“Take control of your business and free yourself to thrive and grow”
Are you feeling inundated with the day-day of running your business, in spite of having a team?
Are you starting to feel that the business is getting a little out of your control? Something needs to change so you can step back and get on with running the company, not working in the detail every day.
Are you working long hours, but don’t really feel like you’re getting ahead?
How are you going to be able to grow your business and reach the goals you want to achieve, if you don’t feel like you’re under control now?
Perhaps your workload has increased because you’re picking up the slack of a team member who is struggling, or not performing. Maybe you’re discovering errors that shouldn’t have been made, but you’re the one who is now correcting them.
The problem is, that you are so closely tied to operational demands of your growing business, that you don’t have the time or capacity to focus on the bigger picture. As a result, you are most likely neglecting what you need to be doing as the leader.
If you keep going like this, you will reach breaking point.
How will you shift from complexity to control™ of your business?
Don’t worry – every growing business goes through this stage.
It’s frustrating, it can be a little overwhelming, and it’s certainly difficult to navigate through without some objective help. I will help you streamline your business in these 7 core areas, to make the business more manageable and to free you up to focus on future growth:
Alignment of your personal and business goals to identify where business and CEO need to focus on change to get back under control.
Know the numbers that show business performance across your business. This will give you control and confidence in making decisions.
By ensuring you have the right people in place who are accountable to their roles, you will find you have more time for your own role as CEO.
By mapping out your company’s core processes, and taking them out of your head and into a schematic, you will have increased certainty that the team will be more self-sufficient in getting things done the right way.
Drill down into your sales and make sure the activity of acquiring and servicing all your clients is the most profitable. Sometimes less will produce far more but not unless you know where to focus your efforts.
Don’t leave this to chance. Make sure the communication and engagement between your customers and your team is high value and consistent from the customer perspective.
From overwhelmed to in control. Easily and effectively manage your business with the right management tools that put you back in control, without getting back into running everything day-to-day
Once you have reached this stage, you can focus on expansion and growth and making more with less pressure!
What will shift for the better?
This will enable you to take greater control of your business, confident that you have the right people, structure and core processes in place to focus on new opportunities.
Your skills, and your business, will be more advanced and infinitely better as a result of this program.
- have far more control over your business
- reach the point where you have far less stress
- grow sales and profit
- run your company more easily and more professionally
- make it easier to plan for the future when you have stable foundations and more time to think
- Set up measures and dashboards for the business, so you can track and manage performance at a glance
- get to the point where you can focus on expansion and growth and making more with less pressure
- learn how to manage your team as the leader they need to have
- put in place the necessary structure for a sustainable business – people, processes, commercial requirements, management tools
How do we work together?
Depending on the size of your business and your team, I work 1:1 with the owner or CEO of the company on a consulting or advisory basis. To promote engagement and accountability within your team, it is best if your key people are involved in this process as well.
Every single client receives individual, custom advice for their specific business.
Before we start working together you will have a complimentary consultation to discuss your business opportunities, challenges, and growth goals; we can get to know each other a little; and you can decide if we would be a good fit to work together.
My goal is to help you build a better, stronger company that will enable you to have a better life as a result.
If you’re comfortable that I can help you achieve your outcomes, and we both think we’d enjoy working together (very important!), then we can start.
- I will work with you and your team, as appropriate, to collect information, data and feedback on each of the key steps in the process
- You and I will have discussions all the way through the process as we progress
- We may need a workshop or two along the way, which we will organise so there is minimal disruption on the day-to-day focus for everyone
- We will implement improvements as we go, and make sure the business is streamlined and running more efficiently, with less day-to-day involvement needed from you
After that, I can leave you and your team to get on with it, or I could work with you for a period of time on an advisory basis to be on hand to assist at any point if needed.
I understand it is a big step to bring in an outsider to assist with your business, which is why I fully guarantee the process. If I do not deliver against your brief and provide the desired outcomes you specify at the commencement of the process, I will personally refund 100% of any fees paid.
If you would like to have a chat about what you need and how I can help you, please fill in the form and we can set up a time.
I’d love to talk to you!
