From the age of 8 when i roped my sister and neighbours in to going door to door selling pet-rocks i had painted I knew I wanted to do my own thing. Somehow with the opportunity of working for Accenture and using that to travel and work, I neglected this desire. Then it was an MBA then kids then great corporate opportunities, there was always another option. after leaving Mutual & Federal which was in some ways a fantastic experience and in some ways the most lonely and frustrating experience I have ever had. I took time off to reconsider my life, and decided to buy into a small business.
From alternative energy to lawn-moving services, from engineering workshops to cell phone franchises I looked at them all. I could write a book!
What I observed was this:
I decided that in so far as people in the business are concerned, I would only work with people together with whom at work we'd both struggled and succeeded. That's the best way to get to know people. Noluthando can be fearsome, won't back down in a fight, is as tough as a honey-badger and smart too. I naturally thought of her to partner me. I have many others who fit my idea of a business partner, and I hope that in time more or them come and join us! You know who you are! Meanwhile having Jess and Tim here, with Kim give a great feeling of trust and confidence.
It is our belief and conviction, based on the overwhelming data and empirical evidence, that it will be the success of SMEs that allow our children to live and prosper in a land of opportunity, hope and dignity. Our approach to meeting this aim is based on a set of tried and trusted principles, tools, processes and methodologies, wrappped in a simple framework that we coach our clients in. The application of this flexible framework allows us to interact with a broad range of SMEs across all industries, and this addresses 4 broad scenarios:
The combination of Culture, Personalities, Industry, Business
Life-Stage, Market Forces, and various business issue ensure that every
business is unique with its own set of challenges and
opportunities. Nevertheless, nearly all situations can be addressed
through the thoughtful and judicious application of our framework,
which address the domains of People and the Organisation, Integrated
Strategy, Cash/Value Management and Reliable Execution. These are broadly
the management disciplines common to any organisation. At the
same time we address Leadership, Personal Development, and the
habits required for the business to thrive.
For the informal engagements - our unique blend of coaching and consulting ensure a cost effective approach to addressing the most pressing issues of a business and at the same time enable knowledge transfer to the business
Along with a powerful set of tools, you will enjoy complete commitment to you and your business. Contact us for an exploratory chat and scheduling of our free on-site workshop.