I believe experience matters.
After more than 30 years business experience, including building two multi-million dollar businesses from scratch in less than three years, I’ve learned that every business is different.
There is no “one size fits all” model or program for business growth and success.
I’m now absolutely committed to helping small business owners see and achieve the real potential in their businesses.
I don’t know how it happened but it seems to be something I am pretty good at, and something that I really enjoy.
Maybe it was when I launched the SpaceBag and AeroBed brands here in Australia.
Everyone told me they wouldn’t succeed but I guess I looked at them from a different angle and saw the potential in them that others couldn’t see. The rest is history, with both brands having racked up well over $100 million in retail sales and still stocked in major stores after 15 years.
Then again, perhaps that was just my cheeky side coming out with a defiantly raised middle finger, telling all the doubters “I’ll find a way!”
Anyway, that’s how I have been working ever since, always looking for, and excited by, new opportunities and possibilities to grow businesses and increase bottom line profitability. After all, healthy profits are the lifeblood of any successful business. And that’s how I work now.
I love helping my clients discover the pot of gold at the end of their rainbow and guiding them to reach it:
- sometimes it takes helping them understand and forecast their business numbers
- sometimes it takes helping them develop their business growth strategies
- sometimes it takes high level business advice, guidance and accountability
- and sometimes it takes all of that …
I guess that’s what makes me so much more than just a business coach.
What I’m not, is one of the new breed of “overnight” business coaches who have never owned or built a successful business for themselves before claiming they can teach others how to do it. In fact I am a bit of a protagonist against that inexperienced generic type of business coaching.
When I’m not knee deep in work loving what I do, you’ll find me out in the water for a surf, getting around on my scooter, enjoying great conversation over a glass of red and a nice meal, or supporting a few of my favourite causes like Kids Under Cover.