“It is common for CEOs to get bogged down so they can no longer see the specific needs of their business objectively. They are so busy running the business on a day-to-day level that they can’t grasp the bigger picture.
Jenny has an objective perspective of what is required within a business, and provides the map and tools needed to navigate to a destination. She acts as a guide and support, helping you to overcome obstacles and pull your business together so you can confidently plan a future.”
“Jenny has provided our company and management with strategic plans, brilliant guidance and support to ensure that we have stayed on track and achieved our expected growth year on year. She is a star.”
“The most difficult aspect of running your business, and growing it, is to work on the business rather than in it. Jenny has been great in giving me this focus. Don’t just sit back – make it happen.”
"Jenny was invited to present to a women in leadership networking group and it was a great success. Her insights and stories generated a lot of engagement, with the Q&A lasting almost as long as Jenny’s talk! She has so much depth of experience in businesses of all sizes and types, and she has some really valuable lessons that we all learned from. And she gave us all a free copy of her book at the end, which was fantastic!"
"Thank you Jenny for being such a great guest speaker! A couple of my colleagues who were there mentioned how much they had enjoyed the evening and liked the way you ended with the survival 'dot points' - we all felt we could do with those survival tips!! Might you be able to send a summary of the 'dot points' to help us in our work and life generally? I must say I was extremely pleased with the evening - there was warmth in the room and I think that was all thanks to you and your presentation. It was good to have so many questions and in particular from the younger ones - your advice to them I thought was fantastic and I am sure will be followed up."
“We were always too busy working in the business, and it was only the introduction of Jenny’s master strategy that gave us a structured approach to working on the business and the outcomes have been outstanding.
Sales were up 36% on the previous year, EBIT grew by approx. 44%, we’ve grown our cash position, and find ourselves in a great position to fund the next growth spurt.
When I’m at work, it’s more about creativity than problem solving.
In summary, thank you…without the plan, the encouragement and the follow-up we’d still be up to our neck in quicksand!!!”
“I'd been working so much in the business that it was like a breath of fresh air to have Jenny help us map out our business strategy for the next 12 months. Not only did we come away inspired and reinvigorated, but we had our own blueprint for moving forward. It was so well worth the investment. She is definitely an expert at identifying how to discard the fruitless elements of your business and hones in on what will bring you results, as well as personal and business satisfaction.
Jenny's skill set is amazing - she understands all aspects of the business model from HR to marketing to finance, and, she's a great facilitator.”
“I had the pleasure of working with Jenny in her role as CEO of one of our service providers. During that time we established a strong working relationship that added considerable value to our business and the Revlon brand, and the occasional lunch made doing business even that much more enjoyable!”
“Jenny’s experience in the IT and telecommunications industry, combined with her depth of business expertise, means she brings a pragmatic approach to technology. She strips away the ‘tech’ to focus on business applications and strategic advantage. She lets the technical experts drive the technology, while she helps them focus on growing their business and the challenges they need to deal with.”
“Following the merger of our business, the partners appointed Jenny to undertake a comprehensive strategic review of the business.
Jenny’s review was extremely insightful. She had the ability to decipher the key issues that required attention. We have been operating the business based on her recommendations and system improvements and have been pleased with the efficiencies and improvements that have been generated.”
“It was time to get moving and get serious. With guidance and assistance from Jenny I have been able to successfully grow this business from four employees to fifteen. I particularly needed structure in my business and a solid foundation on which to grow.
Jenny initially provided a comprehensive strategy, then restructured the business with a view to moving forward and expanding. She provided continued consulting support which gave me confidence and peace of mind.”
“As a client of Jenny’s, I experienced great results and great service - she understands the beauty and personal care market in which we operate, and always delivered. And she is a pleasure to work with. I highly recommend that anyone needing business strategy and advisory services work with Jenny.”
“After establishing a better structure for the company, Jenny then assisted us with strategy for an acquisition. She has diverse expertise and service offerings and I can call on her when new needs arise, totally confident in her skills and experience.
Every company should allow itself the benefits of seeking an objective viewpoint. This is of real value to me. With great insight Jenny assesses your business and creates a strategy and structure that suits your most specific needs. I have recommended Jenny to a number of my contacts with great success.”