With thirty years’ business experience, I am ideally suited to helping business owners and managers focus on the way forward.
I have had experience at the top level of business. As a chief executive, I've been involved in all aspects of corporate development, including strategic planning, technology, operations, and sales and marketing. I also have proven team leadership skills, helping business people recognise their abilities and achieve their goals.
After completing my university studies, I joined a pharmaceutical wholesaler as director of Information Technology. Under my guidance, the company became the technology leader in the industry in South Africa, taking ideas from all parts of the world. I was then appointed Chief Executive of the company, and, together with my team of executives, took it to a position of pre-eminence. I also headed the industry body for several years, interacting with industry and government leaders.
During this time, I gained valuable experience in all aspects of business, including:
- Preparing and implementing strategic plans
- Building and managing highly motivated teams
- Developing business systems
- Overseeing the operation of all aspects of the business.
In 1997 I bought a business services franchise which I built into the biggest store in the Australasian franchise, using a mixture of marketing and sales strategies, systemising the business, and developing a motivated and competent team.
Based in Melbourne, I now coach the owners of small, medium and large businesses to maximise the potential of their businesses, and to achieve success by developing their skills, knowledge and abilities. As an objective outsider, with no preconceived ideas, I am able to help clients generate strategies for the growth of their business, and help them achieve their dreams.
As well as mentoring business owners and managers, I host seminars and workshops to ensure that the maximum potential of the total team is realised.