Our Growth Facilitators, ranging from Business Advisors to Management Consultants, from Chartered Accountants to Industry Experts, hold extensive experience and background in the management and growth of business. These skilled individuals competently and passionately deliver on the Growth program, as they recognise the barriers and challenges faced by business owners every day.

 

Brian Grindrod

INTRO & TOOLS FOR PERSONAL GROWTH WORKSHOP

Brian has been a Business and Organisational Development Advisor, Learning and Development Facilitator and Coach for over 20 years. His distinguishing characteristics are his influencing and communication skills and his use of contemporary, high impact Mindset and Behaviour change tools. He uses these to facilitate the ease of organisational change and personnel adaptation to systemic changes.

“Your mind is your biggest strength as a company owner… unset and reset your business-owner mindset to inspire others around you.”

 

SHELLEY WALSH

BUSINESS STRATEGY WORKSHOP

Shelley’s expertise lies in operational management, business positioning, strategic planning & operational execution. She has a vast understanding of small business, with over 15 years’ experience in leadership and management roles within a variety of SMEs.

“Strategy is the answer to the question, ‘how do I become and remain unique?”

 

paul manning

CHANGE MANAGEMENT

Paul has unique skills to assist local SMEs and brings a wealth of hands-on and real-world practicality for leadership in business transformation and change management. He holds an MBA (Finance), a UWA B.Sc. (AgEcon), a Dip. Proj. Mgt. and is an experienced Business Advisor, MD, GM and COO. Paul has driven the delivery of strategic plans and innovative change management solutions in multiple disruptive markets.

“Performing Professional Practical Planning Produces Prosperity!”

 

CARMELINA FIORENTINO

FINANCIAL BASICS, PROFIT AND CASHFLOW & FINANCIAL GROWTH, RATIO, RISK Management workshop

Carmelina is a Chartered Accountant and Business Advisor/ Mentor with extensive experience working with businesses across a range of industry sectors. Carmelina is qualified with a Bachelor of Commerce and is MBA (Advanced). Carmelina has experience in financial management, strategic management and planning, governance, and business performance improvement, and has worked in senior finance and management positions in commerce, government and not for profit organisations.

“Being in control of your finances is a great stress reliever.”

 

Cristina Londono

BRAND STRATEGY AND BUSINESS PERSONALITY workshop

Cristina specialises in helping brands become compelling storytellers who engage their ideal audience, and move them to action. Her approach to brand strategy is focused on developing seamless and coherent brand offerings and communication that deliver an exceptional and heartfelt user experience. With 20 years experience collaborating with brands globally, she is particularly passionate about brand building for small businesses, and the challenges and great opportunities presented within smaller structures. Cristina takes her role as ‘partner’ in the communication journey very seriously.

“A Brand is a person’s gut feeling about a product, service or company.”

 

Pete Walmsley

MARKET RESEARCH, MARKETING STRATEGY & SELLING ESSENTIALS workshops

Pete (otherwise know as Spaceman Pete) is the Managing Director/Commander of The Space Station, a strategic marketing agency based in Perth and Bunbury. The Space Station exists to help companies find and grow their ‘clear’ space in their competitive markets. The Space Station has been operating since 2009 and during this time Pete has been increasingly focusing on how to fully capitalise on his client’s staff (sales team) to sell their products and services. All too often the sales strategy and capacity is the weak link.

“Selling to the right person is more important than all sales methods, copy writing techniques and negotiation tactics in the world. Because the wrong person doesn’t have the money. Or the wrong person doesn’t care. The wrong person won’t be persuaded by anything.”

 

Vanessa Wilson

PEOPLE MANAGEMENT

Vanessa has been in senior management roles for the past 15 years and started her own business 10 years ago specialising in People Solutions.  Working across a number of industries including fashion retail, hardware, accounting, technology, mining, oil and gas, medical to mention a few, she has collaborated with many SMEs and gained great insight and is passionate about people development.

“Businesses with a growth mindset know the value of people, and Vitil People Solutions focuses on tapping into those assets for sustainable growth. People are Vitil to any businesses success, and tapping into the energy of a business, developing the culture and people strategy, ensures we take the team on a journey of growth.”

 

GUDRUN GILES

business systems workshop

Gudrun has been a small business owner since 2007. In her capacity as an evaluator, assessor and auditor she has had the privilege to gain an insight into business systems of more than 100 businesses, from tech savvy startups to big dinosaurs. In her role as consultant she has helped businesses to plan for and develop their own business systems and implement them. Gudrun’s desire, when starting her consultancy, was to build a bridge between people and systems and make sure that systems work for the people, and not the other way around.

“Knowledge is power. Information is liberating.”

 

Heike Fowler

WELL-BEING FOR PEAK PERFORMANCE AND SUCCESS workshop

Heike is a professional certified Business Coach and Training Facilitator. She has 20 years’ work experience and has coached and trained hundreds of business owners and executives, helping them with tools and strategies to unleash their potentials and run a profitable business.

“Being in good health both mentally and physically will better able you to handle the ups, downs, twists and turns.”

 

BRAD RAVENSCROFT

WELLNESS TECHNIQUES – YOGA workshop

Brad Ravenscroft has been practicing and studying yoga since 1993. He finished his teacher training under Kale Leaf at the Fremantle Yoga Centre in 1999. He has been teaching yoga full time for 18 years. Before teaching yoga Brad gained a Bachelor of Science from U.W.A majoring in Human Movement with a minor in Anatomy and Physiology. He has also completed a Graduate Diploma in Health and Addiction Studies from Curtin University. Since graduating from university, he has been involved in many aspects of health including injury rehabilitation, strength and conditioning. Brad teaches all ages and all types of people.

“Its not about being good at something. Its about being good to yourself.”