Completing the Growth Owner program has allowed me to re-structure and re-organise an existing company, into a sustainable and enjoyable place to work. With our second manager currently enrolled in the Growth Managers program, our vision and values are aligning as a team effort.
— Ben Millar, Managing Director at LINKS Surveying, Western Australia

Growth Owner


The Business Foundations Growth Owner Program is a world-leading program designed to build knowledge, skills, attitudes and confidence in business owners to scale up their business. It is a chance for owners to step out of the day-to-day running of their business and delve into an immersive and supportive environment. The program is devoted to support each business to craft its own detailed, focused and accelerated recipe for success. 

Growth Owner takes the owner on an extensive learning journey, with every session dedicated to tackling important, sometimes intractable business challenges, from building an ideal customer base, to business systems, to developing an optimal team.

The owner will leave each session with a diagnostic on the day’s theme which will result in a clear action plan and outcomes that can be implemented immediately in the business.

Program Overview


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.

Andy Freeman, Owner of The Flour Factory - Successfully completed our Growth Owner Program with his business partner this year.     "It's probably saved me months and months of work in the wrong direction!" - Andy Freeman.

Andy Freeman, Owner of The Flour Factory - Successfully completed our Growth Owner Program with his business partner this year.

"It's probably saved me months and months of work in the wrong direction!" - Andy Freeman.

Are you interested? 

Our next Growth Owner course starts May 16, 2019 and our Growth Manager course starts June 14, 2019!

(See program dates below).

If you’d like to request a call back from one of our Growth Team Members to find out more about how the Program can help you and your business, please contact us below.

Carmelina Fiorentino

Carmelina Fiorentino is a Chartered Accountant and Business Advisor/Mentor with extensive experience working with businesses across a range of industry sectors, and is qualified with a Bachelor of Commerce, as well as 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. In addition, she has operated her own management consulting business and understands the challenges faced by business owners. Carmelina has served on many boards including St Thomas More College (UWA), PICA Foundation, UN Women (Australia); and Mentor for UWA Mentor Link. Recently, Carmelina was selected for the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) 2018 Director Pipeline Program to enhance and develop the skills, experiences and networks of senior executive women.

Glenn Taylor

Glenn is a very experienced management consultant that enjoys operating as a business coach to small and medium sized businesses across numerous industries; from mining and resources, defence, retail, manufacturing, information technology, to name a few. He is skilled across many disciplines of business, and prides himself on being a generalist/all-rounder. Glenn has an engineering degree, postgraduate diploma in management, is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD) and is a Certified Management Consultant (CMC). He is a keen student of modern and future trends having completed the Harvard Business School (HBX) course on Disruptive Strategy and is a current member of Abundance 360 Digital. Most days Glenn will spend 1-2 hours studying future technological, societal, economic, and business trends.

Brian Grindrod

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 especially his use of contemporary, high impact Mindset and Behaviour change tools to facilitate the ease and pace of organisational change and personnel adaptation to systemic changes. These ‘Adaptation Strategies’ also underpin the success Brian has with small business owners facing the challenges of growing their own businesses profitability.

Lisa Reid

Lisa has a solid commercial background and great people skills. She can help transform a business to achieve powerful results. Lisa is a numbers person who invests a whole lot of heart in people too. From the cornerstones of Vision, Values, Brand, Culture, Leadership, Engagement and Innovation, she can move you from new strategy development to implementation. You will see business in a new light.

Brad Ravenscroft

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. His classes focus on strength, flexibility, deep relaxation and as a husband and father of three children, understands the importance of balance in a busy life. He has worked with the Perth Wildcats, many professional athletes and for the past 17 years has been the yoga teacher of the Fremantle Dockers.

Aaron Kanters

Aaron Kanters has over 11 years experience in agency life where he has held a variety of roles. His last role within an agency was head of design where he ran a team of Designers and Developers and Digital Marketing experts. Aaron saw a real need in the market to help people and businesses navigate the complex digital market place. He nows runs his own business that helps Businesses ranging from SME to large businesses across different industries to understand the digital marketing space. Aaron helps business owners stand back and ask the question what are you marketing and why. Aaron does not claim to be a wizzard and but sees himself as having a hands on approach to business and gets strategically involved in what each businesss does, finds out what is important to their customer base and how to find marketing soutions that match the customer to the service or product.

Cristina Londono

Cristina Londono 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. She becomes a sounding board, a problem solver, a confidence builder, a communicator and a cheerleader for her clients, as she helps them give a voice and a shape to their brand.

Gudrun Giles

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. Besides a variety of qualifications that enable her to be an engaging facilitator and constructive auditor she has postgraduate qualifications in Business Administration and was the Dux of the Small Business Excellence Program at UWA.

Heike Fowler

Heike Fowler 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.

Pete Walmsley

Pete Walmsley (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 been 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. The best marketing strategy on earth will only have limited effect to the bottom line if staff are not fully equipped, motivated and mobilised to sell. Prior to starting the Space Station Pete worked across both public and private sector organisations managing marketig and sales teams. He brings some 20 years experience and a passion for helping companies sell more for more.