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kwilliams aged 72
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Male , 72

I am old and possibly wise. Almost retired I spend a few hours each month coaching for one of the World top 20 business schools. I have been very lucky in gaining experience, for instance I had been round the World, twice, before I was 20. I spent 35 yrs creating and developing small businesses, not always successfully. There are some things we can learn only through failure.
I live and work in Yorkshire and Wales. I love wine, interesting conversation and the enthusiasm of youth.

Life experiences

Starting in business

I advise entrepreneurs for a living. I have been creating and developing businesses for over 20 years. I am SFEDI accredited, entrepreneur friendly. I have made all the mistakes and should be able to help you avoid them.

Social enterprise and ethics

I have been advising social enterprise, in Yorkshire, for the past 2 years or more. Social Enterprise is business with social or environmental objectives. I can also help traditional businesses with their ethics and social responsibility.

Surviving

Life sometimes seems to be all downs and no ups. Perhaps you need to experience the downs to appreciate the ups. As the saying goes there is always someone worse off. I can help you lift yourself out of the lows by describing just how bad it has been for me and what I was able to do about it and who and what helped me.

Why mentor on horsesmouth?

I work as a mentor. I charge a lot of money to those who can afford it. There are lots of others who can't afford the cost of well considered advice. I would like the opportunity to offer the benefit of my education and experience to those who feel they need it but can't consult me professionally, in way that doesn't compromise my professional status.

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