I was always confident that Andrew and his team were going to be the right choice in business consulting for our firm but wow, what a difference in one year. Our profit increased 792%!
Andrew is like a GPS for your business. You set the destination (your goals) and off you go. Along the way there are always obstacles, diversions and challenges. Sometimes you may even get lost but Andrew is there to help you, give you another direction if need be, encourage you to speed up or slow down when necessary. In the end, you will always get to your direction quicker than you would have without him and his team.
Thanks again Andrew. Your knowledge, commitment and passion are second to none.
Yellow Coaching provided our management and staff with the tools to communicate better, be more effective at goal setting and really push ourselves to better. As a business owner I was cautious in making the decision about bringing in business coaching and chose Yellow Coaching based on a recommendation. It ended up being a great choice for us. Having Yellow Coaching here took a lot of pressure off me personally in ensuring that we were affectively addressing many aspects of the development of the managers and their teams. It also ticked a few boxes in terms of working on ‘best practice’ in the management of human beings. It has also been a great cultural health check and we consider Yellow Coaching to be as an important part of our business as any of our staff. Our whole team loved having them here & they looked forward to every visit. I also liked the regular feedback from them and accountability for setting and achieving goals.
Looking back over the year we have certainly taken some huge steps in our business. With the guidance of Andrew we have implemented a loyalty program that has increased our number of transactions by 20%. We have also increased our conversion rate significantly by introducing follow up systems and more effective training and management of our sales team.
Our lead generation has increased by our focus on marketing activities, which has strengthened our brand and name as a local iconic retailer. A huge change in our business was the establishment of an offsite logistics and warehouse facility, which involved the introduction of new IT infrastructure and the development of internal and inter-site systems. Our accomplishments led us to win the Barbeques Galore National Franchisee of The Year Award, and increased our turnover by 10% despite the challenging retail environment.”
Coaching adds to our business and lives by bringing a different mindset, different ideas and most importantly a different perspective on issues we have. These differences help us to vary our mindset, change ideas and improve our perspective. And all with a smile and a bit of fun!
Andrew and Julianne have been coaching and mentoring us since 2008! What started out as helping us plan our future and give us some direction on where we wanted to head in our business and personally, grew into being more business-specific.
This includes regular coaching and mentoring sessions with our Management Team. These meetings have played a vital role in empowering our Team to step up and be driven to succeed in their position at the Hotel. Coaching and mentoring is now an expected part of any Managers’ role within our organisation because of the success we have seen over the years with Yellow.
We enlisted Yellow Coaching to assist us with developing our team through continued growth in our business. We needed our senior team to develop new skills as they were managing larger teams and we wanted to make sure we were productive and efficient and our teams were focused and accountable. Andrew and Julianne worked with us to coach and develop our team and implement strategies and most importantly gave us the tools to ensure we were all accountable in achieving the goals we set. They have the ability to simplify and clarify the most complex situations and chunk them down into achievable tasks. We thoroughly enjoyed working with them and would recommend them to any business who is looking to scale up.
Yellow Coaching have been instrumental in getting our business back on track. With their expertise, Andrew & Julianne have helped us to pinpoint areas needing improvement and how to sustain these improvements. Our coaching with them has also made us look at the direction that we want our business to grow, and is giving us the knowledge of how to get there.
Great minds agree that achieving success in business takes a good 5-7 years of dedication.
Phil Hitchcock of Australian Environmental Auditors has shown just how much can be achieved in this relatively short time.
Phil came to us as an employee of a larger organisation. In the early stages of coaching with Andrew, Phil decided to take the leap from employee to employer, and started his own environmental consulting business, Australian Environmental Auditors.
In 5 short years Phil grew his business to a nationwide concern, with four offices across Australia and 19 dedicated employees. He also joined with a business partner to share the load and risk. This growth occurred despite numerous hurdles thrown in his path, which he turned into opportunities rather than roadblocks.
Phil has a huge ability to dream big and achieve goals, and he is consistently updating his bucket list. Phil’s firm belief that working harder on himself than he does on his business has been essential to his success.
While working with Yellow Coaching, Phil achieved goals including buying a farm, cycling the classic alps of Europe, setting up a passive income stream and ensuring his kids aren’t afraid to have goals.
On Phil’s bucket list was to become a winemaker. Phil achieved that goal, with his first production of Wines of Intensity. Phil is now also a wine judge. He’s talked about a brewery being next on the list!
We are proud to be associated with Phil and want to congratulate him on all he continues to achieve.
The business success on its own is not what drives Phil, but his genuine desire to be the best family member, employer, and friend he can be. What drives us as coaches is seeing clients like Phil living the best life they can.
To see Phil’s business achievements, visit http://environmental-auditors.com.au