell everyone everything’s ‘just fine’.

Within teams this tension and frustration causes conflict, within companies it can spell disaster.

Maybe it’s time for some outside help…

“I can now focus on doing the work I really love.”
Emma Collins, DirectorEmma Collins Coaching
“I don’t have to chase extraordinary moments to find happiness – it’s right in front of me if I’m paying attention and practicing gratitude.”

– Brene Brown

Questions to ask yourself

No-one who hires us ‘needs’ us.

Leaders come to us because they know they are operating at only a fraction of their potential.

Are you frustrated, or seeking a new challenge?

Would you like to grow your business without sacrificing yourself in the process?

Would you like to live each day creating a legacy and feeling fulfilled?

Why work with us

Our client’s not only achieve more, they live with a sense of fun and adventure.

Starting, growing and scaling a company is hard work. but it can also be fun, rewarding, inspiring, and adventurous.

We blend the best of Executive Coaching, Business Consultancy and Training to help take your business and life to the next level.

It all starts with a conversation.

“Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re right”

– Henry Ford

“It only takes six weeks to see your own greatness with David.”
Jo Booth, DirectorJB Associates

Three Business Problems

Our service is based upon three problems we see time and time again.

1. Where to Start

You’ve got a great idea for starting a business, and a dream that just won’t quit. Now what?

A Google search quickly overwhelms you with articles, web sites, and books all telling you what to do. It’s easy to become paralysed by it, or get distracted by unproductive priorities and fail before you realise.

What you want is to start and grow a company that creates meaning and makes money, whilst creating your legacy.

2. Loss of Control

Running your business used to be exciting, but now just seems frustrating and overwhelming.

Even though sales isn’t your problem, you get lost somewhere in process. You start the day with a plan, but get sidetracked by tasks that you know aren’t moving you forward. And another day slips through your fingers.

What you want is to take back control of your business and reconnect with the reasons that you started in the first place.

3. Growing Pains

You’re leading a successful company, which is meant to make you fulfilled, except you aren’t.

Leading the company is more stressful and pressured than you would like, which on a bad day you take home with you. This is hardly the dream you envisioned when you embarked on this career journey.

What you want is to grow the business and inspire your team, whilst reconnecting with what brings you joy and adventure in life.

Three Tailored Solutions

No two businesses are the same, however there are common challenges we can help you overcome.

The Art of The Start

Starting a business can be confusing. So many problems to solve and an abundance of information telling you how to solve them.

It quickly becomes frustrating and overwhelming.

This program focuses you and your team on the most impactful application of your efforts to take your idea from conception to proliferation.

Overcome the common pitfalls you face starting and growing a company.

Unleash your idea into the world.

Take Back Control

Running a business can become stressful and overwhelming, especially when you’re not getting the results you want.

You forget the reasons you started in the first place.

This programme supports you taking back control of your business to strengthen the foundation, serve your customers and provide great value.

Reconnect with the reasons that you started doing what you are doing in the first place.

Take back control and have more fun.

Built For Growth

You have a ‘successful’ business, yet you and your team are far from fulfilled. Stress and pressure are constricting.

You can’t understand why you’re still unfulfilled.

This programme challenges the way that you and your team operate to find fresh orientation and new direction. Get results without the struggle.

Grow your business whilst expanding your sense of health, fun and adventure.

Produce breakthrough bottom line results.

Get results in your business


It’s easy for costs to mount and sales to stagnate. Business is like being on a treadmill that keeps turning, if you stop then you’ll fall off.

Control costs, maximise marketing return and increase customer lifetime value.


Losing sight of your strategy for growth (or not having one) means that you’re treading water without realising.

Calibrate or re-calibrate your companies direction, get back on the path to growth.


You started out with a plan to scale, but the opportunity to do so never materialised.

Clarify your strategy, maximise revenues, review and improve your service. Scale in line with your vision.


Losing the edge in business affects you and your staff.

Create an aligned and inspired workforce that are loyal, attentive and supportive.

Access discretionary effort to drive growth and profitability.

Focusing You on Pillars of Effective Companies

1. Performance

You have consistent sales, but you’re struggling to deliver on your promises consistently.

You know that you and your people are underperforming on potential, even though you are working your butts off everyday.

What you want is to over-deliver on your KPI’s, serve your customers and inspire your team.

2. People

You have a dedicated team that are delivering results, but you know that they would benefit from more training & development.

You know training & development would unlock potential, but there isn’t enough hours in the day due to delivering to customers.

What you want is an engaged and inspired workforce that are reaching their potential.

3. Process

You have processes in place, but they are patchy at best and there is little standardisation.

You know that standardisation would save you time and money, but there just always seems to be more important work to do.

What you want is robust standard operating procedures that can be passed to new staff.


I have been working with David now for just under 6 months, and he has been working with me on the 5 key areas of leadership. I did not know what to expect when we started our journey together but what I and my business gets from our work beats any ROI I can measure.- Lee West, Managing Director, M-Brain, UK (Market Intelligence)
It only takes six weeks to see your own greatness with David. Prepare to be taken out of every comfort zone you thought you had and still shine. Be prepared to become your best self very quickly and see the results. He does not take prisoners, but if you hire him and I recommend you do, you will see results; and they will surprise you. I have achieved more in the this short space of time than I have in the last eight years.- Jo Booth, Director, JB Associates, UK (Advertising and PR)
€50,000 and counting is business David is directly responsible for generating for my company. He reviewed our marketing strategy and refined it to the most cost effective action we could take with the budget available. He instigated a Google Ad word campaign and refined it: he put us on the map. We now lead our field generating by far the most clicks in comparison to our competitors. These results speak for themselves.- Salvador Costa, Director, Barcelona (Wedding Planner)
Dave has worked with me to streamline my business and life. I can now focus on doing the work I really love. As a result of our work I have saved several hours a week that I can now spend doing the things that I love. What I most value about working with Dave is that I now feel re-inspired and ready to move forward. I highly recommend working with Dave!- Emma Collins, Coach and Trainer, UK (Coaching & Training)
I hired Dave because I was at a crossroads in my business. I have a website, various social media profiles and many other technology tools I use to manage my work and life. It was all becoming uninspiring and a little tiring to manage. I realised I wanted to spend more time serving clients (the part that I love), but all the admin, emails, invoicing etc. were getting in the way. Dave has worked with me to streamline my business and life. I can now focus on doing the work I really love. As a result of our work I have saved several hours a week that I can now spend doing the things that I love. What I most value about working with Dave is that I now feel re-inspired and ready to move forward. I highly recommend working with Dave!- Rebecca Green, Founder and Director, UK (Health & Wellness)
I had coaching with David in 2016 and it really helped not only my Green Room Clinic but also my Arbonne business. It really helped me to see where I had been going wrong as I kept getting the same results over and over again. Davids coaching was fantastic and really helped me get to the next level in my business. I highly recommend this to anyone looking to take their life to the next level-

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Innovation Space,
1-2 Hampshire Terrace,

02393 / 190501
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