Dominic Monkhouse Leadership Expert

Dominic has spent 14 years working in sales, marketing and business management within the IT sector. He has held executive positions at Peer 1 Hosting, IT Lab and Rackspace. At Peer 1 he built the UK business to £30m run rate in 5 years. He won many awards for creating a great place to work. At Rackspace Dominic built the UK company from four to 150 staff, and increased annual revenues from £595,000 to £25 million in just four years. Under his management, Rackspace was recognised as one of the most outstanding workplaces in Europe, and won several service awards for its Fanatical Support TM. Dominic has a BSc in Agricultural and Food Marketing from Newcastle and a MBA from Sheffield Business School. Dominic is also a regular public speaker on creating great places to work and achieving continuous client satisfaction and an assessor on the Sunday Times Customer Experience Awards.


How to Improve your Fitness in 2020

There’s no doubt in my mind. Getting better at fitness has been a big part of my success as a business coach. It’s about an 80:20 approach – the same that I apply to work. We’re all busy so you need a work out that gives the most reward for the least effort.    


Why Your Company Needs a Talk Trigger

Creating a buzz. Getting people talking. Doing something remarkable. This is what you want for your business. In a world where 90% of purchase decisions are influenced by word of mouth, you need something that sparks conversation and galvanises action. You need a ‘talk trigger’.


How to Create the Right Surroundings for Growth

You’re an ambitious CEO with your sights set on growth. You want to scale-up and have a plan to get there. Before you undo the ropes and cast off, there’s one last Rockefeller Habit to consider. The tenth and final Habit in the execution framework designed by Verne Harnish centres on office environment. And, specifically, whether your staff are surrounded by visible reminders of your plans and performance.


Do Your Staff Know When They’ve had a Good Day?

Motivation and engagement – the holy grails of any business. With productivity levels languishing in the UK, companies need to get real about this. Just a few, well-chosen initiatives can make all the difference, unlocking up to 40% more effort in every employee. And certainly, if you’re looking to scale-up, you need to get fanatical about driving up engagement. 


10 Ways to Build a Scaling-up Mindset

There’s no doubt about it. Scaling-up is hard work. It requires a sea change in management thinking and a whole new set of skills. It’s as much about mindset as it is about actions and the learning curve can be pretty steep.