• Do you offer initial consultations?

    Yes we do, an obligation FREE consultation can be provided followed by a formal proposal.

  • What is the difference between Business Coaching and Executive Coaching?

    An executive coach works one-on-one with an individual to help them tap into their own leadership potential through greater self-awareness, and helping them to improve their overall effectiveness as a leader. The business coaching relationship is similar with one key difference: instead of focusing on the individual, the business coach takes a more holistic view of the entire company. This means that the business coach is working with the owner, president, CEO or another senior executive. Although quite different, in the very nature of both practices, business and executive coaches do share some similarities. Regardless of their approach, coaches in both niches have one goal in mind: helping their clients improve their business, or solve business-related issues they might be encountering. And at the end of the day, both help their clients grow their bottom line.

  • What evidence is there that Advisory boards add real value?

    The Business Development Bank of Canada undertook a study of 1,000 SMEs in 2016. The study found: Annual sales were 24% higher on average between 2001 and 2011 at businesses with an advisory board, compared to companies that didn’t have an advisory board but had similar characteristics. Sales grew by 66.8% on average in the first three years after a company created an advisory board. This compares with 22.9% sales growth in the three years before the board was formed. Productivity increased by an average of 5.9% in the first three years after a board was formed compared with 3.2% in the previous three-year period.

  • Does “virtual” mean that Virtual CFOs are only available online or over the phone? What if I need someone onsite?

    The “virtual” in Virtual CFOs actually refers to the fact that we are not full-time employees. Otherwise we are very real. We work onsite or remotely, depending on where we can be most effective.

  • Can you also train my people?

    Yes, in fact, we believe that training your team is as important as coaching you. You’ll be amazed at how much enthusiasm and commitment comes from your team as they immerse themselves in group training.

  • What guarantees are there?

    To put it bluntly, none. It all depends on you and how much work you do. However, everything I do is bound by my solid gold guarantees. Regardless of which programme we work on, if you do what you said you were going to do, when you were going to do it, you will get a return on investment guaranteed.

  • How long do clients typically work with a coach?

    Many successful entrepreneurs and financial professionals are finding that coaching is the key to excellent performance, learning, achievement, and enjoyment. Therefore, they choose to work with a coach on a continuing basis. I ask my clients to make a commitment to coach for a minimum of three to six months. Any new behaviours and strategies put into practice today may take from three to six months to show results. While coaching can be very effective for short-term change, my clients stay with coaching an average of 12 to 18 months, some longer. The learning that takes place creates results that continue for one to three years. Business Coaching is not meant to be a “quick fix” or a short-term relationship.

  • Do I need to be in the Brisbane City area to be coached by you?

    Absolutely not - in fact, many of my clients are currently coached remotely via web conferencing tools and by phone. As my companys name says "QLD Small Business Advisory", I coach in and consult to businesses right across the greatest state in Australia - QLD.

  • If my employer is paying for you to coach me, do you have to report into them?

    Although your employer has chosen to support you in your development through the use of a business coach, you are my client. At the outset of the coaching process, we will establish very clear guidelines about when your employer will be updated on your progress and what will be shared. You and I will always confer before any information is shared with any third party. The typical type of information that will be shared are goals, actions, and progress, as well as ways in which your employer can support your professional development.

  • How will I know if I am making progress from business coaching?

    At the end of each session, you will leave with very specific action-oriented assignments or an action plan for the week. At the beginning of the next session, the first order of business will be to review and assess your progress on the action plan from the previous week. I record all action plans and progress assessments so they can be cumulatively reviewed when necessary to assess progress over a longer period of time.

  • What are your qualifications?

    Whilst I can say i've attended all 13 years of education from "the school of hard knocks", and certainly come out the other end battle scared, formal qualifications have allowed me to finesse my approach to coaching and to draw upon methodologies and frameworks that go hand in hand with true hands on field experience. This allows me to deliver a more meaningful and fuller experience to my clients Please see this page on my quals........

  • Are you insured?

    Yes full PI Insurance for all facets of what we do at QSBA.

  • Do you need to be qualified to be an executive or business coach?

    In Australia, technically no. This is an area of much contention across Australia, in part because many individuals are calling themselves "Business or Executive Coaches" who have unfortunately not "pounded the pavement" or garnered the necessary experience to be able to truely coach from a place of experience. As a result many individuals have been "burnet".

  • Are executive and business coaching confidential?

    Yes they absolutely are. Before any engagement we sign off on a joint NDA.

  • What is the difference between business coaching and business consulting?

    In business coaching, the coach is not necessarily a subject expert. The coach asks questions and the client comes up with the solutions. In a consulting relationship, the consultant is expected to have subject expertise and is usually responsible for coming up with the recommended solutions. However, the client determines how directive they wish for me to be in the coaching process.

  • Can I break a contract?

    Yes you can - for any of our services simply provide 14 days notice in writing.

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