Hi there! I'm Dean...
Are you an aspiring entrepreneur or a current business owner seeking breakthrough business advice and inspiration from a highly skilled and well-rounded business leader and startup mentor?
Then I am here for you.
I have a passion for helping business owners and entrepreneurs like you. This is something I wished I had when I started my first business back in 1994.
Teaching and helping others is a passion of mine and something I excel at. With an MA, MSc and BA(Hons) from a top school and 20+ years of experience across various businesses, both large and small, I have the knowledge and expertise to support you (see Slide #2 for more details on my background).
I am on HostRooster to payitforward and help you succeed by sharing my knowledge and experiences. I can:
Help you get unstuck and boost your confidence
Provide valuable input and business advice
Brainstorm solutions to your business challenges
Present both strategic and creative ideas
Clarify your financial projections
Review and provide feedback on your business plans
Suggest creative and low-cost ways to grow your business
Share information on the best design tools available today
Create a game plan to help you succeed
I am eager to help you reach your goals!
|Name||30 min. initial feedback session||60 minute concentrated work session||90 minute deep dive work session|
|Description||Flash session to guide you and provide you direction with two to three questions.||Strategy session – a deep dive into your business, startup, or concept. All areas from A to Z.||An even more in-depth exploration to discuss ideas for the construction of businesses, proposed next stages, and particular tools.|
|Delivery time||14 days||14 days||14 days|
|Price||69.66 $||126.27 $||187.22 $|
Mentoring is a relationship between an experienced individual (mentor) and a less experienced person (mentee) where the mentor provides guidance, advice, and support to help the mentee reach their goals and improve their skills.
Mentoring is important because it provides a safe and supportive environment for the mentee to ask questions, receive feedback, and learn from the mentor's experiences. It can also help the mentee build relationships, gain new perspectives, and grow professionally.
The benefits of mentoring include access to the mentor's expertise and network, opportunities for skill development, and personal growth. Mentoring can also boost confidence, increase job satisfaction, and provide a sense of direction and purpose.
When looking for a mentor, consider their experience, skills, and availability. It's also important to find a mentor who you feel comfortable with and who you believe will be supportive and encouraging.
The responsibilities of a mentor include providing guidance, support, and feedback to the mentee, helping them set and reach their goals, and sharing their experiences and knowledge. Mentors should also be supportive, encouraging, and non-judgmental.
The responsibilities of a mentee include being open and honest with their mentor, actively seeking feedback and guidance, setting and working towards their goals, and showing appreciation for their mentor's time and support.
Getting started with mentoring is as simple as reaching to Dean and or purchasing the service directly using the link at the side of this page.
Key Programmes • Setup and Delivery of Palace of Westminster, UK Parliament Multi-million Pound Security Programme (Value £Confidential) • Mayors Office for Policing & Crime MOPAC & Metropolitan Police Estates Capital Renewal Programme, and London Met Police Hub (Value £Confidential) • Stag Brewery Residential Development, Dartmouth Capital Advisors, Mortlake, UK, Value Circa: £300M • The London Clinic Rebuild Programme, UK, Value £50m • Commercial Office Build, 20 Farringdon Street | HB Reavis London Value £40M • Palace of Westminster Phase 1 & 2 Security Programme Successful Bid Wins. • Met Police Framework Bid Win.
Dean was responsible for delivering a full range of commitments related to a £250 million phased investment from Bridgepoint asset fund management group for Care UK, this involved: • Strategic planning and delivery of projects, identifying interdependencies across projects/functions, potential impacts on the wider organisation, resource requirements and building in contingency and adjustments as necessary; • Pipeline planning, resource and capacity management activities; • Actively working with partners to develop cross-service and organisational solutions; • Providing shared oversight of the whole commissioning cycle, particularly for high-risk services; • Developed a Project Management Blueprint, new home Launch Manual and co-developed, Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for new Care Homes. • Implemented key KPI’s across all professional services including finance, construction, IT, Commissioning, Hotel Services, Marketing, HR and Facilities Management whilst driving cultural transformation and improvements to deliver a motivated, high quality and high performing pool of professional resources in a matrix environment. Key Projects • New Care Home Investment Programme, Value £250m • Suffolk County Council Transition Programme, Value: £60m which included replacement of sixteen care homes with ten new care centres from construction to commissioning and pre-handover, through to operational start and on to steady-state 18 months’ post home opening.
Dean was responsible for major projects part of The East London Green Grid to modernize and improve Belvederes 'green infrastructure' for the benefit of people and wildlife. This included Dyke restoration in park-lands area, Thames Waterfront enhancement (Corinthian Manorway), The Ridgeway, Crossness Marshes, Links to Belvedere, Links to Abbey Wood, Eastern Way Crossing, Belvedere area Pedestrian & Cycle improvements. Value: £10M Key Stakeholders The mayor of London, Environment Agency, Natural England, Greater London Authority, London Development Agency, Department of Communities and Local Government’s (DCLG).
PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS Fellow, Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) 2014 Member, Association for Project Management (APM) 2019 Managing Successful Programmes, (MSP) 2016 Prince2 Practitioner 2011
Masters of Science (MSc) in Building Surveying, LSBU, London 2006 — 2009 Certificate in Education, Barking & Dagenham College 2002 — 2003 (MA) Masters in Communication Design, Central Saint Martins College, London 2001 BA(Hons) Degree in Graphic Design, Central Saint Martins College, London 1999 City & Guilds in AutoCAD 2D Advanced & 3D, Southgate College
Dean has a BA(Hons) Degree in Graphic Design from Central Saint Martins College in London and an (MA) Masters in Communication Design from the same institution. He has also completed a City & Guilds in AutoCAD 2D Advanced & 3D from Southgate College.
Dean has experience teaching Graphic Design as a Design Lecturer at Barking & Dagenham College, where he taught from 1999 to 2003. He also holds a Certificate in Education from the same institution.
Extensive Experience: With over 35 years of experience in various industries, including building surveying, construction and education, Dean brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the table as a mentor. Professional Memberships: Dean is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) and a Member of the Association for Project Management (APM). This not only showcases his commitment to professional development, but also highlights his expertise in the field. Project Management Skills: Dean holds certifications in Prince2 Practitioner, Managing Successful Programmes (MSP), and has completed NPPV3/SC, CTC and BPSS security clearances, demonstrating his ability to manage projects effectively and efficiently. Security Clearances: The security clearances held by Dean, such as NPPV3/SC and CTC, showcase his ability to handle confidential information and work on sensitive projects. Teaching Background: Dean's experience as a Design Lecturer at Barking & Dagenham College further emphasizes his ability to communicate complex information in a simple, easy-to-understand manner. Benefits for Students: Hands-On Experience: With his extensive experience and involvement in various projects, Dean can offer practical, real-world insights into the challenges and opportunities of the industry. Professional Guidance: Dean's professional memberships and certifications demonstrate his commitment to staying up-to-date with the latest industry trends and developments, and provide students with guidance and support to achieve their own professional goals. Improved Project Management Skills: Through his mentorship, students will learn key project management techniques and strategies to help them successfully manage projects of their own. Improved Communication Skills: Dean's background in teaching and his ability to communicate complex information in a simple and easy-to-understand manner, will help students improve their own communication skills and effectively convey their ideas to others. Access to Resources: As a mentor, Dean will provide students with access to resources and connections that can help them grow their careers and reach their goals.
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