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Golf and Business: When to Know You Need Help

I've been playing golf for years, and I've always thought of myself as a decent player. But lately, I've been struggling. My scores are going up, and I'm starting to get frustrated.

Golf is something I know how to do reasonably well, and I’ve had some success in the past. But recently, no amount of self-analysis, YouTube rabbit holes or swing trainers from Amazon would make a difference.

I finally realised that I needed help.

I'm not going to get any better on my own. So I’ve called in a golf coach.

My coach helped me identify some of the flaws in my swing, things that had crept into my game and started to “feel normal.” He's also given me some tips on course management and strategy whilst these changes bed in to try and minimise my “disaster holes” 🤣

I'm already starting to see improvement. My scores are coming down (little by little), and I'm enjoying the game more again.

I hear you ask - Where are you going with this now, Mark?


I've learned that it's okay to ask for help. In fact, it's often the best way to improve.

Even with something you feel you should know, we can sometimes be “boiling frogs” not seeing the changes happening around us, so a bit of outside perspective can help.

So, always with an angle, I’m getting back out on the road to see clients and prospects this summer with the sole aim of looking at how you I can help your team, whether you work with Frontline or have been looking to get started. I would like to come and see you to discuss your firm’s systems and processes.

For existing clients, these visits are vital for us to keep in touch with you in person, not just on Zoom, to really see and hear how things are going for you and your team in practice.

It is a chance to discuss the Frontline service, warts and all and ensure feedback (good & bad) goes directly from your UK team to the Frontline Senior Leadership Team in Manila, including Mark C & Jon Ryall.

I work with our Senior Leadership Team in Manila daily, IT, Recruitment, Operation & HR, I work extensively with Mark Cottle & Jon, who built this business and ran the archetypal offshore accountancy firm, and I have been working with Accountancy firms for years on how best to deliver efficiencies with software and people.

I can’t teach you how to play golf, but I can help you grow your offshore team and your practice efficiently and profitably or reclaim more of your own time, helping you and your team do more of what you want to do.

I have put some tentative dates and cities below but will follow this up with a way to book some dates/times and whether you would like to do Lunch, dinner, or even golf (if you are willing to put up with some terrible golf mixed in with some pretty good stuff too)

· Scotland – 31st July – 1st August

· North England (Liverpool/ Manchester/Leeds/Sheffield) – 22, 23, 24th August

· Midlands (Birmingham/Nottingham/Northampton/Peterborough) - 5th, 6th, 7th Sept

· Southwest & Wales (Bristol/Bath/Cardiff/Carmarthen) – 11th, 12th, 13th Sept

· London / Southeast – 19th, 20th 21st Sept

· London / Southeast - Possibly 25th, 26th, 27th depending on demand.

I look forward to seeing you again / meeting you in person soon!

Get in touch if you would like me to help you get more rest!

UK Country Director

Frontline Accounting

With over 10 years’ experience working with Accountancy Firms, BPO’s and Fintech’s like Intuit & Dext; Mark helps firms maximize efficiency and solve capacity issues with People + Technology.

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