Business Coaching

I work with successful business owners and entrepreneurs who are ready to take their business to the next level.

On this page I explain:

  • my approach to coaching and how that might help you
  • how it works
  • what you need to invest in time and money
  • complimentary consultation, to see if there is a fit

Business Coaching and the Inner Game

unlockIf you’ve scanned the Internet for information on business, executive or life coaching, you’ll know there are many coaches and quite a few different systems of coaching.

One size does not fit all.

I specialize in helping clients with the inner game.

Is that a game you are ready to play? Now? Or are you already playing it and want to get better at it, go further?

It’s definitely lonely at the top

Anyone who has been a business owner or in an executive position, especially as chief executive or managing director, knows the reality of the saying “it’s lonely at the top”.

I understand that from first hand experience.

And if you are the person at the top and you are entrepreneurial, chances are you have more ideas than you can implement in the foreseeable future – or even in a lifetime! That can be confusing, distracting – or it can be a powerful driver for your continuing success .

That’s where I come in.

  • I help you get clarity
  • I help you get focus
  • I help you get momentum

What I do

As I’ve said, I specialize in helping with the inner game.

My aim as a coach is to elicit the greatness in every client.

I recognise quickly who I can coach and who I can’t.

I also believe you will be able to tell pretty quickly too, whether I’m the coach for you.

To give you a quick idea of what I have to offer:

  • I’ve had my own business, in communications consultancy and more recently in coaching, for just over twenty years
  • Before that I was a senior executive in the government sector, with responsibilities in policy development and the planning and management of multi-million dollar programs in cultural development, education and major events
  • I’m a specialist in new media and I understand how companies and individual entrepreneurs can use new media, especially blogging and other social media, to help grow their business
  • I’ve been trained through the Coachville Schools of Coaching and am a current member of the Coachville community of coaches, a foundation member of the Creative Skills Training Council, Asia-Pacific and Australia and served on the Board of Governors of the International Association of Coaching (IAC) till end December 2009.

What others say

You can check out some testimonials here.

How does it work in practice?

Coaching is normally via a weekly session by phone, which is time-efficient for everyone.

I also use Skype, which means you as the client do not have to incur any monetary cost for the call. Depending on bandwidth considerations where you are, we can even use Skype video, or at least Skype audio.

For my standard coaching packages, as below, a minimum 90 day commitment is required. Experience shows that this is a necessary, basic time frame to achieve positive, lasting change and reach worthwhile goals.

Brainstorming on demand: Got a Coach?Choose the Package That’s Right for You

I offer three business coaching packages. I am happy to discuss which might work most effectively for you.


Emphasis on expanding leadership capability, or meeting the challenge of stepping up to leadership, whether of your team, your company, your industry or organization. At least one session a month is dedicated to issues, practices, challenges and skill development for leadership. 4 x 60 minute, scheduled weekly sessions per month. Investment $1,320.00 per month*.

This option is ideal for the business owner, executive or solo entrepreneur who has already achieved a measure of success in business and life and is ready to go to the next level, or add another success-focused stream of activity to their program, e.g. a second business, a current hobby they want to invest in more seriously or in a more goal-oriented way. 3 x 60 minute, scheduled weekly sessions per month. Investment $990.00 per month*.

The Kick-Start package works for people at all levels of achievement, from starting out with a new business or career, raising the bar on an existing one, or developing more focused, sustained momentum with an established business or career. The expectations of commitment and willingness to grow and change are no less than for the other two packages. 3 x 45 minute scheduled weekly sessions per month. Investment $742 per month*.

All packages include, as part of the service and at no extra charge, email and instant messaging contact in between sessions (for “short and sharp”, low usage and at an additional cost when it is agreed mutually in advance that the amount of time involved warrants such a charge).

*Note: all investments listed above are in AUD Dollars.  Payment is monthly in advance.

Face-to-face coaching is also available, with additional costs for the additional time and travel involved.

One-off Laser Session

In addition to the three coaching packages outlined above, and subject to timetable availability, I can also offer to select clients a one-off laser session. As the name implies, laser coaching entails a highly-focused session, which typically focuses on one key issue and in which my aim as the coach is to help you as the client “go deep” into the issue and get to what I call “the story behind the story”. It’s in the nature of laser coaching that there has to be a basic level of “fit” between client and coach, so no one should feel offended if a coach who does this declines to do so in a particular instance. Investment $350.

So after all that, are you ready for an exploratory conversation?

If you are considering getting a mentor coach to support you in going for the next phase of success in your business, do get in touch now for a complimentary exploratory consultation by phone. This will usually be for no more than 30 minutes, at a mutually agreed time. At the end of that time, we will both know whether there’s a good basis for us to go forward with the coaching process. It’s not a coaching session: more of a chat to see whether or not there’s a fit; no obligation, on either side, to proceed.

No change, no progress

All effective coaching results in change and growth. If you don’t feel a need to change, or you are not ready to change, then coaching might not be what you need right now. If you are simply reluctant to change, that’s human – don’t let that stop you exploring the possibilities for mentor coaching to support you in the process.

Complimentary consultation

I provide a 30 minute, complimentary, exploratory consultation before any actual coaching begins. It’s your opportunity to get any questions answered and for both of us to establish that we are able to work together.

To register now for your complimentary initial consultation, please use the Contact page on this site.


Social Media Coaching

See also my range of specialized social media coaching options