Lindsay Davis is an award winning, internationally certified entrepreneur, leadership and productivity coach and facilitator. As a business owner, wife and mom, she believes that there is a way to build your business to suit your life, not the other way around. Originally from South Africa, she now lives in the USA with my family. She has been coaching for the past decade and has had her own practice running since 2019.
Tell us about your life before the venture/ leading up to your venture?
Before becoming a coach, I had held many senior leadership positions. I had opened a few of my own businesses, some successful and others not. I realized that what I really love to do is to help others build their dreams. So I became a certified coach and started working with accelerators to help entrepreneurs become highly profitable.
Tell us something about your organization. What is it about and how is it helpful for people?
Gray Coaching is focusses on helping others realize their dreams. The entrepreneurs I work with are focused and driven to become highly profitable while maintaining balance in their lives. The leaders I coach come to me so that they can build better teams and hit the objectives more easily, become more strategic and intentional. The productivity workshops and courses give the attendees the tools they need to achieve more in less time with less effort, staying focused on what really matters and being confident enough to say no to what doesn’t.
I am not your average coach. I’m direct and will call Bull S… when I see it. I expect my clients to do the work and keep them accountable.
What has been the response of the consumers towards your venture?
I’ve been so fortunate to work with hundreds of clients over the last decade across a full spectrum of industries. Many of my clients come back to me after we have worked together to work on other things. I often get referrals from my clients, which lets me know that they found our time together valuable.
My longest standing client has been with me for the past 6 years. When we first started working together, he was battling to pay his rent some months. This year, he is set to purchase $40 million (USD) in rough stock to manufacture and sell on. By the middle of this year, he was well ahead of his timeline to reach this goal.
In early 2022, I was awarded Top Entrepreneurial Coach by the Coach Foundation.
Even though I am already a certified coach, I am continuously learning and striving to get better. I frequently work with other coaches and mentors to see how I can improve myself and my business.
How has your life changed because of your venture?
When I was working corporate jobs, I had the luxury and ability to build phenomenal teams. In Gray Coaching, I am the team. I have learned to do so many things myself and have made amazing connections to outsource things that I am not good at or shouldn’t be doing. I practice what I preach and have build my business to give me the freedom to enjoy my life and my family, while being highly profitable. I aim to and often achieve USD $10K months working 25 hours per week.
Give a motivational message for the audience/women who are reading this.
It’s not always easy or perfect, but it is always possible. If you believe it is and do the work, you can become the person you want to be. I believe in you and you should too.